Islamophobic Politics | Allen West Continues Making Political Blunders
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Haqq
Our wonderful Florida Congressman and possible senator, whom many in the Extreme Right may want to run for President of the U.S., namely Allen West, in his recent response to a local Islamic group reveals his true colors as the Islamophobic politician extraordinaire.
In early August, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a 679-word letter to West urging him to cut ties with “anti-Islamic extremists.. CAIR singled out Bridgette Gabriel, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Rev. Neil Dozier as Muslim-haters with whom West has shared stages.
“Muslims protect and serve our great country and are afforded equal protection under law,” the letter read. “We shouldn’t have to defend our rights to worship freely or participate in the governing of our society.”
Soon afterward, CAIR received the following letter, which was first reported by CBS4. The Muslim group sent us a copy, which we’ve embedded below. We believe it might be the dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery.
Executive director Nezar Hamze tells Riptide he’s befuddled: “Obviously, I was expecting a little more from an elected official. I don’t know if he was calling me nuts or calling my request nuts or what.”
[We should all be expecting a lot more from an elected official]
Hamze doesn’t think he’ll write West back. “How can I respond to this?”