January 6, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)



(Coral Springs, FL) Mazen Mokhtar, the Youth Division head of the New Jersey chapter of the Muslim American Society, last weekend, became the subject of concern, when it was brought to light that he had created a website that was an exact replica of one that was raising funds and recruiting fighters for terrorist activities abroad. The website, www.minna.com, was a "mirror" site of www.azzam.com, which was named for Osama bin Laden's mentor, Abdullah Azzam. The Minna site was created so that, when the original would be shut down (i.e. after 9/11), the Minna site would be able to continue raising money and recruiting terrorists.

Besides being associated with Al-Qaeda, the Minna site contained a portal to the official website of Hamas, 'The Palestinian Information Center.' The site featured Hamas communiqués and numerous violent anti-Jewish statements.

Mokhtar's entire www.minna.com website can be viewed here; scroll down for Hamas site.

It makes sense for Mokhtar's site to be connected to Hamas, because Mokhtar, himself, has made numerous statements praising the terrorist group. About Hamas, Mokhtar has said such things as:

  • "One of the reasons of my support for Hamas is that they have very high moral standards."
  • "Bombing houses is best left to the IDF (IOF?) they are the experts in the field. Hamas prefers to invest its limited resources in doing good."
  • "I have read the [Hamas] covenant. I support the covenant…"
  • "Hamas's path is the only path in the history of the Palestinian struggle against Israel that has produced results, and the results are impressive, I must say. I think it is clear that Hamas has the wider vision and the better plan."
  • "…the operations of HAMAS are heroic."
  • "I have enough trust in Hamas to feel that no one is killed before being identified as a collaborator."

Mokhtar has also made statements highly supportive of suicide bombing.

Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), stated, "I cannot fathom that a man who lauds Hamas and created a website connected to Al-Qaeda and Hamas could be allowed to teach impressionable children as a Youth Director. At the very least, this man should be behind bars and in shackles. I call on law enforcement to take this man into custody immediately. He should not be allowed on the street!"

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


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