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Florida's Jihad Conference
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12-17-03 | By Joe Kaufman

Posted on 12/17/2003 2:02:59 AM PST by ovrtaxt

Florida's Jihad Conference
By Joe Kaufman
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 17, 2003



During the holiday season this year, an Islam for Humanity conference will be held near Disney World on the campus of the Universal Heritage Foundation, a 31-acre Islamic propagation center located in Kissimmee, Florida. The three day conference will commence on December 19, 2003, which “coincidentally” marks the beginning of Hanukkah. The timing is not to be confused with the objective -- highlighting peace and brotherhood will not be the conference's priorities in marking the holiday season.

Originally listed as “Specially Invited Guests” were ex-Presidential candidate and Green Party leader, Ralph Nader, and Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais, the chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.  Due to negative press, neither will be showing up.

Al-Sudais was an interesting choice as a special guest, because it was only less than a month ago that a report came out exposing a speech Al-Sudais made on Saudi television calling for the murder of Jews, Christians and Americans.  Al-Sudais has also said that Arabs should not seek peace with the Jews, whom he described as “the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the killers of prophets, and the grandsons of monkeys and pigs.”

It’s easy to see how someone like Al-Sudais was chosen, when one looks at who is hosting the event.  That honor goes to Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the ex-President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Chairman and CEO of the Universal Heritage Foundation.  Shah is quoted as saying, “If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet's city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad.  That's the pinnacle of their motives.”

Listed as “Speakers” for the conference are many of the most radical individuals the American Islamist community has to offer.

One of the speakers set to appear at the event will be Altaf Ali, the Florida Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that is widely publicized as being an outgrowth of the Hamas front Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP).  Ali showed his extremist colors, when he used a joint press conference with the FBI, in March of 2003, to defend the rights of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

Another of the speakers will be an Egyptian cleric named Wagdy Ghuneim.  Ghuneim, like Ali, is associated with CAIR, though not as a member.  Ghuneim’s relationship to CAIR deals with a rally that took place at Brooklyn College, on May 24, 1998.  The rally, entitled ‘Palestine – 50 Years of Occupation,’ was advertised as an IAP event with co-sponsors that were reported (by highly respectable sources) to have included the American Muslim Council (AMC), the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), and CAIR.

At the rally, Ghuneim spouted violent and inflammatory rhetoric.  He attempted to persuade the crowd to support jihad.  He stated, “Allah says he who equips the warrior of jihad is like the one who makes jihad himself.”  Ghuneim also let his feelings about Jews be known, when he led the audience in song with the lyrics: “No to the Jews, descendants of the apes.” (Steven Emerson, American Jihad, 2002)

Not wanting to appear to have promoted events that are deemed anti-Semitic (or anti-Jewish, rather – CAIR believes anti-Semitism includes hatred against Arabs, as well as Jews), CAIR denies any involvement in this rally.

On August 19, 2003, after the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) repeated the [anti-Semitic rally] charge against CAIR, Altaf Ali stated that the ADL was “peddling scurrilous smears based on distortions, fabrications and guilt by association.  If we thought an invited speaker did indeed hold anti-Semitic views, that person would quickly be disinvited.”

Yet Ali is going to be speaking at the same function with Ghuneim.  In fact, Ali described Ghuneim, Al-Sudais and all the other Islam for Humanity speakers as “highly respected” people and defended them by stating that he “never heard any of these individuals say anything hateful.”

Nihad Awad, the national Executive Director of CAIR has also denied the charge against his organization.  Awad stated, “CAIR did not sponsor the gathering in New York.  If our name was listed as a sponsor, it was done without our permission or consent,” and he proceeded to blame terrorism expert, Steven Emerson, for starting the claim.

But he too has spoken at a function with Wadgy Ghuneim.  Moreover, it just took place this past May (May 23–26, 2003).  It was a convention put on by the Masjid Annur Islamic Center in Sacramento, California, entitled ‘ISLAM: The Way of Life.’

While the leadership of CAIR jumps at the chance to disavow themselves from any involvement with the Brooklyn rally that featured Wagdy Ghuneim encouraging violence and railing away at Jews, they obviously have no problem participating at functions with him.  This certainly is a problem in itself for CAIR.  If they are telling the truth – that they really did have nothing to do with this rally – then they are hypocrites.  And if they are not – if what they are saying is only meant to cover up their own support of anti-Semitism – then they are just plain liars.

Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate.  You can visit the group’s website, at www.americansagainsthate.com.  And you can view all of Joe’s archived articles, at www.joe4rep.com.






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Have a RamaHanaKwannzMas!
1 posted on 12/17/2003 2:02:59 AM PST by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt
Another of the speakers will be an Egyptian cleric named Wagdy Ghuneim.

A cleric named Wadgy. "Good morning reverend Wadgy. How's the butt-crack today?"

2 posted on 12/17/2003 2:06:46 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: Alouette; Salem; SJackson; yonif; Yehuda
Shah is quoted as saying, “If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet's city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad. That's the pinnacle of their motives.”

Yeah, all the Jews I know sit around and talk about Medina.

This article is just full of gems!

3 posted on 12/17/2003 2:11:55 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Yeah, all the Jews I know sit around and talk about Medina.

That reminds me, we have decided to invite you to come to the Vast Jewish World Domination Conspiracy meeting tomorrow. But keep this a secret and don't tell anyone :)

4 posted on 12/17/2003 2:14:45 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
Cool. I'll bring the lox.
5 posted on 12/17/2003 2:16:05 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: ovrtaxt
And the bagles, DON'T FORGET THE BAGELS!!
6 posted on 12/17/2003 2:18:51 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
What you Jews can't afford the bagels? Don't be so cheap! World domination costs money, y'know!
7 posted on 12/17/2003 2:21:13 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Yeah, all the Jews I know sit around and talk about Medina.

As in "Funky Cold" mayhaps?

8 posted on 12/17/2003 2:23:55 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper
CAIR spokeman Ibrahim Hooper stated, "We are pleased to have Tone Loc as our musical Guest for the conference. I really dig him."
9 posted on 12/17/2003 2:33:29 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: ovrtaxt
“If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet's city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad. That's the pinnacle of their motives.”

That reminds me: How come the Israelis have to concede a "Right of Return" for the alleged Palestinians to flood Israel, but there's no talk of a Jewish "Right of Return" to Medina and other Arab lands??

10 posted on 12/17/2003 7:22:35 AM PST by DonQ
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To: ovrtaxt
I surely hope the FBI will send in some undercovers to this "event"!
11 posted on 12/17/2003 9:10:49 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: ovrtaxt
Are these the same people coming to Houston during Christmas Week, at the Intercontinental Crowne Plaza, I believe?
12 posted on 12/17/2003 9:20:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ovrtaxt
I dug around at the UHeritage.org website. They are the parent "company" of the un-accredited university they are trying to set up there in Kissimmee. Jihad in America, indeed!
13 posted on 12/17/2003 9:22:19 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: yonif
That reminds me, we have decided to invite you to come to the Vast Jewish World Domination Conspiracy meeting tomorrow.

You needn't bother inviting me. I've got a very big day tomorrow -- you know, the usual stuff. Taking the latest batch of Zionist neocon recruits around to see Colin Powell and Dick Cheney, and all that stuff.

14 posted on 12/17/2003 9:30:52 AM PST by r9etb
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
They are the parent "company" of the un-accredited university they are trying to set up there in Kissimmee. Jihad in America, indeed!

What next, a Mickey Mouse Madrassa?!?

15 posted on 12/17/2003 10:01:09 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: yonif
Trust me, a good bagel is hard to find in Florida...its the water!
16 posted on 12/17/2003 10:37:35 AM PST by Seeking the truth (McDonald Clan - Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shout for Brew!)
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To: DonQ
It's the "Muhhamed Doctrine" Once Muslim always muslim. Ditto all the Christian holy places like Hagia Sophia and all of the Christian Mediteranean lands put to the sword by mad Mo and his ilk from the 7th to the 17th century.

A Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski bump. We need to find a new Hammer...
17 posted on 12/17/2003 11:04:18 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Kozak
We need to find a new Hammer,

You are soooo right!

18 posted on 12/17/2003 11:16:27 AM PST by eleni121
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To: ovrtaxt
I am not going to accept World Domination from the Jews until they can get it for me wholesale.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F
19 posted on 12/17/2003 11:42:18 AM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: ovrtaxt; SJackson; Alamo-Girl
Ping. Religion of Peace.TM ALERT
20 posted on 12/17/2003 11:52:03 AM PST by Paul Ross (Reform Islam Now! -- Nuke Mecca!)
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To: ovrtaxt
What comes to my politically incorrect mind is that this presents a target-rich environment.....
21 posted on 12/17/2003 12:12:18 PM PST by mil-vet
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To: ovrtaxt
Religion of Pieces
22 posted on 12/17/2003 12:27:59 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: ovrtaxt; yonif
Yoni, you bring the bagels (and none of those fancy, flavored bagels either). Overtaxt, you bring the lox.

I'll bring the cream cheese. It's on sale this week.

23 posted on 12/17/2003 12:28:57 PM PST by Catspaw
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To: ovrtaxt
She sounds like every other leftist on the planet, including a few Jewish ons who carry the "Author of our Own Destruction" gene.

Who cares about Medina except Muslims? Heck, it was a squalid little mud hut town even after Muhammad came up with Islam in the 7th century.

Muhammad was actually expelled from Medina because he was being a phychopath. He learned a little about early Christianity, and in the beginning, before he fried his few functional brain cells on opium-laced wine, was trying to sell his own brand of Christianity to Arabs. He was insanely angry about the cool reaction he received, because Allah was a minor deity among many. He tried to get up an army of his followers to take over the city of his birth. They were all exiled. He had to go back and destroy Media later when he got more terrorists together.

Some history.

Aim ICBMs at it and Mecca. Hold 'em hostage until the blood cult changes it's ways. In fact, hold 'em hostage forever even AFTER the blood cult joins the civilized world. That's the only I've ever seen in either Medina OR Mecca. My apologies to Muslim moderates. You're too few and ARE losing the battle.

24 posted on 12/17/2003 12:40:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: mil-vet
Indeed, close the doors, and take names at the exit, because every one that attends this Hate Crime Party is a traitor to America.
25 posted on 12/17/2003 12:59:33 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel
The place needs to be heavily bugged.
26 posted on 12/17/2003 1:11:26 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: DonQ
"That reminds me: How come the Israelis have to concede a "Right of Return" for the alleged Palestinians to flood Israel, but there's no talk of a Jewish "Right of Return" to Medina and other Arab lands??"

Good question, I've often wondered that myself!
27 posted on 12/17/2003 2:11:30 PM PST by Flipyaforreal
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To: yonif
Heeeey... where's MY invitation?
28 posted on 12/17/2003 4:11:30 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: cake_crumb
You ever read 'Tea With Terrorists'? Gives the history of Islam in context. Basically, it relates the Koran against the backdrop of the Haddith, apparently the only historical record contemporary with it. It's freaky! It becomes clear that Islam is a violent Amway scheme, a justification for the worst of Mohammed's sins for personal gain.

The psychopath episode in Medina, that's what Rushdie wrote about in the 'Satanic Verses'.
29 posted on 12/17/2003 6:16:58 PM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org * Centrist Republicans are the semi-colons of the political keyboard.)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
i surely hope the FBI will send in some undercovers to this "event"!

I wouldn't count on it if I were you. You need to pass this on to the "proper" authorities.
30 posted on 12/17/2003 6:31:37 PM PST by demkicker
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To: ovrtaxt
"And how are all the little Wadgy's today?"
31 posted on 12/17/2003 6:57:07 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: ovrtaxt
Rev Wadgy needs some air
32 posted on 12/17/2003 6:59:26 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: ovrtaxt
Rev Wadgy group hug
33 posted on 12/17/2003 7:00:58 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Paul Ross
Thanks for the ping!
34 posted on 12/17/2003 8:48:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: ovrtaxt
Shah is quoted as saying, “If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet's city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad.

I know alot of people consider this kind of talk crazy, but I have it on good authority from my friend Bob (who is kind of a de-facto member of the International Jewish Conspiracy) that part of their Master Plan for World Domination involves turning Medina into a gaming casino town similar to Las Vegas, to serve the burgeoning Jewish tourist industry. Mecca will become a theme park, run by Michael Eisner.

No Muslims will be allowed in either of these places, except for the cleaning staff.

35 posted on 12/18/2003 5:53:00 AM PST by Kenton (Praise the Lord and the 4th Infantry Division!)
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To: ovrtaxt
1) No women in the same room when "praying".

2) Having to kneel down and smell other male "butts". Young ones too if you like.

3) Young ones too. If you "like". Nod nod, wink wink.

Islam and Michael Jackson. Makes sense now....

36 posted on 12/18/2003 7:22:15 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: Catspaw
Can I come? - I'll bring the pastrami and ham biscuits!
37 posted on 12/18/2003 10:23:01 AM PST by talleyman (God bless FR & Merry Christmas!)
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To: DonQ
That reminds me: How come the Israelis have to concede a "Right of Return" for the alleged Palestinians to flood Israel, but there's no talk of a Jewish "Right of Return" to Medina and other Arab lands??

It is really very simple. Jews have turned Israel into a garden spot in the midst of a desert. Arabs have turned Medina into just another little s***hole. No self-respecting Jew would want to go there. Islamists, like locust, need to feed on gardens others have cultivated.

Which makes you wonder where they think they'll get their sustainance should their bloodthirstly goal of whacking everyone who doesn't believe as they do should become reality.

38 posted on 12/18/2003 4:06:32 PM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: DonQ
10 - " but there's no talk of a Jewish "Right of Return" to Medina and other Arab lands??"

The muslims don't want to remember/admit that the Jews of Medina saved mohammed's butt, took him in and gave him protection, and then lead his armies to take Mecca.
39 posted on 12/18/2003 10:33:31 PM PST by XBob
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To: Seeking the truth
16 - "a good bagel is hard to find in Florida..."

try Ronnies in Colonial Plaza (on east colonial drive) in Orlando, if it is still there.
40 posted on 12/18/2003 10:37:36 PM PST by XBob
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To: ovrtaxt
Shah is quoted as saying, “If we are unable to stop the Jews now, their next stop is Yathrib (The Prophet's city of Medina), where the Jews used to live until their expulsion by Prophet Muhammad. That's the pinnacle of their motives.”
Oh, yeah. Israeli's are dying to go to Medina. That's what it's all about.
41 posted on 12/19/2003 12:58:51 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Vigilanteman
Which makes you wonder where they think they'll get their sustainance should their bloodthirstly goal of whacking everyone who doesn't believe as they do should become reality.
First of all, the whacking never really ends, which is the most fun in life for these dweebs anyway. They don't care if they have to eat dirt and die, as long as they get to do some whacking along the way.

Secondly, you don't need high tech to live in a cave... or a spider hole.

42 posted on 12/19/2003 1:05:27 PM PST by samtheman
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
They probably won't but Israel will.
43 posted on 12/19/2003 8:45:00 PM PST by JSteff
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
They probably won't but Israel will.
44 posted on 12/19/2003 8:45:02 PM PST by JSteff
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To: yonif
"That reminds me, we have decided to invite you to come to the Vast Jewish World Domination Conspiracy meeting tomorrow. But keep this a secret and don't tell anyone :)"

It fascinates me that so many Moslems think that Jews are their enemies. They really need to do some research here on FR. It's the Christians who hate Islam, not the Jews.

45 posted on 12/19/2003 8:57:16 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: XBob
The muslims don't want to remember/admit that the Jews of Medina saved mohammed's butt, took him in and gave him protection, and then lead his armies to take Mecca.

Ah. Now I begin to see where Jewish GuiltTM came from.

Now WHY did they have to go and do that?

46 posted on 12/20/2003 8:41:54 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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