NYPD finally tickets hundreds of cabbies illegally double-parked while praying in mosques

Will Sheik Deblasio void the tickets or fire the officer(s) who gave the tickets? via Hundreds of cabbies ticketed while praying in mosque | New York Post. h/t BNI

The NYPD went on a taxi ticketing blitz outside a mosque on the Upper West Side while drivers were inside reciting Ramadan prayers Friday, The Post learned.

At least one officer handed out nearly 100 tickets on the streets surrounding the Islamic Cultural Center on Riverside Drive near West 72nd Street, said cabby ­Mohammad Zaman.

“This is a special prayer time, a time for religion. We double-park here every Friday and they [allow it], but today they gave us all tickets, almost 100 cabs,” he said.

Zaman, who has been attending services at the mosque for nine years, was slapped with a dreaded orange envelope that held a $115 greeting for double parking.

“This has never happened ­before,” he said.

“I can’t help but to think they are being prejudiced. They don’t understand. We have to be here.”

His ticket incorrectly listed the violation date as Saturday, June 27, he said. The wrong date on the ticket could get him off the hook.

Ramadan this year is observed from June 17 through July 17.

A volunteer at the mosque said cops used to cut cabbies a break.

But this year, “maybe three or four times [this month] I’ve seen them go down the line giving tickets to cabs, and [they’re] getting strict again,” the volunteer said.

An NYPD spokesman said that while individual precincts may make accommodations in extenuating circumstances, such as the Ramadan observation, double parking is never authorized, citing, for example, the need for emergency vehicles to navigate the roads.

A source at the 20th Precinct, which covers the mosque, said he wasn’t aware of an organized ticket blitz.

He added that cops at the precinct have a good relationship with the mosque.

“It is mandatory in our religion to come to the mosque every Friday. It’s our duty. Other places they are OK with double parking — people do it everywhere here — but now they won’t let us? Most of us only come for one hour,” said cabby Mohammad Choudhury.

Driver MD Shomuz, who has been going to the mosque for six years, said, “No one has been given tickets before, but today ­everyone got one.”

“It’s frustrating, but what can I do?” he said.


Previous posts on the topic here.

 

Staten Island: Muslim Repeatedly Attempted to Stab FBI Agent During Terror Investigation

via Fareed Mumuni Accused Of Trying Stab FBI During Terror Investigation « CBS New York.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island man attacked an FBI agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force with a knife during a search of his home Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Members of the JTTF were searching Fareed Mumuni’s home when he allegedly attacked.

As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Mumuni was smiling in a photo taken six years ago when he graduated from a Staten Island education program called Youth Court. But on Wednesday morning, investigators said he “repeatedly attempted to plunge the kitchen knife into the torso of an FBI Special Agent.”

None of the stabs penetrated the agent’s body armor, and he suffered only minor injuries, according to the criminal complaint.

Mumuni, 21, also allegedly tried to grab another agent’s rifle during the incident.

“There was a whole bunch of cops out here. They were sitting here. They were in that house coming in and out; I saw FBI agents,” said neighbor Gilberto Gonzalez.

Mumuni had his home searched as part of the same investigation that resulted in the arrest of a Queens college student accused of planning an attack on New York City landmarks on behalf of ISIS.

Munther Omar Saleh, a 20-year-old college student in Queens, was arrested earlier this week.

According to the complaint against Mumuni, the JTTF was investigating a plot to provide material support to ISIS and that Mumuni and Saleh, along with others, are part of that plot. The identities of the others under investigation, or how many of them there are, were not included in the complaint.

Mumuni allegedly waived his right to remain silent and told investigators that he intended to travel to areas controlled by ISIS to fight, and, failing that, he intended to attack law enforcement officers here, according to the complaint.

Mumuni also told investigators that he kept the knife he used to attack the agent wrapped in a T-shirt in his bad, as well as another knife that was found in his mother’s car, just in case he had an encounter with law enforcement, according to authorities.

Saleh allegedly urged Mumuni to use a bomb to attack members of law enforcement and then to use a car to run over any responders, grabbing their weapons to shoot other victims, according to the complaint.

 

New York: Muslim student in Queens planned ISIS-inspired jihad attack

via FBI claims New York City student planned ISIS-inspired attack

Federal prosecutors have accused a New York City resident of planning an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack.

Munther Omar Saleh, 20, of Queens, N.Y., was arrested June 7 after undercover federal agents tried to pull over his car near the Whitestone Bridge. Instead of stopping, investigators said Saleh and an unidentified man jumped out of the car and ran toward the agent. Authorities said a knife was found on the man Saleh was with.

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According to court documents unsealed Tuesday, Saleh had carried out several online searches about building and detonating various explosive devices, including pressure cooker bombs of the type used in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Saleh had been enrolled in an aeronautics program at Queens College since January and investigators believe that his knowledge of electrical circuitry would have helped him to construct a pressure cooker bomb or other explosive device.

The documents also alleged that Saleh expressed support for ISIS on social media, at one point tweeting in 2014 that he thought Al Qaeda was “too moderate.” Investigators claim Saleh also endorsed specific terrorist actions, like the January Charlie Hebdo massacre in France, the attack on last month’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas, and the burning and beheading of a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist, respectively, by ISIS.

The documents say Saleh came to the attention of law enforcement this past March 22 after a Port Authority police officer saw him walking near the George Washington Bridge. The documents say Saleh unexpectedly asked the officer if he could ride with him back to New York, a request the officer declined. The same officer spotted Saleh loitering on the bridge the following day, “looking around repeatedly while walking on the bridge.”

Saleh has been charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to ISIS.


More:  FRIENDS SAY SALEH’S BEHAVIOR CHANGED

Long time family friend Sherrell Jordan told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer that she noticed a dramatic change in Saleh six months ago and knew something was up.

“I noticed some changes in his appearance,” she said. “About a year ago, he was very friendly and outgoing, but the last six months, he changed his appearance, grew a beard, shaved his head and his demeanor was totally different now, more dogmatic.”

Federal authorities accuse Saleh of preparing an explosive device, possibly a pressure cooker bomb like the one used at the Boston Marathon, to detonate in the New York metropolitan area.

Port Authority police spotted Saleh in March acting strangely on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge on two consecutive days, authorities said.

The feds said he consented to an interview with the Joint Terrorism Task Force as well as to a search of his computer.

According to court documents, Saleh espoused jihadist beliefs online and openly supported ISIS activities via Twitter, including the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France, the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot and the beheading of a Japanese journalist. He also allegedly tweeted support for the terror attack in Garland, Texas in May.

A further investigation into Saleh’s activities uncovered possible plans to detonate an explosive device in New York City on behalf of the terror group, court documents said.

Investigators claim he also used his personal computer to search topics ranging from weapons and pressure cookers to eluding police and disguises.

The specific searches allegedly included “construction of a pressure cooker bomb,” “firearms,” “ammunition,” “bulletproof vests,” “drones,” and “New York City landmarks and tourist attractions.”

In May, an informant posing as a terrorist sympathizer said he spoke to Saleh, who reportedly said “I’m in NY and I’m trying to do an Op.”

A federal special agent said in court papers that it is believed an “Op” refers to an effort to conduct a terror attack.

Investigators also said Saleh tweeted on Sept. 10, 2014, “i fear AQ could be getting too moderate” — referring to al Qaeda.

Additionally, Saleh is accused of offering to translate ISIS propaganda into English for dissemination.

Speaking to Schneider earlier in the day off camera, Saleh’s father insisted that his son was just doing simple Internet searches and meant no harm.

“His son is just his son and I can’t believe that these things can happen to him,” said neighbor Elizabeth Taylor. “It’s really sad.”

Saleh was arrested Saturday when agents tracked his Jeep near the Whitestone Expressway. Saleh allegedly jumped out of his Jeep and stormed toward the undercover car.

“My son doesn’t even drive,” his father said. “How he drive a car?”

Saleh recently enrolled at a college in Queens that specializes in aeronautics and was taking a course in electrical circuitry, according to investigators.

In his original interview, authorities said Saleh told them he did not sympathize with ISIS.

 

As Muslim terrorists flourish, NYPD recruiting more… Muslims

When will the NYPD work to hire more Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists, Satanists, and Santeria practitioners? via NYPD recruiting more Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is working to recruit more Muslims, and is asking for help within the community to better refine outreach aimed at stifling the lure of overseas terror groups, officials said Monday.

Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000, according to the NYPD Muslim Officers Society. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials. Lt. Adeel Rana, commanding officer of the community affairs immigration outreach unit, said there has been a slow increase over the past decade, but it has been rapidly changing in the past year and a half.

“It’s changing every day; we are getting more and more recruits,” he said. “And as they see people of their own religion in uniform, their eyes brighten.”

So do the eyes of jihadists.

There has been an effort to increase openness and communication with the community since the new administration took over, stinging from a public outcry over the contentious stop, question and frisk policy and the surveillance of Muslims. A unit that investigated Muslims under the previous police commissioner was disbanded, and Commissioner William Bratton said Monday officials had worked hard to regain trust.

“We will not do anything to jeopardize that trust,” he said.

Instead, the public is put at higher risk.

In an effort to reach out to more recruits, the NYPD is also expanding a cadet program where college students are given stipends and fast-tracked to a job. Rana said officers also attend community meetings and fairs. A video played during the department’s annual pre-Ramadan conference showed dozens of uniformed officers who are Muslim saying: “We are your NYPD.”

Muslim leaders said they are encouraged by recruitment efforts.

And ain’t this something. The terror-friendly AP goes to the terrorist-named CAIR for comment.

“The more Muslims who work in the NYPD the better,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “This is a way to break down the mistrust and create bridges in the community. Where an informant breaks down trust, a law enforcement officer builds it.”

If it were up to Ibrahim, the entire NYPD would be Muslim and enforcing sharia law. He told a reporter his feelings back in 1993:

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future,” he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview. “But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

Back to the NYPD:

The outreach is also meant to counter efforts by overseas terror groups to radicalize youth over the Internet.

John Miller, the department’s deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and intelligence, said the department is working with Islamic leaders and community members to figure out how to get a counterterrorism message out on the same platforms.

While rebuilding the relationship, he said, officials are working to reinforce a message: “You’re one of our communities and we are your police.”

September 11 is a far-gone memory now. John Miller, along with all those who appease the imams who train and harbor jihadists, should be fired.


And Breitbart reminds us we don’t have to even look back to 2001: NYPD Actively Recruiting Muslim Officers — After Muslim Executed NYPD Officers

New York: Muslim sex offender arrested for 28th time after subway assault

via Sex offender arrested 28 times accused of abusing female New York subway passenger… but his mom says ‘nothing is wrong with him’ and he only needs a wife | Daily Mail Online. h/t Dee

A New York City man was arrested for the 28th time after allegedly grinding on a woman in a subway train.

Basam Syed, 35, from Queens, has been taken in four times since a 2014 sex offense.

Exactly one year ago he was found guilty of rubbing his genitals against the behind of a woman on the same east Manhattan subway line, but on the local rather than the express track.

He was arrested Tuesday for persistent sexual abuse, a police spokesperson told Daily Mail Online.

The New York City Department of Correction website shows that Syed was released on bail Thursday.

Persistent sexual abuse is a class E felony and punishable by up to four years in prison.

His most recent arrests follows release from a short stint in Rikers Island prison in February, according to the New York Daily News.

The New York State Criminal Justice website says that last year’s sex offender conviction came from a 2012 incident of ‘Forcibly Touch Other Person’s Sexual/Intimate Parts’, where the victim was a 32-year-old stranger.

Other previous arrests reportedly include drug incidents, burglary and tongue-kissing a 4-year-old boy, and a March 11 incident of assault and harassment against his girlfriend.

Despite frequent run ins with the law, Syed’s mother says, ‘He doesn’t need help. Nothing is wrong with him’.

‘It’s not easy to find a wife and have kids,’ she said. The mother also stipulated that the wife for her often arrested son should be Pakistani.

America needs help and deporting this full time sex offender would be the best solution to protect women in NYC.

New York: Muslim Brutally Beats Gay Couple in Restaurant (VIDEO)

via NY Daily News, h/t Atlas Shrugs who writes:

In the notoriously leftwing media, Muslim trumps gay.

NYPD identifies ‘career criminal’ as suspect in brutal anti-gay attack in Chelsea

Cops are hunting for a “career criminal” who bashed a gay couple over the head with a chair at a Chelsea barbecue joint, officials said Tuesday.

Police said Bayna El-Amin, 41, was wanted in connection with the May 5 beating at the Dallas BBQ at 261 8th Ave.

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said El-Amin is believed to be on the run.

“He is a career criminal,” Boyce said. “We believe he has fled the state.”

Video from the eatery shows a man smash a wooden chair over a gay couple, knocking them both to the ground.

Bayna Lehkiem Elamin

Bayna Lehkiem El-amin

 

NYC: Mohammed fleecing tourists with $30 hot dogs outside 9/11 Memorial

via NYC Hot Dog vendor charged tourists $30 outside 9/11 Memorial | Daily Mail Online h/t TROP

A crooked New York City food vendor has been caught on camera as he successfully rips off tourists.

Ahmed Mohammed is seen charging individuals anywhere from $3 to a whopping $30 for a hot dog, and as much as $15 for a pretzel.

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Crook: Ahmed Mohammed (above) was caught on camera selling hot dogs for $30 to tourists in New York City outside the 9/11 Memorial

 

What’s more, he is doing this just outside the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan.

‘I just felt like I was getting ripped off, and it’s just making the 9/11 grounds like a big tourist trap,’ one woman told NBC 4.

Another man said the price of his hot dog kept changing, going from $15 to $10, prompting the man to hand back the food to Mohammed even though he had already taken a bite.

‘To rip-off somebody, to charge them $35 for a hot dog and a pretzel, that leaves a terrible impression,’ said Jessica Lappin of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

She became aware of the situation when fights began breaking out because of Mohammed’s prices.

That’s not the only problem either, as other customers say the vendor will shortchange them after their purchase.

When a reporter for the network confronted him about his prices, he suddenly declared he did not speak English, though he did offer to sell them a hot dog for $3, which is still far steeper than the normal $1 charged by most vendors in the city.

Mohammed is currently under investigation by the Alliance.

 

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