Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saturday's Protest by Joe Kaufman and Americans against Hate

October 12, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (info@americansagainsthate.org)

AAH TO PROTEST CAIR, ELLISON AND DAVIS
SAYS CANDIDATES TAKING MONEY FROM THOSE CONNECTED TO TERRORISTS IS A "BETRAYAL OF THE VOTERS"
(Coral Springs, FL) On Saturday, October 14, 2006, Americans Against Hate (AAH) will be leading a protest against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Minnesota Candidate for U.S. Congress Keith Ellison, and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Davis. The protest will be taking place at the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, which is playing host to a CAIR sponsored event featuring Ellison as Keynote Speaker.

The reason for the protest is to call attention to the fact that both Ellison and Davis have accepted campaign donations from CAIR officials. According to records, Keith Ellison received contributions from CAIR's National Executive Director Nihad Awad and CAIR's Government Affairs Director Corey Sawyer. As well, according to records, Jim Davis has received a contribution from the Communications Director of CAIR-Florida Ahmed Bedier.

AAH calls this a conflict of interest and a betrayal of the voters, as CAIR has been linked to convicted terrorists, terrorist acts and terrorist groups overseas. CAIR was incorporated in June of 1994 by three leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a Hamas front co-founded by the number two leader in Hamas today, Mousa Abu Marzook. Two of CAIR's former representatives are currently serving jail time for conducting terrorist activities with groups connected to Hamas and Al-Qaeda. And CAIR is currently the defendant in a lawsuit for the murder of an FBI Agent who was killed during the 9/11 attacks.

Both Awad and Bedier, two of the campaign contributors, have made disturbing statements with regard to terrorist organizations. Awad stated, in March of 1994, "…I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO." And Bedier, in December of 2005, when asked if he believed Sami Al-Arian's association with Palestinian Islamic Jihad was immoral, said, "To a certain degree. Now, before 1995, there was nothing immoral about it." In addition, in July of 2006, Bedier co-hosted a radio show entirely devoted to praise for Hezbollah.

AAH Chairman and founder of CAIR Watch, Joe Kaufman, who will be speaking at the protest, stated, "It is beyond bad taste and completely unacceptable for candidates seeking high positions within the U.S. government to accept money from those individuals that support terrorist organizations and who are connected to a group whose former officials include convicted terrorists. This is nothing more than a betrayal of the voters of Minnesota and Florida."

When: Saturday, October 14, 2006, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Where: Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, 301 NW 3rd Ave
Directions: From I-95 head west on Hollywood Blvd, which turns into Pines Blvd. From Pines Blvd, make a right onto NW 106th Ave (which is not easy to make out). Go straight and continue around the bend, which soon ends at the Senior Center.

There will be refreshments.
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: info@americansagainsthate.org.

6 Comments:

At 4:33 PM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

>>
Religion of Peaceful Beheadings:

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20061013-100904-9498r

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Kaufman at the Symposium I attended in April. He's intense and committed to investigative journalism. He is also a staunch patriot.

I'd like to see Mr. Kaufman look into CAIR's money trail to questionable Islamic "charity organizations." I suspect that he's after that angle.

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

fc..I read that story. Al Qaeda is worried that the beheadings of Muslims will hurt their chance of gaining a political foot after the US withdrawals. They say it hurts the umma. Al Qaeda should realize that no matter what the United States does...it will never allow a government loyal to Al Qaeda to take control in Iraq. It may be hard to get these assholes to form a stable government, but it doesn't take much effort to topple whoever is in charge.

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

AOW..Joe Kaufman is making a lot of enemies at CAIR. One of his sharpest critics is Ahmed Bedier, the Central Florida Director of CAIR.

Ahmed Bedier has a blog at:
http://ahmedbedier.blogspot.com/

If you get a chance to check it out, please do so.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I've met Joe personally. Good character and possesses courage, just what we need in an anti-Jihad kinda guy.

AOW - Now, there is one way to approach CAIR's money trail, but it involves some real ground level detective work. If you're ever interested in getting together a sting operation and me dressing up as a bum and nabbing trash out of CAIR's dumpster, let me know.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I'll bet they secret the empty pepperoni pizza boxes in that dumpster! LOL!

 

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