Ted Deutch won Florida Congressional District 22 in 2016.
DSA pressure on Yemen Bill
IE DSA - Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America July 8 2019.
URGENT: Tomorrow, Tuesday 7/9, the House Rules Committee will consider whether to allow a floor vote on Rep. Ro Khanna's legislation to end US participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen (Amendment 339 to the National Defense Authorization Act.) The DSA International Committee urges members to call their reps in support.
The Congressional switchboard is 202-225-3121. You can say something like:
“I urge you to co-sponsor, speak out for and vote for the Khanna-Schiff amendment to end all U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. Yemeni kids' lives are hanging on your vote.”
Key Congress members — If your Rep is on this list, please contact them immediately and urge them to cosponsor Amendment 339:
Pelosi, Hoyer, Engel, Smith, Lieu, Nadler, Lowey, Jim Himes, Ted Deutch, Brad Sherman, Meeks, Bass, Connolly, Susan Davis, Jim McGovern, Langevin, Moulton, Gallego, Houlahan, Cicilline, Slotkin, Mikie Sherrill, Luria, Spanberger, Wild, Malinowski.
In February 2013, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans held a fundraiser for Ted Deutch.
ARA endorsement, 2014
June, 2017 United States Representative Ted Deutch (D-Florida) paid a visit to the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, a radical mosque with a long history of terror and bigotry, and spoke in front of its leadership.
On June 2nd, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) placed a video from one of its events on its Facebook page with the caption: ‘Congressman Theodore Elliot Deutch visits ICBR.’ The video portrayed Deutch speaking to a small group, while standing next to a video monitor and in back of a table, both with the green and white ICBR logo found on them. Seated to his left and looking intently on the Congressman was the President and co-founder of the mosque, Bassem Alhalabi.
Prior to arriving in Boca, Alhalabi (Al-Halabi) was a research assistant to and co-author of publications with Sami al-Arian at the University of South Florida (USF), while al-Arian was actively creating a terrorist infrastructure in the US for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Alhalabi used al-Arian as a reference, when he would later apply for a job at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Another of Alhalabi’s PIJ colleagues, Hussam Jubara, whom Alhalabi calls a “close friend,” was arrested in March 2003, charged and convicted of felony immigration fraud, and later deported from the US.
In June 2003, the US Department of Commerce charged Alhalabi with illegally shipping a $13,000 military-grade thermal imaging device to Syria. In March 2010, Alhalabi was arrested and charged with battery of one person and assault of another, both perpetrated at a Muslim advocacy conference he had been attending in Tallahassee, Florida.
Another ICBR co-founder was Hamas web designer Syed Khawer Ahmad, who created the first official website for the Islamic Association, al-Jamia al-Islamiya, the charitable arm of HAMAS. ICBR’s founding imam, Ibrahim Dremali, has spent time on the federal ‘no fly’ list. In January 2000, the Global Relief Foundation (GRF), a now defunct al-Qaeda-related charity, gave $600 thousand to ICBR as seed money towards the construction of a new 27,000-square-foot mosque, which is today the current ICBR. In May 2007, then-ICBR member Rafiq Sabir was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda.
The imam who took Ibrahim Dremali’s place at ICBR, Muneer Arafat, was a former roommate of al-Qaeda and HAMAS operative Ziyad Khaleel, the individual who, in May 1998, delivered to Osama bin Laden a satellite phone and battery pack that would later be used to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In June 2005, while giving courtroom testimony about Sami al-Arian, Arafat admitted to being a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and stated that he is in favor of PIJ’s “goal of destroying Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state.” Both Dremali and Arafat have been arrested, since being in the US.
From October 1999 through September 2001, ICBR published a violently anti-Semitic essay on its website, titled ‘Why can’t the Jews and Muslims live together in peace?’ It stated, “Jews are people of treachery and betrayal; it is not possible to trust them at all… As the Muslims and Jews are enemies residing in opposing religious and doctrinal camps, it is not possible for them to be brought together unless one is made to submit to the other by force… [T]he Prophet said, ‘The Hour (the Day of Judgement) will not begin until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.’”
From October 1999 through February 2003, ICBR promoted on its website the al-Haramain Foundation, a now-defunct group then-based in Saudi Arabia that was designated a terrorist organization by the US government for its personal association with Osama bin Laden and its financing of al-Qaeda. From October 1999 through July 2001, ICBR’s website homepage featured a link to qoqaz.net (‘Jihad in Chechnya’), a then-fundraising and recruiting site for al-Qaeda produced by Azzam Publications, named for bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam.