January 7, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)

GROUP CONNECTED TO HAMAS TO GIVE PRESENTATION ABOUT MUSLIM RIGHTS

CAIR EVENT TO TAKE PLACE AT FORMER MOSQUE
OF BOCA AL-QAEDA DOCTOR

(Coral Springs, FL) Tonight, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will be giving a presentation entitled 'Know Your Rights.' The sponsor of the event is the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR). This event marks yet another time, in recent American history, when both the presenter and the sponsor have had ties to terrorism.

One of the parts of the presentation deals with the question, "Do you know what to do if the FBI visits you?" On CAIR-Florida's website, the group offers Muslims under suspicion the following advice: "You do not have to talk to the FBI. You have no obligation to talk to the FBI, even if you are not a citizen… Refusing to answer questions cannot be held against you… You do not have to permit them to enter your home or office… Even if they have a warrant, you are under no obligation to answer questions."

CAIR would certainly be an expert on this subject, as the organization has had many officials convicted in and/or deported from the United States for terrorist activity. The group's parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, was founded by the number two leader in Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. And CAIR is currently the defendant in a 9/11 lawsuit put forward by the family of FBI counter-terrorism chief, John O'Neill, for his murder during the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.

ICBR, the sponsor of the talk, has had its own problems. In May of 1995, one of its congregants, Rafiq Sabir, was arrested on charges of plotting to go overseas to assist Al-Qaeda. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Sabir had pledged an oath of loyalty to Osama bin Laden. In addition, one of the Islamic center's co-founders, Bassem Alhalabi, was previously charged with illegally shipping a thermal imaging military device to Syria.

Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), stated, "It is amazing that, after the attacks on 9/11, groups such as CAIR and Islamic centers such as ICBR would still be standing. As part of America's war on terror, these entities should be shut down immediately."

Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: joe4rep@gate.net.

 


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