March 17, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)

DREMALI CANCELS SPEECH, AMIDST
NEGATIVE PUBLICITY

MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION BLOGS DELETED

(Coral Springs, FL) Ibrahim Dremali, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker of a Muslim Students Association (MSA) event, held today at the University of Central Florida (UCF), has canceled his appearance. Proof of this can be found on the MSA website, which removed his name and bio from its list of speakers (Although, his name is still shown prominently on event flyers on the site).

Over the past week, writings exposing Dremali's numerous ties to radical Islamist activity were published in FrontPage Magazine, Militant Islam Monitor, and Pipeline News.

Dremali, who is currently the Imam of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Iowa, is tied to a radical mosque based in Boca Raton, Florida, where an Al-Qaeda operative was recently taken into custody by the FBI. Dremali had also previously been a representative of a Florida-based organization that was urging its followers to give "material support" to Al-Qaeda connected groups.

In addition to this, weblogs connected to an MSA of UCF 'blog ring' were deleted, after Americans Against Hate Chairman Joe Kaufman exposed them in his article published in Frontpage Magazine, yesterday. The blogs included one owned by MSA member Sobiah Imam, who used her site to wish death upon her brother and degrade different religions, races and ethnic backgrounds. She referred to Asians as "rice-eyed" and Italians as having an "arsehole gene." Another MSA blogger, Yusuf Amin, featured a Hezbollah poster on his site.

Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated, "While we are happy that Imam Dremali canceled his speaking engagement and will not be able to incite students with his radical ideologies, we believe the university should cancel the entire event. The type of speakers the MSA is bringing to campus and the students' racist and extremist blogs/websites are enough evidence to show that there is a security concern, with respect to MSA activities."

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

 


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