Defense of the Constitution
Press Release 013/03
June 14, 2003
CAIR’s Board Chairman.
Mr. Omar Ahmad, Denied Retraction
(Follow up to ACAIR Press Release Nr. 009/03 dtd May 08, 2003)
8 Year Old Victim of a “Hate Crime”?
Israeli Army Order: “Wipe out” Hamas
CAIR’s Board Chairman, Mr.
Omar Ahmad, Denied Retraction
On May 8th, 2003, ACAIR's press
release, nr. 009, highlighted comments stated by Mr. Omar M.
ACAIR feels that Omar Ahmad's comments are indicative of the true
intentions of CAIR- to turn the United States into a fundamentalist
Islamist theocracy. http://www.anti-cair-net.org/press_009_03
On 14 June, 2003, The Tri-Valley Herald posted
an article to its web site standing by the original article by reporter
Ms. Lisa Gardiner wherein she quoted the following statement by Mr. Ahmad:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to
any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim
of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the
only accepted religion on Earth.”
According to Fremont Editor Mr. Steve
Waterhouse, ANG Newspapers stands by the story. He goes on to say
that Gardiner “did excellent work for us when she was a reporter in the
late 1990’s”. In addition, Ms.
Gardiner stands by her story. She also notes her relations
with the Fremont Muslim community were extremely positive during her
time with ANG Newspapers.
It should be noted that Mr. Ahmad did not
contact ANG Newspapers to dispute the quote until it was reprinted in
an article on WorldNetDaily.com in early May. (The quote was made
on July 04, 1998, nearly five years ago).
Once again, Mr. Ahmad is caught telling the
truth about CAIR and he doesn’t enjoy being exposed. His attempt
to seek a retraction was cut short, and we at ACAIR look forward
to Mr. Ahmad accusing the Tri-Valley Herald of “Islamophobia” -
standard CAIR response to reporting about topics that they dislike.
applauds the Tri-Valley Herald for supporting its reporter and not
retracting the truth in an article which clearly
demonstrates, once again, the religious bigotry and hatred for American
values held by the CAIR leadership. We encourage other newspapers
in America to take up the standard set by the Tri-Valley Herald and
the truth about CAIR.
8 Year Old Victim of “Hate
On Jun 09, 2003, Philly.com posted an article
entitled “8-year old victim of a hate crime, prosecutor says” http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/local/6045186.htm.
In brief, the article mentions that 8-year-old
Ahmed Hadi was beaten by a group of three teenagers, two white
13-year-olds and a 12-year-old African American. The attackers
allegedly yelled taunts such as, “You Saddam Hussein Helper”, “Go back
to Iraq” and “You Iraqi”.
The column goes on to say, “Organizations
such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations say such attacks
not be overlooked, especially after the national rise in reports of
intimidation against Muslims that began after the Sept. 11 attacks and
spiked just before the war in Iraq”.
In addition, The Muslim News quoted
CAIR’s Executive Director, Mr. Nihad Awad as saying, “A disturbing
pattern seems to be developing in which ordinary American Muslims,
and those perceived to be Middle Eastern, are subject to attack merely
because of their religion, ethnicity or distinctive attire. Law
enforcement authorities at both the local and national levels can help
discourage these types of assaults by treating them with the
seriousness they deserve”.
NOTE: While ACAIR will never defend senseless
physical attacks of this nature, we question whether the phrases
previously cited constitute a “hate crime”. If so, we sadly
foresee vast numbers of juveniles spending time in the American justice
system at some point in
their lives. We of ACAIR are still waiting for CAIR to
a leadership position in the civil rights community by condemning all
bigotry and hatred, not just bigotry and hatred directed against
Israeli Army Order: “Wipe out”
According to recent reports, the Israeli Army
has been tasked with the destruction of the Hamas terrorist
group. Israeli Army radio has announced that the Israeli army has
been ordered to “completely wipe out” the terrorists, “from the
lowliest member to Sheik Ahmad Yassin”.
ACAIR notes that Israeli forces have
assassinated several senior members of Hamas in the past few days in
response to terror attacks against Israeli civilians. While we
condemn all religious violence, we recognize the right and obligation
of the Israeli government to protect their citizens from unprovoked
We call upon the Palestinian Authority to exercise its mandate to
represent the Palestinian people and do those things necessary to halt
the terror-murders being committed by Hamas and other Islamist groups.
The Palestinian Authority's failure to do this has directly contributed
to the death of many Palestinian innocents caught in the middle of
brutal Israeli military strikes against the Hamas terror-leadership.
ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by Hamas members
and is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and
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