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The Daily Show, Nezar Hamze and the Skewering of Joe Kaufman

6 January 2012 16 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
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The Daily Show, Nezar Hamze and the Skewering of Joe Kaufman

Justin Elliot wrote a piece on Nezar Hamze’s attempt to join the Broward County Republicans not too long ago. The anti-Muslim response Hamze got from members of the Grand Old party received national attention at the time.

Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones was funny as usual and skewered Joe Kaufman in the video below. Kaufman was looking dolt-like as ever, unable to provide a definition of the word “against;” he also readily admitted that he used ‘guilt-by-association’ assumptions to label individuals such as Hamze and organizations such as CAIR as “terrorists” or “terrorist supporters.”

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Jason Jones heads to Florida to help a Muslim Republican gain the acceptance of the Brower County GOP. (05:21)

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Jason Jones heads to Florida to help a Muslim Republican gain the acceptance of the Brower County GOP. (05:21)

The Daily Show, Nezar Hamze and the Skewering of Joe Kaufman


The video certainly deserves to be in the annals of our Kaufman-o-meter series, so we will consider this Kaufman-o-meter #6!

Who is Joe Kaufman?:

Joe Kaufman, has been on the Anti-Muslim scene for quite a while now and is dubbed by the far Right-Wing FrontPageMag as, you guessed it…another one of their ”Investigative Journalists.”  That he has been influenced by Meir Kahane and the Kahanist ideology is well documented, as is his love and angst for Kahane.

In the past he has been accused of contributing to the terrorist organization founded by Kahane known as JDL (Jewish Defense League) while others accuse Kaufman of at the very least holding views that parallel JDL positions.

Kaufman’s unsavory associations and views are quite real and they are only dangerous to America if you’re stupid enough to swallow his conspiracy theories but other than that he is simply a half-baked paranoid conspiracy theorist, some what along the lines of the “9/11 Truthers.”

In every nook and cranny there is a “Mooslim”…hiding and ready to get ya…so beware and be afraid. Be veryyyy afraid goes his story.

In this special LoonWatch series we will detail the exploits and punchlines that Krazy Kaufman throws out there and attempts to pass on as serious journalism, commentary and investigation.


  1. CAIR’s status as an unindited coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial is not in question nor is it a laughing matter. President Obama signed legislation recently forbidding government agency from associating groups designated as “unindited coconspirators” which would include unsavory groups like CAIR.

  2. Sorry it say, but it is his fault.

  3. Saw the show kinda feel sorry 4 the guy just because he is literally that ignorant

  4. What a great piece. What a straight man.

  5. The Daily Show is one of the great antidotes to prevailing insanity.

  6. What in the world is a Muslim doing seeking Republican approval??? Doesn’t make sense at all!

  7. @Hera,

    Then you should also know that a Federal appeals court removed that same label and ordered the list of “unindicted co-conspirators” sealed in 2010. Therefore, it is not appropriate to call CAIR by such a label as it has been lifted and sealed forever. The court ruled the designation was, “simply an untested allegation of the Government, made in anticipation of a possible evidentiary dispute that never came to pass.”

    The fact the President signed a bill prohibiting Government association with with “unindicted co-conspirators” does not replace the burden of due-process to prove such parties are actually guilty of anything. If CAIR or any other organization supports terrorist activities, then prosecute them in court or else refrain from slander. It really is that easy.


  8. Ditto to Jane’s remark. I don’t understand it and he looks like such a nice guy too.

  9. Good luck.

  10. Another ditto to Jane’s remark. Why in the world would any Muslim want to be Republican??

  11. November 1, 2009

    Judge snubbed U.S. Islamic groups in secret ruling

    In a secret court ruling earlier this year, a judge denied a request by three prominent American Muslim organizations to reverse federal prosecutors’ designation of the groups as unindicted co-conspirators in a criminal case alleging illegal support for Hamas, according to a source familiar with the ruling and to indications in court files.

    However, according to the source, Judge Jorge Solis of Dallas criticized prosecutors for publicly filing the co-conspirators list, which named the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust.

    “The ruling was ambiguous,” the source said. “The judge acknowledged the way the whole thing was handled by the prosecutors was not appropriate. On the other hand, he did not really go ahead and reverse the decisions.”

    Prosecutors filed the list of about 300 individuals and organizations in 2007 as the government prepared for a trial against the Holy Land Foundation and five of its officers. Prosecutors said the three major Islamic groups had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Muslim movement which gave rise to Hamas, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. since 1995.

    CAIR, ISNA and NAIT bitterly objected to the “co-conspirator” label, complaining that they had no ties to terrorism and that they had been unfairly smeared. In motions filed with the federal court in Texas, the groups noted that since they had not been charged as defendants in the case they had no obvious forum in which to clear their names. The organizations also argued that the public filing of the list violated Justice Department guidelines which say such documents should be filed under seal.

    A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Dallas, Kathy Colvin, had no comment on Solis’s ruling. However, in earlier court filings, prosecutors said the unindicted co-conspirator designations were supported by evidence and were needed to permit the admission of important evidence in the Holy Land Foundation case. The government also argued that the groups’ reputations would have been sullied by the Holy Land evidence, even if no list was filed.

  12. Holy Land Foundation Hamas Support Convictions Affirmed

    December 7, 2011

    Given the lengths to which the current administration goes to portray the Muslim Brotherhood — inside and outside the United States — as a “moderate,” “largely secular” organization, it’s nice to see any part of government recognize it for what it is: an Islamist conglomerate dedicated to the destruction of Israel and committed to raising millions of dollars to support accomplishing that end through a jihadist war.

    In Texas today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit has upheld the convictions of five jihadists behind the Holy Land Foundation, the piggy bank set up by the Brotherhood in the U.S., under the guise of “charity,” to fund Hamas to the tune of tens of millions of dollars during the deadly intifada.

    The three-judge panel’s unanimous 170-page opinion recounts that Hamas was created by Brotherhood operatives in 1987 as the Brotherhood’s “Palestinian branch.” Thereafter, “the Muslim Brotherhood directed its world-wide chapters to establish so-called ‘Palestinian Committees’ to support Hamas from abroad.” In the U.S., the “Palestine Committee” was led by Mousa Abu Marzook (who, for a time in the early Nineties, actually ran Hamas from his home in Virginia). The Palestine Committee created not only the Holy Land Foundation but a number of other Islamist entities in the U.S. The leaders of one of those entities, the Islamic Association for Palestine, subsequently created CAIR — the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was cited as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case.

  13. Everything pro muslim or pro palestine is considered antiamerican antisemetic antifreedom of blah blah blah cmon your smart enough to come up with those you should kno this by now

  14. I think we have to see beyond why any Muslim would want to be a Republican. Don’t get me wrong it is a good question, and worthwhile to ask. He finds himself in agreement with most of what the core message of the Republican party is traditionally supposed to be: small government, individual liberty, respect for rule of law, less taxes, etc. Remember Lincoln was a Republican, and there still are many southern Democrats who are racists, the late Sen. Byrd was a Democrat and former member of the KKK. Anyway, it seems he was trying to make a point, and maybe he really believes in reforming the party. He did however make his point loud and clear, the S.FL GOP is xenophobic and bigoted!

  15. @Ricky:

    I agree with what you just said. I’m Muslim but I share some Republican views (except anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Sharia legislation, etc.). The Party is in a sad state right now. That’s why I support Ron Paul.

  16. try to imagine that we were attacked and now we are the fundamental enemy for reacting to YEARS of terrorist activity dating back to the Olympic games in Munich. Think of the absolute height of irony that they have taken by accusing us of offending them?

    they are simply here to abuse the spirit of our culture ..wreck financial havoc upon us and have absolutely no shame in human abuse practices like sharia.

    it is acceptable to behead people and simultaneously send in suicide bombers to kill innocent people. Is that the culture of peace?

    This is America..if you dont like it do not come here ..stay where you are because we will not put up with you any longer…as will other nations who have had quite enough of your antics well.

    You are a plaque on humanity…trash on the form of humans…

    come get pieces of shit

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