Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Speech and Joe Kaufman

I have been known to post pleas for funds from very legitimate organizations with an agenda to support very legitimate causes.

One such cause is David Horowitz’s Freedom Center legal defense of Joe Kaufman (also posted at Muslims Against Sharia) by Islamic organizations that have used the American criminal and civil legal systems to squelch his Free Speech rights to investigate the evil of Islam.

If those Islamic organizations are successful and bring down Joe Kaufman then look for the next step. That step would be going after people like you and me.

Here is a neutral profile from the Canada Free Press:

Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the founder of CAIR Watch. He is also an investigative journalist for Frontpage Magazine and the spokesperson for the Terror-Free Oil Initiative.

Now here is the frivolous lawsuit that has no basis to go all the way:

Last year, Joe Kaufman, an American activist and the chairman of Americans Against Hate, traveled to Texas to lead a peaceful ten-person protest against the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization that has been tied to Pakistani radical Islamic groups. During Kaufman's peaceful protest he was served with a harsh temporary restraining order as well as a suit alleging defamation and harassment. What is particularly troubling about Kaufman's case, is that the suit was not filed against him by ICNA, but by seven Dallas area plaintiffs who had never previously been mentioned by Kaufman, nor had they present at Kaufman's protest. The case is currently being litigated in Texas while Kaufman who lives in Florida is forced to spend his own money on travel and hotel accommodations in order to defend his rights to free speech and peacefully assemble. (Frontpage Magazine interview posted at Islamist Watch)

So you can see the tactic. Kaufman has been rather successful at exposing Islamic terrorist connections. American-Muslim organizations that claim to be moderate yet in reality support terrorist organizations such as Hamas have developed a strategy to shut the Kaufman’s of America up. That strategy is to sue with a large amount of financing behind the American-Islamic organizations without any real intention of winning. The object is to drain the anti-Islamist writer or reporter of their own finances by having to pay long arduous legal fees to battle well financed American-Islamic organizations.

Here is an example of the baseless Islamic attack to discredit Kaufman:

Americans Against Hate is an organization that creates slander and uneducated, presumptive allegations that never have merit or truth. Joe Kaufman is a man with a plan to spread lies and hatred toward Islam and creates broad and unfounded accusations that never are logical. Americans Against Hate (AAH) does the exact opposite of what the title and scope of his organization assumes.

[Then a load of smear came against Kaufman because a Left Wing organization denounces Kaufman.]

This is a man (Kaufman) who founded an organization called Americans Against Hate. It's the [...] Oxymoron, because all it does is spew hate!

Americans Against Hate is a website that is created to establish anti-everything that is associated with Islam and Muslims in general. Just like many other self-righteous bigots, Kaufman is considered to be a right-wing extremist with ties to Israeli terrorist organizations listed by the U.S. Department of State, and even has his blog articles prohibited in the Jewish Israeli Magazine due to his loyalties to Kahane Chai and Kach radical groups. (see "A Kahane Legacy Lost" written by Joe Kaufman under

[Then this website goes out its way to portray a Hannity and Colmes interview including all the “uhs” and “ahs” of horrible English public speaking.]

Just to contradict the accusation of hate speech or racism against Kaufman let’s read from an Islamic website that is way closer to moderate Islam than are most of well financed Islamist connected American-Islamic organizations.

Muslims Against Sharia rallies with Kaufman about exposing a Muslim on a School Board in Florida who relishes in the glory of Hamas:

On March 1, 2008, Broward County School Board Diversity Committee member Jawhar Sadallah Badran, an appointee of School Board member Robert Parks, was caught on camera making statements in support of the terrorist organization Hamas. They included “Hamas is not a terrorist organization,” “Hamas is a defender of the Palestinian people,” and “Hamas is better than Fatah, because there’s no corruption. Hamas takes care of the people.”

As well, in July of 2006, Badran made a statement to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel describing himself as a suicide bomber. He said, “Hamas and Hezbollah are committing acts of defense against the acts of the Israelis. The only weapons that we have are to strap bombs on our bodies and do whatever damage and destruction we can.”

Furthermore, Badran is a representative for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that has a number of terrorist ties. Indeed, the United States Justice Department has recently named CAIR as a co-conspirator for a current federal trial which is dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.

We believe wholeheartedly in Freedom of Speech, but because of Mr. Badran’s expressions of support for terrorist organizations and violence and because of his radical affiliations, we feel that he should be disallowed from serving on any government forum, especially one that deals with diversity and children. We therefore are calling on you to act swiftly to remove Jawhar “Joe” Badran from the Broward County School Board Diversity Committee. He should not be able to serve another day.

Source: Petition Online
H/T: Americans Against Hate

Even Muslims that hate their heritage of violence are supporters Joe Kaufman. Does that sound like “hate speech” or “racism”?

Let’s examine the Rabbi Meir Kahane who the American-Islamic terror affiliated organizations are using to character assassinate Joe Kaufman.

In 1985, the Knesset passed an amendment to Israel's Basic Law, barring "racist" candidates from election. The committee banned Kahane a second time, and he appealed to the Israeli High Court. This time the court found in favor of the committee, declaring Kahane to be unsuitable for election. (Wikipedia)

Here is the basis of Rabbi Kahane’s racism. So what was Kahane racism?

Kahane argued that observance of Torah was the only reason to be Jewish. He saw secular Jews as hypocritical racists:

His supporters say Kahane was protecting Torah values and the integrity of the Jewish nation, but his detractors consider Kahane's views bigoted.

Kahane also believed that a Jewish democracy with non-Jewish citizens was self-contradictory because the non-Jewish citizens might someday become a numerical majority and vote to make the state non-Jewish:

    I ask a question that sends Israelis crazy, both on the Left and on the Right. The question is as follows: if the Arabs settle among us and make enough children to become a majority, will Israel continue to be a Jewish state? Do we have to accept that the Arab majority will decide?

Kahane claimed that historically there are no examples of Arab Muslims living peacefully alongside other non-Arab ethnic groups. Thus Kahane proposed the forcible deportation of nearly all Arabs from all lands controlled by the Israeli government.

"A total of some 750,000 Jews fled Arab lands since 1948. Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel, to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 (50) years ago." (Ibid)

Kahane’s racism was based on his distrust of Muslim-Arabs who are devoted to the extermination of Israel and every Jew residing there. That may sound harsh but self-preservation is hardly racism. Kahane did not call for the extermination of Muslim-Arabs as most of Middle Eastern Muslims are taught to believe for Israeli-Jews.

Now let’s examine the accusation that Kahane was a terrorist.

The movement founded by Kahane became known as the Kach Party and Kahane chai (i.e. “Kahane lives [on]”). Rabbi Kahane was assassinated by an Islamic terrorist well connected to al Qaeda in New York City in 1990. Four years later a Kach supporter by the name of Dr. Baruch Goldstein went on a murder spree at a dual Jewish-Muslim worship location. The incident has become known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre and to the Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Ibrahemi Mosque Massacre.

Regardless of Palestinian propaganda it has been proven that IDF reservist Dr. Baruch Goldstein acted alone. Even so the Jewish community of Israel and the Jews of the West were so horrified by the massacre that the Kach Party and the Kahane chai were declared illegal terrorists organizations. The U.S. State Department followed through by citing the two Jewish organizations to be on the Terror Watch List.

Now let’s compare acts of terrorism by the Kach Party and Hamas or Fatah (the assassinator of Kahane was a PLO operative as well). There is NO compare available.

So if Kaufman subscribed to the belief that racist Islamic Supremacists should be separate from Jews (and should be separate from all non-Muslims who love their life), how is that an indictment against Kaufman?

JRH 5/29/09

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