|May 12, 2005|
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com)
IMAM OF 'DIRTY BOMBER' MOSQUE BLAMES 'GAY SEX' FOR TSUNAMI DISASTER
AAH CALLS ON BROWARD PUBLIC DEFENDER AND CITY COMMISSIONER TO CANCEL SUNDAY EVENT SPEECHES
(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate (AAH), a counter-terror watchdog group, is calling on Broward County Public Defender, Howard "Help Me Howard" Finkelstein, and City Commissioner of Hollywood, Sal Oliveri, to cancel their participation in an event taking place at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, this coming Sunday, May 15th.
The event, entitled 'AMERICA & THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN G-D,' is being coordinated by Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, the religious leader of the Darul Uloom Islamic Institute. Darul Aloom, a madrasa located in Pembroke Pines, has become infamous for the amount of Al-Qaeda related terrorists that have worshiped and taken classes there, including "Dirty Bomber" Jose Padilla and FBI 'most wanted' Adnan Shukrijumah.
It has come to the attention of AAH that Durul Aloom recently placed on its website a hateful diatribe against homosexuals, Jews and Christians, entitled 'TSUNAMI - Wrath of G-d.'
The piece, which states that it was "researched by Islamic Scholar - Maulana Shafayat Mohamed," says: "The least we could do as Muslims at this time and in this case WITH THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORLD - is to spread the message by ENJOINING GOOD AND FORBIDDING EVIL." And "TSUNAMI SIMILAR TO SODOM & GOMORRAH HITS GAY PARADISE."
In addition, the piece, using a quote from the Qur'an, describes Muslims as being superior to others ("the best of peoples, evolved for mankind") and states that most Jews and Christians ("People of the Book") are "perverted transgressors."
Further information about the event and the offending article about the tsunami disaster can be found at www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/590.
Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated "There can be no excuse for the hateful sentiments that are found on Darul Uloom's website. We call on elected officials, Howard Finkelstein and Sal Oliveri, to withdraw from Sunday's event."
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information for Public Defender Howard Finkelstein
Contact information for Public Defenders office : 954 831 8673 http://www.browarddefender.com/
Contact Information for Sal Olivieri City Commissioner http://www.hollywoodfl.org/city_commission/district3.htm
Telephone: (954) 921-3321
Fax: (954) 921-3386
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Howard FINKELSTEIN takes a turn to the RIGHT to SPEAK at Conference sponsored by Local ANTI-GAY Muslim Cleric Sunday May 15th at the Hollywood Performing Arts Center 3:30 PM CALL HOWARD and tell HIM TO CANCEL HIS Appearance......(954) 831-8650 The Law Office of the Public Defender, Broward County Courthouse 201 S.E. 6th Street, Rm 3872, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301 --- FINKELSTEIN IS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.. HOWARD FINKELSTEIN AND HOLLYWOOD CITY COMMISSIONER SAL OLIVERI ARE SUPPORTING AN EVENT SPOSNORED BY A BROWARD IMAM who CLAIMS THE TSUNAMI WAS G-D'S WRATH ON HOMOSEXUAL PERVERSION, MOST JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ARE PERVERTS. HOLLYWOOD, FL (MAY 11, 2005) Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, the spiritual leader for south Florida's largest mosque, is telling his congregants that most Jews and Christians are perverts. He cites the Qur'anic verse declaring it to be true. Furthermore, Imam Mohamed says based on his research that the tsunami disaster was the result of the perversion of homosexuality. Specifically, HE claims it was a result of homosexuals having sex with children. What is most disturbing is that public defender and local celebrity, Howard Finkelstein along with Sal Oliveri, Hollywood Florida City Commissioner will be Imam Mohamed's guest's of honor at a conference sponsored by the Imam's AL-HIYMAT organization. The conference is billed to be an "Extraordinary Event" titled "AMERICA & THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD." It certainly is extraordinary that Finkelstein and Oliveri, two political astute men would agree to speak at an event sponsored by Imam Maulana Mohamed who views gays, Christians and Jews less than Muslims "because most of them [Christians and Jews, people of the Book] are perverted transgressors." Chapter 3 verse 110, the Holy Qu'ran as taken from Maulana Shafayat Mohamed's website http://www.alhikmat.com/tsunami.htm.
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