October 25, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com
CAIR OFFICIAL DEFENDS HAMAS TERRORIST
REHAB CALLS SALAH "SYMBOL OF PALESTINIAN
(Coral Springs, FL) On Thursday of last week, Ahmed Rehab, the Executive Director
of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR-Chicago), was quoted in Quatar's daily,
, defending Hamas terrorist Muhammad
Salah. Saleh is currently
for conspiracy to give organizational aid
and to provide weapons and finances to Hamas. Salah
had previously served five years in an Israeli prison
for his activities with Hamas.
About Salah, Rehab stated, "For many, he is
a symbol of a larger Palestinian struggle." According
to The Peninsula, Rehab sees Salah "as
the victim of a post-9/11 witch hunt."
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate and
founder of CAIR
Watch, stated, "Ahmed Rehab's defense of
Hamas operative Muhammad Salah is just one more example
of why CAIR should not exist within the United States.
Hamas is on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist
organizations, and any group that gives support to
Hamas should be considered a part of the terrorist
One of the other defendants in the trial, Mousa Abu
Marzook, is the founder of CAIR's now defunct parent
organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine
(IAP). Marzook is currently located in Damascus, Syria
and serves as the Deputy Chief of the Hamas Political
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.