Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR has sent this letter to my friend S. I. Rosenbaum, the St. Petersburg Times "journalist," about her recent article about Joe Kaufman and me -- about which I wrote yesterday:
Dear Ms. Rosenbaum,
I’ve read your column, “Are bloggers against hate, or feeding it?”
In your column, you attempt to paint both Joe Kaufman of Americans Against Hate and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch as something they are not...in short, you use inuendo, unsupported by facts or any real research whatsoever to justify your preconceived notions of what Joe and Robert do.
Your cheap shot at two fine Americans who are standing up and doing something that you so-called “journalists” in the press should be doing is not only an insult to the profession of journalism; it directly endangers our country by blinding unknowing Americans to the threat of radical Islam. The threat is real; it is here; and it will kill you.
As for quoting Ahmed Bedier of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)...do you really know anything about him or CAIR? Are you aware that CAIR’s current executive director is a former spokesman for the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), an Islamic terrorist group that has direct ties to Hamas? Do you have any idea how many Americans have been terror-murdered in the name of Allah by Hamas? Do you know how many CAIR officials are currently in prison on terrorism charges?
I am proud to know of Joe’s and Robert’s work and to have shared my thoughts with them. I’d rather have the two of them standing behind me than any thousand so-called “journalists.”
May I suggest you visit the website of Dr. Daniel Pipes for another perspective on the threat of radical Islam?
You’d have thought 9-11 would have been a wake-up call to America’s journalists. What’s it going to take for you to “get it,” a mushroom cloud over Miami?
I’m not asking you to take a propaganda line against Islam; I’m only asking that you tell the truth.
Director, Anti-Council on American-Islamic Relations (ACAIR)