Surprise, surprise.”Peace, freedom, love, and, mutual respect” apparently don’t have the same meaning for Hassan Shibly that they have for non-Muslims. Hassan Shibly has stated that “Hezbollah is absolutely not a terrorist organization,” but is instead a “resistance movement,” such that “any war against them is illegitimate.” Ryan Mauro has much more on Shibly’s shady connections here.
From the “American Muslim News Briefs” email sent out by the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on June 10:
CAIR: FLORIDA MUSLIM GROUP APPOINTS NEW TAMPA CHAPTER ED
(TAMPA, FL, 6/10/11) — The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) has announced the appointment of Hassan Shibly as the new executive director of its Tampa chapter (CAIR-Tampa).
Shibly joins CAIR-Tampa after completing law school in upstate New York. In May 2011, Hassan graduated near the top of his law class from the University at Buffalo Law School. During college, he interned at CAIR’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“It is a great honor to serve the Florida Muslim Community as executive director of CAIR-Tampa. This responsibility is not a light burden and success cannot be accomplished alone. Our work has never been more critical. It is essential we work together as a community — with all those who stand for peace, freedom, love, and, mutual respect — to counter those who wish to promote fear, hatred and violence. Just as ignorance is what creates these problems, outreach and education are the solutions.”
“We must also work hard to protect the very rights, freedoms and civil liberties that make America such a great nation. The legal system this nation is founded on was meant to uphold justice and security, and only by positively engaging in it can we ensure that the rights of all Americans are protected. Through outreach, education and dialogue, it is my hope that CAIR-Tampa can serve to help foster an environment in which children of all faiths and cultures can grow up without fear of discrimination, prejudice or violence.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813.514.1414, 813.541.4321 (cell), or E-Mail:HShibly@cair.com, Please note the new media number for CAIR-Tampa is 813.541.4321