Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is a writer for Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. He is a graduate of Middle Eastern studies from the American Military University and a U.S. Army infantry veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fool Me Twice: Shame on CAIR


“You can’t believe everything you read, especially if it’s scrawled across a restaurant receipt.” That was the conclusion of at least one major media outlet after a Texas steakhouse waiter posted an image of a fake handwritten note on Facebook to convince Americans that racism “still exists.” But if you can’t trust everything you read on […]

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Ohio Lawmakers Meet With Islamists in the Capitol


On October 31, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its 1st Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol — not to be confused with the Islamic Day in Ohio held during the same month, or the Meet a Muslim Day, Hijab Day, and National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill held […]

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Muslimedia Wants You to Think It’s Moderate


Coming soon to a mosque near you: Muslimedia, a forum that promises to offer “blunt debate about the way journalists cover Muslims at home and abroad.” For the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which organizes the events with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the forum serves as an opportunity to deceive the press and […]

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