Guess how well that worked out for the CAIR representative who decided to take on a politically truthful American patriot who just happens to be smarter than the average liberal and has read his history. There shall be no fawning or apologizing.
I went to muslim countries to defend the freedom of the muslim people. Don’t you come up here and try to criticize me. – Rep. Allen West
How can the Obama Regime (possibly) put forward lies about who attacked whom near the Gaza Strip, and how can the NY Times print such lies and not be sued by the Israeli Government?
“The officials say that Israel’s deadly attack on a flotilla…”
Did officials inside the Obama Regime actually say this or is the NY Times making sh** up again?
Watch the video and decide for yourself who was being attacked. (I am so sick of these criminals; i.e. the White House and Sestak, Romanoff, Blagovich, and the Times’ bashing of Palin). Gateway Pundit has the story of this video broken down.
Back to the Lame Stream Media in all it’s ‘burning to ashes’ glory. Let’s all just assume that this is a true story.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration considers Israel’s blockade of Gaza to be untenable and plans to press for another approach to ensure Israel’s security while allowing more supplies into the impoverished Palestinian area, senior American officials said Wednesday.
Another approach? Like the one Israel just tried with bringing in humanitarian aid and Hamas stopped? Like Obama really gives a hoot about what happens to Israel, AND HAS ANY SAY IN IT! This guy has such delusions of grandeur, it ain’t funny. Has anybody told this guy yet that he will not be going down in history for anything positive and of substance? Don’t nobody mention Obamacare…
The officials say that Israel’s deadly attack on a flotilla trying to break the siege and the resulting international condemnation create a new opportunity to push for increased engagement with the Palestinian Authority and a less harsh policy toward Gaza.
Everybody should know that Israel was put in a ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ political situation. Even Egypt tried to stop this flotilla because they happen to have ring-side seats and know what’s going on.
“There is no question that we need a new approach to Gaza,” said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the policy shift is still in the early stages. He was reflecting a broadly held view in the upper reaches of the administration.
“They need a new approach”? How about kicking the terrorists out of Gaza so normal people can get on with their lives on both sides? How ’bout that?
Americans, with our live and let live philosophy, do not understand the symbolism to the Islamic Jihadists of the ‘call to prayer’ on top of the graves of some 3,000 people. This will be the symbolism of Islam’s conquering of America by using our own exceptional experiment of Constitutional principles against us. It CANNOT be allowed to happen. Our society is about tolerance; Islam is about subjugation under Shariah Law.
So America; how do you like the fact that you are ‘compliant‘ with Shariah.
Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf on how he does not need anybody’s permission to build a 13 story towering mosque on the graves of Americans killed by Islamic Jihadists. The iman’s book was originally called “A Call To Prayer From The World Trade Center Rubble, Islam Dawha (?) From The Heart Of America – Post 9/11”. Robert Spencer explains what dawha (?) actually means in relation to jihad.
Now it’s getting scary when I agree with John Bolton. In my area some guy from C.A.I.R. is going around to Christan churches and trying to recruit people to Islam. My meetup group went to one the other evening and asked questions of him. You had to be registered to go and I didn’t make it because I beleive they had a quota as to how many they could handle. I spoke with an individual who attended and she said that they were outnumbered and very much harassed and intimidated. This was by members of the local Friends Meeting House group, which are Quakers. There are other of these meetings scheduled. We are going to go to more, hopefully I will get in on the next one. The lady who I have been in contact with is holding a meeting in her home this week to educate people on Islam so that we will be more able to ask pertinent questions. this is in a rather rural area in Southeast PA. Imagine what they must be doing in the bigger city areas? She told me that he was definitely pushing for sharia law in this country and doing away with our constitution. This is despicable! I am going to do whatever I have to to stop this. – Monster Reader
Iftekhar is the Chairperson of the CAIR PA Board of Directors and a member of the CAIR-PA Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee. He is also currently serving as Secretary General of the American Muslim Society of the Tristate Area of PA, NJ & DE and has served on the advisory committee of the American Friends Service Committee, Middle East Peace Building Unit.
He is engaged in local interfaith educational initiatives with a focus on ‘Islam and the Middle East’ and ‘US Foreign Policy and the Muslim world’. On behalf of CAIR-PA, he has developed a 10-part course titled ‘Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence’ and has taught it at churches, synagogues, mosques and local county night schools. He has presented this course at over 25 different venues over the past 6 years.
Iftekhar serves as Friday prayer service leader at suburban mosques in the Delaware Valley. He has started and volunteered for PA and TX Muslim community organizations at the board level and executive committee level. He has also worked with national Muslim organizations as consultant for local work and representation and has represented local Muslim organizations at the national level. Under contract, he has led a process improvement study and implemented a process improvement plan for an Islamic educational foundation in the Delaware Valley.
Iftekhar was born in Bangladesh, has lived in the Middle East and Europe and studied in Texas obtaining a Bachelors and a Masters at Texas A&M University and worked toward a PhD at Penn State University. He works as a consultant in the Pharmaceutical industry, traveling in Asia Pacific and Europe on corporate business process re-engineering assignments.
The money quote from an article in the Daily Local News from January 23, 2009:
Hussain, who moved to the United States from Bangladesh 26 years ago, has been teaching classes in the Delaware Valley area for the last 6 or 7 years, he said. He helped found CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Pennsylvania chapter. Part of the nonprofit’s mission statement, Hussain said, is to educate and help spread the true ideas of Islam, especially in a post Sept. 11, 2001, world, where he believes Muslims face discrimination. “We address this issue through education.”
This is the same person pictured center in the photograph below who is seen giving an award to Muzzammil Hassan of Bridges TV who later chopped off his wife’s head when she filed for divorce (2.17.2009). I haven’t yet been able to ascertain what exactly happened to Mr. Hassan as no new news reports have surfaced.
Muzzammil Hassan receives award from CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed.
A Muslim TV network founder who has been charged with beheading his wife was the recipient of an award from the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations, the self-described Muslim civil rights group that boasts of its influence on U.S. government policy.
He received an award April 7, 2007, from CAIR-Pennsylvania at its first annual banquet, a fundraiser at the Hilton Philadelphia. CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed presented the award to Hassan. The organization website does not specify a reason for the honor.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell and Rep. Joseph Sestak of Pennsylvania’s 7th District were special guests at the event. Sestak was the keynote speaker.
“The American-Muslim community is a wonderful community and they have my strong support,” Sestak said in a statement. “They are among our District’s leaders, and among other things, have contributed to the success of businesses, educational institutions, interfaith circles and the health sector. Their participation in civic life is indicative of the great diversity and tolerance of this nation.”
Are you hearing this Pennsylvania? Ed Rendell and Joe Sestak as guests and promoters of CAIR.
According to a Council on Foreign Relations report, David Powers, a professor of Islamic law and history at Cornell University, explained that the Quran permits men to use physical force against disobedient wives in some circumstances. A woman may ask for divorce, but only a man can grant her request.
“Classical Shariah lays out very limited conditions under which a woman can divorce a man – he must be infertile at the time of marriage; insane; or have leprosy or another contagious skin disease,” the CFR report states. “Most Islamic nations, including Egypt and Iran, now allow women to sue for divorce for many other reasons, including the failure to provide financial support.”
Some of the individuals behind Bridges TV include:
Iman W. Deen Muhammad, president of the American Society of Muslims
NBA star Hakeem Olajuwon
CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, said Bridges TV “is just an example of the growing maturity and sophistication of the American Muslim community that people are even at this stage where we can contemplate this kind of network.”
Here is the announcement about the current 10-week session in The Daily Local News of Chester County on Christmas Day, 2009:
The Downingtown Friends Meeting will offer a class on “Understanding Muslims and Islam” through their culture and its religion in January.
The program is free and open to anyone who wants to learn more about Muslims and their culture.
It starts Jan. 7 and will be held on successive Thursday evenings for 10 weeks. The class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., said Terry Schultz, a member of Downingtown Friends Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee, which organized the course.
“The course will approach Islam from a historical and jurisprudent perspective, covering the foundation of the religion and building on the political and economic,” said Schultz, who had earlier attended the classes at another church and found them helpful in understanding the Muslim world.
Teaching the class is Bangladesh native Iftekhar Hussain. He has been conducting this class for about six years, he said. He will discuss topics such as the religious text, the Koran, theology, religious beliefs and Muslims’ relationship with Christians and Jews.
“It is really to help the individual person understand the sources and the traditions that form the Muslim world and help them understand who Muslims are,” Hussain said. “When there is familiarity, it removes doubt, removes uncertainty, removes hate. It provides a level of comfort. I continuously compare the Christian and Jewish religions with how Muslims have the same traditions and values.”
Hussain said when he teaches the course, he strongly encourages his students to ask any kind of question they want, regardless of the subject. “Our goal is to create a level of familiarity that begins to remove the many stereotypes that exist in people’s minds. It also allows people to really ask questions. It’s a really interactive course. They want information but then they want to ask questions from their context.”
I have spoken to a source that has attended the first meeting and will be attending as many as is allowed. Though my source wishes to remain anonymous to the general internet public as attendance in the program is ongoing, I have permission to connect bigger publications than the Monster with this source.
The attendee has stated that there were at least 75 people at the meeting, and that it was remarked by the instructor that it was twice the usual amount of people. This first session covered the Bible, the Koran, the Torah and how they are inter-related. My source also reports that Mr. Hussain stated point blank that he wants shariah law here in the United States. Mr. Hussain then asked for ten people to ask questions that would be fully explained through the course of the program.
I will bring you further reports as the program progresses.
“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!” (says the spousal unit in code in front of the little boy.)
Only in America where the Constitution protects numerous freedoms, including speech and religion, can a mosque be two freakin’ blocks from Ground Zero. Yep; AYFKM? I cannot wait to hear what Atlas has to say about this…
A new Islamic mosque will open its doors just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001 – and its leading imam, who conducts sensitivity training sessions for the FBI, has reportedly blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians.
The five-story building at Park Place, just two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, was the site of a Burlington Coat Factory. But a plane’s landing-gear assembly crashed through the roof on the day 19 Muslim terrorists hijacked the airliners and flew them into the Twin Towers in 2001.
Now Muslim worshippers currently occupy the building, and they plan to turn it into a major Islamic cultural center.
“The men and women stand up, raise their hands on either side of their head, murmur ‘Allahu akhbar,’ bow and kneel again,” reports Spiegel Online.
“Only in New York City is this possible,” Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, or ASMA, told the magazine. Khan is the wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of ASMA.
They have leased the new prayer space as an overflow building for another mosque, Masjid al-Farah, at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa, where Rauf is the spiritual leader.
The building – vacant since that fateful day when time stood still as millions of Americans grieved the loss of loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and strangers – was purchased in July by real-estate company Soho Properties, a business run by Muslims. Rauf was an investor in that transaction.
Just down the street, the Museum of Jewish Heritage honors victims of the Holocaust, and St. Peter’s Church, New York’s oldest Catholic house of worship, is located around the corner.
Rauf has announced his plans to turn the building into a complete Islamic cultural center, with a mosque, a museum, “merchandising options,” and room for seminars to reconcile religions, “to counteract the backlash against Muslims in general, ” Speigel reports. The project may cost as much as $150 million.
Rauf told the New York Times purchasing the building “where a piece of the wreckage fell sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11.”
“It was almost obvious that something like this had to arise from the ashes of 9/11,” Khan told Spiegel. “In some way, this has the hand of the divine written over it. It’s almost as if God wanted to be involved.”