22 , 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com)
ISLAMIST DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MIAMI PORT NOT CONCERNED ABOUT UAE PORT SALE
KHALID SALAHUDDIN SPOKE AT 2002 EVENT WITH LEADER OF OHIO HAMAS CHARITY SHUT DOWN ON SUNDAY
(Coral Springs, FL) In a report published by The Miami Herald, this past Saturday the 18th, the Deputy Director of the Port of Miami, Khalid Salahuddin, defended the sale of numerous American ports, including his own, to a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He stated, "They are not buying the Port of Miami. They are buying part of one of the operators at the port."
This came just one day prior to the closure of an Ohio-based Hamas charity, KindHearts, whose South Asia Division coordinator, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, has been linked to Salahuddin. In September of 2002, along with an entire cadre of Islamic radicals, Salahuddin was featured with Shah at a Davie, Florida event inappropriately titled, "A United and Secure Florida for All."
A lecture by Salahuddin, 'Belief in the Unseen,' is featured on the MeccaCentric Da'wah Group, an organization that sells videotaped speeches made by numerous Islamic radicals. This includes Siraj Wahhaj, a man whose name appears on a U.S. Attorney's list of potential co-conspirators to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
In November of 2001, Salahuddin, who is an ex-member of the Nation of Islam, was caught up in a scandal, whereby convicted felons - with cases ranging from attempted murder to pedophilia - were hired to work at the Port of Miami. About this, Salahuddin stated, "From our standpoint, what benefit would it do to kick him out on the street? We see none."
The Australian government's Departent of Foreign Affairs and Trade currently offers the following "Travel Advisory": "We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the United Arab Emirates because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against Western interests in the United Arab Emirates."
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated, "Of course, Mr. Salahuddin wouldn't mind the purchase of American ports by the United Arab Emirates, a country that presents a potential terrorist threat to the United States and her allies abroad. Salahuddin's involvement with Islamist radicals is well documented. We call on the United States government to investigate Khalid Salahuddin and consider him a liability in the sensitive position he holds in this strategic area of Homeland Security."
For further information, see 'Port
of Miami or Port of Jihadi?'
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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