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Neo- Nazi William Baker to speak at Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation banquet in Boca Raton - Mayors express outrage at misuse of their names
April 10, 2005
MIM: It took less then a year for the new Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation in Boca Raton, to out it's radical Islamist agenda, by inviting the neo Nazi William Baker to speak at their first major event. In order to provide a facade of legitimacy to this Islamo facist hate fest, Assadiq has apparently 'invited' the Mayors of Boca Raton and Coral Springs to be their 'guests of honor' without informing them that their names would be featured on the poster publicising the event. The Mayor of Boca Raton, says he was never invited at all...
Update: As of 4/13/04 The Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation has altered the event poster and removed the references to the 'guests of honor' and the Mayor of Boca Raton and Mayor of Coral Gables. The printed announcement on the website was also changed to include the title of the 'Mayor of Coral Springs'.
Both the mayor of Boca Raton and the mayor of Coral Springs deny having authorised the use of their names. They have announced that they would never attend an event featuring William Baker.
Boca Mayor Steven Abrams and Coral Springs mayor Rhon Ernest- Jones letters are below:
MIM: Mayor Steven Abrams has issued this statement to clarify his position on this event. He says that he was never invited and that the Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation used his name without his knowledge or consent.
Statement from Boca Raton Mayor Steven Abrams:
Thank you for your email regarding the Assadiq Islamic Education
MIM: Update: It is laudable that the mayor is going to deal with the misuse of his name and office in this way, and it is to be hoped that government officials will see this as a cautionary tale . If lslamists in Boca Raton think they can get away with trying to use the mayor's name to gain legitimacy for an event featuring a neo Nazi, one must logically conclude that what is going on behind the scenes is even more cause for alarm.
We can only hope that the Mayor of Boca Raton and the Boca City Council have learned to exercise caution when dealing with the 'friendly' overtures of the Muslim community. The past 4 years which have seen the terrorist connections of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (under the leadership of known Muslim extremist Ibrahim Dremali) which included a Hamas 'charity' front, and their affiliate, the Muslim Student Association at FAU ,exposed in articles with titles like "Boca Raton- City of Terror" and most recently "Terror U".
Coral Springs Mayor Ernest - Jones is another cautionary tale in the pitfalls of 'multi kulti' . As the mayor states in his letter he was approached by "a nice young cleric" who "invited him to attend a dinner at his foundation". The mayor]'s description of Imam Al Qazwini, "who communicated well ...and seemed to be the kind of leader who would seek out the paths to peace and understanding" is illustrative of the deception used by Islamo facists to deceive well meaning community leaders into providing a stamp of approval which masks their radical Islamists agendas.
MIM: Mayor Rhon Ernest - Jones wrote this letter to announce he would not be attending the event and that his name was misused.
Let me first say that, until I spoke recently to Mr. Art Teitelbaum of the ADL, I had no idea who William Baker is or what viewpoint he represents. Now I know, but since I have not seen any of the publicity for the upcoming event, I am at a disadvantage. The very notion that I am "sharing the spotlight with Baker" is offensive to me.
Having said that, I will recount a simple flow of events which has led to this misunderstanding and unintended consequence. In February of this year, the City of Coral Springs hosted a celebration of Eid. As you may know, Coral Springs is a front-runner with regard to building multi-cultural relations and to the fostering of communication and goodwill between people of different races, colors and creeds. At the Eid event I met a young cleric named Imam Mohammad Jawad Al-Qazwini, who communicated well and seemed to my wife and me to be the kind of leader who would seek out the paths to peace and understanding. About one month ago I received a message from him, inviting me to attend a dinner of his educational foundation. No mention was made as to who the speakers would be. I replied that I could not stay for the whole evening and could not be a guest of honor, but that my wife and I would be happy to drop by for half an hour to pay respects. I do not know if you are familiar with the life of a Mayor, but I can assure you that brief appearances at events is an almost daily occurance, and often several in one day. The idea being to spread goodwill and information, and to build relations. The next thing I heard was your message, which quite surprised and shocked me. I am still making enquiries as to how the Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation felt at liberty to use my name to promote the event, and because they did so without my permission I will not be attending the event. I will be contacting them directly to stop their use of my name.
I am sending this message in response to yours and also with the hope that you will pass it on to those who have an interest in this matter.
According toStan Brin's article in the Orange County Weekly, Baker (who is listed on the Assadiq banquet announcement as being from the LA Crystal Cathedral) was kicked out by them in 2002:
"...The Reverend Robert Schuller has quietly told self-styled "interfaith leader" William Baker to vacate his Crystal Cathedral office. The order came after an investigation published in OC Weekly revealed that Baker, who runs Christians and Muslims for Peace (CAMP), has a long history of anti-Semitic politics and held a leadership position in neo-Nazi organizations. The investigation also revealed that Baker had manufactured much of his alleged academic qualifications.
"We have separated ourselves from the CAMP ministry, and Mr. Baker will be off the campus as of May 31," a Crystal Cathedral spokesman said.
Sources at Crystal Cathedral stated that the decision was based largely on revelations made in OC Weekly ("Hour of White Power," Feb. 15). Soon after that story appeared, the Crystal Cathedral removed from the church's website a link to Baker's CAMP site, where Baker had peddled an anti-Semitic book titled Theft of a Nation.... http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/37/news-brin.php
MIM:. In light of the fact that the CA sent Baker packing in 2002 because among other things "he had manufactured much of his alleged academic qualifications", is the Assadiq banquet poster which lists him as being from the LA Crystal Cathedral a continuation of this pattern?
MIM: Neo Nazi William Baker and the' guests of honor' can look forward to Bin Laden and suicide bomber jokes made by Azhar Uzman, a member of the ' Allah Made Me Funny' Stand Up 'Camidians' (sic) who are scheduled to perform at the banquet. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/415
"...He bounds on to the stage with a beaming "as-salaam alaykum" (peace be upon you), which he informs us means "We're gonna kill you!!!"
"I'm Osama bin Laden's cousin," he declared. "They call me 'Bin Laughin.' "
"I'm an American. But I'm an American Muslim. In fact, I consider myself a very patriotic American Muslim, which means I would die for this country ""by blowing myself up ""in a Dunkin' Donuts."
MIM: In addition to 9/11' humor' Allah Made Me Funny member Preacher Moss, had this to say about homosexuals and Islam. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/415
Moss claimed homosexuals are "like Visa, everywhere I want to be," dismissed gay rights with an impression of a man cooing, "I have a dream, too!" in reaction to Martin Luther King's civil rights speech, and implied that gay men like the prostrate Muslim praying stance and wear the hijab.
For more on Allah Made me Funny see : 'Muslim stand ups aim to 'knock infidels dead' with Bin Laden and 9/11' jokes'.
MIM: Announcement of the banquet inviting the 'Muslim community.'
http://www.islamfl.com/events/04-30-05.htmSalaam wa Aleykum.
The Assadiq Educational Islamic Foundation in Boca Raton is inviting
the Muslim Community to attend this banquet on Saturday April 30th at
the Boca Marriot from 7-10pm. Some of the guests of honor include Dr.
Ali Al-Ajami, the Lebanese Ambassador, Dr. William Baker of the LA
Crystal Cathedral, Hajj Osama Attar who will be reciting nasheeds,
mayors, and Key Note speaker: Allah Made Me Funny muslim comedians.
Again this event is FREE to all, you just need to RSVP before April 14
by calling 561-361-7033 or 954-614-4935. Please pass this on to
everyone you know as we expect over 300 to attend. Dinner and
babysitting is included, and we can reserve tables for
organizations/masjids. Please contact me for further questions.
MIM: Pipeline News also did a piece about this event entitled :"Florida Mayors Designated as Guests of Honor at Radical Islamist Confab"
For more on the Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation see: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/396
For more on the Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation see: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/396
MIM: The Assadiq audio lectures page is headed by a picture of Imam Qazwini with this graphic of dripping blood and lists such titles as : "The Perpetual Endeavor to Protect Islam"- "The Concept of War in an Islamic Perspective" and "Traits of an Ideal Leader for an Eternal Uprising".
Below you can find a list of the speeches delivered by Sayed Mohammad Jawad Al-Qazwini. The list is sorted by dates and topics
by Sayed Mohammed Jawad Al-qazwini
DATE TOPIC LISTEN DOWNLOAD
MIM: The Assadiq website lists only the Boca Mayor as a guest of honor.
Dr. William Baker: From Grand crystal cathedral in Los Angeles California. Dr. Baker is one of the most outstanding figures in the Christian society.
SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY HIS KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ISLAM.
- Dr. Ali Al-Ajami: Lebanese Ambassador from Dearborn, Michigan. It will be a pleasure to be the host to the ambassador of the beautiful country of Lebanon.
- Hajj Osama Al-Attar: The famous Islamic Chanter. Al-Attar is blessed with a magical voice that he has dedicated to the praise of Prophet Mohammad.
style6">KEY NOTE PROGRAM OF THE NIGHT:
ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY: STAND-UP COMEDIANS
The extremely popular Muslim group, that brings humor and continuous laughter to every gathering.
GUESTS OF HONOR:
-Mayor of Boca Raton
-Educative chairman of CAIR
- Sayed Ali Al-Qazwini (Chairman of Assadiq Foundation in California)
Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Place: Boca Raton Marriott at the Boca Center
MIM: 'Allah Made Me Funny ' group which jokes about 9/11 and suicide bombings to entertain guests at radical Islamist event
http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=7905&category=LOCAL%20NEWSControversy has come to the FAU campus in the form of William Baker, an alleged neo-nazi, and his organization known as C.A.M.P. (Christians and Muslims for Peace).
William Baker and members of C.A.M.P. were invited to speak to students and faculty at Florida Atlantic University by the university's Muslim Student Organization, but due to protests by local Jewish organizations the event has been "postponed" and may be rescheduled for a future date.
Baker is the founder and president of C.A.M.P., a nonprofit organization made up of Christian and Muslim men and women, that claims to promote peace and understanding between the two religions. But in 1984, he was chairman of the Populist Party, a neo-Nazi organization that was established by Willis Carto, a political racist who denied the Jewish Holocaust ever took place.
Baker claims that he never supported the views of Carto. Yet at his 1984 convention for the Populist Party, Baker endorsed the restoration of segregation laws. He also expressed anti-Semitic views in his 1982 book about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Theft of a Nation,
Baker was invited to speak to the Muslim Student Organization on Saturday about the similarites in Christian and Muslim beliefs and history, and how they can come together in peace. Baker says the world needs C.A.M.P. because 54% of the world's population is Christian and Muslim.
In October of 2003, Baker was invited to speak at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia by the Muslim Students Association. His attendance created such a disturbance between Jewish and Muslim students that the presidents of the two student groups decided to issue a statement of unity which declared that they would "rise above perceived differences" and "inspire peace in our world."
Steve Mendelsohn, chair of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County can't understand why the MSO would invite Baker to a scholarly seminar when he isn't even a scholar.
"The true nature of this man is not a scholar. He is not a Muslim. He is not a scholar. To invite him to a scholarly seminar and program is a mockery. Giving him credit when he has none is abhorrent."
It has also been revealed that most of Baker's academic history was made up. He claims to have a doctorate, yet all he has been able to produce is proof of a bachelor's degree from Ozark Christian College. He also boasts of being nominated for a Noble Peace Prize in 1997, and being appointed in 2001 as Ambassador of Peace by Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon.
Mark Medin, Florida Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League says it is hard to understand why the MSO would invite Baker in the first place.
"We respect the university's First Amendment issues and any student organization has a right to invite who they choose, but from our perspective, we hope that the University Administration would condemn his views. There must be some sense of negative intent."
Bill Gralnick of the American Jewish Committee agrees.
"This is a guy who is making a living being the white spokesperson for Muslim extremists. He gets to say what he wants and the Muslims get to have a non-Muslim say what they want."
However, when Aileen Izquierdo, Director of Communications at FAU, was told about Baker's history, she said, "Regarding individuals who may come to campus with controversial backgrounds, the university will stand for the person to come here and uphold the First Amendment, but what the person says does not reflect the university as a whole."
Muneer Arafat, Imam of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton says he can't comment on Baker's past because he is not familiar with it and does not wish to punish someone for their past. "But," he says, "if he could bring points of conflict together, I encourage it. However, if he raises hatred among two or three groups, then it should be discouraged."
In 2003, there were 1,557 anti-Semitic occurrences in the nation. In Florida alone, there were 102 incidents, an increase of almost 10 percent, according to the ADL.
Izquierdo says Baker could still be given the opportunity to speak at the school.
"For now it has been postponed. The students hosting this event did not have enough time to fully organize the event properly."
William Baker's book about Israel :
Excerpt from Theft of a Nation
"Now consider what has taken place from 1917 to the present day. The entire country of Palestine has been "taken" by political Zionists, and it would seem the entire world has believed, supported and participated in the "theft" of an entire country from an entire nation Land, homes, customs, economy, everything which formerly belonged to the Arab people have been replaced with Israeli control and influence, including the very name of the country! The assumption that Palestine is the Jewish homeland and they only require aid to get back what is "rightfully" theirs has been so well propagandized that one is accused of "discrimination" or anti-Semitism if not supportive of the occupation and theft of Palestine. But we must insist on presenting the facts regardless of the emotional response incurred from others, or there will never be a just and lasting settlement of this tragic injustice."
The Orange County Weekly did a story on William Baker when he was fired from Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral after his affiliations with extremist groups came to light:
The Reverend Robert Schuller has quietly told self-styled "interfaith leader" William Baker to vacate his Crystal Cathedral office. The order came after an investigation published in OC Weekly revealed that Baker, who runs Christians and Muslims for Peace (CAMP), has a long history of anti-Semitic politics and held a leadership position in neo-Nazi organizations. The investigation also revealed that Baker had manufactured much of his alleged academic qualifications.