Stop Islamization of America

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All that is left of the Stop Islamization of America website the vehicle of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, as of 11 August 2011.

Stop Islamization of America, which is reportedly 'known to be controlled by'[1] the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is an American anti-Islam[2] organization, which is part of the Counterjihad movement. It is led by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who took it over in 2010 at the request of Anders Gravers, the leader of Stop Islamisation of Europe, of which it is the American affiliate. SIOA was formed in September 2009. DL Adams and Kendra Adams of the New English Review were named as the SIOA founders.[3][4]

SIOA gained attention from its vocal opposition to the construction of Park51.[2]


On its launch on 25 September 2009 in Washington DC Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) described itself as 'an educational and human rights organization with two foundational principles: Love and Compassion.'[4] Its 'mission' was said to 'to educate the American people about the political doctrine of Islam, its history, Sharia (Islamic Law), and Jihad. SIOA believes that Sharia Law is incompatible with our Constitution and Bill of Rights.'[4] Seven 'experts' were scheduled to speak at the launch on 'Islam, terrorism and civic responsibility'[4] :


It is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League[5] and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[6]

Website deleted

According to blogger Richard Bartholomew, writing on 5 August 2011: 'SIOA’s website was recently scrubbed of all content and access to cached versions has been blocked'.[1]

Online contacts

Web: [Website now dead - hosting page only]
Facebook: [7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Bartholomew Bolton and Boykin Back Geller Bartholomew's Notes on religion Posted on August 5, 2011, accessed 11 August 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anne Barnard and Alan FeuerOutraged, And Outrageous The New York Times October 10, 2010
  3. Richard Bartholomew Miami Bus Ads Ask Ex-Muslims: “Fatwa on Your Head?” Bartholomew's Notes on Religion Posted on April 14, 2010
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Richard Bartholomew New Anti-Islam Group, Same Old Faces Bartholomew's Notes on Religion Posted on September 27, 2009
  5. Extremism: Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) Anti-Defamation League, September 14, 2010, access date 2011-02-25
  6. Corky Siemaszko Southern Poverty Law Center lists anti-Islamic NYC blogger Pamela Geller, followers a hate group New York Daily News February 25, 2011
  7. The page had 33,690 likes as of 20 January 2015