July 5, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AWARDS TERROR SUPPORTING GROUP WITH GRANT

AAH: "OUTRAGE"

(Coral Springs, FL) According to the website of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently selected the group to receive an outreach grant. The grant is being awarded to ADC through the Office of Special Counsel For Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. This comes after years of stated support from ADC for overseas terrorist organizations.

  • In June of 1993, then-ADC President Albert Mokhiber stated, "Most outrageous of all the allegations 'reported' by [Patrick] Symmes was his opinion that 'Hamas is a band of murderers.'"
  • In November of 1994, then-ADC President Hamzi Moghrabi stated, "I mean, I know many people in Hamas. They are very respectable. They don't accept violence. And I don't believe Hamas, as an organization, is a violent organization."
  • In August of 1996, then-ADC President Hala Maksoud stated, "Hezbollah is a Lebanese resistance organization… This hardly qualifies as terrorism."
  • In May of 2000, then-ADC Spokesman Hussein Ibish stated, "Everywhere Hezbollah fighters, derided by the Israeli and U.S. governments as 'terrorists,' conducted themselves in an exemplary manner... [Hezbollah is] a disciplined and responsible liberation force."

The announcement of this grant followed ADC's own award having been presented to DOJ official Rene Alexander Acosta - the 2005 'Friend in Government Award - at ADC's 25th Year Silver Anniversary Convention just one month ago.

Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH), stated, "For the Department of Justice to give any type of financial support to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is an outrage! How do we ever expect to win the war on terrorism, when our own government works to assist groups that defend the terrorists we're supposed to be fighting?! We demand that this grant be rescinded immediately!"

AAH calls on all concerned citizens to contact the Department of Justice, at (202) 616-5594.

Additional information on this subject can be found on Militant Islam Monitor, at http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/743.

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

 


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