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Americans Against Hate ^ | March 26, 2004 | Joe Kaufman

Posted on 03/26/2004 12:30:04 PM PST by JohnathanRGalt

Americans Against Hate



For Immediate Release                                                                   Contact: Joe Kaufman       

March 26, 2004                                                                           



(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 CAIR’s 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:


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; florida; ftlauderdale; hamas; islamicviolence; jihadinamerica; talibanlist; zionist
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A Night of Hamas "Heroes"

By Joe Kaufman | March 8, 2004

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.  It’s 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, we’re proud Americans just like you.”  This all goes along with the patriotic illusion already mentioned.

In reality, that’s 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, Awad’s 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 anIslamic 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 Awad’s 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 organization’s 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.  It’s 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 “Allah’s greater cause?”

Whatever the answer to this question is, one thing is for certain, Nihad Awad’s 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 CBS’s “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 (Ahmad’s 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 Awad’s words, “to bridge the chasm of ignorance between Muslims in America and their neighbors.”  Nihad Awad became the group’s 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 CAIR’s Communications Director.

Using a $5000 dollar “modest donation,” CAIR opened up an office in the nation’s 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 CAIR’s 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 CAIR’s 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 Foundation’s 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 Awad’s 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 Awad’s 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, it’s 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.

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

1 posted on 03/26/2004 12:30:06 PM PST by JohnathanRGalt
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To: *JIHAD IN AMERICA; Imperialist; sheik yerbouty; lobo59; appalachian_dweller; StillProud2BeFree; ...
Protest against HAMAS & CAIR in Florida
(pass this on to all your good buddies in the Sunshine State).

2 posted on 03/26/2004 12:34:08 PM PST by JohnathanRGalt (---- Fight Islamist CyberTerror at: ----)
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To: JohnathanRGalt

3 posted on 03/26/2004 12:40:17 PM PST by JohnathanRGalt (---- Fight Islamist CyberTerror at: ----)
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Thanks for the heads up. This sounds like it will be effective.
4 posted on 03/26/2004 12:45:21 PM PST by Imperialist
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To: JohnathanRGalt

WASHINGTON "HAMAS LINKED TO AREA HOUSING" by Jerry Seper (March 26, 2004) (Read More...)

JIHAD "HAMAS BACKS OFF THREATS AGAINST U.S." (March 24, 2004) (Read More...)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Office of the Spokesman - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: "WORLDWIDE CAUTION" (March 23, 2004) (Read More...)

On The Net...JIHAD (Read More...)


FOX "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...) - 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"

On The Net...""


On The Net...""

On The Net...""

5 posted on 03/26/2004 1:21:08 PM PST by Cindy
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To: cyn; floriduh voter; phenn
Florida ping
6 posted on 03/26/2004 1:55:20 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{---><
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Y'all be careful down there.

These people you are protesting don't have any problems with being nasty.
7 posted on 03/26/2004 1:59:04 PM PST by OpusatFR (Sure they want to tone down the rhetoric. We are winning.)
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To: JohnathanRGalt
I wish these people (CAIR and HAMAS) would get the H*LL out of my country !!!

"Scuse my "French."

8 posted on 03/26/2004 6:49:41 PM PST by happygrl (Al Qaeda told the people of Spain in no uncertain terms how they were expected to vote.)
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To: JohnathanRGalt
I would be there if I could.

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 !

9 posted on 03/26/2004 6:53:16 PM PST by happygrl (Al Qaeda told the people of Spain in no uncertain terms how they were expected to vote.)
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To: Cindy
From your link:

ICE agents refer to the project as "Hamas West"...

10 posted on 03/26/2004 6:55:55 PM PST by happygrl (Al Qaeda told the people of Spain in no uncertain terms how they were expected to vote.)
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To: swarthyguy
From cindy's link on Hamas' ties to Housing:

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.......

11 posted on 03/26/2004 7:05:00 PM PST by happygrl (Al Qaeda told the people of Spain in no uncertain terms how they were expected to vote.)
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To: tutstar; My Favorite Headache; Luis Gonzalez; Jacvin; PJ-Comix; 3D-JOY; RMDupree; AAABEST; ...
Thanks for the ping -- passing it along to some S FL freepers (minus Seeking the Truth, how strange that is!).

btw, CAIR reps were at the mayors literacy symposium a few weeks ago handing out literature. Of particular interest is "Christian Muslim Dialogue", by H.M.Baagil, M.D. (1984). It is written in conversation form between a Muslim and a Christian. Of course, the Christian is not very knowledgeable of the Bible, and so is easily shown to be in error. (Now there's a cautionary tale for us!)
12 posted on 03/26/2004 7:33:34 PM PST by cyn (
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To: SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; Taiwan Bocks; ...

If you'd like to be on or off this
Christian Supporters of Israel ping list,
please FR mail me. ~
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There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had
spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass. (Joshua 21:45)

Letter To The President In Support Of Israel ~
'Final Solution,' Phase 2 ~
Warnings ~
13 posted on 03/26/2004 8:24:26 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: happygrl; aristeides

I'm not paranoid, it seems, just not realistic enough about the true extent of how salafiwahhabss infiltraated this country taking full advantage of our freedoms. For whatever (and we can probably make a good stab at them) reasons, the elites of America have decided the deaths of 3000 are not enough to call the Saudis on them.

They have suceeded in defining the debate and want Americans to put their heads in the sand concerning the House of Saoood!

Yeah, I know, the Saudis have changed. (eyes rolling) More stupid naivete or worse on the part of the rulers.

Who runs America? The Saudis? Or the AramcoAmericans? pr both.
14 posted on 03/27/2004 11:03:12 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: Tolik; happygrl
Saudi Hate Machine Ping. Check out Happygrl's excerpts and this recent thread too....
Warnings of an imminent terrorist strike "lit up" in the weeks before September 11, CIA

Remember the Saudi imam staying in the same hotel as two of the hijackers in Virginia a day or two before the Attacks.

I know, I know, must be that fringe extremist element again.
15 posted on 03/27/2004 11:11:28 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: happygrl
This is how you overthrow a civilisation. Not thru outright war, but judicial terror, aka MadridDeathTrains, 9.11, and undermine and simultaneouly use the very institutions, political and civil and economic that ensure our freedom to eventually destroy those freedoms.

Enough jihad. Time for Beer, steamers and the Blues!
16 posted on 03/27/2004 11:27:26 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: JohnathanRGalt
I know Joe Kaufman! One of the few (and proud) conservatives struggling against the Broward/Palm Beach axis of evil.
18 posted on 03/27/2004 8:53:20 PM PST by Clemenza ("Knowledge is Good" --- Emil Faber, Founder of Faber College)
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To: swarthyguy
Disturbing. But thanks for the info anyway.
19 posted on 03/28/2004 9:12:53 AM PST by Tolik
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To: swarthyguy
This is how you overthrow a civilisation..


Let's hope someone, somewhere is putting together the same pieces that you are.

20 posted on 03/29/2004 11:08:09 AM PST by happygrl (Al Qaeda told the people of Spain in no uncertain terms how they were expected to vote.)
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