Most American law enforcement agencies are engaged in protecting the communities they preside over from Islamic extremists who are threats to those communities. However, in the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Scott Israel, Islamic extremists are embraced. And not only are they embraced, but they are brought into the Sheriff's department, itself.
Nezar Hamze (Nezar Jason Nazih Hamze) is the Regional Operations Director of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Essentially, he is the number two leader of the statewide chapter. Prior to that, he held the position of Executive Director for the chapter. Today, Hamze is a gun-toting Deputy Sheriff in the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO).
CAIR was established, in June 1994, as one of four groups under the leadership of then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who had been residing in the US for decades. Following the White House's January 1995 designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization, Marzook was arrested and placed in prison. Two years later, in May 1997, he was deported to Jordan. Marzook is still a leader in Hamas.