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“NUTS!” Allen West’s One-Word Response to South Florida Muslim Group

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Allen West

Allen West

By Gus Garcia-Roberts

​Congressman and possible senator Allen West lives in his own serene and strange reality where, no doubt, his recent response to a local Islamic group makes perfect sense.

In early August, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a 679-word letter to West urging him to cut ties with “anti-Islamic extremists.. CAIR singled out Bridgette Gabriel, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Rev. Neil Dozier as Muslim-haters with whom West has shared stages.

“Muslims protect and serve our great country and are afforded equal protection under law,” the letter read. “We shouldn’t have to defend our rights to worship freely or participate in the governing of our society.”

Soon afterward, CAIR received the following letter, which was first reported by CBS4. The Muslim group sent us a copy, which we’ve embedded below. We believe it might be the dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationery.

Executive director Nezar Hamze tells Riptide he’s befuddled: “Obviously, I was expecting a little more from an elected official. I don’t know if he was calling me nuts or calling my request nuts or what.”

(West’s spokesperson has yet to explain to New Times what the congressman meant.)

Hamze doesn’t think he’ll write West back. “How can I respond to this?”


Update: Several glorious patriots have suggested below (after secretly reading The Daily Kos, we bet) that West was channeling Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s response to Nazi demands that he surrender.

So… an American-Islamic advocacy group? Nazis?

Still the dumbest thing we’ve ever seen on Congressional stationary.

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Original post: “NUTS!” Allen West’s One-Word Response to South Florida Muslim Group


  1. West in his single word response has clearly described himself and his anti-Islamic extremist associates.

  2. I’ve been thinking for quite some time that Allen West may be aflicted with an as yet undiagnosed traumatic brain injury. Although just my opinion I say this quite seriously as I don’t think this is anything in the least bit humorous. Is a psych. test or EEG part of an annual physical exam for members of congress? If not, why not?

  3. Allen West is a complete and utter ass….. No apologies.

  4. that was the first thing i thought of. bastogne. but then again my grandfather fought in the battle of the bulge and watch “patton” everytime it comes on. not sure why west would feel under seige, but then again it seems to be going around. i think it may have been more an homage, rather then “channeling”. because channeling would make someone seem crazy. it’s kind of like talking to ange…nevermind. that would appearently make me a hater. because it appears that if you disagree with someone nowadays in america it means you hate them.

    “The most famous quote of the battle came from the 101st’s acting commander, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe. When confronted with a written request from German General Luttwitz for surrender of Bastogne, his reply was one word: “NUTS!” (the commander of the 327th GIR interpreted it to the German truce party as “Go to hell!”).[3] After the battle, newspapers referred to the division as the “battered bastards of Bastogne”.”

    so is it crazy to give a one word response or to count how many words are in your own letter? “sent a 679-word” was this a homework assignment? we were always give 800 word essays, they should have used the ….very, very, very, very…technique a few more times. could have gotten their word count up a bit.

  5. Perhaps the “good Congressman” mistakenly omitted 1 word and meant to type:

    I’M NUTS!!

    I realize that CAIR-FL was taking the high road in calling on the Congressman to do the same and break ties with his Islamaphobic and conspiracy-theory creating crew, but Allen West could no more break ties with them than he could physically separate the left side of his body from the right side.

    Just like the saying goes, “Birds of a feather, flock together!

    In plain language, CAIR-FL’s letter was like them saying, “Congressman Islamaphobe, please disassociate yourself from your fellow Islamaphobes.

    All by himself, Allen’s notorious on YouTube for making Islamaphobic statements even when he’s not kissing up to the likes of Pam Geller, Robert Spencer or Brigette Gabriel and their ilk. He, like them, speak to the lowest, common level of his supporters when he speaks the anti-Islam rhetoric that he uses. And those low people eat it up….like the swine that they are. The lower it is, the more they like it!


  6. *shakes head* Politicians…

  7. sup? 2prez,

    haven’t heard from ya in a while. lol…”And those low people eat it up….like the swine that they are.” calling people swine, ur funny dude. words from the high road, always appreciated.

  8. Regarding the above comment inferring that it doesn’t make sense for CAIR to count the number of words in the letter: I believe the idea behind “counting words” is not the literal word count but the complexity and depth of the ideas presented in the letter, which are then being answered by a shallow and pointless response. The number of words is not “a homework assignment,” its a symbol.

  9. From what I’ve read NUTS is military slang for the F word. West was clearly showing his disdain for CAIR an unsavory group linked to the terrorist hate group HAMAS.That CAIR would dare to criticize West while CAIR supports HAMAS a group that has murdered men, women and children including Americans is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy.

  10. uzma,

    thanks, yeah i got that, complex, thoughtful, given must consideration. it was just funny to me because even before i got the the “Update” i figured he was quoting the bastogne commander. agian i don’t know why he feels under seige, but to discount his reply because it is only one word, well i guess it goes down to cultural differences (or perhaps a generational thing) (2prez, maybe ignorance). which is sad to see amoung fellow americans. i thought the word count comparison to be silly. to not understand the complexity and thoughtfulness of the single word reply “nuts” and what it may mean to an army man, and airbone at that strikes me as funny. i guess i should cut Gus Garcia-Roberts some slack, maybe he’s only a teenager?

    but then he says this: “Update: Several glorious patriots have suggested below (after secretly reading The Daily Kos, we bet) that West was channeling Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s response to Nazi demands that he surrender.
    So… an American-Islamic advocacy group? Nazis?
    Still the dumbest thing we’ve ever seen on Congressional stationary.”

    “Hamze doesn’t think he’ll write West back. “How can I respond to this?””

    if i maybe so bold as to offer some advise to mr. Hamze of cair. first go to netflix or redboxs to rent patton. then reply to mr west by saying, dear sir, we realise you are very busy so we will keep this breif. we do not wish to make you feel under seige. we only hope to come to a mutual understanding as to what islam and muslims in america really want. unfortunately we feel there are a few, but very loud voices who are currently shaping the debate about islam since 9/11. we would like an oppurtunity to sit down with you and have our side of the narrative heard. we thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

    yours truely, in the name of allah the merciful and compasionate,


  11. sorry it just hit me that the translator knew the germans wouldn’t get either. ““NUTS!” (the commander of the 327th GIR interpreted it to the German truce party as “Go to hell!”).” the more things change the more they stay the same?


    i’m throwing in a quote about religion with my verses. just for fun. do you think i need another disclaimer?

    A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
    Joseph Ratzinger

  12. Hera:

    So, you’re the new “Babylonian” here….’cause you’re just babblin’ on and on and on…..

    CAIR has and had no connection with Hamas, though I’ve seen you post that lie in this and other forums over & over & over again without facts.

    But any excuse is good enough for the lying West to use, so it seems. In the meantime, Bro. Hamze is a law-abiding, tax-paying, American citizen who is a constituent of West and he has no reason to not sit down with one of his constituents, even if he disagrees with him and that meeting isn’t the typical “feel-good” meeting that he usually attends.

    Once a person wins the election to a public office, that person represents everyone in her/his jurisdiction; not just those who believe everything as that elected official doed. Sadly, Allen West seems to be ignorant of this minor fact.

  13. Senators Praise FBI’s CAIR Freeze

    IPT News
    February 24, 2009

    Three United States Senators have written to FBI Director Robert Mueller praising a decision last year to cut off contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and inquiring about other groups linked to a Hamas-support network in the U.S.

    Republicans Jon Kyl of Arizona, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and New York Democrat Charles Schumer signed the letter dated Tuesday, which asked Mueller for additional information about the decision.

    The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) broke the news last month that concerns over CAIR’s roots in a Hamas-support network prompted FBI leadership to cut off contact with the advocacy group last summer.

    In a letter obtained by the IPT, the head of the Oklahoma City field office cancelled a meeting with a group of local Muslim community outreach groups due to CAIR’s involvement.

    “[I]f CAIR wishes to pursue an outreach relationship with the FBI, certain issues must be addressed to the satisfaction of the FBI. Unfortunately, these issues cannot be addressed at the local level and must be addressed by the CAIR National Office in Washington, D.C.,” the Oct. 8 letter from Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said.

    “We certainly support that action,” the senators wrote, “and it would be helpful to us to understand the situation more fully.” They asked whether the policy applies to FBI field offices as well as headquarters and whether there are exceptions. In addition, they asked whether the FBI has contacts with other organizations listed as un-indicted co-conspirators in the HLF case and whether other federal agencies knew about the Bureau’s policy.

    “Obviously, we believe this should be government-wide policy,” they wrote.

    Five House members also noted the FBI policy, sending their colleagues a letter warning them to “think twice before meeting with representatives of CAIR.”

    Evidence tying CAIR and its founders to the Hamas-support effort was disclosed during the prosecution of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). CAIR and its chairman emeritus, Omar Ahmad, were named un-indicted co-conspirators in the HLF case. Both Ahmad and CAIR’s current national executive director, Nihad Awad, were revealed on government wiretaps as having been active participants in early Hamas-related organizational meetings in the United States. During testimony, FBI agent Lara Burns described CAIR as a front organization.

    In a press release, Kyl said the senators want to “clarify the FBI’s decision-making process and new policy, and help determine if further action by other federal government agencies is necessary.”

    Read more at:

  14. Hera:

    Story behind the story:

    The Investigative Project is the rectal-product of notorious Islamaphobe Steven Emerson.

    Yeah….the same clown and so-called, self-dubbed terrorist ex-pert who following the OKC Murrah Building bombing blamed & named several Muslim organizations for said attack.

    If the fool had only waited for the real experts to do their investigation, he could have kept both of his feet out of his mouth when it was learned that the terrorist were home-grown, Christian, American-as-apple-pie terrorists. Emerson was trying to grandstand and only made a bigger fool of himself.

    So, your posting of that link only invokes a belly-laugh!! ROFLOL

    Maybe by your being unaware of his background coupled with the organization’s title, it misled you to believe that it was legit. No. You were sadly mistaken.

  15. Hera:

    Enjoying time with “the family” in Babylon??

  16. Letter from United States Senators Kyl, Coburn and Schumer to FBI director praising FBI’s decision to severe ties with un-indicted co-conspirator CAIR.

  17. Senator Kyl on CAIR and Islamic terror group HAMAS

    The FBI’s decision to sever its ties with CAIR comes amid mounting evidence that CAIR is connected to Hamas, a U.S.-designated terror group. In a recent trial in Texas, five fundraisers for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) were convicted of sending more than $12.4 million to Hamas. CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF case and reports suggest that a founder of CAIR and CAIR’s current executive director had attended planning sessions with HLF and Hamas officials in which the creation of Islamic “front” organizations was discussed. The FBI contended during the trial that CAIR’s subsequent creation carried out that plan. In addition, evidence showed a $5,000 donation from HLF to CAIR. Over the years, four members of CAIR’s leadership have been convicted of terrorism-related crimes, including one founder who was a high-ranking member of the Hamas-created Islamic Association for Palestine. The FBI previously teamed up with CAIR on national and local outreach to the American-Muslim community and training programs for agents.

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