Councilor Mazen has yet to respond to Breitbart article that he is a founder of the MA Chapter of CAIR, blacklisted by the FBI because of its terrorist connections.
Councilor Mazen is unconventional as one of few children of upper class parents in politics, like George W. Bush, William Weld, John Kerry. Cambridge likes to elect children of working class parents, with exceptions. Most have an affiliation with Harvard University, e.g., former Mayor Ken Reeves. Mazen is different as a graduate of elite MIT. He supports policies that are conventional in Cambridge which explains his popularity with voters. His support for raising minimum wage, though conventional in Cambridge, is perplexing with his engineering expertise. Robots will be taking more and more jobs as wages rise.
Call Him Nadeem: Cambridge's Unconventional Politician
One thing is certain: Nadeem A. Mazen is not a traditional politician.
BY JOSHUA J. FLORENCE AND SAMUEL VASQUEZ
APRIL 24, 2016