This is especially rich, as Muhammad Malik (here, Mohammad) has in the past been involved in attempts to put a more “moderate” face on Islamic teachings, particularly where apostasy is concerned. When the audience is different, the message is different. “Occupy Miami boss led ‘Nuke Israel’ rally,” by Aaron Klein for World Net Daily, November 24 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The recent executive director of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations’ South Florida chapter is a founder and spokesman of Occupy Miami, WND has learned.
Mohammad Malik currently is as an activist with several other Islamic groups.
He has led hate-filled anti-Israel protests in which participants were filmed wearing Hamas paraphernalia while chanting “Nuke Israel” and “Go back to the oven” — a reference to Jews being killed in the Holocaust.
Malik has been widely quoted in the Florida news media in recent weeks speaking for Occupy Miami.
The Miami Herald identified Malik as one of the organizers of Occupy’s Miami’s downtown campsite headquarters.
“We’ve established that we can be here,” Malik told the Herald, speaking as one of the first Occupy Miami organizers. “People said we were stupid amateurs who don’t know what we’re doing. … But we did it. We’ve survived and we’re growing.”
Last week, the Florida Independent reported Miami police had asked Occupy activists to temporarily leave their camp digs.
The Independent quoted Malik, identified as protesting with the group since the beginning, as stating there were “a lot of cops” in the area, but protesters were “trying to figure out the situation so that it doesn’t escalate.”
The Independent previously quoted Malik as an “unemployed Miami native who has worked with the ACLU and is the current spokesperson for Occupy Miami.”
In September 2010, Malik was appointed as the director of CAIR’s South Florida chapter, covering the region of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.
In March 2010, Malik organized a CAIR dinner in Miami. The keynote speaker was Siraj Wahhaj, who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Wahhaj has also defended the convicted WTC bomb plotters and has urged the Islamic takeover of America.
Malik departed CAIR several months ago. He previously worked for ACLU Florida, coordinating its Racial Justice and Voting Rights Projects.
He did not return email and phone requests for comment.
Nezar Hamze, the current director of CAIR-South Florida, told WND yesterday that Malik departed his Islamic group under friendly terms.
“He left several months ago, maybe almost a year ago,” said Hamze. “He got a better position, I think, at the ACLU,” he said.
Malik has served as coordinator of several other Islamic groups, such as the South Florida Palestine Solidarity Network, through which he has organized hate-filled protests; the American Muslims for Emergency Relief; and Students for Justice in Palestine.
Malik himself was the principal organizer of numerous anti-Israel rallies.
A rally in March was titled “Miami’s Third Intifada Rally for Palestine.”
During the demonstration, protesters reportedly chanted a slogan often used by Hamas and other Palestinian radicals calling for the destruction of Israel: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
A Malik-led rally in December 2008 reportedly drew 200 to 300 rowdy supporters, with some screaming for Jews to “go back to the ovens.”
The Florida Sun-Sentinel featured a picture with the caption “Malik incites the crowd.”
YouTube video and Internet pictures from the protest depict rally-goers wearing Hamas logos on hats and scarves.
The Florida Jewish Voice newspaper reported Malik’s rally began as the Islamic crowd squared off against Israel supporters outside the First Baptist Church in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
One protester reportedly shouted, “Your mother is a wh*re,” then broke into, “Nuke, nuke Israel. Nuke, nuke Israel,” followed by, “Go to hell; go to hell; go to hell!”
Another woman, wearing a headscarf, shouted: “Go steal other lands. Go! Murderers! Go back to the oven! You need a big oven.”
Malik himself was quoted calling Israel’s actions ”collective punishment,” accusing the Jewish state of “fuel[ing] terrorism.”
Wahhaj, brought in to keynote Malik’s CAIR dinner last year, repeatedly has urged the U.S. to accept Islamic law. Discover the Networks notes Wahhaj in 1991 predicted America will fall unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda.”
The next year, he stated, “Hear what I’m telling you well. The Americans are not your friends. … The Canadians are not your friends. … The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger and those who believe.”…