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CAIR-FL Asks GOP to Drop Anti-Muslim Speakers
civil rightsBrotherhood front group decries GOP’s pattern of hosting speakers who bash Islam
(PEMBROKE PINES, FL, 10/16/2013) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on Republican leaders in that state to drop anti-Muslim speakers Pamela Geller and Tom Trento, who are scheduled to appearThursday at a “hate fest” hosted by GOP groups at a middle school in Pembroke Pines,Fla.
CAIR-FL is urging the event’s sponsors, the Davie/Cooper City Republican Club and the Southwest Broward Republican Organization, to disassociate their party from the anti-Muslim bigotry routinely espoused by the speakers.
CAIR’s executive director in South Florida, Nezar Hamze, said in a statement:
“By hosting another anti-Islam hate fest, it seems the Republican Party hasn’t learned the lesson of the last election cycle when their hero Allen West lost to Congressman Patrick Murphy. In Broward County, minorities are now the majority, and hate-based campaigns do not work. Bigotry and intolerance must not be tolerated in any shape or form. Events like these show residents of Broward County what GOP hate really looks like. We call on the Florida GOP and all Floridians to repudiate Islamophobia.”
As a Muslim and registered Republican, Hamze in 2012 attempted to join the County’s GOP Executive Committee, but was resoundingly rejected simply because of his faith. (No, because he represents a Hamas-linked terror group – CAIR)