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CAIR’s South Florida Chapter Executive Director Goes on the Record

by Javier Manjarres

The Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently granted me an interview with Nezar Hamze, the South Florida Chapter’s Executive Director for the purpose of addressing misconceptions and dispelling all of the accusations that have been leveled against the organization. Hamze explained that CAIR has many independently run chapters across the country with its headquarters located in Washington D.C.  Hamze also states that CAIR was established to protect the civil rights of Muslims and educate people about Islam.

Mr. Hamze says that both he and his organization repudiates any violence by terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah:.

Any organization, any person who take it upon themselves to take an innocent life, and an innocent life meaning someone standing on the side of the street, not doing anything and they get  killed-that person has lost their path, that person has lost the straight way, and it is against Islam to take an innocent life… anybody that takes an innocent life, any organization, any government has lost their path, and we cannot be with them,we are not with them, as far as Islamically standing, we are not with them.”

Hamze insists that CAIR is not tied to the Muslim Brotherhood or any other Terrorist organization like Hamas, and he repudiates Hamas and its terrorist activities.

Hamas has made the decision, now, Hamas has been attacked, obviously, but Hamas has made the decision to take innocent lives and we cannot stand with them.  Period, it’s very clear.

Mr. Hamze goes on to state that he supports the Palestinian people, and that Palestine also needs assistance and should become a state just as Israel is. Hamze supports Israel as a state, but believes that Palestine should be afforded the same opportunity for statehood that Israel has enjoyed.  Hamze then explains some of the tenants of sharia, and he offered his insight into sharia in an effort to dispel the the growing criticism against sharia that is facing throughout the world.




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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • Winston C

    Taqiyya (from Wikipedia)——
    The practice of concealing one’s faith in dangerous circumstances originates in the Qur’an itself, which deems blameless those who disguise their beliefs in such cases.The practice of taqiyya in difficult circumstances is considered legitimate by Muslims of various persuasions. Sunni and Shi’i commentators alike observe that Q 16:106 in particular refers to the case of ‘Ammar b. Yasir, who was forced to renounce his beliefs under physical duress and torture.

    Similarly, Q 3:28 enjoins believers not to take the company of doubters unless as a means of safeguarding themselves. “Let not the believers take those who deny the truth for their allies in preference to the believers – since he who does this cuts himself off from God in everything – unless it be to protect yourself against them in this way…”Regarding 3:28, Ibn Kathir, a prominent authority writes, “Whoever at any time or place fears their [infidels’] evil may protect himself through outward show.” As proof of this, he quotes Muhammad’s companion, al-Hassan, who said, “taqiyya is acceptable till the Day of Judgment [i.e., in perpetuity].”[citation needed]

    This is jihad going for the jugular. Attacking Congressman West and Leader Hasner is a way to dishearten, weaken and demoralize the conservatives.

    There is no rhetoric against Islam or Muslims. Its stating the facts and this guy Hamze is trying to prevent truth from coming out.

  • America,The paper tiger.

    In their Karon it states… Smile in ther faces while curse them in your hearts! This man is a liar and one day we will become like France. Wake up America!
    http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2010/05/smiling-in-our-faces-while-cursing-us.html

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  • Mick7

    Nonsense. CAIR and its cronies are a devious bunch of schmucks, and I’d trust them about as far as I could toss a camel. Their long term goal is to create a global caliphate, but first they need to replace our Constitution with Sharia Law. That’s when I say “lock’n load”.

  • Greg

    Allen West, or anyone does not need a great deal of knowledge of Islam to learn about it. Simply watch how Muslims behave around the world, more than listening to what they say! However, they do also clearly express their intent for us infidels.

    If you think I am painting with too broad a brush, the threat from Islam is very real, and I would suggest that there are but two kinds of Muslims. Jihadists, and potential jihadists!

  • Matt

    Good work, Javier. Stay on their case.

    Far too many Muslims hate the West, hate Israel, lynch gays, stone women, torture and imprison democratic dissidents and believe non-Muslims should be put to death.

    All American Muslims need to be loud and clear that they repudiate this Hiteresque behavior.

    Not one taxpayer penny should go to the Muslim Brotherhood..

  • Steve

    Doesn’t sharia mean stoning women and homosexuals, amputation of hands (or other limbs) for theft, lashing men and women who are caught drinking wine, beating women who are not properly covered (or throwing acid in their faces), the subjugation / humiliation of non-believers under Islam, etc.? The Taliban enforces strict sharia, as does Saudi Arabia and Iran. Egypt might be next.

  • tom1409

    All smoke, mirrors, lies and BS. The Koran, or whatever todays current spelling of it is, preaches it is OK to lie to infedels to further the Islamic cause.

  • AI

    All I needed to know about CAIR I learned from reading “Muslim Mafia”, written by a former FBI agent who infiltrated the organization. I highly recommend the book. Mr. Hamze is lying through his teeth; engaging in “taqiyya”, or lying to advance the cause of Islam. The fact that he is terrified of Congressman West (otherwise he would not bother singling him out and vainly trying to discredit him) is a great compliment to Congressman West. West is an Islamic expert, although, as a previous commenter pointed out, you surely don’t have to be an expert to figure out what Muslims really think. Just watch what they do. Or, you could ask Lara Logan…if she is up to speaking to anyone right now.

  • JHR Florida

    Watch CAIR’s actions, not their words; listen closely to West.

    The truth will set you & keep us, free. Vote GOP in 2012.

  • Flagwaver70

    Inasmuch as Congressman Allen B. West had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I would say he has a FIRST-HAND working knowledge of Islam and would trust him before I would trust ANY Islamist. The jhiad is taking place, my friends. Wake up before you smell the blood. Terrorists are here and active. We are in their sights, as is our beloved America.

  • CharlesMartel

    Notice the repeated use of the word “innocent”. To western ears that sounds great, but to those who know the real meaning of this word in the cult of islam it means something completely different. See

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2008/10/raymond-ibrahim-islam-and-innocence.html

    and

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/08/new-york-times-touts-muslim-video-rebutting-militants-and-featuring-rogues-gallery-of-islamic-suprem.html

    Non-believers (infidels or Kuffars) are not innocent in islam. So its very apparent that this CAIR shill is involved in deception (taqiyya). http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/011-taqiyya.htm

    Nice try Hamze, we’re on to your lies!

  • Mac

    CAIR needs to be send back to where they come from. Anywhere but the United States of America.

  • howardfrombroward

    i still recall the numerous energetic jubilant celebrations by so-called “peaceful” mozzies when the 9/11 attacks on america were televised to the world.

  • No Longer Confused

    “Any organization, any person who take it upon themselves to take an innocent life, and an innocent life meaning someone standing on the side of the street, not doing anything and they get killed…” What he did not say is that most Muslims do not consider “infidels” innocent. That would mean most Americans of faiths other than Islam.

    Remember, the Koran approves of lying to non-believers.

  • Tikvah

    Taquiah!! A Trojan Horse!
    To “Not steal”= YEAH..from ANOTHER Muslim…BUT for “us” TAKE BOOTY,which I have PERSONALLY experienced in a Middle Eastern grocery store because I said “I bought this spice in ISRAEL & ran out of it”..”if looks could KILL”…he threw my change in the register & slammed the drawer!!! He STOLE from me!! He took Booty!!

    “To not murder”=…YEAH..Don’t kill ANOTHER MUSLIM but WE HAVE SEEN them KILL INFIDELS!!! Stop LETTING them LIE to us!Taquiah!

    This dude is talking about Dar Al Islam,House of Peace..YEAH.. WITH OTHER MUSLIMS!..although “Islam” DOES NOT MEAN “peace” but SURRENDER & SUBMiSSION!!
    BUT they operate Dar Al Harb house of WAR…against Infidels!!!

    9-11 was the alarm …Stop hitting the snooze button,WAKE-up & GET TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tikvah

    And ANOTHER thing..those ignorant “Co-Exist” bumper stickers..come from CAIR..GOOGLE it!
    The Koran says Islam CANNOT co-exist with any other religion/god/prophet
    “TAKE NO FRIEND from among them”..

  • david

    Quoat from Greg – “If you think I am painting with too broad a brush, the threat from Islam is very real, and I would suggest that there are but two kinds of Muslims. Jihadists, and potential jihadists!”

    I think you are close to correct Greg. They are either Jihadist or suporters of jihadist.
    Because the Qur’an embraces liers, none can ever be trusted by there words and/or their deeds. They will have to renounce the Qur’ an and pick up a Bible to earn trust.

  • Joanna McD

    Ask him to define “innocent” it is not what you think. Lying to non believers is allowed in their ideology……it is NOT a religion, it has a set of laws to live by. LAWS.

  • jim

    We should kill off all of them before the GREAT ONE ( OBAMA0) TAKES AWAY OUR GUNS .

  • http://ifamericansknew.org/ Alison Weir

    To learn the facts on Islam, Israel, and Palestine please go to the website for the nonpartisan, journalistic organization “If Americans Knew”. It is clear that many of the above individuals have been taken in by the powerful and well-funded pro-Israel propaganda machine. Perhaps they’re even members of Israel’s cyber warfare – see the excellent article on this from an Israeli newspaper: “Meet the IDF Facebook-Twitter Commando”

  • JL Gawlik

    The Leaders of France, Germany, United Kingdom have already come out and and stated that multri-cultralism does not work, after all these years of having Muslims co-exist in their country they are finally coming out with the TRUTH, it can not work. People who come to America have to accept our laws and our cultural that is why our melting pot has always worked. It will NOT work with Muslims who want to hang on to their cultural, their religion the way it was practice in their homeland. We do not allow any laws to exist in our country but our own, even though the Progressive Liberal Social Justice group such as Pelosi, Reid, Sanders, President Obama are trying to push International law down our thoughts. We are a NATION of laws, our laws. Also what makes our country so exception is that we had freedoms and liberties at the birth of our government, we are the only nation in the world to have that, another reason other countries can not truly understand our way of thinking.

  • Steve

    There is an importan point here.

    Mr. Hamze said “Hamas has made the decision to take innocent lives and we cannot stand with them. Period, it’s very clear.”

    Hamze goes on to state that he supports the Palestinian people…

    Every authority I have read at Egypt’s prestigious Al Azhar University in Cairo – the place from which Barack Hussein Obama addressed the Muslim world, June 2009 – sanctions suicide / martyrdom operations against innocent Jews in Israel, because there are “no innocent Israeli Jews,” just as some / many Muslims believe there are no innocent American non-Muslims. At the urging of the Bush administration – thinking they could not win – Hamas was placed on the 2006 ballot in the Palestinian elections. Palestinians elected Hamas to represent them, over Fatah – also a Muslim-terror organization.

  • JL Gawlik

    That should read: even though the Progressive Liberal Social Justice group such as Pelosi, Reid, Sanders, President Obama are trying to push International law down our throats.

    (they are trying to change our thoughts also. *G*)

  • howardfrombroward

    i learned everything i need to know about islam 09/11/2001.

  • Richard

    Please see the attached website for an essay on Muslim behavior at various percentages of population.

    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/muslim-behavior-with-population-increase/

  • RICHARD CANARY

    We all had better do a lot of reading on this scheme called islam. It is a scam, and CAIR and all their apologist organizations are paid liars to the very least of them.

    We had better wise up, listen to the crap that Europe is enduring with these vermin, and get rid of all of them we possibly can. Not one more of these useless people should be admitted to our nation.

    Go back and read what Washington, Webster, and many others had to say about these troglodytes. They are worse than mad dogs, and
    should be stuffed away in exile some place where they can destroy only themselves. These animals don’t care if hey kill muslims or not, just they get to kill somebody.

    We all need to spit on their name and treat them with the disgust they have earned in their 1400 years of history.

    These people are cursed and they deserve it.

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  • Mike

    How about we infidels declare a reverse jihad on these lying, smooth talking Muslim back-stabbers and run them ALL out of America? Why should we allow them any freedom to undermine our country and institutions; and try to hide behind our laws while they serve up a steady diet of ‘buffalo chips?’ If any Muslim wants to come here and live in peace and OUR laws–fine. If they come here and want to hide in their enclaves and mosques while defending murderers and abusers and try to pretend they are Americans they need to GO! No violence mind you; just collect them up and send them back to the lands where they will be right at home with their belief systems and their EVIL Koran. We should NOT let them ‘under the wire’ by allowing them to live and prosper in America; while all the time they are attempting to undermine the very freedom we live under and destroy our society, our beliefs, our religion and US! Let’s take the fight to the enemy–radical Muslims must GO!!

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  • GenEarly

    We don’t need Sharia Law, we already have Secular Law on the books passed by our representatives. Sharia is “religious” law that Muslims will attempt to incorporate into our secular law,but just to apply to Muslims,initially. Islam is a political/religious entity, it goes together,you can not separate one from the other,except to deceive the unbelievers.

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  • Sonny

    Hamze used the word “innocent” and the phrase “innocent life.” The problem is with Islam’s definition of these words.. Is a devout Christian, Hindu, Sikh or Jew “innocent?” I doubt it in the eyes of Muslims. It’s sort of like depending on what the meaning of “is” is a la “Slick Willie.”

  • Truth Seeker

    According to Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian terrorist, now a Christian, and a religious scholar, and author of “God’s War on Terror”,
    “Westerners do not understand when it comes to the Muslim world, even the most “moderate” of Muslims, if they are religious, all believe in the coming of the Mahdi (the awaited One) and the establishment of the Caliphate (Global governance) to rule the entire Globe by changing world laws to adapt the Islamic Sharia (Sharia Law). The coming of the Mahdi to religious Muslims is as holy of a belief as the coming of the Messiah is to Christians”. “Allah commands all of his followers to engage in jihad until there is literally no one left on the earth who does not worship Allah”.
    A word to the wise—-

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  • David Russell

    From the comments on this article, I am encouraged, but just a little bit, by the number of people that seem to know a little about Muslims intent and the words from the Quaran. Some very good reading is a book by Robert Spencer entitled The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades. Another one that I found very interesting was “TheLife and Religion of Mohammed.” Unfortunately, I loaned it to someone and don’t remember the author’s name.
    I started a file some years ago and named it World War III, the War for Survival of Christianity. I’m not sure there will be enough Christians left to engage the Muslims with any hope of success. Christian adherents are declining in the Western World, and nations such as France, Belguim, England and Germany are all on the verge of becoming Muslim controlled. Allready, certain areas of these states are under Sharia Law and practically administered by Muslim leaders and clearics. These are the countries that fielded the armies during the Crusades that defeated the armies of Suliman and pushed them back into Arabia and the Middle East. It was not untilthe 17th century that they were pushed out of France and Spain. The Muslim influence is still apparent in many of the buildings in those countries and in Russia.

    We, as Christians, better prepare to either fight a very bloody war, or learn to bow to Mecca and pray.

  • StGeorgesCross

    He doesn’t mention that cair wants to replace the US constitution with sharia law. Sharia law relegates women to the position of being property, literally, it makes all non muslims 2nd class citizens, it denies Christians the right to build churches, it charges non muslims a tax just to not be harrassed and killed although that happens anyway, it demands women who are raped be stoned to death unless they can provide 4 male witnesses that it was indeed rape, it demands the severing of limbs and a multitude of other barbaric punishments and tortures, wife beating is prescribed as necessary!

    cair a snake in the grass coiled and ready to strike at all times. They want to strip us of the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for!

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  • Richard

    People do not understand Shia and the laws? Notice he does not tell us about honor killings, mutilations, stonnings, 2nd class citizenship and basic human rites of woman…gays etc.

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