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]
UPDATE November 2019: The banning continues. Tommy Robinson video BANNED by YOU TUBE in 2018 and VIMEO in 2019. As hateful. Offensive. Against their standards, so we will post it here …. you can see for yourselves – scroll down.
A video of Tommy Robinson and Pamela Geller from that conference has now been flagged as offensive by You Tube. In 2019 it has been flagged and restricted as “hate speech”. WHAT took them so long!
YOU TUBE: “Certain features have been disabled for this video. In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”
The “scary” warning (2 screen shots):
Two email notices came to me back-to-back on April 26. Then another a few days later. (Just in case I missed the warnings)
The “offending video” has Pamela Geller introducing Tommy Robinson [formerly of the English Defence League (EDL)]. Listen to Pamela. Listen to Tommy. WHERE in the video do they preach HATE or VIOLENCE? Yet, this VIDEO was flagged by You Tube as “offensive to some”. (video can now also be found on Vimeo)
Despite the care with which he spoke, Tommy continues to be harassed and arrested on trumped up charges. In the U.K. he is denied basic freedoms based on lies and propaganda; treated in a manner that no citizen of the free west should suffer by his own government.
Next VIDEO: Opening comments from Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer (at 3:48) established WHY this conference was necessary, 11 years after the murders on 911. Islamization vs the Civilized Man grown worse. It was war against the Civilized Man. (It still is.) No HATE was spoken here.
AFDI (American Freedom Defense Initiative) and SION (Stop Islamization of Nations) stressed how important these freedoms are:
” … freedom of speech – as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of “blasphemy” and “slander,” which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism;
…. freedom of conscience – as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy;
…. equality of rights of all people before the law – as opposed to Sharia’s institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims … ”
Important then. Important NOW.
3rd VIDEO – Tommy’s cousin Kevin Carroll previously of the English Defence League (EDL) and British Freedom Party candidate for Police Commissioner was also introduced by Pamela Geller. All spoke eloquently and from the heart.
Seven years later, across the United States and the U.K. the situation has grown more threatening towards the civilized man, warnings ignored by too many in the West.
Look at the foolishness that NYC preaches to passersby every day: DON’T BE AFRAID of ANYONE.
Stealth Jihad. It’s real. It’s here. But, THEY ARE AFRAID of GELLER. SPENCER and ROBINSON. Not the sharia war machine. Sharia violence and intimidation go unchallenged. Why is You Tube afraid of Tommy Robinson?
Their focus should be on the deaths, threats, fear and harassment perpetrated by Islamists against the “infidels” and aided by media and governments who bow to Sharia.
Read Tommy’s book (Enemy of the State). Listen to him. Demonized. Imprisoned. His family terrorized for his daring to speak truths about Sharia and Islam. He speaks the truth that has been challenged, smeared and smothered by You Tube.
2019: And now, as Tommy Robinson announced his candidacy for the European Parliament — the Left flew predictably into apoplectic rage.
How many of those House members, one wonders, are so ignorant of Tommy Robinson’s actual views, which he has expressed in hours and hours of interviews that can be readily viewed online, that they actually believe him to be xenophobic, homophobic, and racist? How many, by contrast, are fully aware that these charges are absolute lies but are willing and eager to spread them as part of the effort by both the Tory and Labour establishment to stifle honest criticism of Islam? Then there is the most important question of all: how long will the British electorate continue to return these pusillanimous snobs to office? If Tommy can actually get himself elected to the European Parliament, it will be a real sign that the Westminster elite’s days are numbers. (Front Page Mag)
Remembering , as we watch the demise of Europe, that the good ol’ U S of A may not be far behind but for the courage of our warriors like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. TRUTH is a terrible thing to waste. We must put it to good use.
UPDATE May 14, 2019: From Pamela Geller, the outrageous treatment of Tommy Robinson continues : “A High Court judges ruled today that Tommy Robinson will face retrial. Tommy Robinson’s crime? Reporting on a Muslim child rape/trafficking gang trial. Thousands of supporters booed and chanted “shame on you” after the decision High Court ruling was announced. The UK clownocracy is making a free speech martyr out of Robinson.”
Protest CUNY Keynote Speake, Pro-Terror anti-Semite : Linda Sarsour Protest terror and hate at CUNY– this will not stand.(Pamela Geller)
“The AFDI demo against CUNY’s obscene invitation to pro-terror Jew-hater Linda Sarsour to give their commencement address was a smashing success! With over a thousand people who came out in a downpour of pelting rain on East 42nd Street outside CUNY’s headquarters on to oppose the mainstreaming of evil. It was an amazing event, a turning point, despite Mayor de Blasio’s nefarious attempts to undermine and destroy the rally.” [Pamela Geller]
The ruse …. as long as passersby can move through the sidewalk …. passing their screaming gauntlet, the Soc/Commie/Lefties claim the right to STAND there, SCREAMING. Which is contrary to what we have been told in the past by the NYPD: keep moving, not standing, has been the supposed rule of law – til now.
Moving – no standing – but the lefties bully the system (always) to get their way. So rules change as they need them to change. An electic group of 20-something patriots marched back and forth in front of the Lefties, No standing around for them. [Foot Note – finally have a name for the eccentric Libertarian protestors – PROUD BOYS, a creation of Gavin McInnes]
Saw Gavin McInnes (the Proud Boy mentor) enter the stage enclosure from the crowd behind me. Wondered if he was speaking (he wasn’t listed). He was not. Just hung out at the edge of the stage. Police didn’t like him offering a can of Pepsi to the protesting morons.
[my 2 screen shots of McInnes (with goatee) arriving and watching from side of the stage]
As for the abuses heaped upon The AFDI Speakers- by the obnoxious Left – I heard that the reason we were surrounded and drowned out by the Leftists was that the police were sued by the Commies – to be allowed to stand wherever they liked. (no idea if this is correct)
Brief video of the crowd and the noise harassment. Noni Darwish was bravely speaking over the din.
Another source reported that when the police moved the Lefties away from the stage, the Commies started making phone calls. Presuming these calls went to someone in “Red Bill’s” office, since they were allowed, post-haste, and en masse a return to the staging area where they continued to relentlessly harass the speakers. (I understand the officers expressed frustration at this favoritism).
Which is why you will hear the unabated harassment heaped at these brave and dedicated speakers while they gave important and honorable speeches. I have posted videos of most of the speakers.
Pamela Geller’s opening remarks on why Linda Sarsour should not be the Key Note Speaker. “CUNY COULD have done BETTER”
Milo Yiannopoulos was the final keynote speaker
Noni Darwish gave an impassioned speech on the dangers of Sharia. She lived it and left Islam ( which infuriates the Left) so they were particularly RUDE to her
David Wood (excerpted) is a respected scholar on Islam and Sharia spoke of the dangers of leave Islam – the sharia fatwas- and the dangers for everyone to live – forced – under sharia.
John Guandolo – Ex FBI agent addressed the lies we in the so called (enlightened) West are taught about Islam and Sharia. And what we can do about those lies.
CUNY has invited a pro-terror, pro-sharia anti-semite to give the keynote commencement address. And they will not reconsider. Universities have dis-invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Ann Coulter, Milo, legions of conservative thinkers and voices in defense of freedom, but a vicious, pro-sharia, Jew-hater they will defend to the death and that is it right there. They fear jihad. They fear Islamic supremacists. They know no harm with come to them if they smear, defame, libel or cancel us. They know we don’t destroy, maim, behead like Sarsour supporters and their violent running dogs on the left.
On June 1, Sharia advocate Linda Sarsour will be giving the graduate commencement speech at the City University of New York. While no one who believes in freedom of speech would object to Linda’s right to speak at a university, a graduate commencement address is a completely different story. The graduate commencement speaker is chosen by the university for the students’ final “send off.” Couldn’t CUNY find someone besides a Sharia advocate to speak at a celebration for students and their families?
Some people are responding by insisting that Linda Sarsour should be allowed to speak on college campuses. It seems they’ve missed the point entirely. No one is saying that Linda shouldn’t be allowed to speak at CUNY. (Robert even challenges her to a debate.) The protest is about Linda being the COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER for the graduation. The commencement speaker is the university’s choice for who gives the final “send off” for the graduates. CUNY chose a Sharia proponent for the final send off. That’s what’s being protested. CUNY is trying to ram Sharia down students’ and parents’ throats.
My next report- June 1st, 2017. Many fine patriots intend to protest outside the the Apollo Theatre where the grads will assemble inside. Wonder if the patriots will be allowed ANYWHERE NEAR the entrance. To be continued….
++ Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall (except where indicated)++
April 27, 2017. 4:30 pm. We gathered outside CUNY’s midtown Manhattan offices because Linda Sarsour, anti-Zionist, pro-Sharia Muslim, has been announced as their Keynote speaker for the June 1, 2017 graduation of CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. THIS is an OUTRAGE.
The JDL was there as the protests begin.
The JDL demanded that anti-Zionist, Linda Sarsour, be dropped as a CUNY Commencement speaker. NO to Sarsour!
“Governor Cuomo, NOT with Public Funds!” and CUNY – “Drop Linda Sarsour as Keynote speaker.”
“We will be there. We will protest — this will not stand. Be there June 1st at Harlem’s Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street, from 5 – 7:30pm
CUNY has invited a pro-terror, pro-sharia, anti-semite to give the keynote commencement address. And they will not reconsider.”
“Universities have dis-invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Ann Coulter, Milos; legions of conservative thinkers and voices in defense of freedom. But, a vicious, pro-sharia, Jew-hater they will defend to the death and that is it right there. They fear jihad. They fear Islamic supremacists.
They know no harm will come to them if they smear, defame, libel or cancel us. They know we don’t destroy, maim, behead like Sarsour supporters and their violent running dogs on the left.”
“CUNY is defending its decision to honor pro-terror Jew hater Linda Sarsour with the Commencement keynote address.
The norming of evil. Such sanction is so malignant and so evil, it cannot be ignored.There is a responsibility for the time we are living in. That is why AFDI has organized a protest of CUNY’s Keynote Speaker, pro-terror, anti-Semite Linda Sarsour on June 1.”
… state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said Sarsour’s activisim – and her support of Sharia Law – makes her unfit to by the speaker at the June commencement.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind said.
Anti-Israel, pro-Sharia Law leftist activist Linda Sarsour will deliver the commencement speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health on June 1.
CUNY is a public university that is paid for by taxpayer funds.
“I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” Barbara Aaron, chief of staff to CUNY Graduate School of Public Health dean Ayman El-Mohandes, told The Daily Caller.
A Muslim woman (LINDA SARSOUR) who has referred to “Zionist trolls” and lauded the “courage” of of rock-throwing Palestinians will deliver this year’s keynote address at the commencement ceremony of a New York City university.
Linda Sarsour is listed as a featured speaker for the June 1, 2017, graduation at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, according to the school’s website.
We are excited to announce that our inaugural commencement ceremony will feature three powerful public health and social justice leaders:
Honorary Doctor of Science Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science in Public Health degree in recognition of her leadership of ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.
Champion of Public Health Award Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will receive the Champion of Public Health award for her transformational work addressing population health in New York City.
Keynote Address Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Women’s March and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, will deliver the keynote address.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, says it is “nuts” that a taxpayer-funded institution like CUNY would invite a supporter of Shariah law to speak, CBS New York reported.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind told the station. “I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students.”
Linda Sarsour … daughter of “Palestinian” immigrants and DARLING of the LEFT
… has said in her Tweets, referring to “Zionist trolls” and states (that ) “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” She SUPPORTS Violence!
Sarsour’s anti-Israel tweets include a photo of a young Palestinian boy with a rock in each hand. It is captioned: “The definition of courage. #Palestine”
CUNY. Stop this Madness. Say NO to Sarsour!
++ Pictures property of Pamela Hall except where indicated ++
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.
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.
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.
Some marched against abuse. (Hoping to end Sharia abuse?)
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 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 Roses” 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…
Madison 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. 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?
“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.”
Imam 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
From Pamela Geller- who is very much a PART of the solution.
” The 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.”
“ 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.”
The TRUTH ….. it’s a terrible thing to waste!
My four Flickr slide shows (click picture to access)
Part 1 – the set up
Part 2 – The Prayers
Part 3 – The Parade
Part 4 – The end of the Parade
[Pictures and videos are property of Pamela Hall, except where indicated]
“In 2000, the United Nations General Assemblyestablished June 20 as World Refugee Dayto recognize and applaud the contribution of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis …. celebrate World Refugee Day with an event, prayer service, or other activity.”
#WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of (Muslim)refugees and migrants, on September 19, 2016.
The petition asks governments to help the (Muslim) refugees :
Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
“Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a Nation and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of (Muslim) refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a Nation, enriches our society and strengthens our collective security.”
HOWEVER: Mercy. Compassion … Do unto others …. Western values. Anathema to Islam (it’s in the Quran)
“The Infidels must Die!”
“The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.
Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.
Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’Rather kind of them to warn me.”
The gentle and kind Reverend White … has witnessed the worst atrocities on the ground against his fellow Christians, minorities and Yazidi girls who are taken as sex slaves, and he finally declared:”
“I have looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any. If you find it, tell me. This makes it very difficult to talk to ISIS because they can show you quite clearly that it is what Allah wants. They can justify their position when Allah says you should combat and fight the infidel and they say, ‘Well, these are infidels.’ So the question is, how can you prove that these are not infidels? And you can’t.” [Jihad Watch]
YET, the misguided do-gooders at CWS preach-on ….
Overheard at Columbus Circle, a mother telling her young daughter (simplistically) that the purpose of the CWS event was to teach us “to be kind to all people”. So… “Rebecca, Stands With Refugees”
The mother sees what she wants to see, the Happy (feel-good) Faces of dedicated (misguided) do-gooders: It’s World Refugee Day!
But, how kind is ignoring theChristian refugees while Muslim ‘refugees’ go to the head-of-the-line.
I watched. Took a few pictures. Knowing a dialogue about the Christian victims of Islam would be met with plastic smiles …. and silence…
But, one brave voice stood firmly in front of them- facing their table. His message perplexing for the do-gooder, as it does not compute, “Say NO to Refugees”
A message lacking nuance, perhaps, but they should have opened a door and talked with him. Instead, CWS holds firm. CWSis GOOD. Bringing Social Justice to the Muslim World.
That protestor is a BAD man. A Racist. Islamophobe. Bigoted. Hater. Ignore him. (hands to ears- lalalala) CWS (CHRISTIAN World Service)outreach goes first to Muslim “refugees” of Syria. To save them from “Islamophobia” .
That “One World – Social Justice”from CWS offers kindness, empathy, Social Justice. (to some) The Christian Victims of Genocide must go to the back-of-the-line. Protecting Muslim refugees comes FIRST because Muslims are “threatened by imagined Islamophobia”
Within the United States, the welcome of (Muslim) Syrian refugees is being challenged. This type of fear-mongering (against Muslims) has no place in our society. People of all faiths must stand in solidarity with refugee and migrant communities.
BUT, are the “important and very needy” Muslim “refugees” properly vetted? (If at all). CWSclaims they are.
More from CWS as they Welcome the (Muslim) Syrian “Refugees”
IN CWS‘ OWN WORDS:
‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’
– Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)
Join CWS in refugee resettlement – welcome arriving families as contributing members of our communities….
Take a collection to help Syrian refugee families cover basic expenses.
CWSwill connect these funds with arriving Syrian families for housing, utilities and basic needs as well as CWSSyrian crisis advocacy.
Refugees often arrive with little more possessions than the clothing on their backs.
Collect the household goods one family will need to start a new life in the U.S.
Ship boxed items to a city across the U.S. … household items will be provided to arriving refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq and other countries.
Located near a CWS resettlement office? Contact your local affiliate to serve as a welcome team or to find local volunteer and donation needs.
Sadly, CWS with holds aide to the Christians of the Middle East (and Yazidis, as well) slaughtered and enslaved throughout the 21st Century Muslim World. It’s a puzzlement…
They are largely funded with your tax dollars! And, it was Church World Servicewhose subcontractor Virginia Council of Churches first brought this whole secretive and costly resettlement program to my attention in 2007.
See my latest report on CWSat American Resistance 2016!where we tell you about how CWS is going to illegally hide aliens sought by ICE.
Don’t you think that, if they go forward with their announced plan and break federal law, their federal funds should be immediately cut off?
By the way, if the name Church World Servicerings a bell for you locally. Know that they might be raising funds from your church through their annual “Crop Walks!”
Their charitable work for hungry people is, in my view, just a cover for their political ambitions.
Church World Service member churches are here. Be sure your church isn’t planning to hide those sought by ICE.
Why not bring Christians and Yazidis from the Muslim world here first?Why not bring Muslim dissidents, ex-Muslims, and Muslim homosexuals here second?
— before we extend visas, green cards and asylum to Muslim boys and men? [Phyllis Chesler]
IN CONCLUSION: The misguided fools and tools at CWS need an awakening, before it’s too late for the Christian Refugees of The Middle East. These hapless do-gooders should ask more probing questions of CWS. “Are we doing enough to help the Christian victimssuffering under the boot of terrorism?” A pretty smile to passersby is not enough.
++ Christian Genocide. It’s Real ++
PART TWO: Impassioned voices from THE CHRISTIAN REFUGEESof the Middle East, the Yazidis of Iraq , who need re-settlement. Lost in the wilderness, they desperately need JUSTICE. NOW.
[Stop Islamization of Nations Conference on Sept. 11, 2012]
While Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is “peace” to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted. Shame on them!
I depart with a short slide show of theCWS small and very quiet (Muslim) refugee outreach at Columbus Circle. “Saving the Refugees from “Islamophobia”. One World. One Day. One empty out-reach program at a time.
The topic of the evening: “The First Amendment and Social Criticism”.
The First Amendment. Free Speech. Listening to what you might find offensive, but respecting the free speech rights of others to offend. However, Free Speech was trampled by the Brooklyn College Zoo, while Brooklyn College Security and Faculty stood by – on the sidelines. Immobile. Frozen. Neutered.
This is what Sharia Law Looks Like.
To begin. April 22. 2015. Brooklyn College. When I arrived, around 6 PM, there was a fairly large crowd standing outside in a light rain. It seemed to be students mostly. I figured they would start entering within about a half hour so I was escorted upstairs by the faculty sponsor,Professor Seidemann, to the “penthouse”, where I could set up my camera gear before the students took their seats. What I saw, as I entered, was a bare room (hardly a “penthouse”) with approx 200 (room capacity) folding chairs at-the-ready for the audience. But, for now, only Security and a few faculty-types were standing around; waiting.
Contrary to a snarky crack made by a young woman, that can be heard in the Q and A video, regarding preferential seating (39:37 – 40:03) The only privileged early-seating that was witnessed by myself and the faculty sponsor, was a First Wave of early seating by quite a few Muslim students (male and female). The next wave of seating was about 10-15 minutes later and was also, mostly, Muslim students …. ALL of whom headed to the front of the room, filling the seats front to back. “Yes, Virginia” the treatment of some as being better than others (the Muslim students getting early seating) did NOT go unnoticed, despite your faux complaint.
While the waves of Muslim Students got settled, this fellow in the white shirt below, walked row by row, clearly giving the male students in particular instructions of some sort.
It became apparent as soon as Ms. Geller mentioned hijabs (buzz-words?) that the male Muslim students were to get up and walk out at appointed times. (“potty-breaks?”)
Since the “instructor” sat down front with his ear piece and ALL of the cell phones were being held close to their chests throughout her speech, it was clear how easily he was instructing and co-ordinating the intended visual chaos.
Different groups of males through out her speech walked out and then back in, back and forth, attempting to disrupt her speech. It did NOT work.
Continuing with the intros that preceded Ms. Geller’s Speech.
At about 7:20, once late-comers were accommodated, the intros began with Brooklyn College V.P., Joseph Giovannelli, who gave a very specific breakdown of how the students (and guests) were expected to behave and what behaviors would be grounds for removal from the event.
ALL of these pointless instructions were IGNORED by the Muslim students, as well as the Security Officers, once Ms. Geller began to speak.The bedlam during the Q and A grew to a deafening DIN where NO one could be heard and was tolerated (ignored?) by Mr. Giovannelli AND the BC Security.
On camera (49:10 – to 49:23) Giovannelli can be seen looking bewildered while approaching a Security Officer.
Both just stared back at the raging crowd, incapable of putting any rules of decorum into action while these Muslim students screamed and yelled at the Armenian woman who had survived a genocide was TRYING to ask a question.
Brooklyn College SJP, ISO, & supporters filled the room for a talk by Pamela Geller. We made it known that her hate, bigotry, and flat out bullshit is not welcome here. This video was taken at the end of her lecture. Most of the crowd was chanting “Free Palestine” and “End the occupation now”.You can see the woman in the green shirt shouting at students to “go home”.This is the idiocy sanctioned by Pamela Geller. Your faith or ethnicity does not dictate home.”
(The same woman in green responds in my Q and A video to all their obnoxious screaming with, “You don’t act like American citizens.”
The COMMENTS that followed the Instagram video:
carmeister You guys seriously shouting down an old woman? Here I thought Islam was better than that. Judea was renamed Palestine by Rome by the way.
lisa.gagliardo Someone who says “go back home” deserves to be shut down and so does Pamela with her hate filled speech. Palestine has been occupied for 67 years and Israel is a war criminal by the way. @carmeister
firstname.lastname@example.org so no respect for old women. Gotcha. I just heard Ms. Geller’s talk on YouTube and didn’t hear hate speech coming from her. She did however point out many horrible thing done by Muslims. Like a father killing his daughter for not wearing a hijab etc. is that the true face of Islam? I think you are mistaken about Palestine.
lisa.gagliardo You must not be familiar with the adds that she runs. She puts things like “Jew hatred is in the Quran” and “Defeat the savage, support Israel”. That’s hate speech. Obviously that’s not any face Islam has. A verse in the Quran says “killing one innocent person is as if you have killed all humanity”. No, I’m not mistaken. @carmeister
lisa.gagliardo Prophet Muhammad said “The best among you is one who is best to his family”. Does it sound like killing family members is the true face of Islam to you?
lisa.gagliardo@carmeister I hope your perspective changes. As a non-Muslim I’m thankful I had family members who said no religion is hateful, violent, or destructive at a young age or else the media would have me thinking like you.
ladamidesignsTerrible on so many levels. Pamela Geller needs to go home…
Video Part 1- Intros : First, JosephGiovannelli, Brooklyn College VP of Administration & Finance followed by Dr. Susan Aranoffa professor of economics at Kingsborough Community College
Video Part 2 – Pamela Geller speech and Q and A
The Muslim Students were itching for a fight. Manipulating the crowd vociferously. It is a credit to the non-Muslims in the audience that confrontations were avoided.
The hoots, yells, screams roared forth from the Muslim students with every derisive crack that posed as a question. One example in the Q and A video at 39:01 to 39:34, is when the hippy, finger-clicking chick claimed to be a Roman Catholic and derided Geller for speaking in favor of Free Speech. LOTS of noise followed.
The Muslim Students jeered at Geller for supporting Free Speech. They support shutting down Free Speech. Controlling our media. Our schools. Our police.
THIS is what Sharia Law Looks Like.
The Muslim Students think they have “won” the “intellectual” war. Taking selfies and screaming: ” Don’t Come Back”, “Free Free Palestine”, “End the Occupation Now” “Free, Free Gaza” and the ever pithy, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”.
They have won NOTHING(they just don’t know it yet)
“I have been running the Islamic State (IS) videos despite the horror and gore because Americans have been woefully misled in this threat. What we predicted is/was happening and it will only get worse.
Urban Infidel came upon a stashof jihad recruitment films (gore and savagery is a successful recruitment tool for devout Muslims).”
“Found via Twitter a large cache of DAESH videos through their links to secret pages and stored on drive.google.com.aq
Embedded in each are links to active private message dumps and many dozens of slick videos ranging in length from 9 minutes to an hour are new and old releases known and never before seen.
Calls to jihad, admonishments, testimonials, threats and the usual fare of wholesale murder and massacre. There are ‘man on the street’ interviews in Mosul to show the soft side of the Islamic State (IS), their ability to implement shariah as a functioning government and attempts to demonstrate how much better life is living under the most brutal and depraved subhumans.
Featured strongly among this insanity are many instances showing children being indoctrinated and endless recruitment videos in several languages trying to show off the ‘diversity’ of the terrorist devils.”
Fresh-faced boys eager and destined to be the new wave of DAESH Islamic global terrorists are glorified to the point of pornographic obsession.
These are children….
Or they were children….
Until their souls were robbed from them.
Little girls were used as props and pawns.
NO adult women are ever shown speaking and are completely covered, effectively removed.
To read the entire post on the DAESH cache go to >> Urban Infidel>>
BTW, seems as soon as Urban Infidel’s expose hit the internet some of the IS links (you tube and twitter links in particular) began to DISAPPEAR.
CIA Director, John Brennan: insists that ISIS Not Islamic, They’re ‘Psychopathic Thugs’. Considering Brennan’s irrational jihad denial, one could make the case that he is the “psychopathic thug.”
Brennan argued that using words like “Islamic” to describe terrorists have resonance and it “does injustice to the tenets of religion when we attach a religious moniker to them.”
Just because John Brennan knows Muslims who are not waging holy war is irrelevant. These are devout Muslims who live and die by the Quran and the sword and no amount of finger wagging or mental gymnastics is going to change that.
“The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.’ ”
The name Daesh, according to France24, is a “loose acronym” for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham). The name is commonly used by enemies of ISIS and it also has many negative undertones, as Daesh sounds similar to the Arabic words Daes (“one who crushes something underfoot”) and Dahes (“one who sows discord”).
** IS, ISIS or DAESH **
. Daes (“one who crushes something underfoot”) and Dahes (“one who sows discord”).….
AFDI President, Pamela Geller,“Saturday’s Stand With the Prophet event seeks to combat ‘Islamophobes in America’ – in line with Islamic supremacist groups’ longstanding objective of defaming, smearing and marginalizing anyone who opposes the jihad agenda. They say they want to defend Muhammad – which means to silence those who notice that defenders of Muhammad just murdered sixteen people in Paris, and tens of thousands worldwide since 9/11.”
Stand Against JihaD
“Our AFDI rally,” Geller added, “will stand for the freedom of speech against all attempts, violent and stealthy, to impose Islamic blasphemy laws on Americans and stifle criticism of Muhammad and Islam. As Muhammad’s followers kill more and more people, we need critics of him more than ever – and free people need to stand up against these underhanded attempts to stifle all criticism of Islam, including honest investigations of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify Jew-hatred, violence, supremacism and oppression.”
Stand AGAINST SHARIA
The Fight for Free Speech Rally on January 17, 2015 was made even more vivid by the vicious attack on Pamela Geller’s Atlas ShrugsBlog. Free Speech is under attack. The blog was shut down, the servers melted by a cyber-attack, just days before the Freedom Defense Initiative’s Free Speech Rally was held in Garland, Texas. Geller said,
“My site host, Media Temple, said they couldn’t cope with the attack against my site. They had never in their history seen anything like it. The DDoS attack didn’t just take down my site. It also took down Media Temple and threatened all of their clients, and even attacked the servers that Media Temple uses at Net Data Center, a service provider that promises “uninterrupted operations.” Net Data Center could not handle the massive traffic that the attackers were sending to my site to take it down, and finally had to pull the plug on Atlas Shrug”
Continuing with the rally on January 17th in Garland, Texas. They rallied for Free Speech. A fight that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer helped to organize .
She reminded the crowd that “TRUTH is a Revolutionary Act”. “
“We are standing against the most brutal and radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth” (Pamela Geller)
From Robert Spencer, ” Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate” was also billed as a fundraiser for a center to teach Muslims how to combat negative depictions of their faith. Hosted by Muslim Brotherhood operatives and Unindicted terrorist co-conspirator Siraj Wahhaj. Spencer also said, “They have too long controlled the discourse and shut down any honest examination of the motives and goals of terrorists by crying ‘Islamophobia.’
“The Stand for Freedom of Speech” rally was a huge success. A fabulous turnout of grass roots America that turned out in large numbers to counter the ill-timed “Stand with the Prophet” conference taking place there.
“Held just 10 days after the horrific attack in Paris that left 16 dead, the annual forum was billed by organizers as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” with an emphasis on opposing “Islamophobes in America.”
“Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate” – was hosted by a public school (the Curtis Culwell Center (Garland Independent School District property) – an event that was dedicated to eradicating “Islamophobia”.
Later, Geller pointed out that the “Media coverage of the #freespeechrally was vicious and dishonest. Absurd, they’re killing journalists.”
She also said, “The media can smear us and the President can stand with them. We the people are not having it.”
Freedom of speech. AMERICA is not interested in abrogating our freedoms in the name of diversity. STAND AGAINST SHARIA
“Never forget who you are” (Geller)
A brief comment from Robert Spencer
Those who follow “The Prophet” do NOT understand our Freedoms. Nor embrace them. And those Americans who are foolish enough to embrace this insurrection, must not be allowed to shut us down. America. Mad as hell and NOT going to take it any more.
“It’s a war in the information battle-space. We must play to win.” (Pamela Geller)
Thank G-D for the fighting spirit that rises in defense of our Freedoms. The AMERICAN WAY. We must NEVER FORGET. When our backs are against the wall – AMERICANS do not turn tail and run. EVER.