December 28, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (email@example.com
DAVIE, FLORIDA COUNCILWOMAN ACCUSES JEWS OF “TRYING TO CONVERT EVERYONE”
SAYS HAMAS-RELATED GROUP HAS RIGHT TO HAVE STREET SIGN
(Davie, FL) According to Jeff Rubinoff, the President of the Davie/Cooper City Republican Club, at a holiday party for the group, he engaged in a heated discussion with Town of Davie Councilmember Susan Starkey over a Davie street sign that had been given to the Hamas-related Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
According to Rubinoff, Starkey told him that, until the federal government and the FBI stop working with CAIR, the group would be able to keep its sign. She said that she would only distance herself from CAIR and help to remove the sign, if she saw proof that the FBI had stopped working with CAIR.
Starkey was sent the proof she was asking for, which according to Rubinoff included numerous reports regarding the FBI’s severing of its ties to CAIR and information showing how leaders in the U.S. Congress have spoken out against CAIR.
As recent as the end of last year, CAIR was named by the U.S. Justice Department a co-conspirator in a federal trial dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. At the end of the trial, all of the defendants were found guilty on all charges.
Starkey, according to Rubinoff, has not responded to the information.
Starkey’s support of the Hamas-associated CAIR may be due to her apparent disdain for the Jewish community. According to Rubinoff, during Starkey’s talk with him, the conversation quickly deteriorated into an anti-Semitic rant, where Starkey charged that “Jews are trying to convert everyone.”
Americans Against Hate (AAH) Chairman Joe Kaufman stated, “Councilwoman Starkey’s feelings are obviously blinding her judgment with regard to the security of the citizens whom she was voted into office to protect. She should apologize to the Jewish community for her hurtful statement, and she should apologize to the entire community for allowing a group connected to terrorism to have a street sign in its name.”
Disclosure: Jeff Rubinoff is involved with Americans Against Hate.
Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org