June 23, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (joe4rep@gate.net)

CAIR PUTS PRESSURE ON U.S. JUDGES TO SWEAR IN WITNESSES USING BANNED QURANS

QURANS LABELED "ANTI-SEMITIC" BY L.A. SCHOOL SYSTEM

(Coral Springs, FL) After courtroom judges from Guilford County in North Carolina refused to accept donated Qurans from the Islamic Center of Greensboro, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has gotten involved to put pressure on the judges. In a press release CAIR sent out dated June 21st, the group's Legal Director, Arselan Iftiqar, is quoted as saying that the exclusive use of the Bible in courtrooms may be "an inappropriate endorsement of a single set of religious beliefs."

To rectify this "problem," CAIR is offering its own Quran - 'The Meaning of THE HOLY QURAN' - free of charge to any American judge requesting one. The press release invites judges and court officials to order the books through CAIR's new 'Explore the Quran' program.

The texts being offered through the 'Explore the Quran' program are the same ones that were pulled from school libraries throughout Los Angeles, in February of 2002, for containing numerous anti-Jewish commentaries. One such commentary states, "The Jews in their arrogance claimed that all wisdom and all knowledge of Allah was enclosed in their hearts. But there were more things in heaven and earth than were dreamt of in their philosophy. Their claim was not only arrogance but blasphemy."

In the index, under the term "Jews," one finds such derogatory references as: "became apes and swine," "cursed," "enmity of," "greedy of life," "slew prophets," "took usury," "unbelief and blasphemy of," "work iniquity," and "write the Book with their own hands."

Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH) stated, "To attempt to coerce American judges to administer oaths using a book that the Los Angeles school system has deemed 'anti-Semitic' is a severe travesty. This is no different than the Ku Klux Klan trying to tell judges to swear in people using Hitler's 'Mein Kampf.' We call on all judges and judicial personnel to reject the offer of this Quran or any propaganda materials from CAIR."

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

 


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