On April 3rd, the President of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, posted onto his Facebook page a photograph of himself posing with a Miami-Dade County policeman. He signed it "Sofian Zakkout, Director of Amana And Board of Directors of Miami Crime Stoppers." Less than a week later, he posted a live video of global Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh calling for the complete liquidation of Israel. This is one of a multitude of reprehensible actions done by Zakkout, yet Crime Stoppers continues to embrace him. Why?
Last June, Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County, Inc. filed an amended annual report for its non-profit corporation with the state of Florida, in order to add to the report the names of a new Treasurer and three Directors. The document was signed by the group's Executive Director, Suzette Rice. One of the Directors added to the report was Sofian Zakkout. In truth, this was a formality, as Zakkout has been with Crime Stoppers for a number of years, but it does highlight his apparent importance within the organization.