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…”

New York: Ithaca School Teaches Third Graders to be “Freedom Fighters for Palestine”

Do you know who is visiting your children’s classroom today? It may just be a Muslim terrorist or relative thereof.

via PJ Tatler

Bassem Tamimi, father of the infamous Pallywood star “Shirley Temper,” was invited to speak to a classroom of third graders in Ithaca, New York. Legal Insurrection broke the story:

An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the hands of Israel.

According to the activists, the event took place on Friday morning, September 18, 2015 at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

…Tamimi’s connection to Ithaca runs through Ariel Gold, an anti-Israel activist who used to work as a community organizer for the anti-Israel Sabeel Int’l – North America. Gold now self-describes her occupation as a Community Activist “delegitimizing zionism.” Like Tamimi, Gold involves her children (ages 12 and 14) in her anti-Israel activism, promoting them through radio and speaking appearances, as well as Facebook and videos.

Reporting on the event, Gold posted a series of pictures with captions about Tamimi speaking of “Palestinian human rights” and the “occupation” on her Facebook page.

When Legal Insurrection contacted the school for comment, a politically correct statement regarding a human rights-infused curriculum was issued. The Blaze pushed the subject with Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown, who responded, in part:

Brown said that it was his understanding that the suffering of Jewish children was not discussed with the third grade children; nor was the issue of Tamimi’s relative Ahlam Tamimi raised. Ahlam Tamimi was an accomplice to a 2001 suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 15, including 7 children and a pregnant woman. Nor were the children told that Israel’s security barrier (which Palestinian activists usually call a “wall”) was erected in order to keep suicide bombers out of Israel and that since then suicide attacks have virtually ended, saving scores of children’s lives.

Asked if any pro-Israel voices were invited to the classroom, Brown said, “No other speakers have been into this classroom to talk about human rights at this time.”

More via Ithaca-based Legal Insurrection:

Tamimi before the third graders at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School accompanied by Gold’s 12-year old daughter (who does not attend the school) and Mary Anne Grades Flores, a local environmental and political activist.

How precisely access to the elementary school students was arranged is not presently known, as Ithaca school officials have not yet responded to my emails seeking such information (see email later in post).

The appearance before the third graders was, according to the descriptions posted by Gold and Flores, overtly political in purpose and content.

Gold posted the Featured Image on Facebook (with her daughter’s face showing, though we blurred it) with the following text:

“Bassem Tamimi speaking about the Palestinian struggle for human rights to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.”

Gold also posted a photo of Tamimi with Gold’s daughter outside the school, with this description (name redacted by me) :

“Bassem Tamimi and [________] Gold about to speak to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary school about human rights.”

Flores posted the same class photo of the presentation (Featured Image) with the description:

“This am, at our local BJM School, 3rd grade classes listened and spoke about Human Rights for children in Palestine with Bassem Tamimi, father of 4 children, from Nabi Saleh, who’s village land has been stolen by Israeli settlers.”

In a comment to that same post, Flores wrote:

“It was amazing how clear the children were about human rights. Bassem was so gentle with them.”

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores with students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School]

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School][Image via Ariel Gold Facebook]

Flores further posted an image of Tamimi in the class holding a poster (name redacted by me):

“Holding the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Bassem Tamimi, father of 4, of Palestine and 12 yr old Ithacan [________] Gold spoke to BJM 3rd graders about Palestinian children struggling living under Israeli occupation. I am a witness to the gentle way the discussion happened and I am a witness to what is happening in Palestine. Denial of Human Rights by Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.”

Flores also described how Gold’s daughter told a story to the children (name redacted by me):

“What an honor to be with the 3rd grade at BJM with Bassem Tamimi, Ms Burnett, [________] Gold, and her mom, Ariel. Thank you [__________] for reading that wonderful story from a Palestinian child’s dreams, speaking with his mom, about what life could be like without the occupation wall. You were wonderful.”

There are a lot of unanswered questions here.

For example, why was this class in this school chosen? Gold’s daughter doesn’t even attend the school. Why the third grade class when the third-grade curriculum (to the extent available online) does not appear to include the highly contentious Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

If the human rights of children was the theme, was Tamimi’s own media exploitation explained to the children? And was the suffering of Israeli (Jewish and non-Jewish) children explored?

For example, Tamimi’s relative, Ahlam Tamimi, escorted a suicide bomber in 2001 during the Second Intifada to the Sbarro Pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, resulting in death and injury to numerous children:


Were those children discussed?

Or was this video shown of Ahlam Tamimi expressing her pleasure, years later, with the damage she caused?

Ahlam Tamimi was released along with hundreds of other terrorists in the exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, and now resides in Jordan. Ahlam is celebrated as a Palestinian hero for killing Israeli children:

Before Tamimi took her life, 15-year-old Malka Chana Roth was a volunteer at a youth camp organised by Etgarim, the Israeli Outdoor and Recreation Association for the Disabled. Her parents have since established a charity in her memory. http://www.kerenmalki.org helps young disabled kids stay at home, by providing specialist equipment and therapeutic services. And one in three of the beneficiaries are Israeli Arabs.

In sharp contrast, students at An-Najah University, unbelievably, recreated the atrocity at in a macabre exhibition to mark the first anniversary of the Palestinian intifada. According to a BBC report, ‘The room-sized installation had broken tables splattered with fake blood and body parts. A university branch of the militant Palestinian group Hamas built the exhibit, which recreates the scene of last month’s attack on Sbarro Pizza house in Jerusalem.’

Was that discussed with the third graders?

Was Bassem Tamimi asked the question framed by the parents of one of the victims of the Sbarro massacre, who note that Ahlam was not the only one from Nabi Saleh to murder Israelis:

“Bassem Tamimi, tell us in simple words: are you as delighted by your cousin Ahlam Tamimi’s massacre of Jewish children as she is? Have you criticized it ever, anywhere? Will you condemn it here and now?”

When Gold’s daughter explained to the third graders how the security barrier allegedly makes Palestinian children suffer, did the school teachers present explain that the barrier was built only after the Sbarro suicide bombing and similar attacks caused several hundred Israeli civilian deaths?

The Israeli operation and initial construction of the security fence resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of suicide attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist organizations: in 2002 there were 60 suicide attacks, while in 2003 this number decreased by more than 50% to 26 suicide attacks. There was also a considerable decrease in the number of fatalities: from 452 Israelis killed in 2002 to 214 Israelis killed in 2003.

The barrier may inconvenience children, but it also has saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children.

Was this a legitimate, balanced educational endeavor, or a propaganda event meant to turn young children against Israel? And if the latter, what was it doing in a public school before children too young to balance the information presented on their own?

Rhetorical questions. Read it all.

More on the Islamization of Ithaca in the Creeping Sharia archives.

Spokane (WA.) City Council Salutes Hamas-linked, Unindicted Co-conspirator CAIR

WTF? ht Iron Burka

Since when was diversity on par with liberty and justice as an American ideal?

via Council salute to (terror-linked) Muslim group draws protest

The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community.

A proposal that seemed a simple idea a few weeks ago generated a protest from some of Spokane’s tea party faithful, who gathered outside the council’s town hall meeting at the Northeast Community Center for what they called “a rally for Spokane values.”

State Rep. Matt Shea said the rally was not meant to be anti-Muslim. But he tied the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has a local chapter, to militant groups and the imposition of Islamic law.

“Shariah law is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution,” Shea said to cheers from a crowd of about 70, some of whom waved American flags and held signs denouncing the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Others openly carried guns, as at least four Spokane police officers looked on.

Shea added that the council’s recognition should go instead to military veterans.

Admir Rasic, who was born in Bosnia and attained U.S. citizenship in 2005, accepted the city’s salutation on behalf of the local Muslim community. Rasic said he simply sought togetherness.

“I think what’s important is to celebrate our shared American values,” Rasic said.

Any allegations that local Muslims have acted against the interests of the community are “simply false and untrue,” he said.

“We’re trying to focus the conversation not on who we’re not, but who we are,” Rasic said. “Teachers, students, members of the military.”

Many who attended the rally packed into the community center, where Council President Ben Stuckart gaveled the meeting to order, read the salutation and moved on to legislative business. Many in the audience had left by the time the council got around to hearing public comments about two hours later.

Earlier in the day, Stuckart said, “I was not aware that a salutation for a human rights group would be this interesting.”

He said he came up with the idea for a salutation – essentially the council’s notice of appreciation – after meeting with about 20 members of the local Muslim community at a session arranged by CAIR. They included a wide range of occupations, including someone who worked for his late father at the Spokane Neighborhood Action Program for 15 years.

Email or call Spokane’s city council members from this page:  https://my.spokanecity.org/citycouncil/members/

Send them the information on CAIR they should have read before honoring the terror group:






The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Political Party (video)

Creeping Sharia covered the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. political party here, here and here.

via: Star Spangled Shariah: The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party

The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goal in America is to “destroy the Western civilization from within.” Star-Spangled Shariah: The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party shows the newest weapon in their arsenal for doing so – a self-described “political Party” called the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). This new monograph “connects the dots” between the Brotherhood’s secret plan to impose Shariah here and the insidious use it intends to make of our democratic political system to that end.

The USCMO understands that in order for it to succeed, the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood must be galvanized to the execution of the “Civilization-Jihadist Process” – a term taken from a key 1991 Brotherhood document, An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, submitted as evidence by the Justice Department in the landmark 2008 U.S. v Holy Land Foundation, et al. HAMAS terror funding trial:

The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers, so that is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” 

By its nature, the object of such a stealthy form of jihad is to ensure that the target community remains unaware of the extent of the threat until it is too late. It is our purpose with this volume and the other monographs of the Center’s Civilization Jihad Reader Series to raise the alarm and to engage the American people and their elected representatives in countering this threat while there is still time.

Click here for a full PDF of the newly released monograph.

View all posts on USCMO in the Creeping Sharia archives.


Son of Notorious Muslim Brotherhood Figures Meets At White House & State Dept

For those who didn’t know, the Obama Admin Secured the Release of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Member from an Egyptian prison. Now he’s meeting with Obama in the White House.

via Son Of Notorious Muslim Brotherhood Figures Meets At White House; Mohamed Soltan Recently Released Fromn Egyptian Prison

By gmbwatch

US media is reporting that Mohamed Soltan, the son of the notorious anti-Semite and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figure Salah Soltan, has been meeting at the ‘White House and State Department following his release from an Egyptian prison. According to the New York Times report:

In recent meetings at the White House and the State Department, Mr Soltan has cited his unique experiences as both a child of the American Midwest and a political prisoner in Cairo to argue that Egypt’s mass incarcerations are hurting Washington’s interests, by radicalising previously non-violent youth into anti-American militants.

‘I was fortunate enough to have had the experience of freedom and democracy here in the United States, so I was able to translate my anger into the hunger strike,’ Mr Soltan said in a telephone interview from Washington. But tens of thousands of other young inmates ‘are more likely to go the other way.’”

Read the rest here.

The GMBDW reported in May that Mohamed Soltan had been released from a prison in Egypt and was returning to the United States.

Although some news reports identify Mohamed Soltan as the son of Salah Soltan, most of the mainstream reporting fails to make this identification and none that we reviewed delved either into his father’s background nor that of Mohamed Soltan himself. As we have frequently reported here, Salah Soltan (aka Sultan) is a notorious anti-Semite who is close to Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and is or was a member of several important US and European Muslim Brotherhood organizations. Although as reported, his family is denying that he is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a US blog has documented Mohamed Soltan’s support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood while he was living in the US including a beaming photograph of him together with his father and Qaradawi. In April 2014, we reported on a demonstration held by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in support of Mohamed Soltan.


Top U.S. Muslim Cleric Dr. Salah Soltan Sentenced to Death in Egypt

Ohio State Univ Muslim Student Association President arrested in Egypt

Reader Dee sent us this – Soltan was also buddies with Anwar Al-Aulaqi.

Boston Globe in Cover-up of Islamist Network in New England

Source: Peace and Tolerance

We at APT have met with Globe journalists many times, and with the entire Globe Spotlight Team consisting of top reporters and editors. We showed them documents linking the Islamic Society of Boston to terror groups and we played for them videos of hateful sermons against Jews, Christians and America. The Globe has a PC narrative that simply will not abide facts that contradict it. They still refuse to tell the citizens of Boston what they know about radical Islamists in the Hub.

Frank Gaffney’s piece proves the point decisively and with eloquence:

Having now become a city seemingly synonymous with homegrown jihadists, Boston’s paper of record continues to go back to the very enablers who recruit and indoctrinate young men and women as the go to source for all things Muslim in Boston.

We’re talking about the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), a network of mosques and Islamic organizations, founded and managed by Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, that have been the incubators for more than a dozen known terrorists and radicals, including Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Consider the Boston Globe’s recent piece, by religion reporter Lisa Wangsness, on a “new generation” of Muslim leaders for the Boston area leading the charge for “civil rights.” But in reality all appearances suggest that this new generation is the same as the old, which means tied to Muslim Brotherhood outfits.

Americans have been repeatedly instructed to “See something, say something,” when it comes to terrorism activity. Yet when it comes to the jihadist record of the Islamic Society of Boston, CAIR, and other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates, the Boston Globe seems to prefer the slogan, “hear no evil, see no evil.”

Read the whole thing here.


Why Did Huma Abedin Bring Desecration of Koran in Michigan to Sec of State Clinton’s Attention?

Source: Why Did Huma Abedin Feel the Need to Bring the Desecration of a Koran to Sec of State Clinton’s Attention? | BEN WEINGARTEN

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was understandably kept abreast of all manner of news from all over the world during her tenure as Secretary of State.

But buried amidst the thousands of emails recently released by the State Department is one news report of particular interest sent from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Here is Abedin’s note:

This email begs the question: Why did Huma Abedin feel the need to bring the desecration of a Koran in East Lansing, MI to the attention of the Secretary of State?

Did Abedin feel that Clinton might be concerned about the news “inciting” attacks in America or abroad?

Might she have felt that such a story could be leveraged politically?

Was it just something Abedin as a Muslim found personally reprehensible, that she felt her confidant ought to be made aware of?

Whatever the reason that Huma Abedin felt the need to give a heads-up to Hillary Clinton on this particular story, this and the hundreds if not thousands of emails between them remind us that though the press may ignore it, a Muslim Brotherhood-tied aide has been closer to Mrs. Clinton than perhaps anyone else for many years, including critical ones at Foggy Bottom.

Note the Koran burning was reported by another Muslim Brotherhood entity, the terror-named Hamas front group CAIR and it took place in Lansing, Michigan – where the mayor celebrates the month of jihad – Ramadan – on 9/11.


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