Florida Congressman Accepts Money from Radical Muslim Group

Joe Kaufman is an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism, foreign affairs and energy independence for America. He has been featured on all major cable networks, including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN. Kaufman has served as a consultant to different government agencies, and he has been instrumental in getting U.S.-based terrorist charities shut down and terror-related individuals put behind bars. Exactly one month prior to the September 11 attacks, Kaufman predicted the attacks by stating that the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was not an aberration and that it would happen again.


garcia-joeEmerge USA is a Florida-based organization whose unstated goal is to give radical Muslims a political voice in America. One way they do this is by getting their leaders placed in key positions of power. Another way is by making friends with those already in power. United States Representative from Florida, Joe Garcia, is one of those friends. He has accepted thousands of dollars from Emerge for his 2014 reelection bid, and he has returned the favor by helping the group raise more money.

Earlier this month, Emerge held its annual fundraising dinner in Miami, at the DoubleTree Hotel and Airport Convention Center. Featured at the event was Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, an Islamic lecturer from England who is a devotee of Iran’s deceased terrorist leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and who has called for the destruction of Israel.

In a speech found on YouTube and the lecture section of his website, titled ‘Sayed Khomeini’s Quds Day,’ Nakshawani states, “The shame in this world is that, if we put ourselves down to a two-state solution, we would allow a country which has broken 60 UN resolutions to have their own freedom of peace. It is barbaric that this Zionist state is allowed to continue.”

Emerge advertised Nakshawani in an event flyer as well as an Emerge-produced video of Nakshawani telling people to attend.

Given Emerge’s past, having this man speak was no surprise. What was a surprise, though, was that a sitting U.S. Congressman, Joe Garcia, would also be speaking at the event, even after the leader of his political party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, cancelled her keynote address in front of the same group just two years prior.

One of the two co-chairmen of Emerge is South Florida attorney Khurrum Basir Wahid. According to his bio, Wahid specializes in defending “individuals charged with allegedly committing or conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.”

Wahid’s clients include: Rafiq Abdus Sabir, who received a 25 year prison sentence for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda; al-Qaeda member Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was given a life sentence for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush; Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian, who is presently under house arrest in Virginia; and Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, a Miami, Florida imam who was convicted of funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Taliban for the express purpose of murdering American troops.

Prior to helping found Emerge, Wahid was a legal advisor for the national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a director of CAIR’s Florida chapter. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named by the U.S. Justice Department as a co-conspirator to the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.

In 2011, Wahid himself was placed on a U.S. government terrorist watch list.

The other co-chairman of Emerge is Afaq J. Durrani. Durrani is the General Secretary of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), a sizable community organization consisting of 19 area mosques. ISGH is a subsidiary of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which like CAIR, was named by the U.S. government a co-conspirator in the financing of Hamas.

Durrani is heavily involved in the Democratic Party. According to his Emerge bio, he is part of the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee; he is President of the Asian American Democrats of Texas; and in 2012, he served as a National Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Durrani’s attachment to the Democratic Party may be a big reason for Emerge’s attraction to having Democrat members of Congress speak at Emerge annual functions. That, of course, does not mean that those Congressmen need to oblige the group. Though, Garcia certainly has.

Ten photos featuring Congressman Garcia at the fundraising banquet are found on the Emerge Facebook page, some showing him speaking at the podium, many with a huge smile on his face. One of the photos is of him playfully grabbing the arm of co-founder and former Emerge President Farooq Mitha.

Mitha, who serves in the Obama Administration as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (DOD OSBP), has spoken at at least one ISNA conference. As well, in February 2011, he participated in an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a group exposed less than a year later as being a vehicle for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements and positions.

It is interesting that Garcia would agree to speak at an Emerge function, as the head of the Democratic Party Debbie Wasserman Schultz canceled her keynote address in front of Emerge just two years earlier, after the group was exposed by this author as an extremist front. Congressman Alcee Hastings also cancelled his participation at the same event.

Last year’s speaker was Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison. Garcia should not look to Ellison as someone to be emulated, though, because Ellison is widely seen as a prominent supporter of radical Muslim groups and an Islamist himself. Ellison’s involvement with organizations such as Emerge is to be expected.

Regardless of the circumstances revolving around past Emerge participants, Garcia had a separate motivation that many involved in politics have been drawn to, that being money.

Garcia’s campaign quarterly finance reports covering July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 show that Emerge and its leadership donated thousands of dollars towards his reelection. In December, the Emerge USA Federal PAC donated $1000 to the Garcia campaign. In November, Emerge co-chair Khurrum Wahid gave $750 to Garcia. Wahid also donated $247 worth of food to Garcia, at a November 7th reception for Garcia held at Wahid’s law firm. Host committee members from the event, Khalid Mirza and Ashraf Amdani, each gave $1000.

On November 16, Emerge Secretary Amira Ishoof gave $750. Amira and her husband Saif Ishoof both attended the Garcia Emerge banquet. Saif is a founding director of Emerge. Prior to getting involved with the group, Saif was the rally organizer and contact for the extreme anti-Israel group, March for Justice. The other contact and spokesman of the group was Nidal Sakr, who was arrested this past March after returning to the U.S. from Egypt where he was a rally organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Today, Saif Ishoof is a director for Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, a Muslim children’s school located in Cooper City, Florida whose former Vice President was Raed Musa Awad. Awad was the Florida representative for the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas charity that was shut down by the U.S. government in December 2001. Awad was also the imam who oversaw the conversion to Islam by convicted terrorist and “Dirty Bomber,” Jose Padilla.

Joe Garcia’s willingness to accept money from an organization such as Emerge is troubling to say the least, and his enthusiasm and eagerness to speak in front of the group is evidence that his acceptance of the money was no mistake. Garcia’s interaction with Emerge could very well be his political undoing.

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  • American1969

    It’s not really a surprise is it? Yet another elected prostitute caught making alliances with nefarious groups or people. No one even raises an eyebrow anymore. No one is held accountable for anything. What a sad country we have become.

    • VladamirUntruksur

      “Elected Prostitute” is probably one of the best descriptions I have seen yet about our representatives. Is this Dbag up for reelection?

      • American1969

        Not really sure, but I don’t think he’s up for it right now.

  • herb benty

    Bible: “for the love of money is the root of all evil”

  • Docs357

    Help those s that warping to see us all dead . Vote him out of office

  • ObamaYoMoma

    What are radical Muslims, as all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another, either violent as in AQ or non-violent as in the millions of Muslims that have migrated to the infidel world for the nefarious purposes of mass Muslim infiltration and eventual demographic conquest? Apparently, this writer naively believed GWB when he misclassified the Islamic world between moderate Islam and radical Islam.

    It’s hilarious how the right denounces political correctness at the same time they cave in to it. I guess the writer of this article is afraid of being labeled a racist and an Islamophobe by the Marxist Totalitarian Left and the Muslims. Hence, not to offend the Marxist Totalitarian Left and the non-existent so-called moderate Muslims, he censures himself and uses the qualifier “radical” Muslims. Oh well.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Money is the “mother’s milk” of politics :)

  • anonymous

    Americans beware of many judas among you, especially in the present government headed by one of them. God bless and protect America.

  • samuraiajg

    Another Democrat Traitor to the U.S. Constitution.

    • Johnny Palestine

      ” an Islamic lecturer from England”

      Never forget that the Anglos are never far from Islam and financial corruption.

      • Drakken

        Oh piss off you bloody wetback, anything British and you have a conniption fit.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    According to liberals, that’s the same as Republicans accepting money from the Tea Party.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Isn’t Garcia the same Congressman on youtube eating his ear wax? He digs in his ear, looks at his finger, sniffs it, and then eats it. He also claims that Communism really works.

  • Lanna

    Sure, the muslims strategy is to get their policies in play through the political world, being elected to office.

    • Jeanne DeSilver

      “There is a strong push to get “their” people into long term bureaucratic positions.” John Guandolo, former FBI Special Agent

  • Thomas Fowler

    We’re sorry, but it appears that you live outside of my congressional district. Congressional courtesy requires that each Representative be allowed to respond to his or her respective constituents. To find your congressman, go towww.house.gov. I tried to write him but since he is a DEMONCRAP he will not be replying to me.

  • Ralph

    Whether Obama is “a
    scum”, a Muslim, a Marxist, or the man in the moon is in the end irrelevant,
    all that matters is that he is the leader of the free world and he is utterly
    wrong on the subject of Islam and Muslims.

    As to “a further
    sacrifice of blood and treasure” not making the problem of Islam go away, a
    further sacrifice of blood and treasure is about the only thing that WILL make
    the problem go away but it must be spent subduing Muslims and destroying their
    infrastructure, such as it is, not trying to modernize, reform, and democratize
    them and their vile faith.

    Muslims and the “Muslim
    World” must be laid low and realize that their foul “Allah” existed nowhere
    except in the sick brain of their psychopathic “messenger” Mohammed and their trust
    in his sick religion instigated our destroying as an act of self-protection
    their evil pseudo-civilization.

    As to “reform”, it isn’t
    possible to reform a “final revelation” which is what Muhammad and the
    scriptures of Islam insist it is – that leaves only three options:

    1) Submit to Islam –
    nobody here except a few trolls thinks this is an acceptable option

    or

    2) Remove Islam from our
    countries – this can only be achieved by removing muslims from our countries
    regardless of their birthplace or ethnic origin

    or

    3) Eradicate Islam
    completely from the face of the Earth. What this would necessitate is obvious.

    Only number 3, if
    achieved, will work completely.

    It’s long past the time
    when we should have realize that “Freedom of Belief” cannot consistently be
    extended to Islam or similar belief systems that insist on the oppression and
    murder of non-members. The rule should be “freedom of belief to those that
    grant others freedom of belief, absolute condemnation and complete removal of
    those that deny freedom of belief to others”.

    There is no contradiction
    in this. Muslims condemn themselves by freely choosing evil and to adulate and
    emulate a mass-murdering racist child-molester as their “Perfect Man”.

    Islam is evil – Muslims
    insofar as they follow Islam are evil and the rest cannot be trusted because of
    the Muslim doctrine of telling strategic lies.

    Roughly 75 years ago our
    grandparents and great-grandparents faced up to the hard necessity of ending
    Nazism – they had it harder than we do because not all Germans were Nazis. It
    should be easier for us because all Muslims are by definition Muslims.

    It is time to get our
    consciences dirty and face up to the job ahead of us.

    • Jeanne DeSilver

      “What is evil is evil and it cannot be exempted from criticism by sheltering it under the word “religion”. Paul Weston, Liberty GB

    • 1Indioviejo1

      As much as I agree that we have to lay Islam low if civilization is to survive, I believe the “final solution” did not work, and we are not Nazis.

  • Ralph

    Japan – some
    interesting facts

    These practices set a high standard for young people . . . .
    .

    * Japanese children
    clean their schools every day for a quarter of an

    hour
    with teachers. This led to the emergence of a Japanese generation

    who
    is modest and keen on cleanliness.

    *
    Any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry special bags to pick

    up
    dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness

    is
    part of Japanese ethics.

    * A
    hygiene worker in Japan
    is called “health engineer” and can command

    salary
    of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written

    and
    oral tests!!

    * Japan
    does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to

    hundreds
    of earthquakes a year, but this has not prevented its becoming

    the
    second largest economy in the world.

    * In
    just ten years Hiroshima
    returned to what it was economically vibrant

    before
    the fall of the atomic bomb.

    * Japan prevents
    the use of mobile phones in trains, restaurants and indoors.

    *
    For first to sixth primary year Japanese students must learn ethics in

    dealing
    with people.

    *
    Even though one of the richest people in the world, the Japanese do

    not
    have servants. The parents are responsible for the house and children.

    *
    There is no examination from the first to the third primary level because

    the
    goal of education is to instill concepts and character building.

    *
    If you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only
    eat as

    much
    as they need without any waste because food must not be wasted.

    *
    The rate of delayed trains in Japan
    is about 7 seconds per year!!

    The
    Japanese appreciate the value of time and are very punctual to minutes

    and
    seconds.

    *
    Children in schools brush their teeth (sterile) and clean their teeth after a

    meal
    at school, teaching them to maintain their health from an early age.

    *
    Japanese students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure proper

    digestion
    because these students are the future of Japan.

    The
    Japanese focus on maintaining their own culture. Therefore . . .

    * No
    political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has visited Japan

    -
    not the Ayatollah of Iran,
    the King of Saudi Arabia
    or even a Saudi Prince!!

    * Japan is a
    country keeping Islam at bay by putting strict restrictions on Islam

    and
    ALL Muslims.

    1) Japan
    is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.

    2) In Japan
    permanent residency is not given to Muslims.

    3) There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan.

    4) In the University
    of Japan, Arabic or any
    Islamic language is not taught.

    5) One cannot import a ‘Koran’ published in the Arabic language.

    6) According to data published by the Japanese government, it has given

    temporary residency to only 2 lakhs, Muslims, who must follow the

    Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese and

    carry their religious rituals in their homes.

    7) Japan
    is the only country in the world that has a negligible number of

    embassies in Islamic countries.

    8) Muslims residing in Japan
    are the employees of foreign companies.

    9) Even today, visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or

    managers sent by foreign companies.

    10) In the majority of companies it is stated in their regulations that no

    Muslims should apply for a job.

    11) The Japanese government is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist,

    and even in the era of globalization they are not willing to change their

    Muslim laws.

    12) Muslims cannot even rent a house in Japan.

    13) If anyone comes to know that his neighbor is a Muslim then the whole

    neighborhood stays alert.

    14) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic ‘Madrasa’ in Japan.

    15) There is no Sharia law in Japan.

    16) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she is considered an
    outcast forever.

    17) According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo

    University of Foreign Studies,
    “There is a mind frame in Japan
    that Islam is a

    very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it.”

    The
    Japanese might have lost the war, but they are in charge of their own country.

    There
    are no bombs going off in crowded business centers, “Honor Killings”,
    nor

    killing
    of innocent children or anyone else.

    18) If a Japanese woman marries a
    Muslim then she is considered dead…

    Something to
    think about……

    • fiftyeggs

      Ralph
      I would love to share this information. Can you give me the source or sources? Skeptics will want to know…

      • Ralph

        Google Why Japan Cleans and Muslims are forbidden

        Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers. This led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness.* Any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry special bags to pick up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics. * A hygiene worker in Japan is called “health engineer” and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!! * Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year, but this has not prevented its becoming the second largest economy in the world. * In just ten years Hiroshima returned to what it was economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb. * Japan prevents the use of mobile phones in trains, restaurants and indoors. * For first to sixth primary year Japanese students must learn ethics in dealing with people. * Even though one of the richest people in the world, the Japanese do not have servants.The parents are responsible for the house and children. * There is no examination from the first to the third primary level because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building. * If you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste because food must not be wasted. * The rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!! The Japanese appreciate the value of time and are very punctual to minutes and seconds. * Children in schools brush their teeth (sterile) and clean their teeth after a meal at school, teaching them to maintain their health from an early age. * Japanese students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure proper digestion because these students are the future of Japan. The Japanese focus on maintaining their own culture.
        Therefore. . . .
        * No political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has ever visited Japan – not the Ayatollah of Iran, the King of Saudi Arabia or even a Saudi Prince!! * Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay by putting strict restrictions on Islam and ALL Muslims. 1) Japan is the only nation that does NOT give citizenship to Muslims. 2) In Japan permanent residency is NOT given to Muslims.
        3) There is a strong BAN on the propagation of Islam in Japan .
        4) In the University of Japan , Arabic or any Islamic language is NOT taught. 5) One CANNOT import a ‘Koran’ published in the Arabic language.
        6) According to data published by the Japanese government, it has given temporary residency to only 2 lakhs,(Muslims), who must follow the Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese and carry their religious rituals in their homes. 7) Japan is the only country in the world that has a negligible number of embassies in Islamic countries. 8) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies. 9) Even today, visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers sent by foreign companies. 10) In the majority of companies it is stated in their regulations that NO Muslims should apply for a job. 11) The Japanese government is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist, and even in the era of globalization they are not willing to change their Muslim laws. 12) Muslims CANNOT even rent a house in Japan.
        13) If anyone comes to know that his neighbor is a Muslim then the whole neighborhood stays alert. 14) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic ‘Madrasa’ in Japan
        15) There is NO Sharia law in Japan .
        16) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she is considered an outcast forever! 17) According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, ” There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is a very narrow-minded religion and one should stay away from it, permanently! Subject: Re: New comment posted on Florida Congressman Accepts Money from Radical Muslim Group

  • haveittodayray

    Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” the doctrine to destroy America from within. The plan is working, wake up America. A small college out in Claremont California called “Bayan
    Claremont” now offers a degree in Islamic Studies for the future leadership of
    Muslims in America. One wonders just what is being taught there besides the
    basic Islam agenda.

    On their webpage, they list their faculty and listed is Ism
    Suhaib Webb. Somewhat shocking as he joined Al Qaeda and worked right
    alongside of Anwar Awlaki. To
    refresh your memory Anwar Awlaki was an American born terrorist who incited
    English speaking Muslims to commit terrorist acts. He preached to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers and
    was linked with Nidal Hassan who committed the Fort Hood massacre of our
    soldiers. Awlaki was a main recruiter
    for Al Qaeda and preached a hateful ideology and incited violence against
    America.

    He had our own government fooled for years, using “taqivya”
    (The practice of concealing one’s beliefs and using any form of lying, deceit,
    misleading, half-truths, considered legitimate my Muslims to further the growth
    of Islam.) Anwar Awlaki was an Iman and preacher at a Virginia Mosque (we now
    have over 2400 Mosques and even one being constructed in Idaho.) Certainly not
    all Mosques breed terrorists, but it only takes one to accomplish a 9/11 again.
    Our own government invited him to speak to members of Congress and our military
    officers and offer them advice as he was thought at the time to be a so called
    “moderate Muslim”. Anwar Awlaki, the leader of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone
    attack by President Obama, executive order on 9/2-/2011.

    Now the “clone” of Anwar Awlaki is teaching he future
    leadership of Muslims in America. How is
    this allowed? Why he was even allowed to return to our soil? Why he was not arrested? He
    apparently has convinced the government that he is a moderate Muslim. (Will we
    ever learn from the tragedy the lessons of 9/11?)

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali perhaps said it best, “Violence is inherent
    in Islam” It must be noted that Ayaan has won every single debate on the
    subject as to whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. It is not.
    She speaks from experience as a former Muslim, and speaks out against
    radical Islam and Sharia Law and women’s rights. She has been accused of hate speech and has
    death threats on her life, merely for telling the truth.

    The mainstream news has no idea that this man “Ism Suhaib
    Webb” is now at Bayan College, nor do they care. Also on the staff, is Alam Al Marayati, who has defended terrorist acts and the groups
    that carry them out?

    Perhaps
    this college should be investigated, since they are using our tax money to support their agenda. What is your thoughts America? Please
    comment.

  • Jakareh

    The Democrat Party is getting worse with each election cycle. Only the most depraved can now win one of their primaries. The Democrat Party should be banned as a criminal enterprise engaged in treason and corruption.

  • Capt Bob

    Why not Obama likes them also.

  • bob e

    makes me puke ..

  • Country_Dog

    These political weasles are whores. So, what did you expect? But remember, you that vote keep them in office. And you that don’t vote keep them in office.

  • popseal

    America having lost her way is easy pickings for corrupt politicians and foreign enemies.

  • Christopher Riddle

    This is REALLY VERY SIMPLE!He(like all of the other DemonRats)has”Violated His Oath of Office”!!!As perry Mason Used To Say:”Your Honor,I Rest My Case”!!!!!!!!!!

  • joshuasweet

    a whole new meaning to “Blood money” taking contributions from the terrorist groups that kill innocent people, must be a democrat!

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Rep Garcia is still allowed to run for office when his actions are contradictory to his oath of office….preserve and protect the constitution from all enemies domestic and foreign???

  • pcisbs

    Keep in mind, this is the same congressman caught on video eating his own earwax, who said that “we’ve proved Communism works”

  • Vicky Hernandez

    All that and eating ear wax, too.
    http://tinyurl.com/n3psom5

  • Anamah

    This Floridian representative, eats his ears wax, devours his own boogers and then says Communism works… seems to be a joke but is the unbelievable truth!

    How anyone would elect such disgusting man?
    Be aware; he is also an American enemy!

  • Cline

    What? Obama-the-Commie not killing the USA fast enough and you feel the need to help?

  • Docs357

    It’s time these traitors need to go vote the miserable pos out go through his finances with a fine tooth comb. An independent forensic accountant Check out the suggestion box Al Hitchcock set up.

  • Docs357

    This is one suggestion found in the suggestion box

  • Docs357

    Not posting photos today hmm

  • Dubujul

    Are we going to press this traitor..?. Or are we going to be tolerant as we are with The POW being rescued..?. Are we committing suicide..?