New York: Muslims take over Brooklyn baseball fields for Islamic prayers

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New York: Ithaca School Teaches Third Graders to be “Freedom Fighters for Palestine”

Do you know who is visiting your children’s classroom today? It may just be a Muslim terrorist or relative thereof.

via PJ Tatler

Bassem Tamimi, father of the infamous Pallywood star “Shirley Temper,” was invited to speak to a classroom of third graders in Ithaca, New York. Legal Insurrection broke the story:

An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the hands of Israel.

According to the activists, the event took place on Friday morning, September 18, 2015 at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

…Tamimi’s connection to Ithaca runs through Ariel Gold, an anti-Israel activist who used to work as a community organizer for the anti-Israel Sabeel Int’l – North America. Gold now self-describes her occupation as a Community Activist “delegitimizing zionism.” Like Tamimi, Gold involves her children (ages 12 and 14) in her anti-Israel activism, promoting them through radio and speaking appearances, as well as Facebook and videos.

Reporting on the event, Gold posted a series of pictures with captions about Tamimi speaking of “Palestinian human rights” and the “occupation” on her Facebook page.

When Legal Insurrection contacted the school for comment, a politically correct statement regarding a human rights-infused curriculum was issued. The Blaze pushed the subject with Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown, who responded, in part:

Brown said that it was his understanding that the suffering of Jewish children was not discussed with the third grade children; nor was the issue of Tamimi’s relative Ahlam Tamimi raised. Ahlam Tamimi was an accomplice to a 2001 suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 15, including 7 children and a pregnant woman. Nor were the children told that Israel’s security barrier (which Palestinian activists usually call a “wall”) was erected in order to keep suicide bombers out of Israel and that since then suicide attacks have virtually ended, saving scores of children’s lives.

Asked if any pro-Israel voices were invited to the classroom, Brown said, “No other speakers have been into this classroom to talk about human rights at this time.”

More via Ithaca-based Legal Insurrection:

Tamimi before the third graders at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School accompanied by Gold’s 12-year old daughter (who does not attend the school) and Mary Anne Grades Flores, a local environmental and political activist.

How precisely access to the elementary school students was arranged is not presently known, as Ithaca school officials have not yet responded to my emails seeking such information (see email later in post).

The appearance before the third graders was, according to the descriptions posted by Gold and Flores, overtly political in purpose and content.

Gold posted the Featured Image on Facebook (with her daughter’s face showing, though we blurred it) with the following text:

“Bassem Tamimi speaking about the Palestinian struggle for human rights to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.”

Gold also posted a photo of Tamimi with Gold’s daughter outside the school, with this description (name redacted by me) :

“Bassem Tamimi and [________] Gold about to speak to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary school about human rights.”

Flores posted the same class photo of the presentation (Featured Image) with the description:

“This am, at our local BJM School, 3rd grade classes listened and spoke about Human Rights for children in Palestine with Bassem Tamimi, father of 4 children, from Nabi Saleh, who’s village land has been stolen by Israeli settlers.”

In a comment to that same post, Flores wrote:

“It was amazing how clear the children were about human rights. Bassem was so gentle with them.”

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores with students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School]

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School][Image via Ariel Gold Facebook]

Flores further posted an image of Tamimi in the class holding a poster (name redacted by me):

“Holding the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Bassem Tamimi, father of 4, of Palestine and 12 yr old Ithacan [________] Gold spoke to BJM 3rd graders about Palestinian children struggling living under Israeli occupation. I am a witness to the gentle way the discussion happened and I am a witness to what is happening in Palestine. Denial of Human Rights by Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.”

Flores also described how Gold’s daughter told a story to the children (name redacted by me):

“What an honor to be with the 3rd grade at BJM with Bassem Tamimi, Ms Burnett, [________] Gold, and her mom, Ariel. Thank you [__________] for reading that wonderful story from a Palestinian child’s dreams, speaking with his mom, about what life could be like without the occupation wall. You were wonderful.”

There are a lot of unanswered questions here.

For example, why was this class in this school chosen? Gold’s daughter doesn’t even attend the school. Why the third grade class when the third-grade curriculum (to the extent available online) does not appear to include the highly contentious Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

If the human rights of children was the theme, was Tamimi’s own media exploitation explained to the children? And was the suffering of Israeli (Jewish and non-Jewish) children explored?

For example, Tamimi’s relative, Ahlam Tamimi, escorted a suicide bomber in 2001 during the Second Intifada to the Sbarro Pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, resulting in death and injury to numerous children:

Were those children discussed?

Or was this video shown of Ahlam Tamimi expressing her pleasure, years later, with the damage she caused?

Ahlam Tamimi was released along with hundreds of other terrorists in the exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, and now resides in Jordan. Ahlam is celebrated as a Palestinian hero for killing Israeli children:

Before Tamimi took her life, 15-year-old Malka Chana Roth was a volunteer at a youth camp organised by Etgarim, the Israeli Outdoor and Recreation Association for the Disabled. Her parents have since established a charity in her memory. helps young disabled kids stay at home, by providing specialist equipment and therapeutic services. And one in three of the beneficiaries are Israeli Arabs.

In sharp contrast, students at An-Najah University, unbelievably, recreated the atrocity at in a macabre exhibition to mark the first anniversary of the Palestinian intifada. According to a BBC report, ‘The room-sized installation had broken tables splattered with fake blood and body parts. A university branch of the militant Palestinian group Hamas built the exhibit, which recreates the scene of last month’s attack on Sbarro Pizza house in Jerusalem.’

Was that discussed with the third graders?

Was Bassem Tamimi asked the question framed by the parents of one of the victims of the Sbarro massacre, who note that Ahlam was not the only one from Nabi Saleh to murder Israelis:

“Bassem Tamimi, tell us in simple words: are you as delighted by your cousin Ahlam Tamimi’s massacre of Jewish children as she is? Have you criticized it ever, anywhere? Will you condemn it here and now?”

When Gold’s daughter explained to the third graders how the security barrier allegedly makes Palestinian children suffer, did the school teachers present explain that the barrier was built only after the Sbarro suicide bombing and similar attacks caused several hundred Israeli civilian deaths?

The Israeli operation and initial construction of the security fence resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of suicide attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist organizations: in 2002 there were 60 suicide attacks, while in 2003 this number decreased by more than 50% to 26 suicide attacks. There was also a considerable decrease in the number of fatalities: from 452 Israelis killed in 2002 to 214 Israelis killed in 2003.

The barrier may inconvenience children, but it also has saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children.

Was this a legitimate, balanced educational endeavor, or a propaganda event meant to turn young children against Israel? And if the latter, what was it doing in a public school before children too young to balance the information presented on their own?

Rhetorical questions. Read it all.

More on the Islamization of Ithaca in the Creeping Sharia archives.

Ground Zero mega mosque defeated but 3-story Islamic museum and mini-mosque still planned

They are celebrating over at Atlas Shrugs and around the blogosphere. See, It’s Official: Ground Zero Mosque DEFEATED! A good refresher on how American citizens – led by Pamela Geller – were integral in defeating the mega mosque including the fact that that then NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Office Spearheaded the Drive for Ground Zero Mosque. Also a video well worth watching and sharing.

But according to Bloomberg, while the original plans for a mega mosque at Ground Zero have been squashed (by capitalism), a mini-mosque and Islamic museum are still planned. via Luxe Condos at ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Site Aim High on Pricing

It’s been four years since Manhattan developer Sharif El-Gamal shelved plans for a 15-story Islamic cultural center, near Ground Zero, that drew international debate. He’s looking to attract a different kind of attention for his current project on the site.

El-Gamal’s Soho Properties has proposed a 667-foot (203-meter) condominium tower at lower Manhattan’s 45 Park Place.

Adjacent to the tower, Soho Properties will build a public plaza connected to a three-story Islamic museum and prayer space to be designed by architect Jean Nouvel, El-Gamal said.

That would be a Muslim prayer space, aka a mosque.

He estimates that by the time the condo tower opens, the offices at the World Trade Center buildings will be filled with tenants, and retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue will have opened lower Manhattan locations.

“The center of gravity is shifting toward downtown, and we are literally in the heart of this new downtown,” El-Gamal said. “Once all the scaffolding is down, and once all the office space is leased, this will be the most significant residential neighborhood in New York City.”

El Gamal states, indirectly, that the Islamic museum and mosque will be at the heart of the new downtown – after Islam destroyed the old downtown.

It’s unclear why developers and others continue to do business with El Gamal considering his legal and financial troubles.


New York: Queens Muslim arrested in ISIS support case

A never-ending supply of Muslims ready to disturb the peace. via Queens terror suspect arrested – Queens Chronicle: Central/Mid Queens News

“I’m ready to die for the Caliphate, prison is nothing,” he wrote on Twitter.

If the government has its way, he’ll eventually find out just what prison is like.

Queens resident Ali Saleh, 22, was arrested Thursday at his residence and charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL.

Saleh was determined to travel to the Middle East and join the Islamic State, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, which is prosecuting the case.

A few days after his post about the Caliphate and prison, Saleh allegedly had a seat reserved on a flight from Kennedy Airport to Istanbul, the government’s announcement of his arrest says. He “was unable to travel at that time,” the document says, without elaboration. Then in July 2015, he allegedly reserved a seat on a flight from JFK to Cairo, and contacted a member of ISIS over Twitter. Airline personnel kept him from boarding the plane.

Over the next two days, Saleh allegedly visited Newark and Philadelphia International airports, but again was denied boarding, the government said. He then allegedly tried to take a train from Cleveland to Toronto so he could go to the Middle East from there. The arrest announcement did not say why he was unable to do that.

He allegedly told investigators that if he had not been arrested, he would have continued trying to get to the Mideast.

“Saleh was relentless in his attempts to travel to the Middle East to join a terrorist organization,” Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Kelly Currie said in the arrest announcement. “We will continue to track down and prosecute individuals like Saleh before they are able to harm the United States and its allies.”

The government did not say what part of Queens Saleh was living in and an FBI spokesman said the documents he has access to did not say. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said he formerly lived in Jamaica but most recently was elsewhere in Queens, though she could not say exactly where.

The Islamic State has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria, in a campaign marked by extreme barbarity — beheadings recorded on video and posted to social media, the burning alive and drowning of prisoners confined to cages and other mass executions — as well as the destruction of antiquities such as ancient Roman temples. It also calls for terror attacks against the United States, and its sympathizers have beheaded a woman in Oklahoma, murdered four U.S. Marines and one Navy sailor in Tennessee and attempted to shoot up a gathering of critics of Islam in Texas.

Saleh is the latest in a string of terror suspects from Queens who have been arrested in recent years either for allegedly wanting to support jihadists in the Middle East or for plotting or attempting to carry out attacks in New York City.

“By his own words, Ali Saleh was willing to pledge allegiance to, and die for ISIL, an organization that has called for terrorist attacks against the United States,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said in the government’s press release. “Saleh’s attempts to travel to Syria and ISIL’s battlefields were halted by good intelligence and smart law enforcement. I commend the agents and detectives of the Joint Terrorism Task Force as well as the dedicated prosecutors at the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.”

Saleh’s Twitter posts are no longer visible, but tweets sent to him are. Many appear to have been parts of conversations he had with people about the Islamic State and the Muslim religion.

“Europe left the Dark Ages behind for good,” one poster told him. “Islam still lives in its own dark ages. And savageries don’t help.”

Another posted a photo of men apparently executed by the Islamic State and hung by their hands from T-shaped posts, asking, “Are these the conversions moron”?

And another poster said, “You will die alone with only your hatred and no virgins,” a reference to the jihadist belief that those who are killed fighting for Islam will enjoy the favors of dozens of young women in the afterlife.

Canada: Life in prison for 2 Muslims who plotted to derail US-bound trains

Source: Life in prison for Chiheb Esseghaier, Raed Jaser in Via train terror plot | CTV News

TORONTO — Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday as a Toronto judge found neither of them had expressed remorse for their offences.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty in March on a total of eight charges between them.

Justice Michael Code, the Toronto judge who presided over their trial earlier this year, found both men have not renounced their extremists beliefs, have not accepted responsibility for their offences and present questionable prospects for rehabilitation.

“I am satisfied that life imprisonment is the appropriate sentence,” he said, noting that the men would receive some credit for time already spent in custody. Both men aren’t eligible for parole until 2023.

Jaser shook his head, closed his eyes at one point and held his face in one hand after his sentence was delivered.

Esseghaier appeared nonchalant, crossing his arms and leaning back in the prisoner’s box as Code read out his 53-page sentencing decision.

“The life sentence doesn’t have any meaning for me,” the self-represented Esseghaier told Code after his sentence was delivered.

“My overall impressions of Mr. Jaser are that he is intelligent, devious and untrustworthy,” said Code. “He has not yet accepted responsibility for the offences, not yet expressed remorse, not yet renounced his violent and racist beliefs.”

In Esseghaier’s case, a court-appointed lawyer who was ordered to assist the Tunisian national through the legal process had asked Code to postpone sentencing until it could be determined if Esseghaier could be hospitalized and treated for a mental illness.

Code refused and said there was “no causal link” between Esseghaier’s current mental state and his behaviour at the time of the offences.

“The evidence is overwhelming that he was not delusional or psychotic at the time of the offence,” Code said. “It is unprecedented to adjourn a sentencing hearing indefinitely to await treatment.”

Two psychiatrists who assessed Esseghaier’s mental state over the course of his sentencing hearing found that he likely suffers from a mental illness.

But the second psychiatrist found that Esseghaier was still fit to be sentenced for his crimes.

Esseghaier is deeply religious and has consistently maintained his desire to be judged under the Qur’an.

He has often gone on rambling rants in the courtroom and even prayed in the prisoner’s dock, but his mental state only became an issue in the case after the psychiatric assessments — which he vehemently disagreed with.

In one court session, Esseghaier even spat at lawyers and threw a cup of water across a courtroom after the second psychiatrist who assessed him testified that he likely suffers from schizophrenia.

Code said it was “unnecessary to arrive at any firm conclusions regarding Esseghaier’s alleged mental illness.” But he did find that Esseghaier was “completely remorseless.”

The lawyer who assisted Esseghaier said the way in which Code dealt with the evidence of mental illness in the case would be “an issue” if the matter proceeded to an appeal.

During their trial, court heard that an undercover FBI agent gained Jaser and Esseghaier’s trust and surreptitiously recorded their conversations, which made up the bulk of the evidence in the case.

The two were recorded speaking about alleged terror plots they would conduct in retaliation for Canada’s military actions in Muslim countries, including the derailment of a Via Rail train travelling between New York and Toronto.

Days after 9/11, Madison Ave shut down for Muslim Day Parade prayer (video)

via Urban Infidel: Muslim Day Parade 2015

There are never any people lined up along the streets cheering them on. It generates no crowds and the emptiness effect is only amplified by the sleepy Sunday midtown. It draws no people at all, especially compared to all of the other NYC parades in Manhattan.

A group of Christian proselytizers were not greeted warmly at the parade.  So much for brotherly love and all that ‘people of the book’ taqiyya.

For the full slideshow of all photos please click here.

In other culture & diversity news in New York City, Cuomo’s staffer dies after being caught in gang crossfire just hours before the West Indian Day Parade. Open borders and liberal immigration policies – aren‘t they grand?


New York: 63-Year-Old Muslim Charged with Fondling 10-Year-Old Girl in Queens Mosque

Source: Man Charged with Fondling 10-Year-Old Girl in Queens Mosque: Prosecutor | NBC New York

A 63-year-old Queens man is being criminally charged with sexually fondling a preteen girl in the basement of a mosque, the borough’s chief prosecutor said Friday.

Md Uddin, of 97th Street in the Corona neighborhood, was being held on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.

“These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship and, if true, cannot go unpunished,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Uddin is accused luring the 10-year-old girl to the basement of the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque just before 1 p.m. Thursday and fondling her breasts over and under her clothing, according to the charges.

“Does this feel good? Do you like this?” he said to the girl, according to the charges. “Don’t tell anyone about this.”

The victim went home and told a family member who subsequently contacted authorities.

There was no information as to whether Uddin had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

Mohammed was 49 when he married a six-year old. He was 52 when he consummated the marriage with the then nine-year old.


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