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  • Florida Muslims try to right some people's tilted view (Wahhabi Lobby Still Doesn't Get It)

    09/22/2002 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Stultis · 52 replies · 527+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 22 September 2002 | CASSIO FURTADO
    Posted on Sun, Sep. 22, 2002 Florida Muslims try to right some people's tilted viewBy CASSIO FURTADO cfurtado@herald.comOfficials from Islamic organizations in Florida gathered Saturday to look for ways they could influence some Americans' perceptions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.At a conference at the Signature Grand in Davie, the officials showed visible anger at the detention of three Muslim students on Alligator Alley nine days ago and the media coverage of the incident. The students were arrested after police received a tip that they might be terrorists planning an attack.The officials also complained of unfair...
  • Fox News Allows Attack on Prophet Muhammad (CAIR Action Alert)

    09/19/2002 7:14:35 PM PDT · by Stultis · 242 replies · 1,892+ views
    CAIR Action Alert (via email) ^ | 19 September 2002 | CAIR
    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful CAIR ACTION ALERT #347 FOX NEWS ALLOWS ATTACK ON PROPHET MUHAMMAD Sean Hannity fails to challenge Pat Robertson's Islamophobic rhetoric (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/19/02) - CAIR today expressed concern about what it says is a pattern of anti-Muslim bias by Fox News Channel citing Wednesday night's "Hannity & Colmes" program as an example of how the network promotes anti-Muslim hate. On that program, host Sean Hannity seemed to encourage televangelist Pat Robertson in his venomous attack on Islam and on the Prophet Muhammad. About the Prophet Muhammad, Robertson said: "This man was...
  • Florida "Terror Scare" Detainees to Refute Charges (CAIR announcing press conference)

    09/14/2002 9:21:09 PM PDT · by Stultis · 218 replies · 925+ views
    CAIR Press Release (via email) ^ | 14 September 2002 | CAIR
    In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MEDIA ADVISORY - FLORIDA "TERROR SCARE" DETAINEES TO REFUTE CHARGES Medical students deny threats, running through toll booth, being "uncooperative" WHAT: On Sunday, September 15, the Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference at which the three Muslim medical students detained during Friday's "terror scare" in that state will refute charges that they perpetrated a "hoax," ran through a toll booth or were "uncooperative" with authorities. The men were stopped after a restaurant patron in Georgia said she hear them...
  • Are we all Islamophobes? Not really

    09/14/2002 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Clive · 41 replies · 1,103+ views
    National Post (Toronto) ^ | September 14, 2002 | Neil Seeman
    When the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) speaks, the media listen. The Council recently released a survey accusing much of the Canadian media of being biased against Muslims. Dutifully, newspapers across the country relayed the news to readers. "Respondents felt that the most biased outlets were those owned by Canwest: the National Post, Global [TV] and the Ottawa Citizen," said CAIR's press release. Odd that. This is the 23rd article this newspaper has published in the last year that cites information or statistics provided by CAIR. Southam newspapers, many of which have come under unrelenting attack from the Muslim lobby...
  • Deported Palestinian professor lands in Lebanon, plans to move elsewhere soon

    08/24/2002 11:49:00 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 8 replies · 260+ views
    http://nola.com/ ^ | 8/24/02 | MITCH STACY
    <p>TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A deported Palestinian professor who had been jailed on secret evidence that prosecutors said linked him to terrorism landed in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday, supporters said.</p> <p>Mazen Al-Najjar was granted a six-month visa, and arrangements have been made for him to move permanently from Lebanon to another country, his brother-in-law, Sami Al-Arian, said at a news conference.</p>
  • USF Redefines Al-Arian Case

    08/21/2002 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Catspaw · 8 replies · 138+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 21, 2002 | Michael Fechter and Ben Feller
    <p>TAMPA - The University of South Florida today will change its plans for firing Professor Sami Al-Arian in two significant ways, formally accusing him of terrorist ties and asking a court whether its case would violate his right to free speech.</p> <p>At a 10 a.m. news conference, USF President Judy Genshaft will not dismiss Al-Arian, as she announced eight months ago she intended to do. Instead, she will unveil a greatly expanded case against him, arguing that his willful disruption of the school began not after Sept. 11 but with links to terrorists in 1988.</p>
  • U of So. Florida President: Palestinian Prof Has Terrorist Ties and Should Be Fired

    08/21/2002 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 39 replies · 267+ views
    AP ^ | Published: Aug 21, 2002 | By Rachel La Corte
    TAMPA (AP) - University of South Florida officials filed a complaint Wednesday asking a court if it can fire a tenured Palestinian professor accused of having terrorist ties. The professor, Sami Al-Arian, who has lived in the United States since 1975, has never been charged with a crime and denies any connection to terrorists. He has been on paid leave since last fall when he was quizzed on Fox News Channel about tapes from the late 1980s and early 1990s in which he said "Death to Israel," in Arabic. The university complaint asks a federal court for a "declaratory release"...
  • Islam’s Voice of Hatred, War & Insanity

    08/21/2002 12:50:00 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 45 replies · 984+ views
    washingtondispatch ^ | 8/21/2002 | Marc J. Rauch
    Islam’s Voice of Hatred, War & Insanity We’ve all heard the continuing harangue that Islam is a religion of peace and love; that despite what we've witnessed and continue to see all around us, Islam and its followers are only victims of misunderstanding. It’s just the “radical element,” we’ve been told, that are trying to expropriate Muhammad’s venerable doctrines, and to corrupt an otherwise beautiful theology. Well, to dispel all notions of the purported peace, love and beauty of Islam, I give you ISLAMIC VOICE, a twenty-year old print (and now also online) publication that professes pragmatism and objectivity in...
  • Faces of American Islam

    08/09/2002 6:48:15 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 16 replies · 463+ views
    Policy Review ^ | August 2K2 | Daniel Pipes and Khalid Durán
    Faces of American IslamBy Daniel Pipes and Khalid Durán ur respective bookshelves groan under the weight of books bearing titles like Islam and the West, The Future of Islam and the West, and The Islamic World and the West. What is striking about these books — all quite recently written and published — is the anachronism of their geographic premise. With millions of Muslims now living in the West, especially in North America and Western Europe, the old dichotomy of Islam and the West exists no more. This presence of Muslims in the West has profound importance for both...
  • Wahabbi Lobby takes the offensive [Liberal apologists make willing dupes]

    07/31/2002 7:00:16 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 13 replies · 576+ views
    OurJerusalem.com | July 31, 2002 | J. Michael Waller
    'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes the Offensive By J. Michael Waller Insight August 19, 2002 Totalitarian regimes in the Middle East have targeted the United States with a well-financed influence campaign that is being rooted in American politics. Veteran watchers of the "active-measures" programs of the former Soviet Union say this Islamist propaganda offensive bears an uncanny resemblance to the old Soviet international front operations and the broad parade of fellow travelers who used themes of peace, tolerance and civil liberties to advance Soviet strategic goals by weakening the United States at home and abroad. "Active measures" is a translation of aktivniye...
  • MUSLIM MERCHANTS BOYCOTT NEW YORK POST (Muslims refusing to sell paper)

    08/03/2002 7:50:52 AM PDT · by Stultis · 173 replies · 479+ views
    CAIR Email ^ | 1 August 2002 | CAIR
    MUSLIM MERCHANTS BOYCOTT NEW YORK POST Muslim and Arab-American merchants in the New York City area report to CAIR they are boycotting sales of the New York Post because of that newspaper's alleged anti-Muslim, anti-Arab bias and the failure of editors to offer sufficient right-of-reply to negative articles. Boycott organizers say almost 500 merchants are taking part in the campaign by refusing to sell the Post in their newsstands, grocery stories or other businesses. In Staten Island alone, some 100 merchants have joined the boycott. The campaign apparently began spontaneously, but is now coordinated by a Brooklyn-based organization called the...
  • TALK SHOW HOST INCITES HATE AGAINST CANADIAN MUSLIMS (CAIR-CAN Canadian Wahhabi Lobby)

    08/03/2002 7:28:14 AM PDT · by Stultis · 40 replies · 1,990+ views
    CAIR Email ^ | 1 August 2002 | CAIR
    TALK SHOW HOST INCITES HATE AGAINST CANADIAN MUSLIMS Canada and Christianity under attack from 'Muslim men,' says host Lowell Green (OTTAWA, CANADA - 8/1/02) - The Canadian office of the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) today filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regarding racist and hate-inciting comments by talk show host, Lowell Green. On July 8th, 2002, on Ottawa station CFRA 580 AM, Mr. Green stated that 'North America - democracy - the Christian faith is under attack - not just in North America, but elsewhere around the world' and that the threat 'almost exclusively...
  • McKinney Cashing In on Sept. 11 (why did Arabs send her big bucks on day of attacks)?

    08/02/2002 12:56:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 310+ views
    Best of the Web Today ^ | Friday, August 2, 2002 3:05 p.m. EDT | BY JAMES TARANTO
    <p>A few months ago, Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia famously accused President Bush of having foreknowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks and not acting to prevent them because, as she put it, "Persons close to this administration are poised to make huge profits off America's new war."</p>
  • Sheik key figure in government case against Holy Land

    07/31/2002 5:36:29 PM PDT · by Stultis · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 31 July 2002 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Last modified: 03:26 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Sheik key figure in government case against Holy Land FBI memo says local charity paid for his trips here, but U.S. did too 07/31/2002 By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON – Sheik Jamil Hamami figures prominently in the government's case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Dallas-area Muslim charity raided and shut down last year after being designated a financial front for the Hamas terrorist organization. Holy Land paid for the sheik, a senior Hamas leader in the West Bank, to travel to...
  • Holy Land charity takes seizure fight to court - wants U.S. to return assets, denies terror link

    07/18/2002 1:28:43 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 7 replies · 278+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 18, 2002 | By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT / The Dallas Morning News
    Holy Land charity takes seizure fight to court Richardson group wants U.S. to return assets, denies terror link 07/18/2002 By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Attorneys for a Texas-based Muslim charity accused of bankrolling international terrorism head to court Thursday to demand the return of millions of dollars seized by the U.S. government. Lawyers for the now-dormant Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was based in Richardson, contend that the government's freeze was predicated on the false claim that the organization funneled money to the Palestinian terror group Hamas. "The government has branded...
  • Al-Arian supporters take his cause on-line (Fla Wahhabi Lobby Mainstreaming Radicals)

    07/17/2002 8:58:16 PM PDT · by Stultis · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Oracle (USF Student Paper) ^ | 15 July 2002 | Rob Brannon
    Al-Arian supporters take his cause on-line By Rob BrannonNews EditorJuly 15, 2002 Controversial professor Sami Al-Arian stands, speaking into a microphone, with a giant American flag draped behind him. He wears a thoughtful look and a conservative suit. Above him a large sign scrolls quotes from Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. To his left a sign calls for “Free Speech Now!” and below him, a scrolling image projects the rallying cry, “Reinstate Dr. Al-Arian.” That image of an America-loving, First-Amendment-invoking Al-Arian has faced more than 5,000 visitors to a new Web site in support of...
  • Group protests Tribune coverage (Fla Wahhabi Lobby Trying to Squelch Coverage of Al-Arian et al)

    07/17/2002 8:22:23 PM PDT · by Stultis · 19 replies · 227+ views
    The Oracle (USF Student Paper) ^ | 15 July 2002 | Chris O’Donnell
    Group protests Tribune coverageUSF students were among protesters objecting to the reporting of The Tampa Tribune By Chris O’DonnellNews EditorJuly 15, 2002 If the “ship them all back” remarks hurt Muslim USF junior Layelle Saad, she hid it well. Instead, Saad, a member of Students for International Peace and Justice, continued getting her message across, refusing to let the comments of an elderly passerby who interrupted her interview deter her. The coverage of Muslim issues in The Tampa Tribune, Saad said, is biased and often a thinly disguised attack on Muslim religion, culture and on leaders of the Muslim community...
  • Communists and Islamic Extremists - Then and Now

    07/08/2002 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 862+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 8, 2002 | Stephen Schwartz
    Numerous parallels are visible between the totalitarianism of Soviet Communism and that of Wahhabism, the Saudi-funded movement to seize control of world Islam. Aside from their ideological similarities and the common elements in the struggle of each for power, there is the striking matter of their identical tactics in penetration of the United States. The Communist Party, USA, claimed to lead and, in effect, represent the entire labor and left movement, when its constituency was restricted to a narrow band of fanatics and agents of a foreign regime. The Wahhabi lobby - the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), American...
  • BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TAMPA TRIBUNE (Wahhabi Lobby attacks reporting on domestic Islamists)

    07/09/2002 10:18:20 PM PDT · by Stultis · 19 replies · 260+ views
    CAIR Email | 9 July 2002 | Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace
    BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TAMPA TRIBUNE From the Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace, 7/9/02 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tampa - For a long time now, the Tampa Tribune has allowed its Journalists to attack members of the Tampa Bay Islamic Community, with no actual substance to their claims. They have been relying heavily on unsubstantiated claims from unnamed sources and anonymous foreign intelligence agents with questionable motives. The standard that is being applied in this smear campaign clearly lacks journalistic integrity. This incitement against Muslims and Arabs has led to much personal and communal suffering and hardship, and their...
  • Allah Mode: France's Islam problem

    07/06/2002 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 69 replies · 1,556+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 07/15/2002 | Christopher Caldwell
    PARIS Very soon, France is going to have to figure out whether people like Kamel Hamza are its salvation or its worst nightmare. Barely 30, born in France of Algerian parents, Hamza recently launched a telecommunications business that works with Bouygues and MCI in one of France's worst neighborhoods. Seine St-Denis, just north of Paris, is the most violent departement in France. La Courneuve, where Hamza's company is headquartered above a nearly deserted mini-mall, is one of the bleaker corners of it. Seine St-Denis is marked by immigration (it's one-third Muslim), unemployment (30 percent in La Courneuve), and underclass violence...
  • Dur n, Dur n [Moderate Muslim Khalid Duran gets Rushdie treatment for book explaining Islam to Jews]

    06/30/2002 4:55:42 PM PDT · by Stultis · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Jerusalem Report ^ | July 16, 2001 | Karen Yourish
    Durán, Durán Karen Yourish, New York COURTESY AJC. Khalid Durán thought his book on Islam for Jews would improve relations between the faiths. Instead, it has brought a death threat.Khalid Durán is a marked man. A few weeks ago, Sheikh Abdulmunem Abu Zant, a leader of Jordan's militant Islamic Action Front, charged him with apostasy and called for his death.Durán's crime? Writing a book subtitled "An Introduction to Islam for Jews" that doesn't quite toe the party line.Durán, a German citizen with a PhD in Islamic studies, now living in suburban Washington, is a liberal Muslim scholar who received his...
  • U.S., Israel discuss joint anti-terror office

    06/28/2002 11:05:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 68+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/29/02 | Sean Salai
    <p>Israel's top two security chiefs met with U.S. lawmakers and Defense Department officials this week at a series of secret briefings to gather support for a joint U.S.-Israeli anti-terror office.</p> <p>Brig. Gen. David Tzur and Minister of Interior Security Uzi Landau met with U.S. officials Thursday in the hope of creating a new office to fight terrorism.</p>
  • CAIR Action Alert: Oppose "Syria Accountability" Act [Hypocrisy Alert]

    06/28/2002 5:42:02 PM PDT · by Stultis · 9 replies · 227+ views
    CAIR Action Alert (via email) ^ | June 20, 2002 | Council on American-Islamic Relations
    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful CAIR ACTION ALERT #335 OPPOSE SANCTIONS BILL THAT HARMS AMERICANS AND SYRIANS (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/20/02) - CAIR is urging on Muslims and other people of conscience to take a few minutes and contact their elected representatives in opposition to a new counterproductive bill being considered by Congress, the "Syria Accountability Act of 2002." The House bill number is HR4483 and the Senate bill number is S2215. They are nearly identical in terms of imposing possible trade sanctions and downgrading of diplomatic relations. The proposed legislation is not in America's best interest....
  • How CAIR Put My Life in Peril [Moderate Muslim Khalid Dur n Attacked by Wahhabi Lobby]

    06/27/2002 9:01:10 PM PDT · by Stultis · 20 replies · 1,927+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | Unknown | Khalid Durán
    How CAIR Put My Life in Perilby Khalid Durán On April 4, 2001, a self-described advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. by the name of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), issued a press release1 attacking my forthcoming book, Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam for Jews.2 CAIR's attack snowballed into a campaign of personal vilification, which eventuated in a Jordanian political leader calling me an apostate (murtadd).3 Neither CAIR nor Sheikh ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abu Zant of Jordan's Islamic Action Front had ever read or even seen my book, but the CAIR attack prompted the latter to issue an...
  • PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY BUYS ALABAMA HOUSE SEAT SAY MUSLIMS (Hilliard defeat miffs graceless Wahhabi Lobby)

    06/25/2002 10:19:09 PM PDT · by Stultis · 86 replies · 435+ views
    CAIR Press Release (via email) ^ | June 26, 2002 | Council on American-Islamic Relations
    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY BUYS ALABAMA HOUSE SEAT SAY MUSLIMS (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/02) A prominent national Islamic advocacy group is calling Rep. Earl Hilliard's (D-AL) loss Tuesday in a runoff primary in Alabama's 7th Congressional District a "defeat for democracy," an insult to African-Americans and a victory for pro-Israel extremists. (In the heavily Democratic district, the winner of the primary will almost certainly be elected to the House.) Hilliard's opponent, Artur Davis, had been heavily backed by out-of-state supporters of Israel who opposed the five-term incumbent's criticism of American policies...