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September 17, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (info@americansagainsthate.org)

LINK TO WEBSITE OF AL-QAEDA LEADER WHO THREATENED CARTOONIST WITH DEATH FOUND ON CAIR LEADER’S SITE

CAIR CALIFORNIA’S AFFAD SHAIKH HAS ADMITTED TO BEING A FAN OF ANWAR AL-AWLAKI

(Los Angeles, CA) The weblog created by Affad Shaikh, the Civil Rights Manager of CAIR-Los Angeles, presently contains a link to the official website of Anwar al-Awlaki, the imam that issued a death fatwa against Seattle newspaper cartoonist Molly Norris.

Shaikh’s weblog, Muslamics, contains the link to al-Awlaki’s site, under the section titled “‘Muslamic’ Blogs We Read.” The link is found on every one of the pages of Muslamics, including the homepage.

In September 2006, on another blog he created, Shaikh admitted that, following the 9/11 attacks, he became a fan of al-Awlaki.

Al-Awlaki has recently called on American Muslims to commit violence against their fellow Americans.

Americans Against Hate Chairman Joe Kaufman stated, “The fact that this type of link is located on a CAIR official’s website is proof that CAIR refuses to distance itself from the extremist nature it was founded on over 16 years ago. We call on the U.S. government and local law enforcement to investigate the matter.”

Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: info@americansagainsthate.org.



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