Broward School Board Member Ann Murray is the latest local Democrat pandering to Emerge USA PAC, an Islamic political action committee. First reported by FRONTPAGE magazine, Murray welcomed several Islamic groups into Miramar Elementary for a “back to school” supplies giveaway. The groups included Emerge USA, CAIR, and ICNA Relief (Islamic Circle of North America).
Frontpage reporter, Joe Kaufman wrote, “ICNA Relief is the main charity of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the American affiliate of South Asian Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami’s militant wing, Hizbul Mujahideen, owned the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in. ICNA has been linked to terrorist financing and has used the web to promote a number of terrorist groups, including Hamas, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Taliban.” Photographs of Murray with representatives of Emerge USA and ICNA were posted on the ICNA Relief’s Facebook page. Murray is just the latest Broward Democrat to pander to Emerge USA and its allies.
In July, REDBROWARD reported Democratic State Committeeman Ken Evans attended a Ramadan celebration honoring a controversial Islamic professor in Palm Beach. Evans attended an EMERGE USA dinner honoring the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) founder Bassem Al-Halabi for “his leadership and contributions to the community.” According to published reports, Al-Halabi has ties to Sami Al-Arian, a radical Islamic professor at the University of South Florida (USF).
As REDBROWARD previously reported, EMERGE USA and the Florida Democratic Party have forged an alliance to boost turnout of Muslim voters.
In 2014, EMERGE USA worked closely with Charlie Crist’s failed gubernatorial campaign. REDBROWARD published EMERGE USA emails showing how it pressured Crist into making a hasty Ramadan greeting on social media.
REDBROWARD exposed how Broward candidates hid their EMERGE USA endorsements from their traditional base of Jewish Democratic voters in 2014.
Last month, REDBROWARD published photographs of female Broward judicial candidates covering their heads at a Ramadan event in Sunrise.
Did School Board Member Murray take the opportunity to have a “teaching moment” with the kids of Miramar Elementary? Did Ann Murray challenge the folks from Emerge USA and ICNA on women’s rights in the Muslim world?