New York: Street to be named in honor of cop killed in Harlem mosque

 But not the street in Harlem that fellow officers and Cardillo’s family wanted. Muslims and NY democrats wouldn’t allow that.

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via Motorcycle ride to honor cop killed in ‘Harlem Mosque’ incident | New York Post. h/t TROP

It’s billed as the “last ride.”

Sunday morning will mark the 10th — and likely last — memorial motorcycle ride by the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Nassau County to honor murdered Patrolman Phillip Cardillo.

Cardillo was fatally shot 43 years ago in the so-called Harlem Mosque incident that occurred on April 14, 1972, when he responded to a phony 911 call that claimed an officer needed assistance.

Members of the Blue Knights began their annual pilgrimage to honor Cardillo a decade ago, by riding from the NYS Trooper barracks in Valley Stream to Calvary Cemetery, in Queens, where Cardillo is buried.

The caravan will continue to the 28th Precinct in Harlem, where many had once hoped a street would be renamed in his honor.

The motorcycle ride is being deemed the “final” one because city officials are naming a street outside the new Police Academy in Queens in Cardillo’s honor in late June or early July, sources said. A new NYPD Harbor launch is also expected to be named in Cardillo’s honor later, sources said.


Previously, NYPD told to get Muslim leaders’ blessing to name street after cop killed in mosque

NYPD Officer Philip Cardillo was shot dead in an infamous 1972 incident in which police responded to a fake “officer down” call from Muhammad Mosque No. 7, the New York headquarters for the Nation of Islam. The accused gunman was later acquitted, and the city’s perceived unwillingness to back the police has long been seen as a low point in relations between city government and the police department. After four decades, NYPD Inspector and local Precinct Commander Rodney Harrison wants a section of 123rd St. named after Cardillo.

“It’s been 40 years,” retired NYPD cop Randy Jurgensen, who was at the mosque when Cardillo was killed, told FoxNews.com. “It would be closure for the Cardillo family and the police officers there that day.”

CB 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle told FoxNews.com Harrison had not completed his application properly. But at the public meeting, she said the board needs to hear from the mosques and that it is up to the NYPD to arrange a meeting with the imams, according to an observer at the meeting.

“They seem to be making a lot of excuses not to do this for a cop who died trying to protect that community,” said a source familiar with the issue.

 

‘Ground Zero mosque’ developer sued over illegal NYC gallery rental used as mosque

via ‘Ground Zero mosque’ developer sued over illegal rental | New York Post.

The developer behind the “Ground Zero mosque” has been told to hit the road. Again.

Sharif El-Gamal, who sparked global controversy with plans for a 13-story mosque and community center less than two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center attacks, illegally rented a Tribeca gallery for months, racking up safety violations from the city and causing at least one resident to leave, the landlord alleges.

El-Gamal and his brother Adham El-Gamal are “sophisticated” real-estate players who should have known better, landlord GG1 LLC claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

Instead, the El-Gamals “knowingly” used the ground-floor retail space at 69 Leonard St. for religious gatherings and “loud parties,” and even stuffed “religious classes” for children into a basement that didn’t have proper fire exits, prompting the FDNY to issue violations, GG1 charges.

In the past, hundreds of worshipers would gather for Friday prayers on Park Place, the site of El-Gamal’s planned mosque and community center, which was known as Park51.

But that space has been boarded up as El-Gamal prepares to demolish it and build a 39-story condo tower and downsized mosque.

In their pursuit of a temporary worship space, Park51 sublet an empty storefront at 49-51 Warren St. last August. But by Sept. 18, the building’s condo board issued a ­legal notice telling them to leave by month’s end.

The condo contended that Park51 wanted to use basement space at the building that was off-limits for gatherings.

Park51 gave up on Warren Street and the El-Gamals rented the space on Leonard, under the name “Prayer Space Inc.”

GG1 claims it is nothing more than a “front” company “to shield their own personal liability with respect to their illegal conduct,” according to the legal filing.

GG1 says it was never informed a religious group was using its building until the El-Gamals were there.

Gallery 69 owner Steve Cornell, who held the original lease for the space, was paying less than $5,500 a month rent when he sublet to the El-Gamals for a whopping $9,000 a month, according to the lawsuit.

The group “frequently caused unreasonably large and loud gatherings . . . to convene at all hours in and near the premises” for “late-night parties,” “large prayer groups and other social gatherings,” uses that violated
the lease, the building’s certificate of occupancy and fire codes, GG1 says.

At least one resident of the five-story mixed-use building, where a three-bedroom apartment rents for nearly $8,000 a month, “abruptly terminated” his occupancy “due to the excessive noise,” GG1 claims.

The El-Gamals finally left 69 Leonard St. last month, after GG1 declined to let them lease the space directly. Now the landlord wants more than $372,000 in damages for back rent, safety violations and other costs.

Sharif El-Gamal denied renting space in the building. Cornell did not return a message seeking comment.

NYC: Husband of jihad plotter waved black flag of jihad at Muslim Day Parade

Update on the Two Queens, New York Muslim Women Charged with Conspiracy to Kill Americans.

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Jihad suspect’s husband at NYC Muslim Day Parade

via Jihad Watch.

Says Abu Bakr of his wife’s arrest on jihad terror charges: “I don’t believe any of it, period. We are all shocked, the whole community. That’s not who she is.” But back in 2007, Abu Bakr was photographed at the Muslim Day Parade in New York City with the black flag of jihad. He carried it at other parades as well.

Urban Infidel recognized him from this NY1 video and has the details, including more video, here. Urban Infidel writes to me: “He slips and mentions his ‘wives’ in that NY1 interview.  I presume he has more than one.” Probably so.

“Queens woman suspected of plotting bomb strike worked at preschool,” by Erik Badia, Rocco Parascandola, and Larry Mcshane, New York Daily News, April 4, 2015:

…One of the two Queens women accused of plotting a homemade bomb strike on American soil worked at a preschool, where officials remained tight-lipped Friday after her arrest on terrorism charges.

Asia Siddiqui, a 31-year-old native of Saudi Arabia, was behind bars Friday, locked up with her best friend and accused sister in jihad Noelle Valentzas, 28.

“We have no comment at this time,” said a worker at 82nd Street Academics in Queens on the day after FBI agents arrested the two Al Qaeda-linked suspects at their homes….

Outside their South Jamaica home on Friday, Valentzas’ husband, Abu Bakr, defended his wife and her friend against the federal charges that carry a potential life sentence.


More pictures at Urban Infidel.

 

New Yorkistan: Deblasio closing schools for Muslim holidays

Red Bill: aka Warren Wilhelm Jr.

 

via NYC schools add two Muslim holidays – New York News.

The New York City school closing calendar will add two holidays to celebrate Muslim events.

Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via Twitter that the largest school district in the country will add Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr to the school holiday schedule.

The mayor said it “respects the diversity of our city.”

“We’re here today to make good on a promise to our Muslim brothers and sisters that a holiday of supreme importance to the Muslim community will be recognized in our school calendar so that children can honor the holiday without missing school, so that families can be together on the holiday, so that our city respects and embraces this important and growing community,” de Blasio said at an event Wednesday. “We’re making good on a promise, and it’s time for this promise to be kept.”

In the coming 2015-2016 school year, schools will close on September 24 for Eid al-Adha. The event, also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

Even the holiest day for Muslims celebrates slaughter. Even though Islam didn’t exist when the Biblical sacrifice of Isaac took place, and Muslims can’t even agree on who was sacrificed on this supposed holy day.

Further dawah deleted.

Eid al-Fitr, which falls over the summer, will be designated a holiday for those attending summer school.

That event, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is also considered an important religious holiday for Muslims. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said each school year will be adjusted to take into account when all recognized holidays fall to make sure the mandated minimum of 180 days of classroom time is met. She said the schedule always builds in a few extra days in anticipation of snow days.

NYC schools will be closed to celebrate Islam on 9/11 in future years when the dates coincide.

After ISIS Arrests, Brooklyn Borough President Plans Outreach…to Muslims

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via Brooklyn Borough President Plans Muslim Outreach After ISIS Arrests. h/t Islamist Watch

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with Muslim community leaders (Photo: Will Bredderman/New York Observer)

A day after federal authorities arraigned three young [MUSLIM] men in Brooklyn on charges of plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Borough President Eric Adams announced his office would launch a new effort to help integrate Muslim youth into New York and American society.

Mr. Adams joined with heads of local immigrant groups from ex-Soviet republics in the Central Asia, which is the birthplace of the three men arrested for allegedly seeking to detonate a bomb in Coney Island, assassinate President Barack Obama and hijack a plane and take it to Syria. The Brooklyn leaders warned that many under-30 Muslims—like the three arrested yesterday—feel alienated in the United States, and find camaraderie and community in militant Islamic websites.

“We actively reached out to these communities so we could start a process of identifying their young men, bringing them in cross-communication with other young people throughout the borough,” Mr. Adams said.

The borough president said he intended to expand his Digital Dialogue program, which uses Google Hangout to allow high school kids to take part in citywide conversations, and said he would work with community groups to incorporate potentially disaffected and impressionable Muslim males.

“Many of these young men don’t understand how to be part of the American culture, and someone is not there showing them that process,” he said, suggesting that the Digital Dialogues would be an alternative to becoming involved in extremist online forums. “We want to be pro-active: go into these communities, establish relationships with the communities, identify their young people and have them talk to young people from America, from Brooklyn, so they can understand that the hate that they were hearing online, that the hate is not what America is.”

Mr. Adams, a former NYPD sergeant, said he did not favor reviving Giuliani and Bloomberg era police surveillance programs on Muslim communities. But he called upon local business owners to report suspicious activities to the authorities.

“Many who are seeking to hurt America are using legal businesses to accomplish that task, and businesses must play a role in assuring to identify with the police department, and must maintain open dialogue with the law enforcement community,” he said.

He warned that the Internet poses both a danger and an opportunity in dealing with the terrorist threat.

“It is extremely challenging, because you’re talking lone wolves, and you’re talking individuals who are basically getting their information from the wrong source, and because of the Internet and the ability of getting information globally, it’s a challenge,” he said, though he added that he believed law enforcement was managing the problem well. “But aggressive actions of the NYPD, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the FBI, they are really keeping their finger on the pulse and identifying those patterns.”

Two of the men arraigned yesterday were current Brooklyn residents, the third was a former Brooklynite living in Florida.


Once again we see how terrorism pays. Taxpayers in New York – possibly nationwide – will now be funding Islamic assimilation when we should be funding deportation. How about checking visas in Brooklyn, visiting the mosques and the money changers?

This will backfire and we’ll be reading about non-Muslims who were radicalized by Muslim youth who are raised to be skilled at dawah while American youth are taught how bad America is.

 

NYC: Halal Mafia flexing muscle in midtown food-cart war

Another Muslim contribution to America. via Kosher food-cart vendor says he’s blocked by ‘halal mafia’ in NYC | New York Post.

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There is no peace in the Mideast — or Midtown.

A Jewish kosher-food purveyor says he’s being prevented from settling in the heart of Manhattan by the “halal mafia.”

Yisroel Mordowitz insists he just wants to peacefully peddle sandwiches piled high with brisket or pastrami from his Holy Rollers cart in the lucrative Rockefeller Center area, 48th Street off Sixth Avenue.

But a group of irate Egyptian competitors block the kosher vendor from setting up on the sidewalk, literally squatting on the curb or placing umbrellas and beverage cartons to cordon off the space.

“This guy is hungry — hungry for money,” bellowed 48th Street Sabrett-slinger Mohamed Mossad, who along with nearly a dozen others successfully kept Mordowitz off the block. “I have a family, too!”

“Why doesn’t he go to 47th Street?” Mossad shouted, referring to the Hasidim-heavy Diamond District. “He’s just coming to this particular spot, and he wants to grab it from me — and kill me, actually. Kill my business.”

The Holy Rollers adhere to strict kosher guidelines, and their Muslim rivals sell halal food prepared in accordance with Islamic law. For both, pork is a no-no, but there are differences in how meat must be slaughtered and prepped.

Escalating tensions so concerned Avram Wolpin, the mash­giach — or on-site supervisor who certifies food as kosher — that he feared a veritable falafel fatwa. He told Mordowitz he was worried he would “disappear.”

After two unsuccessful attempts to work on Sixth, Mordowitz made his exodus southwestward to 35th Street and Ninth Avenue, near B&H Photo, the Hasidic-run electronics megastore.

“I thought I could bring peace to Midtown,” lamented Mordowitz, 30, of Queens. “I’m not an enemy — I’m a friend.”

The Holy Rollers opened without incident on 48th Street on Monday, raked in about $2,000 on Tuesday from tourists and Midtown office workers, but were under blockade by Wednesday.

“This is not Palestine!” one vendor shouted, according to Mordowitz.

The kosher vender said, “They’re trying to say that the Jews in Israel are pushing people out, so don’t do it here.”

Mordowitz said one rival even followed managing partner Yosef Salzbank around in a Jeep Cherokee, making sure he parked the cart far enough away.

“I said, ‘Why are you terrorizing me?’ ” Mordowitz recalled.

But the halal hawkers say they’re not the haters.

“He said I am a terrorist. He says I bombed the Twin Towers. That’s racist,” recalled Mossad, who insisted his objections have nothing to do with religion.

“To me, it’s not about him being a Jew.”

Licenses granted by the city do not specify where vendors must locate, but the city can force vendors to move for a variety of reasons, including being parked too close to a subway entrance.

Intense competition prompts vendors to arrive with their carts by 3 a.m. to claim a spot, with some camping out overnight.

Even though customers who eat strictly kosher food can’t eat halal — let alone a boiled wiener — a peace agreement, for now, seems remote, leaving the cart to wander the Midtown desert.

“Running corner to corner like this,” Salzbank said. “It’s crazy.”


This can’t be what the founding fathers imagined for America.

 

NY: Muslim Gets 25 Years for 1998 Embassy Bombings; Could be Out in 8

224 people were killed in the attacks. via Egyptian Gets 25-Year Term in 1998 Embassy Bombings; Judge Calls Plea Deal Generous – NYTimes.com.

An Egyptian man who admitted to helping Osama bin Laden issue threats and make claims of responsibility for terrorist bombings was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday, a result of a deal that the judge said was generous.

“You are the beneficiary of what in my mind is an enormously generous plea bargain made by the United States attorney’s office,” the judge, Lewis A. Kaplan, told the defendant, Adel Abdul Bary, in Federal District Court in Manhattan.

Mr. Bary, 54, was arrested in Britain in 1999 and extradited to the United States in 2012. The judge said Mr. Bary would most likely receive credit for the time he had served and could be eligible for release in just over eight years.

The plea agreement also states that if Mr. Bary applied to serve his sentence in Britain, the United States attorney’s office would not take any position on the matter, and such a decision would ultimately be up to the Justice Department. But the judge made it clear he did not believe that Mr. Bary should be allowed to serve his sentence outside this country.

“This was as serious a crime against American citizens as I can imagine,” Judge Kaplan said, “and the punishment, in my view, ought to be served in the United States, and more particularly under the control of the United States.”

Mr. Bary pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans and two other counts related to making threats.

He once led the London cell of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization that was headed by Ayman al-Zawahri, now the leader of Al Qaeda, prosecutors have said.

Mr. Bary had been charged with more than 280 counts, including murder, stemming from the nearly simultaneous attacks on Aug. 7, 1998, on the embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed 224 people and wounded thousands.

Prosecutors allowed Mr. Bary to plead guilty to the lesser counts, saying in court papers that he had “limited” direct involvement in and foreknowledge of the bombings and that his primary role was that of a “communications facilitator.”

The judge had held up approval of the plea agreement, asking the prosecution and the defense to explain why the deal, which resulted in a maximum sentence of 25 years, was justified in a case that involved so many deaths.

On Friday, Mr. Bary’s lawyer, Andrew G. Patel, noted that his client had made public statements opposing violence, but a prosecutor, Sean S. Buckley, said such a portrayal was belied by the record.

In pleading guilty last September, Mr. Bary said he had knowingly agreed with Mr. Zawahri and others to “kill American citizens anywhere in the world, either civilian or military.”

Mr. Patel, in sentencing papers, also cited a period largely in the 1980s when his client was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured by the Egyptian government. If that happened, “it was horrific,” Judge Kaplan said, adding that “there is too much horror in this world” and people “doing unspeakable things” to people.

“We can’t as a human race seem to put it behind us,” the judge said.

Mr. Bary spoke briefly through an Arabic translator, apologizing to the victims.

A family member of two victims, Edith L. Bartley, addressed the court before the sentence was imposed. Ms. Bartley’s father, Julian L. Bartley Sr., the consul general in Nairobi, and her brother, Julian L. Bartley Jr., a student working as an intern at the Kenya embassy, died in the blast there.

Ms. Bartley, with her mother, Sue, watching from the spectator section, described how hard it still was for victims’ families almost 17 years later. Looking at Mr. Bary, she said, “We want to ensure he has to think about his responsibility for these murders for the rest of his life.”

 

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