Americans Against Arnold

Americans Against Hate

Americans Against Hate (AAH) is an organization that describes itself as a "civil rights organization and terrorism watchdog group." It was founded in August 1998 by Republican activist Joe Kaufman, a critic of the Islamic advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations.


The group's founder Joe Kaufman protested an award given by California Senator Barbara Boxer to the Sacramento chapter of CAIR, causing the senator to rescind the award. The New York Times later reported that "Boxer's decision to revoke the Sacramento commendation provoked an outcry from organizations that vouch for [CAIR's] advocacy, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Council of Churches.

The group has protested against the Islamic Circle of North America, and calls for the inclusion of ICNA in the US State Department's list of organizations that support terrorists. In October 2007, AAH members picketed Six Flags over Texas during an ICANA sponsored "Muslim Family Day", on the basis that it was "a charade, created to spread hatred, but veiled in a way to make the sponsoring organization look harmless. Subsequently, local Muslim organizations won a court injunction to prohibit Kaufman from non violent protest saying that Kaufman painted all Muslims as radical fanatics.



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