For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MAZEN MOKHTAR'S MINNA WEBSITE
MOKHTAR DESCRIBES HAMAS AS BEING "HEROIC"
(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:
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: email@example.com.
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