A South Florida Muslim group sent Congressman Allen West a letter asking him to disassociate himself from activists the group considers anti-Islamic.As soon as I saw the word I knew what West was referring to, but the young reporter that did the story had to do some research. This is what happens when you spend more time in history class these days talking about the guy who invented peanut butter than what happened in WWII.
Congressman West did respond and the letter he sent back is raising some eyebrows.
If it looks like the shortest letter you’ve ever seen from a member of congress, it probably is. How short? Try one word, in capital letters: “NUTS!”
“I was shocked at first. I didn’t expect this from a congressman,” said Nezar Hamze, the executive director of CAIR Florida — the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“We stand up for the civil rights of the Muslim community. That’s what we do,” said Hamze.
Hamze says he wrote to the Republican Congressman earlier this month with his concerns about the Congressman’s relationships with groups and people Hamze considers to be anti-Islamic.
“When I first saw that, I wasn’t sure if he was calling me nuts, or he was calling my concerns nuts,” said Hamze.
Then CBS4 News discovered that during World War II, General Anthony McAuliffe famously wrote a one-word letter to the Germans in response to a surrender ultimatum. The word used: “Nuts!”As you read on in the article you'll see the report still doesn't understand the context. Shameful education kids get today.