Clarion Project

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Clarion Project
FounderRaphael Shore

The Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund Inc.) is an American nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that was founded in 2006.[1][2] The organization has been involved in the production and distribution of the films Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision For America, Iranium, and Honor Diaries. These films have been criticized by some for allegedly falsifying information and described as anti-Muslim propaganda.[3][4] The organization publishes a weekly "Extremism Roundup" newsletter.[5]

Mission and leadership[edit]

Clarion Project states its mission is to expose and reduce the threats of extremism to create a safer world for all.[6] The CEO as of 2022 is Richard Green.[7] The project's advisory board included Raheel Raza[8] president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Zuhdi Jasser president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) [9] and Michelle Baron. The project was founded by Raphael Shore.[10][11][12][13]


The nonprofit Charity Navigator has rated the Clarion Project 4 out of 4 stars.[14]


The Southern Poverty Law Center listed the organization as an "anti-Muslim hate group" in 2016–2019.[15] The U.S.-based Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, stated that the Clarion Project is among 37 American organizations that promote Islamophobia in American society.[16] The organization has been described as part of the counter-jihad movement.[17][18]

Clarion previously employed security-analyst Ryan Mauro, who according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, has asserted that there were multiple "no-go zones" for non-Muslims across the U.K. and Europe and has spoken about the supposed rising number of Muslim enclaves across the U.S., governed by "gangs of Islamic extremists" enforcing the Shariah law.[19]

In 2022 a speech by a Clarion Project co-founder was cancelled.[20]



  1. ^ "About Clarion Project". Clarion Project. Archived from the original on 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  2. ^ Alami, Mona (November 1, 2014). "Jihadist Jane: Islamic State seeking out women". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  3. ^ "'Iranium' or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the 'Military Option'". PBS. Archived from the original on 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-08-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "NYPD Cops' Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick". Village Voice. New York. 21 January 2011. p. 1. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "The Extremism Roundup Archives". The Clarion Project. 2022-12-02. Retrieved 2024-03-10.
  6. ^ "Home". Clarion Project. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  7. ^ Development, PodBean. "Combating Extremism with The Clarion Project's Richard Green". Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  8. ^ "Muslims Facing Tomorrow". Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  9. ^ "American Islamic Forum for Democracy". Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  10. ^ Bryan Saario (2011). Holy Land Conversations: A Journey Through Palestine's Back Door. Wheatmark, Inc. p. 154.
  11. ^ Lawrence Swaim (2012). The Death of Judeo-Christianity: Religious Aggression and Systemic Evil in the Modern World. John Hunt Publishing. p. 144.
  12. ^ Nathan Lean (2012). The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 127.
  13. ^ Hani A. Faris (2013). The Failure of the Two-State Solution: The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict. I.B.Tauris. p. 108.
  14. ^ "Charity Navigator - Rating for Clarion Project". Charity Navigator. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  15. ^ "Anti-Muslim". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  16. ^ Katherine Burgess (19 September 2013). "Muslims name 37 groups that fuel Islamophobia". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  17. ^ Bale, Jeffrey M. (October 2013). "Denying the Link between Islamist Ideology and Jihadist Terrorism "Political Correctness" and the Undermining of Counterterrorism". Perspectives on Terrorism. 7 (5). Terrorism Research Institute: 37. JSTOR 26297006.
  18. ^ Aked, Hilary; Jones, Melissa; Miller, David (2019). "Islamophobia in Europe: How governments are enabling the far-right 'counter-jihad' movement" (PDF). Public Interest Investigations: 49.
  19. ^ "Extremists to Address Anti-Muslim Act! for America Conference Next Week". 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  20. ^ Shapiro, Dmitriy (2022-03-30). "Canceled speaker at JCC in Omaha, whose topic was radicalization, makes case known". Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  21. ^ "Censored Womens Film Festival". World Film Fair. 2018-08-13. Archived from the original on 2022-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  22. ^ Shaul, Tema. "Faithkeepers: Be Your Brothers' Keeper". Faithkeepers. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  23. ^ "Home". Kids: Chasing Paradise. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  24. ^ "WATCH NOW! LP Executive Director featured in film exposing foreign influence on U.S. education system". The Lawfare Project. 13 September 2020. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  25. ^ "'Covert Cash:' A startling revelation of how foreign funding promotes extremism and radicalism on American campuses". October 31, 2023.

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