Republicans, who changed their rules to publicly vet Nezar Hamze and then vote on his application by secret ballot, said they didn’t oppose him because he was a Muslim, but because he is associated with the Terrorist Front Group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), whose Washington-area affiliate was an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism trial.
Thank you, BNI readers, I know all your emails and phone calls helped in securing this more than appropriate decision.
Miami Herald (H/T Annie) Hamze, director of CAIR Florida, said his local group hadnothing to do with the suspect activities in Washington. (Of course he did, indirectly, he belongs to the same organization that funds Islamic terror groups like Hamas overseas) He said CAIR advocates for civil rights for Muslims, who have been unfairlytargeted ever since 9/11. (And he is a liar, too. Nothing unfair about targeting the people most likely to be terrorists)
“I’m aligned with Republican values. And I want to serve the party,” said Hamze, who earlier told a reporter that any effort to block him was the result of anti-Islamic “bigotry.” (Yes, we hate stealth jihadists and hope you will change your party affiliation immediately)
At times, when he addressed the packed room at the Sheraton Suites in Fort Lauderdale, a few members shouted out among the crowd of about 300. “Terrorist!” said one man. “Let him speak!” said another.
Members of Broward’s Republican Party said Hamze was making a mockery of their rules and was trying to become a member as a publicity stunt.
“I don’t have a positive impression of Mr. Hamze. I don’t think he will be an asset to our party,” said Scott Spages, who is involved in programs concerning radical Islam at his church, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.
In the end, the Broward Republican Executive Committee voted 158-11 (Who are the 11 who voted for him? Kick them out too) to block him from committee membership. He can still attend meetings, but only as a member of the public. “Wow,” he said afterward. “If I had realized it would be like that, I wish they had just sent me a letter saying I was denied.” (Oh, no, it was much more fun to see the outrage on your face)
One Broward Republican member, blogger Javier Manjarres, objected to the process. “They singled him out,” Manjarres said. “It was a set up.” (No, Hamze was the set-up – a muslim terrorist supporting plant)
Aside from questioning his motives, there was also a dispute about how long he had been a Republican. Party Vice Chair Collen Stolberg said Hamze became a registered Republican only in August and that before then he was registered with no party affiliation. (Told you it was a set up to infiltrate the GOP)
Of the 11 applicants for the party, only Hamze was rejected — the first time anyone in the room could recall that happening in a county where Republicans complain about how outnumbered they are by Democrats. Prior to deciding the new-member applications, a Republican successfully moved to change party rules and require that applicants say how long they’ve been a Republican and to take five minutes worth of questions for the crowd.
Hamze called it “The Hamze rule.” (And you can be sure it will be applied to any other muslim)
A new litmus test was then born: Do you support Rep. Allen West? The tea-party Republican has repeatedly denounced Islam and clashed with Hamze. So has Joe Kaufman, chairman of the group Citizens Against Hate and the vice-chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition of South Florida. “Are you willing to support Congressman Allen West… as a Republican?” Kaufman said loudly in the microphone. “Will you denounce terrorism? And your organization has been named a terrorist organization.” (EXCELLENT. A test that should be given to all GOP presidential candidates as well)
Hamze said he couldn’t comment on the politics of CAIR because it’s a non-profit non-partisan (Non-partisan? Oh that’s rich) group. He later said he denounces terrorism and that he’s not involved in any terrorist activities. (That’s what they all say, they all lie)
Hamze said he was considering filing a complaint with the Republican Party of Florida because the county party’s constitution says that a “vacancy shall be filled” by a qualified Republican — that is, one who is a registered Republican who lives in the county. (Knock yourself out)
But the constitution also says that a vacancy “shall be filled by majority vote.” And he lost that badly. Before the meeting, a group circulated a petition bashing Hamze.
After the vote, Broward Executive Committee Chairman Richard DeNapolis said simply: “Mr. Hamze, your membership has been denied.”
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