Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Florida Rep. Allen West clashes over Islam CAIR at town hall


CAIR: "Me and my children choose to follow the faith of Islam. You consistently insult it. How can we expect you to defend our right and practice Islam as far as the Constitution is concerned?" CAIR Hamze asked.

"I will always defend your right to practice a free religion under the First Amendment," West said.

This is the issue ~ Muslims confusing humanity with the Arabian ideology that is Islam ~ humanity will always be greater than Islam. So when Muslims speak about rights ~ what they want is the right of the Arabian religious ideology over humanity ~ when in the west we understand it as the human right first.

It is the same Muslim argument ~ that if you don't like Islam than you don't like them ~ it is the same as apostasy equal treason ~ justifying the death sentence, torture or imprisonment which are the norm in the Islamic world ~ for those who reject Islam.

Muslims in the west should be helped to understand what freedom really is. Freedom is not a reflection of the Islamic Dhimmi laws ~ where everyone is forced to pay their respects to Islam and live in eternal deference to it.

Basic human rights are ultimately no respector of any one ideology. And Islam is in no way superior to these.


Determined to meet with his constituents once a month, West says he is taking his own precautions to stay safe. West, who has a permit to carry concealed weapons in Florida, also suggested to reporters he will be armed at some of his events.

And we all know what happens when one doesn't offer the required respect for the supremacy of Islam.


The idea of Muslim leaders is to drum up enough sympathy ~ so that basic rights and freedoms will be abolished with respect to Islam. Just as in any Islamic dictatorship [with 1.5 billion Muslims ~ count the free Islamic states!].



Boynton Beach, Florida (CNN) -- Freshman Republican Congressman Allen West clashed with an advocate for Muslim-American civil rights at a sometimes-rowdy town hall meeting Monday night.

The tense exchange drew boos from a standing room only, largely Republican crowd.

The confrontation came as West, an Iraq War veteran who was backed by the Tea Party in last November's election, took questions from constituents. Nezar Hamze, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Miami, stepped to the microphone and accused West of making anti-Muslim comments in the past.

"Me and my children choose to follow the faith of Islam. You consistently insult it. How can we expect you to defend our right and practice Islam as far as the Constitution is concerned?" Hamze asked.

"I will always defend your right to practice a free religion under the First Amendment," West said. "But what you must understand, if I am speaking the truth, I am not going to stop speaking the truth. The truth is not subjective," he continued to loud applause.

West's comments on Islam have stirred controversy in the past. He recently said Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, represents "the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established."

The new GOP congressman pulled no punches commenting on the political crisis in Egypt, drawing parallels between the chaos in that country and the 1979 revolution in Iran. West said the U.S. must stop the Egyptian militant group, the Muslim Brotherhood, from seizing power.

"President Carter, President Obama, Iran, Egypt, the Shah, Mubarak, the Ayatollah, the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a scary parallel. We cannot allow the Muslim Brotherhood to fill the void of leadership that can occur in Egypt," West said.

Monday night's event was one of the country's first town hall meetings since the near assassination of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent event in Tucson, Arizona, in January. The tragedy was followed by calls from Republicans and Democrats to tone down political rhetoric.

Determined to meet with his constituents once a month, West says he is taking his own precautions to stay safe. West, who has a permit to carry concealed weapons in Florida, also suggested to reporters he will be armed at some of his events.

West, who has a permit to carry concealed weapons in Florida, also suggested to reporters he will be armed at some of his events. "I've had a concealed weapons license for quite some time, about the last two to three years, and I take it upon myself and my personal responsibility, but I choose the venues in which I'll carry," West told CNN.

Asked if he was carrying a gun Monday night, West replied, "I can't tell you that."

The audience at Monday's meeting sounded more like a pep rally than a town hall. West's promises to oppose the new health care law and efforts to raise the nation's debt ceiling drew rounds of applause. It was a sign that many Tea Party activists still plan to attend these constituent events, if only to cheer on members of Congress they support.

Still West encouraged his opponents to speak up at his town halls.

"If there is someone here who resides in Congressional District 22 who did not vote for Allen West, I want to hear from you," West said. "I want to know how I can better serve you and be a better representative."

1 comment:

Eyephotoxu said...

Way to go! Keep up the good work. I haven't seen anyone stand up like you and fan the flames of hatered, xenophobia and pushing a personal agenda in a while. To cast all Muslims with the same brush and assuming they all have the same beliefs is ridiculous and short of rational thinking. Islam is as splintered and varied as Christianity and Judaism. Perhaps you need to read more for yourself and do your own interpretations of others teachings and meet some of these evil people and actually listen to them. That isn't something most Americans are good at. Doing so would help you sound less like a poor simpleton's Glen Beck. We have more in common then you would lead people to think with your writing.

Just food for thought from a former US military member who rejects violence, stupidity, racism, fear mongering and respects all life.