As I alluded to earlier in Texas there was a protest of Muslim Day at Six Flags by a group called ‘Americans Against Hate.’ Some Muslims from the community confronted them while filming a documentary. Below is an email we received from one of the Muslim cameramen who made the video, and then the video itself underneath.
On October 14th, ICNA reserved Six Flags over Texas in Arlington as the Muslim Family Day so that Muslim families could enjoy a solemn Eid together. Reserving a theme park is a common practice for church groups and Six Flags usually allows it when the park attendence is expected to be low. An organization calling itself “Americans against Hate”, spear-headed by Joe Kaufman decided to hold vulgar and demeaning posters in front of the park and protest against the organization for “alledgedly co-conspiring” to give money to the Holy Land Foundation which is still on trial for alledged connections to Hamas. Apparently this connection gave them the right to hold posters bearing “Six Flags over Terrorists” and “Holy Land Foundation Guilty”, marking fear in every driver that passed by in his car.
Joe Kaufman is known for getting in the face of people and taping them. He did so to Rabbi Michael Feinburg in New York and got praise from FOX News for it. So we thought that we should return him the favor and videotape him the duration he was protesting. So we did so silently, but as expected, Joe Kaufman started getting irritated, called the police and tried to engage in a debate that he thought he could heat up in front of the police. But the police didn’t buy it and we just carried on taping him. Pretty soon though, fearing violence, the police requested us the stand at a distance. We complied and the rest is in the video.
See more videos at Tariq Nelson‘s blog.