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.”

 

New York: Imam tells kids, ‘Don’t trust the cops? Call me’

Rehashing a 2013 post via Muslim imam: ‘Don’t trust the cops? Call me’ | New York Post. h/t Islamist Watch.

Don’t trust the cops? Call the “peace” patrol.

A Muslim preacher in The Bronx is behind the Community Peace Patrol Officers — a neighborhood-watch group that helps teenagers who don’t want to listen to police.

“There are lots of times where kids don’t like law enforcement because they were born and raised in a situation where ­[police] are their enemies,” said Sheikh Moussa Drammeh.

Since his patrol doesn’t wear NYPD badges, the imam says, neighborhood kids “are more ­inclined to listen to us and to talk to us.”

“The kids know us, and they can relate to our background,” he said. “Law enforcement cannot do it. By the time [police] come to them, it’s to enforce the law . . . You cannot build a cordial relationship.”

The imam’s crew is part of a number of citizen patrols launching citywide. Some private groups — including Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Asian Safety ­Patrol — are sanctioned by the NYPD and even have their own patrol cars.

Drammeh launched his ­11-member group to improve community relations with cops and to stop crime before it starts. It is based out of his mosque, Masjid Al-Iman, in an Islamic enclave of Parkchester.

While the Peace Patrol has no official NYPD standing, Drammeh hopes to get its blessing. The activist preacher also wants to procure his own fleet of patrol cars and for volunteers to do twice-monthly shifts. Currently, they patrol on foot.

For the last few years, Drammeh, 52, has handed out fliers with his phone number at nearby subway stations and housing projects. Many people in need have called him.

Drammeh allegedly stiffed an 84-year-old grandmother on a $52,000 loan that was supposed to be used for a new day-care center. Drammeh declined to comment on whether the center was built.

The Peace Patrol is his next passion project.

“For [Police] Commissioner [Bill] Bratton to be successful, he needs to have different voices,” Drammeh said.

“There needs to be a third party in the room. That’s what we provide. We are for a peaceful New York.”


Bronx imam swindled wheelchair-bound grandma out of $52,000

 

Muslims demand NYPD remove terrorism report, halt terror monitoring, expunge records of radical mosques

This is how sharia keeps creeping. Back in 2009, Muslims forced the NYPD to reword the report. Now it appears that Obama, Holder, al Blasio and the Muslim Brotherhood front groups want the evidence to disappear forever. via NYC may yank terrorism report to appease mosque ‘spying’ critics | New York Post

In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned.

The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time — after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa.

Here in New York, Zale Thompson, a man who heeded online calls by ISIS for jihad, attacked two NYPD officers with a hatchet in October.

“The harm is that it sends the message that the NYPD is ­going to back down on its counterterrorism effort in the name of political correctness,” said a former NYPD official. “Shame on the NYPD if they do.”

Sources familiar with the case confirmed that removal of the NYPD report is one of the major sticking points in settlement negotiations.

Also on the table are demands that the NYPD halt any ongoing surveillance in the Muslim community and that records of prior monitoring be expunged, sources said.

With what seems today like a crystal ball, the 2007 NYPD report identified an “emerging threat” — al Qaeda-inspired jihadists in the United States and abroad, hell-bent on attacking their host countries.

“Radicalization is something the NYPD saw happening in Europe,” said the former NYPD official. “It was prescient in identifying this phenomenon and predicting it would increase.”

Among the report’s warnings:

  • “The majority of radical individuals began as ‘unremarkable’ — they had ‘unremarkable’ jobs, had lived ‘unremarkable’ lives and had little, if any criminal history.”
  • Most terrorist wannabes are reasonably well-educated male Muslims between ages 18 and 35, local residents, second- or third-generation with roots in the Middle East or South Asia, and from middle-class families.
  • “The Internet is a driver and enabler for the process of radicalization” — providing information on extremist beliefs to practical advice on constructing weapons
  • Recent converts to Islam can be the most radical. “Their need to prove their religious convictions to their companions often makes them the most aggressive.”
  • Potential jihadists flock to mosques as their religious beliefs deepen, then withdraw from them when “the individual’s level of extremism surpasses that of the mosque.”
  • Once a person is radicalized, an attack can happen very quickly. “While the other phases of radicalization may take place gradually, over two to three years, this jihadization component can be a very rapid process, taking only a few months, or even weeks.”

Under former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the report served as a blueprint for the NYPD’s “demographic unit,” which sent plainclothes detectives into Muslim cafes, stores and mosques to detect potential terrorists.

After the initiative was exposed by The Associated Press, Muslim leaders and groups filed two lawsuits in Brooklyn federal court claiming they were subjected to unwarranted surveillance.

The suits complain the radicalization report puts virtually all Muslims under suspicion.

Last April, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton disbanded the intelligence-gathering unit.

A spokesman for the city Law Department said, “Discussions are ongoing, and nothing is final.”


 

 In another telling sign of reporting incompetence, the NY Post fails to link to the report or mention that the recent assassination of two NYPD officers was also carried out by a Muslim linked to NYC mosques. Find more on both below:

 

NYC: Muslim who vandalized anti-jihad ad sentenced to community service, restitution

via Free Speech Victory: ‘Proud Savage’ Mona Eltahawy Has to Pay Restitution In AFDI Ad Vandalism Case – Breitbart.

On September 25, 2012, CNN “journalist” Mona Eltahawy was arrested after spraying pink spray paint over one of my American Freedom Defense Initiative ads in the New York subway.

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 On Friday, she declared victory, tweeting: “My attorney @StanleyCohenLaw just wrote to tell me that my spray painting case has been dismissed in the interests of justice.#ProudSavage.” Not surprisingly, Eltahawy was lying: the case wasn’t dismissed outright “in the interests of justice”; rather, she has to perform community service and pay restitution. The judgment is a victory for AFDI and free speech.

 As she vandalized the ad, Eltahawy also spray-painted my associate, Pamela Hall, and broke her glasses. Her vandalism caused an international brouhaha – her spray-painting made the front page of the New York Post and headlines in national and international newspapers. Tellingly, to defend her she hired the notorious Hamas lawyer, the anti-Semitic Jew Stanley Cohen. The Assistant District Attorney in charge of prosecuting the case told hall that what Eltahawy actually got was an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which means that the case will be dismissed in six months if she stays out of trouble. Although this is not a conviction, Eltahawy had to complete two days of community service and pay restitution of $794.60 to Hall for her broken glasses. Hall remarked: “Mona has thrown in the towel, giving up on her bogus claim to free speech, and finally agreed to do her community service as required for spraying graffiti in the subway.” 

The ad Eltahawy vandalized read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.” Eltahawy has taken to calling herself a “proud savage” – an appellation I will not disagree with – and claims that the ad refers to all Muslims. It does not, of course. The ad refers not to all Muslims, but to those jihadis who rejoice in the murders of innocent civilians.

Eltahawy goes on about her “love of the first amendment,” while demonstrating her abysmal lack of understanding of what the freedom of speech is, how it works, and why it is important. How is destroying private property free speech? Vandalism is not freedom of speech, it’s barbarism; in a word, it’s savagery.

If Mona Eltahawy wanted to exercise her freedom of speech, she could have bought her own advertisement and expressed herself any way she wished. Attacking people with toxic spray and destroying property is not freedom of expression or any legitimate form of protest.

While claiming to uphold the freedom of speech and rule of law, Eltahawy reveals her hypocrisy, and her contempt for both. But now she has had her day in court: she initially refused community service because she wanted just that, so as to demand her free speech rights to make graffiti in the subway.

But what she did was illegal, fascist, and wrong, and now she has been made to pay. Free speech has won again.

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

Brooklyn: Muslim terrorist told jihad pal, killing innocents a ‘forgivable sin comparable to masturbation’

via Accused terrorist told comrade suicide bombings against innocent civilians were a ‘forgivable sin’ – just like masturbation | Daily Mail Online.

An alleged terrorist facing trial in New York City justified killing innocent people in suicide bomb attacks as a ‘forgivable sin comparable to masturbation’, court papers show.

Ali Yasin Ahmed made the twisted claim during conversations in 2008 intercepted by federal authorities as they put him and co-defendants Mahdi Hashi and Mohammed Yusuf under surveillance.

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All three are to stand trial in Brooklyn charged with providing financial and material support to Somalian based militant group al-Shabaab, which has merged with al-Qaeda.

The recorded messages were presented to the federal court and reveal Yusuf expressing his doubts to Ahmed about traveling to Somalia in November, 2008, because he was frightened of becoming a suicide bomber in the war-torn nation.

Ahmed though calms his would-be terror colleague’s fears by telling him that in his interpretation of Islam, suicide bombing attacks on civilians were easily justified.

‘Ahmed minimized the significance of suicide bombings against civilian targets and suggested that if such attacks were in fact a sin, they were an immaterial, forgivable sin comparable to masturbation,’ wrote Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shreve Ariail, Seth DuCharme and Richard Tucker in court papers submitted last week.

The three al-Shabaab members were commanded from the United States by Arabi-American Jehad Mostafa, who lived in San Diego and was on the FBI’s most wanted list.

After they traveled to Somalia, Hashi, 25, joined a suicide bombing squad and Ahmed, 29 and Yusuf, 31 underwent training standard military training.

Indeed, once in the troubled African nation, Yusuf appeared in a 2010 al-Shabaab propaganda video which was titled, ‘Inspire the Believers’, which was used as a recruiting tool.

They are also accused of threatening to behead Lars Vilks, the Danish cartoonist who was drew a sketch mocking the Prophet Mohammad.

Lawyers for the three are attempting to dismiss the charges, claiming the is no reason to prosecute the them in the Inited States.

“The goals of the charged conspiracy, to recruit Americans and other westerners to join al-Shabaab, and then to use violence to impact U.S. foreign policy — and the United States, clearly supports prosecution,” the government argued in court papers.

If the three are found guilty they will spend life in prison.

 

Man who assassinated 2 NYPD cops spoke Arabic, had picture of Koran terror verses on Facebook (updated)

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via Ismaaiyl Brinsley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cop’s patrol car and opened fire, “execution” style. The murdered cops have been named as officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

One of his last Instagram posts included lyrics to the 50 Cent song “Green Lantern,” never had a hot gun on your waist and blood on your shoe…n*gga you ain’t been through what I been through you not like me and I’m not like you.” The post included the hashtags, “#BrooklynGoHard #ConeyIsland,” reports the New York Post. The next showed a picture of a silver handgun with the words “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours…Let’s take 2 of theirs.” It included the hashtags “#shootthepolice” as well as references to Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

According to his Facebook page, Brinsley speaks Arabic.

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According to an arrest sheet for Brinsley from 2007 in Georgia, his middle name is Abdullah.

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Thank Obama, Holder, Deblasio, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, CAIR and all the media for perpetuating lies about thugs and not once sincerely discouraging violence.

Updates:

If that weren’t enough evidence, Brimsley himself wrote that he was Muslim: NYPD Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Started Fight with Atlanta Panhandler, Discovered He Was ‘Muslim Too’:

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More:

Eyewitness claims ‘people were CLAPPING AND LAUGHING’ at the scene where two cops were killed

MONSTERS: People Take To Twitter To Celebrate NYPD Murders

 

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