David Horowitz is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), a vehemently anti-Muslim think tank. DHFC primarily funds and coordinates Islamophobic activities including financing Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch blog, digitally publishing the hate-filled FrontPage Magazine, and sponsoring the Terrorism Awareness Project that seeks to organize annually an “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” on college campuses across the U.S.
According to the England based organization HOPE Not hate, DHFC is “probably the most important public funder of the Islamophobic ‘counter-Jihad’ movement in the world.”
Most infamous for his hatred of Muslims, Horowitz has utilized his various platforms and millions of dollars of funding to orchestrate an all-out assault on minorities. He also has a strong hatred of academia and universities, which he claims are the base of liberalism and all its evils. He once even proclaimed, “Universities are a base for terrorism.”
In order to counter that base, in his mind, Horowitz has actively promoted the views of white nationalist academics and avowed racists. FrontPage Magazine has published articles by James Lubinskus, a former editor of the white supremacist journal American Renaissance, and Horowitz himself has defended Jared Taylor, American Renaissance’s openly racist founder.
Horowitz’s bigoted agenda is further evidenced by his own writings and public speaking. At a lecture held at the University of Massachusetts in 2010, for example, he claimed, “The Palestinians are Nazis” and Muslim terrorists “are worse than the Nazis.” In 2012 he co-authored a pamphlet titled “Black Skin Privilege.” In it, he and his co-author write that the concept of white privilege was manufactured and perpetuated by the Left. They go on to argue that true privilege in American society comes with having black skin, which he claims gives “license not only to commit no-fault crimes, but to be openly racist without adverse consequences.”