Skip to comments.CAIR Joins Occupy Wall Street, Will Hold Friday Prayers in Zuccotti Park
Posted on 10/20/2011 8:19:51 PM PDT by freespirited
They say one can tell a lot about people by the company they keep. If that adage is true, what does the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) endorsement of Occupy Wall Street and the organizations choice to conduct Friday Jummah prayers in Zuccotti Park tell us about both CAIR, and, the Occupy protesters?
An official invitation issued by CAIRs New York chapter tells members to show solidarity with the 99% by attending Friday prayers in Zuccotti Park at 1:00pm. CAIRs stated goal in hosting the prayer service at OWS is to expand the role of New York Muslims in the Occupy movement.
A sermon on social justice in Islam is slated to be delivered my Imam Aiyub Abdul Baki a supporter of the Ground Zero mosque.
Dear friends,CAIR-NY is proud to support and invite you to Friday Prayer at Occupy Wall Street this Friday, October 21st, where we will join in solidarity with the 99%. Jummah, hosted by Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council of New York) is scheduled for 1pm at Zuccotti Park. A sermon on social justice in Islam will be delivered by Imam Aiyub Abdul Baki.
CAIR-NYs endorsement of Friday Prayer at Occupy Wall Street stems from a conviction that many of the issues brought into the international spotlight by Occupy Wall Street affect Muslim communities disproportionately, and it is up to us to stand up for our rights and show the world what democracy and peaceful protest look like. Look for our table at Zuccotti Park to obtain information about our current projects and to expand the role of New York Muslims in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
WHAT: Friday Prayer at Occupy Wall Street
WHEN: Friday, October 21st, at 1:00-3:30pm
WHERE: Zuccotti Park on Broadway between Liberty and Cedar
Members are then directed to CAIRs Facebook Event Page for more information. 276 people have stated they will attend the prayers thus far.
The push for violent revolution in America is underway, these are times that will try men’s souls.....
All the white Dhimmi’s will fall on their faces in their own poop to pray to Allah or pot or whatever.
Praying for Carter? Hell they already have Obama, isn't that enough?
how long will it take for sharia law to become the law of the park?
Don’t they normally preach these sermons in Arabic? I guess it will be in English and Spanish for the benefit of the occupiers.
Sharia and sharia alike...
Oh my garsh! That was hysterically funny!
Two totally different philosophies, coming together to destroy what’s left of Christianity in America. Interesting times.
What will the OWS homosexuals do?
Talk about “mass confusiion”
Why do they keep calling it Zuccotti Park?
I thought it was Solyndra Park.
OWS is turning into something McCarthy was fighting.
Anyone who said McCarthy was wrong can’t be looking and Democrats and OWS with a straight face.
I have a very bad feeling about this meld.
By all means pull up some prayer rugs and start praying to your moon god.
A teenage girl in Cleveland getting raped, people getting robbed, and now these freaks show up. These Soros-funded, Obama-inspired counter-protests to the Tea Party are becoming a total embarrassment for the left, who should be trying to look more moderate if they want any chance of winning in ‘12.
It’s all fun and games until the shooting starts.
[What will the OWS homosexuals do?
Talk about mass confusiion]
I just hope this is a goat free zone.
Well, they will have all those Moos bending over, they won't be able to help themselves....
I wouldn’t wanna be in the neighborhood when the Friday prayers let out...bad things happen.
Did you see this junk?
Obama and his puppet-master, George Soros, have both been aligned with both the communists and the Islamists for some time now. They befriend and stand with anybody who hates America.
When a bunch of us said that about Obama before the election we were called crazy conspiracists. I wish we had been wrong, but the more we see now, the more we are being vindicated. As people realize the truth, Obama will lose the need for his mask and we will see the connections ever more openly-displayed.
The question is whether, when all the cards have been shown, Obama’s communist-Islamist hand is able to trump free America. How many do we have on the side of freedom, and what are they willing to do when Obama resorts to Plan B because he knows he has a snowball’s chance of ever being re-elected?
To all: Related thread from AmericanInTokyo:
We have all the enemies of the republic gathering together. That makes identifying them very easy.
Oh....Let’s not forget, Ron Paul supports this barbarism.
Nazis, Commies, Radical Islam, and the RuPaulista are now united.
Glenn Beck was right. I don’t recognize my country anymore.
We are in serious, serious trouble as a country.
When the dope and condoms run out would be my guess.
A stone’s throw from Ground Zero.
Interesting these Muslims would be hanging out in a pig sty...
Homer should start stomping on Adore Loomis anytime now...
The Obama crowd must be very proud:
More like a suicide bomber isnt that what they are into?
surprise surprise NOT
...and across the street from the park, in the south west corner of the ground floor of 1 Liberty Plaza is a Brooks Bros. clothing store.......that was used as a temporary morgue in the immediate aftermath of the islamic attack.
And these animals are perfect specimens for brainwashing and indoctrination.
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "ACLU AND ISLAMISTS vs. THE FBI" (SNIPPET: "The FBI assessment was clear in its description of the radicalization process as being far more than mere innocent constitutionally protected religious and political activity, but rather, it noted such activities may be part of the process leading to the radicalization that results in jihadist terror. The ACLU letter, joined by several Islamist organizations including CAIR, MAS and ISNA, cherry picks elements from the assessment, takes them out of context and offers them for slanted criticism.") (October 12, 2011)
WASHINGTON POST.com (AP): McLean, VA - "U.S. CITIZEN BELIEVED TO BE ON NO-FLY LIST DETAINED IN BRITAIN FOLLOWING TRANS-ATLANTIC CRUISE" (SNIPPET: "Michael Migliore, a 23-year-old Muslim convert and dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, had been trying unsuccessfully for months to fly to Italy to live with his mother." SNIPPET: "Gadeir Abbas, Migliore's lawyer with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, had challenged Migliore's placement on the no-fly list, saying he had been denied due process.") (September 12, 2011)
KOINlocal6.com (AP): McLean, VA - "ACQUAINTANCE QUESTIONED IN PIONEER SQUARE BOMB PLOT DETAINED IN GREAT BRITAIN" (SNIPPET: "An Oregon man who traveled by train and boat from the West Coast to England because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list has been detained in Great Britain." SNIPPET: "He believes he's on the list because he refused to cooperate with FBI agents who wanted to question him after an acquaintance was charged in a plot to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.") (September 12, 2011)
Video uploaded by OfficialACLJ (FOX NEWS.com): "Ground Zero Mosque Organizers' Fundraising Deadline 9/10" (SNIPPET: "Jordan Sekulow appeared on Fox News to debate CAIR over the Ground Zero Mosque organizers' insensitive fundraising campaign set to culminate on September 10th - the day before the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.") (Added August 22, 2011)
Miami.CBSlocal.com: Fort Lauderdale, Florida - "Rep. West's Response to CAIR Letter: 'NUTS!'" -Reporting Gio Benitez (SNIPPET: "West has not fully explained his position, but in other letters to CAIR Florida, he has said he is neither anti-Islamic nor anti-Muslim. The line West wrote has historical significance. During World War II, General Anthony McAuliffe famously wrote a one-word letter to the Germans in response to a surrender ultimatum. The word used: "Nuts!"") (August 15, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "CAIR REP SPEAKS ON HAMAS TV" (SNIPPET: "It is not the first time a senior CAIR official appeared on hostile foreign media channels to criticize American policy and attitudes.") (August 5, 2011, 6:35 pm)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR LOSES IRS STATUS" (SNIPPET: "CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.") (June 22, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "REPORT: OIC USED CAIR TO ROUTE MONEY TO GEORGETOWN" (SNIPPET: "Georgetown University was set to receive $325,000 from the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), via a scheme that would have used the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a middleman, according to Patrick Poole at Pajamas Media. The intended purpose of the money was to promote a conference on Islamophobia, a form of racism that the OIC wants to see criminalized throughout the world.") (June 15, 2011, 6:17 pm)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "COMPELLING TESTIMONY, POLITICAL THEATER AT RADICALIZATION HEARING" (SNIPPET: "CAIR attracted its own attention during the testimony. King displayed a poster published on the group's San Francisco chapter website, first reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which urged Muslims to "Build a Wall of Resistance. Don't Talk to the FBI." While CAIR officials later removed the poster and claimed it did not reflect the organization's policies...") (March 10, 2011)
JAMMIE WEARING FOOL - blog: "MOSQUE ARSONIST CAUGHT..." (SNIPPET: "Officials say a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque he had attended." SNIPPET: "...Tamsir Mendy was arrested...") (July 8, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's Emerging News Network" (SNIPPET: "In three separate instances in less than a month, reporters working for national news organizations have written stories compatible with CAIR's agenda without acknowledging their personal histories with the group. In two of the three cases, the reporter had been a full-fledged CAIR employee. In the third, the reporter had received a CAIR scholarship while a student.") (May 17, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's SHRILL ATTACK ON THE IPT" (SNIPPET: "So it was a little surprising to see a hastily assembled response to Wednesday's story, which called CAIR out for its paranoid response to the controversy surrounding RevolutionMuslim.com's threat to South Park producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Rather than simply condemn such intimidation outright, CAIR officials voiced concern that the threats might be some conspiratorial effort to make Muslims look bad.") (April 30, 2010)
WASHINGTON POST.com: "VIRGINIA DRIVER DENIES LICENSE PLATE HAD CODED RACIST MESSAGE" (SNIPPET: "Story says the numbers 14 and 88 on his plate were not references to a white power slogan or "Heil Hitler," as the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorized, but an homage to his favorite NASCAR drivers: Tony Stewart, who drives car No. 14, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives No. 88. Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009, shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14.") (April 29, 2010)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE PULLS OUT OF PENTAGON PRAYER EVENT" by Allie Martin (SNIPPET: "Plans called for Graham to be part of an ecumenical service at the Pentagon during the National Day of Prayer event set for May 6, but after groups such as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the Council on American Islamic Relations complained about statements Graham had previously made about Islam, the Army announced it had withdrawn its request for the evangelist to speak.") (April 25, 2010, 5:00 am)
PRESS AND GUIDE.com: Deaborn, Michigan - "Islamic Groups Moving Forward On Their Own Probe of FBI Incident here" (SNIPPET: "The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it will conduct its own forensic investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah during an FBI raid on a Dearborn warehouse.") (March 26, 2010)
SFGATE.com (AP): Los Angeles, Ca - "GOP CONGRESSMAN ASKS LA SHERIFF ABOUT MUSLIM GROUP" (SNIPPET: "Indiana Rep. Mark Souder asked Baca why he attended fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during a subcommittee hearing on local law enforcement and homeland security on Wednesday.") (March 17, 2010)
DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com): "CAIR ATTACKS THE FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE" by Daniel Pipes (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations is up to its usual assault on the discussion of Islam. Its Philadelphia chapter is holding a press conference on March 17 at which it plans "to announce the launch of a nationwide campaign to challenge anti-Islam bias in a series of children's books that the Washington-based Muslim civil rights group says promote 'hostility toward Islam and suspicion of Muslims'.") (March 16, 2010)
WorldNetDaily.com: "JUDGE ORDERS DEPORTATION OF EX-CAIR BOARD MEMBER Rules Jordanian living in U.S. since 1993 lied on visa application about terror links" (SNIPPET: "Last fall, Sadoun was issued an order to appear in immigration court on charges he violated immigration laws and omitted critical information on his application for an visa in 1993, officials told the Dallas Morning News. The government alleged Sadoun had failed to disclose involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which have been designated terrorist organizations.") (February 20, 2010, 7:40 pm)
THE TIMES OF INDIA: Washington - "MUSLIM-AMERICAN BODY ISSUES FATWA AGAINST AIRPORT BODY SCANNERS" (SNIPPET: "The Figh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week..." SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it endorses the fatwa.") (IANS, February 12, 2010, 12:47 pm IST)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE TO HEAR ABOUT POSSIBLE 'HATE INCIDENTS' BY LOCAL OFFICIALS" by Jody Brown (SNIPPET: "Speaking to a group of Christian ministers on January 27, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris stated: "We are growing Christian community -- and don't let anybody shy away from that." And Councilwoman Sherry Marquez has been criticized for posting biblical references on her Facebook...") (February 5, 2010, 3:20 pm)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "GRAHAM SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM" by Chad Groening (SNIPPET: "A messianic Jewish leader is pleased that evangelist Franklin Graham continues to tell the truth about Islam and won't buckle to the demands of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).") (December 17, 2009)
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "CAIR TRIES TO PLANT MUSLIM INTERNS ON KEY HILL STAFFS" by Jed Babbin (SNIPPET: "The CAIR memo says, in part: "We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example, the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees.) We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices."") (October 14, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com: "GOP LAWMAKERS ACCUSE MUSLIM ADVOCACY GROUP CAIR OF PLANTING SPIES ON CAPITOL HILL Four congressmen are asking for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group's strategy." (October 14, 2009)
CAIR.com: "An Open Letter to President Obama and the Muslim World" (SNIPPET: "Unfortunately, today it is quite common to see and hear the faith of Islam denigrated in newspaper columns, on talk radio and in religious sermons nationwide.") (May 29, 2009) (pdf)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "HLF FOUNDERS SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS" (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Palestine Committee legacy. Last year, the FBI decided to cut off communication with CAIR due to concerns about the evidence showing the organization's Hamas roots. "Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner," wrote Richard C. Powers, an assistant director in the FBI's office of Congressional Affairs, last month.") (May 27, 2009)
Dallas.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "FEDERAL JUDGE HANDS DOWN SENTENCES IN HOLY LAND FOUNDATION CASE Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization" (May 27, 2009)
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "MUSLIMS CRITICIZE PRODUCERS OF SEATTLE TRAINING PROGRAM" (SNIPPET: ""The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank," contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.") (Originally published May 25, 2009, 12:00 am)
LittleGreenFootballs.com - blog (JAPAN TODAY.com): "CAIR HITCHES RIDE ON JAPANESE INTERNMENT DEMONSTRATION" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The program, titled "Continuing the Legacy," particularly emphasized the striking correlation between historical injustices done to Japanese-Americans and the religious and racial persecution facing Muslim-Americans post-Sept 11. Representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and more than 100 members of the Islamic community came to learn about the Japanese-American experience, show support, and strengthen ties between the two communities.") (May 16, 2008)
AIRPORT BUSINESS.com (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION) (LexisNexis): "JFK SECURITY ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The allegations were reportedly made at a news conference held on 23 August, at which Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union stated that the price for racial profiling is too high to pay. The news conference was convened by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and was aimed at highlighting the case of an Iraqi-born US family, Reuters reported.") (Updated August 25, 2006)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "CAIR, ACLU SUE TO STOP DOMESTIC SPYING PROGRAM" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.") (January 17, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC GROUP CALLS FOR USE OF KORAN TO TAKE OATH" by Melanie Hunter (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on North Carolina judges to allow people to use the Koran when taking an oath, saying the use of the Bible exclusively represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion." The request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes after Guilford County judges said they would not allow use of Korans in their courtrooms.") (June 21, 2005)
CNS NEWS.com: "FREE KORANS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE" by Susan Jones (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Over the weekend, CAIR held a conference in the Washington area on the causes and remedies of "Islamophobia and anti-Americanism."") (May 17, 2005)