Aug. 15, 2019.Pamela Geller (author and political activist) was scheduled to speak to the New York Young Republicans Club, hosted by the historic New York Women’s Republican Club in Manhattan.
Unfortunately, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in accordance with Islamic Law, pressured the popular ticket-seller, Eventbrite, through threats and intimidation to blacklist Geller. No reservations for any Pamela Geller event would be taken – EVER – at Eventbrite. Pamela Geller, this free speech crusader, was now blacklisted at Eventbrite for LIFE.
However, even though CAIR managed to falsely accuse and convince the gullible that Geller was guilty of hate-speech, they were unable to have her talk cancelled. Despite terror-linked CAIR’s best efforts to defame Ms. Geller, freedom prevailed. The black list was an EPIC FAIL!
She’s HERE. She’s BACK. She NEVER LEFT! Watch the video of Ms. Geller’s speech (preceded by two short intros)
.Video of Pamela Geller’s Q and A. After the speech, there was a energetic Q and A. Even though the audio of some of the questions might not be clear, due to location of the mic, the answers from Geller are superbly loud and clear!
Referring to Geller’s awesome presentation, “One of the best defenses of free speech I’ve seen in a long time.” [Gerard Perry]
A reader’s comment: “Hopefully many other people will also come to understand that the “Religion of Peace” in reality is a deadly, bloodthirsty cult bent on global domination.
I would characterize this talk more as a discussion of freedom of speech than one about Islam. Islam is only mentioned because it is the most powerful- and violent- suppressor of freedom of speech in the world today.
The realized Muslim dream of an all-Islamic world would be Humanity’s worst nightmare!” [Geller Report]
April 2, 2019 – 4:30 pm. NYC Hall Presser, Orthodox Jews say: “Zionists do not represent NY Jews. Anti-Zionism is NOT Anti-Semitism!”
Perhaps they expected a lot of press due to the anti-Israel media ledes that dominate the headlines: Israel. Bad. Racists. However, once Councilman Yeger was removed from the Immigration Committee, the press was absent. Those present were moi, the JDL-NY and eventually two very late cameramen. Oh, wait! There was also ONE hijabbed Muslima blogger.
JDL- NY was there, too, with the message: No Such Thing as PALESTINE.
We will NOT be Silenced! Israel We Stand With You!
From JDL-NY :
“NYC Councilman Yeger responded to a tweet last week with the facts- “Palestine does not exist” & “Omar is an anti Semite”. Since that hundreds of anti Semites & anti-Israel organizations have attempted to discredit him. He was removed from the Immigration Committee yesterday.
None of the organizations or individuals condemning Councilman Yeger & demanding for his removal, have demanded any actions against Omar. A news conference is scheduled to take place today April 2nd organized by Rabbi Hershel Klar to continue the condemnations against NYC Councilman Yeger.
We are calling for all people of good conscious to join us to condemn the witch-hunt against a Jewish elected official. Omar remains on the Foreign Affairs Committee after numerous blatantly anti-Semitic tweets. She must be removed! Anti-Semitism is NOT okay. We can not be silent!”
“During the last few centuries, the world, Christians included, has fallen into a bad habit. We have bought into some early Roman propaganda. We have used the name Palestine, which Roman Emperor Hadrian placed on the country of Israel in 135 A.D., for so long that it has become common usage. This would be as incorrect as calling the Russia of today the “Soviet Union” or referring to Berlin as “East Germany.” The thoughts below by our ministry’s senior theologian, Dr. Thomas S. McCall, completely explore the subject. If you know somebody who’s fallen into this habit, please share this article with them.”
“Two weeks ago, a local New York City Councilman named Kalman Yeger noted on Twitter that “Palestine does not exist.” That statement, controversial as it is, is grounded in fact — in the sense that the United Nations Security Council, the only UN body capable of establishing international law through binding resolutions, has never conferred legal status to “Palestine,” and never accepted “Palestine” as a UN member state.”
All should be deeply offended by these misguided flyers.
An anti-Zionist statement from the presser:
“We are against Zionism because we are Jews!” “The State of Israel is the biggest misfortune for the Jewish people” “Thousands of young Orthodox Jews are tortured in Israeli prisons because they are not willing to serve in the Israeli @IDF!” “We want to live in peace with all. We want to live in peace with our neighbors & respect EVERYONE no matter his color or creed!’ [https://twitter.com/TorahJews]
See short Flickr Slide show
And two short videos: at first, it looked as though the presser was only in Hebrew ,which certainly limited getting their message out.
Later, in a 12 minute speech (in English) references to the “teachings of Grand Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and founder of the Satmar Hasidic movement in 1961 (Book Vayoel Moshe)
“Teitelbaum argues that Zionism is incompatible with Judaism. As Teitelbaum explains in the introduction, the book’s title is taken from the biblical verse of Exodus 2:21, and hints to Teitelbaum’s first name (Yoel), and to his grandfather, Moshe Teitelbaum. The verse, which states “And Moses agreed to stay…an alien in a foreign land”, hints to Teitelbaum’s conclusion that the Jewish people should remain in exile.“
They claim that THEY are Torah Jews.
PALESTINE letter 1947 ( I think it actually makes OUR case that Palestine refers to the JEWS.)
In video at 6:20 : “Letter from Chief Rabbi Jerusalem re Palestine Problemand the Jewish people . The Holy land and the Gates of Palestine were to be open to all those Jews who have no home, to lead Jewish lives in accordance with the commandments. But, he was OPPOSED to a Jewish State.”
At 8:38 – Re inflammatory remarks from any one in public office ” (remarks) … are totally unacceptable (so) Councilman is way over due to apologize to Councilwoman Omar – to orthodox Jews . Otherwise, you should resign from your post to heal the deep wounds. We ask for peace and tranquility worldwide … a day of global peace when there won’t be any wars. Any bloodshed. Any animosity. The entire universe, all the nations should serve one G-d in harmony and peace, omein”
“Inflammatory remarks from any one in public office” … and yet the ONLY person he mentions is Councilman Yeger.
In conclusion, Rabbi Shulem Lefkowitz speaking in a post presser release:
“The Rabbinical Alliance of the USA, a group representing Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn neighborhoods, held a press conference on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, regarding recent statements by Brooklyn councilman Kalman Yeger, who recently ignited a conflict with his comment that “Palestine does not exist”, thereby making an impression that Jews have Zionist interests.
“Over the decades, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a long chain of both, a violent one and a war of words,” said Rabbi Hershel Klar, an organizer of the event. “Now Councilman Yeger has unfortunately brought this war of words to our own Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, giving the impression that religious Jews, his constituents, are interested in adopting the Zionist narrative and creating friction with our neighbors.
Jews and Zionists could not be more different. Jews are commanded to live peacefully in their countries during exile, while Zionists wish to conquer land and oppress other people. The Zionists, both leaders in the State of Israel and their supporters here in America, do not represent the Jewish people.
“Yeger deepened his offensive comments by leveling the accusation of anti-Semitism against a member of Congress, Ilhan Omer, who has been critical of the State of Israel and its supporters.
The Zionist approach of accusing their critics of being anti-Semitic is wrong. Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism. Judaism and Zionism are diametrically opposed. Judaism is a religion to be subservient to the Almighty, while Zionism is a transformation into a political nationalist movement.
In fact, Judaism forbids a sovereign Jewish State since the destruction of the Jewish temple.Likewise, Judaism forbids Jews to wage wars, provoke conflict, or oppress any nation or peoples.
We Jews have always lived in the utmost peace and regard alongside our neighbors in all countries of our exile. We respect our government leaders and fulfill the commandment of Jeremiah 29:7, ‘Seek the welfare of the city to which I have exiled you and pray for it to G-d.’
The Zionist protagonists do not speak in our name. It’s against Jewish law and tradition.
Kalman Yeger’s comments don’t represent the Brooklyn Jewish community. Numerous leading Rabbis have condemned him.This is not what we elected him for.
We need our politicians to keep our streets and parks clean and safe, and to advocate for services for our neighborhoods and schools, and not to drag our communities into the Zionist agenda.
This desperate attempt to jump-start the dwindling Muslim Day Parade, with a philandering rabbi and terror-loving CAIR, came to naught. It remains a fragmented event … yearning to “build bridges” to no where.
After 32 years, not even the Muslim community is motivated to show up.
I heard more than one reporter/photographer comment on the very THIN turnout this year .
They had expected a larger crowd due to claims of Trump-Islamophobia, but that was NOT the case.
As usual, the parade started with tarps laid out on Madison Avenue for the noon-day Dhuhr prayer.
“It’s not me it’s not you. It’s US brothers & Sisters. It’s all of US and all about US.Building Bridges.”
“As salamo Alikum brothers & Sisters. Come with your entire family. Remember together we strong and unbreakable strength divided we fall. Show your strength. Send the message to entire world thru your unity. God bless you all. Ameen.”
10 years I’ve observed this annual event. And now, with dwindling stats perhaps it begs for a look-back …. before I walk away.
Flickr Slide show – Part 1 – the prayers:
Press interview Shmasi Ali
allahu akbar – takbir takbir
“Friends, try as much as possible to participate. Many reasons why it is crucially important to take part.”
Flickr Slide Show Part 2 (after the prayers)
Typos aside, as I re-read their mission statement from Imam Shmasi Ali, I noticed near the end, an allusion to a ‘lack of interest’ in the parade.
” 1)This is new yorker. Muslims are an integral part of this great city.
2) This is the city of bridges. With our non Muslim friends we continue building those bridges as our theme says it.
3. We must response to the current challenges (hate, racism, Islamophobia, anti Semitism, xenophobia) by action.
4. This parade shows brotherhood/sisterhood, both on communal and human level.
5. More importantly, this parade is dedicated in solidarity with Rohingya people. Are you a part of that one body?
6. Either you believe in the parade, or not (as it the case to some), I am sure you’re all believers in faith unity (wihdah imaniyah) and human family (usrah insaniyah).
God bless you all. Ameen. Regards, Imam Shamsi , Shabir Gull & Sheikh Tauqeer ul haq.”
The NEW JDL peacefully protested the parade and its organizers. “No Bridges With Terrorists” NO CAIR !
How do you build bridges when one of your sponsors works with the Muslim Brotherhood and finances Hamas?
The organizers claim the parade will address anti-Semitism. Really? With CAIR on-board the parade supports attacks against Jews in Israel.
Predictably, the ‘progressive’ Jewish groups were there lending support to CAIR and terrorism. (Capos.)
The Turk-undertaker (Erhan Yildirim), also a community co-ordinator for the NYPD, gave a hard-stare to the JDL signs.
The Muslim Day Parade legitimizes CAIR as a positive advocacy group, which we know they aren’t, and the idea that Islam means peace.
After the prayers, I decided to skip the walk down Madison Ave. But the New JDL went the whole distance. This was their report.
“Yes, we walked with them, however we started to feel less love the closer we got to the staging area. (25th St and Madison Ave) One “lady” insisted on calling us “Hitler’s children”.
“On the flip side, a very nice black guy, who was a medic assigned to the parade, gave us ice packs and a male participant from the parade shook James’ hand. When we got to the speakers’ area, the love was gone.”
The stage in 2015
“One rather angry “lady” took our pic and then went to parade “security”. A large black dude who told us since CAIR is part of the event, we can’t stand there with the signs. He told us if we didn’t leave he would get the police”
“We told him very nicely fine, get the police. If the police ask us to leave, then we will go. His final attempt at having us removed, he went to a couple of large police officers in riot gear and told them about the “bad Jews”. (the saga ends)
The speeches were boring as all hell. Most of the speakers could not be understood. They should have spoke in their native languages. Carolyn Maloney spoke. I understood her. The rabbi (Mark Schneier) … the rabbi spoke liberal gibberish.”
The rabbi speaking to www.itvusa.tv – Global Dawah Television : “Call to Peace, Save Humanity . Our primary objective is to propagate Islam and it’s true nature of love and care for the humanity.“
The NEW JDL continues, “They spoke of love for the U.S. but then spoke of standing with Kapernick & other football players. They spoke of standing with the president but then condemned DACA and his policies towards immigrants. One speaker praised Sarsour a few times.” (Note Sarsour and Schneier at “I am a Muslim, too” – Times Square 2017)
“Oh yes, there were three floats. THREE . We couldn’t figure out why there was a Turkish flag and two others (not sure where they were from) on the Temple Mount float. They called it Al Aqsa. Tried to inform them otherwise but they wouldn’t listen.”
Floats in 2011- they are the same every year
“We tried to decide which float was the best. It was very challenging because there was such a variety. (snark intended)
One more thing, no Muslim Day Parade would be complete without some hard core “I love Jesus” people coming over. One of them danced some sort of jig. Now their t shirts were “inflammatory”. On it was – Muslims bad, Homosexuals bad, etc. (I’m paraphrasing.) No one said anything to them. Only the bad Jews/JDL.
This had to have been the most boring parade I have ever been to. Good grief. We decided we were probably the most entertaining people there.
On a good note; we brought awareness about CAIR. Many people never heard of CAIR. Now they have. End the silence! Anti-Semites have no place on our streets!”
IN CONCLUSION: Part 3
Supported by CAIR and the very LEFT Jewish BDSers, these elements did not make the bridge inviting nor strong. Obviously. And it is not the first time that terrorism made it’s presence known within the ranks of the Muslim Day Parade.
In 2013 – the militant flags marched down Madison.
2013 – The Muslim Brotherhood Black Hand salute.
2014, plastic guns and virgins.
Plastic guns. Jailed virgins. What were they thinking?
Women hung. The scaffold. The noose. These were the parade ” floats” in 2014.
In 2017, the creeping jihad was still at work. As the Indonesian/Indian Muslims, historical victims of the Muslim invasions, marched in praise of their conqueror. Islam forced upon their countries and yet, they do not, cannot change. Living the lie that Islam can live in peace with America (and perhaps the world).
This year the signs of worldly discord exposed were the HINDUS “anti-Islam” Myanmar uprising. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?
“The media and the international elites are framing the jihad in Burma as another “Muslims are victims” story. But it is not. It is another Islamic supremacist holy war to kill and conquer — more of what we are seeing in the Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya, Israel, Congo, Thailand, Chechnya, etc. etc. “Rohingyas threat to national security, they have link with Jihad.” [Pamela Geller]
Is this the Crusades. Andalusia. Taking back their countries from centuries of Muslim horror. Perhaps Myanmar has had ENOUGH.
And then, I remembered my NYC niqab and hijabs photo essays from 2012, more evidence of creeping Islam- CAIR- ISNA- ICNA – the Linda Sarsours- Muslim Brotherhoods, Muslim Student Assoc., slowly but surely bringing the 7th century to the public square – making it the ‘norm’.
Are the second- third generations of Muslims assimilating? Or not. Since I found the 7th Century walking around Times Square. I wondered. It was unsettling.
Compilation of Parts 1 and 2 (slide show)
Part 2- 2012 (slide show)
Part 1 – 2012 (slide show)
[Where indicated pictures and videos are property of Pamela Hall]
Islamic finance is not confined to Muslim countries but is spread over Europe, the United States and the Far East; nor is it limited to Islamic borrowers, but is also used by many companies as an alternative source of funds. The principles of Islamic banking are similar in many respects to conventional banking, asset financing and project financing principles commonly used and applied under English law worldwide. Islamic Finance is the application of the Sharia to the finance sector.
So Nasdaq bowed to the CAIR Lobby ’cause money talked.
But, really, Nasdaq: CAIR. Hamas. Sharia. Have you no shame?
In New York this Saturday, Women’s March organizers are planning vigils in 34 cities in the U.S. and abroad to call attention to the plight of the Syrian people and to demand a humanitarian response to the situation. Hundreds will call for the United States to take in Syrian refugees.
We will stand with them to push that rhetoric even further:
– Solidarity with all those displaced by bombs, markets, or discrimination
Abolish borders, and the nationalism and racism that depend on them
Free entry for Syrian refugees, and everyone else!”
“NYC’s Women For Syria vigil is to be led by Muslim activist, Linda Sarsour, National co-chair of the Women’s March.
The crowd was comprised of the usual Leftists, anti-Israel protesters and ‘social justice” warriors, like “NO! REFUSE Fascism“.
#WomenForSyria makes the claim that Americans are waking up:
[…] sections of the United States have begun to wake up and take to the streets, confronting the bourgeois state and the murdering racist police that protect it.”
As Linda took the ‘stage’, speaking with her usual THICK Brooklyn accent, she reminded this small but very supportive crowd that she’s just a GIRL from Brooklyn. Deftly adding a convenient photo-op by holding a friend’s toddler.
Video of Sarsour’s opening speech was engaging, but scattered. Predictably, she managed to include mention of “Palestinian” solidarity and Islamophobia.
The United States must take-in MORE Syrian refugees. A plea I’ve heard often over the past 5 years, during Obama’s presidency and now Trump’s. SYRIAN REFUGEES must be given sanctuary.
In 2013, from a World Can’t Wait protest. A familiar message while holding Assad’s two-star flag. [Not the revolution three-star flag.]
In 2013, World Can’t Wait, DEFENDING Assad?
A 2013 Face book complaint felt misled by the “World Can’t Wait” action:
By 2014, the message was clearly against Assad and gassing Syrians.
Back to 2107. A man from Refuse Fascism ranted that Trump does NOT care about the Beautiful Children. Saving the Children is just a U.S. war machine ploy. The Commie contingent fomenting turmoil. confusion. conflicting messages.
But, saving the refugees. the women. the babies. the families from the terrors of gassing has complications; caveats that preclude thanks.
From their press release:
“We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight. The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution — but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.”
Amongst the few speakers I heard was a Muslim man, a social justice leader and best friend of Linda’s; a male ally.
Followed by a Christian Syrian woman.
The Christian speaker mentioned that there are NO opposing factions in Syria. Then WHY are there TWO flags?
From Wiki: there are currently two governments claiming to be the de jure government of Syria, using different flags to represent the state. The incumbent government, led by Bashar al-Assad and the Ba’ath Party, is using the red-white-black United Arab Republic flag in use since 1980; while the Syrian Interim Government, led by the Syrian National Coalition – seeking to overthrow the Assad government – readopted the green-white-black Independence flag in 2012.
Sounds like factions, to me. But, in Union Square, we saw only the flag of the revolution opposing Assad.
(slideshow of a few pictures)
Peace and Love. Love not War.
>A young woman, Hibah Javed, stands with friends at #WomenforSyria
Apparently these Social Justice warriors are THE BEST arbiters of Peace. Linda said we must LISTEN to the SYRIANS, they are the only ones qualified on how to deal with Assad etc. All decisions should come from SYRIANS.
[From 2013 – Times Sq]
So, if Syrians are the only ones qualified to fix the Syrian problems. WHY aren’t they fixing them? IN Syria? And , why is the U.S. being pressured so take in Syrian refugees? More and more.
“We absolutely have to take responsibility for the refugee crisis. Our flawed foreign policy in the Middle East has created the fertile ground for groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. We can’t act like we have nothing to do with that.”
“Hate is not going to divide us. People need to be held accountable for hate speech … words that are inspiring actual violence against innocent people who have nothing to do with these terrorist attacks happening.”
Who is doing the HATING? From today’s gathering, one would surmise it’s America. America is characterized as a racist, hate-filled State. America, she is BAD.
“The Syrian civil war has displaced more than 4 million people, most of them to other countries in the region—though conspicuously not to the Persian Gulf states or Saudi Arabia, friend to the West and armorer of Islamist fighters in Syria. The rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS—now terrorizing Syria and Iraq and threatening neighboring countries—was sparked by the aftermath of the Iraq invasion and further fueled by the misguided tactics of the United States and Britain in Syria. Yet the United States has accepted just 1,500 Syrian refugees since the civil war began.”
Listen UP President Trump, the #Women For Syria are calling you to task:
“If you stop bombing and OCCUPYING their countries, there won’t be MILLIONS of refugees trying to flee…”
By the time they actually started – after much waiting – Washington Square was packed. 5 pm was really just hurry up and WAIT.
We had to wait, chant, and wait some more …. while our Muslim brothers and sisters finished their Maghrib (sunset) prayers. Call a presser to coincide with their prayers; to impress the media with their faithfulness. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Spread the Prayers. Spread the Love….
Finally, Afaf Nasher, Executive Director of CAIR-NY, Muslim. hijabbed and photogenic, began to introduce the speakers.
Missing, BTW, was Linda Sarsour. Muslim. Photogenic. Sarsour led most of these protests as the hijabbed-face of Islam. Groomed for public office, but she seems to have disappeared from the forefront of this diverse and inclusive enclave.
Even so, there was no shortage of local and State government politicians, anti-Trump and in-the-pocket of the pro-Hamas “CAIR Demolition Express” .
The short individual videos of the speakers, throws the spotlight on the outrageously predictable speeches of NYC’s hard-core Marxist politicians. To paraphrase Sun Tzu,another step in the “Know Thy Enemy” loop. We have ignored their agenda for too long.
Slideshow of the Emergency Rally protest
To keep the American reformation from happening they “Dance with the Devil” (shaitan). Preaching to “the Oppressed”. The Good. The Needy. The “Tired and Poor”. A recipe for Deceit. Duplicity. For Treason.
Repetition is their drug of choice: “NAZI. Trump. Fascist. Trump. Racist Trump AND Dump Trump. Dump Trump. Dump Trump.” He must be stopped. Impeach Trump! (amidst cheers, cheers. and more cheers)
The prominent agitators behind this presser/ rally/protest : CAIR / Workers Party/Communist Party/ Socialist Party. SEIU. NYCLU. The NY City Council. All seek treasonous ways to create and maintain the disaffected masses. Their goals never change. Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat ) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat)…. ad nauseum ….
We are at war. Traitors from within. Temper tantrums from the Left. And the media still LOVES them.
The “resistance” is a collection of elites, from actors at award shows to fashion magazines to tech billionaires, decrying a popular revolt against their rule. They are not the resistance. They are dictators in exile. They had their chance to impose their vision on the people. And they lost.
The protests aren’t a revolution. They’re a counterrevolutionary reaction by a fallen establishment.”
The People have spoken. At the ballot box. We the Revolution!
VIDEOS : The speakers were introduced by Executive Director of CAIR-NY Afaf Nasher. [Part 1] Council of American Islamic Relation — a civil rights organization — called for love and action from thousands of protesters gathered in solidarity under the arch. http://www.cair-ny.org/staff/
Part 2 – Letitia “Tish” James, NYC Public Advocate & Workers Party darling gave a rabble rousing speech that would make the Comintern proud as she chanted “Too male; too pale; too stale” to the receptive crowd.
Part 3- NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams. and as he left the we were treated to, “Peace Trump, you outta here”
Part 6 – Amer. Muslim Attorneys Assoc. – Attorney Alma Abadaou (?) [A woman. Muslim. Attorney. Trump I am your greatest fear]
Part 7 – NYCLU- Jordan Wells – staff attorney [“We will see him in court- if he proceeds with this action. (while the crowd chants )”Lock him up. Lock him up”] He continues with Threats . Talks of Treason. Encourages others to become Sanctuary Cities. We will see the Trump Administration In Court!
Part 8– DREAM Action Coalition [http://drmactioncoalition.org/our-staff/#.WJon1hCeDB0] CESAR VARGAS …. Giving a voice to the undocumented … He announced that( he TOO is UNdocumented [aka ILLEGAL] He could be deported. Re warns that what they do in the next four years, how they respond to Trump, could change the face of America for the next 100 years.)
Part 9 – NY Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
Part 10 – NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal. [We don’t want Federal money. NYC is and will remain a Sanctuary City]
Part 11 – NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Veverito
Part 12- Chants from the Resistance in Washington Sq
Next day, CAIR thanked all the little people and their political sycophants on face book for joining The Resistance:
Our most sincere thanks to the thousands of New Yorkers who joined us last night to take a powerful stand against President Trump’s attacks on Muslim and immigrant New Yorkers. More than 3,000 people joined this remarkable rally, and there wasn’t a single arrest during the CAIR-NY sponsored event (though we were saddened to learn of several arrests during a later splinter demonstration).
Yesterday was the easy part, now we tackle the long, strenuous task of building the legal and advocacy capacity to fight any attack on our Muslim and undocumented neighbors. Please consider making a donation today to help cover the costs of last night’s demonstration and build CAIR-NY’s ability to advocate for all New Yorkers. We don’t receive any funding from our national organization, so CAIR-NY depends on the New York community for our financial support. http://www.cair-ny.org/donate.