Skip to comments.SOUTH FLORIDA ANTI-HATE GROUP TO PROTEST CAIR AND HAMAS
Posted on 03/26/2004 12:30:04 PM PST by JohnathanRGalt
Americans Against Hate
For Immediate Release Contact: Joe Kaufman
March 26, 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH FLORIDA ANTI-HATE GROUP TO
PROTEST CAIR AND HAMAS
(Coral Springs, FL) On Saturday, April 3rd, at 6:00 pm, Americans Against Hate (AAH) will be conducting a protest against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Palestinian terror group HAMAS. The event will take place outside the Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport hotel, where CAIRs national Executive Director, Nihad Awad, is coming to speak.
At the rally, AAH will be highlighting:
In addition, at the event, AAH will prove that CAIR, just after the 9/11 attacks, appeared to provide material support for terrorist organizations, and that this support resulted in the deaths of innocent people, including Americans.
Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of AAH, stated, While the media has made the public aware of the fact that America has been threatened with attack by HAMAS, much of the public does not know that there is a HAMAS front existing and thriving right inside America. On Saturday, April 3rd, WE WILL EXPOSE THIS FRONT and hope that the media does not ignore it.
Where: Outside Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport hotel
When: Saturday, April 3, 6:00 pm
Directions: From I-95, take Griffin Rd. exit (Exit 23), and head East 0.3 miles. Hotel is on the North side of the road (1870 Griffin Rd.)
There will be important speakers, and refreshments will be served.
Joe Kaufman is available for interview at: email@example.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS, READ JOE KAUFMANS LATEST FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ARTICLE, A NIGHT OF HAMAS HEROES
Lady Liberty and Old Glory adorn the latest announcement flyer from CAIR-Florida for its annual banquet that is to be held Saturday, April 3, 2004. Its a huge event for the group, described on the flyer as A Defining Moment. Nihad Awad (Hammad), the Executive Director of the national headquarters -- scheduled to speak at the event -- is sure to be a large draw to all those in the area that care about the propagation of the Islamist cause.
The other part of the description on the announcement reads, A Night of Heroes, alluding to one of the featured speakers, a Muslim activist firefighter from New York City named Kevin James, who according to the CAIR flyer, participated in the 9/11 rescue efforts... James is an easy exploit -- a showpiece to say, Hey, were proud Americans just like you. This all goes along with the patriotic illusion already mentioned.
In reality, thats all this event is -- one big illusion.
Wherever Nihad Awad goes, he brings with him a lot of baggage. Thanks to the work of counter-terror expert Steven Emerson, Awads ties to an overseas Palestinian fanatical group have become legend.
The circumstances which led up to him being affiliated with that group are unclear, though.
In late 1992, Awad found himself spending a month in war torn Bosnia, by way of the Bosnian Refugee Committee, an Islamic aid organization based in Minnesota. This was at a time when Muslim intransigents from around the world were making jihad in Bosnia their personal cause (or as the Koran states, an obligation).
In an article he had written for The Minnesota Daily, an independent newspaper at the University of Minnesota where he was active at the time in the Muslim Students Association, Awad discussed his experience in Bosnia. He wrote admiringly of the soldiers of the Bosnian Army, who he said, courageously [stood] up to the might of Serbian tanks and planes and who wore patches carrying the Islamic declaration of faith.
He also described, in the article, his interaction with Muhamed Vejzagic, who it turns out was a Brigadier General in the Bosnian Army.
A passage in one report from the time period reads: the Bosnian government has allowed an odious force -- what might be called an Islamic foreign legion -- to become a source of weaponry and trained manpower. In Bosnia, this foreign legion (or mujahedeen) includes Afghan guerillas, Egyptian terrorists, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters, in addition to Iranian special forces and Revolutionary Guard operatives. It goes on to say, The foreign Islamic forces and local mujahedeen under their influence have, to varying degrees, been assimilated into Bosnian Army Units.
And according to another report, many of these mujahedeen entered Bosnia posing as relief workers.
It was around this time that Nihad Awad got involved with the Islamic Association for Palestine, or in Awads words: After the Gulf War was over, I was offered a job with the Islamic Association for Palestine as their public relations director. He took the job, and soon after that, he accepted a position as a contributing editor for one of the organizations publications, the Muslim World Monitor, as well.
The Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) is widely regarded as the primary voice in the United States of the terrorist group Hamas. The IAP was founded by Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, a senior political leader of Hamas, and the organization is credited with publishing the actual Hamas charter. In a prepared statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information, Steven Emerson stated, internal Hamas documents strongly suggest that parts of the Hamas charter were first written by members of the IAP in the United States in the early to mid-1980's.
About the IAP, former FBI counterterrorism chief Oliver Buck Revell stated, IAP is a Hamas front. Its controlled by Hamas, it brings Hamas leaders to the US, it does propaganda for Hamas.
The IAP publication that Awad became an editor for, according to Steven Emerson in his book American Jihad, celebrates successful Hamas terrorist attacks.
Question: In the month that Nihad Awad stayed in Bosnia, was he there just distributing relief aid, or did Awad meet up with Hamas operatives that got him involved in Allahs greater cause?
Whatever the answer to this question is, one thing is for certain, Nihad Awads support for Hamas was absolute. In fact, while with the IAP, in a March 22, 1994 symposium at Barry University in Florida, he stated just that. Awad said, after I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement
This same year, according to The Weekly Standard, when Mike Wallace of CBSs 60 Minutes asked Awad if he supports the military undertakings of Hamas, Awad stood up for the terrorist group and told him, The United Nations Charter grants people who are under occupation [the right] to defend themselves against illegal occupation.
At the behest of then-IAP President Omar Ahmad, Awad met with him (Ahmad) and Rafeeq Jaber (Ahmads successor and current IAP President) to discuss the IAP branching out in another direction. That direction was CAIR.
Just three months after the infamous I support Hamas statement, in June of 1994, the IAP three incorporated the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), in Awads words, to bridge the chasm of ignorance between Muslims in America and their neighbors. Nihad Awad became the groups Executive Director, Omar Ahmad took on the title of Chairman of the Board, and Awad solicited his friend and colleague from the Bosnian Relief Committee, Ibrahim Hooper, as CAIRs Communications Director.
Using a $5000 dollar modest donation, CAIR opened up an office in the nations capitol, Washington, D.C. That donation came from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a self-described charity that, like the IAP, was founded by Mousa Abu Marzook.
Two years after CAIRs inception, in May of 1996, the group coordinated a press conference to protest the decision of the United States government to extradite Marzook for his connection to terrorist acts performed by Hamas. In addition, CAIR signed a letter, which was printed in the June 1996 edition of the Newsletter of the Marzuk Legal Fund, calling the extradition anti-Islamic and anti-American.
Shortly after September 11, 2001, while the world grieved over the attacks on America, Nihad Awad and CAIR took advantage of the suffering by placing on their website a picture of the World Trade Center in flames and under it a call for donations. It read, What you can do for the victims of the WTC and Pentagon attacks, and by clicking on Donate to the NY/DC Emergency Relief Fund one was unsuspectingly sent directly to the website of the Holy Land Foundation. A week later, the wording of the site was changed, as visitors to the site were directly told to Donate through the Holy Land Foundation. The link was on CAIRs website up until the beginning of December, when the information mysteriously disappeared.
On December 4, 2001, the reason for the disappearance was apparent, as the Holy Land Foundations assets were blocked by the United States government for funneling money to Hamas. According to the White House website, The U.S.-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development [provided] millions of dollars each year that [was] used by HAMAS.
This particular episode is indicative of Nihad Awads lifelong journey, coming from a Middle East mired in terrorism and violent rhetoric and bringing that mentality here to the States. Who knows how many individuals lost their lives, because Awad and CAIR used a tragedy to mislead well doers into donating their money to the reprehensible cause that is Hamas!
And now Awads deceptive journey will take him to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to rally the jihadi troops in support of his veiled radical Islamist agenda. His success or failure may very well depend on who does or does not take him and his past actions seriously.
On the CAIR-Florida flyer announcing the affair, its stated that the event will feature various regional public figures. In the past, this has included such officials as from the government and law enforcement.
Allow this author a word of advice -- and caution. To all those officials planning to attend this event: UNDERSTAND THE FACTS. While the banquet may very well feature a 9/11 firefighter, and while the flyer may be emblazoned with the Statue of Liberty and colors of red, white and blue, let there be no question, the results are splattered only in red.
ISLAM ONLINE.net - ASK THE SCHOLAR - Title: "ATTACKING JEWISH INTERESTS OUTSIDE THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES" (March 25, 2004) (Read More...)
FOX NEWS.com: "HAMAS SPIRITUAL LEADER KILLED IN ISRAELI STRIKE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The United States received a threat from Hamas for possibly the first time. The militant group warned in a fax to the Associated Press: "The Zionists didn't carry out their operation without getting the consent of the terrorist American Administration, and it must take responsibility for this crime."") (March 22, 2004) (Read More...)IDF.il - ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES - IDF Spokesperson's Unit: "THE LEADER OF THE HAMAS TERROR ORGANIZATION AHMED YASSIN, AND HIS AIDES, KILLED IN AN IDF ATTACK" (March 22, 2004) (Read More...)
On The Net..."HAMAS online.com"
On The Net..."palestine-info.info/arabic/HAMAS"
On The Net..."EZZEDEEN AL QASSAM BRIGADES"
On The Net..."islammemo.cc/NEWS/"
On The Net..."CIHAD.net"
"Scuse my "French."
These people REALLY set me to a slow burn.
Good work and good luck to all Freepers.
We want to see the "vacation pictures" when you get back !
ICE agents refer to the project as "Hamas West"...
The terrorist organization Hamas invested millions of dollars during the past decade in real-estate projects nationwide, including in suburban Maryland, as part of a scheme to raise cash to fund acts of terrorism, records show.
The investments involving the construction of hundreds of new homes, including many in Oxon Hill were handled through BMI Inc., a defunct Secaucus, N.J., investment firm founded by Soliman S. Biheiri, an Egyptian and Hamas supporter, according to a newly released sentencing declaration by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
One of the principle BMI investors in the Oxon Hill project, according to the Kane declaration, was Mousa Mohammad Abu Marzook, the self-proclaimed political leader of Hamas detained by U.S. authorities in 1995 on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities. He later was expelled to Jordan, where he was deported to Syria for his ties to Hamas.
The U.S.-educated Marzook, who had lived in Falls Church, has been named by Israeli authorities on charges of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and conspiracy in truck and bus bombings in Israel that killed 14 and injured 56. He also is accused of ordering the killing of 37 others in Hamas attacks in Israel.
The declaration said hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in the projects was returned to investors or were re-invested in other real-estate developments, with much of the cash being routed through banks in Virginia and New Jersey to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It said significant amounts of cash obtained in the real-estate ventures were used "in furtherance of Hamas terrorist operations."
It was a U.S. investigation into Marzook's financial activities in this country that led to Biheiri, BMI and Ptech, a Boston-based computer software firm raided by customs agents in December 2002, authorities said. They said Biheiri and Yasin Qadi, a key BMI investor, were the primary Ptech financiers.
Qadi, a Saudi multimillionaire, was listed by the Treasury Department in 2002 as a terrorist and is thought by authorities to have diverted millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network through various charitable organizations.
Biheiri was a key figure in a scheme using private companies and interrelated Islamic charities operating out of business fronts in Herndon and Falls Church to divert millions of dollars to global terrorists, including Hamas and al Qaeda
As you were saying.......
Let's hope someone, somewhere is putting together the same pieces that you are.
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