Skip to comments.Chaplain Is Found With Blades at City Jail (Muslim ex-convict)
Posted on 02/03/2010 9:53:50 PM PST by Second Amendment First
A Muslim chaplain for the citys Department of Correction showed up for work on Wednesday as he routinely does entering the city jail in Lower Manhattan to minister to some of the roughly 900 male inmates there.
But when the chaplain, Imam Zulqarnain Abu-Shahid, flung his shoulder bag onto an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Manhattan Detention Complex, at 125 White Street, officers were alerted to the presence of metal. They found a pair of scissors and three metal blades, the kind used in box cutters, in the bags outer flap, the authorities said.
Imam Abu-Shahid was arrested and charged with various counts of promoting prison contraband.
Later, officials made another discovery: The chaplain was an ex-convict who had been found guilty with three other men of the murder of a customer during a robbery of a supermarket in Harlem in 1976.
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He served nearly 14 years in state prison before being released on parole in 1993, said Erik Kriss, a spokesman for the State Department of Correctional Services. His conviction in 1979 occurred after what, at the time, was described as the longest criminal trial in the history of the State Supreme Court system.
what blades, what contraband?
It’s all a set-up by racist Islamophobes
How else are they going to cut heads off?
Since when are Muslims “chaplains”?
Do I even have to say it? Mooslime!
14 years for murder? Ya - I know that’s common and it happens a lot, but it’s still repulsive
Just doing what muslimes do best—helping to kill.
Heads up if you had not seen this.
They are in english, Warlords.
I guess pre-employment screening doesn't apply to muslims, especially "holy" imams.
Time to fire the city employees who hired him and then sue them shirtless after the imam's jihadi students commit jihad.
News to me.
THANKS Jet Jaguar.
"...Heads up if you had not seen this..."
Muslims greatly prefer to use the term "heads-off" when referring to these cutlery news updates. Thank you.
“Correction Dept. imam arrested for trying to smuggle razors and scissors into the Tombs”
BY KERRY BURKE, MELISSA GRACE, MICHAEL J. FEENEY AND WIL CRUZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Originally Published:Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 5:16 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 5:16 PM
SNIPPET: “A Muslim jail chaplain who is also a convicted murderer brought razors and a pair of scissors into one of the city’s most dangerous lockups, officials said.
Zulqarnain Abdu-Shahid was reporting to work at the Manhattan Detention Complex - known as “the Tombs” - when his duffel bag went through a mandatory scan.
“He failed to clear the metal detector,” said a jail source of the imam. “Despite the fact that he’s a staff person ... the officers went through his belongings.”
What correction cops found was stunning: three 1-1/2-inch-long straight razors and a pair of 7-inch scissors, authorities said.”
A convicted murderer allowed to act as chaplin to other hard-core criminals. The PC stupidity of this makes me SICK!
I guess you could say the Imam is on the 'cutting edge' of prison ministry.
A further clue is "Zulqarnain": "He of the Two Horns"! I doubt that the "two horns" is referring to a lamb.
A loose folk etymological "translation" of his name could be, "Satan, Martyr's Father", or "Satan, Father of Martyrs", or something similar.
These are assumed names, not given; and are chosen for personal meaning.
“Muslim chaplain ‘smuggled’ box-cutter blades into jail”
By REUVEN BLAU and DAN MANGAN
Last Updated: 10:09 PM, February 3, 2010
Posted: 2:11 PM, February 3, 2010
SNIPPET: “Pitts and his co-defendants had held up a Harlem supermarket on Dec. 9, 1976, and during the robbery shot and killed a 30-year-old customer named Philip Crawford.
The Post also has learned that his criminal record includes an arrest for sexual assault in Queens, but that case later was dismissed.
Abdu-Shahids lawyer, McQueeney, said, “Hes been out of prison since the early 90s. Hes completely reformed.”
But a city Correction source said of Abdu-Shahids arrest, “Its a disgrace that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records, but also are promoting violence.”
Abdu-Shahids boss head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil himself was hired by the DOC despite having done a 14-year stint in prison for drug dealing.”
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