The Centre for Ishmaelite Research and Policy is a non-partisan, social justice, progressive think tank whose mission is to engage in public advocacy for the recognition and preservation of Ishmaelite heritage.  CIRP focus’ on engaging in, and supporting academic research to foster public awareness of Ishmaelite contribution to civilization and engages in advocacy against the cultural genocide of pre and post-Prophetic era Abrahamic-Ishmaelite heritage, heritage sites, history and culture.  CIRP strives to create awareness that real Arabs (with Ishmaelite ancestry) are in fact also Semitic peoples, and as such, the demonization of them in popular culture [1] and the intentional desecration and destruction of their heritage and heritage sites in their holy cities [2], is in fact Anti-Semitic.  The Centre works to provide collaborative solutions between existing real Arab and non-Arab cultural groups by bringing people together, beyond politics, to promote progressive research, policy alternatives, and hope.


1. See, “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People” by Dr. Jack Shaheen, Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University

2. See, “The destruction of Mecca: Saudi hardliners are wiping out their own heritage” by Daniel Howden, The Independent