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Professor McCloud has established a reputation as an Islamist apologist. For example, in 2007, a documentary entitled ‘Islam vs. Islamists,’ which focused on the challenges and dangers facing moderate Muslims from Islamists, was meant to air on PBS but was ultimately cancelled. McCloud was identified as among those who helped cancel the film’s release. In what the film’s producer called “an unparalleled breach of ethics,” McCloud showed segments of the film to Nation of Islam officials (who were among those subject to the investigative work), and they subsequently threatened to sue PBS in response.[1]

As a black Muslim, McCloud has also spoken out against Middle Eastern Muslim immigrants “in their pursuit of the American dream and whiteness,” arguing that, “the Nation of Islam must define what Islam is within the American culture.”[2]

[1] Stillwell, C. (Oct. 22, 2007). DePaul Prof. Aminah Beverly McCloud: Pushing “Islamophobia,” Obscuring Islamism. Discover the Networks. Retrieved from  http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/DePaul%20Prof%20Aminah%20Beverly%20McCloud1.html

[2] Ryan, T. May 12, 2005). Teaching and Terror at DePaul. Front Page Mag. Retrieved from http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=8627

Associated Organizations:

Nation of Islam (NOI); Muslim Students’ Association (MSA); Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); American Muslim Council; Islamic World Studies Program (Founder & Chair)

Departmental Contact

David Gitomer, Director of the Religious Studies Department

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