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CAIR-Florida Reports Online Death Threat to FBI

Threat appears on extremist’s Islamophobic website #FrontPage Magazine  

(MIAMI, FLA., FEB. 8, 2021) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reported an online death threat to the FBI.  

That threat targeted CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Ruiz and is posted on the website of Islamophobe David Horowitz’s Frontpage Magazine. 

The reported death threat to Ruiz reads, “Self-hating puerto rican [sic]. An infidel, he should be beheaded.” 

It was posted in a comment following a hate-filled article bashing Ruiz by the defeated Republican congressional candidate Joe Kaufman.  

Kaufman is a co-founder of Americans Against Hate. He has promoted the views of the terrorist organizations “Kach” and “Kahane Chai” and praised the “Kahane” terror group and its founder, Mier Kahane, on a forum of the Jewish Defense League” in Florida. NOTE: “The Jewish Defense League” is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  

“For many years, we have been warning our community and neighbors of the threats that white supremacists and right-wing extremists present. We are on high alert and take every threat seriously and immediately report them to the authorities,” said CAIR-Florida Programs and Outreach Director, Raniah El-Gendi. “We expect prompt action from the federal authorities in responding to this open death threat, just as we are all witnessing hundreds of extremists being prosecuted in federal courts in the wake of the January 6th coup attempt.”  

CAIR-Florida’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

La misión de CAIR – Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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CONTACT: Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, CAIR-Florida Communications Director, 305-502-6749, wruiz@cair.com   

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