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Archive for October, 2008
Today’s sermon was given at the Islamic Center of Detroit.
*Disclaimer – I don’t endorse the usage of the term “Jewish Extremist”. I posted this because of the general substance regarding the anti-Muslim bigot pictured below.
Joe Kaufman, South Florida’s Jewish Extremist
Joe Kaufman, a South Florida Jewish extremist and head of the radical group Americans Against Hate, stays true to form. Rather than address the issues at hand (Walid Shoebat) in this post and answer Bedier’s valid questions as to why some Jews are sponsoring hate speech events, Kaufman attempts to smear Bedier’s good reputation with lies and deception. Joe Kaufman should know that Bedier’s reputation is solid and he is considered by our community as a civil rights leader and a man of peace. Unfortunately the same can not be said about Joe Kaufman. Joe Kaufman should consider the saying “if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones.”
For the past couple of months, Joe Kaufman has been smearing Muslims in the Tampa Bay area, if one didn’t know any better one would think that Joe lives in our community, but he doesn’t. So why the interest in Tampa, Kaufman?? A reason maybe the fact that Kaufman has discredited himself in South Florida so much that not a single mainstream media outlet would dare quote him. He’s proven to be a very bias and unreliable source.
However, Kaufman’s hateful work has not gone unnoticed. Just last month one of the most prominent constitutional rights organizations Americans United gave Kaufman the dreaded “Onion Award” for “his consistent record of trashing everything Muslim with a broad brush of innuendo, association and excessive rhetoric.” Source: Archive.org
The great irony is that while Kaufman accuses just about anything Muslim to terrorism using baseless fantasies, he himself was investigated for terrorist ties to the terror organization Kach/Kahane Chai. In 2003 he was exposed (Source: Radical Watch) for promoting violence and terror by providing intellectual support by promoting Kach and Kahane on his website
, since being exposed the website, once used for his own failed FL house rep campaign, was shut down. According to the U.S. Department of State, Kahane Chai and Kach are known terrorist organizations and are banned in the United States.
The organization (Kahane) Kaufman praised and promoted shares the State dept’s terror list with groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Kach and/or Kahane was placed on the list via presidential order and for using violent terrorism to promote a political agenda. Kahane was added to the Department of State’s List of terrorism Organizations after one of its members Baruch Goldstein gunned down and killed 29 unarmed Muslim worshipers in a cold blooded homicide operation. Like Kaufman, Baruch Goldstein is an American born extremist and member of both Kach and Kahane Chai. source: newsfrombabylon
On new year’s day 2001, seven years after Goldstein’s terror act and while most people were making their new year resolution, Kaufman was making his by praising the founder of the Kahane terror movement in a column titled “A Kahane Legacy Lost.” In the column Kaufman praised the violent terrorist Meir Kahane and said: “It was perfectly understandable, if he were to have hated Arabs. Just like, during the Holocaust, it was perfectly understandable for a Jew to hate Germans…If the Kahanes’ memory serves us any purpose, it’s to show that trust (and peace) is ultimately between only ourselves.”
As Kaufman’s true colors started showing, close friends like the Florida office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) distanced themselves from Kaufman and have refused to work with him ‘publicly’ since 2003, evident by their refusal to remark on Kaufman’s terror website links.
Readers should not be surprised by Kaufman’s accomplishments, he’s not stranger to hatred of Muslims and Arabs, in fact it’s part of his sick ideology to hate anything Arab and Muslim. Immediately after the tragic acts of 9/11, Kaufman advocated the use of Nuclear Weapons to achieve “peace.” In a commentary on 11/18/01 titled ‘Making Friends with the enemy…The Nuclear Way.’ Kaufman said: [Question: If the decimation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right thing to do, in response to Pearl Harbor, then why the heck are we saving our nuclear weapons now? And furthermore, if we're not using them, why do we have the nukes in the first place? After all, there is no more Soviet Union to compete with. If the attacks are not a good enough reason to use them, then what are we holding on to them for?!!! Now, at this point, you may think of me as being no less than a madman, but hear me out, for I have a method to my madness.] source: floridajewish
In the same hate-filled article Kaufman is dead wrong on his facts and encourages using nuclear bombs on Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also claims that Iraq was behind the anthrax scare in America.
More recently Kaufman has spewed hatred against Muslim youth events, like falsely accusing a recent Muslim youth retreat in a the Tampa area, as a ‘Jihad camp.’ Kaufman circulated the wrong information encouraging other radicals to threaten both the youth and the venue owners. It turns out that kaufamn lied and made up the stories which he pitched to local media. A St. Petersburg Times reporter discussed the issue in an article earlier this year titled “Are bloggers against hate, or feeding it?” source: SPTimes
Joe Kaufman has proven to the world that he is a militant ultra-violent biased extremist that can not be trusted.
*Due to this being the Jumu’ah prior to the election, my prepared sermon for tomorrow is will be repeat what I posted last week, G’d willing. For Muslims, the best person to imitate in conduct, manners, intellectual endeavors and worship is the example (Uswah) of Prophet Muhammad (SAAS). This wisdom of his (SAAS) below explains itself.
النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال خير شبابكم الذين يتشبهون بشيوخكم وشر شيوخكم الذين يتشبهون بشبابكم وشر رجالكم الذين يتشبهون بسائكم وشر نسائكم الذين يتشبهون برجالكم
The Prophet (SAAS) said, “The best of your youth are those who imitate your elders [in wisdom and rigtheousness], and the worst of your elders are those who imitate your youth. The worst of your men are those who imitate your women, and the worst of your women are those who imitate your men.”
[Narrated in Kitab Al-Athar - Abu Yusuf]
Today’s talk was given at the University of Michigan – Dearborn to the Muslim Students Association (MSA).