Last week, several Broward Democrat politicians and candidates attended a Ramadan event at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida in Sunrise. The event was hosted by the Democrat-friendly Emerge USA group. Last year, REDBROWARD documented EMERGE USA’s strong support for Democrats Charlie Crist and Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief.

Pictures plastered all over social media show Wednesday’s event featured Broward County Commissioner Marty Kiar, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan. While these gentleman appeared as they do at any community or political event, the Broward women running for office looked very different.

Pictures show State Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed and several women seeking to be Broward judges wearing scarves over their heads.

Before you say they’re showing respect inside of a mosque, many of the pictures were taken under a tent in the parking lot.

Broward Chief Judge Peter Weinstein attended the event in his normal attire. Would a sitting female judge cover her head? Would she politely decline and use the opportunity as a “teaching moment” on womens issues in the Muslim faith?

Did anybody tell Rhoda Sokoloff, Betsy Benson and Andrea Gundersen to cover their heads?

CAIR executive director Nezar Hamze in his BSO uniform with Marty Kiar
CAIR executive director Nezar Hamze in his BSO uniform with Marty Kiar
Gwyn Clarke-Reed and rumored judicial candidate Betsy Benson
Gwyn Clarke-Reed and rumored judicial candidate Betsy Benson
rumored judicial candidate Andrea Gundersen and Dania Beach candidate Daniel Sohn
rumored judicial candidate Andrea Gundersen and Dania Beach candidate Daniel Sohn
Rhoda Sokoloff, right, with Betsy Benson
Rhoda Sokoloff, right, with Betsy Benson
Chief Judge Peter Weinstein and State House 92 candidate Sajan Kurian
Chief Judge Peter Weinstein and State House 92 candidate Sajan Kurian