ALLEN WEST: “Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic radical groups influencing U.S. policies is resulting in our ‘cultural suicide’”

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is taking aim at the FBI for removing nearly 900 pages of allegedly ‘offensive-to-Muslims’ training materials because they justifiably link Muslims with terrorism. According to West, this action, which was taken after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) complained about some of the materials’ contents, is a form of”cultural suicide.”

The Blaze Durbin, who wrote a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller about the situation, complained that the controversial documentation could lead Muslims and others to be targeted based on their religion. “There is a real risk that agents will be operating on false assumptions about Arab-Americans and American Muslims,” Durbin maintained.

West, though, said that the removal is evidence that extremist Muslim groups are holding sway over U.S. strategy.  “We have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide,” he said. “We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups (like CAIR) to be influencing our national strategy.”

West’s main concern is that the U.S. seems to be watering down its definition of who America’s enemies are. In an attempt to decrease how intensely officials offend extremists, the politician claims that leaders are potentially endangering the nation.

“If we continue to be recalcitrant in identifying who the enemy is and want to be less offensive to them, then we’re going to put ourselves in a bad situation,” West proclaimed. “Now you have an environment of political correctness which precludes these agents from doing their proper job and due diligence to go after the perceived threat.”

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The Islamic Supremacists and their Left Wing Associates are already smearing Allen West and he’s not even running for President yet

Terrorist Front Group CAIR and the George Soros-funded Think Progress are promoting Allen West’s 15 most ‘outrageous statements.’ (Funny, I find them the 15 most important reasons to elect Allen West President)

From Think Progress  by someone named Zachary Bernstein

In four (actually, only two) short years in the U.S. House of Representatives, congressman Allen West has earned a reputation for making the most irresponsible statements which are clearly intended to attract media attention, spark debate, and fire up his most fervent right-wing supporters. West may be running in a new (more conservative) district this fall, but he’ll still be running on his old record of divisiveness and discord. To refresh everyone’s collective memory about who Allen West is, ThinkProgress has compiled a list of his most outrageous quotes and it’s anything but pretty. (That’s right, it is absolutely stunning)

(1) “YOU ARE NOT A LADY”: In July 2011, West responded to a perceived slight from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R-FL) with a fiery letter in which he threatened her and scolded, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” West later said he had apologized, but Wasserman-Schultz said she had not received one. (I would have called her something that begins with ‘C’)

(2) JOSEPH GOEBBELS WOULD “BE VERY PROUD” OF DEMOCRATS: In December, West told reporters, “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.” The link to Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945, drew criticism from several members of Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, and others.

(3) LIBERALS “GET THE HELL OUT”: Speaking at the Palm Beach County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner in last month, West said of liberals, “Take your message of equality of achievement. … You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.” West later tried to walk back the statement, claiming he was only referring to “the message” and not liberals themselves.

(4) “A THREAT TO THE GENE POOL”: In a July 2011 post on the website Red Country, West wrote, “I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”

(5) “I’M GOING TO KILL YOU”: Before running for Congress, West had a 22-year career in the military, but left after he abused an Iraqi detainee: “This is it. I’m going to count to five again, and if you don’t give me what I want, I’m going to kill you.” He then fired a shot “a foot” over the detainee’s head. (And proceeded to get the information he wanted. Mission accomplished)

(6) “NUTS!”: West has often clashed with opponents over the issue of Islam. In August 2011, a chapter of the (Hamas-linked CAIR) Council on American-Islamic Relations asked West to sever ties with anti-Muslim activists. In response, West sent a letter which read only, “I am writing to you with regard [sic] your recent letter: NUTS!” Why West chose this response is a mystery, although he might have been quoting a World War II general who responded that way when the Nazis told him to surrender.

(7) “WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE OUR MEN BECOME SUBSERVIENT”: In April 2011, West told a conservative women’s conference that liberal women “have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.”

(8) “BLINDLY FOLLOWING A COMMANDER IN CHIEF”: Talking with radio host Mark Levin last month, West said Generals “have to be very careful about blindly following a commander in chief that really does not have the best intent for our military.” What West did not mention was that officers are constitutionally bound to follow the President’s orders unless they are illegal.

(9) I AM “THE MODERN-DAY HARRIET TUBMAN”: Speaking with O’Reilly Factor guest host Laura Ingraham in August 2011, West said the Democratic party is a “21st-century plantation.” He added, “So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

(10) “LET THEM GET SHOT AT”: In May 2011, the House narrowly defeated a proposal which would have required President Obama to submit a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Of those who voted for the bill, West said, “I would take these gentlemen over and let them get shot at a few times and maybe they’d have a different opinion.” This was just months after the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

(11) “WE ALSO SHOULD BE CENSORING THE AMERICAN NEWS AGENCIES”: In response to the whistleblower website Wikileaks releasing thousands of pages of diplomatic cables, West declared: “And I think that we also should be censoring the American news agencies which enabled [Julian Assange] to do this and also supported him and applauding him for the efforts.” West later claimed he only called for “censuring” the media. Either way, it would be a First Amendment violation.

(12) “I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT”: When West first ran for Congress in 2008, the Arab news network Al Jazeera asked for an interview. West recalled, “But my b.s. flag really went up when [Al Jazeera] said they wanted my address, to pick me up at night. They said they would send a car but wouldn’t tell me where it was going. I don’t know if it was a kidnapping attempt. But I am not going to entrust Al Jazeera with my life. I said, ‘Cancel the interview!’”

(13) RELIGIOUS COEXISTENCE “WOULD GIVE AWAY OUR COUNTRY”: During a March 2011 town hall, West talked about the “Coexist” movement, saying of their bumper stickers: “Every time I see one of those bumper stickers, I look at the person inside that is driving. Because that person represents something that would give away our country. Would give away who we are, our rights and freedoms and liberties because they are afraid to stand up and confront that which is the antithesis, anathema of who we are.”

(14) “GEORGE BUSH GOT SNOOKERED”: During the same town hall, West claimed: “George Bush got snookered into going into some mosque, taking his shoes off, and then saying that Islam was a religion of peace.”

(15) DEMOCRATS SUPPORT “MOST INSIDIOUS FORM OF SLAVERY”: Just yesterday, West accused Democrats of supporting the worst form of slavery known today. “The Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today,” West said.

I’m very concerned about this very divisive rhetoric,” West said of President Obama in December, apparently unaware of the glaring irony.

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ALLEN WEST: “The nation hasn’t learned the lessons from the 9/11 terrorist attacks because political correctness is hobbling leaders from confronting the threat from Islamic extremists”

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) made his comments at a Washington, D.C., event at which he hosted the screening of the film “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega Mosque.”

Sun Sentinel  “My fear is that maybe we could end up forgetting what happened on 9/11 because of certain things like political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America. But in being a multicultural America, we must never forget the fundamental principles and values that made us great,” West said.


“Have we really learned a lesson from 9/11? I don’t think we have. I think we are so anxious with this fast food type of mentality that we can quickly move beyond something that were not willing to sit back and really assess what is really happening in and around us,” he said.

West said the political correctness intimidates people from saying what he believes is true about Islam.

“If we continue down this road, as I call it multiculturalism on steroids, then we’re going to present a gap by which we can get exploited time and time again. So I think that we have to start kind of like in baseball the umpire calls a ball a ball and a strike as strike and it’s time that we start calling some strikes out there.”

“I am not sitting up here and condemning people who call themselves Muslims,” West said. “Now is the time we have to challenge this ideology. If we are to peacefully coexist they have to come into the 21st Century and push aside a lot of these 7th Century ideas they still hold.”

West said he thinks that makes Islam a particular threat.“We have to understand that the major religions of the world, Judaism and Christianity did go through reformations. Now when you look at this next major religion, I call it a theocratic political construct ideology, they need to go through a reform of the process as well.

“Ever since Muhammad left Mecca and took his Hijrah to Medina there was a violent turn to this faith that is called Islam. And we must confront that and we must understand that….

“We have to continue to challenge them. Because once again if we continue to give and give and cede and cede and give ground we’re not going to be respected.”

He said potentially dangerous (Islamic) elements are using America’s freedoms in a way that ultimately will undermine the country and those freedoms. “There is something that is the anathema of what we believe in that is using our constitutional rights and freedoms, that is using the First Amendment to try to get within this country and try to establish a foothold and take this country down.”


West said the nation is “very blessed that we have not had a catastrophic event,” since Sept. 11. He said that isn’t for lack of trying by those who would pose a threat, such as the bombing in Times Square and the Christmas Day shoe bombing. Security doesn’t concentrate on the right things, he said, explaining a staffer’s 2-year-old child had to shed his sandals before an airplane flight.

West said the former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi once said that Islam would eventually take over Europe without firing a shot, something that would happen through immigration.

An even bigger issue, West said, is the porous U.S. southern border because there are terrorist training camps in South America and prayer rugs and Arabic-Spanish-English translations have been found along travel routes.

He said Iran is a particular threat. “Iran is the hotbed for this Islamic totalitarianism that is evidenced in militant Islam and we have to confront that sooner or later.” West said economic sanctions “mean nothing in that part of the world” because national leaders don’t care about their own people. Eventually we have to come to the realization that you cannot compromise, you cannot appease, you can’t negotiate with a madman.”

West said the question of the Islamic cultural center and mosque at Ground Zero – the subject of the film screening – isn’t a legal one, acknowledging the sponsors have a right to build it. “It is about what is morally right,” he said. He said it could be seen as a monument of sorts by and for people who attacked the United States. If Japan came to the U.S. nine months after the attack on Pearl Harbor and asked to build a memorial to Japanese naval seamanship there, “what would we have said?” West asked.


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REP. ALLEN WEST (R-FL) to Israel: "You don't owe Turkey an apology over the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident""

West received 'Defender of Israel' award

“Not only that, but I think the fact that [Israeli Defense Minister] Ehud Barak apologized for the [killing of] three Egyptian soldiers before we knew the circumstances of their deaths are the types of things that get played out in the international media that end up making you being castigated as the bad guy,” West said.

J POST  West, 50, a Tea Party-associated freshman congressman from South Florida already being touted as a possible presidential candidate in the future, is in the country with a delegation of 27 Republican congressmen. He spent 22 years in the US military, including fighting in the First Gulf War and in Iraq, and retired with the rank of lieutenant- colonel.

“You have to be very careful with words, and how words are used in the international arena,” he said.


Israel need not issue “any type of apology to Egypt. When these terrorists [who carried out Thursday’s attack] transferred through Egypt, they obviously felt safe and secure doing that. And then they launched a very well-coordinated ambush – this was not just a bunch of guys getting lucky in the middle of the night, this was a well-coordinated event – that meant the routes were wellplanned out as well,” West said.

He said if you take that incident, coupled with Iranian war ships transiting the Suez Canal since the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the repeated attacks on the natural gas pipeline to Israel, “I think Israel has every right to be concerned about what they are seeing in Egypt.”

Regarding Turkey, West said Israel had the “right to uphold that blockade [of Gaza], which is very important, and you shouldn’t have to apologize when your military has been attacked.”

Asked whether it might not be wise for Israel to swallow its “national pride” for the long-term strategic benefit of good ties with Turkey, West said, “It does come back to your national pride and your stature. Because if someone is going to look at you in a negative light anyhow, you don’t need to throw more dirt upon yourself. Turkey knows you had every right to do what you did, and I think you need to be able to express that to Turkey.”

Regarding the Mavi Marmara incident, West said that the fact that the IDF commandos landed on the ship carrying paint guns showed that the country did everything necessary to try and have “less of a confrontation, but yet you were attacked. What I told people in America is that they should think about what if America was participating in a sanction-led blockade, and all of a sudden we boarded a ship, and our Navy SEALs were attacked. What would you expect our Navy SEALs to do? We should allow Israel to do the exact same thing.”

The congressman also said that “for us to believe that there can be a return to pre-’67 lines is not a viable alternative for the security of Israel.”

One of West’s speeches about Israel:

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Miami Liberals' heads exploding over positive feedback for Allen West's "Nuts" response to terrorist front group CAIR

In fact, they (Miami New Times) call their story: Highlights From the Comments Section: ‘Everyone Hates Muslims’ Edition

At least they are starting to acknowledge how most Americans feel about muslims.

Miami New Times – Sure, the Tea Party may be economically illiterate and prone to asking stupid questions of important people, but if its pols are booted out of office in 2012, it won’t be because of poor communication. Those online commenters are really on their collective game. They hunt in packs, like wolves, or really patriotic bees.

We published the letter Tuesday that Congressman Allen West sent to the Center on American-Islamic Relations. We suggested that his letter — which said nothing but “NUTS!” — was kind of a stupid way to respond to a group trying to stand up for your constituents’ civil liberties.


But the civil liberties of American citizens seem to matter to West and his supporters only if they’re being meted out to Christians — you know, the good Americans. They say the government should stay the hell out of Americans’ business, unless you’re gay or Muslim or a woman, in which case you get the classic Allen West “fuck you, I was in the Army” treatment.

West supporters love this treatment, and their defense of him this week was both steadfast and loyal, which is coincidentally the same phrase West uses at the end of all his chickenshit letters. His letter was well-timed, though: He was labeled a “tea party traitor” for his support of the debt ceiling compromise (an entirely different stupid story), and there isn’t any better way to mend Tea Party fences than to break out some good old-fashioned prejudice.


Here are some of the more spectacular comments from his Internet defenders, annotated for maximum truthiness:

From Hashim305:

Someone doesn’t know their WWII history and the story of General Anthony McAuliffe. “If you don’t know what ‘Nuts’ means, in plain English it is the same as ‘Go to Hell’. And I’ll tell you something else, if you continue to attack we will kill every goddam German that tries to break into this city.”

It’s one of the many quotable stories from World War II: Gen. McAuliffe was the commander of the 101st Airborne Division at the Battle of the Bulge; his unit was charged with protecting the crossroads at Bastogne, a critical Belgian town. McAuliffe’s troops were undersupplied, outnumbered and surrounded, but when the German army requested his surrender, McAuliffe sent back, simply, “NUTS.” The Americans held the town, quashed the Ardennes offensive, and won the war. The men who fought at the crossroads went on to be called “the battered bastards of Bastogne.” It’s a damn fine story.

But please, Hashim305, can you explain to the rest of the class what it has to do with Muslims? Congratulations, Tea Party. You got the allusion. But you didn’t explain much of anything.


From Jeanne:

Col. West’s response was entirely appropriate. He does not share CAIR’s view that the Geller, Spencer, Gabriel, et. al, are “extremists”. Furthermore, they do not hate Muslims. It’s perfectly legitimate to oppose Islam, however, even if CAIR doesn’t think so.

Stay steadfast and loyal, Col. Your first allegiance is to the United States of America, not representatives of Islam.

I had to drink a Gatorade after I read this one; just thinking about what happens in Jeanne’s brain made me break out in a prolific cold sweat. The idea that “Col. West’s response was entirely appropriate” might not be wrong, per se, but it is certainly stupid. When you’re trying to fight off a bunch of Nazis with tanks, you get to say stuff like that. It’s awesome. But when you’re a member of the United States Congress, shouldn’t you be held to a higher standard of diplomacy? Whether or not West disagrees with CAIR, shouldn’t we expect more from the guys in charge?

West has transformed himself into a “G.I. Joe Goes To Congress” caricature, and the people who are wholeheartedly swooning over it seem to be excited just because someone in power holds the same prejudices they do.

As for your statement that “it’s perfectly legitimate to oppose Islam,” well, no it isn’t. For somebody who’s so hyped up about the values of the United States, you seem to quite willingly throw out that whole “freedom of religion” thing.


From Velovich:

I don’t read the Daily Kos, I read US History. Mr. Garcia Roberts continues to demonstrate his lack of grasp of American History and the context (that is, the underlying situation – clearly, Gracia-Roberts is educationally challenged and we need to explain big words for him) of GEN McAuliffe’s “Nuts” declaration in 1944…

For a United States Congressman to receive a demand that he do something he finds unpalatable and inappropriate, his reply *should* be NUTS! Special interest groups should not rule the roost in Congress, telling our legislators who they can and cannot appear with. That isn’t democracy, that is tyranny.

A clue for Mr Garcia-Roberts – the message sent by Congressman West isn’t that he considers CAIR to be Nazi-like. The message is that he refuses, completely, their demand, in the strongest terms and further, that said demand was inappropriate.

Partisan politics aside, we all know special interest groups are the only people who rule the roost in Congress. If you’ve got the money, they’ve got the time. And right now, the big money is in pandering to angry Christians.

But what was so “unpalatable and inappropriate” about CAIR’s “demand”? Nezar Hamze and Hassan Shibly asked West to “educate [himself] from credible sources on Islam” and to “go meet with [his] Muslim constituency.” That’s all. Didn’t ask him to come to any events, or apologize to anyone. Just talk to people. West replied with “NUTS.” I’m sure the South Florida Muslim community (70,000 strong) is thrilled. But who cares about those crazy folks, right? We only let them vote because we have to.

West knows more about Islam than any liberal does

From fb274:

Kudos to West! For spine chilling go read the article at ‘The Blaze’ on this subject!

Found the article, discovered my spine was noticeably unchilled. The post raises an important point though — it draws the line between being against Islamic extremism and being against Islam in general. Unfortunately, West does not make the same distinction — on March 8, the same day he said people with “Coexist” bumper stickers want to “give away our country,” West warned against a horrifying enemy: Islam. Not religious zealots, Islamic extremists or terrorists at large, just Islam. He said “it is not a religion,” and hadn’t been a religion for exactly 1,389 years, and it’s “infiltrating” every facet of our society.

That’s where West is coming from when he waves around a pocket copy of the Constitution during speeches — freedom of religion, sure, so long as it’s his religion.


From Jerry Coudon:

Why are they afraid? They’re merely trying to impose their agenda on US!

Americans have no animosity toward the muslim that goes to his mosque to worship, goes on his way and contributes to society. Who Americans do despise is the hate spewing, bomb vest wearing extremist who would kill innocent infidels at any opportunity!!

So it’s horrible and wrong that all these insidious Muslims are trying to impose an agenda, but it’s totally OK to ban abortion and gay marriage because of Christian beliefs? Can’t have it both ways, Jerry. The people who are most vocal about the impending doom of Sharia law are also pretty damn vocal about Christian values — including West. If it’s not hypocrisy, it’s certainly condescension. Why can’t we talk about legislation and leave all our imaginary friends at home?

As for being against the spewing of hate, it seems a bit hard to believe that the guy who called a colleague “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives” gets all that concerned by people spewing anything. Ditto his supporters, who are always so reasonable and level-headed in online comments sections.

And when it comes to the treatment of innocent infidels, well, we don’t have to get into what West does to innocent infidels. (Hint: It’s why he’s in Congress instead of the Army that he so humbly mentions every time there’s a microphone in the room.)

From Anne:

Whats with the hyphenated name Gus? Are you one of those emasculate panty waisted effeminate liberal men who try to pass themselves off as feminists because you don’t have a set of balls? I mean, I get it, your wife Chloe Is cute and all, but not cute enough to turn a real man into a sniveling left wing bitch.

Hey everybody! Anne crawled out from under her rock and saw a Hispanic name! This is real progress, Anne. You’re learning. This is good.

And, for the record, Chloe is adorable. I met her one time while Gus and I were driving his low-rider through white people’s front yards.

From Mad Dog:

“Ignorance is bliss” – God

I believe the quote you’re looking for is “Ignorance is cheaper than funding public education.” And the “bliss” thing is from Thomas Gray; God is the guy who told us to hate everyone who’s different from us.


And a few parting clips, from the commentersat the conservative-leaning Lucianne.com forums:

You don’t even need to have read history if you’ve seen Patton.

Don’t forget that Gus Garcia-Roberts is singularly unprepared to be a journalist since he didn’t have a clue as to the significance of NUTS as a reply to a demand for surrender.

Sounds like Gussy-girl has his panties in a wad because LTC (Ret) West didn’t bow down like a little dhimmi.

The Muslim Brotherhood were allies of the Nazis.

[Note: Protestant support was key in the early years of the Third Reich. Look out, Lutherans!]

His letter makes perfect sense to me. That should be the response to Islam all over the world.

The Mooslims think they have us on the ropes but they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Wait until we have an actual American President to deal with these out of control lunatics in a real way.

Well, there you have it folks. All the evidence you need to back up the recent poll numbers that reveal the Tea Party is viewed more negatively than atheists, Democrats and — you guessed it — Muslims.

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