The Islamist-Interfaith Coalition’s War on the NYPD


20110426_ISNAlogoThe misrepresentation of the NYPD by the Islamists and their interfaith allies continues. In the latest round, the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign is slamming the Department for privately designating a small percentage of mosques and Islamic organizations as “terrorism enterprises.”

Shoulder-to-Shoulder consists of about 30 religious organizations and was birthed in November 2010 in response to the Ground Zero Mosque controversy. The alliance says it was alarmed by how “prejudice against Muslims had reached an unprecedented intensity.”

It also aims to influence policy. It says its work includes “working closely with White House staff,” “working with Congress to explore ways to end anti-Muslim sentiment” and “implementing a comprehensive press strategy.”

One of the founders of Shoulder-to-Shoulder is the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. ISNA exponentially increases the power of its activism by working through this interfaith coalition. ISNA is so proud of it that its success was at the top of the agenda when its officials met with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.

ISNA chose Sayyid Syeed, a former Secretary-General, to lead its new interfaith office. In 2006, he was recorded saying, “Our job is to change the constitution of America.” ISNA’s pro-Sharia influence on Shoulder-to-Shoulder was plain for all to see in its latest newsletter.

There is a section that provides resources “that may be helpful to you as you engage in discussions around anti-Shari’ah or anti-foreign law legislation.” One of them is a June 2013 paper titled, “Secular is Not Always Better: A Closer Look at Some Women-Empowering Features of Islamic Law.”

The overall theme of the newsletter is that the NYPD is discriminating against Muslims in an outrageous fashion. It is titled, “Mosques are houses of worship. Not terrorist organizations.” It is inferred that the NYPD is equating all mosques with terrorist groups, a gross mischaracterization of the NYPD’s operations and integrity. The problem that the NYPD faces is that, inarguably, some mosques are used to preach extremism and foment terrorism.

The Clarion Project sets the record straight by explaining that “[o]ut of a minimum of 175 mosques, only 10 were subjected to a ‘terrorism enterprise investigation’ over 10 years.”

These investigations only commenced after the vetting of a credible lead. These were not randomly chosen mosques. The NYPD would do the same thing to a church or synagogue if there were sufficient evidence that it may be serving as a hotbed for terrorism.

The Shoulder-to-Shoulder newsletter links to an article by Rev. Richard L. Killmer, a Presbyterian minister and Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. He writes that the NYPD is making “wholesale associations” between Muslims and terrorism. He falsely states, “It seems that the NYPD undertook its surveillance without any stated evidence of wrongdoing.”

There are reasons that the NYPD gave extra attention to these mosques. Of course, the NYPD wouldn’t publicly state the evidence it has before a prosecution begins and jeopardize its investigation. That’s common sense. However, even the open-source information that is available about some of these mosques is enough to justify the investigations.

For example, one of the investigated mosques is the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. The NYPD was criticized for keeping a close eye on it and its “moderate” imam, Reda Shata. This is a cleric who praised Hamas, honored its spiritual leader after he was killed by Israel and referred to a female suicide bomber as a “martyr.” Those are statements he made publicly.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder forwards its readers to an article by Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab-American Association of New York. Her group was labeled a “terrorism enterprise” and placed under investigation. The provocative title of her article is, “Being Arab or Muslim is not probable cause for NYPD spying.”

The NYPD did not “spy” on anyone for merely being an Arab or a Muslim.

She writes, “Criminalizing an entire community is not effective policing and is a waste of taxpayer dollars.” She’s right. That’s part of the reason why the NYPD doesn’t do that. Nor did the NYPD do anything illegal, as is implied when she says terrorism can be fought against “while following the law of the land.”

A wide range of non-Muslim religious organizations are signing onto ISNA’s political agenda in the name of interfaith relations. Simultaneously, ISNA is holding huge conventions with a parade of Islamist speakers, misleading non-Muslims about Sharia Law and telling its base that “Muslim terrorism is not a threat after 9/11.” In its magazine, it makes even more exaggerated claims about the NYPD, such as that Muslims get investigated for reporting crimes.

The NYPD officers put themselves on the line to protect us—all of us, including Muslim-Americans. They expose themselves to disdain and danger daily. The least we can do is honor them by giving them a fair shake.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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  • Lew Ritter

    If they would stop threatening to kill us and convert us to Sharia law, we would stop feeling threatened by them. Prior to 9-11 i never gave Muslim a second thought. I worked with many of them in the trucking industry and had great respect for them.

  • Newspaniard

    I have great respect for the NYPD standing up against the onslaught of criticism from this (undoubtedly) fascist organization who don’t want their conspiracies exposed to the common-law legal system.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The misrepresentation of the NYPD by the Islamists and their interfaith allies continues.

    Well, I’m going to have to rain on this poor gullible useful idiot’s parade again for pretending to know what he is writing about since he is almost as gullible as those so-called interfaith allies, but nevertheless, just like there is no such thing as moderate Muslims, there is also no such thing as Islamists either. Indeed, the reality is all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another. Thus, since all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another, then how can he designate some of them as being Islamists, while implying that others are not? He can’t unless he is a little more than just unhinged and a little incompetent.

    Furthermore, Islam isn’t a faith because the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all Muslims to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. Hence, what part of the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy does this writer not understand?

    People need to learn to stop thinking about Muslims as being just like us because they are not. They are the products of a civilization that is completely alien to ours. Indeed, Islamic civilization as opposed to Western civilization is exceedingly totalitarian. Thus, Muslims don’t have the freedom to pick and choose how it is they want to live their lives and without choice they must strictly conform to the texts and tenets of Islam. Meanwhile, the penalty for non-conformity in Islamic civilization is very harsh indeed, since it is death. Thus, people need to learn to stop conflating Muslims with Westerners, because they are not! There lives are totally 100 percent completely structured, even when living in the West.

    • Mubin Shaikh

      All Muslims are Jihadists? Would that include the Muslim cops and intel agents working in the NYPD, rooting out extremists?

      Or should they be taken off the job and we can let Joe White Guy try to infiltrate?

      Didn’t think so.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        All Muslims are Jihadists? Would that include the Muslim cops and intel agents working in the NYPD, rooting out extremists?

        Why should I be surprised in the least that Muslim stealth jihadists have infiltrated the NYPD? Indeed, Muslim stealth jihadists have massively infiltrated our federal government. Moreover, your phrase, “rooting out extremism,” indicates you are little more than an unhinged leftwing moonbat, because you obviously don’t have a clue.

        Or should they be taken off the job and we can let Joe White Guy try to infiltrate?

        Didn’t think so.

        Your obsession with racism indicates that you are a leftwing loon, of course. Nevertheless, mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage should be banned and reversed ASAP since it is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the strategic purpose of demographic conquest and also because zero Muslim jihadists living in America would equal zero jihad in America.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    In the latest round, the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign is slamming the Department for privately designating a small percentage of mosques and Islamic organizations as “terrorism enterprises.”

    They are not “terrorism enterprises.” They are “jihad enterprises,” as jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam. Indeed, every mosque in the world, which, by the way, includes all of them in America as well, is a command and control center for jihad. As the fundamental sole mission of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

    The alliance says it was alarmed by how “prejudice against Muslims had reached an unprecedented intensity.”

    In other words, like this writer, the alliance consists of very gullible useful idiot infidels.

    It also aims to influence policy. It says its work includes “working closely with White House staff,” “working with Congress to explore ways to end anti-Muslim sentiment” and “implementing a comprehensive press strategy.”

    In other words, those very gullible useful idiots are conducting stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad via taqiyya and misinformation on behalf of Islam, which is very typical of leftwing loons around the world. I mean just look at the Left’s actions with respect to the jihad being waged against the infidel state of Israel. Indeed, through stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad, Muslims have become very adept at duping the Left into fighting their jihads for them.

    Thus, someone should inform those gullible useful idiot leftists posing as religious adherents, that Islam is not a faith, much less a “religion of peace.”

    “Secular is Not Always Better: A Closer Look at Some Women-Empowering Features of Islamic Law.”

    Simultaneously, every time we import a Muslim stealth jihadist into the country, we also import Sharia at the same time. Since again the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all Muslims to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy, and what is the “will of Allah” that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally all submit to under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy? In essence it is Sharia, i.e., Islamic totalitarian law. Thus, if we want to stop the scourge of Sharia in its tracks, then we must ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP. Indeed, it is the only way. Especially since in essence mass Muslim immigration to the West is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

    The overall theme of the newsletter is that the NYPD is discriminating against Muslims in an outrageous fashion.

    Indeed, because of the preponderance of leftwing hegemony in our political correct society, the truth is now considered to be the new hate speech.

    It is inferred that the NYPD is equating all mosques with terrorist groups, a gross mischaracterization of the NYPD’s operations and integrity.

    Except for the stupidity of conflating what is really jihad as somehow being terrorism, which it’s not, all mosques are command and control centers for jihad and jihad in this particular case being the non-violent stealth and deceptive variety. Indeed, it is exceedingly foolish to conflate what is actually jihad as somehow being terrorism. Especially when you consider the fact that terrorism is always and only violent, while jihad, on the other hand, is both violent and non-violent, but overall astronomically far more non-violent relative to violent. But then again that stupidity is a product of writers exactly like this one that continually proliferate mass misinformation about our Islamic enemies.

    The problem that the NYPD faces is that, inarguably, some mosques are used to preach extremism and foment terrorism.

    The problem with the above statement besides being more than a little unhinged is that it is full of misinformation. Indeed, the writer insinuates that some Muslims are extremists as opposed to other Muslims that are not, but that is ludicrous. The reality is all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another. Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that according to the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. Hence, how can that moonbat writer designate some jihadists as being extremists, while insinuating at the same time that others or not. He can’t, unless he is unhinged or otherwise incompetent.

    Indeed, this loon writer again is conflating Muslims with being Westerners. However, Islam is a very totalitarian cult and all Muslims as a result must strictly conform to its dictates, because the penalty for non-conformity is death, even when living in the West.

    Moreover, terrorism is strictly a Western manifestation, as Muslims never ever perpetrate terrorism. Instead, Muslims are jihadists, as jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is specifically and only holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam. Not to mention as well, that jihad is also a manifestation that is unique to Islamic society alone, and, in stark contrast to terrorism, manifests both violently and non-violently, but overall astronomically far more non-violently relative to violently, while terrorism, on the other hand, is always and only violent.

    The Clarion Project sets the record straight by explaining that “[o]ut of a minimum of 175 mosques, only 10 were subjected to a ‘terrorism enterprise investigation’ over 10 years.”

    The Clarion Project has been duped so many times by Muslim stealth jihadists it isn’t funny. Hence, I don’t put any stock in what it says whatsoever, as it has more than destroyed its credibility for me a long time ago.

    In any event, we don’t need to investigate mosques, because all mosques are already command and control centers for jihad, as again the sole fundamental mission of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

    Indeed, the notion that so-called radicals, i.e., Islamists, are hijacking the so-called “religion of peace” is ludicrous. Indeed, the ill named so-called “War on Terror” inevitably turned into the biggest strategic blunder ever in American history because it was based on that same exact absurdity. There are no such things as moderate Islam and radical Islam and moderate Muslims and radical Muslims. Instead, there is only mainstream orthodox Islam and mainstream orthodox Muslims. When will the insanity ever stop?

    These investigations only commenced after the vetting of a credible lead. These were not randomly chosen mosques.

    It doesn’t matter because ALL MOSQUES are command and control centers for jihad. Again, there are no such things as moderate Islam and radical Islam and moderate Muslims and radical Muslims. Instead, there is only mainstream orthodox Islam and mainstream orthodox Muslims, and the sole fundamental mission of mainstream orthodox Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

    All right that’s enough brain damage for one day.

  • Shannon Rachford

    A wonderful example of the progressive tolerance policies done awry.
    Muslin tolerance is not a game. Must be thought out and applied with caution. Everyone that would be a good countryman must adhere to our rules, not theirs. If one does not want to be part of the country we have built, get out.