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Empire State Bldg Owners Sued Ė Didnít Allow Muslim Prayers on Observation Deck
conservativeinfidel.com ^ | 03/21/2014 | Rick Wells

Posted on 03/21/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by massmike

The Empire State Building owners, Malkin Properties, just learned they are being sued for $5 million. The lawsuit stems from an incident in which the Muslim plaintiffs claim they were unjustifiably denied their civil rights to pray on someone else’s private property.

Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville, NY claim they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the observatory in July of 2013. They also assert that it was somehow related to their wardrobe choices of traditional Muslim attire.

Fahad Tirmizi said, “We weren’t doing anything wrong, we just wanted to enjoy the view like everyone else.” He doesn’t state how he was able to admire the view from a head down kneeling position on the floor, or why he forced the security officers to resort to “menacingly” poking him while being told in a loud voice that he was not allowed to pray on the deck.

Sometimes people raise their voices if they are being ignored. This could be particularly true of a security officer trying to instruct someone to move along.

The suit describes the plaintiffs as being “forcibly escorted” down to the lobby and out of the building. That would be consistent with someone refusing to voluntarily comply with their instructions. It is a private building and the deck is for observation, not praying. It is not the Empire State Mosque.

As is common, the intolerance card is being played. Since Muslim is not a race, a different card had to be found. Phil Hines, the Tirmizis’ lawyer, described the hurt feelings and mental anguish of the plaintiffs said the family outing became an experience of intolerance.

Hines said, “To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family, it is a building of ignorance and injustice. A family trip to enjoy the cityscape was cut short after security officials threw them out of the building for exercising their religious beliefs.”

Are they sure that $5 million will make everything okay? While that is a lot of money, how does one decide just how much of a lesson those intolerant bigots need to be taught? Why not just rename the deck after the Tirmizis and then close it in recognition of them for all future visitors to New York?

As minorities go, the Muslims certainly are one of the most demanding of accommodation, preferred status and special considerations. You know the word, “tolerance.”

After this lawsuit, will the next incident be from Muslims who feel that moving to the corner is also an injustice and ignorant? Why not just drop to their knees in front of the elevator door or blocking a fire escape. The security officers would have no choice but to make them move for safety reasons and bingo, it’s payday all over again.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: empirestatebuilding; islam; islamicimperialism; lifeamongthekufir; mosqueandstate; napl

1 posted on 03/21/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
"Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville, NY claim they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the observatory in July of 2013"

Can I sue also?...

That they weren't beat enough.

2 posted on 03/21/2014 9:51:00 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: massmike

Lawfare...


3 posted on 03/21/2014 9:51:23 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: massmike

“The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings, and has a tradition of lightings for the religious holidays of Easter, Eid al Fitr (marking the end of Ramadan), Hanukkah, and Christmas,” owner Anthony E. Malkin said in a statement Wednesday.

But the real estate mogul said the privately owned building “has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/09/empire-state-building-owner-cites-policy-saying-lights-mother-teresas-birthday/


4 posted on 03/21/2014 9:52:28 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: massmike

They cannot ‘PRAY’ on MY private property, either!!!


5 posted on 03/21/2014 9:53:56 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: OafOfOffice
and has a tradition of lightings for the religious holidays of Easter, Eid al Fitr (marking the end of Ramadan), Hanukkah, and Christmas,”

No Festivus?

6 posted on 03/21/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike
the Muslim plaintiffs claim they were unjustifiably denied their civil rights to pray on someone else’s private property.

Case dismissed. What rights to do whatever one pleases does one have on someone else's private property?

7 posted on 03/21/2014 9:58:15 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

time to counter sue the mohammadummies!!


8 posted on 03/21/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchil)
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To: massmike

On the observation deck they should have a corner set aside for moslems to pray on a nice prayer rug.

Only catch is, once the moslem steps onto the rug, he suddenly notices that it’s suspended taut by thread, over a missing floor panel.

As he plummets 100 stories toward a roped-off ‘madrassah’ on the sidewalk, my voice is amplified as I deliver MY morning prayer at full volume, wagging my finger, declaring: Taqqiya!!!!


9 posted on 03/21/2014 10:02:31 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Wait till John Roberts gets ahold of this case and deliberates whether he wants his Hussein sex tape to go viral.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 10:03:52 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: massmike

Memo to the muzzies:
PLEASE, just KEEP PUSHING YOUR ERSATZ “RELIGION” IN OUR FACES UNTIL YOU PISS OFF EVERY NON-MUZZIE IN AMERICA!!

Thank you!!!


11 posted on 03/21/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: massmike

Sometimes people raise their voices if they are being ignored. This could be particularly true of a security officer trying to instruct someone to move along.

The suit describes the plaintiffs as being “forcibly escorted” down to the lobby and out of the building. That would be consistent with someone refusing to voluntarily comply with their instructions.
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It could also be consistent with closing time and someone refusing to voluntarily leave the premises...


12 posted on 03/21/2014 10:36:29 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: piytar

Tort reform is needed. But as long as there is a breath of life in the democrat party, there will never be tort reform.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 10:37:43 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: massmike

I assume that the problem wasn’t the praying per se, but the manner in which it is done - with prostrations and so forth - which would interfere with the ability of other tourists to move about freely. This very much sounds like a staged event, intended to provoke a response.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 10:44:17 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: massmike

Memo to the muzzies:
PLEASE, just KEEP PUSHING YOUR ERSATZ “RELIGION” IN OUR FACES UNTIL YOU PISS OFF EVERY NON-MUZZIE IN AMERICA!!

Thank you!!!


15 posted on 03/21/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: massmike


16 posted on 03/21/2014 10:49:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Dick Bachert

Can’t these idiot moozlums pray while standing up so no one notices? In you face-ism only make others want them crusader-ized.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 10:50:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Yes, they would be blocking the observation deck, which is narrow. This is how they get prayer rooms for muslims only in public places. By lawsuits.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 10:56:27 AM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: massmike
yeah..these (8th century) Muslims; think if they on prey/pray
on it, it's theirs
..they use OUR institutions, to destroy US(A).

19 posted on 03/21/2014 11:15:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: massmike

Matthew 6:5


20 posted on 03/21/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT by conserv8
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To: massmike
The lawsuit stems from an incident in which the Muslim plaintiffs claim they were unjustifiably denied their civil rights to pray on someone else’s private property.

There is no right to be able to pray on someone else's private property.

Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville, NY claim they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the observatory in July of 2013.

I call BS on most of this.

It's a set up, plain and simple.

An attempt to change the laws of this country through litigation.

21 posted on 03/21/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: mountn man

Or maybe non-muslim who was there and felt threatened because the public pathway had been obstructed by someone who was obviously not paying attention to directions by safety personnel (i.e. the guards) could sue the muslims for endangering them? That would need to start with a very loud voice expressing concern for safety and terroristic threatening the muslim prayers obviously represent because of the clear view of the (former) World Trade Center from the Empire State Building.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 12:11:03 PM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: massmike; Gefn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..

"Case dismissed."



23 posted on 03/21/2014 3:02:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: hal ogen

Apparently, having your arse in “presentation mode” is required.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 3:11:45 PM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Upcheck!


25 posted on 03/21/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: massmike
When will the time come to get rid of (ahem)certain people?

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 03/21/2014 3:29:56 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: massmike

They think they have a right to use other peoples property now, they are a lot like the homosexuals


27 posted on 03/21/2014 3:36:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: massmike
Just one more thing which is being added to the list of outrages that muslims have perpetrated against America.

When the list gets long enough....

28 posted on 03/24/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (....give war a chance.....)
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To: JoeProBono
Thank you. I wonder if their ‘prayer’ was in the direction of ground zero?
29 posted on 03/24/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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