For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com)
USF TO HOST ISLAMIC GROUP PROMOTING VIOLENCE AND HATRED
MAS-TAMPA WEBSITE DISCUSSES MURDERING JEWS AND WAGING HOLY WAR AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS
(Coral Springs, FL) According to the website of the Muslim American Society of Tampa (MAS-Tampa), a radical Islamist organization tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, its 2006 MAS Olympics will be held at the University of South Florida (USF). The event will take place March 11th through the 12th. This will be the third year in a row that USF will have hosted MAS-Tampa's Olympics.
On MAS-Tampa's website, the group provides its viewers with driving directions to USF. On the same page, under the directions, there is listed the name, address and phone number of Masjid Al-Qassam, the Temple Terrace mosque founded by Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian. Al-Arian was a well-established professor at USF, until he was taken into custody by the FBI.
MAS-Tampa's website also provides much material that is of a violent and hateful nature. Some quotes within the site's "e-Library" are:
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), stated, "Given USF's history, with regard to Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders Sami Al-Arian and Ramadan Shallah, one would think that the school would not want to repeat its past mistakes. If USF hosts MAS-Tampa's 2006 Olympics, it would give the appearance that USF approves of MAS-Tampa's propagation of hatred and violence towards non-Muslims, as witnessed on the group's website. It is incumbent upon the university to shut this event down, before it begins."
As of the time of this release, officials
at USF have not responded to repeated e-mails concerning this matter.
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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