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Monday, October 23, 2006

Bedier Lies

I have chosen to publish Ahmed Bedier's libelous rant against me. Ahmed Bedier is the Communications Director for CAIR-Florida. In his rant, he refers to me as being "anti-Muslim" and an "Islamaphobe," neither of which are true. The fact that I fight against and expose those connected to radical Islamic behavior ad terrorism does not make me an Islamaphobe. The organization that Mr. Bedier works for is directly connected to the terrorist organization Hamas. For obvious reasons, he does not like me to discuss this. Therefore, he attempts to minimize my efforts, the organization in which I chair, and me personally.

Bedier, as well, does not like me to expose his own radical behavior. I have called Bedier the "Unofficial Spokesman" for convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian. Bedier is upset by this, again for obvious reasons. He claims it isn't so, yet he has been the media's go to person for information on Al-Arian, since Al-Arian's arrest early in 2003. He has defended Al-Arian in the media, he has held press conferences for Al-Arian, he has attended Al-Arian rallies, he has attacked the judge that sentenced Al-Arian, and he has given Al-Arian's family and colleagues a forum on his radio show. When Al-Arian received sentence, Bedier even tried to cover up the fact that Al-Arian had pled guilty to terrorism charges.

On a television show, Bedier has defended the likes of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the organization that Sami Al-Arian had co-founded and was a leader of. After being asked by the show's hostess, Kathy Fountain, if Sami Al-Arian's association with PIJ was "immoral," Bedier replied, "To a certain degree. Now, before 1995 there was nothing immoral about it." After Americans Against Hate exposed this, Bedier attempted to downplay it by saying that he meant to say "illegal" and not "immoral." He was asked a specific question, and he answered it just as it was asked. And unfortunately for him, it's on video for the world to see.

Bedier, in reality, is a liar. To protect himself and his organization, he practices the Islamic rule of Taqiyya. This is a way to lie, while being absolved of the lies religiously. This is how Bedier is able to say that I have trumped up "FALSE" charges against his group, CAIR. But all that I have said about CAIR is public knowledge. The group was created by a front for Hamas, the group is a defendant in a 9/11 lawsuit for an FBI agent's murder, the group has had four of its officials charged by the US government for terrorist activity, and the group has solicited funds for two organizations shut down by the US government for raising millions of dollars for Hamas and Al-Qaeda. None of this can be disputed, except in Ahmed Bedier's fantasy world. Bedier works for a group with links to terrorism, and Bedier cannot acknowledge this, once again for obvious reasons.

Furthermore, Bedier's July 2006 radio show was entirely devoted to support for Hezbollah. All three of the guests on his show lauded the terrorist group. In fact, one of Bedier's guests even described Hezbollah as being "heroic." Of course, Bedier did not rebut any of what his guests had to say. There is a reason for this. On September 11, 2006 - five years after the attacks - Bedier was quoted as saying about American perception of terrorist groups, "Oftentimes people in the West oversimplify all the groups."

Bedier and his organization have attempted to pull the wool over the media's eyes, the government's eyes, and law enforcement's eyes. CAIR Watch was created by Americans Against Hate to expose this and to tell the media, the government, and law enforcement that, given CAIR's ties to terrorism, the group should not be granted any type of legitimacy whatsoever. We have enlisted people from all across North America - even across the world - to assist in this endeavor. Bedier's libels and lies will not stop us from reaching our goals.

Joe Kaufman
Chairman of Americans Against Hate
Founder of CAIR Watch

3 Comments:

Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

If it's proven to be libel, Joe, take him to court, and watch him squirm during discovery process. He'd likely wish to settle out of court, as in most of CAIR's lawsuits.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

The media might not want to hold CAIR accountable, but the blogosphere certainly does.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Joe,
But all that I have said about CAIR is public knowledge.

CAIR doesn't want that knowledge to reach a larger portion of the public!

6:30 PM  

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