Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ahmed Bedier is Not Spokesperson for Al-Arian and Has Never Met Him

The anti-Muslim bashers are at it again, every chance they have to spew hatred at American Muslim leaders they maximize it by resorting to lies, defamation and fabrication. Today Florida's leading Islamaphobe blogger Joe Kaufman fabricated a story Campaign Cash from Al-Arian's Mouthpiece in FrontpageMag.com (a known extremist online publication) naming Ahmed Bedier, Dr. Sami Al-Arian's Spokesperson (also mouthpiece). For more about Sami Al-Arian click here. Kaufman could not be further from the truth.

What Kaufman fails to mention is that Ahmed Bedier has NEVER met Dr. Sami Al-Arian, NEVER spoke with Al-Arian on the phone and NEVER corresponded with Al-Arian via email/mail. So how can Kaufman claim that Bedier is a spokesperson of someone he has NEVER been in contact with??

Bedier is a community leader in Tampa and is the director of American Muslim civil rights group (CAIR) in that city. The Al-Arian trial was the biggest case in Tampa's Federal Judicial history, Bedier spoke a great deal to the media about the case, but so did everyone else. It was top news for several years. Bedier does NOT regret any of the comments he made surrounding the case. As a civil rights leader, Bedier speaks up on behalf of CAIR and its members calling for justice and due process. If Kaufman is upset that individuals are calling for the implementation of the U.S. constitution, than it is Kaufman who should answer whom does he speak for?

Kaufman's hatred for Muslims blinded him from looking at the true facts of the case. An American Jury of 12 who listened to all the evidence for six months overwhelmingly chose not to convict Al-Arian on a single count. Perhaps that's what Kaufman is so angry about, that a Palestinian Professor would get any justice in America. Kaufman is known for his extreme pro-Zionist sentiments which explains his hatred for Palestinians.

Joe Kaufman is recognized in the State of Florida for his hatred towards American Muslims and Arab Americans, just this year alone Americans United awarded him their infamous "Onion Award" recognizing his hatred and bigotry. If one is to review Kaufman's writings he would find that he has accused every Muslim he knows with terror ties, and has never written anything positive about a single Muslim. In his poor writing style, Kaufman attempts to link all Muslims to each other and labels them guilty by association (even if it does not exist, the mere fact that two people share the same religion is association in Kaufman's eyes).

In the same article Kaufman repeats an allegation he made last year that Bedier defended Palestinian Islamic Jihad on a TV show. A flat out lie which Bedier answered last year, for details read the posting Responding to the distortion: Bedier says "Nothing Immoral" About Islamic Jihad.

Finally, Kaufman recycles a FALSE claim that CAIR has some sort of terror ties. CAIR is a legitimate mainstream American organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 33 offices nationwide with a combined staff of over 75. CAIR and Bedier have a positive working relationship with all levels of government and law enforcement including the FBI. If Kaufman believes his lies he should report them to the appropriate authorities so they can take appropriate action (or laugh at him).

If anyone is not familiar with the great work of CAIR or has concerns about the organization, feel free to visit www.cair.com and read What Public Officials Say About CAIR.


Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly Kaufman is tied to the jewish terrorist group Kach. He should be sued for libel and defamation, including an thorough investigation of ties to terrorist organizations.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading this guy kaufman for a long time. He doesn't seem to have any credentials yet gives himself the license to write on Muslim affairs. Does anyone know who funds him? He used to have links to the terrorist Jewish Defense League on his website. The FBI should investigate him.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post, keep your voice heard!

Anonymous said...

I don't hate Muslims, I just will NEVER *trust* any of them. I have no idea WHY muslims want to live in America anyway if we are such evil people.

I really wish muslims in America would go back to their own beloved Islamic countries.

You people don't like our freedoms here anyway, and don't seem to understand that Free Speech goes BOTH WAYS.
And to the poster who said "Jewish terrorist group Kach" LOL
How many are in that group compared to Islaimic terrorist groups causing terror ALL OVER THE WORLD??
Why not make a website like THIS ONE (link below) to list all the Jewish terror done in the world..keep a running list? And then we can compare who causes MORE terror??!!

Ahmed Bedier said...

To the "I don't hate Muslim" person:

It's very clear that you not only HATE Muslims with a passion, but you're also scared to death of them. Your comment reveals extreme ignorance of Islam and Muslims (i.e. "you don't like our freedoms") what are you talking about we don't like your freedoms. Like you have some monopoly on freedom and your assume that Muslims are just some visiting folks that need to return to their Islamic countries. You should read up on your history. Muslims have been in America before it's indpendence and are part of this great nation. We don't hate freedom, we love it.

Unknown said...

Muslims have NOT been in America before it was founded! Another dream you need to wake up from. Islam is sick and evil and you are perverted for believing in it. If I ever decide to become a criminal I will convert to islam first. After the next terrorist attack in America we will see how high and mighty you think that you are. Forget the government dealing with you, the street will take care of what will be done.

Unknown said...

Terry - have you actually read the Koran? I'm not Muslim/Arab, but I've read parts of the Koran in my feminism courses. Here's what I learned. Muslim women had the right to vote in 700. American women had the right to vote in 1921. After God (Allah) the mother is the most respected and loved person - according to Mohamed - opened to correction here - in Islam. So, not only is Islam a religion that is good, but it is also empowering to women. Don't confuse a handful of men or governments who treat women bad or use religion as a pretext with Islam. And read a book once in a while... it will do you some good!