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CAIR-FL Condemns Inaction of Florida House Committee on Complaint Against Rep. Randy Fine’s Islamophobic, Anti-Palestinian Posts

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 (TAMPA, FLA., 11/19/2021) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the lack of action by the Florida House of Representatives Public Integrity and Elections Committee on a sworn complaint against Rep. Randy Fine. 

The complaint exposes reiterated instances of egregious conduct on Facebook and Twitter platforms by Representative Fine, among them: calling Palestinians “animals” and following up with a comment calling for the annihilation of the Palestinian people saying “#BlowThemUp.”  

Fine also attacked people of the Muslim faith calling them “monsters,” “terrorists,” and “rapists.” Fine sent a private Instagram message to a Florida citizen saying, “Go blow yourself up!” Fine was also faulted for weaponizing HB1 and HB741 by threatening punishment against people advocating for peace, justice, and human rights for the Palestinian people.  

CAIR-Florida's lead attorney, Taj Murphy, stated, “We are disappointed in the Committee's failure to act. Their refusal to address Representative Randy Fine's violent and bigoted rhetoric amounts to their complicity." 

 

Attorney Murphy added, "The Committee's Chair and Vice-Chair, Representatives Daniel Perez and David Smith, failure to lead their Committee to act to uphold the ethics and integrity of the Florida House is disappointing and discourages trust in, not just the legislators and the Committee, but the Florida House of Representatives.”

 
 
 

CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance an understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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