Florida: Democrat Leader Leaves Job for Radical Islamic Group

Source: Democrat Leader Leaves Job for Radical Islamic Group | Frontpage Mag

For over six years, Tamara “Tammy” Ayon was leading the Democratic Party in Broward County, Florida. But that changed this year, when she left her position as Executive Director of the party to take a job with an Islamist group with ties to terrorism and bigotry. And while both groups work to involve themselves with politicians, the goals and associations of the two are as distant from each other as the difference between a petty thief and a mass murderer.

Emerge USA  is an Islamist group that attempts to dupe politicians into attending its functions by seducing them with a “Muslim vote.” Regardless of the group’s patriotic-sounding name, Emerge is nothing more than a front for anti-American and anti-Israeli extremists.

A founder and co-chair of Emerge, Khurrum Wahid, is a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. This includes members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. Wahid previously served as a legal advisor for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR has been cited by the U.S. government for its involvement with Hamas fundraising and has been labeled a terrorist group by the UAE government. According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list in 2011.

Co-founder and trustee of Emerge, Saif Ishoof, is a former organizer and contact for the extreme anti-Israel group, March for Justice. While with March for Justice, Ishoof organized an event at the University of Miami, in October 2002, which labeled then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “the world’s longest standing terrorist” and Israel an “illegitimate state.” Ishoof said he was “outraged” that his former university would host then-senior advisor to Sharon, Raanan Gissin, referring to Gissin as “a mouthpiece of state sponsored terrorism.”

For the past two years, Emerge has featured as a speaker at its annual events Islamic lecturer and follower of Iranian terror leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Sayed Ammar Nakshawani. In a speech made by Nakshawani, titled ‘Sayed Khomeini’s Quds Day,’ Nakshawani calls for the destruction of Israel, stating, “The shame in this world is that, if we put ourselves down to a two-state solution, we would allow a country which has broken 60 UN resolutions to have their own freedom of peace. It is barbaric that this Zionist state is allowed to continue.”

This past June, less than two months into Ayon’s new employment, Emerge sponsored an iftar (break-the-fast) dinner at the Darul Uloom mosque, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Several al-Qaeda terrorists have spent time at Darul Uloom. “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla was a student at the mosque, and now-deceased al-Qaeda Global Operations Chief Adnan el-Shukrijumah was a prayer leader there. The imam of Darul Uloom, Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, has been thrown off a number of boards in Broward County for his outspokenness against homosexuals.

In August, Ayon represented Emerge at ICNA Relief’s fifth annual Back to School Giveaway program, held in Miramar, Florida.

ICNA Relief is the main charity of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the US affiliate of South Asian Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami’s militant wing, Hizbul Mujahideen, owned the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was killed at. ICNA has been linked to terrorist financing and has used the web to promote a number of terrorist groups, including Hamas, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Taliban. ICNA conducts annual functions along with the Muslim American Society (MAS), a group that was also named a terror organization by UAE.

Earlier this month, Ayon represented Emerge at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), held in Chicago, Illinois. Like CAIR, ISNA was named by the US government as a party to the financing of Hamas.

Speakers at the ISNA convention included: Jamal Badawi, who was also named by the US as a party to Hamas funding and who, in his book ‘Gender Equity in Islam,’ justifies the beating of women by their husbands; Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by the US government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; and Zulfiqar Ali Shah, who was the South Asia Director of KindHearts, a Hamas charity that was shut down by the US government in February 2006.

While emerge USA works hard to attain legitimacy by enticing politicians to attend its functions, the group operates to promote an extremely disturbing and radical agenda. This is evidenced by its leadership, which is publicly linked to terror and bigotry, and by the groups and individuals Emerge chooses to align itself with.

It was Ayon’s decision to go from being an Executive Director in the Democratic Party to a leader of a national Islamist group. As such, she has adopted all of Emerge’s associations and history and has exposed herself as a ‘fellow traveler’ and enemy of democracy – the same democracy she used to fool people into believing she was a part of.


Florida: Broward Sheriff Ignored Unanimous Decision Not to Hire CAIR Leader

Source: Broward Sheriff Ignored Unanimous Decision Not to Hire CAIR Leader | Frontpage Mag

When Sheriff Scott Israel made the decision to hire Florida CAIR leader Nezar Hamze as a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), he did so knowing that Hamze was involved with a Muslim group with, at the very least, a questionable background. And he did so against the advice of three ranking officials from the Sheriff’s office, who refused to recommend Hamze a little over one year prior to Hamze’s hiring.

This past July, Sheriff Israel appeared on the Joyce Kaufman Show, a radio program based in South Florida, to counter this author and voice his side of the Hamze hiring. During the show, he told the host that he was “very familiar with CAIR.”

Since the Sheriff is so familiar with CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations, surely he would know that CAIR was founded by individuals associated with Hamas. Indeed, CAIR was established as part of a terrorist umbrella organization led by the then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who was based in the United States at the time.

And surely he would know that a number of former officials from CAIR are currently serving jail sentences or have been deported from the United States for terrorist-related crimes.

On the show, Sheriff Israel, as well, admitted to knowing that CAIR had been named by the US government as “co-conspirators in two federal trials dealing with the financing of Hamas.” The quote is from the host, Joyce Kaufman, in reference to the Holy Land Foundation trials that took place in 2007 and 2008. Israel replied, “That is true. That is true.”

The Sheriff continued, “But as I said, this man has been vetted. A background’s been conducted on him, and I as Sheriff, I have to be reflective of Broward County.”

The BSO official leading the “reflective” background investigation was investigator Octavya Barley. An investigation into Barley, herself, shows that she is a fan of Black Lives Matter, the nationwide movement against US police departments and a group that CAIR, itself, supports. On her Facebook page, Barley has posted videos accusing police officers of “police brutality.” This past May, she posted a horrific photo of a bludgeoned black male with the caption: “Anytime you hear someone criticizing black people for rioting, share this info with them.”

Barley also did the background check on Hamze in 2012, when Hamze was rejected by the BSO. However, at the end of the ‘Secondary Interview – Hire Recommendation’ for Hamze’s 2012 application, all three of the BSO officials involved in the interview refused to recommend Hamze. Major Michael DiMaggio, Major David Holmes, and Major Donn Peterson all placed their signatures next to the area stating, “At this time, I do not recommend Officer Hamze for employment with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”

The non-recommendations may have had a little to do with the fact that Hamze was found to be lying on his polygraph test. According to BSO Polygraphist Melissa Broadhurst, “It is the opinion of this examiner that the applicant had chart reactions to the following polygraph test questions: lying about use of marijuana, lying about use of illegal drugs, lying about buying illegal drugs.”

All of this – Hamze’s involvement in a terrorist-related organization, the refused recommendations from the three Majors, and the lies on the polygraph test – was ignored by the current Sheriff, Scott Israel.

In fact, it was Sheriff Israel who recommended Hamze for the Deputy Sheriff job, in 2014. Twice, on Hamze’s June 2014 BSO application, Hamze states that he was referred by “Scott Israel.” So while three Majors had reason to reject Hamze previously, Sheriff Israel put his own reputation on the line to give Hamze the ‘green light.’

Sheriff Israel’s referral was probably why Hamze’s application was quickly shuttled through the BSO, and Hamze was sworn in as a BSO Deputy Sheriff in August 2014, little over two months after he handed in his application. This, while the three Majors’ rejections took place over a year after he applied in 2012.

And not only did Hamze get hired by BSO, but Sheriff Israel allowed him to keep his job as Florida Regional Operations Director for CAIR, as well.

On August 3, 2014, just one week prior to Nezar Hamze being hired for the job of Deputy Sheriff, his superior at CAIR-Florida, Executive Director Hassan Shibly, tweeted “Israel and its supporters are enemies of God…”

Florida: Kids Get School Supplies from Islamic Groups Associated with Terrorism

Source: Kids Get School Supplies from Groups Associated with Terrorism | Frontpage Mag

It’s back to school time for kids. New teacher, new friends and new costs for school supplies – something parents know can be fairly expensive! To exploit this financial concern, this past July, Islamist groups, including ICNA, CAIR and Emerge USA, along with Broward County School Board Member Ann Murray, participated in a program at Miramar Elementary Public School to give away school supplies to children in need. While the children weren’t old enough to understand who they were accepting gifts from, parents should be alarmed to discover the tainted favors came from groups associated with terror and bigotry.

The flyer for the event reads, “A Project of ICNA Relief. BACK2SCHOOL GIVEAWAY. HELP US HELP THE CHILDREN IN NEED.” The sponsors listed on the flyer include: the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Florida Islamic Association (FIA).

ICNA Relief is the main charity of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the American affiliate of South Asian Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami’s militant wing, Hizbul Mujahideen, owned the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in. ICNA has been linked to terrorist financing and has used the web to promote a number of terrorist groups, including Hamas, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Taliban. ICNA conducts annual functions along with the Muslim American Society (MAS), a group that was recently named to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government list of international terrorist organizations.

CAIR, like MAS, was named to the UAE list of terror groups. CAIR was established, in June 1994, as one of four groups under the leadership of then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who was residing in the US at the time. Since CAIR’s founding, a number of representatives for the group have been imprisoned in and/or deported from the US for reasons related to terrorist activity. CAIR itself was named a co-conspirator by the US government for two federal trials dealing with the financing of Hamas. In August 2014, CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly tweeted, “Israel and its supporters are enemies of God.

FIA calls itself a “community-building” organization, whose goal is to “collaborate” with Islamic organizations, schools and mosques. This year alone, FIA has run events with ICNA Relief and MAS as well as different radical mosques, including the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) and Nur-ul-Islam, where the kids’ backpacks being given away at ICNA Relief’s BACK2SCHOOL event were assembled.

ICBR has a long list of terrorist connections. A co-founder of ICBR, Bassem Alhalabi, was charged by the U.S. government with the illegal export of a $13,000 military-grade thermal imaging device to Syria. Another co-founder, Syed Khawer Ahmad, was a website developer and webmaster for Hamas in Gaza. One former imam of ICBR, Ibrahim Dremali, was placed on the federal “no-fly” list, and another, Muneer Arafat, admitted under oath that he was an affiliate of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. A member of the mosque, Rafiq Abdus Sabir, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda.

Nur-Ul-Islam, located in Cooper City, Florida, also has significant ties to terrorism. A former member of the mosque’s Islamic Affairs Council and ex-Vice President of its children’s school, Nur-ul-Islam Academy (NUIA), Raed Musa Awad, was the Florida representative for the Hamas charity, Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), and oversaw the conversion to Islam by convicted terrorist “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla. The website of NUIA previously contained links to violent, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian material, including having a link to islamway.com, a website that encouraged its viewers to donate money to Hamas.

Not listed on the flyer, but also taking part at the event was Emerge USA, an Islamist group that attempts to dupe politicians into attending its functions by seducing them with a “Muslim vote.” Regardless of the group’s patriotic-sounding name, Emerge is nothing more than a front for anti-American and anti-Israeli extremists.

A founder and co-chair of Emerge (and ex-CAIR lawyer), Khurrum Wahid, is a South Florida attorney who has become known for representing various high profile terrorists, including members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list in 2011. Co-founder and trustee of Emerge, Saif Ishoof, is a former organizer and contact for the extreme anti-Israel group, March for Justice. Emerge lecturer, Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, is a follower of former Iranian terror leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and has previously called for the destruction of Israel.

One of the contacts for the ICNA Relief BACK2SCHOOL event was the Outreach Coordinator of the Florida chapter of ICNA Relief, Taha Qureshi. Last month, Qureshi posted a photo on his Facebook page making light of what appears to be a Muslim man beating his two children with one of his slippers, as the children cower in fear. The other contact for the event, Emerge National Government Affairs Director Tamara Ayon, is the former Executive Director of the Broward Democratic Party.

The main leader of the event was the Registered Agent and Secretary of ICNA Relief Florida, Abdul Rauf Khan. Khan has used his Facebook page to post videos dedicated to Nation of Islam leader and anti-Jewish bigot Louis Farrakhan and Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood. He also posted a link on his Facebook site to an anti-Semitic video labeling comedian talk show host Bill Maher, “Zionist Jew Bill Maher.”

 Along with Rauf, participating at the event were Emerge USA National Executive Director Tamim Chowdhury and Broward County School Board Member Ann Murray. A video for the event was made featuring the three.

On the video, Murray, who acted as Rauf and Chowdhury’s “useful idiot,” stood centered between the two men, with a sizeable ICNA Relief banner hanging behind her. She spoke for more than half of the two-and-a-half minute piece, taking a large chunk of the time to praise the Islamist organizers of the event and making sure to announce her government title and the district she represents.

The video was filmed (and the event took place) at Miramar Elementary School, a taxpayer-funded public school located in Broward County. Under the cynical guise of charitable intent, public schools are a prime target for Islamist infiltration.

The children who received the “gifts” surely were unaware of the sordid backgrounds of the organizations involved in ICNA Relief’s function. However, School Board Member Murray and the administration at Miramar Elementary should have known better. They allowed the children they are supposed to look after to be exposed to and be indoctrinated by Islamist groups with dangerous agendas and well-documented terrorist ties.

No doubt, Murray and Miramar will say that this was done for a good cause, but disguising a sinister objective as altruistic giving does not make it good. Indeed, the murder and mayhem generated by those associated with these organizations and/or their leadership can never be viewed as anything but evil.

A School Board member and a number of children were used as pawns to legitimize hatred and violence from radical Muslim groups attempting to portray themselves as do-gooders in the community.

These Islamist groups should be banned from taking part in any future events held in Broward’s public schools or any government-run structure in Broward County, Florida. And Murray and the Miramar Elementary administrators should apologize to the parents of the students they represent for subjecting their kids to these insidious organizations and for potentially endangering their well-being.

If you wish to contact School Board Member Ann Murray to discuss this matter, you can do so by calling her at 754-321-2001 or e-mailing her at ann.murray@browardschools.com.

If you wish to contact Miramar Elementary Principal Joanne Schlissel, you can do so by calling her at 754-323-6550 or e-mailing her at joanne.schlissel@browardschools.com.

Please act respectfully in any and all communications with these individuals.

Florida: Jewish convert to Islam indicted in plot to bomb KC 9/11 memorial

The site was selected to kill firefighters and first responders participating in a 9/11 memorial event. via Australian IS “jihadist” is actually a Jewish American troll

In recent days he has claimed, under the guise of Australi Witness, that he is working with other jihadists to plan attacks in Australia and the United States. He distributed pictures of a bomb that he was working on with “2 lbs of explosives inside”.


Early on Friday, Goldberg was arrested in his home by police in Florida, for, “Distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction”.

An affidavit sworn in the case says that, between August 19 and August 28, Mr Goldberg “distributed information pertaining to the manufacturing of explosives, destructive devices, or weapons of mass destruction in furtherance of an activity that constitutes a Federal crime of violence”.

Police say he sent five web links to sites that provided instructions that could be used to make explosives as part of a plot to explode a bomb on September 13 at a memorial ceremony in Kansas City, commemorating the 9/11 the terrorist attacks.

Fairfax media can also reveal that Goldberg has been responsible for a number of other online hoaxes, including posing online as prominent Australian lawyer Josh Bornstein.

His online actions may have had fatal real-world consequences in May.

In the leadup to an exhibition in Garland, Texas, at which pictures of the Prophet Mohammed were to be displayed, Goldberg in the guise of Australi Witness, posted a tweet with the event’s address, and reposted a tweet urging people to go there with “weapons, bombs or with knifes”.

Two Muslim men attempted an attack at the exhibition, and were killed by police. Australi Witness then praised them online as martyrs. Continue reading

Florida: Muslim Immigrant Who Molested 15-Year Old Girl Still Preaching at Kissimmee Mosque

Out on bond and released from an immigration detention center. via Trial of Kissimmee Imam Helmi Agha, known as Imam Abufarah, scheduled for January – Orlando Sentinel. h/t TROP

The trial of a Kissimmee Muslim youth center director was delayed until January 2016 at a hearing Tuesday morning.

Helmi Agha, 40, was executive director of the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council when he was arrested in March and accused inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl who attended events at the center.

He faced 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, though four of those have since been dropped.

Imam Abufarah

Agha, also known as Imam Abufarah, was born in Saudi Arabia to a Palestinian family and is not a U.S. citizen.

When he was released on bond from Osceola County Jail, he was taken to an immigration detention center. He returned home in June.

Since then, Agha has been allowed back to the mosque to participate in and lead prayers, said his attorney, Migdalia Perez of Kissimmee.

Ninth Circuit Judge Leticia Marques scheduled his next pretrial hearing for Dec. 15, and the trial for Jan. 11, 2016.

Florida: Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting teen multiple times

Florida: Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room

Also known as a mosque. Creeping in Orlandostan. via Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room « CBS Tampa.


“The room is meant for all travelers, but especially for Muslims who need a place to pray.” (PHOTO/Orlando International Airport)

ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) — The Orlando International Airport will soon be opening a Muslim prayer room.

WKMG-TV reports the airport will spend $250,000 to build the “Reflection Room” where Muslims can pray. The airport decided to build the room after Emirates Airlines announced it will make non-stop flights from Orlando to Dubai.

“These rooms provide travelers an opportunity to pray in their own way and have peace before they take on a long flight,” Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told My News 13.

Many Muslims currently pray in public, and even the bathrooms, at the Orlando airport. Carolyn Fennell, director of public affairs at the airport, says the “Reflective Room” will give them a much more suitable place to pray.

“So they aren’t having to, if it is the case, kneel on bathroom floors or in corners so they have the reflective time,” she told My News 13.

The airport has a chapel in Terminal A and is expected to open an interdenominational chapel in the near future, My News 13 reports.

The “Reflection Room” is scheduled to be open by Sept. 1.

More‘Muslim’ Prayer Room At Orlando Airport Welcomes All Faiths, Sparks Backlash Anyway

While the space will welcome worshippers of all faiths, it was partly designed keeping in mind the practices of Muslim travelers, who adhere to a prescribed ritual prayer that involves standing, bowing, prostrating and sitting on the floor. The room will include benches but also a carpeted area where travelers can sit.

“So they aren’t having to, if it is the case, kneel on bathroom floors or in corners, so they have the reflective time,” said Carolyn Fennell, the airport’s director of public affairs. “There are amenties there for those who practice Middle East rituals.”

The prayer area also will include an ablution facility, carry-on luggage bins and racks for holding worshippers’ shoes, Fennell said. Signs marking north, east, south and west will indicate the qibla, the directions Muslims face when they offer prayers.

But, adds Fennell, there will be no religious symbols in the reflection room, and it will serve as a space for all passengers.

Huh? An ablution facility and qibla indicators pointing to Mecca are not religious symbols? They are for Muslims and only Muslims.

But not everyone is thrilled with the idea of a worship room that caters to Muslims, even though airport authorities have emphasized that the room is open to all. There has been backlash on social media in certain conservative circles, despite assurances that there is already a chapel at the airport and that the new reflection room is not limited to Muslims.

“Orlando is pathetic. Caving to Muslims and Sharia law. I’ll find another airport to fly into,” read one comment left on the airport’s Facebook page in response to a statement about the new reflection room. Another user wrote, “Adding insult to stupidity is the fact the taxpayers are footing the bill.”

According to airport officials, the Orlando International Airport is funded 30 percent by the airlines and 70 percent by user fees generated by restaurants, hotels and commercial leases at the facility.

“We do use passenger facility charges that are built into ticket fees, as virtually all airports do. But there are no tax dollars provided at all for the operation of the airport,” Fennell said.

As for the backlash, Fennell said the airport has “had some calls and some comments. But there isn’t any movement toward disrespecting any religions at all — we are respectful of all faiths.”

She added that this reflection room is no different from the airport’s tradition of serving all passengers with its nondenominational chapel, or the nondenominational prayer room outside the security area that will open in 2016.

If that is true, then why couldn’t Muslims simply use the nondenominational chapel? If they needed additional space why not another nondenominational chapel? This is clearly for Muslims.

 Feeding the hand that keeps biting you.

Sen. Marco Rubio Thinks ‘Oppression’ is Root Cause of Jihad

al-rubiovia Blog: No, Senator Rubio: ‘Oppression’ is NOT a root cause of jihad.

By Carol Brown

Marco Rubio continues to disappoint. Here’s the latest, as Front Page Magazine reports (Why Did Rubio Sign on to McCain’s Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Letter?):

McCain, Rubio and a bunch of Democrats have authored a letter to Kerry with pro-Brotherhood talking points. Most of it is filler, but the stinger comes at the end.

As we saw during the Arab Spring uprisings, choking off all peaceful and legitimate avenues for dissent coupled with unaccountable institutions fuels violent extremism and increases the likelihood of long-term instability.   As President Obama emphasized at the Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit in February, “when people are oppressed, and human rights are denied…when dissent is silenced, it feeds violent extremism.”

That argument was discredited by Obama’s Arab Spring which brought Islamists to power leading to the rise of “violent extremism” including that of ISIS.

The talking point about “peaceful and legitimate avenues for dissent” is a dangerous lie when applied to fundamentally totalitarian organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood. There are no legitimate avenues for Islamist dissent, just as there are no legitimate avenues for Nazi or Communist dissent.

(Text of full letter, here.)

And so we have a GOP presidential candidate who appears compelled to (1) praise Obama, and (2) peddle a false meme about the root cause of Islamic terror. To say it’s pathetic would be putting it mildly.

Jihadists are not victimized, oppressed people. They are Muslims who are sticklers for following the teachings of the Koran. It’s not complicated. It’s not a mystery. Let’s stop acting like it is.

Anyone running for president who lacks even the most basic grasp of what we’re dealing with has no business running. We are facing a grave security threat – from within and without – regarding the threat of Islamic terror and creeping Sharia, whether from infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood to the proliferation of mosques to Muslim refugee resettlement to acts of jihad against Americans. To a nuclear Iran.

So I would say to Marco Rubio, get on board or get out of the way. Because we haven’t the time for this nonsense.

 Rubio’s thinking is in line with Clinton, who Blames Jihad on Poverty. Keep in mind this as well:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), for instance, a candidate for president and possible vice president pick, introduced two bills—the Gang of Eight and, more recently, I-Squared—that would expand immigration and foreign workers admissions from countries with large Muslim populations.

And, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a GOP presidential candidate, introduced legislation that would likely increase Muslim immigration to the US:

His legislation creates an uncapped green card program for the foreign students and triples the H-1B visa program for foreign workers.

Who would you vote for the GOP nomination?


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