The Islamist Money in Politics project (IMIP) maintains a list of the most prominent American Islamists, and tracks their campaign donations to American politicians. We use the results to construct these Top Ten lists. The underlying donation data comes from the Federal Election Commission as well as the campaign-finance databases of the separate states, and is painstakingly checked for accuracy. The data helps Islamist Watch hold politicians accountable for accepting the support of Islamists, and allows us to monitor the activity of Islamist groups as they try to influence the American political system.

While the amounts of Islamist donations are relatively small, the information: (1) holds politicians accountable for accepting funds from soiled sources; (2) signals the Islamist lobby's affections and intentions; and (3) tells voters who takes money from individuals linked to enemies of the United States and its allies.


By the Numbers
 
Top Ten Federal Candidates
 
Candidates 2017-2018 Lifetime
Keith Ellison* (D-MN) $28,030 $227,473
Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) $27,944 $27,944**
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) $10,925 $19,925
Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) $9,200 $9,200
Ammar Campa-Najjar (D-CA) $8,950 $8,950
Dan Kildee (D-MI) $8,100 $28,110
Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) $7,749 $15,941***
Tahir Javed (D-TX) $7,250 $7,250
Ilhan Omar (D-MN) $6,877 $6,877
Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) $5,750 $5,750
 
Values indicate donations made by prominent Islamists listed in the Islamist Money in Politics database.
* Donations made to Keith Ellison’s Congressional campaign, before he announced his current run for attorney general of Minnesota.
** Includes only contributions to Federal campaigns; including state campaigns, Ms. Tlaib has received a total of $45,244.
*** Includes only contributions to Federal campaigns; including state campaigns, Ms. Jayapal has received a total of $18,475.
 
Top Ten State and Selected Local Candidates
 
Candidates 2017-2018 Lifetime
Abdul El-Sayed (D-MI) $80,400 $80,400
Bill Schuette (R-MI) $11,800 $12,250
Dilara Sayeed (D-IL) $7,450 $7,450
Ralph Northam (D-VA) $5,585 $5,585
Dave Jones (D-CA) $3,875 $12,370
James Ananiach (D-MI) $2,000 $2,000
Steven Dettelbach (D-OH) $1,500 $1,500
Mick Cornett (R-OK) $1,250 $1,250
Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) $1,000 $1,000
Brian Calley (R-MI) $1,000 $1,000
 
Values indicate donations made by prominent Islamists listed in the Islamist Money in Politics database.
 
Last updated: 28 September 2018.
Teaser image by Joe Brusky
 
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