September 2008

Westcott Street Fair, Sunday, September 21

Stop by and see us on Sunday at our booth at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. We’ll be handing out business cards and brochures and answering questions. It’s 12:00 to 6:30.


Skeptics in the Pub

September 9, 2008 at 6 PM
Al’s Whiskey Bar
321 S Clinton St
Syracuse, NY 13202


Denise and Eva at Skeptics in the Pub

Join us for a drink at the next Skeptics in the Pub. Our first two meetings were a lot of fun, and we can’t wait to see old friends and meet new ones.

Speaker Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Also: Book Give Away and Free Pizza or Dessert! Vote below

Why we should be skeptical: The government, the media, and the case of Rafil Dhafir

Speaker: Katherine Hughes, civil liberties activist
Business meeting at 6:30
Program at 7:00

Soule Branch Library
101 Springfield Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214

Civil Liberties cartoon

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the government has raided and closed down six major Muslim charities and many smaller Muslim charities, accusing each of funding terrorism. In each case, alleged “guilt by association” meant that the charities’ assets were frozen and their principals arrested. Yet despite new investigative powers, government authorities have failed to produce evidence of terrorist financing by any of these Muslim charities. Dr. Rafil Dhafir, formerly an oncologist in Rome, NY, is the founder of one of these charities.

From the outset of this case the government was duplicitous. Using unfair tactics and innuendo with the aid of a complicit media, the government transformed Dhafir from a compassionate humanitarian into a crook and supporter of terrorists.

Katherine Hughes, a native of Scotland, attended the 14-week trial and has written extensively about it and our government’s current persecution of Muslims as part of its war on terror. Her articles have been published on numerous websites and in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, the National Lawyers Guild’s Guild Practitioner, and Fellowship Magazine.

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