In doing so, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray forced every non-Muslim in attendance to submit to the sharia – as seen in the picture. He proceeded to announce his vow sue the feds for enforcing federal laws which he also vowed not to enforce. Treason anyone?
State of the Caliph, via Seattle mayor Ed Murray delivers State of City address from Northgate mosque
SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions.
He’s also pitching a property tax ballot measure to raise $55 million a year to pay for increased homeless services.
Mayor Murray unveiled both plans in his final State of the City address delivered Tuesday from a mosque in Seattle.
Seattle has vowed to protect immigrants and refugees and to not help federal authorities. Murray has instructed city departments to rework budgets to prepare for the possibility that federal dollars could be lost if Trump cuts aid.
Murray said the city will take “legal action” if the federal government doesn’t quickly respond to its information requests.
“We will seek to determine the Administration’s definition of ‘sanctuary cities’ and the enforcement actions the federal government may take against us,” said Murray. “We will also seek detailed information about this Administration’s changes to travel and immigration policy including the DACA program. We believe that the rule of law is on our side, and we will take legal action if the federal government does not answer our requests in a timely manner.”
Murray’s speech, delivered at Idris Mosque in North Seattle, was said to be the first State of the City address outside of city hall.
While some are applauding city leaders’ show of support for the Muslim community, others are concerned about a public event in a religious space.
…the co-president of Freedom from Religion argues that holding such a meeting in a place of worship raises serious concerns.
However, some are concerned that the location of the State of the City Address implies preference for a religion.
“To force people to go to a place of worship to participate in secular government, that is crossing the line,” said Barker. “There are Americans, some in Seattle, who will never go into a mosque because religion is basically divisive.”
In response to the criticism, the mayor’s office said in a press release that council meetings have been held in religious institutions in the past in an effort to stand with communities facing persecution, including black churches in the civil rights era.
However, Freedom from Religion leaders say that doesn’t make the action right, especially when it appears to show preference to a religion. They said the organization has gotten some complaints from people in Western Washington, who felt uncomfortable about conducting city business in a mosque.
Daniel Beekman of the Seattle Times continues to prove why no one trusts the media and starts his Islamo-pandering, Muslim-victimization piece with fake news: The election of Donald Trump, who as a candidate called for a registry of Muslims in the U.S.
That is a falsehood that has been debunked many times over and in fact it was Obama who maintained a Muslim registry.