After public outrage, Palm Beach elections supervisor replaces the Islamic Center of Boca Raton as a polling site

icbrThe Islamic Center of Boca Raton is no longer a presidential election polling site following a news report citing numerous complaints to Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher‘s office about the mosque’s history of ties to radical Islam, Hamas, and terrorism.

Miami Herald (h/t gossipextra)  According to the website of the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton on NW 5th Avenue is where several thousand people from the area, many Jewish, just east of Boca Raton Airport were being invited to vote.


Bucher, a Democrat, declined to comment about how she could possibly approve the mosque, which has been criticized for its anti-Jewish rhetoric and pro-Hamas stance. “The site has been replaced with a library,” Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told the Miami Herald in a one-sentence email.

The Islamic Center was co-founded by Ibrahim Dremali (below), an Imam who was known to openly raise money for the terror anti-Israel group Hamas.


Ibrahim Dremali was educated at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where the school’s Grand Imam, Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, has issued Fatwas in favor of violent Jihad against America and in support of suicide bombings. It is at Al-Azhar that Dremali was said to have been indoctrinated into a militant organization. 

In October of 2000, Dremali spoke at a rally in Miami where Israeli flags were burned and the crowd shouted, “With jihad we’ll claim our land, Zionist blood will wet the sand.” Dremali told the audience “not to be sad for those who were martyred and to not be afraid to die for what they believe in.” Dremali’s support for suicide bombers didn’t end there, as he wound up being a witness for the defense of Adham Hassoun, the Florida contact for the Benevolence Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, two “charities” closed down by the U.S. government for providing funding to Al-Qaeda and/or Hamas.


Another co-founder of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton was Florida Atlantic University professor Bassem al Halabi, who’s now the mosque’s president. Al Halabi was caught shipping a thermal imaging device to Syria, something banned for exportation by the U.S. Commerce Department because it could be used in military actions.

Bassem al Halabi, a professor at the Computer and Electrical Engineering Department of Florida Atlantic University attempted to justify (below) the Sharia Law practice of chopping off a thief’s hands in that … it will ultimately reduce crime.