Tea Party congressman clashes over Islam at town hall
February 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Tea Party congressman clashes over Islam at town hall

Boynton Beach, Florida (CNN) - Freshman Republican Congressman Allen West clashed with an advocate for Muslim-American civil rights at a sometimes-rowdy town hall meeting Monday night.

The tense exchange drew boos from a standing room only, largely Republican crowd.

The confrontation came as West, an Iraq War veteran who was backed by the Tea Party in last November's election, took questions from constituents. Nezar Hamze, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Miami, stepped to the microphone and accused West of making anti-Muslim comments in the past.


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  1. BeanerECMO

    CAIR representatives have learned well the lessons taught by Alinsky, BHO, dems, NAACP, Al Qaeda et al; accuse people of racism/ bigotry and the "discussion' goes down the drain. It doesn't matter if there are any facts to back up the claim; only the seriousness of the accusation. But, that only works for the regressives (aka liberal progressives). Conservatives have tried it in the past and have been ignored even when facts back up the accusation such as when the Rockefeller memo outlining how the dems were going to destroy Bush was presented. The memo was never denied; just that umbrage was taken with how it was attained.

    February 1, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |