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August 24, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (info@americansagainsthate.org)

CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON NAMED AS GRAND MARSHAL OF MUSLIM DAY PARADE

AMERICANS AGAINST HATE CALLS ON ELLISON TO RESIGN

(Coral Springs, FL) According to the website of the Muslim Foundation of America (MFA), Keith Ellison has been named as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Muslim Day Parade being held in New York City, on September 9, 2007. This follows last year’s Grand Marshal choice of Siraj Wahhaj, a man who was named by the U.S. government as a suspected co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

The Muslim Day Parade is a conglomeration of radical Muslim groups with ties to Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

For Ellison, this is just one more appearance in a long string of appearances at radical Muslim events. This includes a speaking engagement in May, at the 4th Annual Convention of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. While Ellison spoke, the group’s website contained statements calling for the murders of Jews and the waging of war against non-Muslims. The statements are still there, and Ellison has yet to denounce them. A counter on the homepage of the Americans Against Hate (AAH) website is keeping track of the number of days that Ellison refuses to do so. The counter is currently at Day 79.

Joe Kaufman, AAH Chairman and founder of CAIR Watch, stated, “It is beyond reproach that Keith Ellison, a United States Congressman, continues to make appearances and give speeches at events sponsored by Muslim radicals. The fact that he is speaking at this event is more evidence that he is unfit to serve our country.”

AAH calls on Congressman Ellison to resign from office immediately.

Americans Against Hate is asking all concerned citizens to join its peaceful demonstration against Keith Ellison and the Muslim Day Parade, on Sunday, September 9, 2007, beginning at noon.

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



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