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CAIR-FL: ‘Kill All Muslim Kids’ Hate Site Shut Down

KILL ALL MUSLIM KIDS’ HATE SITE SHUT DOWN
CAIR-Tampa welcomes decision by web hosting company

(TAMPA, FL, 12/15/06) – The Tampa, Fla., office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) announced today that an Internet web hosting company in that state has shut down a hate site that supported killing “all Muslim kids.”

Hostgator.com removed the site in response to a request by CAIR-Tampa. The Boca Raton-based company also informed the Islamic civil rights and advocacy group that the website has been suspended permanently.

View a screen shot of the “kill all Muslim kids” posting:
http://www.cairfl.org/tampa/images/rwh/rightwinghowler-kill-all-muslim-kids01.jpg

Other entries on the site contained obscene and hate-filled attacks on Islam and Muslims, as well as support for other violent actions.

One entry stated: “It’s bad enough some [expletive deleted] in Minnesota elect a Muslim to Congress but the people in Michigan might have done them one better. . .Start sticking [sic] up on guns and ammo. The war will start soon.”

“We commend Hostgator.com for doing the right thing by refusing to associate with those who spew anti-Muslim bigotry and support calls to violence,” said CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier. “We believe hate-filled rhetoric is a major contributing factor to bias crimes and prejudice.”

Bedier said CAIR will continue to monitor Internet hate sites based in Florida.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR–Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, E-Mail: abedier@cair-florida.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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