Investigate Broward County Sheriff’s ‘Deputy Hamas,’ Too

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s performance is under scrutiny after his deputies failed to prevent, or at least limit the damage of, the murderous rampage at Parkland High School.  Florida Governor Rick Scott has launched an investigation of the Sheriff’s Office amid calls for the resignation of its boss.

While the Governor’s investigators are at it, they should look into another of Sheriff Israel’s deputies, Nezar Hamze.  He is a top official of the Council on American Islamic Relations – a group founded by the designated terrorist organization Hamas and better known by its acronym, CAIR.

For years, Deputy Hamze has been allowed to provide weapons training to Sharia-supremacists like him at Florida mosques.  Had Sheriff’s Office resources been applied instead to training law enforcement or school personnel, an actual threat to public safety might have been mitigated, rather than potentially creating new ones.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.