Hassan Shibly of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been disinvited by organizers of the upcoming Florida Tea Party Convention. While organizers say it was because CAIR “disrespected” one of its speakers, CAIR members say it was because an organizer was called out for trying to shut down an upcoming CAIR convention while he was reaching out to the group.
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According to recent reports, Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, has again aligned himself with a controversial group. As reported yesterday by blogger Spencer Ackerman, West will sponsor a July 25 briefing by Citizens for National Security, a self-described group of “concerned citizens interested in education on extremism, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.”
U.S. Rep. Allen West, R- Fort Lauderdale, never one to shy away from controversy, appears to be coordinating with a highly controversial anti-Muslim group, judging by a recent article West posted online. The piece, which West wrote for Chip Hanlon’s conservative blog Red State, detailed “a meeting with the incredible Brigitte Gabriel, President and CEO of ACT! for America,” whom the New York Times once described as a “radical Islamaphobe.”