Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reporter is Assaulted in Florida

This story posted on ACT.. sent to comflm sunday 8 44pm 3 14 10

CONTACT: TOM TRENTO - 561-319-5533 (Tallahassee, FL) Investigative journalist and Chairman of Americans Against Hate Joe Kaufman and Florida Security Council cameraman J. Mark Campbell were assaulted, on Thursday March 11, by a member of United Voices for America (UVA), a Florida Muslim lobby group.UVA was in Tallahassee for its second annual event, entitled Muslim Capitol Day.According to the lieutenant in charge of the Capitol Police, the perpetrator of the attacks, Professor Bassem Alhalabi, was charged with simple battery for each incident. The two assaults happened on two separate occasions, both on the same day.Alhalabi is a professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), a director and co-founder of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR), and a former associate of convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian.In June 2003, Alhalabi was found guilty of illegally shipping a $13,000 military-grade thermal imaging device to Syria.United Voices for America (UVA) is headed by Ahmed Bedier, the former Executive Director of CAIR-Tampa and the former unofficial spokesman for Sami al-Arian. Bedier was present, during the attack on Campbell.In May 2007, Rafiq Sabir, a member of Alhalabis Islamic center was convicted of material support for al-Qaeda
A more detailed investigation of these assaults and who the real Professor Alhalabi is will follow shortly.

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