For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CAIR OFFERING BOOK TO LIBRARIES PRAISING CONVICTED TERRORIST AND NEO-NAZI
ALAMOUDI STATED SUPPORT FOR HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH AND WAS INVOLVED IN PLOT TO ASSASSINATE SAUDI PRINCE
(Coral Springs, FL) Since September of 2002, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been offering for sale a set of books to libraries across America, through its program entitled 'Explore Islamic Culture & Civilization.' Included in the set is a version of the Quran ('The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN') that has been banned by the Los Angeles school system and a book ('GENDER EQUITY IN ISLAM') that preaches violence against women.
Also included in CAIR's library set is 'silent no more,' a book written by former U.S. Congressman Paul Findley. The book, which is put out by the same company as CAIR's banned Quran (amana publications), heaps praise on numerous radicals. This includes Abdulrahman Alamoudi, a man convicted of terrorist crimes.
In July of 2004, Alamoudi pled guilty to immigration fraud and engaging in illegal transactions with Libya, which involved a plot to assassinate the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
In the book, 'silent no more,' Findley devotes numerous pages to Alamoudi and his associates and lauds him as "a leader in Islamic affairs." Alamoudi's name and face adorn the cover of the book. The book also contains two other color images of Alamoudi, in its center picture section, in addition to a full color page dedicated to a rally Alamoudi spoke at, where he declared in front of a packed audience his public support for Hamas and Hezbollah.
Alamoudi stated, at the October 2000 rally outside the White House, "We are all supporters of Hamas... I am also a supporter of Hezbollah." Due to the backlash from the statements, Findley, in his book, attempts to protect Alamoudi and make excuses for Alamoudi's actions. He states, "Reporters covering the rally misread the exchange as an expression of Muslim support for terrorism."
Furthermore, the book contains a full color picture of alleged neo-Nazi William Baker and devotes numerous pages to him, as well. Findley exalts Baker as being "a Christian leader" and states, "Not enough Americans read the messages of Baker."
One of Baker's messages is, "The entire country of Palestine has been 'taken' by political Zionists, and it would seem the entire world has believed, supported and participated in the 'theft' of an entire country from an entire nation."
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), said, "CAIR's
library project should be condemned by every library across America. It
is nothing but a way to bring bigoted, fanatical and violent teachings
to the hands, hearts and minds of the masses."
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: email@example.com.
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