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Bible Burning Smear Campaign Against Republican Candidate Karen Harrington

By Javier Manjarres

Republican congressional candidate Karen Harrington, the front runner in the primary race to unseat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is being targeted by a smear campaign that has crossed line from between being juvenile to possibly being a matter of public safety for law enforcement.  Over the past several months, the reported smears against Harrington’s character and campaign have been posted on the free public website Craig’s List. Until now, the rants have been nothing more than harsh but unsubstantiated political rhetoric aimed at damaging Harrington’s good name.

Today a note was posted on Craig’s List asking for Muslims to attend a ‘Bible Burning’ event at one of Harrington’s restaurants. The post lists the restaurant’s address and states that the ‘burning’ will take place on Saturday February 25th between 1-3pm.  The Pembroke Pines police have been notified and they are treating this as  serious public safety issue. The Pembroke Pines Police Department will have a presence between those hours listed in the post and they have opened up an investigation into the author of the post.

We can speculate that the author of this post is either one of Harrington’s competitors in the primary race or one of their misguided loyal supporters.  Several of the candidates in the race could be brought into question since some of them have a history of making false and demeaning remarks toward Harrington or towards women.

Joe Kaufman has been going around telling Rabbis and anyone who will listen that Harrington is a supporter of Hamas and has actually hired an CAIR/Hamas sympathizer to her campaign.  Joe Goldner has called Harrington a “Political Whore” on many occasions and also spews the same Hamas rhetoric about Harrington as Kaufman has.  Ozzie deFaria has also taken a leap onto the fringe, proclaiming that a certain female elected official whose initials are ‘DWS’ needed to be sent back to the pound and featured a political ad that drew a dog collar around her neck.

It remains to be seen who is actually behind smear campaign.  Here is the Craig’s List post in question:



Date: 2012-02-24, 11:12AM


Salaam Aleikim
The Muslim Brotherhood of South Florida is pleased to announce our first BIBLE BURNINGAll believers in the TRUE GOD ALLAH are encouraged to attend & participateSaturday,
Feb 25, 1 – 3PM
xxx NW xxth Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL xxxxxBYOB
(Bring your own bible…TO BURN)
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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**Update-Saturday came and went without any altercation at Harrington’s restaurant location in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Pembroke Pines police department patrolled the neighborhood around the restaurant during the stated hours of the announced ‘Bible burning.

According to the Sunshine State News, an ‘aide’ to one of Harrington’s opponent’s , anonymously stated that this was a publicity stunt by Harrington to get attenti0n. This seems a bit far fetched, considering that the ‘aide’ did not want to be identified, or his/her campaign to be identified. Why all the secrecy, could it be that the anonymous campaign was responsible for this act?

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Javier Manjarres
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. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • BoGo

    Buehler?? I mean, Hamze?? Hamze??

    • Nezar Hamze

      It truly is a pathetic day when opponents of Mrs. Harrington use this deplorable scheme in an attempt to gain a political advantage.

      “Salaam Aleikim” is a dead giveaway that no Muslim authored this article. Rather a weak attempt to appear Muslim.

      Muslim believe in the Torah, Psalms , Gospel as well as the Quran. This is another reason that the Craigslist ad is ridiculous. The author obviously knows nothing about Islam.

      It makes me wonder what the definition of AGAINST is ?

      • BoGo

        Either YOU do not understand Islam or you are engaging in taqiyya.

        Muslims believe that the Jews and Christians perverted the Bible and the one true religion and that Mohammed was sent by Allah to bring all manking back to the one “true” religion, either through deceipt, coersion, conversion, or the sword.

        Are you saying that Muslim belief in the Gospel means they believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of G-d, was both fully human and divine, and is a co-equal with G-d the Father as the third person in the Trinity? Do Muslims believe that He was sent as the spotless Lamb whose blood washes away all sins and reconciles man to G-d, that it is His Grace through faith that grants eternal life? No, I didn’t think so.

        The behavior of your co-religionists in Afghanistan over the accidental burning of your book of lies is the true depiction of your “religion of peace”.

        Lan astaslem

        • Nezar Hamze


          Thanks for your feedback, Your understanding of what Muslims believe about the Holy Scriptures is limited.

          You are speaking in the abstract of which you have no real knowledge. Having said that , the Christian doctrine of the “trinity” is not the issue at hand.

          Muslims believe in the Holy Scriptures, and whoever created the AD obviously doesn’t know that.

          Hope this helps.

  • Cheryl Krause

    So, why doesn’t everyone show up at Rickey’s in Pembroke Pines tomorrow at the appointed time and order lunch, have a beer or some wings, a hot dog or one of their great chicken sandwiches?
    Can’t think of a better way to support the candidate than support her business!

    • Debra P

      Cheryl, that is an EXCELLENT idea! People and voters alike can show their support for Harrington AND celebrate the coming-together of those with common sense conservatism!

      • http://discus sid

        DITTO, Fight fire with fire, when the libs & commie lovers get the message they will sit around and dither. That iwill be good for us, dithering sometimes works for us and…then, oh s*** Happens

  • warwagondave

    I SO can’t wait to find out who the fool is that posted this!!

  • Tamarac Talk

    Javier, this is not funny and it’s very serious. As a Democrat, I am offended by anyone resorting to such low tactics as this. Karen Harrington stands very little chance of winning. Why would anyone go through the trouble of doing something so vile such as this when she poses no threat?

    As always, love your website.

    • Iftys

      TT, if Karen stands little chance at winning, WHY then are you democrats so worried?

  • Steve

    Tamarac Talk, what kind of “talk” is that??? Are you implying that such types of tactics would be OK if Karen had a better chance of beating DWS???? No wonder why our district keeps electing such a loser of a politician…

    • Tamarac Talk

      Steve, calm down. Under no type of circumstances should this type of behavior be tolerated by anyone. Whether she is a threat or not. I cannot imagine why anyone would waste their time doing something like this to this woman. It just seems mean-spirited and senseless.

      • Sandi Trusso

        @TT – Have you not noticed so many previous, mean spirited attacks from the far left Democrats in so many areas. This is one reason why so many people, who have realized that the Democrat Party is not the same Party to which their parents belonged, have turned to the Republicans, or Independents. Well informed people today don’t put anything past these people. You can believe in or trust most of what they say or do.

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  • Maria L

    Agree..a new kind of low! Cheryl is on to something! Let’s all go to Rickey’s! As for Tamarac…quite the opposite…it is precisely because Karen is so close to FIRING DEBBIE that desperation is setting in!!

  • Not in her district!

    The only one of her opponents who seems to always be on Craig’s List is Joe Goldner. Just saying…….

  • Debra P

    I suspect this will boomerang back onto the Dems. Drive a Lib crazy; invite one out to lunch and say Grace at the table.

  • Sandi Trusso

    For those Wasserman-Schultz supporters who still have a sense of sanity (so as to be able to tell that when people are this dishonest and vicious they are not qualified to governmentally represent anyone), you must realize by now that this is typical of how these people campaign. They may not do it in the forefront, because they don’t want to be connected to it, but rest assured they not only know what’s going on, they’re behind it. Politics have always been dirty, but since the campaign strategies of the Clintons surfaced and became the mode of the times, the dirt from the Radical left liberals (and those who claim to be conservative, but why really line up with much of the radical left) has gone far below the gutters!

  • Warlord

    It’s about time someone put a collar on that cocker spaniel look alike,
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She is the main attack dog for the Demo/Socialists, and is on par with Pelosi for ridiculous statements, and low blows for attention.

  • Al Redlhammer

    IMHO this is just the candidate’s method of getting attention. It is so obvious that the original message is clumsy and obviously created by a ‘challenged” individual. It demeans Ms. Harringron to even respond.

  • Al Redlhammer

    Where is all this hate coming from ? Insults ? If all a person ahs is name-calling and insults, that’s a pretty weak argument for anything…

  • Craig

    Here’s an interesting article pertaining to the Muslim Brotherhood:
    Please observe and spread the love.

  • Llewell

    I have observed Wasserman Schultz and as an outsider who takes integrity serios I am stunned that Americans would allow this lady any platform at all but then America is not as great as it use to be, in fact it has become vile and at times truelly disturbing. Do you truelly wish the world the world to think that you have thrown your senses in the dustbin but then again Americans have been rated some of the most Naive people in the world. I believe you are so much better than this and your potential unmatched so show the world you can make the smart choice, if both canidates do not meet the grade, kick both of them out and present a real candidate.

  • warwagondave

    well, the creep reposted again for another burning this afternoon..hope the authorities find out who this is soon before something bad happens..