No Mosques At Ground Zero

25th Annual Muslim Day Parade 2010 (video and pics)
September 27, 2010, 4:16 am
Filed under: Islam and mosques, mayor bloomberg sells out, mosque at ground zero

UPDATE: September 29; Part 7 (last video ) is now posted

September 28: The first of two parade videos (Parts 6 and 7) is up now (please scroll down for Part 6)

New videos posted: September 27, 2010
(please scroll down for Parts 4 and 5)


Part 1: The parade came to an end at  Madison Square Park at 23rd  and Madison Ave. The early part of ceremony had an award to Mayor Bloomberg as well as The Priest, the Rabbi and the Imam. (who seemed to be a one-note band of sorts)

Part 2: Three speakers from ICNA, MAS and the Islamic Cultural Center of NY

Part 3: This speaker is Nihad Awad of CAIR (Council of Islamic Relations) was one of the Grand marshals of the parade.

Part 4: While many spoke on the stage of how the American Muslim is “suffering ” at the hands of bigots they used three groups of lovely children to sing of the “joys” and ” peace” that Islam brings. Good ol’ Da’wah.

Part 5: The prayers before the  parade were at 38th and Madison this year (even though it ws published at 41st as it had been in previous years). There was a delay putting out the tarps (prayer “rugs”) due to this location. Seemed police weren’t ready to close the intersection in time for the zuhur prayer.  The Imam kept singing. There is a wudu basin on Madison this year. The tarps were laid out and finally the prayers (at approx. 10 minutes into video )

Part 6: The parade began with flags..lots of flags followed the the police band playing “This is My Country”…followed by the Muslim Police Officers Association. Then lots of local masjids, mosques, floats celebrating the Victory Mosque that destroyed the  great Jewish Temple….women’s groups, schools, hijabs, niqabs,families…. da’wah was loud and bold for the Ummah of North America with lots of loving, peaceful quotes from Mohammed and chants of takbir. takbir. takbir.

Part 7: I walked with the parade to Madison Square Park at 25th Street. The takbir. takbir. takbir. mixed in with other chants was relentless and then…the occasional…silence .The parade was quite simple. It was families, children, schools and masjids and, of course, the da’wah signs. At the park, there was a popular da’wah table(FREE)andthen more prayers were sung from the stage. After a young woman with a lovely voice sang the National Anthem, the program continued with the speakers ( See videos 1,2 and 3)

On September 26, our first observations :

The parade seemed to be confused. Announced to start at 41st and Madison , but they were all at 38th st. the police were not blocking off the intersections so the prayer tarps could be put down. The clock was ticking and the Imam was BEGGING the police to get the intersections blocked.Police pointed out that they weren’t where they were supposed to be….I think they weren’t planning on closing an intersection (interesting)

Slide show is of prayers and the TARPS on Madison Avenue. The parade floats, some signs and banners….and the children….

Vodpod videos no longer available.

The speakers did a lot of complaining about Park 51 with the usual bigots, hatred slander and it was no surprise that it was also a LOVE-Fest for Bloomberg and Obama.

The unannounced theme: Da’wah. To Educate and rewrite Islam’s “history”.

9-29-10: And a few more pictures will be posted.

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Obviously I haven’t had time to watch the videos yet, but I am astonished that this parade was even allowed!

This religion killed nearly 3,000 people in this city and so what do they do? I know! Let’s allow this religion to a parade!

My God, when is this madness going to stop?

Comment by Mo

I am truly perplexed that so many people are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero.

I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant. The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That is why I also propose, that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs (which would be gay) “The Turban Cowboy” and the other being a topless bar “You Mecca Me Hot”.

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and adjacent to
that have an open barbeque pork rib restaurant, called something like “Iraq
o’ Ribs”?

Across the street there could be a very daring lingerie store called Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.

Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop(Koranal Knowledge), its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it “Morehammered”?

Then the Muslims could be allowed to show their tolerance. Problem solved! – or is this just far too unPC and would we be afraid that we might offend the Muslims too much???

Comment by Marshall Howerd

I’ll vote for that!

Comment by Mo

How do you call a place you are not allowed to get out of???
Yes, you are right: a prison…
Let’s think about it. Isn’t true that you cannot leave this religion? Once in it, in it forever?
This is a prison. A religious prison, where you do as you are told, cannot think for yourself and cannot take the door out…
This is why people recoil when they see a burqua. Nothing symbolizes more the mental prison than this physical prison.
Let’s spread the world:
This is why maybe Islam is so successful at converting inside the prison system. Maybe the physical imprisonment is made easier by the mental imprisonment. People don’t yearn any longer for freedom. I don’t really know, but it makes sense to me.
Friends, we must guard our freedoms by keeping this mental prison away from us, however seductively they try to sell it to us.
Love you all
PS: Mo, could not agree with you more…

Comment by Philippa C.

Indeed, it is a prison for all who follow it. This is why my anger is toward the religion, and not all the people who follow it. They are victims too, especially the women.

Comment by Mo

SHAME..SHAME..SHAME on you American Christians. You have sold your own country to these muslim nations….. Can you do such things in any muslim country.
I can only pray for this country. I also pray that God give you wisdom.

Comment by frank

Show the Facts: In the Quran , It says to seize , fight and kill non-believers. Also says that believers will be punished if they don’t. And claims Jesus is only a man and calls Jews and Christians liars. In Ch 4 : 88-89 says to seize and kill those who reject the faith. Ch 4 : 170-172 Disclaims Jesus as Messiah Ch 9 : 28-30 Says to fight those non-believers , Jews and Christians. Ch 9 : 38-39 Punishment for not fighting. Ch 5 : 15-17 says Christian Faith is not the truth. Ch 57 : 25-29 Says Jesus is not a priest, or King, Was invented , and that Grace is not by Jesus. Some say that Muslims believe in Jesus, that they say he is the Messiah, and that there is no violence toward Jews and Christians in the Quran. This is not true. Read this for yourselves. Go to any book store on the net with a readable , searchable version and read it for yourself. .If we keep looking the other way we could find ourselves overtaken.
Thank you and G-d bless you , James Harris

Comment by James Harris

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