Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Policy
Abbreviation CSP
Motto Peace through Strength
Formation 1988
Headquarters 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Founder and President
Frank Gaffney, Jr.

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) is a western civilization.


  • History and programs 1
  • Criticism 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History and programs

Frank Gaffney, Jr., founded Center for Security Policy in 1988. Gaffney wrote a tribute to Ronald Reagan on what would have been the former president's 104th birthday in April 2015.[1][2]

The Center has claimed the existence of a "Global Jihad Movement" which it alleges is a worldwide campaign at war with Western civilization to install Shariah Law as a parallel legal and political system in the United States, constituting a separate governance system for the Muslim community with respect to family law, civil society, media and political discourse, finance and homeland security.[3]

Salon has reported that in 2013, CSP received donations from "Boeing ($25,000); General Dynamics ($15,000); Lockheed Martin ($15,000); Northrup Grumman ($5,000); Raytheon ($20,000); and General Electric ($5,000)".[4]


The Center's views have caused it and Gaffney, the Center's founder and president, to be criticized for propagating [13] Center for American Progress,[14] Media Matters for America,[15] The Nation,[16] the Southern Poverty Law Center,[17] The Intercept,[18] the Anti-Defamation League,[19] and the Institute for Southern Studies,[20] among others.

Terri A. Johnson, executive director of the Center for New Community, and J. Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, have characterized the group as "an extremist think tank" [21] The Southern Poverty Law Center further criticizes CSP's "investigative reports," saying that they are designed "to reinforce [Frank] Gaffney's delusions.".[17] In one of the group's "Occasional Papers," it alleged Huma Abedin, then Hillary Clinton's aide, was an undercover spy for the Muslim Brotherhood.[17] The CSP's accusation was denounced by John McCain, John Boehner, Scott Brown, and Marco Rubio.[22] In a separate report, the group declared that Susan Rice, Richard Haass, and Dennis Ross, were being secretly controlled by a covert "Iran lobby."[17]

The [23] The Center for Democratic Values at Queens College, City University of New York has said the Center is among the "key players in the Sharīʿah cottage industry," what it describes as a "conspiracy theory" that claims the existence of "secretive power elite groups that conspire to replace sovereign nation-states in order to eventually rule the world."[24]

Gaffney's leadership of the organization has also prompted criticism of the group in the context of specific accusations made by Gaffney, including that the logo of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency "appears ominously to reflect a morphing of the Islamic crescent and star with the Obama campaign logo" and is part of a "worrying pattern of official U.S. submission to Islam."[4]


  1. ^ Gaffney, Frank. "Reagan: Relevant, revered on his 104th birthday - plus a 21-gun salute to celebrate" Washington Times (February 5, 2015)
  2. ^ "Center for Security Policy - Frank Gaffney". Center for Security Policy. 
  3. ^ "Understanding the Shariah Threat Doctrine" Center for Security Policy website. Accessed:September 22, 2015
  4. ^ a b Clifton, Eli (October 1, 2014). "Look who’s backing Islamophobe Frank Gaffney".  
  5. ^ "Frank Gaffney, Obama Truther". 
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  7. ^ Milbank, Dana (September 21, 2015). "It’s up to voters to reject Trump and Carson’s bigotry".  
  8. ^ Maloy, Simon (August 28, 2015). "Cruz’s cynical Trump detente: They’re good buddies now, but wait until The Donald’s support drops".  
  9. ^ Bergen, Peter (September 21, 2015). "'"The Republicans' Muslim 'problem.  
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  13. ^ The Bridge Initiative Team (July 20, 2015). "Presidential Candidates Set to Appear at Event Hosted By Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist". The Bridge Initiative.  
  14. ^ Wajahat Ali; et al. (August 26, 2015). "Fear, Inc.". Center for American Progress. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ Johnson, Timothy (April 9, 2015). "Media Matters". Media Matters for America. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ Green, Hannah (June 25, 2014). "What the Right Misses About Islamic Extremism: A Conversation With Saba Ahmed".  
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  18. ^ Lee, Fang (September 18, 2015). "Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock Was "Half a Bomb," Says Anti-Muslim Group With Ties to Trump, Cruz".  
  19. ^ Anti-Defamation League (March 2011) "Stop Islamization of America (SIOA)"
  20. ^ Sturgis, Sue (July 20, 2012). "Meet the man behind the Muslim conspiracy uproar". The  
  21. ^ Johnson, Terri A. and Cohen, J. Richard (September 3, 2015). "Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in politics".  
  22. ^ Bendery, Jennifer and Terkel, Amanda (July 19, 2012). "More Republicans Speak Out Against Bachmann Attacks".  
  23. ^ Posner, Sarah (April 17, 2012). "Welcome to the Shari’ah Conspiracy Theory Industry". Religion Dispatches. 
  24. ^ The Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Action "Action Brief" (April 2011)

External links

  • Official website