On June 30, 2016, residents of a heavily populated Jewish area of Boca Raton Florida received notification of their new polling location for voting in the Presidential election on November 8, 2016. Immediately, a significant controversy erupted when the residents realized their new voting location was the extremist mosque at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR).
As the public outcry led to media coverage Susan Bucher and Bassem AlHalabi, President of the ICBR organized a secret “damage-control” meeting on Tuesday July 19, 2016, that was held at the ICBR. In attendance were a cross-section of liberal, progressive political leaders who include, Mark Schneider, president of the ACLU of Florida; Scott Brockman, Regional Director J-Street; Suhail Nanji, Chairman, Emerge USA/FL; Jeremy Rodgers, Boca Raton Councilman; Kashif Mohammad, Regional Director, American Muslim Democratic Caucus and various other political activist groups. The purpose of the meeting was to insure that the ICBR would be a voting location in a future election cycle in Palm Beach County, IF, Susan Bucher was reelected in 2016.
The ICBR, a well-known Islamic extremist mosque, has promoted organizations calling for the “Killing of Jews” and has informed its members on “How Can I Train Myself for Jihad.” Supervisor Bucher stated in the secret meeting held at the ICBR, “I am ashamed of our community. We have a lot of work to do there are some good and smart people in this room that do understand the Islamic center is a community building. It is a location that is blended into the city of Boca Raton and it is a lovely place to come to vote.”
Bucher did not object when Florida ACLU president, Mark Schneider stated, “The only way to rectify this situation is that in the future, maybe not in this election cycle, but in the next election cycle, to make sure that there is a mosque that is a polling place that insured with police protection.”
Opponents of the mosque selection state, “With Islamic Center’s deep ties to HAMAS, anti-Jewish sentiment, direct connection to convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian, and it’s association with radical Islamic groups, the selection of the ICBR may not be the wisest choice for the community.”
TheUnitedWest.org presents incontrovertible evidence of the ICBR’s Jihadist support, Jew Hatred, and radical Islamic ties in the following exposé titled
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