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“I am Muslim, Too” Fools and Tools Return to Times Square

I am Muslim, too has returned, proclaiming across Times Square: We Stand With American Muslims!


An I Heart Muslims event organized by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding — a coalition of religious groups led by record label founder Russell Simmons, Rabbi Marc Schneider (and others)

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The crowd was jammed, of course, with all the  UWS (upper west side) and Brooklyn Liberal Jews. Signs advertising their blind obedience with “I am a Jew. Today, I’m a Muslim too’ and  Muslims, of course, filled out the crowd..

Otherwise- the claim by comic, Dean Obeidallah (the Muslim MC) that we were surrounded by a SEA of Brown faces [stretching to 57th st] was GREATLY exaggerated. [See more in Flickr slideshow]

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But, how else would Dean be able to lead with his fake-news punch-line LIE, that Trump’s Florida audience had been a sea of angry white faces filled with HATE. (obviously he didn’t see the black trump supporters in Melbourne, Florida. Sitting proudly behind trump, with signs held prominently towards the cameras.

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BTW- co hosting with Obeidallah was lesbian, Jewish comic, Judy Gold. Her level of ignorance re Islam and its deathly intolerance for homosexuals obviously runs DEEP. Nope. the truth is always inconvenient.

SO – onward  and upward with I am a MUSLIM, Too – Part Two. Starting things out was the comic co-hosts who screamed us into auditory hell, followed by that that great humanitarian, Def jams’ own Russell Simmons.

Simmons gave a speech to be expected,  ‘We are here, unified, because of Donald Trump, so we won’t speak too harshly of him tonight – today. We want to thank him for bringing us together. Middle America’ has been misled. The seeds of hate that were small, and maybe just ignorance, cannot be watered. That hate cannot grow’. Anti-Trump, Pro- Muslim. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Susan Sarandon. The token STAR of the event, gave a DEEP-voiced speech (my god- what happened to her voice) Pro-forma leftist blather as she railed against Trump’s America destroying the constitution and ending with ‘We will fight hatred with love’ and OF COURSE, I am a MUSLIM, too.

Rabbis and pastors – imams, a Sikh, a Buddhist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist and Hindu – all gave short speeches praising Islam.

As did Rabbi Marc Schneier (President Foundation For Ethnic Understanding) who twice in one short speech proclaimed, I am a Muslim, Too , followed by a sequence of Takbirs (Allah is Greater) … [1;13 in the video]

Ashamed of being Americans in what they claim to be an INTOLERANT America.

Local politicians and civil rights advocates, too. Parading their ignorance of Islam’s INTOLERANT history towards Judaism and Christianity, even NOW in the 21st century. No matter what the historically intolerant facts reveal about Islam, they shouted – each one of them – I AM A MUSLIM, TOO.

So, as the pathetic display of naive inclusiveness and good will continued for the cameras, we heard the required Muslim prayers; allahu akbars and takbirs from the stage . (even got the extra treat of some prayers at the side of the stage)


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Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American activist,  “I am unapologetically Muslim, all day, every day,” she told the cheering crowd. “I am not afraid because fear is a choice; it is not a fact. So today I ask you, in the true grit and spirit of a New Yorker, that you choose courage in the face of fear.”

Sarsour was also touted as one of the proud organizers of the DC Women’s march .
Fist bumping and ONE finger umma pumping Sarsour. The symbolism did not go unnoticed.

Sarsour BTW resurfaced after seeming to be persona non grata at some recent Muslim pressers down town. But, here she was  – front and center –  along with intifada NYC’s Debbie Almontaser.

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The media war for the hearts and minds of a naive America, whose desire to Love Muslims (Islam is off the table), this circus was the darling of the media for about 4 hours on Sunday, Feb 19.

A circus that will continue to play across the country, dominating the media.  Enjoyed. Unchallenged.


As long as the Hate Trump machine rolls on, these LOVE fests will continue. Appearing soon at a school, college and artistic venue near you.

The Future is a terrible thing to waste.

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NYC Muslim Parade 2016 “One Umma,For God & Country”

The 31st Annual Muslim Day Parade (Sept. 25, 2016)
One Umma, For God and Country.”


Nine years ago I first covered this annual Muslim “parade with no audience”
(’cause anyone interested is IN the parade)


Even so, “Takbir’s” and “Allahu Akbar’s”would ring through the air. Block after block. Down Madison Ave

Madison Avenue – from 38th to 26th St-

Starting around 2011, five years ago, a Turkish Muslim Day Street Festival was held just a few blocks west of the of the “26th annual Muslim Day Parade” (at the same time as the Muzzie Parade)  Was this as a mistake of timing? Or a reason for the diminishing parade.

Turkish Days Street-Fest (Taste the Turkish Hospitality)
by celebrating the Great Seljuq Empire

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Perhaps it was a red-flag denoting trouble amongst the Muslim factions.  (see Facebook nudge below, “We intend to bring 10,000...) Did NOT happen.

This year’s press conference stressed how difficult it is to be a Muslim – American, maybe they were trying to  explain the missing groups. (Fear? Intimidation?)

Those who came out to celebrate were mostly Indonesian Muslims. I’ve noticed that the Indonesian women are often the ones in niqabs – not just hijabs.

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Will the Turk-undertaker, Erhan Yildirim, a respected Community Co-ordinator for the NYPD ( seen on his phone below) be educating the NYPD to fight (or to ignore) Sharia abuse? They’ll probably learn that abuse is the problem, not Islam.

The Puerto Rican Muslim above,  wearing the “fakestinian” scarf, did a lot of talking with the press. Wonder if he would have been so chatty if asked about Sharia vs American Law. 
(OR is that not a POLITE question?)

Missing were the many colorful multi-ethnic costumes and hijabs BUT, these two  new participants on the sidelines, were peaceful protestors with a serious message.
The woman on the left said her father, a NYC fireman, died in the Twin Towers

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As for the many Indonesian groups, they added lots of color by  carrying (and wearing)  an abundance of American flags along with their “Peace for All/Justice for All” signs.With so few Muslim schools and masjids marching, this intimate parade was spread out, with huge gaps between groups.


(see my parade video for more of the distaff marchers )

                  There were children …..                    AND                       hijabs and niqabs …

(Lots of niqabs)

And  LOTS of American flags marching for “One Umma – God and Country”


There was an abundance of  “Peace R
oses”  for  people ‘watching’ on the sidelines.

A beautiful child wth a peace rose and Old Glory….  But, FIRST,  BEFORE the parade kicked-off, there was the  zuhr prayer – at 1 pm 

With the women kneeling behind the men…
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Avenue, once again, converted into a very public masjid. (see video)

Then we marched, lead by the NYPD Marching Band (no mounted color guard this year)


NYC Muslim officers  carried 
banners for each group. One NYPD banner seemed WAY too religious.  What if that had been a BIBLE instead of a Quran?

The parade marshals I’d seen before, except for this year’s Grand Marshal, Khazir Khan.dsc_3064 Khan is the Pakistani Muslim-American father of United States Army Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in Iraq in 2004 .Khan walked with celeb, Russell Simmons and Imam Shamsi Ali. However, the  politicians did NOT march down Madison Ave.  They joined up at the END of the parade – for photo ops . Like David Weprin (NY State Assemblyman). Wonder why he didn’t march  .

 

 

 

 

Many of the usual political faces were missing: Linda Sarsour (running for office soon, I hear), Debbie Almontaser, Rabbi Michael Feinberg and his Leftie Jewish associates. Councilman Jackson (a Muslim revert) and Marxist loving, Charles Barron.

10,000 in attendance? Not as they marched. (Or prayed)


Nor when they assembled to hear the speakers at the end of the parade (26th St to 25th St )

(BTW- New this year, the merchant booths were in a short block going east on 26th St)

Found an interesting article about  Imam Shamsi Ali, an Indonesian Muslim who, in 2o11,  was”fired” from the the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street . Did the parade shrink because of Ali and a religious conflict on how to be a (moderate) Muslim-American?

Shamsi Ali: The rise and fall of a New York imam

“An imam once regarded as one of New York’s leading religious figures had a sudden fall from grace. So what does the story of one man’s attempt to adapt Islam to modern America tell us, asks Sune Engel Rasmussen.

Before the controversy that cut him down, Shamsi Ali was the leading figure of moderate Islam in New York, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

For a decade, the biggest mosque in New York, the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street in East Harlem, was his stage. Here, the diminutive Indonesian with a brusque demeanour praised democracy and vigorously condemned extremism, to thousands of worshippers. Outside the mosque, he taught the FBI and congressmen in Washington about inter-religious co-existence.

He befriended presidents too. In the days after 11 September 2001, the city of New York picked him to represent the Muslim community on President George W Bush’s interfaith visit to Ground Zero. Another president, Bill Clinton, wrote the foreword to the new memoir, Sons Of Abraham, that Ali co-authored with a Jewish rabbi he counts among his close friends.

Although many of his conservative peers interpret the Koran to prohibit the use of music, Ali listens to rap and hangs out with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. He even shrugs, disinterested, at cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

In short, Shamsi Ali is the Muslim that liberal America wants. But he is not the leader all New York’s Muslims want. Ali is a divisive figure in New York’s Islamic community, and two years ago, the same mosque that gave him a platform to grow influential and popular, suddenly pulled the rug from under him.”

 “How to be a Muslim- American”…  Who is winning?
(Who is losing?) …. Can we tell??

As usual, there were a couple of non-Muslim factions marching. About 6 people from a multi-faith group of Christians and Jews (Expecting Miracles) With two familiar hard-core lefties who always march for “fakestine”.


Since it’s considered unseemly to conflate Islam (the Religion of “Peace”) with anything negative …  They (and the press) “negate the negative” with  lots of dawah; community and inter-faith outreach with the ubiquitous memes like:  “Muslim-Americans want PEACE.” They support “God and Country.”

The news coverage of the 2016 parade focused on “One Umma, For God and Country…. and a Desire to Show Dedication to God and U.S.”  (As did a couple of speakers) Guess there’s nothing like a Live Rap duet video (from Muslim Day Parade Facebook page) to say “I am a Muslim-American”. [This leads to a time coded excerpted transcript of live feed)

  https://www.facebook.com/MuslimDayParade/posts/1068867173161780Imam Shamsi Ali said it was important to show “there’s no contradiction between being a good American and a good Muslim at a time when some people are conflating the actions of terrorists with Islam. “Inherently American values and Islamic values are in line,” he said. “It is about democracy, it is about freedom, it is about religious tolerance, it is about working together with all people. Justice for all.”

Zaki Abdul from East Harlem said he [came out] to show what a large gathering of Muslims looks like. “Muslims generally are people of peace, those people who are really subscribed to Islam according to Islam, he said. “People should see that.”

Found this twitter post/picture of Khizr Khan speaking ….

“Be part of interfaith activities, be part of the community and be part of the solution” Khizr Khan, Grand Marshal at the Muslim Day Parade

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From Pamela Geller- who is very much a PART of the solution.

jewish-new-yearThe coming year is a momentous one. It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good if the forces of evil have their way in the coming Presidential election. The order of the world, the future of freedom hangs in the balance. The choice could not be more stark or vastly different. Statism vs. individualism. Freedom vs. slavery. Civilization vs. savagery.”

The facts – the truth- ignored – denied.

It’s been ten days since Eric Lichtblau published his piece about the “under-reporting” of attacks on Muslims. How many attacks on Muslims by non-Muslims in this country have there been in that time? None. And how many attacks on non-Muslims by Muslims have there been in the same time?

And as for under-reporting on a monumental scale, it is only thanks to a leak that we all learned, a few days ago, that in one year the FBI had 7,712 “terrorist encounters.” None of them were reported to the American public until now. “

And more – from Facebook :

“Islam is not a religion but an ideology which incites hate, violence, intolerance and terror. Islamists are terminators. You cannot bargain with them. You cannot reason with them. They do not feel pity or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until all the infidels are dead or have submitted to Islam. The only language the Islamists understand is the language of force.”

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The TRUTH ….. it’s a terrible thing to waste!

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My four Flickr slide shows (click picture to access)

Part 1 – the set up

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Part 2 – The Prayers

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Part 3 – The Parade

Russell Simmons and  Muslim parade marshals

Part 4 – The end of the Parade

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[Pictures and videos are property of Pamela Hall, except where indicated]

Commie Day 2016- Union Square NYC (pics & vids)

   International Workers Day 2016.

May Day, 2016. (COMMIE Day) Again!13147280_1174504562589787_8116253237398351583_o
Workers and Migrants of the World Unite!

We have nothing to lose but our chains!

Join us Sunday, May 1st, as we show there is another world possible where forced migration (due to neo-liberal policies) no longer happens.

Where refugees and migrants don’t have to flee their homelands to go to countries that use them as cheap labor.
Where refugees and migrants are not criminalized.
Where families are not torn apart.
Where families do not fear deportation, detention and raids.
Where black lives matter.
Where our workers have sustainable wages.
Where you are not killed for fighting for your community.
Where we are liberated!

Make our voices heard.


Ten years of watching anarchists assemble in New York’s Union Square on what was once a lovely Spring Holiday.Blog-newsletter-MaypoleDancing-lasaracz-wpAlthough once known as a day of euphoric celebration in pre-Christian pagan cultures, May Day commemorations are now reserved almost exclusively for Marxist outpourings of grievance and violent riots by entrenched labor unions and disgruntled trustafarians. While I would prefer the day be dedicated to the over hundred million victims of Communism, that seems like a forlorn hope in today’s political climate.” (G.Perry)Demonstrators protesting for $15 a hour — like it was unresolved. Migration “reformers” for OPEN Borders. “Black Lives Matter” thugs.  Communists. Socialists. Anarchists. They all HATE America.

Slide Show – The Commies –
Take Note of the many different flags- SNP (Syrian Social Nationalist Party) a National Socialist flag. “Fakestinian flag. Mexican. Brazilian. Puerto Rican. Phillipino. Pakistan. Ecuador. Communist and an upside down Starry Plough flag (Socialist Irish Citizen Army) [Please place cursor on picture to access slide show]

12:30 pm-Union Square-a small crowd of Commies in the rain

Speeches by ILLEGAL migrants, hating on America, were nauseating. (video link at LIVE STREAM) Surrounded by white, Jewish LEFTISTS (Commies) and their spawn: WHITE college-aged anarchists. Fools and Tools. Prodding. Nurturing the ignorati (ILLEGALS) who came to America for (… what …) To Hate? OR…maybe…it was for our Constitutional Freedoms. Freedom of the individual. Freedom of Choice. Free-Market Capitalism.
Never! It is the “Capitalist GREED” that DOOMS them to a life of “poverty. ILLEGAL migrants must be saved by the Commie-led SEIU machine from the slave-wages of GREEDY Capitalists.
2016. Union Square. NYC. was probably the poorest turnout I’ve seen in 10 years. It RAINED (literally) on their parade. Upside down U. S. flags, hung in protest against the American government, faux INEQUITIES as they screamed:  WORKERS UNITE!!
After an rainy hour of obnoxious speeches, pathetic signs and banners, AND the infamously defaced U. S. flags, I left.
The media, of course, stayed. Their raison d’être : obsequious fawning coverage for the anarchists cause they really, really CARE.

NY 1- a love letter to the WORKERS as we meet a few Commies:

Myriam Marques (Committee to Defend DEMOCRACY in Brazil) , Karina Garcia (Party for Socialism & Liberation) “Family being EXPLOITED here just like in the country they left…. an INTERNATIONAL ‘struggle‘”. Shahid Comrade (seriously? that’s his name? –Pakistan USA Freedom Forum), Doris-Elin Salazar (ICE Free NYC),

“We believe that election is only secondary to the primary struggle that’s in the streets, the struggle is not gonna end just because another person wins, you know, whether it’s Bernie, Hillary or Trump, we know that the struggle is going to be ongoing for us, it’s not going to change overnight,” said Melanie Dulfo with the International Migrants Alliance.

On the AMERICAN side: NY-ICE. They support LEGAL migration. Counter-protesting the Commie Insurgents. NY-ICE says NO to Open Borders.
NO to un-vetted millions who mock our freedoms. Disrespect our laws.
Think. About. It. To work in another country. To live in another country. Requires PERMISSION. LEGAL PAPERS. So, why is America wrong to protect her borders? Today, on International Workers’ Day, the demonstrators in Union Square said these protests were even more important in 2016. America is the EVIL. INTERNATIONALISM: Good. Slide show – NY ICE  (Please place cursor on picture to access slide show)

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Videos from Joanna  Marzullo (President of NY-ICE)

  SMASH CAPITALISM.  Then: RE-Construction!

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Excerpts re the history of  Workers’ Commie Day:

“The first May Day , in 1886, was a general strike of three hundred thousand workers at thirteen thousand businesses across the United States… the American labor movement… was among the most militant in the world…. every May Day since, workers across the world took to the streets to contest the terms of capitalist prosperity and gesture toward a fundamentally different world — a world in which production is motivated not by profit, but by human need.

…  ten years ago, in 2006, (ILLEGAL) migrant workers across the country stood up to “restrictive” immigration laws and “abusive” labor practices, organizing a massive movement of undocumented( ILLEGAL)  laborers (the so-called Great American Boycott)… a one-day withdrawal of migrant (ILLEGAL) labor — dubbed “A Day Without (ILLEGAL) migrants” — to demonstrate the essential role of (ILLEGAL) migrant workers in American industry.

 This May Day we follow … generations of labor radicals… who saw in capitalism the horrors of an “unjust” economy, dared to dream of … a re-imagined economy in which the fruits of prosperity are shared equally  in a “just” and “democratic” societythat dream is still living. The struggle continues. Happy May Day. Take to the streets.”

Which begs the question:Name a successful Communist (Socialist) country that people are DYING to move to. And consider this : In 1930’s France, there was a large Socialist Party, weakening the government and leaving a divided population. Hitler then soon invaded France forcing their surrender in THREE weeks.”37c34ed01252b86b8a0257c43f71718cLessons to be learned …. Or Ignored… At. Your. Peril.

Not one society who has given itself over to the COLLECTIVE has survived…..not one.  Nothing but murder, forced abortions, infinite poverty and lost dreams have ever resulted from your soul destroying activities.The sovereign individual is at the heart of the matter NOT THE COLLECTIVE… read and learn REAL HISTORY!! (Mallory Millett)

You have been warned:Poster_Soviet_America_Banner“Get Ready For An Actual Revolution to Bring This System Down, To Bring Something Much Better Into Being” Revo banner   two flags crop one flag crop

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Extra pictures of protest from face book pages of  James Lane/ Jerry Levy/Jill Stein https://www.facebook.com/jamescurtislane?fref=nf
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“Dump Trump” Prayer Protest- Commies & Muzzies – AGAIN (NYC) 12-20-15

December 20, 2015 – NYC- Trump Towers. Fifth Avenue and 56th st. NO TO “RACISM”, “NO TO TRUMP AND HIS MEDIA MEGAPHONE”, “NO TO HATERY.”

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As I arrived, I observed a coalition of Prayer-Protesting Muslims and Communist facilitators,  Bill Doares (below) of Workers World
… and their Communist “led and fed” students.
Also, the usual “anti-war” agitators (from multiple groups)
… pro-ILLEGAL trespassers (also members of multiple groups)
and VILE, angry “anti-racist”aka hard-core Black Commie RACISTS gathered outside Trump Towers. (see Kim Ortiz  below , a lead organizer for NYC Shut It Down and Black Lives Matter )
The Muslim protestors said they, too, were there to oppose the “racism” promoted by Trump’s campaign.

The FACT that Islam is not a Race goes unmentioned.

But, since the Muslims billed this as a Prayer Protest, that’s what a small group of Muslims did (for two hours).

While a hard-core group of (atheistic) Commies and militant Muslims shouted slogans and preached hatred against Trump, America, Israel and the police (all of these groups were ANTI-Police) 
But, how about some history: Pre-Islamic history. These Indonesian Muslims were invaded,CONQUERED by the “Sword Of Islam”. Like the Copts of Egypt. The Jews of the Holy Land. The Persian Zoroastrians of Iran. Why don’t the Indonesians DEMAND their history and culture back with shouts of  ISLAM INVADERS GET OUT. Nope. They go silent. (sort of)
At moments like these, all must forget Al Qaeda. The Taliban. The Islamic State. Jihadis. “The Donald” is the focus of their ‘fear’ and anger as they PRAY to their Moon god, Allah, to rid the world of  “That Racist pig – Donald Trump.”
Get WISE. Get Smart. Like this costumed chap who warns we should only FEAR Fox News and that “Shit Stain“, Donald Trump.
Or this guy – with a few CLUMPS of ?? (for sale) Perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas. Just $12 and be on your way! (Whatever) Even the anti-Capitalism Commies do NOT waste a moment to make-a-buck.
The Commies had an interloper. But, never fear,  Commie – thug, Bill Doares, made sure this loud, whistle-blowing purveyor of conflicting messages was NOT in their pen.  A threatening ,“We don’t want you here” is usually Doares’ first line-of-attack. 
The interloper (uninvited) stepped outside the enclosure, cautiously, where he hung around awhile …
…til he decided to whistle-assault the NY ICE protest on the Fifth Avenue side.
Back to 56th Street. Costumes. Pithy signs and LOTS of speakers. Muslim speakers. Commie speakers. Angry Black and “illegal trespasser” speakers. Come one, come all. (not really)
Throughout the  protest, the Commies walked the perimeter; keeping watch over their flocks (like Tony Murphy below). They don’t let just anyone join their protests.Naming just a few that I captured on-the-job:  Sara Flounders, Andy Pollack, Tony Murphy, Imani Henry, Kim Ortiz (of the very angry Black Lives Commie) and the ever scowling, Bill Doares (seen earlier – up top). ANGER . Scowls. de reguerre.
They Orchestrate. “Control and Patrol” the photo-ops. Making sure the media has plenty to record: Anger. Passion… “Humor”…. 
And Prayers. Muslims-in-prayer. Muslims chanting against terrorism. Everyone chanting, parroting, droning …. on and on …. and on.

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There was even this faux march of Muslims to NO WHERE (held within the enclosure)

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No photo-ops go unanswered.
Playing to the cameras, the Muslims were eager. Buoyant. Even playful. Unfortunately, as the videos reveal, their accented English made the chants mostly unintelligible.

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At 3:30, as I left the festivities, I took one last look at the protest on the 56 st side. The agitated and outraged speakers were still bellowing through their VERY LOUD amplification while the prayer-protest continued on silently.

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The actual protest had started at 2 pm. It was still 30 minutes til the 4 march. This unsavory group was going to tie-up lots of the NYPD (to protect them? or to protect the public?). Whatever, these officers are ‘off-patrol’ – not able to keep our city safe – while these anarchists marched to Fox News and CNN.  Unlike the police, I was able to skip the march. It’s the same ol same ol. If you’ve seen one march, you’ve seen them ALL.

Playlist of 5 VIDEOS (Muslims and Commies) 56th st & Fifth Ave.

Two slide shows of pictures [please place cursor on picture to access slideshow] Part 1 is the Muslim prayers that began at 1:30 as they were setting up.

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Part 2 is  a look at the Commie side of the prayer protest

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NY ICE lead a spirited counter protest on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Towers, that was invaded a few times by the Commies from the 56 st street protest.

A slideshow of NY ICE ( the Commies) and the counter Protest [please place cursor on picture to access slideshow]

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a Playlist – 4 Videos (Fifth Avenue and 56 St)

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Food For Thought : Two articles

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And then, in closing, Sara Flounders (of Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center), stern warning to her Comrades as she inspired them to Dump Trump:

“Whenever fascism rears its ugly head, it is the duty of all progressive forces to unite in solidarity and struggle against it. On December 20 (2015) let’s join together and say ENOUGH! Join the Unity Rally!” 

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Also, a rally-for-the-cause VIDEO.

Deep thoughts on Fascism from Comrade, Tony Murphy, a Workers World sponsor

Finally: the VERY LONG list of Coalition Partners (from the flyer above). Welcomed in our colleges and our media newsrooms, the damage caused by these insurgents rolls on ….. They are EVERYWHERE …

Al-Awda USA: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Al Quds Day Committee
American Muslim Alliance
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP NJ)
American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights & Elections
American Islamic Committee for Woman & Child
ANSWER Coalition
Asia Tribune NY & NJ
Ayotzinapa Student Front
Addicted To War
Bail Out the Peoples WI
Bangla Bazar Jame Mosque, Bronx
BAYAN USA
BMCC Students Without Borders
Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network – B.A.N
CCNY Students Without Borders
Chelsea Coalition on Housing
Community Advocate & Development Organization Brooklyn
Community Labor United with Postal Jobs & Services
Coordination Dessalines (KOD)
Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR NY
December 12 Movement
Egyptian Americans for Democracy & Human Rights NY/NJ
Equality for Flatbush
Eztudio 43
Fight Imperialism–Stand Together
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition
Friends of Human Rights
Guyanese American Workers United
Haiti Action Committee
Haiti Liberté Newspaper
Humanist Society of Metro NY
Immigrant Advocacy Project IL
International Action Center
Internt’l Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
International League of People’s Struggle-U.S.
Jersey City Peace Movement
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee
La Voz de los de Abajo Chicago
Labor Against Racist Terror
Laundry Workers Center
May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights
Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War and Injustice
Millions March NYC
Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs
Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood
Movement to Protect the People
Muslim Alliance in North America
Muslim American Society – MAS NY
National Congress of Black American Indians
NYC Shut It Down
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
New York University Students for Justice in Palestine
Party of Communists USA – NY Metro Branch
Palestine Youth Movement
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Parents to Improve School Transportation
Peace Action – Manhattan
People’s Organization for Progress
People’s Power Assemblies
Postal Defenders
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Queens Peace Council
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Seattle Anti-war Women In Black
SI-Solidarity with Iran
Solidarity with Ukraine Antifascists Committee
Solidaridad con las Autodefensas Mexicanas desde NY
South Asian American Parents, Teachers & Children
South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship & Training
Students for International Peace & Justice
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
Students for Justice in Palestine at St. Joseph’s College
Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island
Students Without Borders at Hunter College
Southern Christian Leadership Conference – Baltimore SCLC
Syrian American Forum
Team Solidarity-United School Bus Union Workers
Teamsters Local 808 IBT
TlahcuelosMX
TransJustice
United National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC
U.S. Peace Council
USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Union
Why Accountability
Women’s Fightback Network
Workers World Party

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Easter NYC – 2015 – Fifth Avenue – Pictures

I almost skipped the Easter “Parade” this year. FYI- It’s really a jam-packed promenade from 49 st. and St. Paddy’s Cathedral to about 54th-55th st.
But, the sun was out……Pulling me toward Fifth Avenue… Pulling me toward all the pretty hats.(It’s ALL about The Hats)
And Happy People
Happy Children Happy Families (of all ages)Happy Friends Lots of friends (Old and New-Found friends) 
On the Avenue… Fifth Avenue… NYC Easter 2015
In the midst of a world weary from terrorism, I am so very glad I hung-out for a couple of hours with so many Happy People.
Of course, all was not flowers and hats. This is NYC, after all. There was this one unfortunate fellow (with a sartorial ‘egg’ from Manhattan College)
He was sitting close by the marionette show.
And, thankfully, some OWS protestors who stood out side St. Patrick’s were gone after about 30 minutes. It just wasn’t the time or place for such a display.
This was much more fun. Their smiles, their joy, was perfect.
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