by Javier ManjarresIn the second part of the Shark Tank’s interview with Nezar Hamze, CAIR Florida’s Director, Hamze discusses his thoughts about Congressman Allen West, expressing his concern that West “can’t have a man-to-man conversation” with him. Hamze’s memorable confrontation with Congressman West at a town hall meeting last spring was captured on video and went viral shortly thereafter, the incident featured Hamze questioning the Congressman while wielding a Koran in his hands. Hamze feels that Congressman West “won’t even accept him as a human” or entertain a conversation with him, and Hamze appears to be looking for some reconciliation with Congressman West.
Hamze also provided a very interesting answer to my question as to whether or not he will support Congressman Allen West over a Democrat challenger in the 2012 General Election.
Hamze has applied for BREC Membership and his application is looking like it will approved. It is standard operating procedure for the BREC to read on new members as a group, and the committee votes YEA or NAY on the group as a whole, not on members individually. However, there are concerns that Chairman Richard DeNapoli will break from this tradition and read on new members individually rather than by group, which would mean that every single voting member of the BREC would have the opportunity to vote for or against Hamze’s own application, potentially enabling DeNapoli to wash his hands of the matter and leave the fate of Hamze’s application to the entire BREC.
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