“You make a sound and we will remove you from the park”, NYPD Community Affairs liaison to New JDL-NY. ** scroll down for more on that outrageous muzzling**
IFTAR 2018 in-the-Streets. 6:30 pm Foley Square.
“We’re standing in solidarity with communities across the country hosting #iftarinthestreets! Muslims and allies will gather and break fast in support for immigrant communities who are under attack … outside ICE headquarters, at Foley Square … #iftarinthestreets for Immigrant Justice!” [Face Book]
Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset to please Allah, is considered their holiest month. Many non-Muslims are often invited to fast and even pray with their Muslim friends and also to share the IFTAR dinner.
Ramadan. Iftar. A dawah opportunity on the Road to One World Under Islam, the Umma.
Non-Muslims, like the Leftist Jews from JFREJ (Jews For Racial and Economic Justice) and JVP (Jewish Voice For Peace) were “free to participate in Ramadan” and that’s just what they were doing in Foley Square. Proudly.
This representative from JFREJ, decided to ask questions of the New JDL-NY.
… looking for “Common Ground” …
The New JDL-NY listened politely, but gave no quarter to the ignorance of these misguided leftist Jews, to the JFREJ and JVP who were dedicated to showing the world how to live in peace with their Muslim Sisters and Brothers.
These do-gooder non-Muslims encourage others “…. to be polite to someone who is fasting for Ramadan … greet them with Ramadan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem, which means ‘Have a Blessed or Generous Ramadan’.” [Huff Po]
BUT, is this special time of year really genuinely welcoming the kafir?
“Ramadan is quintessentially the month of jihad …. a month of holy war and death for Allah, a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.
In contrast, President Trump issued (sadly) a statement claiming that “Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life.”
So which is it? Does Ramadan remind us of “the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life,” or is Ramadan “a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers”?
Saw Raja Abdulhaq [Abulhaq is an active member of Al-Awda, a radical anti-Israel website that rallies for the “Right of Return,” otherwise known as the “One State Solution“]. City Councilman Brad Lander and Linda Sarsour, darling of CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, and MpowerChange. Peaceful?
… it would be dangerous, suicidal folly for Infidels to pretend that Ramadan is not the month of jihad …. as our Ramadan willful blindness continues, more Infidels will die. (LINK BELGIUM]
Flickr Slide show
** The NYPD Community Affairs officer was apparently in the pocket of the IFTAR organizers. In the name of “peace”, and at the behest of the IFTAR event, he denied Freedom of Speech to the JDL protestors.
His reasoning? The “Iftarists” had the sound permit [which only means the opposition – JDL- cannot be amplified, NOT that they can not be heard.]
But, today he created a new rule. Just for the JDL. The Community Affairs Officer warned the New JDL protestors not to make a sound while Sarsour was speaking (on mic) OR they would be removed from this public park.
See video of Sarsour, a supposed champion of women’s rights, as she inspired those present with her fiery Ramadan thoughts. (Ramadan is her FAVORITE time of year- Jihad anyone?)
Sarsour quotes: “This is the Blessed month of Ramadan, some of our friends have fasted in solidarity with us, a lot of our Christian and Jewish friends …. we got allies and friends and solidarity…. times we’ve shared in the movement. I wanta give a shout out to our friends at FRJEJ. Before it was COOL to stand with the Muslims, these Jewish groups were standing with the Muslims .We are so great ful for you … and we will show up for you any time that you need us. We are all in this together. We are going to FIGHT this together. Because the opposition doesn’t like any of you here. They don’t like women, they don’t like Muslims, they don’t like Jews, they don’t like immigrants, they don’t like refugees, they don’t like black people, they don’t like LGBTQ people. We’re all in the same boat together. If our opposition is treating us like we’re part of one movement … we gotta start acting like ONE movement. We thank you for your continued solidarity on the issues … impacting Muslims and ALL marginalized communities in these United States of America.”(cheers/applause)
As for the muzzling of the NEW JDL-NY, such actions are never imposed on the Muslim/Leftist protestors.
See more in video and follow link to the Pamela Geller CUNY protest opposing Sarsour as the Key Note Speaker for CUNY’s 2017 grads on May 25, 2017:
Something was very rotten in the City of New York that day (and every day really). Respectful silence was not on the agenda. The NOISE makers persisted, unabated, overwhelming the amplified sound. The NYPD just watched allowing the Leftards to create a hell of a NOISE.
… there’s no free speech to the right. Only the left. The only controversial speech the left believes in protecting is its own speech. [DGreenfield]
Sadly, the Tommy Robinson arrest in the UK is a far more ominous example of free speech rights lost but this day in Foley Sq. was not a sign of progress. Anything but. We have been warned.
Video JDL and chants and responses in Foley Square BEFORE they were muzzled.
Found a couple of twitter posts from the IFTAR-ists mocking the JDL counter protest:
The New JDL NY responded to complaints from the anti-Zionists, “.. guess, holding an American flag, thanking law enforcement and wanting to keep Sharia out is unfriendly.”
The end of Ramadan 2018 (on June 14) is called Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking of the Fast), a 3 day festival. Three Days! Wow. So much to look forward to.
[Pictures and videos Property of Pamela Hall]