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Chaplain Is Found With Blades at City Jail (Muslim ex-convict)
New York Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | AL BAKER

Posted on 02/03/2010 9:53:50 PM PST by Second Amendment First

A Muslim chaplain for the city’s 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 bag’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
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The chaplain’s name at the time was Paul Pitts, officials said.

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.

1 posted on 02/03/2010 9:53:50 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

what blades, what contraband?

It’s all a set-up by racist Islamophobes


2 posted on 02/03/2010 10:02:02 PM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: are you really concerned about "foreign" campaign donations? Let's see all of yours!!)
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To: Blue Jays
The hidden blades and scissors were probably an inadvertent oversight by the once-murderous-but-now-reformed chaplain.
3 posted on 02/03/2010 10:02:55 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Second Amendment First

How else are they going to cut heads off?


4 posted on 02/03/2010 10:26:50 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Round 2 (insert Bikini Babe here) - DING!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Since when are Muslims “chaplains”?


5 posted on 02/03/2010 10:29:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First
Imam Zulqarnain Abu-Shahid

Do I even have to say it? Mooslime!

6 posted on 02/03/2010 10:35:47 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Second Amendment First

14 years for murder? Ya - I know that’s common and it happens a lot, but it’s still repulsive


7 posted on 02/03/2010 10:46:49 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Second Amendment First

Just doing what muslimes do best—helping to kill.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 10:55:48 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Cindy

Heads up if you had not seen this.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 10:59:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: dfwgator

They are in english, Warlords.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 11:04:20 PM PST by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: Second Amendment First
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.

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.

11 posted on 02/03/2010 11:04:43 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Jet Jaguar

News to me.

THANKS Jet Jaguar.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 11:07:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Second Amendment First

13 posted on 02/03/2010 11:08:32 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: 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.

14 posted on 02/03/2010 11:10:23 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/02/03/2010-02-03_correction_dept_imam_arrested_for_trying_to_smuggling_razors_and_scissors_into_t.html

“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.”


15 posted on 02/03/2010 11:30:27 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Yep.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 11:31:23 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yep.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 11:32:08 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Second Amendment First
entering the city jail in Lower Manhattan to minister to some of the roughly 900 male inmates there.

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.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 11:39:18 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: Second Amendment First
"Abu Shahid" should have been their first clue: "Father Martyr" is rather telling, IM(notso)HO.

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.

19 posted on 02/03/2010 11:40:49 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/muslim_chaplain_smuggled_box_cutters_BVF0VWUOLCw0vjjnRzjZRP

“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-Shahid’s lawyer, McQueeney, said, “He’s been out of prison since the early ’90s. He’s completely reformed.”

But a city Correction source said of Abdu-Shahid’s arrest, “It’s a disgrace that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records, but also are promoting violence.”

Abdu-Shahid’s boss — head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil — himself was hired by the DOC despite having done a 14-year stint in prison for drug dealing.”


20 posted on 02/03/2010 11:44:37 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Moe Tzadik

I looked all over for a photo of this guy.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 11:46:56 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Cindy
Until we drop all this PC crap about Muslim Jihadists this is going to continue to happen because our government is not taking the threat of terrorism seriously this religion of death presents to our society. Barry needs to pull his head out of the sand on this and start being proactive against these killers or there will be more Fort Hood's and 9-11’s to come. He needs to step up and do it now before we get hit again.
22 posted on 02/03/2010 11:56:00 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Cindy

This makes Keystone Kops look competent.


23 posted on 02/04/2010 12:03:45 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy
three 1-1/2-inch-long straight razors and a pair of 7-inch scissors, authorities said...
Okay, I'm guessing today was going to be an arts and crafts session.
24 posted on 02/04/2010 12:29:47 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
>"How else are they going to cut heads off?"

Exactly!

How else are they gonna follow mooHamhead's (Pigs be inseminating him) commands to kill the infidel, unless they have weapons?

25 posted on 02/04/2010 1:10:36 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Captain Beyond
"Barry" knows exactly what's going on, and his head is exactly where he wants it. More Ft. Hoods and 9/11s would suit him just fine.

The original dog in the manger had nothing on this guy: if the country won't adore him, he'll destroy it, either directly (through his economic policies) or indirectly (through the actions of his co-religionists).

26 posted on 02/04/2010 2:09:50 AM PST by Tenniel2 (America is at war with Islamic terrorists. BHO is at war with America.)
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To: Cindy
“Despite the fact that he’s a staff person ... the officers went through his belongings.”

OK, next they're going to tell us prison staffers don't have to go through the security check?! Guess that might cut into their contaband income!

Anyway, why should ANYONE be allowed to bring a duffel bag on a prison visit?

27 posted on 02/04/2010 4:17:34 AM PST by Timeout (Brits have the royals. Russia, the Nomenklatura. WE have our Privileged "Public Servant" class.)
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To: Moe Tzadik

Yep, just as I suspected...Amish...


28 posted on 02/04/2010 5:21:51 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: carumba

I didn’t know you had to cut anything to make Origami figures...;-)


29 posted on 02/04/2010 5:24:00 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Moe Tzadik
This jihadi was employed by the NYC *government* TEN BLOCKS FROM GROUND ZERO.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM 9/11? Zero!

And the first to be fired should be Manet Napolitano's special little "girlfriend."

Full story here, excerpt below

Ever since Janet Napolitano became Homeland Security Secretary, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents warned me about her girlfriend, Dora Schriro, whom she brought with her from Arizona (where Schriro headed the Arizona Department of Corrections). Schriro, a bizarre woman with a Ph.D., treated prisoners as “clients,” her name for them, gave them birthday parties and cakes, etc. And Napolitano made Schriro her special advisor on immigration enforcement

30 posted on 02/04/2010 10:25:06 AM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Moe Tzadik

Tanned Amish men over 50 cannot be trusted.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 10:27:27 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Tenniel2

I think it is scarier than that. I believe Barry believes his own hype and he is so narcissistic that he thinks that if people(and enemies of the US) will just hear his words they will fall in love with his vision of world and put aside all their differences and follow him to utopia. He ignores the real problems because they just don’t fit in with his vision. The way he sees it if he doesn’t acknowledge them then they don’t exist. Just listen to his SOTU speech and one can see that he believes he has lost no ground and everybody is still in love with his ideas and those that aren’t just have not had a chance to clearly hear him out or they are just lacking in intelligence to comperhend his vision of a peaceful utopia of progressivism through building the perfect society.


32 posted on 02/04/2010 10:06:21 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/nyregion/05chaplain.html

“City to Review Hiring of Chaplains After an Attempt to Carry Blades Into Jail”

By AL BAKER
Published: February 4, 2010

SNIPPET: “While the review has not been completed, correction officials said Thursday that the department was aware of the chaplain’s second-degree murder conviction before he was hired, two years ago.”


33 posted on 02/06/2010 9:45:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Second Amendment First
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.

How long was the "chaplain" working in the prison system?

34 posted on 02/06/2010 9:51:48 PM PST by GOPJ (Prius - - unsafe at any speed.)
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UPDATE:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/02/no-indictment-for-muslim-chaplain-who-brought-blades-into-manhattan-prison.html
(NY TIMES.com, February 9, 2010)

“No indictment for Muslim chaplain who brought blades into Manhattan prison”

SNIPPET: “He says he didn’t know the blades were there, and apparently, that is good enough for the grand jury.”

(Posted February 10, 2010)


35 posted on 02/11/2010 3:31:54 AM PST by Cindy
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Thread Bump.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 5:14:32 PM PST by Cindy
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