Victory for Joe Kaufman in Texas MAS case: “Allah in Agony”
by Jerry Gordon, The Iconoclast, June 29, 2009Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate is one courageous guy. I had the privilege of standing beside him during an Anti-Terror Coalition press conference organized to protest Muslim Day on the west steps of the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee in March. At the time the frivolous case brought against him in Texas by the Muslim American Society (MAS), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, was still unresolved. His defense, although costly, was an important First Amendment matter that finally was dismissed by the Texas court, last week.
Intrepid Dr. Paul Williams discusses the MAS-Kaufman case in this article, “Allah in Agony,” on his blog, The Last Crusade. Williams rightly calls Kaufman “one of the heroes in the fight against Radical Islam.” Others who have been similarly sued by Radical Islamics that Williams cites are Rachel Ehrenfeld, our colleague Bruce “Beowulf” Tefft, Mark Steyn, and Williams himself. To that group I would add Andy Whitehead, who forced CAIR to drop its lawsuit against him, as well as those in the American for Peace and Tolerance organization, Dr. Charles Jacobs, Prof. Dennis Hale, Sheik Ahmed Mansour and others, who caused the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to withdraw their defamation case in 2007. The connection between Kaufman’s Texas case brought by the MAS and the ISB matter is made clear by the fact that one of the founders of the MAS, Jamal Badawi is also a trustee of the ISB Cultural Center formally opened last weekend in the Roxbury section of Boston.
Here is the account, by Williams, of this important victory for Kaufman and for all those rightly made anxious by those pushing the Stealth Jihad. (Continue Reading this Article)