CAIR-Florida Calls for Resignation of Hallandale Beach Commissioner Who Claimed Muslim Congresswoman Might ‘Blow Up’ Capitol Hill

(MIAMI, FL, 1/15/19) -- The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today called for the resignation of Hallandale Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub’s who claimed online that newly-elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib might ‘blow up’ Capitol Hill.

The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that “. . .[a] Jewish commissioner from Hallandale Beach has accused a Muslim congresswoman from Michigan of being an anti-Semite who might ‘. . .blow up Capitol Hill.’” The report also states that Hallandale Commissioner Lima-Taub signed an online petition seeking to remove Congresswoman Tlaib from office and posted the petition on her personal Facebook page stating, “She [Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib] is a danger and (I) would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill.”

SEE: Hallandale Commissioner: Muslim Congresswoman Might “Blow Up” Capitol Hill

In a statement, CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Ruiz said:

“Holding a public office comes with great responsibilities. Xenophobic stereotypes must not be embraced by any elected official. CAIR-Florida strongly condemns the disgraceful racist and Islamophobic statements published by Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub. Her un-American, xenophobic statements establish that she is unfit to hold the Commissioner’s seat. She must apologize immediately and follow up that apology with her resignation.”

CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance 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.


CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, 954.272.0490, Ext. 130,

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  • Sue Styx
    commented 2019-01-16 20:29:03 -0500
    No way..170 thousand people signed a patition to remove rashida tlaib. a new hater with dirrect connection to terror groups…. Tlaib needs removed.. call it like it is Annabelle Lima Taub’s-..why no one else has taken action to remove her is in same.
  • Thomas Leiter
    commented 2019-01-16 18:50:44 -0500
    I agree with the Commissioner concerning Rashida Tlaib she should resign after her comments about Trump and being a Palestinian. Since she has been elected to the US House of Representatives she should be proud of being an American and an American only. She has already convinced me that she has Palestinian issues foremost in her mind rather than what she was elected for, the issues of American people. The people of her district must be real proud of her at this time she is almost as Racist as Maxine Waters who gets by with it because she plays the poor Black Card
  • Pat Khan
    commented 2019-01-16 13:13:26 -0500
    I agree with Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub regarding, she is a problem (Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib) and i am
    Muslim myself. I happy to see that a Muslim is in the US gov but its sad to see idiots that run there mouths.