Jihad Watch has received this press release from Americans Against Hate:
For Immediate Release: January 27, 2004
Contact: Joe Kaufman, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOCA ISLAMIC CENTER FEATURES MATERIAL TAKEN FROM TERRORIST CHARITY — AAH CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION
(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate is urging law enforcement to investigate the Islamic Center of Boca Raton’s usage of material published by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, a Saudi-backed “charity” that has been found to have raised millions of dollars for the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The material is found on the Islamic Center’s website, www.icbr.org, within the section ‘Embrace Islam.’
The origin of the material is a web-based book published by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, entitled ‘This Is The Truth,’ which is currently located on Al-Haramain’s website, www.it-is-truth.org.
This is the second instance of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) being cited for having information concerning Al-Haramain on its website. Less than a year ago, the ICBR was reported as having had a link on its site to the terrorist charity’s homepage, www.alharamain.org. The graphic link was seven inches in width, and was located on the ICBR’s website for well over three years – including during the September 11, 2001 attacks – and was only taken down in 2003 after negative press coverage.
Ibrahim Dremali, the Imam of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, is an advisor to the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), located in North Miami Beach. AMANA’s website, www.al-amana.org also contains a link to the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, under the heading ‘Good Islamic Organizations and Websites,’ on the same page as a picture of the World Trade Center in flames on 9/11.
Just this past week, the United States Department of Treasury added four branches of Al-Haramain to the “U.S. list of groups and individuals suspected of bankrolling terrorism, effectively freezing any assets they hold in the U.S.” (CNN, January 23, 2004)
Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, stated, “The fact that the Islamic Center of Boca Raton is using material from an organization that the U.S. has deemed a supporter of those that attacked us on 9/11 is serious. This is especially vital given the ICBR’s previous involvement with another ‘charity’ that America has taken action against for its terrorist fundraising, the Global Relief Foundation. I urge law enforcement to look into this matter immediately.”