No Mosques At Ground Zero

NY Celebrates Israel Day Parade 2012 -The Protestors-(vids and pics)
June 9, 2012, 6:11 am
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June 3, 2012 . NYC- 59th Street and 5th Avenue.

10 AM. Way before the Annual Celebrate Israel Parade began. Saw police on top of FAO Scwhartz. A reminder that bad things could happen.

Was pleased to see FAO Schwartz didn’t force the parade-watchers off the building’s promenade/courtyard. This year people were allowed to sit on the walls and to put down chairs. NICE….

Not so nice was this familiar face I spotted in the crowd: an #OWS anti-Israel, anti-Jewish BIGOT who got lots of press last October at  Zuccotti Park.

Guess he didn’t want to miss the Celebrate Israel Day Parade  so he held up a “less volatile” sign at the corner of 58th and 5th Ave.

None of the Christian groups I am aware of, that support Israel, would have felt this to be an appropriate sign. But, this is the ANTI-SEMITE from #OWS so I’m betting he was hoping for a confrontation.

Seemed like he was  ignored by the press as well as the public.

I had these pictures of him in my files from October 6, 2011 . With a plethora of messages:

But, on October 1, 20122, as they marched toward the Brooklyn Bridge, I had also managed to catch another of his signs (below) with his  “Main Theme ” of anti-Jewish Hatred.

Here’s the flip side of this sicko’s sign on October 3, 2011 (link)

So we had this piece of #OWS SCUM passing himself off as a Christian and the Neturei Karta passing themselves off as ‘authentic’ Jews.

Opposing the State of Israel from a very empty pen, presumably because the other  Leftards were IN the parade,

The Neturei Karta were getting a lot of attention from only ONE British news crew otherwise they were on their own.

While waiting for the parade to start (it was early, about 10 AM) I decided to interview the NK’s (something I will have NO need to EVER do again)

Got a long-winded earful from one Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss who wore the “Fakestinian” flag on his ID badge and a kuffeya around his neck.

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A Day of  Celebration for most was also a Day of Shame for the organizers of the parade since this year, in spite of much opposition, they inexplicably gave permission for anti-Zionists to march in the parade.

The BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) anti-Israel protestors marched  IN the parade… in OPPOSITION to Israel…. in a parade that was CELEBRATING Israel. Anti-Israel Groups like the “Rabbis For Human Rights” .

VIDEO of Rabbis for Human Rights and other anti-Zionists

Finally found some brave supporters of Israel at 59th street. They had to deal with the police moving them around. Seemed the parade was more afraid of these signs than they were of the offensive anti-Israel contingent that was  IN the parade.

VIDEO of the Supporters of Israel (who opposed the BDSers)


However, guess some things were too much for even the parade.  Found the very foolish “Queers for Palestine” way UP Fifth Avenue and there were parade celebrants who also did NOT appreciate them.

VIDEO of “Queers For Palestine”

I returned to 59th street and saw a few Leftie stragglers had joined with the Neturei Karta:

…a very few….

Our side was facing them on the East side of Fifth Ave with a few signs in response.

But mainly, everyone was there to have great fun …. in spite of the protestors.

Next post is the Parade!

Am Yisrael Chai!

Ezra Levant at AFDI/SIOA 911 Freedom Rally (2011)

Ezra Levant is a warrior for free speech in Canada whose Western Standard magazine was one of the only ones in the Western world to stand up to Islamic intimidation and reprint the Danish cartoons of Muhammad. He hosts The Source daily on Sun News Network, and has written several books on politics, including Shakedown: How our government is undermining democracy in the name of human rights.

On 9-11-11, the then anniversary of the attacks against America by Muslim terrorists, AFDI and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program  encouraged all Americans to stand against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and the anti-Semitic Durban III conference that will be held in New York City at the same time. It is time to stand for American values on the tenth anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil.

Next 9-11 Family Members Rosaleen Tallon and Sally Regenhard

René Stadtkewitz at AFDI/SIOA 911 Freedom Rally (2011)
September 13, 2011, 2:47 am
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René Stadtkewitz is a member of the Berlin Parliament which is the second highest after the National parliament. He is also founder and chairman of Die Freiheit, the Freedom — Civil Rights Party for More Freedom and Democracy, which is the only party in Germany dedicated to resisting jihad activity in all its forms.

On 9-11-11, the then anniversary of the attacks against America by Muslim terrorists, AFDI and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program  encouraged all Americans to stand against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and the anti-Semitic Durban III conference that will be held in New York City at the same time. It is time to stand for American values on the tenth anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil.

Next: Ezra Levant….

9-11 Flight Victims Memorial Cars In Times Square
September 11, 2011, 4:40 am
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Saw these cars on W. 46 st  today. Quite an impressive memorial by a group, “Fueled By The Fallen”

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So much more will follow after the SIOA-AFDI 9-11 Freedom/Memorial Rally

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer speak at the Union League Club in Philadelphia
October 17, 2010, 3:21 am
Filed under: Islam and mosques, Uncategorized

Video in 3 parts: October 7, 2010, the David Horowitz Freedom Center held a reception, luncheon and book signing with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at the Union League Club in Philadelphia

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This video was filmed under low-light conditions, but with good audio video. You will hear great speeches and a very good  Q and A.

Part 1: Pamela Geller‘s speech covers everything from the Ground Zero Mosque to Obama and media censorship, slander and propaganda.


Part 2 : Robert Spencer ‘s speech also covered everything from the Ground Zero Mosque to Obama and media censorship, slander and propaganda


Part 3 : A brief Q and A with Geller and Spencer before the book-signing of “The Post American Presidency”


Slide show of a few pictures at the luncheon:

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Left the Union League and walked around Philly. Found the ” Post American Presidency”  HIGH up on the shelves at the Borders across from the Union League.

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After noticing that the Qurans were also in on the top shelf, I was then informed that the Borders policy does nor place the Quran on the lower shelf. Store policy. The Quran is not to be placed lower than the other religious books. Wondering….Does that mean “The Post American Presidency” has been given a ‘place of honor?”

Slideshow of a few more pictures outside the Union League a walking around the City Hall

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Later that evening Pamela and Robert were guests of  students Of “TU Purpose” at Temple University specifically to discuss the Ground Zero mosque. That post will go up next….


Sun- Sept 26, 2010: The Muslim Day Parade AGAIN
September 21, 2010, 1:17 am
Filed under: Islam and mosques, mosque at ground zero, Uncategorized


Grand Marshals Ghulam Nabi Fai and Nihad Awad


SEPTEMBER 26th , 2010

1PM Madison Ave /41 Street NY City


Famous Muslim entertainer Zain Bhikha to perform in our parade

Islamic Circle of North America

Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)

Council on American Islamic Relations, New York

Islamic Society of North America

They say, ” Our parade always has Islamic Theme and a Muslim Grand Marshal. It represents many Muslim nationalities and their cultures. At the end of the parade, we have a bazaar where vendors are selling foods, clothing, books and etc. from different countries. Also included are programs for the kids.”

NMAGZ: So, we went looking for that theme.  In 2009  the theme seemed to be the 2010 census:

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And here’s the links to the Parade in 2008 That year the “coincidence” was  that the parade was infringing on Columbus Day. So they seemed to be “celebrating’ Columbus day.

Looking back,  the 2007 Parade was a water-shed year when the average American  discovered this parade in the wake of  the NYC Intifada T-shirt; a summer very similar  the Ground Zero Mosque up-roar.

What surprises lay ahead since it seems, the only poster for a parade that’s planned at the end of this week is from 2009…… What’s up?? There are lots of questions…lots of secrets….and no answers….

Side note from NMAGZ: Last year this blogger was told to stop taking pictures on a public street, at the 2009 Muslim day Parade. then last week I was told to stop taking pictures, again, at a public candle lighting rally on September 10th, 2010. Each time I was told that I  was making them (Muslims…Lefties)  nervous (taking too many pictures).

Why was everyone else was permitted to  remain at this parade,taking pictures,  but ME? Public Events at which I do nothing but take pictures and/or video.  That’s what they want, right?! They plan this event so we can watch them praying  on Madison Avenue and now they say No Pictures cause we’re with our families and we’re praying…. I chose not to leave the Muslim Day Parade, but I was ‘politely” forced to leave on September 10. Not right. So not right.

Interesting observation regarding the Muslim Day Parade we found from a reader at  John Derbyshire’s column at National Review ( from April of this year):

Muslim Day Parade

August 26, 2010 4:22 P.M.
By John Derbyshire

Daniel: I’ll register some mild foreboding. To the best of my knowledge, the Muslim Day Parade is the only one currently dedicated to celebration of a religious, as opposed to national, heritage. The history of such things, though sparse, is not encouraging.”


Not sure if this comment at Derbyshire was correct, but certainly the religious factor is  front and center at each Muslim day Parade. Are we supposed to ignore it? On a public street? Are we NO longer permitted to photograph them during this public display? Permission not granted.

This is all too similar to our assault (a NY Post Photographer and myself) in January 0f 2009. At a Hate-Israel (Fakestinian) Rally in Times Square. The paid leftists instigators  said with great confidence  to the NY Post Photographer ,  “We don’t want your press”. From what we observed, the police assigned to this protest were mostly Muslim and allowed this  shutting down of a free press. Their behavior has only gotten bolder in 2010, as Dearborn, Michigan has revealed.

Now in 2010, what might the unknown theme be for this parade? Looking at the backgrounds of two Grand Marshals, perhaps there might be a clue… or two.

Nihad Awad is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). After the Gulf War, he was Public Relations Director for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), described by U.S. government officials as an Hamas front organization. He has said, “I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO…”

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Nihad Awad is among the founders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and serves as its executive director. In that role, he has attained a degree of political clout, invited to stand beside President George W. Bush at the Islamic Center of Washington days after the 9/11 attacks.[1] Before that, Vice President Al Gore appointed Awad to a civil rights advisory panel for the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security.[2]

These are influential recognitions for a man with past ties to Hamas, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States in 1995. In fact, Awad publicly declared “I am in support of the Hamas movement,” during a March 1994 symposium at Barry University.[3]

India, The United Nations And Kashmir

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

19 April, 2010

Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India’s assertion that “there can be no redrawing of borders in Jammu Kashmir” and former Indian Supreme Court judge Saghir Ahmad’s recommendation “to restore the autonomy to the extent possible” need to be supplemented by some observations from the view point of the people of Kashmir. These deserve to be borne in mind by all those who wish the conflict to be justly resolved once and for all.

When the Kashmir dispute erupted in 1947-1948, the United States took the stand that the future status of Kashmir must be ascertained in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of the territory. The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on 21 April 1948 which was based on that unchallenged principle. So the issue in Kashmir is about the right of self-determination which was agreed upon by both India and Pakistan, endorsed by the Security Council and accepted by the international community.

The concept to convert the existing cease-fire line into a permanent International boundary is an ideal non-existent solution. Any such suggestion is an insult to the intelligence of the people of Kashmir. One cannot imagine a better formula for sowing a minefield in South Asia that will lead them to a nuclear disaster. The people revolted against the status quo and status quo cannot be an answer? Also, Kashmiris wish to emphasize that their land is not a real estate which can be parceled out between two disputants but the home of a nation with a history far more compact and coherent than India’s and far longer than Pakistan’s. No settlement of their status will hold unless it is explicitly based on the principles of self-determination and erases the so-called line of control, which is in reality the line of conflict.

The idea of autonomy for Kashmir is an absolute fallacy. Here one has to rely on a provision of the Indian Constitution. All Constitutions of the world are subject to amendments and Indian Constitution is no exception. If not now, in the foreseeable future, the Indian legislature can delete this provision in the Constitution and the move will not even need a debate in the Parliament.

Secondly, Kashmiris have had the experience of a limited autonomy, which was first practiced under a personal understanding between Prime Minister Nehru and Sheikh Abdullah and later provided for by Section 370 of the Indian Constitution. Kashmir was granted autonomous powers over all sectors excluding communications, defence and foreign affairs. It was eroded and eventually whittled away by the forces of circumstances.

My opinion was confirmed by a poll conducted jointly by major news outlets on Aug 12, 2007: CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times in India and Dawn and News in Pakistan. A majority of those polled in Kashmir Valley (87% to be precise) preferred freedom (Azadi). The Azadi means both the rejection of line of control into an international border and rejection of concept of autonomy.

However, there is but one fair, just, legal, and moral solution to Kashmir which was provided by the United Nations. The procedures contemplated at early stage of the dispute at the United Nations for its solution may be varied in the light of changed circumstances but its underlying principle must be scrupulously observed if justice and rationality are not be thrown overboard. The setting aside of the UN resolution is one thing; the discarding of the principle they embodies is altogether another. So the settlement has to be in accordance with the wishes of the people; impartially ascertained; in conditions of freedom from intimidation.

Kashmiris are open to a constitutional dispensation that answers all of India’s legitimate national security and human rights concerns. With regard to the former, they are willing to explore permanent neutrality for Kashmir along the model of the 1955 Austrian State Treaty and a renunciation of war or the threat of force in international affairs along the model of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. They are willing to consider abandoning a military force like Costa Rica, Haiti, and Panama. Moreover, they hold no objection to providing community quotas in government offices along the lines of the 1960 Constitution for the Republic of Cyprus to safeguard against invidious discrimination of any religious or ethnic group, i.e., Pandit, Buddhist, Sikh, and Muslim alike.

With good faith by all parties common ground leading to a final settlement of the Kashmir tragedy can be discovered. An appointment of a special envoy by President Obama, like Bishop Desmond Tutu will hasten the way of peace and prosperity in the region of South Asia.

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai is Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council. Dr. Fai can be reached at

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion that Kashmir is an integral part of India needs to be supplemented by some observations from the viewpoint of the people of Kashmir.

Let the Games Begin as we leave you with two proposals:

1. Would love to get a consensus on what the theme might be for 2010 (with these two individuals as the Grand Marshals)…can you guess??

2. How long will I last at the parade this year before I am forcibly removed . The Candle lighting last week was about 30 minutes and the Muzzie Parade    2009 …ditto….

And then if you can, join us at the parade.

This Sunday, September 26, 2010.

1 :00 PM

As they walk from Madison Avenue and 41st street to Madison Avenue and 23rd

Pictures & a report from the 9-11 Rally of Remembrance at Ground Zero
September 20, 2010, 8:20 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques, mayor bloomberg sells out, Uncategorized

Please click on pictures to see the original size at flickr. To see more detail in the crowd shots

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And videos of all the speakers are posted here:

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Slide show Part 1

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Slide show Part 2

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After the rally was over, they was some meeting and greeting with the crowd (even though security had to remain on-alert)

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So…who do you think the police were protecting from violence….US or THEM

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And here’s their “non political” flyer. Our rally was a respectful Rally of Remembrance …. NOT POLITICIZING. Read how THEY rallied, their hard-core anti-American leftists on 9-11 and the dhimmi-press ….said THEY were non-political:

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And the ubiquitous and very political 9-11 (We are Change) Truthers were there (all day and into the evening):

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And Crazy Commie Guy (the press can’t get enough of this paid agitator)

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The Remembrance Rally was crawling with mainstream press (cameras and reporters)literally falling all over each other but they shamefully give face-time to all of these weirdos and Leftists, not to the Remembrance Rally.

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Guess their supervisors/editors don’t like the message:

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With premeditation they chose to ignore the HUGE peaceful and respectful gathering of AMERICANS without out right lies and distortions.

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WHERE is all of the video they took the verifies how peaceful, respectful and HUGE this rally was. This was at 1:30…and the crowd was into the second block already. People were packed shoulder to shoulder…all the way to Chambers by 3 :00 Pm and the police turned away hundreds if not thousands….

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Stand Tall. Stand Proud. And Say NO to a Mosque at Ground Zero. Not Now. Not Ever!!

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9/11 Ground Zero Rally Needs Help
August 31, 2010, 4:20 pm
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9/11 Ground Zero rally needs help

editor’s note (American Thinker)

ACTION ALERT: The rally planned for Ground Zero on September 11th, protesting the planned mosque, needs assistance.
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Jihad Watch explains the situation:
Our rally will be on September 11 at 3PM in lower Manhattan, at the corner of Park Place and West Broadway.
Speakers will include 9/11 family members, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton; Dutch freedom fighter Geert Wilders (LIVE!); journalist Andrew Breitbart (either live or via video stream); NY Senate candidate Gary Bernsten; war hero and NC Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano;  NY Congressional candidate and 9/11 first responder Michael Grimm; Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; a spokesman for the ACLJ, and other freedom fighters and proud Americans.
Our expenses for this are enormous. The staging and video screen for the speakers who will be joining us remotely costs over $12,000 alone. We also have to hire a large number of security guards: our speakers need to be guarded from the proponents of “tolerance” and “multiculturalism.” Both of us have received recent, specific death threats from the supporters of the “moderate” Ground Zero mosque. And we need people patrolling through the crowd, ejecting plants and agitators trying to create an incident that the Leftist media can exploit to tar opponents of the mosque as racists and bigots. We need money for posters, fliers, press releases, food and lodging for speakers, and more.
It’s a massive undertaking, and we need your help. Our total expenses for this rally could exceed $50,000. Politico is answering Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian, un-American call to investigate opponents of the mosque, and is nosing around our finances — all they’ll discover is that we have no huge donations, and are relying on the support of free Americans to make this rally a reality. Please consider giving $100. If we could find just 500 people who could each give that amount, we would be able to meet most or all of our expenses. If you can’t give $100, please give what you can and what you think this cause warrants. Donations to Jihad Watch will be devoted to the mosque rally, and are tax-deductible.

Make your tax-deductible donation here.

September 11 , 2010 at 3 :00 PM

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More on the Rally here

Leftist Press Conference in support of Ground Zero Mosque (8-25-10)

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce New Coalition Supporting Religious Freedom  called “New York Neighbors for American Values”

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WHERE: NYC Municipal Building (One Centre Street)

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WHEN: August 25, 2010 at 11 AM

It was a NEW ‘coalition’ of every Leftist, Progressive, Soc/commie/Dem who work together constantly to subvert America. So what’s  with the  NEW name? Old friends who are  “New York Neighbors for American Values”. They claim that they embrace the American constitutional values of religious freedom, diversity and equality. (as in SHARIA?) And that they  “…. stand together today to reject the crude stereotypes meant to frighten and divide us.”

A predictable press conference where (surprise-surprise) they came out in  support of Imam Rauf and (in his own words)….  his “ICONIC Ground Zero Mosque”.

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The sycophant press came  out in droves to this last-minute press conference. It was a scramble for everyone to get there but they did and their  eagerness for “the story” was palpable. After all, this coalition would deliver what was considered a most important message about ‘what has happened in America”. And I don’t mean the attack on 9-11. NOPE. It’s that terrorists and  Islam, there is  no connection, one to the other. In truth, they never met a  terrorist who wasn’t a victim of America . That’s right, put the blame on the Right-Wing, Hate-Mongers , and they did just that.

The Press Conference Video:

Looking around at the crowd of supporters, there were many familiar faces. Some well-known (as in Debbie Almontaser of NYC Intifada fame)

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He can be seen assaulting me and a NY Post photographer while the NYC Muslim police just watch(Go  here for video)

This is Bill Doar’s “resume” :

Workers World Party (also writes for the paper),
NYC Labor Against War (NYCLAW)
Al-Awda NY
International Action Center

If we are known by the company we keep then the Imam has some seriously flawed and highly suspicious characters on his team.

Slideshow of pictures:

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WHEN will our dear Mayor Bloomberg start to ask the hard questions of the Cordoba Initiative. The lack of transparency, the obfuscation , the cover-up goes all the way to the White House, but you’d never know any of that from the fawning press and our Dhimmi Mayor.

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sweetly made a passing reference to a taxi driver knifed because he was Muslim, she did  NOT mention that he was employed by “Intersections” and the  Rev Chase who  is seen towering  in the background.

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Nope. Not necessary. All she did was drop ” Right wing, Islamophobia “. Forget the facts, that the attacker was one of their own! [NY Daily News says, ” In an odd twist, (Michael) Enright was a volunteer for Intersections International, a Manhattan-based group that promotes peace among different religions. A spokesman confirmed he was filming for the group, which recently threw its support behind the controversial Park 51 mosque project near Ground Zero.]  Nope. that unfortunate connection….so NOT necessary to their meme-of-the-day.

Intersections and the Rev Robert Chase were  covered at a screening for “What A Billion Muslims Think”.


A quote from Susan  Lerner of Common Cause, one of the organizers of this “NEW” coalition:  of

” I am sure many of you are as angry as I am at the furor going on around the Cordoba House, the Islamic cultural and community center proposed for lower Manhattan. Well, under the leadership of Common Cause, many civic, progressive, labor, community and religious groups are getting together to take a stand.”  Their mantra, *Fighting for Social, Racial, Economic and Environmental Justice***

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And their Press Release, PUBLISHED TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 — September Eleventh Families, Religious Leaders, Civic Groups, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Groups Announce Coalition to Support Religious Freedom – New York Neighbors for American Values Speaks Out in Support of Park51

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –– On Wednesday, August 25, more than 40 prominent organizations, civic groups, leaders and religious and interfaith groups will join together to announce the creation of a coalition in support of religious freedom and diversity and to rebuff the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.

New York Neighbors for American Values embraces the American constitutional values of religious freedom, diversity and equality. We stand together today to reject the crude stereotypes meant to frighten and divide us.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce New Coalition Supporting Religious Freedom

WHERE: Municipal Building (One Centre Street)



* Faiza Ali, Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY, 212.870.2002, (C) 718.724.3041

* Deanna Bitetti, Common Cause/NY, (C) 917.751.2342

* Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union, 212.607.3363, (C) 845.553.0349

* Shonna Carter, Riptide, 212.260.5000, (C) 917.453.8286


* September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

* Faiza Ali, Community Affairs Director Council on American-Islamic Relations –NY

* Ro Scheffe, Community Board 1 (DID NOT SPEAK)

* Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, President, New Sanctuary Movement and the Judson Memorial Church

* Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

* Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/NY

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Added speakers: Imam Ayub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Cultural Center of NY and Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center and Donna Marsh O’Connor from 9-11 Families For Peaceful Tomorrow

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The  representatives of over 40 groups expressed  support for allowing a Muslim cultural center to be built near ground zero during a news conference in Lower Manhattan August 25, 2010 to introduce ‘religious freedom’ coalition, The Coalition of NY Neighbors for American Values.Groups to Announce Coalition in Support of Park51, Religious Freedom

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WHO: The Coalition of NY Neighbors for American Values: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), Auburn Theological Seminary, Brooklyn for Peace, Citizen Action of New York, Common Cause/New York, Community Voices Heard, Convergence of Cultures/NY, Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY, Demos, Downtown Independent Democrats, Good Jobs New York, Greater NYC for Change, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Interfaith Center of New York, Islamic Mission of America inc., Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Judson Memorial Church, Lower Manhattan Democrats (LMD), Manhattan Young Democrats, Middle East Crisis Response (MECR), Muslim Consultative Network, Muslim Public Affairs Council -NYC

New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Theological Seminary, New York City New Sanctuary Movement, Pax Christi Metro New York, The Dialogue Project, The New York City Chapter of Humanist Party, The Shalom Center, Woodstock International and Talat Hamdani

Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani NYPD Cadet, EMT< WTC II, Hester Eisenstein, Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center *, Jennifer Baumgardner, Co-Owner, Soapbox Inc.*, Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary* , Rev. Charles H. Straut, Jr., DMin, Consultant in Ministry, New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church*, Dr. Diane Steinman, Co-Chair, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform*, Luis Barrios, Ph.D., BCFE, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice- Department of Latin American & Latina/o Studies*, Peter Marcuse, Professor emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University*, Rev. Freeman Palmer, Metro Association Minister, United Church of Christ, New York Conference*, Rev Dr Rita M Root, Interim Conference Minister, New York Conference, United Church of Christ*, Rev. Dr. Robert L. Brashear, Pastor, West-Park Presbyterian Church*, Tarak Kauff, Veterans For Peace, MECR, Editor Woodstock International newspaper*

*Organization listed for identification purposes only

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations

End of Press Conference, as I turned to enter the subway:

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and then as I was exiting the subway... it may difficult to tell, lacking EYES, but she was walking TOWARDS me….

Bloomberg bends over for Islam at Iftar Dinner (2010) in Gracie Mansion

Mayor Bloomberg hosted his annual  Iftar dinner at Gracie mansion this evening, August 24, 2010 at 8 PM.

And his speech to those in attendance (and to the suckered press) continues to shows how little respect he has for the articulate and NON-RACIST protests of his constituents. No matter how they arguments are parsed, in Bloomberg-Town, if you don’t march to his drummer, you are UN-American. Period.

Bloombergs opening remarks, ” We call this ‘The People’s House’ because it belongs to all 8.4 million New Yorkers who call this city home. People of every race and religion, every background and belief. We celebrate that diversity here in this house with gatherings like this.

And for me, whether it’s marking St. Patrick’s Day or Harlem Week or any other occasion, these gatherings are always a powerful reminder of what makes our city so strong and our country so great.

America is a nation of immigrants, and no place opens its doors more widely to the world than New York City. America is the land of opportunity, and no place offers its residents more opportunity to pursue their dreams than New York City. America is beacon of freedom, and no place defends those freedoms more fervently, or has been attacked for those freedoms more ferociously, than New York City.”  His entire speech, if you can stomach it,  is posted here>>. Otherwise, just jump to this next bon mot.

Bloomberg continued to exhibit how solidly he has been bought when he said , “Islam did not attack the World Trade Center — Al-Qaeda did. To implicate all of Islam for the actions of a few who twisted a great religion is unfair and un-American. Today we are not at war with Islam — we are at war with Al-Qaeda and other extremists who hate freedom.”

The press  seemed to have left Bloomberg’s ’emotional’ speech as teary-eyed as Daisy “I was almost in tears”  Kahn 

and Sharif  “He touches my heart”  El-Gamal. 

(The Imam is still out of the country fund-raising for the mosque on OUR TAX DOLLAR. So no weepy thank yous from him this evening) NY 1 has  short video here

OUT side the dinner, the press actually decided to do some interviews with the protestors.      DSCN1439 copyright

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The impromptu protest was small because the information about the Iftar dinner was sent out with only about 90minutes notice, but the press did take the time to approach them with a few questions,  even though they can’t bear to alter their pre-ordained observations.

They remained stuck-on-stupid with , ” How far is far enough to build this mosque/community center”  and “Why are you blaming all Muslims for 9-11.”

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A slide show of the protest and the press :

Vodpod videos no longer available.

With Bloomberg so firmly in the pocket of the Saudis (for surely that will be exposed )we can expect more of this  insanity from our Mayor until we VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE.
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JOIN US when we do a shout-out to Mayor Bloomberg and company.  9-11 at 3 PM

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