Former Florida Republican Rep. Allen West fired back at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Tuesday after the Muslim advocacy group denounced West as Islamophobic last week.
“Recently the Council for (sic) American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) bestowed upon me a great honor, they listed me in the top ten of individuals and organizations they fear,” West wrote on a Tuesday Facebook post.
Last week, CAIR released a report ostensibly revealing the “network” of Islamophobes in America.
CAIR listed a number of prominent conservative groups and individuals in the report, including Fox News, the Rush Limbaugh Show, National Review and people like former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, New York Republican Rep. Peter King and West on their so-called “2011-2012 Worst List Inductees.”
CAIR obviously fears those who confront them w/ the truth. I’m on their top ten “worst” list. Appreciate the honor. http://t.co/1rheNZvSoP
— Allen West (@AllenWest) September 24, 2013
“CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in America, the Holy Land Foundation trial. It is basically a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood in America,” West added on Facebook, going on to charge CAIR of historically meeting Iranian leadership during the annual U.N. General Assembly.
He further charged that he has not seen CAIR explain the recent attacks by Muslims against innocent people.
“I have yet to hear or see CAIR on any TV, radio, or newspaper op-ed pages explaining the recent vicious attacks by Muslims against Christians in Pakistan and against innocent shoppers in Nairobi. To be forced to recite a koranic verse or die is simply barbaric,” he wrote. “To conduct a targeted attack against Christians departing from church services is savage, not just in Pakistan, but in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, and all across countries with Muslim governance (or lack of it).”
“If saying so makes me an ‘Islamophobe’ so be it,” he added. “It just confirms that CAIR, and their ilk, fear those who will relentlessly confront them with the truth.”
West concluded by advising people with “COEXIST” bumper stickers on their cars to remove those stickers and read Proverbs 17:28 — “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”