Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Quirky NEWS

West's 'nuts' Islam letter makes $2,625


UPI News Service, 01/24/2013 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations/Florida said it made $2,625 by selling a "nuts" letter from former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.

ADVERTISEMENT
The council, based in Pembroke Pines, said it sent West a letter in 2011 asking him to cut ties with "anti-Islamic extremists," and he responded with a letter reading, "I am writing to you with regard your recent letter. 'NUTS!' Steadfast and Loyal, Allen B. West," the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.

Nezar Hamze, executive director of the South Florida CAIR, said the letter was put up for sale on eBay after the tea party Republican left office this month and the sale yielded $2,625 for the organization.

Hamze said the money will likely be used for an advertising or educational campaign about Islam.

"I'm really happy that we could take something that was meant to be so hurtful or so disrespectful and kind of brushing our concerns off and turn it into something real positive," Hamze said.

The winning bid was placed by former high school teacher Frank Langben of Stockton, Calif. The bidder said in an email to Hamze that "many groups through our history have been the target of mindless demonization, and right now American Muslims, and indeed Islam itself, are chosen as the targets."


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.025959968566895 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed