Randy Fine Slams Antisemitic Mosque Leader Working for 'Terrorist Cell' School

Randy Fine Slams Antisemitic Mosque Leader Working for 'Terrorist Cell' School

Randy Fine takes on an antisemitic dentist and mosque leader who works directly above a private Islamic school

Liv Caputo
Liv Caputo
May 15, 2024

MIAMI, FL— Trump-endorsed candidate for Florida Senate, Rep. Randy Fine (R), eviscerated a "terrorist" dentist and religious leader at a mosque for calling for the "annihilation of tyrannical Jews", a mosque located at the same building as an Islamic school receiving taxpayer funds.

A North Miami dentist and Imam—or religious leader—at a mosque, Fadi Kablawi, grabbed nationwide attention when he led a prayer on April 26th, saying that he "apologized to the Nazis last week because [Israel's army] is worse than the Nazis", and then, "Oh Allah, annihilate the tyrannical Jews...Oh Allah, annihilate the brothers of apes and pigs...Oh Allah, cut off their seed...Oh Allah, disperse them and rend them asunder."

Since then, Florida's sole Republican Jewish lawmaker—Rep. Randy Fine—has made it his mission to suspend and revoke Kablawi's dental license.

"What's happened here is this terror cell has come up with a way to abuse our laws to get taxpayer funding to support their terror activities, and it's just not right," Fine, who is running for state Senate, told The Floridian. "It's up to us to speak loudly and strongly about it and not be afraid."

Wednesday morning, Fine discovered that the mosque—Masjid As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah—is located one floor above a private Islamic school, the Reviver Academy, and both entities are owned by the North Miami Islamic Center, a non-profit corporation based out of the same address.

The academy accepts Step Up for Students scholarships, which average around $7,800 per student. Fine says that 74 students are currently on scholarship for the school, meaning that a minimum of $500,000 in taxpayer funds are going toward this academy.

Fine raised this issue with the Department of Education, which told him they are now "looking into it".

The non-profit group StopAntisemitism posted on their X account that Kablawi is a "hate-spewing Imam" and called for his license to be suspended or revoked, the school to be closed, and the mosque to be investigated.

"This radical hate is NOT WELCOME in Florida," they added.

Kablawi told the South Florida Local 10 news station that his comments were taken out of context and he was simply referring to "evolution" when he compared Jews to apes and pigs.

"I think it's a Muslim terrorist trying to sound cute," Fine responded.

We asked if he planned any legislation to prevent a Kablawi situation from occurring again, to which he answered, "If someone comes back to me and says it's okay to call for the death of Jewish patients, and you can keep your license, you're damn right I'll be introducing a bill to fix that."

"If someone says it's okay to train students that Allah wants Jews dead, then yeah, I'll be introducing a bill. But I believe our laws already account for these kinds of things," he continued. "I need to see what happens."

The Reviver Academy did not respond to a request for comment at the time of this story.

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Liv Caputo

Liv Caputo

Livia Caputo is a senior at Florida State University, working on a major in Criminology, and a triple minor in Psychology, Communications, and German. She has been working on a journalism career for the past year, and hopes to become a successful reporter after graduation. Her work has been cited in Fox News, the New York Post, and the Daily Mail

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