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The Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund Inc.) is an American nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that was founded in 2006. The organization has been involved in the production and distribution of the films Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision For America, Iranium, and Honor Diaries. These films have been criticized for falsifying information and described as anti-Muslim propaganda.
Mission, organization and funding
Clarion Project states its mission is to expose and reduce the threats of extremism to create a safer world for all 
Ryan Mauro is the Clarion Project's national security analyst.
The nonprofit Charity Navigator has rated the Clarion Project 2 out of 4 stars. According to the Clarion Project's Form 990, 64.7 percent of its expenses are program expenses, 17.5 percent are administrative, and 17.6 percent are for fundraising.
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the organization as an "anti-Muslim hate group". The U.S.-based Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, stated that the Clarion Project is among 37 American organizations that promote Islamophobia in America society.
Anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney has sat on the board of the Clarion Project and has been described by the Anti-defamation League as having "promulgated a number of anti-Muslim conspiracy theories". Clarion has also employed security-analyst Ryan Mauro, who has asserted that there were multiple "no-go zones" for non-Muslims across the U.K. and Europe and has spoken about the supposed rising number of Muslim enclaves across the U.S., governed by "gangs of Islamic extremists" enforcing the Shariah law.
The Clarion Project's 2008 distribution of 28 million copies of its Obsession DVD right before the Presidential election has helped increase Islamophobia in the United States according to both Muslim and anti-Muslim organizations.
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