Journalist Joe Kaufman was assaulted at ‘Muslim Capitol Day’ by Bassem Al-Halabi, former associate of convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian and Director of Boca Raton mosque, who in 2003, was found guilty of illegally shipping a $13,000 military-grade thermal imaging device to Syria.
Investigative journalist and Chairman of Americans Against Hate Joe Kaufman and Florida Security Council cameraman J. Mark Campbell were assaulted, earlier today, by a member of United Voices for America (UVA), a Florida Muslim lobby group. UVA was in Tallahassee for its second annual event, entitled “Muslim Capitol Day.”
According to the lieutenant in charge, the perpetrator of the attacks, Bassem Alhalabi, was charged with “simple battery” for each incident. The two assaults happened on two separate occasions, both on the same day.
United Voices for America (UVA) is headed by Ahmed Bedier, the former Executive Director of CAIR-Tampa and the former “unofficial spokesman” for Sami al-Arian. Bedier was present, during the attack on Campbell. In May 2007, Rafiq Sabir, a member of Alhalabi’s Islamic center was convicted of material support for al-Qaeda. Americans Against Hate
(SOME BACKGROUND) TALLAHASSE, FLORIDA (Tuesday, March 9): Muslim Day at the Florida State Capitol is being sponsored by a group called United Voices for America (UVA). The founder and director of UVA is Ahmed Bedier. While there is certainly nothing wrong with anyone petitioning their elected officials, the issue raised by the Florida Security Council (FSC), ACT! For America, Former Muslims United (FMU) and Americans Against Hate (AAHHh) is the need for legislators to know who they are meeting with and understand the UVA’s agenda.
“The purpose of Muslim Day at the Capitol,” says Tom Trento founder of the FSC, “is to deceive lawmakers into believing UVA is a benign civil rights organization, representing disenfranchised minorities and immigrants on such issues as healthcare and education. Since the Council of American Islamic relations (CAIR) was founded by HAMAS (Muslim Brotherhood of Palestine), and UVA was founded by a CAIR operative, this makes UVA the grandchild of a terrorist organization whose only reason for being is to wage a global Jihad against non-Muslims and former Muslims.” AMERICA ON GUARD Against Muslim Capitol Day.
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