May 17, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (



(Coral Springs, FL) In its mission statement, the National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ) describes itself as a "human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America." Despite this, certain members of the NCCJ fall far short of the mission.

Maulana Shafayat Mohamed of the Darul Uloom Islamic Institute and Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), both members of the NCCJ, head organizations whose websites have bigoted material aimed at homosexuals, Jews and Christians.

On Darul Uloom's site, one finds an article researched by Shafayat Mohamed entitled 'TSUNAMI - Wrath of G-d,' which blames gays for the tsunami disaster and refers to Jews and Christians as "perverted transgressors." The site also contains a picture on its homepage of Shafayat Mohamed shaking the hand of Ahmed Deedat, a well-traveled anti-Semite that has written books and given lectures defaming Christianity.

On the AMANA site, one can find an article entitled 'Homosexuality is not O.K.' It states, "Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) before 1400 years ago said: 'Whenever you find in a society the act of homosexuality you will find disease and death.'" It ends with the following: "We pray that every sinful person go back to his creator and try to ask for forgiveness before it is too late and be guided. And if not, they should keep [a] low profile about their abnormal human activities."

In addition, on the AMANA site there is a link to a piece, entitled 'The Islamic Ruling on Homosexuality,' which states, "In order to maintain the purity of the Muslim society, most Muslim scholars have ruled that the punishment for this act should be… one hundred whiplashes for the man who has never married, and death by stoning for the married man." AMANA's site also sports a PowerPoint presentation which states, "Please help us protect our children from the zionist jews." And AMANA has a link to Deedat's official website.

Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated, "How can the NCCJ fight bias and bigotry, when it grants membership to those individuals who are affiliated with that same bias and bigotry? It is time for the NCCJ to restore its integrity and make the necessary reforms, so that it releases from its ranks those that do not adhere to its mission."

AAH Chairman Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail:

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