Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) has proved herself courageous in the face of pressure from both the terrorist-front-group CAIR and their sycophants in the Florida Republican Party (including Governor Bush and Governor-elect Crist), for her refusal to condemn Hernando County Commissioner Tom Hogan and his wife, Mary Ann, for speaking the truth about Islam, to wit, that it is a “hateful, frightening religion.”
Instead, in response to a fax from CAIR, she wrote a three-page letter on Congressional letterhead that speaks directly to the problem of whining Muslim activists in the US.
In the letter, the Hon. Mrs. Brown-Waite writes:
Mr. and Mrs. Hogan have shown tremendous fortitude by resisting the pressures of your group to retract their statements. I am sorry that Jeb Bush and Carol Jean Jordan from the Republican Party were so quick to also forget that we have freedom of speech and that the Hogans were made to feel that they are the ones who were in the wrong. The Hogans have a right to their opinion just as you have a right to yours. Mrs. Hogan expressed in her statements the views of many of my constituents, and while they do not encourage harmony in the community, they should demonstrate to you how many United States citizens perceive your faith. Your area of concern should not be focused on the statements of the Hogans, but rather upon the actions of many in your community who created these beliefs....
From the St. Petersburg Times:
Brown-Waite on Muslim bashing
Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite on Thursday angrily refused calls by a Muslim advocacy group to condemn a prominent Hernando County Republican who called Islam a “hateful, frightening religion.”
Brown-Waite condemned Gov. Jeb Bush and the head of the Republican Party of Florida who last week demanded an apology from Commissioner Tom Hogan and his wife, Mary Ann Hogan. On Friday, Gov.-elect Charlie Crist severed Mary Ann Hogan’s relationship with his campaign in response to a letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
It's been more than a week since Mary Ann Hogan's letter touched off the controversy, but Brown-Waite, through her spokesman, declined to comment until today. CAIR faxed a letter to her Friday evening.