Joe Kaufman did not threaten bodily injury to anyone at Muslim Family Day. He alleges that some groups behind it had ties to terror groups, and led a peaceful protest. Now apparently his protest itself is being taken as an incitement to violence, which is the first step toward criminalizing any discussion of Islamic jihad and Islamic supremacism — it will be termed “incitement” in itself, as we saw with Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and thus outlawed.
For this reason everyone who is concerned about the spread of Islamic supremacism in the United States needs to stand with Joe and contribute to his legal defense. For now, please use this address:
Americans Against Hate
1440 Coral Ridge Dr. #404
Coral Springs, FL 33071-5433
Or use the AAH contributions page.
By Nathaniel Jones in the Star-Telegram (thanks to all who sent this in):
ARLINGTON — A Florida man who protested Muslim Family Day at Six Flags over Texas last month is prohibited from threatening or harming event participants, a district judge ruled late Wednesday.
Several local Muslim organizations, including the DFW Islamic Educational Center, on Monday asked state District Judge Ken Curry to bar Joe Kaufman, co-founder of Americans Against Hate, from causing or inciting violence against their members.
Curry said the groups’ request was too vague and could not be enforced, but he issued an injunction prohibiting Kaufman from threatening and causing bodily injury to organizers of the event.
The ruling shows that justice was served, said Jamal Qaddura, a leader in Arlington’s Islamic community who helped organize the event.
Kaufman said Wednesday that he was unaware of the ruling and would have to consult with his attorneys before commenting.
Curry also ruled that Texas courts have jurisdiction in this matter, paving the way for Islamic organizations in North Texas to seek libel damages from Kaufman.
The groups said Kaufman’s Web site was used to paint all Muslims participating in Muslim Family Day as radical fanatics who used the event to spread anti-American hatred.
Kaufman visited Six Flags on Oct. 14 to lead a protest against Muslim Family Day, an event celebrating the end of Ramadan, a period of Islamic holy days marked by fasting and prayer.