Saturday, December 09, 2006

Return of the Jihadi

In light of the fact that CAIR-Florida's Communications Director Ahmed Bedier lists on his blog profile "The Star Wars Series" as one of his "Favorite Movies," the following seems appropriate:

Long ago, in a Tampa CAIR office far enough away
that nobody can see what's goin' on in there...


Americans Against Hate recently launched "CAIR Watch":

October 9, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (


(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate (AAH) has launched 'CAIR Watch,' a project dedicated to exposing the extremist nature and terrorist ties of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, has been tracking CAIR since October of 2001, exactly one month after 9/11, when Kaufman appeared on a radio show to debate the Executive Director of CAIR-Florida, Altaf Ali. On the show, Ali derided Kaufman for being Jewish and repeatedly refused to answer the question of whether or not the people that perished in the World Trade Center were innocent.

CAIR Watch will profile the extremist activities and statements made by CAIR officials and those associated with CAIR. The project will also expose media and government organizations that laud CAIR or grant the Islamist group any type of legitimacy.

CAIR Watch is asking for volunteers across the United States to act as "CAIR Watchers" to assist in the project.

Kaufman stated, "We are currently in a war on terrorism, and we believe that any group associated with terrorist organizations abroad should not be allowed to exist within the United States. Given CAIR's ties to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, we believe that CAIR is one of those groups."

Four of CAIR's representatives have been charged by the United States government with conducting terrorist-related activities. Two of those representatives are sitting in American prisons; the other two have been deported. CAIR is also the defendant in a 9/11 lawsuit put forward by the family of FBI Agent John P. O'Neill, who was murdered during the 9/11 attacks.

According to Steven Pomerantz, former FBI Assistant Director and Chief of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Section, "CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups." Other government and law enforcement officials have made similar statements.

Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail:

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