Bronx: Man says Muslim CVS boss disliked his ‘white boy religion’

Earlier in the week we reported on discrimination by Muslims at Edible Arrangements. Another case at CVS, via Bronx man says Muslim CVS boss disliked his ‘white boy religion’ | New York Post.

A Bronx man says he was persecuted over his religious beliefs by bosses at CVS pharmacy after he confided in a supervisor that he’s a practicing Seventh Day Adventist.

Nowran Busgith filed a religious-discrimination lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Monday against the pharmacy giant and also his ex-supervisor, Abdul Salui.

The suit alleges Busgith was in good standing as a CVS staffer from 2008 to 2012, working his way up from a cashier to a company “loss-prevention specialist.” But he claims Salui, who is Muslim, became hostile toward him after learning of his religious beliefs, repeatedly asking “why [Busgith] was in a ‘white boy religion.’”

Salui allegedly also demanded Busgith work Saturdays when he was supposed to be praying.

“As a Seventh Day Adventist, plaintiff’s religion commands him not to work on Saturdays,” the suit says. “Until Salui found out plaintiff needed Saturdays off in order to observe his Sabbath, they were given to him freely.

“Once Salui found out why plaintiff needed those days off, he refused to give them. This put plaintiff in the position of having to obey his religious edicts or being disciplined by Salui,” the court papers allege.

Busgith, whose job was to make confidential reports to Salui about store thefts by other employees, claims Salui also began openly letting workers know whenever Salui filed a report accusing them of stealing.

The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, notes that Busgith is a former CVS staffer but does not detail why he left.

NYPD Dissolves Unit That Sought Out Jihadi Hotspots

Will they dissolve units that spy on drug dealers next? End spying on Italian mobsters? Russian mobsters? Not likely, only the Muslim Mafia.

Contrary to the Muslim-influenced media, a majority of city voters believe the New York Police Department has acted appropriately in anti-terrorism efforts that have focused on Muslims. The NJ Attorney General stated it was legal and a judge ruled the Associated Press, not the NYPD, harmed Muslims.

via NYPD Dissolves Unit That Spied On Muslim Communities « CBS New York.

The NYPD has disbanded a unit that drew widespread criticism for reports that it conducted broad surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods.

As CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported, the NYPD announced Tuesday that police Commissioner Bill Bratton decided to disband the “Demographics Unit” after he took office – following a review determined that its intelligence could be gathered in other ways.

The unit was put in place by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s police commissioner, Ray Kelly, 18 months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

According to a report The New York Times, the unit had already been largely inactive since Bratton took over Jan. 1. Its detectives have been reassigned.

While campaigning for office last fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would end broad spying on Muslims. He said on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads and that the police force would be under the supervision of a new inspector general

“Our administration has promised the people of New York a police force that keeps our city safe, but that is also respectful and fair,” the mayor said in a statement Tuesday. “This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve, so that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real bad guys.”

Meanwhile, Bratton met last week with Muslim community leaders to work on improved relations.

Working with community leaders who defend jihadists and seek sharia law in the U.S.?

New York: Muslim hate preacher trial set to begin

He conspired “to set up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp in Oregon in late 1999.”  via British hate preacher goes on trial in New York – Daily News Egypt.

British hate preacher Abu Hamza goes on trial in New York on Monday, facing the rest of his life behind bars if found guilty on kidnapping and terror charges that predate the 9/11 attacks.

It is the second high-profile terror trial to be heard by a Manhattan jury since Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith was convicted on March 26.

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, better known in Britain as Abu Hamza Al-Masri, is blind in one eye and lost both arms, blown off above the elbow, in an explosion in Afghanistan years ago.

His trial will begin with jury selection on Monday and is the culmination of a 10-year legal battle.

On its second day, Tuesday, he will celebrate his 56th birthday.

Abu Hamza was first indicted in the United States in 2004 and served eight years in prison in Britain before losing his last appeal in the European Court of Human Rights against extradition.

In the US, authorities lost no time removing his trademark prosthetic hook that he wore in the place of one hand.

He is charged on 11 counts, over the 1998 kidnapping in Yemen of 16 Western tourists, of whom four were killed, and of conspiring to set up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp in Oregon in late 1999.

In the 1998 hostage-taking, he is accused of providing the kidnappers with a satellite phone, acting as an intermediary and dispensing advice by telephone from home.

Two of the kidnapped tourists were Americans.

He is also accused of providing material support to Al-Qaeda, and just days before the 9/11 attacks he allegedly discussed plans to open a computer lab for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

New York: Muslim women say forced to pray separately, sometimes in basement

More from Muslims in their own words…the real war on women via Mosques Relegate Women’s Prayers to the Basement | Womens eNews. h/t Jihad Watch

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)–When Matea converted to Islam in December 2013 she looked forward to joining the life of her local mosques here. Today Matea, like many Muslim women, is disillusioned.

“When I first converted I wanted to be part of the mosque environment. But I went to mosques and what I found was sort of an unwelcome environment for women,” she told Women’s eNews during a discussion organized last week by Women in Islam, a New York-based organization working to empower Muslim women through knowledge and practice of Islam.

Matea didn’t want her full name published.

“The spaces are separated, there are different rooms and sometimes it was even in the basement,” Matea continued. “And as a convert, it feels very strange to you. I used to go to church and everybody is part of the same community. You can see the preacher. You can hear the sermon very well.”

“Every time I visit a mosque, I assume that I must enter through a side or back door, if I’m allowed in at all,” Makki said. “I assume that my prayer space is not the one that men use and that I must look for signs directing me to a basement or a mezzanine floor. This has been the case in nearly every mosque I’ve visited in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.”

Makki realized the importance of the issue during the month of Ramadan in 2012 when one of her friends was kicked out of a mosque for praying in the second men’s prayer hall. Since the women’s prayer space, which was located in the basement, smelled of mildew and the air conditioner wasn’t working, her friend, and a few other women, decided to pray in the last rows of the men’s second prayer hall.

“She wasn’t even praying in a mixed-gender line,” said Makki in the email interview. “That didn’t go over so well. The imam threatened to call the police on them if they didn’t leave the premises.”

Women are particularly discouraged from going to mosques on Fridays, the day for the congregational Muslim prayer when space is limited and arguments against women’s participation are used to prevent crowding, authors of the report found. And when women feel unwelcome they may prefer to stay home to pray.

Farida Kabir, who lives in Brooklyn, only started going to mosques two years ago. Before that, her family members, who are from Bangladesh, told her that women don’t go to mosques.

“They always told me to stay at home, especially my dad,” Kabir told Women’s eNews on the side of last week’s discussion. “He was telling me that women don’t go to masjid (mosque). You stay and pray at home and that’s how it should be. That’s how I grew up.”

When she finally went to a mosque two years ago after she was married she felt unwelcome. “A man told me this is not the place to be, come back another time!”

 

Syracuse: Muslims buy Catholic church, neighbors shocked mosque will remove crosses

The more they learn about Islam, the more shocked they will be.

Yusuf Soule, volunteer director of the North Side Learning Center (why’s he so happy?)

We’ve gotten a lot of requests to post this story. The first thought that comes to mind is – when you sell a church to Muslims, what do you expect? Of course they will remove all Christian symbols. Two points of interest however.

First, many of the early articles only mentioned the name of the group that bought the church as “The North Side Learning Center.” Why would they convert a church to a mosque? Well, it’s an Islamic group – or a group run almost entirely by and for Muslim immigrants as noted in the article.

Second, the subtly pro-Islam/bigoted-Americans article below by Marnie Eisenstadt claims the Muslim-run group didn’t want the church and had no intention of converting it to a mosque…but were forced to buy the church to get the school building on the property. We call bullshit. It is very likely they had every intention of buying the church and one day converting the church it o a mosque. Quotes in the article suggest they were in fact looking for a mosque for the rapidly growing Muslim population in the area.

Here’s the group’s mission statement:

The mission of North Side Learning Center is to aid in adult and youth literacy development, and to be instrumental in teaching self-sufficiency and self actualization to newcomers in our community.

Here’s a photo from the same page:

nslc-about No mention of Islam in the group’s description or mission, so why would they need a mosque?

Muslims are a stealthy bunch, subverting zoning laws and getting deals done quietly and below market value. Check our archives (search ‘mosque’ or ‘zoning jihad’). They will tarnish anyone who tries to stop them with the full backing of the DOJ when necessary.

But when you abandon a church and your diocese sells it to a Muslim group – not to mention related Catholic organizations continue to bring tens of thousands of Muslims into the United States for no apparent purpose other than profit – expect many more churches to have their crosses removed. This is a self-inflicted wound.

via Plans to turn a church into a mosque bring pain and hope to changing neighborhood | syracuse.com.

Patty Poole’s great grandparents raised money to build Holy Trinity in 1904. Her great-grandfather, Frederick Schneider, dug up one of the first shovelfuls of dirt for the church. It was to be a new spiritual and educational home for the German immigrants who settled the North Side, she said.

For her entire life, the crosses peeking over the hill were always a sign that she was home, Poole said. The Catholic diocese’s decision to close the church still stings for her and the others now opposed to cutting off the crosses.

They fought to keep the church open, Poole said. And, when there were plans to sell the stained glass windows to a church in Louisiana, they fought and won that battle.

Poole and the others opposed to tearing off the crosses didn’t hear about it from the North Side Learning Center or the city. Instead, word spread on Facebook. That did not sit well.

Neither did plans for a fence around the church yard.

“My feeling is they fear us and they don’t even know us,” said Katie Scott, a former Holy Trinity parishioner. Scott was speaking directly to board members of North Side Learning Center at a coffee hour the group hosted last week to try to address community concerns.

No one at the meeting said they minded the church being used for a mosque. But the families who worshipped at Holy Trinity for decades don’t want their landmark to look different.

And they are still worried that the massive stained glass windows might be removed next. They depict scenes from the life of Christ.

Yusuf Soule, executive director of the North Side Learning Center, estimated there are about 5,000 Muslims who would be served by the mosque.

The population of Muslims in Onondaga County more than doubled in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of worshiping Muslims in the county rose from 3,109 to 6,566. The county’s total population is more than 450,000.

Consistent with the population in the U.S. doubling since the 9/11 jihad attacks.

A walk through the North Side shows the change: Many of the women on the sidewalks and in the parks wear traditional Islamic headcoverings.

“I’m so happy someone wants to maintain the building,” said Tom Schultz, whose family celebrated many milestones at Trinity. But he wondered out loud if there was a way to keep the crosses and the windows without violating the faith of the new worshippers.

The answer on the crosses was clear. They cannot stay atop a mosque, Soule said.

So much for the Learning Center’s core values of Neighborly Love and Respect, and Compassion. Loyalty is only to Islam.

Accidental mosque

The North Side Learning Center bought Holy Trinity Church in December from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse for $150,000. The nonprofit group, which teaches English to adults and children on the North Side, wanted the school building on the church grounds for a permanent home. At the time, the group, whose board is primarily Muslim, had no plans for a mosque.

Odd, in a separate article at the Troy Record, Soule told a different story:

Yusuf Soule, director of the non-profit literacy learning center, says an Islamic group wants to lease the church and use it for a mosque.

So which is it? A non-profit bought it for $15o,000 or a Muslim group wants to lease it? Someone is not being honest. One thing is clear however, Muslims want all kufr symbols gone.

But when the learning center board members were told they had to take the church and rectory, too, the idea for a mosque was born, said Mark Cass, chairman of the center’s board.

The diocese, which closed the church in 2010 because of declining attendance, does not oppose removing the crosses, said spokeswoman Danielle Cummings.

Neither should anyone else if no zoning or other laws were broken. They should oppose the Catholic Diocese and the myriad of Muslim importers that disguise themselves as non-profit refugee resettlement groups responsible for the Islamization of the U.S.

New York: Muslim gets 16 years for plotting jihad

aka Muhammad Yousuf. via ‘Lone wolf’ terrorist Jose Pimentel gets 16 years in prison  – NY Daily News.

“Lone Wolf” would-be bomber Jose Pimentel was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court following his guilty plea last month to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree as a crime of terrorism.

The Al Qaeda sympathizer — who spoke to an informant about his plans to attack law enforcement, American soldiers and Jews — was in court but was glum looking as he sat before the judge at his brief sentencing.

It was a far cry from his Feb. 19 appearance when he flashed a sick grin as prosecutors read aloud his disturbing terror plans.

Pimentel quietly said “no” Tuesday when he was offered the chance to speak before he was brought back to his holding cell, on the way to serving a stiff state prison sentence.

Authorities said he had nearly completed a powerful pipe bomb when he was busted in his Harlem apartment in November 2011.

“Local law enforcement is not only uniquely situated to identify threats of terrorism — we are ready and able to stop acts of terrorism before they occur,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.

Pimentel avoided a life sentenced by taking the plea deal. His lawyers declined to speak after the proceeding.

Reread this post: When a jihadist’s parents aren’t Muslim:

The mother of Jose Pimentel, an “al Qaeda sympathizer” who wanted to kill US military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, said she could not deal with her son after he started reading the Koran in 2001.

“I didn’t raise my son in that way,” Carmen Sosa said. “I feel bad about this situation.”

“This is a tragedy and we need the time to cope with this,” the suspect’s cousin, Giselle Rodriguez told CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey. “We’re in pieces, you know? We’re in pieces. It’s like you don’t know who you live with.”

Sosa said her son was going to change his name to Osama Hussein to celebrate his heroes Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

New York: Muslim diplomat, wife kept Bangladeshi man in slave-like conditions

via Bangladeshi man says he worked in slave-like conditions for consul general in W. 57th St. apartment: suit  – NY Daily News. h/t LOOK UNDER THE BURKA OF ISLAM

A Bangladeshi man says he was lured to the U.S. with the promise of a “good” $3,000 a month job working for his country’s counsel general — and wound up spending 18 months in their luxury Manhattan apartments in “slavery-like conditions.”

In papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court, Mashud Parves Rana says consul general Monirul Islam and his wife, Fahima Tahsina Prova, forced him to work from 6:30 am to 11 pm, seven days a week for 18 months — and never paid him a dime.

They kept the man “in forced labor in slavery-like conditions” in their sprawling, $8,000-a-month W. 57th St. apartment, the suit says, barring him “from leaving their residence under his own volition, threatening to beat him or kill him, threatening that the police will arrest him or kill him if he left their residence, physically assaulting him on at least two occasions, (and) maintaining possession over Mr. Rana’s passport and visa,” says the suit.

Rana was introduced to the high-powered diplomat by his step-father, who’d grown up with Islam and had recommended him as a domestic worker for his posting in the United States, the filing says.

He was told he’d be paid $3,000 a month for his services, would get some time off every day and the couple would help him renew his visa.

The suit says he took his first ever plane flight to come to New York in September 2012, and found out after he arrived the job was far different than advertised.

Calls and emails to the Bangladesh consulate were not immediately returned.

Rana is being represented by Dana Sussman, the same lawyer who’s representing the domestic worker who was allegedly underpaid by Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Khobragade was indicted for allegedly lying about the worker’s status, setting off an international firestorm.

More:

Islam said that they found all on a sudden that Rana left their residence. “We did not find him at home one day after returning from a social gathering of the (Bangladeshi) community. I contacted all possible places, but failed to trace him. “From which I concluded he had got a shelter somewhere. I even consoled myself that if he wants to be an illegal resident, then how am I to stop him?” Islam told bdnews24.com.

 Aren’t there enough unemployed Americans to fill these positions? Or is it Americans are less willing to be enslaved?

Muslims file $5M lawsuit after prevented from making Empire State Building deck personal Islamic prayer room

via Muslims booted from Empire State Building for praying: suit | New York Post. h/t BNI

A Muslim family from Long Island slapped the owners of the Empire State Building Tuesday with a scathing $5 million lawsuit that claims they were booted from the building’s observation deck for praying.

Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville said their civil rights were violated when they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the famed observatory last July.

The suit, filed against Malkin Properties, security company Andrews International Inc. and others, claims that Fahad, 32, and his 30-year-old wife were unfairly targeted because they were Muslim and wearing traditional Muslim attire.

“We weren’t doing anything wrong,” Fahad said. “We just wanted to enjoy the view like everyone else.”

The couple and their two children were on the 86th-floor outside deck when they walked over to a quiet spot to recite evening prayers, the suit says.

Although Amina briefly prayed without incident, a security guard quickly confronted Fahad and “menacingly poked” him and loudly told him he was not allowed to pray on the deck.

Another guard joined the fray and told all the family members that they had to leave, and “forcibly escorted” them down to the lobby and out of the of the building, the suit says.

Fahad told The Post that he has prayed in public before and tries to be respectful.

“Earlier that same day at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, I needed to pray the afternoon prayer and wanted to make sure I’m not in the way,” ­he said.

“I confirmed with a police officer who was standing right there to make sure it was a good spot. The officer responded, ‘Go for it, it’s not illegal to pray.’ ”

The Tirmizis’ lawyer, Phil Hines, said the family outing became an experience of intolerance.

“To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family, it is a building of ignorance and injustice,” Hines said.

The World Trade Centers were one of the great landmarks of the city too. Until your client’s co-religionists knocked them down killing 3,000 innocent people.

“A family trip to enjoy the cityscape was cut short after security officials threw them out of the building for exercising their religious beliefs.”

Representatives for Malkin Properties did not immediately return messages.

Empire State Building responds:

In response, an Empire State Realty Trust spokeswoman, Brandy Bergman, told CNN Wednesday, “The claims are totally without merit and we will respond to them in court.”

NYC: Will Mayor de Blasio boycott Muslim Day Parade for gays?

via De Blasio wins no fans with St. Patrick’s Day Parade boycott | New York Post.

Mayor de Blasio drew a line in the sand when he marched through Sunnyside, Queens, last week in the gay-friendly St. Pat’s for All parade. Posing for pictures with the manly Irish drag queen known as Panti Bliss, who rocked false eyelashes, lipstick and enough foundation makeup to support a three-story building, the mayor could not hide a horrified expression plastered on his face that screamed silently — “Help me!”

He needs all the help he can get.

De Blasio announced last month that he’s boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, set to run up Fifth Avenue March 17, in solidarity with homosexuals, who are prohibited from carrying banners, waving signs or wearing lapel pins that identify their sexual persuasions. Public Advocate Letitia James will be a no-show. Any City Council member who dares march won’t wave a city government sign, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito decreed.

Guess what — no one cheered.

The mayor also angered members of the city’s Irish-Catholic community who see his boycott as no less than an expression of intolerance.

“De Blasio, he has no respect for diversity,’’ William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, told me.

“I really find this very scary. I’ve been kicked by lesbians in the street!” In the mid-1990s, Donohue said, he was physically attacked while taking pictures of lesbians assembling in front of the Mid-Manhattan Library on Fifth Avenue on the morning of the parade.

“You’re dealing with people who are fascist.”

Let me clear up one misconception. Gays are not banned from this parade. Everyone, whether Irish, Jewish, Hindu or pansexual, is welcome to attend the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the nation’s largest. The event dates to 1762, when the British still ran this country, New York was more than a century away from acquiring five boroughs, and people still friended each other in person.

All can attend — provided they don’t carry signs identifying themselves as gay.

Or straight.

Or vegan, neo-Nazi or pro-gun, to name just a few categories. Civic groups and colleges can carry signs.

So the mayor’s stubborn insistence on skipping the parade (he also did so while serving as public advocate from 2010 to 2013) has nothing to do with gay exclusion. It has everything to do with de Blasio’s lack of respect for people with whom he disagrees.

“We’re angry. Frustrated would be a better word,’’ Emmaia Gelman, an organizer for the group Irish Queers, told me.

Gelman said her outfit is considering suing the city, claiming parade rules violate city human-rights laws.

Will de Blasio (real name Warren Wilhelm) boycott or will Irish Queers protest the not-so-gay-friendly, not-for-all Muslim Day Parade? Would either dare even consider the idea?

Bronx: Muslim pharmacy robbed taxpayers of $10M in HIV drug scam

Federal aid programs are a playground for Muslim shysters. via Bronx pharmacy busted in $10M HIV drug buyback scam | New York Post. h/t Lisa

The owners of a Bronx pharmacy bilked the federal government out of nearly $10 million in the past year — by preying on cash-strapped Medicaid patients with HIV, convincing them to sell back their lifesaving drugs, officials said Tuesday.

The suspects then splurged on pricey goodies for themselves such as a Maserati, two BMWs and a Mercedes-Benz, authorities said.

“These defendants abused the fundamental trust between health-care providers and patients by putting their own greed above the health needs of the patients,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a written statement.

“This blatant theft and abuse of one of our state’s most important health-care programs is reprehensible and will not be tolerated.”

The owners and a pharmacist at 184th Street Pharmacy in University Heights recruited HIV-stricken patients by offering them $20 to $200 a pop for their anti-retroviral medication, officials said.

The pharmacy allegedly billed Uncle Sam for thousands of dollars for the same drugs.

The $9.8 million fraud began March 1, 2013, and involved at least eight illegal drug buybacks between October and February, officials said.

Busted on felony charges Tuesday were store owners Ahmed Hamed, 37, of Bayside, Queens, and Tarek Elsayed, 48, of Elmhurst, Queens, as well as supervising pharmacist Mohammed Hassan Ahmed, 36, of Elmhurst.

All were charged with grand larceny and scheming to defraud the government. The two owners also were charged with money-laundering.

The owners could face up to 18 years if convicted on all charges. Ahmed could get up to seven years.

New York: Jordanian deported over 1973 murders

via Killer in 1973 Rockland murders deported. h/t the Darkside

Convicted killer Samir Zada has been released from prison and deported to Jordan after 40 years behind bars for the brutal killings of a dance teacher in Spring Valley and a Congers plumber.

Zada, 58, was paroled Feb. 24 into the custody of U.S. immigration officials “for deportation only,” according to the state Department of Corrections and federal immigration officials.

His Elysian Avenue family — notorious in the South Nyack area for murder, drugs and violence during the 1970s — hails from Jordan.

Zada had been denied early release from a sentence of 25 years to life since becoming eligible in 1999.

State parole officials last denied Zada early release in March 2013, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took custody of him under a program to deport foreign-born criminals. A total of 14,217 criminals have been taken by ICE between 2003 and 2013 under its Institutional Removal Program for either immediate deportation or transfer to ICE custody.

ICE spokesman Vincent Picard said Zada has been deported to Jordan after being placed on conditional parole by the state Department of Corrections. Zada’s prison term is considered over and he will be free in his home country.

Zada was convicted of murdering Jerry Stout, a dance instructor, on July 27, 1973, at Stout’s Regency Village apartment in a robbery. After he and two cohorts beat Stout, Zada shot him in the head.

The stolen items included a $20 glass ring that Zada wanted, authorities said. Zada, then 17, and two friends had targeted Stout, whom Zada met in a Nyack bar frequented by gay men.

Two weeks before Stout’s murder — on July 15, 1973 — Zada killed Congers plumber Christian Gunther after he and two accomplices called him for a phony emergency. Zada and the accomplices drove Gunther to Blauvelt State Park, where Zada shot Gunther when he fought back. They took $90.

“The Zada brothers and family were all somewhat infamous,” said Rockland County Undersheriff Robert Van Cura, a former South Nyack police chief. “He’s a very dangerous guy.”

Zada’s youngest brother, Amer, was convicted of sodomizing and murdering Shirley Smith of Nyack on June 15, 1979. She had been stabbed 26 times. He was convicted of second-degree murder, aggravated sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy and has been denied parole since 2005.

Van Cura said Samir Zada remains a prime suspect in the 1971 murder of Florence Kalbach, 84, of South Nyack. The family patriarch, Baker Zada, twice served jail time for felony assault and shooting a police officer, Harry Nolan.

A third brother, Nazir Zada, spent years behind bars for pimping and weapon possession. He died of a drug overdose while on parole after he swallowed a balloon filled with heroin, intending to smuggle it to his brother in prison, Van Cura recalled.

Former Rockland District Attorney Kenneth Gribetz prosecuted the Zada brothers and called them “the family that preys together” in his 1989 book, “Murder Along the Way: A Prosecutor’s Personal Account of Fighting Violent Crime in the Suburbs.”

New York: 25 years for Muslim who killed wife, stabbing her 30+ times in neck

Because she was a bad Muslim. via 25-year sentence for man who killed wife – News Now.

A city man who killed his wife and stuffed her body into a closet was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.

Judge Andrew Ceresia gave Robert Williams, 41, the maximum sentence for murdering Sharene Wallace, 37, last spring in her West Hill home.

A victim impact letter signed by Wallace’s family members asked that Williams get the maximum sentence.

“We are all angry, hurt, frustrated and sickened,” the statement said. “None of our lives will ever be the same.”

“I am way beyond remorseful,” Williams said before he was sentenced.

His attorney, Michael Jurena, asked for leniency, noting Williams, a convicted sex offender, did not deny killing Wallace.

Wallace, known as Sakina, was stabbed more than 30 times in the neck inside 279 Sherman St. between May 26 and May 29. Her body was found stuffed in a closet. Williams, who fled to New York City before his arrest, admitted killing his new bride to friends and spoke at length to Albany police.

During the trial, Chief Assistant District Attorney David Rossi told jurors Williams believed Wallace was cheating on him, but killed his wife because he objected to her behavior in their Muslim community.

He played the jury part of Williams’ videotaped interview with police. A detective showed Williams a photo of Wallace and referred to the victim as a Muslim woman. In turn, Williams responded: “Muslim woman? If she was a Muslim woman none of this (expletive) would even exist.”

Judge: Associated Press, not NYPD, caused Muslims harm

Associated with Terrorists Press.

via Judge throw out lawsuit challenging NYPD’s spying on Muslims | MSNBC.

“The police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself,” Martini wrote. “The motive for the program was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but rather to find Muslim terrorists hiding among ordinary, law-abiding Muslims.”

Any harm suffered by Muslims who were spied on, Martini wrote, was not the fault of the NYPD, but of the Associated Press reporters who first revealed the existence of the surveillance effort.

“Nowhere in the Complaint do Plaintiffs allege that they suffered harm prior to the unauthorized release of the documents by the Associated Press. This confirms that Plaintiffs’ alleged injuries flow from the Associated Press’s unauthorized disclosure of the documents,” Martini wrote. “The harms are not ‘fairly traceable’ to any act of surveillance.” The Associated Press declined to comment on the ruling.

In 2012 the Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the NYPD’s “Demographics Unit,” which engaged in blanket surveillance of American Muslims in the region beginning after Sept. 11. The NYPD made maps of local Muslim communities, spied on Muslim student organizations, and monitored Muslim businesses, all without evidence of a specific crime or intent to commit one. An NYPD official admitted in testimony under oath that despite the breadth of the program, it never resulted in a single investigation.

Shortly after the story broke, Muslim Advocates, Muslim civil rights group, and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a group of plaintiffs, including a Sayed Farhaj Hassan, a Shia Muslim U.S. Army veteran who discovered that his mosque had been surveilled as part of an effort to gauge a possible Iranian terrorist threat to New York City. Muslim Advocates and the CCR argued that the program “impermissibly and intentionally discriminates against Plaintiffs because of their religion.”

Martini based his decision in part on a 2009 Supreme Court decision dismissing a lawsuit against federal officials over the detention of Arab Muslim men in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that “It should come as no surprise that a legitimate policy directing law enforcement to arrest and detain individuals because of their suspected link to the attacks would produce a disparate, incidental impact on Arab Muslims, even though the purpose of the policy was to target neither Arabs nor Muslims.”

Meanwhile, in LA, a Muslim cop is being accused by a black family of doing the terrorizing, Man Claims L.A. Deputies Roasted His Genitals.

 

 

NYC: Muslim pleads guilty in plot to blow up soldiers returning from battle

via ‘Lone wolf’ terror suspect Jose Pimentel pleads guilty to plot to blow up soldiers returning from battle  – NY Daily News.

A would-be [Muslim] terrorist flashed a sick grin Wednesday while pleading guilty in a plot to kill city cops and U.S. war veterans with bombs built in a Manhattan apartment.

Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Pimentel, who discussed his deadly plans with a confidential informant posing as a cohort, copped to a count of attempted weapons possession in the first degree as a crime of terrorism in Manhattan Supreme Court.

As Assistant District Attorney Deborah Hickey discussed his “jihad mission” and plans to attack American soldiers, cops and Jews, Pimentel locked his eyes on the prosecutor and smiled.

Pimentel — wearing a bright orange Department of Correction jumpsuit and religious head garb — was otherwise expressionless as he answered the judge’s standard pre-plea questions.

He will receive a 16-year jail sentence at his Mar. 25 sentencing. Authorities described Pimentel as a “lone wolf” infuriated by the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Manhattan continues to be the symbol of much that terrorists hate about the United States, so we remain a principal target for terrorist attacks, both at home and from abroad,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

The homegrown terrorist, born in the Dominican Republic but raised in Manhattan, was due to go on trial this coming Monday.

Pimentel, 29, was within an hour of finishing a powerful pipe bomb when the NYPD busted him inside a Harlem apartment in November 2011.

Pimentel, aka Muhammad Yousuf, admitted downloading an article called “How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” in the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire.

The defendant then sent the piece along to the undercover cop working with him on the plans to target soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, NYPD cruisers, a police station in Bayonne, N.J., and postal facilities.

“We had engaged in conversations about committing acts of violence to influence the foreign policy of the United States,” Pimentel acknowledged in his plea agreement.

His attorneys previously argued that he was the victim of police entrapment — that he was coached into discussing plans on wiretaps.

“As Jihadi Muslims in the west, we don’t have any excuse for not to be blowing s— up,” Pimentel said in a recorded conversation from Oct. 18, 2011.

After the hearing, defense lawyer Lori Cohen said Pimentel — who already has two years of time served — saw the plea deal as his best option.

“He wanted to accept a resolution which would avoid a life sentence at the end, the possibility of a life sentence,” said Cohen.


Best option to again try and blow shit up.

The Daily News forgot to refer to Pimental by his chosen Muslim name, Muhammad Yusuf. He was going to change his name to Osama Hussein to celebrate his heroes Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

Would NYC Mayor’s Muslim Holidays Violate U.S. Constitution?

Muslim lawyer says probably does. via Would Giving NYC Students Muslim Holidays Off Violate the U.S. Constitution?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has publicly offered his support for closing public schools for two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and the Lunar New Year — but is his proposal to offer time off for Islamic holy days constitutional?

David French, senior counsel to the conservative American Center for Law and Justice, told TheBlaze that offering Muslim holidays off is a bit tricky.

“It’s tough to discern what are the numbers of people involved here,” he said. “New York is obviously a melting pot of a city. There are many Hindus. We know there’s a very large Christian and Jewish population.”

The central issue is why New York City officials have decided to honor specific faiths with days off.

Consider that while Muslim holidays will potentially be offered, Hindu holy days are not currently on the table. So in order to justify the Islamic accommodation, there must be a secular purpose; otherwise, every religion would need to have its revered days integrated into the school calendar.

“Discharging school for religious observances, to be constitutional, has to be done for a secular, religiously neutral reason,” he said. “It can’t be done for the purpose of ‘honoring’ one faith over another but rather because — to take one example — absenteeism may reach an unacceptable level depending on the religious makeup of the community.”

French said holidays might be treated differently in Dearborn, Mich., and Brooklyn, N.Y., depending on religious populations — all based on the religious groups that dominate each area.

Farhan Memon, co-founder of the Muslim Bar Association of New York, said in a blog post Thursday that official Muslim holidays in New York City “could be unconstitutional.”

“The separation of church and state is an important civics lesson that many of my Muslim friends on Facebook are ignoring as they celebrate Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to declare school holidays on the Muslim holy days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha,” Memon wrote. “By recognizing the celebrations of Christians, Jews, Muslims and the Chinese, but pointedly not Hindus, the New York Public School system has set up a hierarchy of religions that belies the equality of citizenship our children are supposed to be learning in school.”

Memon, a Muslim, said that he sympathizes with believers who have not traditionally had their holy days off, but that there must be a secular reason for religious-based school closings.

“There are times when economic realities intersect with religious practice and create valid secular reasons that do justify school closings on religious holidays like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah,” he wrote. “The [New York] Department of Education doesn’t track the religious affiliation of teachers, but given New York’s large Jewish population and its historic involvement in the teaching professions it’s safe to say that there are thousands of Jewish professionals employed in schools.”

In providing the Jewish example, Memon noted that the district would be forced to hire substitute teachers, which would pose monumental costs if schools remained open on Jewish holidays; the same is true of Christmas celebrations among Christians.

By contrast, Memon said, “a secular purpose … does not exist when it comes to Muslims.” While there are surely Muslim teachers, Memon said the numbers likely don’t compare to the amount of Jews and Christians.

Further, he said, the state’s Department of Education could find itself embroiled in a theological debate about when Eid actually falls.

More at TheBlaze.com.

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