Ibrahim Hooper

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Ibrahim Hooper (born Douglas Hooper),[1] a convert to Islam, is the National Communications Director and spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington D.C.-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

Early life[edit]

Hooper was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States after converting to Islam.[2] He holds a bachelor's degree in history, and a master's of art in journalism and mass communications.[3] During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hooper worked as a news producer at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis.[4]

Statements and positions[edit]

Hooper advised that people should not watch the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims after a court order requiring that it be removed from YouTube on copyright grounds was reversed and the film re-posted. The film which when released caused violent reactions among Muslims around the world. Hooper has not watched the film.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy, Andrew C. (April 12, 2014). "The Roots of CAIR’s Intimidation Campaign". Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sperry, Paul; Gaubatz, P. David (2009). Muslim Mafia. Aware Journalism. ISBN 9781935071648. 
  3. ^ "Ibrahim Hooper - Communications Director". Coucil on American Islamic Relations. June 14, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Strickler, Jeff (June 16, 2012). "Smile! You're on security camera". Star Tribune. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Huffington Post: "Anti-Islam Film Returns To YouTube, And These Muslim Leaders Want You To Ignore It" By Antonia Blumberg May 20, 2015

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