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Deceptively-named "Americans Against Hate" to Muslim professor: "GTFO, terrorist"

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For the past decade, conservative activist Joe Kaufman has suggested a Syrian-born professor at Florida Atlantic University may have terrorist connections. Bassem Al-halabi, an associate professor of engineering, has no criminal convictions, and he has supporters of all faiths at FAU who say his views are closer to pacifism than terrorism. But Kaufman, keeping his effort alive, organized a protest in front of FAU on Thursday, urging the university to fire him.

"Al-halabi is a danger … and should not be around or be able to hold influence over any of our nation's youth, especially as a professor at a publicly funded institution," Kaufman said.

The university released a statement defending the professor.

"Dr. Al‐halabi has never been found guilty of, nor pled guilty to, any criminal activity," the statement read. "Those calling for his dismissal on the basis of alleged criminal activity are either uninformed or deliberately misrepresenting the truth."

Al-halabi said Kaufman has been effective at persuading others to join his causes. On Thursday, 50 other protesters joined him, mostly members of the Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale and the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton.

"We have an individual teaching at FAU, who supports organizations that want to destroy both the United States and Israel," Pastor Mark D. Boykin said. "He should not be allowed in this country, let alone teach at such a fine institution."

Elsewhere on campus, a group of about 100 FAU students and employees held a counter-protest with a banner reading, "No Islamaphobia at FAU" They say Al-halabi has become the victim of Islam-bashing.

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The tensions between Kaufman and Al-halabi escalated in March 2009 when the professor took students to Tallahassee for an annual Muslim Day. Kaufman accused him of assault and battery after a minor scuffle.

Kaufman, who writes for conservative news media, was following the group, the professor said. He said he was handing out the book, "Islamic Mafia" to the students.

"He gave me his hand like he was going to raise it," Al-halabi said. "I held it, not against his will, but as a culture thing, telling him he was coming too close."

Kaufman gave a different version saying the professor "violently grabbed my arm and pulled me over to a wall" and then later attacked his cameraman.

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#2
I agree

Middle Easterners scare me and we should deport them like the communists they are
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Oh you Americans and your silly Islamophobia!

*Looks at British Islamophobia*


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#5
This reminds me of that American Dad episode where Stan locks his brown neighbours in his backyard.
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Oh you Americans and your silly Islamophobia!

*Looks at British Islamophobia*


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#8
Cool name


Seriously though, those guys are assholes
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bitches be crazy. I mean, the most I can say is that pastor dude is a prejudiced idiot. it's not exactly a surprising thing.

Radical church extremists who think that anyone that is not Christian is a terrorist and is evil. I smell Westboro...
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Radical church extremists who think that anyone that is not Christian is a terrorist and is evil. I smell Westboro...

Nope. Westboro is not involved in the slightest. They have nothing to do with terrorism, they're the ones who hate The Gays.

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This reminds me of that American Dad episode where Stan locks his brown neighbours in his backyard.


I love that episode and show.
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And as we all know, every Islamic person is most definitely a radical in their beliefs.

That's right. My favorite part of the Qu'ran was the one when Muhammad said if you blow yourself up with a lot of people so you can have six-dozen virgins in paradise, and then blew himself up. Wholesome family values.
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I love that episode and show.

Same.

I especially liked that episode because of how unreasonable and bigoted he was being, I knew it was never something that would actually happen.

Well now it's not going to be the same because apparently it does actually happen...
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Al-halabi said Kaufman has been effective at persuading others to join his causes. On Thursday, 50 other protesters joined him, mostly members of the Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale and the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton.


Saw it coming.

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That's pretty bad.

But then, of course (not condoning this at all though) a lot of people in the Middle East, as well as everyone in North Korea hates America, so you can't say that America is full of bigots and racists.

Though this guy's deal is pretty ill-hearted.
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But then, of course (not condoning this at all though) a lot of people in the Middle East, as well as everyone in North Korea hates America, so you can't say that America is full of bigots and racists.

Care to draw out that logic for me? I didn't follow it.

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That's pretty bad.

But then, of course (not condoning this at all though) a lot of people in the Middle East, as well as everyone in North Korea hates America, so you can't say that America is full of bigots and racists.


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#23
This whole belief that all all Islamic people are radicals is wrong. It's really just certain groups of Arabs, such as Al'qaeda. The others are perfectly reasonable.

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Nope. Westboro is not involved in the slightest. They have nothing to do with terrorism, they're the ones who hate The Gays.


They hate everything but Westboro, and God.
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Attention!
It's come to pass that actor Richard Dreyfuss is, in fact, a member of Al-Qaeda.


Finally, someone's made the world safe for my streamlined, logic-less McCarthy call.


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Bloody Florida

Palm Beach County is not the type of place you'd normally associate with this sort of thing. This guy is definitely no representation of most of us.
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Palm Beach County is not the type of place you'd normally associate with this sort of thing. This guy is definitely no representation of most of us.

Where was the IMA BURN A QURAN FOR JAYZUS guy?

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Where was the IMA BURN A QURAN FOR JAYZUS guy?

North Florida, very different place culturally. More similar to the rest of the deep south.