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Muslim Republican Braves Lair of Screaming Florida Teabaggers

But this guy holding the sign got elected to the committee, though.The cranky, fearful Republican Orcs of Broward County, Florida heard there was a MUSLIM, yes that’s a right a MUSLIM trying to join their little treehouse club of dingbats with the bizarre explanation that he, too, was a Republican. Forsooth, evil terrorist? Their childish response was to immediately change all the rules for club entry and subject the Muslim candidate for election to the party’s executive committee, Nezar Hamze, to a barrage of questions and accusations and screaming outbursts before telling him to get lost.

There is not a single part of this article that is not seething with the racist hatred and intolerance of the Florida teabagger, but perhaps here is a representative section:

Republicans, who changed their rules to publicly vet Nezar Hamze and then vote on his application by secret ballot, said they didn’t oppose him because he was a Muslim – but because he is associated with the Center for American-Islamic Relations, whose Washington-area affiliate was an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism indictment.

Hamze, CAIR’s South Florida director, said his local group had nothing to do with the suspect activities in Washington. He said CAIR advocates for civil rights for Muslims, who have been unfairly targeted ever since 9/11.

“I’m aligned with Republican values. And I want to serve the party,” Hamze said, who earlier told a reporter that any effort to block him was the result of anti-Islamic “bigotry.”

At times, when he addressed the packed room at the Sheraton Suites in Fort Lauderdale, a few members shouted out among the crowd of about 300.

“Terrorist!” said one man.

“Let him speak!” said another.

Members of Broward’s Republican Party said Hamze was making a mockery of their rules and was trying to become a member as a publicity stunt.

“I don’t have a positive impression of Mr. Hamze. I don’t think he will be an asset to our party,” said Scott Spages, who is involved in programs concerning radical Islam at his church, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.

And then they voted to exclude him 11-158 and America was saved from the terrible fate of diversity once more. [McClatchy]

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      1. Doktor Zoom

        That's "Sheriff Joe", which is entirely bad enough. Arpaio would only want a judgeship if he could ignore all that "impartiality" crap and be like Judge Dredd…

    1. Not_So_Much

      You guys have been pretty quiet on teh stoopid for more than a week now. I'm expecting something impressively idiotic from you soon!

  1. Tundra Grifter

    A Muslin wanting to join the TeaBaggers is like a deer trying to join the NRA.

    Not that the TeaBaggers are racist or bigots or anything.

    PS: These right wing nutz have been listening to The Silly Savage and Off-the-Mark Levin – they both hate CAIR.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      "A Muslin wanting to join the TeaBaggers is like a deer trying to join the NRA."

      It's like the dude just hasn't been paying attention. For a decade.

      1. HogeyeGrex

        Well, I don't suppose Mr. Hamze would find nearly the proportion of his new Republican friends to be closeted Musselmen compared to the pickings the Log Cabin folks have in various highway restrooms across the nation.

    2. spinozasgod

      I don't understand why conservative christians(repubs)don't see how much they have in common with conservative muslins……….

    3. ChrisKingDublin

      And what do you know about CAIR? I would love to hear about it. Do you follow their facebook activity? How about their Youtube videos? Or, do you ever read any of their press releases? I would bet that is a big fat NO.

      I am no teabagger, but to think that there are no Muslims, Blacks, Latinos, Chinese, Japanese, ect in the organization proves you down out right ignorance.

    1. PalinzADummy

      What kind of Muslin NegahRow has a name like *HAM*ze, huh? He's a plant, a mole, a traitor weaseling his way into America's bosom.

        1. Papa_Uniform

          Well Lizzie if that's the case, I hope this doesn't shatter your dreams, but I don't think you can join the Rethugs in FLA either.

        2. Not_So_Much

          You're a Brown and a Limey? Keep that on the downlow when the teatards come wheezily motoring through with HoveRound-mounted fully automatic weapons.

    1. PalinzADummy

      These Blakz and Brownz! Don't they realize, if they'd just COOPERATE and BE WHITE, all this foofaraw could end, and we could all go back to living our peaceful lives?

      1. Doktor Zoom

        As one of our Briettard visitors reminded us a couple weeks back, if it weren't for multiculturalism, there'd be no NEED for racism.

        1. PalinzADummy

          That's one of those comments that just makes my brain hurt.

          I mean, where the fuck does this fuckwit get off talking about the NEED for racism?

          1. rahelio

            Obviously, black and brown people need racism or none of them would go to college or get a job. It also makes it easier to game the welfare system.

  2. slithytoves

    Well, I once attended a faculty senate meeting where the faculty voted down a motion to affirm academic freedom. That had to do with religion, too. As a specialist in religion in America, all I can say is, "nothing new here folks."

  3. johnnyzhivago

    He's right – the guy is NOT going to be an asset to the Republican Party. His presence could well destroy their well deserved image as a gang of stupid racist morons.

  4. philpjfry

    Goddamn these ignorant assholes to hell. Reminds me of the Mark Twain quote" I have never killed a man, but I have read many an obituary with great joy."

    1. ProudLibunatic

      As repellent as they are, I'm so glad to see that they are showing their true colors. (We knew it all along.)
      I fear for America, but I am LOVING the mean-spirited and hateful Republican circular firing squad!
      Keep it up, guys!
      More bake sales, debates and bigotry!!

  5. SorosBot

    “I’m aligned with Republican values."

    Considering that two of the primary Republican values are hatred of all non-Christians and of all non-white people, and you are neither white nor Christian, that would be kind of impossible.

    1. GeorgiaBurning

      Unless he kills himself. That might be a campaign plus in Florida, it's hard for a dead man to get into much mischief during the campaign and even harder to prosecute him.

    2. mumbly_joe

      To be fair, there has to be some level of hatred for poors, women, gays, and non-muslim minorities that constitutes a tipping-point in Republicans' favor. At least, that's what Hamze naively believes.

    3. comrad_darkness

      Maybe he meant the republican values of: poor people should starve and Jesus meant "suffer the children" as in SUFFER the children.

      It's possible.

  6. Rosie_Scenario

    This is in keeping with the Florida GOP straw poll winner, Herman "I will not appoint a Muslin to my cabinet" Caine. Nothing to see here, move along.

  7. johnnyzhivago

    BTW, I see everyone in the official GOP is pleading with my Governor (the one who can EAT your governor) to enter the race. Well, I happen to like Christie for a couple of things, but especially when he was supporting a Muslim he appointed to a judgeship – soundly putting down the idiots screaming that the guy was going to enact Sharia law in New Jersey.

    Can't wait to see how that episode will go over with the teabag crowd!!!

    1. LesBontemps

      "This sharia law business is crap, it's crazy. And I'm tired of dealing with the crazies."

      And he's gonna run for the GOP nom? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    1. HistoriCat

      Whatever Happened to the American left

      Well for one thing, every mainstream media outlet including NPR marginalized them. Maybe NPR should try looking at who they invite on to talk – it's about 5:1 right-wing vs non-right-wing. If you want to look at RW vs. LW it's more like 15:1.

      1. powersuit


        What I don't understand is, why does NPR care? Has it stopped the constant complaining from "Republicans" about the imagined liberal slant? They still do stories on gardening and indie bands, so the complaints are going to keep coming.

        1. SorosBot

          Nothing will ever stop the constant Republican complaints about the nonexistent liberal slant of NPR or any other part of the mainstream media; but none of them can to realize this, so they keep bending over backwards ever further to appease the right wing, just like the cocksuckers who invented the lie want.

  8. OkieDokieDog

    Them thar true 'Merican Patriots could smell a varmint in their little piece of Heaven. They knews he was a NObummer Muslin plant… trying to steal their secret Kool-Aid recipe. And probably their Granma's secret Mac N' Cheeze recipe also too.

    Geesh. That guy should have known better. He will never be a white Christian so he will never be equal. Get a clue, dude.

      1. PalinzADummy

        Well, spray-paint me pink and call me a Cadillac, honey, but it looks like they GOP fellas done put paid to any hope of tourists coming to Floriduh after they read this article!

    1. SorosBot

      They were screaming "bring back Terriers, FX!" But wait, the only people who watched that were critics and other TV geeks; teabaggers aren't really the type…

  9. DaRooster

    “I’m aligned with Republican values. And I want to serve the party…”

    (psst… they no likey you)

    1. Eve8Apples

      GOP response… "Fine. You wanna serve us? Get your brown ass to the kitchen and make us something to eat, you dirty moozlin terrorist."

  10. Pragmatist2

    I want to know who the ringer was who called out "Let him speak!" They will make him turn in his three-corner hat.

  11. weejee


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    1. memzilla

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  12. SexySmurf

    From now on, anybody wanting to join the Florida Republican Party will be required to eat a pork chop and tongue-kiss Salman Rushdie.

      1. PalinzADummy

        Actually, if you've ever seen him up close and personal, he's as pink as they come. Not brown at all. I was very disappointed.

    1. 102415

      That's a hell of a lot of people to be joining the Florida Republicans. I think you better walk that one back.

  13. ThundercatHo

    What is an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism indictment? I'm no lawyer but if they weren't indicted wouldn't that make them not guilty?

    1. SenileAgitation

      An unindicted co-conspirator is a person who is identified by a law enforcement officer to have engaged in a conspiracy, but who is not charged in the indictment charging that person’s fellow conspirators. Prosecutors may name persons as unindicted co-conspirators for: grants of immunity, pragmatic considerations, and evidentiary concerns. The term unindicted co-conspirator was familiarized in 1974.

      Ha. Think Watergate.

    2. not that Dewey

      A back-handed compliment. It's apparently the federal prosecutorial version of "not sayin', just sayin'"

  14. BaldarTFlagass

    I'm sure it would have gone a lot better for him if, in addition to being a Muslim Republican, he were also a gay soldier serving in Iraq.

  15. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    If only he had accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and spat on some poor people, this would not have been a problem.

    1. Oblios_Cap

      That, and prayed loudly and often in public. And mayhaps be unabashedly judgmental of all whom he meets.

  16. Dr_Zoidberg

    Sometimes, snark fails me and I can only shake my head in disbelief at the hatred shown by these people.

  17. anniegetyerfun

    Yes, Muslims. Because of your anti-abortion stance, you should align yourself with the people who hate you. Like those fucking Hilary supporters who wanted to vote for McCain when Obama won the Dem ticket.


    1. PalinzADummy

      Muslims are anti-abortion? I've never heard that before. In fact, most of the Muslims I grew up with had a sort of "meh" attitude towards abortion: it was never a big deal and WAY preferable to being pregnant without the benefits of marriage.

      1. anniegetyerfun

        I'm sure that there are many secular Muslims who don't give a shit. These usually aren't the people who work for CAIR (as I learned while working for CAIR). But religious Muslims are strictly against abortion, just like our Teatards.

        In fact, conservative values DO line up completely in both religions – subjugate women, keep the man in charge of everything, have as many kids as your wife's poor uterus can handle, etc.

        1. PalinzADummy

          How interesting.

          On the topic of conservative values in religions, I believe conservatives tend to bend any religion they profess to reflect *conservative* values. Conservative Buddhists in Thailand, for example, are the main reason abortion on demand is not enshrined in public health regulation. Since prostitution is a big income source in Thailand, this means that women plying that trade have illegal abortions, as the recent discovery of hundreds of fetal skeletons has shown.

      2. SorosBot

        It's probably more the anti-gay stance; although, like with Christians, it's the fundamentalist Muslims who are into gay-hating and unlike the Republicans we should recognize that different Muslims believe different things.

        1. PalinzADummy

          Most of the Muslims I know (and they're from South and Southeast Asia) have a similar stance on abortion as Jews. It's really not a big deal in the first trimester, and in later trimesters, if medically necessary, then it's carried out. However, I understand that fundamentalist Muslims are against abortion except when medically necessary. This is different from fundamentalist Christians, who don't believe in medical necessity and want NO abortions EVER.

  18. Eve8Apples

    While in Disney World Florida, sing "It's a Small World Afterall."

    While in Broward County, Florida, sing "It's a WASP World Afterall."

    1. Chichikovovich

      "It's a WASP World After All"

      Not entirely. Don't forget Joe Kaufman, vice-chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition of South Florida and chairman of Citizens Against Hate .

  19. SayItWithWookies

    After the vote to deny membership, Broward Executive Committee Chairman Richard DeNapolis said simply: "Mr. Hamze, your membership has been denied."

    The crowd cheered loudly.

    That's the GOP for you — always upholding American values, unless given a chance to judge people on their name or religion first.


    Now, Hezbollah is redirecting the missiles from Little Havana to Fort Lauderdale. Camarada, apunte, fuego!!

  21. Oblios_Cap

    I thought terrorists wore suicide vests. Too bad he really wasn't one in that room full of idiotic republicans.

  22. MrFizzy

    ..and then they donned their sheets and pointy hats, and got back to the real business of the party of Lincoln.

  23. iburl

    “I’m aligned with Republican values. And I want to serve the party,”

    Wow, you want to torture and kill all muslims? It's your funeral *shrugs*.

  24. kissawookiee

    Republicans, who changed their rules to publicly vet Nezar Hamze… Members of Broward's Republican Party said Hamze was making a mockery of their rules

    You're making a mockery of the rules we just made a mockery of by changing them specifically to mock your Muslin existence! Never Forget!

  25. Allmighty_Manos

    Dude you can be a corporate hack and still join the Democrats w/o dealing with screeching, drooling mobs of Broward County's finest.

  26. Chichikovovich

    "The tea party Republican has repeatedly denounced Islam,…. So has Joe Kaufman, chairman of the group Citizens Against Hate"

    Mr. Kaufman is also the chairman of Citizens for Peace, which promotes war, Citizens for Strength, which promotes ignorance, and Citizens for Freedom, which promotes slavery.

  27. Mumbletypeg

    Why I'm proud of these 'tardlicans standing on their Old Testament feet of clay. They're giving this guy's evil namesake Nebuchad'Nezzar a whole new lease on ignominous reaping of venomous blowback for his ancient persecution o' them promised-peoples. And why should Jezebel hog all that fun, plus a name full of Scrabble® points-appeal?

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      My guess is that things got a little hairy and over the top. Which is really hard to imagine on this site.

        1. SorosBot

          I don't think there was anything; it was probably just an administrative screw-up. Accidentally disabling comments was common after the transition to IntenseDebate, and again when Wonkette Jr. started posting; it must be an easy mistake to make.

          1. lulzmonger

            I kept trying to post on a specific thread some weeks back (so it must've been REALLY FUNNY SHIT) & kept getting "This post has been deleted by the blog administrator." At first I was wondering if I'd been banned.

            Commenting warez = suckers of dead donkey dicks.

        2. BaldarTFlagass

          Well, if the whole post had disappeared, I might put forth the conspiracy theory that Ken was in line for a job at NPR and realized belatedly that such a post might be peeing in the spring. But it's still there, so…

  28. CapnFatback

    At times, when he addressed the packed room at the Sheraton Suites in Fort Lauderdale, a few members shouted out among the crowd of about 300.

    “Terrorist!” said one man.

    “Let him speak!” said another.

    Members of Broward’s Republican Party said Hamze was making a mockery of their rules and was trying to become a member as a publicity stunt.

    WHEW! Glad They prevented THAT from happening.

  29. Fawkdifiknow

    Florida has been trying to get back in the news in the same way they made themselves a laughing stock – like you do when you piss all over yourself – over the Elian Gonzalez deal and the Terry Shiavo trajedy. A real class state.

  30. genxr

    I'm trying to wrap my head around this:

    He said CAIR advocates for civil rights for Muslims, who have been unfairly targeted ever since 9/11.

    with the very next sentence:

    “I’m aligned with Republican values. And I want to serve the party,”

    He was for unfairly targeting muslims before he was against it?

  31. Wonderthing

    Whew, that was close. For a moment I thought we were going to be the land of the free again. That shit ain't right.

  32. owhatever

    No Muslins in our sunny little tree house! And yet the members of the GOP wonder why they are being perceived as mean, stupid and racist.

  33. mumbly_joe

    "We don't hate you for being a Muslim, we just hate you for being a member of a group that wants to protect the civil rights of Muslims."

    Yeah, good point.

  34. prommie

    Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, republicans gonna hate them browns till they die, they can't stop, racist all the time.

  35. Indiepalin

    Is this where we're supposed to go now to comment on the Wall St. demonstrations? O.K., so, hey Steve Inskeep! Go fuck yourself. Do it today!

    1. Naked_Bunny

      Yeah, but this is a thread about Florida Republicans and Muslims, so you should take your pants off and masturbate over pictures from Gitmo while commenting to better fit the topic at hand.

  36. alzronnie

    Membership requirements for that Muslim should be the same as it is for a black man: allow GOP leaders to shove a straw into your eardrum, suck out half of your brains, then take out a rusty knife and cut off your nuts.

    Actually, that is the standard procedure for all republicans.

  37. genxr

    I find this inspiring, the long and arduous struggle of a muslim in his quest to become a Republican. Don't give up!

  38. Barrelhse

    Sometimes I almost wish there was a Jesus. He would come down here and tell these idiots that they're going to spend eternity in Hell, then tell them why. Hopefully they would then have a long life here on earth, to be known as the only people that Jesus ever hated.

    1. genxr

      If Jesus came back and did all that, some young Republican would be dressing up like a pimp and getting out his hidden camera by now.

  39. spinozasgod

    I am going to guess that eventually conservative muslims will be embraced by the right just like conservative catholics and conservative jews, after all they really do share very authoratarian views on social issues. Of course as soon as they have implemented their social "values" on the rest of us they will turn on each other for the ultimate "my god is the ONLY god" fight to the death.

  40. dsgruntled

    2000 years ago these would be the same people calling for Barabbas before they would let that liberal Jesus join thier little play group!

  41. Warpde

    You can aligned with Republican values. And serve the party till the cows come home.
    Ohhh! Stinky….but……and this is a BIG BUTT….. go away Marcass….this is not about or for you.
    Let me break it to you gently.
    Huntsman and Mittens are religiously born in the USA Mormons and they have no hope in hell of getting past the" Good old R/TP Christian value vetting for the top spot."

  42. Negropolis

    Can't say I feel sorry for Mr. Hamze. It'd be like me walking into a Klan rally hoping to be elected Grand Wizard or some shit.

  43. lulzmonger

    Damn … this is what they're like NOW … just picture what they're going to act like in a year's time, with Election Fever in full bloom.

    Can you aerosolize Demerol?

  44. Oblios_Cap

    All that I can picture is Eddie Murphy in an airport yelling " My brother Hamze!" in a fake African accent.

  45. MrDorkbutt

    I may have gone to school in Texas, but I don't think its possible to spell "cracker" without the letters G-O-P.

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