October 8, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)



(Coral Springs, FL) Last Monday, October 3rd, it was reported that Michael S. Clemens, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami office, and agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force met at the Pembroke Pines headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in order to forge better ties with the Muslim community. The report states that this was part of the FBI's strategy of "building alliances" with Muslims.

Americans Against Hate (AAH) asks why the FBI, the organization that is charged to protect United States citizens, would be building an alliance with a group that has been accused of being a front for the terrorist organization HAMAS. CAIR's parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), was created by the number two leader in HAMAS, Mousa Abu Marzook.

Also, according to the report, the meeting took place "at the behest of CAIR." AAH asks why the FBI would act at the behest of a group that has numerous officials that have been convicted in and/or deported by the United States for terrorist activity, even activity related to Al-Qaeda, the group that attacked the United States on 9/11.

Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, informed the FBI, yesterday, of the problem with these types of meetings. Kaufman stated, "CAIR will use events such as these, so that, in the future, the FBI or other governmental organizations think twice about taking action against CAIR." In addition, Kaufman told the FBI that these meetings contradict America's war on terrorism.

All of this is further compounded by the fact that CAIR is currently the defendant in a lawsuit put forward by the family of FBI agent John O'neill for his murder in the World Trade Center, during the 9/11 attacks.

AAH calls on the FBI and all United States governmental organizations to cease contact with CAIR immediately and to acknowledge the threat the group poses.

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


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