When Sheriff Scott Israel made the decision to hire Florida CAIR leader Nezar Hamze as a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO), he did so knowing that Hamze was involved with a Muslim group with, at the very least, a questionable background. And he did so against the advice of three ranking officials from the Sheriff's office, who refused to recommend Hamze a little over one year prior to Hamze's hiring.
This past July, Sheriff Israel appeared on the Joyce Kaufman Show, a radio program based in South Florida, to counter this author and voice his side of the Hamze hiring. During the show, he told the host that he was "very familiar with CAIR."
Since the Sheriff is so familiar with CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations, surely he would know that CAIR was founded by individuals associated with Hamas. Indeed, CAIR was established as part of a terrorist umbrella organization led by the then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who was based in the United States at the time.