August 28, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com
CAIR REP CALLS SEN. LIEBERMAN AND VICE PRES. CHENEY "RIGHT WING NUT CASES"
AMERICANS AGAINST HATE TO MEDIA: STOP QUOTING CAIR
(Coral Springs, FL) Less than one week ago, on a web blog that he writes for, the Civil Rights Coordinator of CAIR-Los Angeles (CAIR-California), Affad Shaikh, referred to various political, intelligence and media figures as “Extremist Right Wing Nut cases
.” They included Senator Joe Lieberman, Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, former head of the CIA James Woolsey, Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation, Lt. General Thomas McInerney, and Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity and Sheppard Smith.
In July, Shaikh called President Bush and Condoleezza Rice “liars” and Vice President Cheney a “fat retard of a liar
.” As well, he has likened Jews to Nazis and has stated that Congresswoman Jane Harmon is a “pocket protector
” of the American lobby group for Israel, AIPAC.”
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH) and Founder of CAIR Watch, stated, “The atrocious behavior of CAIR’s Affad Shaikh should send a message to the media that CAIR is not a group to be dealt with on a cordial basis. Irregardless of the group’s well-known ties to terrorism, CAIR’s rhetoric should be viewed as unacceptable by any journalistic standards.”
Americans Against Hate calls on the media to refrain from quoting representatives from CAIR and to stop portraying CAIR as a legitimate source of information.
For more on Affad Shaikh, see his CAIR Watch profile, at http://www.americansagainsthate.org/cw/profiles_cw.php
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org