When a Sarasota mosque was raided, agents discovered a gun training program connected to CAIR — the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations organization — was going on inside Islamic centers statewide. Nezar Hamze, CAIR’s regional operations director for Florida, has been inside numerous mosques in the state during his gun training tours, Front Page Mag reports.
Nezar Hamze is not only the CEO and regional operations director for CAIR-Florida, but he is also a Broward County sheriff’s deputy. The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton is reportedly a radical mosque which has been linked to Palestinian terror groups.
While working in his official capacity, Deputy Hamze has gone into mosques to teach the Islam worshipers how to properly use guns and how to get security surveillance system grants from the United States government. Muslim parents were also reportedly being urged to send their children to a full-time school at a central location in Florida.
One of the mosque gun training sessions by Deputy Hamze included Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen — MJAM. The Margate, Florida imam, Izhar Khan, who also attended the weapons class, has an arrest record. The indictment levied against Khan states the Muslim leader was arrested for “collecting and delivering money for the Pakistani Taliban.”
The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton’s imam were also reportedly accused of being involved with a terrorist group. Bradenton is only about 30 minutes from Venice, Florida where some of the 9/11 hijackers trained at a small private airport along the Gulf Coast.
At least some of the Palestinian terror groups linked to the mosque have supported both suicide bombers and their families. In July of 2014, CAIR-Florida co-sponsored a Miami pro-Hamas rally.
The Muslim rally attendees loudly shouted, “We are Hamas” and “Let’s go Hamas.” Rally organizer Sofian Zakkout, when writing about the event, said, “Thank God, every day we conquer the American Jews like our conquests over the Jews of Israel!”
CAIR has long been accused of being a radical Islamic organization that supports terrorism. Liberals and their mainstream media mouthpieces constantly claim otherwise. The group was allegedly launched as a sort of terrorist umbrella group and was initially led by the Mousa Abu Marzook, the global leader of Hamas.
Marzook has been labeled as a co-conspirator in two federal trials focused on those who offered financial support, totaling in the millions of dollars, to Hamas. The full-time school likely recruiting more Muslim youth is reportedly called the Islamic Academy of Florida (IAF).
University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian previously visited at least one mosque and told parents about the “the opportunity for [their] children to attend a full time Islamic school in Tampa.” The school was founded by al-Arian in 1992 but may now be going by a new name.