New Jersey: 9/11 survivor from ‘Dust Lady’ photo dies of stomach cancer

NEVER FORGET!


Source: 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer | NJ.com

BAYONNE — After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders — the woman known as the “Dust Lady” from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 — has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members.

Michael Borders, Marcy Borders’ brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: “I can’t believe my sister is gone.”

John Bordes, Marcy Borders’ first cousin, called her “my HERO” in a Facebook comment and said that she “unfortunately succumbed to the diseases that (have) ridden her body since 9/11.”

“In addition to losing so many friends, coworkers, and colleagues on and after that tragic day, the pains from yesteryear (have) found a way to resurface,” he said.

The famous photo shows Marcy Borders, a Bank of America employee at the time, distraught and covered in dust in the aftermath of the attacks in Lower Manhattan.

The Bayonne native fell into a decade-long depression that led her to abuse alcohol and drugs after her traumatic experience on 9/11. In 2011, Borders checked into rehab, and has stayed clean since, she told The Jersey Journal last year.

Borders, a mother of two, was just getting back into the working world — helping with a candidate’s local campaign for mayor — when her doctor told her in August 2014 that she had stomach cancer.

Borders, 41 at the time, told The Jersey Journal in November that she had undergone chemotherapy and that she was scheduled to undergo surgery in December and then radiation and chemotherapy afterward.

At the time, she wondered aloud if her cancer was related to 9/11.

“I’m saying to myself ‘Did this thing ignite cancer cells in me?'” she said. “I definitely believe it because I haven’t had any illnesses. I don’t have high blood pressure…high cholesterol, diabetes.”

Borders told The Jersey Journal at the time that she was struggling to pay off $190,000 in medical bills, as she didn’t have a job or health insurance.

When asked if she ever looked at the “Dust Lady” photo of herself, Borders said she avoided doing so as much as possible.

“I try to take myself from being a victim to being a survivor now. I don’t want to be a victim anymore,” she said.


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Marcy wasn’t alone. We’re all prisoners of 9/11, whether we know it or admit it, or not.

RIP Marcy!

NYPD Commissioner Worshipping Allah in Queens Mosque

via Shoebat.com.

…current New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton with all members of the NYPD at the Jamaica Muslim Center are seen worshipping Allah:

The video was proudly tweeted  by the NYPD News.

On its Facebook the Jamaican Muslim Center announced the visit.

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It seems that Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio are two butt-cheeks in one underwear. Like Mayor Blasio, the spiritual harlotry is part of Bratton’s efforts to add more Muslims to the NYPD Police Force, so he sees it fit to pray to Allah with Muslims. In June, Reuters reported:

Even with minorities nearly outnumbering whites among New York City police officers, the department is struggling to hire enough blacks and Muslims to reflect changing city demographics, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said in an interview on Monday.

Adding “Muslims” to the NYPD police force is “to reflect changing city demographics”. In other words, Islam is part of America. Bratton believes that Islam is a great religion and was hijacked by a few crazies. In May he stated:

“This crazy hijacking of the Muslim religion by these fanatics, twisting it into an ideology that’s all about hate and murder and killing.”


Read it all. Then check out some of the Twitter comments left @NYPDNews

Sharia law has no place in a civilized society! Moslems don’t respect women, they’re property!

Aug 19Take that totalitarian theocracy back to the ME. Stop the destruction of democracy! Evil.

As we’ve noted before, the NYPD was infiltrated and shaken down by terror-linked CAIR.

Fed Court: NYC MTA Anti-Jihad Ad Ban Violated 1st Amendment Rights, Must Pay

Two-time losers. via American Freedom Law Center.

On Thursday of last week (7/16), the federal court hearing the case against the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for illegally refusing to display an anti-jihad advertisement granted the plaintiffs, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and their non-profit organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), partial summary judgment and ordered the MTA to pay nominal damages. The court’s finding of liability and award of damages also opens the door for Geller and her co-plaintiffs to recover their legal fees and costs from the City’s transit authority. The controversial anti-jihad ad, referred to in the case as the “Hamas Killing Jews” advertisement, is displayed below.

Judge John G. Koeltl, presiding in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in downtown Manhattan, had earlier ruled on April 20 that the MTA’s refusal to run the ad out of fear that Muslims in New York might understand the ad to be advocating violence and would therefore rise up to murder Jews as Islamic worship, was unconstitutional.  In fact, Judge Koetl ruled that there was no evidence of any threat of violence.  Based on these findings, Judge Koeltl ordered the MTA to display the ad immediately, even before the court’s final judgment.

The court did, however, stay (i.e., postponed) the enforcement of its order for 30 days to give the MTA time to appeal or to work out the logistics of running the ad.  The MTA did neither.  Instead, it convened a public board meeting at which MTA board member Charles Moerdler ranted incoherently about hate speech and Geller’s newly proposed ads designed to expose wealthy Jews who support the BDS (boycott, divestiture, and sanction) movement against Israel.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the board voted to change the MTA ad policy by excluding all speech that, according to MTA officials, addressed “disputed” causes and issues.  On the heels of that decision, the MTA filed a motion to “dissolve” the court’s previous order requiring it to run the Hamas Killing Jews ad on the grounds that the MTA was no longer applying the “incitement” provision, but rather a “no political message” provision.  Judge Koeltl accepted the MTA’s argument and rescinded his earlier order requiring the MTA to run the ad.

The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), lawyers for Geller and her co-plaintiffs, immediately appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Koeltl’s decision to dissolve the earlier order requiring the MTA to run the Hamas Killing Jews ad.  Just last Friday, the Second Circuit granted AFLC’s motion to expedite the appeal.

Not waiting for the appeal on the injunction issue to wind its way through the appellate process, AFLC also immediately asked the district court to grant its clients judgment against the MTA for its initial decision to refuse to display the ad on the grounds of incitement—i.e., that it would spur violence, a claim the court flatly rejected.  Initially, the MTA opposed AFLC’s request, claiming that it was premature.  However, at the hearing on the matter, the MTA capitulated and agreed to a court finding that the MTA was liable for violating Geller’s, Spencer’s, and AFDI’s First Amendment right to free speech and further agreed to pay nominal damages.

An award for even nominal damages allows AFLC to seek reimbursement of its legal fees as the “prevailing party,” which will likely be in excess of $100,000.

David Yerushalmi, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, explained,

“The MTA has long been a serial violator of the First Amendment—at least when it involves pro-Israel, anti-jihad speech.  The MTA will pay for this conduct just as it has in the past.  Moreover, we fully intend to win the appeal and force the MTA to actually run the Hamas Killing Jews ad.  The MTA and its board should not be permitted to play musical chairs with its ad policy just because they don’t like Ms. Geller’s viewpoint.”

Robert Muise, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, added,

“It is remarkable the lengths that government officials will go to try and silence Ms. Geller’s anti-jihad message.  But I can assure you that we are more determined to defend the First Amendment against such politically-correct censorship.”

AFLC has now won two federal lawsuits against the MTA, one against the Washington, D.C. transit authority, and one against the Philadelphia transit authority on behalf of its clients, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and AFDI.  Cases are still pending in Detroit, Boston, and Seattle, with a new case recently filed in Washington D.C.

 

Staten Island on alert after Muslims spotted transferring weapons in parking lot

How else are peaceful Muslims supposed to celebrate Ramadan? via Security Scare On Staten Island After Woman Spotted With Weapon « CBS New York.

(CBSNewYork) – A potential security threat is causing traffic headaches on Staten Island Friday.

The NYPD issued a “be on the lookout” alert after several people carrying what appear to be assault rifles were photographed at the Midland Beach parking lot.

The photos were taken by a retired member of the NYPD.

It is not yet clear if the weapons are assault rifles or paintball guns.

Police are searching for two SUVs with New Jersey license plates A83FCB and PSJ52V.


Update:

In an updated press release the NYPD said that firearms experts conducted a forensic examination of the photographs. The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strongly resemble replicas of firearms used in “paintball” games. Interviews conducted by NYPD and FBI investigators in New Jersey have revealed that the registered owner of one of the vehicles indicated that he was planning to go paintball shooting with friends today. The investigation is continuing.” Police said.


If they were paintball guns, why is the investigation continuing?

End Muslim immigration. NOW!

Days after Tenn. jihad attack killed 4 Marines, Empire State Building will light green to end “Month of Jihad”

Muslims will be partying Saturday – another successful month of jihad in their history books. via Empire State Building.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Empire State Building will be lit Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

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Not the first time the ESB has lit up for the month of jihad in a city where nearly 3,000 were killed by jihadis. Muslims have also plotted to bomb the Empire State Building and sued so they could make it their own personal mosque. Read those posts here.


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.

 

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