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April 4, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (info@americansagainsthate.org)

AAH TO PROTEST CONGRESSMAN SESTAK'S APPEARANCE
AT CAIR-PHILLY BANQUET

KAUFMAN CALLS ON CONGRESSMAN TO END TIES WITH HAMAS FRONT

(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate (AAH), the group that was responsible for Senator Barbara Boxer rescinding an award from CAIR leader Basim Elkarra, will be leading a protest against Congressman Joe Sestak’s appearance at the First Annual Banquet for the Philadelphia chapter of CAIR.

CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations was created, in June of 1994, by leaders of the former American propaganda wing of Hamas, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad has publicly stated that he supports Hamas, CAIR has solicited money for a Hamas charity (Holy Land Foundation) on its website, and to this day, CAIR refuses to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization.

Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and founder of CAIR Watch, stated, “Given CAIR’s ties to terrorism, it is beyond reprehensible that a sitting Congressman of the United States would seek to legitimize CAIR by speaking at one of its events. We call on Congressman Sestak to cancel his speaking engagement and abandon his ties to CAIR.”

Currently, Congressman Sestak has working for him the former Office Manager and Communications Director of CAIR-Philadelphia, Adeeba Al-Zaman.

Also featured as a speaker at the banquet will be the National Chairman of CAIR, Parvez Ahmed.

Kaufman will be speaking at the protest.

Protest details:
  • Day / Time: Saturday, April 7, 2007, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Location: Outside the Hilton Philadelphia City Ave, at 4200 City Line Ave.
  • There will be refreshments
  • Joe Kaufman will be giving his speech at 6:15
For more information about CAIR and its representatives, go to www.cairwatch.org.

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



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