April 4, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.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
Sestaks 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). CAIRs 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 CAIRs
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.