Khaled Hafid, 2006

Staff Sergeant Khaled Hafid is currently serving overseas as a contractor for the Department of State. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has served multiple tours in more than 15 countries, including two combat tours in Iraq. He is an alumnus of Sheepshead Bay High School (1996), Shell Bank Junior High School (1992) and P.S. 52 (1989).

My neighbors, my fellow Americans: What has become of us? What has led us to this point of time? Where do we want to go next?

My name is Khaled Hafid, some of you reading this right now have heard of me. Some of you reading this have no idea who I am.

Some of you reading this see the first six letters of my name and are asking yourselves, “Is he a Muslim?”

I ask you, does it really matter?

I am from Sheepshead Bay. I grew up a block from P.S. 52 on the corner of Avenue Z and East 29th Street. My family came to the United States from Yemen in 1974 and I was born in 1978. I am an American through and through. I remember a time growing up not knowing the difference between white and black. I knew not the difference between a Jew and a Christian. As the years went on, things had changed of course, and I had learned more about my religion and culture. Where did it lead me?

In 1996, I remember distinctly being moved by the U.S. women’s gymnastics team winning the Gold Medal in the Summer Olympics. I said to my mother, who barely spoke any English, that I was so proud to be an American.

Later that summer I left for Parris Island, South Carolina. I was becoming a U.S. Marine; I was going to serve my country, OUR country. My religion and culture did not prevent me from making this decision. My father was beaming with pride when I told him I wanted to be a Marine. Never did he say anything negative; never did he mention it conflicting with our beliefs or ideologies.

Growing up in the neighborhood as a child was tough. There were times my friends and I (who were all from Yemen) were picked on and called names. We always wondered what would happen when we would go to the park across the street. Would we go there and have a good time? Or would we have to fend off the vultures waiting to pick on us for our religion and our ethnic background? We were outnumbered and a minority, but we took the punches – literally – and moved on.

With time, the pressure of growing up there eased as those who were preying on us came to realize that we were indeed people first. We were and are human beings, and we all want the same thing… happiness. We became friends with those who persecuted us, and to this day whenever we cross paths we say hello and extend a hand in friendship.

We all remember what occurred on September 11, 2001. I was in Shanghai, China, standing post in the American Consulate. I received a call from one of my Marines telling me what had happened. I remember turning on the television in the conference room to see the towers in flames. I was floored. This was killing me inside because this was my home being attacked, and furthermore, I had an idea what was to happen next. I called friends I had still kept in contact with over the years to make sure they were all right. For five days I went with no sleep, wondering what would become of our nation.

The last thing I ever wondered was how I would be looked at from that point forward. I only viewed myself as an American, as a Marine.

The backlash was to be expected. I was told of a story from someone still living in the building I grew up in, of someone from our own neighborhood standing outside, watching. When someone else approached this person, all he had to say was, “You took our buildings down, now we’ll take yours down.” It started.

Never once did I waiver, never once did I allow the hatred to consume me. The intention of the attackers was to destroy our fundamental beliefs; they were succeeding.

Everyone decides which path they will take. Everyone chooses how they will handle something. This person chose to stand outside his neighbor’s building flouting idle threats. What did I decide to do as a Muslim? What did I decide to do as an American? What did I decide to do as a Marine? I decided to re-enlist for another five years knowing that I would be going to war. It was my duty as a Marine to protect the rights laid forth by our Constitution. It was my duty as Marine and as an American to protect our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech.

I went to war with the colors my nation: red, white, and blue. I went to war to protect all the rights that everyone had wanted to take away from my fellow Muslims and me. I served twice in Iraq. I served as an “Ambassador in Blue” overseas in Embassies and Consulates. I gave my life for nearly 10 years, and each time when I return from a trip overseas, I am detained for hours because I fit a profile.

Do I hate it? Sure. Do I think it is right? No. Do I feel betrayed? No, because if it makes you, my fellow Americans feel safer, then yes, treat me with lower regard. Judge me by my cover, not by my service to you.

So now I serve my country in a different capacity and live far, far away. I get news of a Cultural Center being built near Ground Zero, but hear others referring to it as being built on Ground Zero. To do this is manipulative and is meant to bring fear to the hearts and minds. The internet is a tool to keep abreast of the situation, and it is also a tool used by others to spread hate. We are a country of immigrants. We are a country that preaches tolerance. We have it in our Constitution that everyone has the right to believe in and worship any religion. Yet all you hear these days is that if we allow the Muslims to build this Center, we are dishonoring our nation?

Really? I thought that was one of our Constitutional rights as Americans.

I then come to find out that even before the Cultural Center near Ground Zero had become a hot topic, Sheepshead Bay was also having a mosque built. It is to be located a block away from the elementary school I went to as a child. All of those I grew up with, who went to that same school with me, are now parents themselves and have children of their own registered there. It saddened me the other day when I received an email from a friend of mine telling me his daughter was told by a classmate that she was going to hell because her mother had said that she “worshipped a book written by the Devil.”

Is this what we want for our kids? Is this what we want to teach them? This happened in our very own community.

I have read the blogs, and I have watched videos of the rallies for and against. I have read responses from both sides and cannot believe that this is happening in my own neighborhood. Bomb threats, bigoted remarks, bullying of a 15-year-old girl walking by because she is a Muslim. This is not what America stands for. We have to set the example from our small corner of the city first if we want the rest of the nation to coexist.

How does one set the example? They set it by being the example.

There are Muslims in the community and there will continue to be Muslims in the community as long as basic civil rights are still valid and followed. When my friend told me he’s thinking about moving his family out of the United States because he doesn’t want his children to encounter hatred, what are we doing? Are we as a community doing our country right by protesting a Mosque? Yes and no. Yes in that we as Americans have a right to free speech. No in that when it involves hatred and bigotry, we are spitting on the Constitution and overlooking every American’s right to worship their religion.

So as a community, as a small corner of a city so diverse and respected by billions throughout the world, let us show everyone that we are tolerant of faith and intolerant of hatred. Let us welcome those of all colors, races, and religions.

If my father had gone through what my friend is going through now with his children, he would have surely moved. What would become of me then? Would I have joined the Marine Corps and spoken to the President of the United States backing his War on Terror? Or would it have been more likely that I would have hated our country and fought in the same war but on the other side? I’ll let you decide.

I ask again: what sort of example – to your children and to the world – will you set? The choice is all yours.

Khaled Hafid
Staff Sergeant
United States Marine Corps

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  • Anonymous

    Americans are a fearful bunch. It seems that anything new or anyone different is automatically painted as evil, corrupt and immoral. Catholics faced it early in our county’s existence. In Philadelphia in the 1830s bands of protestants burned churches, convents, rectories and seminaries while the authorities did nothing.

    Other religions and ethnic groups faced prosecution as well. Mormons faced it and were driven out of the country. Now both groups are more or less accepted. Hopefully it will be the same with Muslims.

    In 1855 Abraham Lincoln said…

    “As a nation we began by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except Negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read “all mean are created equal except Negroes, and foreigners and catholics.” When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and with out the base ally of hypocrisy.”

    Change Negroes to Mexicans, Catholics to Muslims, Know-Nothings to the Tea Party and Russia to Libya and things sadly aren’t so different today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665079815 Allan Berkovitz

    As a former US Army Infantryman, I salute this man and his words. He writes a very poignant and well thought out letter. And he’s correct.
    I’ve stayed away from the discussions regarding the mosques in Sheepshead Bay or near the world trade center because I felt the tone has been for the most part, extremely negative and contradicts the very foundation of our constitution and what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America.
    Khaled Hafid’s words need to be read and listened to, and people need to think clearly about them well before responding with any sort of hatred.
    I too was there when the towers were coming down. I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge covered in grey soot. I walked home to Sheepshead Bay wet, dirty and with blistered feet. And not once was there any hatred in my heart. I was filled with sorrow, and I am again that our community has degraded to this base of wrongly directed and irrational fear and hatred that is completely not beneficial to us at all.
    If we want to improve our way of life in our community, and if we want peace, we need to take a step back and reflect on just what this Marine has said.

    Thanks for posting this Ned.

  • Eddie Green

    What is the point.. Good and bad people in every society..

    I recall when I was in the middle east. A group of us sitting and one of the guys has a t-shirt with American letters…
    An Arabic speaking child maybe 5-6 years old ran over and started HITTING the guy with the American letters..Didn’t want to hit back because of fear that i would hurt him and didn’t feel pain because how hard can a child hit..

    We looked around and saw his mother from higher on the hill and she clapping and encouraging him that he did the right thing to hit American letter on the T-shit
    At that point we walked away not wanting to hurt the kid and drama…

    THIS IS WHERE HATRED STARTS.

    We need to change the HATE from the HOME and it may take a generation or two…

    Most people want peace. I want to live in peace.
    I don’t want to go to time square and see a Pakistan “Muslim” wanting to blow up a car.
    I don’t want to see a “show Bomber” in the plane..

    take the first step.. Work UNDERCOVER and visit a terrorist training camp and TALK TO THEM

    BUT, WAR MAKES $MONEY$ for SOME PEOPLE who encourage hate…

  • Eddie Green

    Nothing is wrong with the Mosque…

    its the funding and people behind it…

    The same thing happens in 2004 in Boston.. A mosque was build for peace, but became a criminal activity place…

    They arrested AT LEAST 12 more people who had ties to the Mosque.

    I would place a LINK to youtube.com showing you details, But “someone” will delete it..

    99.9% of people HAVE NO HATE.
    99.9% of people want to live in peace.

    We have a GREAT, AWESOME Marine that we hope will be blesses with the best that life has to offer…

    Who is scared of Muslims? Muslims have been here for as long as anyone else…
    And they deserve the same rights as ANYONE else.

  • nolastname

    T.Y.
    Sergeant.

  • Eddie Green

    Dont think Americans FEAR anything…

    Its the FEAR that the Mosque will become a HUB for criminal activities with the people behind it…

    SOME, FEW, people behind it preach HATE against other people…

    Do you recall the bid for the aqueduct center in Queens for a casino… After the people won the bid, the lottery board did a BACK GROUND investigation to the bidders and “did not approve them” Because they didnt want criminals in the Casino business in NYC..

    But, its OK to have Criminals in your back yard?

    Religion is a MAJOR of many wars…

    If this DOES NOT STOP, we may see WWIII WW3 over religion…

    • Greeneye_angel03

      It is not a Mosque!!!! It is a community center for ALL to use not just Muslims !!

  • Eddie Green

    Is it OK for criminals who preach HATE build a club in your back yard?

    Some, FEW people behind the project preach HATE and
    if they are not involved in the financing it would be OK….

    Its NO hate against Muslim.. Its a problem against the “preachers of hate” behind it…

    World War Three WII may be over religion

  • nolastname

    Eddie, we are killing ourselves. Every day, minute by minute.
    We don’t need any help.
    Down with religion you say. There better be a God, we are in a self-created mess that man kind can not get us out of.
    Hate is easy Ed.

  • Anonymous

    Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.

    “Surely American Protestants, freemen, have discernment enough to discover beneath them the cloven foot of this whole foreign heresy. The will see that Popery is now, what it has ever been, a system of the darkest political intrigue and despotism, cloaking to itself to avoid attack under the sacred name of religion.” – Brutus aka Samuel F.B. Morse (Yes, the inventor of the Morse code.)

    There’s no reason to fear a mosque or Muslims in my backyard.

    Stop equating Muslims with criminals Eddie.

  • Jamesforsyth

    Everyone suffers from the bad economic times. So we look for people to bash at out of frustation. BP was an excellent target for a time. But now that has passed and people are looking for something else to smash. Particularly something they do not understand. They figure it must be bad.

    People don’t understand Islam. Nor do we need to. It is just another religon. I know it is very peaceful. That is all I need to know.

    When I went to college many years ago, I lived in a house where there were guys from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Egypt, and all other places from all over the world. They were all great people.

    We didn’t talk religon, because that was considered private. As it should be. I am not particularly religious, but I consider myself as moral, and that is more important. All my friends from around the globe were very moral. Their particular religon was never important.

  • Eddie Green

    Brooklynq

    Picture and Video proof speak louder than words..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBIcfigtbEU LOOK AT THE VIDEO, If you dare to see truth…

    http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/112

    Do you think this man is full of hate or not?

    If he would have not have been involved, things would have been different for me and many many others…

  • Eddie Green

    Is this man FULL OF hate or not?

    If he would not have been involved, things would have been different for me.

    Do you want this person to build a club in your back yard? and preach HATE..

  • Eddie Green

    Is this man FULL OF hate or not?

    Would you want this man to have a club and preach hate in YOUR BACK YARD?

    If he would not be involved, things would be different for me..

    Hope you reply with your heart…

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Maybe “someone” would stop deleting your comments if “someone else” stopped copying and pasting the exact same comment over and over again. Once is enough, sir.

  • Anonymous

    Eddie, I’m sure I could find videos of Muslims doing good works and cheering America. Your attempt to discredit Muslims by posting some lunatics is disgusting. There are insane people in every religion and ethnicity and behind every issue.

    Don’t DON’T disrespect the efforts of this TRUE American hero, Staff Sergent Hafid by posting that crap. Read what the man said and try to absorb it.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Thank you for printing this, Ned. And I thank Khaled Hafid for reminding us what an American is. Because so many don’t get it. In case some of you still don’t get it, it comes down to this. We were born out of the spirit of the movement to give ALL people basic rights. The right to be fed, clothed and housed. The right to have the same opportunity to better one’s self as any one else. The right to self-respect. The right to be proud enough of what this country stands for that one would be willing to die for it. Khaled Hafid has been willing to die for his country. And all he asks in return is for respect and the same rights that most of us would be willing to die for if we had to.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Thank you, that was beautiful.

  • Eddie Green

    Jamesforsyth
    bad economy is when the rich get richer…
    Who suffers are poor people.

    Why?

    Who will buy out real estate at CHEAP prices? poor or rich?

    Who will stat loaning money at HIGH interest rates ( because the bank doesn’t lend) poor or rich?

    Who will buy the biggest homes ALL CASH from the banks, wile middle class has to get mortgages.. And the Rich offer ALL CASH offers that the banks love?

    Who will get the homes taken in foreclosure? poor or rich?

    Who will be bailed out by the govt?
    the mom and pop shops? (poor, middle class just trying to pay bills)
    or the RICH companies who are too big to fail?

    Who will buy out bankrupt companies at ROCK bottom price?

    Remember this

    if you owe the bank $200K , you don’t sleep
    If you owe the bank $200MIL, they don’t sleep

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    This is off topic. More like this will be deleted. Eddie – comments sections are not a free-for-all. There is etiquette. Mind it, please.

  • Eddie Green

    I thought its a blog of conversation and I posted it directly for the person aimed as a reply to the individual..
    Maybe people can have a survey to KNOW if they want this MANIAC to build a club next door to you in your back yard….

    If people think, its ok.. great… I posted DOCUMENTED proof of a person who preaches HATE and wants to build a club in your neighborhood to preach hate

  • Eddie Green

    BroklynQ,

    I had ONE question that YOU never answered.

    Would you want this MANIAC to build anything next to your home? in your yard?
    You saw documented proof that the person is full of hate…
    Would you want him next door to you?

    yes?
    No?
    Maybe?

    Maybe people can share their view
    YES? NO? Maybe?
    no right or wrong answer

  • Anonymous

    Eddie, I already beat you in this argument over in the mosque-backpack article. Why do you keep insisting on posting the same crap on different articles when people keep proving you wrong.

  • Eddie Green

    anyways, sorry for any inconvenience.. Looking forward to know if people want this ONE MANIAC to be next door to you

  • Anonymous

    Can you please stay on topic and talk about the letter instead of going off on these wierd tangents?

  • BrooklynQ

    Do I want my neighbors preaching hate? No.

    Do I want my government stopping people from preaching hate? Hell No. That is not the American way. The government should only go after actions, not words.

    Would I want this guy next door to me? Maybe. I already know and have some neighbors who preach hate. I trust that most people are intelligent enough to see it for what it is and when they start spewing their hatred, I just shut my door.

  • Anonymous

    Eddie,
    Every religion has lunatics. Ever hear of the Westboro Baptist Church. Church, Christians, those must be real nice people huh? If we all thought like you, we should also protest any Baptist church being built based on some videos of these lunatic “baptists”.
    Finding a youtube video of a few radical muslims should not discredit the millions of Muslims who are good people.
    Did you even read this letter that was in the post???

  • Anonymous

    For now, I don’t have him as a neighbor. The only hateful neighbor I have is YOU.

  • Eitan

    This was a great letter, thank you Ned for printing it, its so relevant.

    I would like to say a word to our regulars who are replying to Eddie Green’s hatred: I have the same urge that I fight constantly to engage, if for no other reason than his arguments are all so easily knocked down. Ultimately, its a pointless excercise. I have a feeling you already know this, though.

  • Eddie Green

    Galaxymover,

    Never said all Muslims are bad..
    But one thing..

    I used to walk to work on a street that had meters (10 years ago , we had to throw quarters and turn the knob)
    Walking the ave and I would see the Meter people walking or trying to give tickets, I would run and drop a quarter for a complete stranger.

    That car(s) would not get a ticket and they will NEVER know it was me. Never expected a thank you or anything…

    I would save at least 1-6 cars each day from a ticket and never got a thank you or expected a thank you…

    Your statement that I hate makes me regret that I ever did it… But, am sure you are talking from anger emotions… Maybe

  • Anonymous

    Yes but if nobody responds, visitors to this site will only see the crazy parts and assume that we all support him.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    very well written.
    i am a white kid that went to all the schools you did (hell maybe we went together) and i was fearful of my peers all the time.
    i think religion and color are just easy target and a LARGE % of humans are cruel ignorant tools.
    i feel betrayed by my government and every other american who thinks going to war with iraq was a good idea.
    iraq didnt have anything to do with 9/11
    iraq never had weapons of mass destruction
    we should have left sadam do his thing there, he was keeping control at least.
    the world we live in is totally fucked. protect your friends and loved ones.. its gonna be a bumpy ride.

    • Guest

      I wonder what is being white have to do anything with the mosque? Who is racist and bigot now, bringing up skin color? People are against the mosque for few different reasons and NONE of the them have to do anything with the race or color. Terrorism is not a race, it is a way of life. Just like illegals who scream “Racism” if someone tries to deport them, so do you scream “Bigotry” when the conversation turns to the mosque and its FUNDING by MAS. Funding has nothing to do with faith or Quran, in this particular case it is from an organization known for its ties to the terror groups in the middle east.
      Who said anything about color that you needed to bring up that you are white?
      and if you were pink in green polka dots, do you think it would make any difference?

  • levp

    I was just about to say the same thing!
    And not only “outside” visitors, but especially “our own” people, like Staff Sergeant Hafid.

    As Rabbi David Saperstein wrote, “We Jews, as the victims of religious extermination and persecution, know all too well the pain that comes from being told that our community and our houses of worship will be treated differently than others”.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/07/embodying-the-values-we-c_n_674052.html

    So thank you for your service and your words, Khaled, and know that a big number of us are with you, both figuratively and, if need be, literally (even if we don’t share your religious beliefs).

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    do you know IBM sold computers to nazis to keep track of jews, and coke made fanta to sell to the nazis, and jewelery shops get blood diamonds from africa, most of the money the bush and clinton foundation raised didnt go to help the poor of haiti, and big pharm overprices drugs so the poor cant get them, and mcdonalds have huge farms where all the cow shit is fucking up our water, and everyone uses oil which millions have been killed for. EVERYONE IS A CRIMINAL, wake up dood :P being angry that a criminal is legally building something should not get you this mad. hell name a club that ISNT built by a criminal and ill give you a blumpkin.

  • Eitan

    You’re absolutely right. I thought that maybe if people dont respond then it will stop, but I failed to see that if its not written down, then it doesnt ‘exist’, meaning the rebuttals.

  • Anonymous

    I am not saying that you never did anything good ever. The question is, would you have saved them from the ticket if they had a “I’m a muslim” sign on their car? I am saying you hate because you cite these single examples and are condeming the whole peoples. I can tell you a story of a group of russians mugging me and beating me up. Does that give me the right to say that ALL russians are violent thugs?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Let’s not directly respond to Eddie. Instead, let us support what was written in the article, and encourage everyone who write a positive response. Then it shall become evident that the readers do not support bigotry, but also do not validate it’s expression by responding to the spurious attacks that are the discourse of bigots.

  • Eddie Green

    Did I say once that Muslims are bad?
    You twist things around and say the same things over again.

    You never answered the questions.
    If you owned a house? and next door to you was a guy who is connected to terrorism and hate.. would you want him to make a nest next door to you

    • SHELLNY

      IM SORRYBUT I HAVE TO SAY ….. JUST BECAUSE ONE DOES BAD DOESNT MEAN ALL DO… I AM AN AMERICAN, MY RELIGION IS NOT MUSLIM AND I LIVE IN THE AREA WHERE THEY WANT TO BUILD THE MOSQUE…. PEOPLE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT , BUT I SAY LET THEM BUILD IT. REGUARDLESS OF ANYTHING, THEIR ARE SYNOGOGES EVERYWHERE AND CATHOLIC AND CHRISTIAN CHURCHES EVERYWHERE AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEMPLES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP EVERYWHERE SO WHY CANT THE MUSLIMS HAVE THEIRS TOO?? PEOPLE WANT TO SAY “” THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR CONTRY” ” THE MUSLIMS TERRORISE US” ALTHOUGH IT IS TRUE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DID WERE MUSLIM , IT DOES NOT MEAN ALL MUSLIM ARE LIKE THAT….. WE ALL KNOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO HAVE NO MORALS, NO RESPECT, NO SENCE AND SOME WOULD SAY SHOULD NOT EVEN BE GIVEN THE GIFT OF BREATHING… BUT WE HAVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT EVERYWHERE NO MATTER WHAT RELIGON, RACE, BACKROUND WE ARE AND HAVE , WE ALL KNOW THAT. SO LETS SAY YOU ARE A JEW AND THERE IS WORD THAT A GROUP OF JEWS BLEW UP THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING OR SOMETHING YOU THINK PEOPLE WOULD SAY “DONT BUILD ANYMORE PLACES OF WORSHIP FOR THEM, DONT LET THEM BUILD THOSE JEWISH SCHOOL EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET AN EDUCATION TOO, EVEN THOUGH THEY THEMSELVE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED… I COULD PUT OTHER EXAMPLES BUT THIS IS GETTING LONG ENOUGH.. ANYWAY IN YOUR QUESTION “If you owned a house? and next door to you was a guy who is connected to terrorism and hate.. would you want him to make a nest next door to you?”
      MY OPINION ONE PERSON DOES NOT REPRESENT A WHOLE RELIGON. A CATHOLIC MAN WHO RAPES A LITTLE BOY DOESNT REPRESENT EVERY CATHOLIC MAN. THERE ARE PEOPLE OR EVERY RELIGON EVERY RACE EVERY BACKROUNG WHO BUST THEIR BEHINDS WORKING HARD TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES AND SHOULDNT BE PUNSHED OR PENALIZED OR DOWNGRADED BECAUSE OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DONE.

  • Anonymous

    First of all, you did call them terrorists and criminals that hate America and get money from terror camps. And yes, if I had a home that was next to a hateful man, I would not like him. But I would not connect him to his religon, or his birthplace or anything like that. I would not like him as an individual person. I might even like his brother or sister because they could be good people despite their crazy, radical sibling.

  • Anonymous

    Khaled Hafid is a hero. Maybe he can bring peace to the middle east…. He is protecting the red, white and blue…

  • levp

    If you know for sure (or at least have some credible evidence) that the guy next door is connected to terrorism, then it is your obligation to call 1-866-SAFENYS and report it (in New York City, call the NYPD hotline at 1-888-NYCSAFE).
    http://www.security.state.ny.us/terror_tips.php
    http://www.nypdshield.org/public/

    However, if have no such evidence about this specific guy next door, then it is your obligation not to mount false accusations. End of story.

  • sam

    i think your a racists bastard eddie green. go get you facts straight and get hate out of your life and maybe you’ll see not just some of the bad but all of the GOOD is Muslims bring to the world. dont judge, its wrong.

  • enough

    It’s disgusting to see how many people associate Islam with terrorism, as if one entails the other. Every article I read that ever so slightly even mentions Islam results in instantaneous responses filled with hate and most of all unbounded ignorance. Is this what the United States of America has come to? The land of the FREE is it no longer? I find it absolutely ridiculous that building a COMMUNITY CENTER NEAR Ground Zero could result in so much hatred: are these the true colors of America? THEN, this institution is compared to having a terrorist live next to you…do I even have to explain how many things are wrong with that comparison?
    NO, not all Muslims are terrorists. MUSLIMS ARE PEOPLE, that is all. Muslims are a free people living in this country who should be able to practice what they believe.

    Sergeant Hafid should be commended for speaking out and showing all of the men and women who speak freedom and toleration–AMERICAN IDEALS–but practice nothing more than hate, ignorance, judgment. MUSLIMS ARE AMERICANS TOO, this country needs to understand that. It preaches toleration, justice, peace, and freedom but when it comes to actions it practices just the opposite.

    Let Muslims live and practice in peace. If it’s the terrorists you want, then go get them. Assuming all Muslims are terrorists speaks light years of what sort of people you are. Learn to coexist–no one’s going anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    looks like americans started to burn mosques down this week

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100903/NEWS03/100903043/Feds+offer++20+000+reward+in+mosque+arson+case

    imagine if the governments hiring people to do this to cause panic and raise votes for candidates?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    This is real wisdom. Thank you!

  • Eitan

    I know, right? Like, imagine if the government created aids to get rid of gays and imagine if the CIA created crack to get rid of black people and imagine if the air force is keeping aliens in New Mexico and imagine if….

  • Anonymous

    Show the good… you racist

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AQJT7746B2C4MESA2TOGN2QJQI AllanB

    whats a blumpkin? is it edible?

  • Anonymous

    Guess one person here ( ME ) thinks that a club should not be build by haters and people that support hate….

    If the terrorist steps away from the Mosque, lets build it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665079815 Allan Berkovitz

    I thought the aliens in New Mexico were released when we defeated the gou’ld and made peace with the greys via the stargate program?

  • Anonymous

    As long as you don’t make decisions.. I would approve the destruction of Sadam. The world is a better place with out him…

    Sadam had his day in court and was hanged…

    I love America, because Bush did the right thing and didn’t ask your opinion…
    Probably 99% of people on this site ( except me ) was against the war….

    War is good for business…

    Lets Bomb IRAN ASAP.. for world security

  • Anonymous

    Who ever said Muslim are terrorist….

    The guy who wants to build the mosque is associated with Terror and spoke against Israel

    He supports Hamas.. ( Do you support Hamas? )
    Look at the video link

    • enough

      you said they were terrorist
      you compared the building of a mosque to living next to a terrorist

      do i support hamas? no i dont
      but you obviously do not support the ideals upon which this country has been built upon: tolerance, religious freedom, etc.
      it’s people like you who say things but when it comes to actions you can never stand by your words.

      • Anonymous

        enough
        Please share PROOF with this site that MAS (Muslim American Society) are not part of the FBI terror supporters watch list.

  • Anonymous

    The govt is not involved.. Sick idea…

    I am a Muslim and pray for Allah to give me 72 virgins…

    Maybe the Mosque set up the fire to do insurance fraud…

    Most construction sites have cameras, look at the footage..

  • Anonymous

    For now, he is not your neighbor…. just you wait…

  • Ruben

    This is a perfect example of Muslims from Sheepshead bay and other places ,, who are part of the society, part of the country and part of the whole world.

    Deserve to be respected and have the place they are asking for.

    Mosque to be built right away.
    thanks Ned.
    great people to be with,, they protect us, even thu some of them are not good, but that does not mean all of them,,

    Welcome Muslims as another faith in our lovely community

    • RY

      I hope you are being facetious when you are making this comment.

  • Anonymous

    You didn’t beat me. Decided to be the stronger person.
    You are forgiven to not understanding what is terror sponsored club mean…
    If the organizer was not hate for Israel and Jews and any other religion, it would have been fine…
    The organizer of the mosque supports Hamas. do you?
    ohhh, probably wil not answer the question and you will talk about not all Muslims are bad and that is common sense…
    But, this person is BAD

  • Anonymous

    What is Blumpkin?
    How can you say everyone is a Criminal?
    Does that mean you are a criminal..

    We have an amazing Soldier here and you call him Criminal?
    Very sad

  • Anonymous

    Weird tangent?
    Please look at the last comment and tell me what is weird about it?
    what is not true?

  • Anonymous

    72% of visitors want the Mosque moved.
    wonder why?
    probably they don’t want to terrorist funded money to build a church in the area.

    ANY club build by terrorist money should not be in the USA…
    G-d Bless Home Land Security

  • Anonymous

    Would you support a Rabbi who supports Hamas?
    A terrorist organization?

  • Secord56

    Unfortunately, no matter what you do or do not worship, someone is profiling you. I am a white women and I hear alot of remarks about “cracker” and “bible thumping”. I think that we can teach our children within our own home that there is no difference but even our Presedent makes a big deal over the color of skin. It is a very sad time thinking that so many people think that they are the only ones that are profiled, but guess what, you are not. My kids are not allowed to pray before they eat in school and they are told that the if they talk about God in school then they get in trouble. They are not even saying CHRISTMAS anymore due to people taking affence to it. I am grateful to be an American and I am so proud of those who defend us. But none of us are truely FREE.

  • Anonymous

    Because you don’t agree, it does not mean bigotry.

    Lets agree to disagree.

    Would you want KKK next door to you?
    or any organization that HATES Americans and supports terror…

    Am sure KKK has good and bad people…
    But, don’t want no bad KKK next to me

  • Anonymous

    Ruben,

    Muslims where here for many years and will stay here for many years.. No one here has a problem with Muslims.

    I have a problem with a terrorist who hates Americans ans supports Hamas funding the project…

    if he is out of the picture, lets build the Mosque ASAP…
    Better location on SheapShead Bay road with 68 parking spaces.

    Do the right thing and look at the video of the terrorist and talk to him…

    Why would you want him to build a mosque for us?

  • Anonymous

    By “decided to be the stronger person” means “couldnt find a response to your comments because you are right”, then yes. To answer your question, no I don’t support Hamas and so doesn’t Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. He doesn’t support terror and he doesn’t hate Jews. In fact, he supports OUTREACH and PEACE towards all and you have no evidence to disprove that. And I do understand what a terror sponsered club is. He does not have one. You know who is a terror sponsered club? The KKK. I wonder what religon they are? They must be muslims….

  • Anonymous

    There are no terrorists assosiated with the mosque so stop using that argument.

  • levp

    OK, we will wait. Until then, please stop bringing up the guy that doesn’t exist…

  • Anonymous

    Nothing crazy. Just facts that the person behind sheepshead bay mosque supports Hamas, and hates other people …
    You saw the link? would you like a reply?
    Video footage don’t lie…
    No one here denied the video…

  • Anonymous

    A link JUST FOR YOU GalaxyMover!!!
    http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/112

    What you got to say now?

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you change the school of your kids?
    Why some Muslim schools don’t teach about Israel?
    Why your kids are not allowed to pray?

    It all starts at home..
    Your kids may be getting BRAIN WASHED!!!
    Why?

  • levp

    But you are free to choose a PRIVATE school for your children…

  • levp

    “War is good for business…”

    Finally, the truth about Eddie has been revealed!

  • Anonymous

    Fine. He supports Hamas. Still does not mean that he will preach that. Preists say they’re against gays and child molesters and see how many actually are?

  • Anonymous

    I never claimed that it was not true. It was off the topic of the mosque.

  • Anonymous

    Just to be clear, this conversation originally started with you and the ground zero mosque, Eddie.

  • Anonymous

    Please look at the SAME link that I send to GalaxyMover…
    Or let me know if you want me to post it directed at you.

  • levp

    David Saperstein supports Hamas?
    I’m assuming you have a proof of that…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saperstein_(rabbi)

  • Anonymous

    Mahdi Bray is behind the SheepShead Bay Mosque …

    Ground Zero is a different topic…

    Lets first resolve the Sheepshead bay problem…

  • levp

    Wait a minute…

    So you have a clip that shows one guy from MAS declaring his support for Hamas. But this is not the guy who is building the mosque – he is just one of many different people from the organization that is only offering educational materials to the future mosque.
    The second link is about the same person.

    So is this all you got?!

  • Anonymous

    Well as long as he doesn’t act on his support for Hamas and Hezbola and do anything illegal, there is nothing wrong with him having a mosque here. Remember, thoughts are not illegal, some actions are.

  • levp

    As I have noted above, the person in the video is NOT the “person behind sheepshead bay mosque”.

  • Anonymous

    Hamas and Hitzbala have private school for kids..

    They preach hate from young age and BRAINWASH the kids to hate…

    Hate America and hate anyone else who is NOT Muslim…

    Jews have Private schools
    Christians have Private schools
    and Muslims have private schools
    and etc..

    The Hero Soldier went to public school and became an amazing person…
    But, lets not forget.. Some terrorist got trained in the American Army that were behind 9-11

  • levp

    Please see my answer above re: the guy who supports Hamas is not guy who wants to build the mosque.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Since Eddie seems to repeatedly fail to explain his Mahdi Bray connection, thus leaving everyone confused as to why it matters – Mahdi Bray is the spokesperson of the Muslim American Society, the national group sponsoring the Sheepshead Bay mosque. Bray has – and continues to – voiced sympathy for Hamas (and, to a lesser extend, Hizbollah). However, it has never been shown that Bray has given material support for Hamas or any other group on the US’s watch list, and is not known to be affiliated with them in any way other than taking the political stance of supporting their viewpoint and goals.

    Those are the facts. Take from it what you will.

  • Anonymous

    Changing my comment. Apperently you tricked me as brought up by several people (thank you levp). I revoke that I said that the guy who is building the mosque is someone who supports Hamas.

  • levp

    Speaking of fraud, do you think it is ethical to create a new identity in order to “like” your own comments?
    http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2087/15026132.jpg

  • levp

    Ned, I don’t see how this guy is a spokesperson – at least according to Wikipedia, he is the director of MAS Freedom (not main MAS, but an “offshoot”) – “The foundation supports Muslim activists and religious leaders who have been arrested.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi_Bray

  • levp

    Ned, I don’t see how this guy is a spokesperson – at least according to Wikipedia, he is the director of MAS Freedom (not main MAS, but an “offshoot”) – “The foundation supports Muslim activists and religious leaders who have been arrested.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi_Bray

  • levp

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blumpkin
    It must be edible for some, but I would say thanks but no, thanks…

  • levp

    As I wrote before, THAT guy has little if anything to do with Sheepshead Bay.

  • levp

    This comment I can agree with – but you contradict yourself when you talk about hate…

  • nolastname

    Smart move. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Don’t want this to happen in SheepShead Bay

    Also got info
    from http://www.baypeople.org/opposition.html

    Who is telling the truth?

  • Anonymous

    Do you want this in SheepShead Bay?

    Also got info
    from http://www.baypeople.org/opposition.html

    If it happened in Boston, it does not mean it will happen here. I hope…
    What do you think about this?
    Where do we get the truth these days?

  • Anonymous

    I watched your video, Eddie. Lets look at the things that were said. Passages of the Koran that talk about using guns and swords: I beleive that another book says those things. It must be evil…. I beleive its called… Lets see…..oh wait THE BIBLE. People advocating extermination of homo sexuals and Jews: You know who else says that… CHRISTIANS. People in jail for terror acts who founded centers: EVERY RELIGON. By your own logic no religous centers should be built at all in the USA.

  • Eitan

    He already replies to his own comments, why not take it that next step?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1304099163 Kristi Andersen Abbatemarco

    I am proud and honored to know khaled.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Totally disgusting how a few people have shown such disrespect for a American serviceman by using the comments section of this article to spew hatred.

    Is that what free expression means these days?

    • Anonymous

      Its 72% of the people..

      You are the 23% …

      Galaxy person claimed that 99% of people were against Iraq war.

      As long as President listens to the 1% who are competent, we will be fine..

      • RY

        Now Iraq was absolutely a dumb a** move and not necessary. We all know why invasion of Iraq was deemed to be essential – Cheney and Bush’s other cronies needed nice fat paychecks from sitting on the board of directors for oil companies and defense contractors. Please do not delude yourself thinking that Bush and his clique acted in the best interests of the American people – never in a million years they would concern themselves with such trivial matter.
        It was and is all about money, great deal of money, Saddam was just a cover for the invasion, plus if Al-Qaeda is no where near Iraq as it turns out, right? They are hiding out in the Afghan desert somewhere, tend to poppy fields and export opium and hashish.

  • RY

    He obviously is a good person and a good Muslim, this soldier. And he is right about everything, except the proposed mosque. One reason this mosque should not be built is because it is a residential area and traffic, noise and amount of people on that quiet block would be detrimental to the quality of life of the people inhibiting the block. Second reason is the fact that funding for the mosque comes from a very dubious source and please do not hide you head in the sand, believing that even though this man has ties to MAS, he does not support terrorism. If he is associated with this very radical and hateful organization, he is guilty by association. And do not think for a moment that there is money laundering going on with these sorts of organizations, such as MAS. They have financial support of many other Islamic organizations around the world and if one really wanted to trace all the funds exchanges, one would soon find that all the roads lead to Rome so to speak and ties for Islamic organizations are vast and infinite around the world. So just for these two reasons this mosque should not be built, and hopefully will not be built if we can prevent it. There have been enough connections of imams around the country to the terrorist activities and there is no need to create a favorable environment for one more.
    Same goes for ground Zero mosque where source of funds even more dubious as it comes from deranged lunatic such as President of Iran.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    um, you probably are a criminal. you’ve never done illegal drugs, steal something from a store or cut the tags off your mattress? ever park illegally and not know? ever try to save money in a not so legal way?

    and wow, im talking about business men and the rich mainly, never did i say this soldier was one… but thanks for trying to change my words around.

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    lets bomb you for world security!

    you probably are very alone in the world if you though INVADING iraq for ZERO reason was a good idea.

    if you think this war has created any money for us, why are we in a depression right now with a 22% unemployment rate?

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    churches are built in residential areas, pay no taxes, make noise, rape kids, is funded by world conquerors, and religion is poo poo…. would you be against someone building a church in your neighborhood, or do you just have a prejudice towards muslims?

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

    we are all slaves. its not about race anymore, its about money. and unless you have ~10 million, you are just scum (in the eyes of people with power and money) like the other 90% of the population.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    You have made my point so excellently.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who supports Terrorism.

    Supports hate and supports Hamas

    is a threat for security and should be EXPELLED from the USA…

    How did terrorist become American Citizens?

    Thank you RY
    Thank you Soldeir

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I wouldn’t go that far. But the sickness is feed by dangerous people who use our media to incite violence.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Some “Christian” Americans got trained in the US Military and blew up a large office building in Oklahoma City.

    • RY

      yeah, he did, Timothy McVeigh, after what happened in Waco, TX. Now maybe you would take off your pink glasses and take a look at the history of Islamic radical movement, shall we? Even during holy month of Ramadan, those so called faithful Muslims have no fear of their Allah and keep on jacking up the scorecard with dead bodies. Here is a short but sweet list of the attacks and suicide mission against the US throughout the world.

      September 11, 2001 – Terrorists hijack four U.S. commercial airliners taking off from various locations in the United States in a coordinated suicide attack. In separate attacks, two of the airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, which catch fire and eventually collapse. A third airliner crashes into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, causing extensive damage. The fourth airliner, also believed to be heading towards Washington, DC, crashes outside Shanksville, PA., killing all 45 people on board. Casualty estimates from New York put the possible death toll close to 5,000, while as many as 200 people may have been lost at the Pentagon crash site.

      Oct. 12, 2000 – A terrorist bomb damages the destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39.

      Aug. 7, 1998 – Terrorist bombs destroy the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 12 Americans are among the 291 killed, and over 5,000 are wounded, including 6 Americans. In Dar es Salaam, one U.S. citizen is wounded among the 10 killed and 77 injured.

      In response, on August 20 the United States attacked targets in Afghanistan and Sudan with over 75 cruise missiles fired from Navy ships in the Arabian and Red seas. About 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from warships in the Arabian Sea. Most struck six separate targets in a camp near Khost, Afghanistan. Simultaneously, about 20 cruise missiles were fired from U.S. ships in the Red Sea striking a factory in Khartoum, Sudan, which was suspected of producing components for making chemical weapons.

      June 21, 1998 – Rocket-propelled grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut.

      July 27, 1996 – A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and wounding 111.

      June 25, 1996 – A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. military personnel are killed in the Khubar Towers housing facility, and 515 are wounded, including 240 Americans.

      Nov. 13, 1995 – A car-bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills seven people, five of them American military and civilian advisers for National Guard training. The “Tigers of the Gulf,” “Islamist Movement for Change,” and “Fighting Advocates of God” claim responsibility.

      April 19, 1995 – A car bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding over 600.

      February 1993 – A bomb in a van explodes in the underground parking garage in New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding 1,042.

      Dec. 21, 1988 – A bomb destroys Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 people aboard the Boeing 747 are killed including 189 Americans, as are 11 people on the ground.

      April 1986 – An explosion damages a TWA flight as it prepares to land in Athens, Greece. Four people are killed when they are sucked out of the aircraft.

      April 5, 1986 – A bomb destroys the LaBelle discotheque in West Berlin. The disco was known to be frequented by U.S. servicemen. The attack kills one American and one German woman and wounds 150, including 44 Americans

      In response, on April 15 the United States retaliated in an operation dubbed ‘El Dorado Canyon.’ Approximately 100 aircraft were launched in direct support of the raid. It was an attack against military targets involving land-based bombers from Great Britain together with carrier-based air strikes from ships in the Gulf of Sidra.

      December 1985 – Simultaneous suicide attacks are carried out against U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at Rome and Vienna international airports. 20 people are killed in the two attacks, including four terrorists.

      November 1985 – Hijackers aboard an Egyptair flight kill one American. Egyptian commandos later storm the aircraft on the isle of Malta, and 60 people are killed.

      October 1985 – Palestinian terrorists hijack the cruise liner Achille Lauro (in response to the Israeli attack on PLO headquarters in Tunisia) Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound American, is killed and thrown overboard.

      August 1985 – A car bomb at a U.S. military base in Frankfurt, Germany kills two and injures 20. A U.S. soldier murdered for his identity papers is found a day after the explosion.

      June 1985 – A TWA airliner is hijacked over the Mediterranean, the start of a two-week hostage ordeal. The last 39 passengers are eventually released in Damascus after being held in various locations in Beirut.

      June 1985 – In San Salvador, El Salvador, 13 people are killed in a machine gun attack at an outdoor café, including four U.S. Marines and two American businessmen.

      April 1985 – A bomb explodes in a restaurant near a U.S. air base in Madrid, Spain, killing 18, all Spaniards, and wounding 82, including 15 Americans.

      November 1984 – A bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia kills a passer-by. The attack was preceded by death threats against U.S. officials by drug traffickers.

      October 1983 – A suicide car bomb attack against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut kills 241 servicemen. A simultaneous attack on a French base kills 58 paratroopers.

      April 1983 – A suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Beirut kills 63, including 17 Americans.

    • RY

      Some more of Muslim love-this is just for the last couple of months
      All together there were about 15,993 attacks by radical Islamic groups/factions since 9/11/2001.
      Attacks were not only against “infidels”, but caused deaths of their own people, women, children, elderly, etc. Religion of peace and tolerance? Islam implies submission, not tolerance, not compromise. And people of Sheepshead Bay should be tolerant to have mosque built by MAS right under their noses?

      Date Country City Killed Injured Description
      2010.09.05 Yemen Abyan 3 0 Three people are shot to death in an al-Qaeda ambush.
      2010.09.05 Dagestan Buinaksk 5 36 A Shahid suicide car bomber sends five other souls to Allah.
      2010.09.05 Iraq Baghdad 12 36 Six Fedayeen attack a government building, killing a dozen Iraqis.
      2010.09.04 Afghanistan Ghazni 1 0 Sunni extremists behead a Shia businessman.
      2010.09.04 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 3 Terrorists manage to kill one person with a car bomb.
      2010.09.04 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Islamist open fire on two civilians riding a motorcycle, killing one.
      2010.09.04 Afghanistan Kunduz 7 17 A child is among seven murdered by a Shahid suicide bomber outside a butcher shop.
      2010.09.03 Pakistan Quetta 73 149 Over sixty innocents are slaughtered when a suicide bomber targets a Shia procession.
      2010.09.03 Tajikistan Khujand 2 25 A suicide bomber injures twenty-five and kills 2.
      2010.09.03 Pakistan Mardan 1 2 A Sunni suicide bomber detonates at an Ahmadiyya (minority sect) mosque, killing one.
      2010.09.03 Azerbaijan Gumbashly 1 1 One dead as a ‘religious dispute’ between mosque members results in gunfire.
      2010.09.03 Iraq Baghdad 4 4 Four Iraqis are shot or blown up around the country by Mujahideen.
      2010.09.03 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An imam is gunned down outside his mosque by Religion of Peace rivals.
      2010.09.02 Pakistan Turbat 2 8 Sunni gunmen open fire on a bus full of Shia pilgrims, killing at least two.
      2010.09.02 Pakistan Bajaur 1 2 A female teacher is shot to death by Holy Warriors.
      2010.09.02 Pakistan Kyber 1 0 Mujahideen kidnap and brutally murder a taxi driver returning from a friend’s funeral.
      2010.09.02 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A taxi driver and senior education ministry official are gunned down in separate attacks.
      2010.09.02 Iraq Baiji 2 5 Suspected al-Qaeda shoot two opponents to death.
      2010.09.02 Sudan Tabra 74 79 Janjiweed militia on camels sweep through a market and slaughter over seventy people, including eighteen children.
      2010.09.02 Thailand Pattani 1 1 A 35-year-old man is murdered in an Islamist drive-by.
      2010.09.01 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 49-year-old security worker is shot to death as he is riding home from work.
      2010.09.01 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 2 Two Afghans are blown to bits by a Taliban bomb hidden on a motorcycle.
      2010.09.01 Afghanistan Helmand 0 15 Fifteen people at a market are badly injured, many with limbs torn from their bodies, by a Taliban blast.
      2010.09.01 Pakistan Lahore 39 275 Over thirty Shia pilgrims in a procession are dismantled by a car bomb blast and two Sunni suicide bombers.
      2010.09.01 Iraq Mosul 3 6 A woman is among three Iraqis taken down by a Jihadi bombing and shooting attack.
      2010.09.01 Algeria Boumerdes 2 26 A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills two local soldiers and injures dozens more.
      2010.09.01 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A young mother is burned to death by her in-laws in a suspected honor killing.
      2010.09.01 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A Buddhist couple in their 50′s are brutally murdered by Jihadi gunmen.
      2010.08.31 India Kishtwar 1 0 A cop is murdered inside his home by Hizb-ul- Mujahideen.
      2010.08.31 Afghanistan Badakhshan 3 0 Three Oxmam humanitarian workers are taken out in a brutal roadside blast.
      2010.08.31 Israel Hebron 4 0 A pregnant woman is among four young Jews gunned down in cold blood by Hamas terrorists.
      2010.08.31 Afghanistan Kabul 11 0 Eleven US troops on security patrol are killed in three roadside bombings.
      2010.08.31 Somalia Las Anod 1 0 A man is shot outside his doorstep by Islamic militia.
      2010.08.31 India Bandipora 1 2 An Indian soldier is ambushed and killed by Pakistani terrorists.
      2010.08.31 Afghanistan Kabul 3 12 Three supreme court employees are riddled with bullets by Holy Warriors.
      2010.08.31 Pakistan Kurram 7 1 At least one woman and two children are among seven murdered in two home invasions by Religion of Peace radicals.
      2010.08.31 Somalia Mogadishu 8 14 Five men and three women are taken down by al-Shabaab bombers.
      2010.08.31 Iraq Mosul 2 1 Two brothers are shot to death by suspected Mujahideen.
      2010.08.30 Somalia Mogadishu 4 8 Four guards at the presidential palace are killed during an al-Shabaab mortar attack.
      2010.08.30 Iraq Baghdad 1 3 Jihadi car bombers kill a civilian.
      2010.08.30 Afghanistan Helman 1 0 An Estonian solder is murdered by Taliban bombers.
      2010.08.30 Afghanistan Jalalabad 1 3 The Taliban assassinate a local official with a bomb.
      2010.08.29 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A middle-aged Buddhist couple are shot to death in their pickup by Islamic separatists.
      2010.08.29 Chechnya Tsentoroi 7 5 A wave of armed Islamists attack a village, killing at least seven.
      2010.08.29 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 2-year-old boy dies after being shot in the head by Muslim militants.
      2010.08.29 Afghanistan Kabul 6 0 Five election workers and a candidate are kidnapped and murdered by Taliban freedom fighters.
      2010.08.29 Iraq Mosul 5 12 A woman is among five Iraqis murdered by Islamic terrorists.
      2010.08.29 Pakistan Khyber 2 4 The Taliban kill two local soldiers with a roadside bomb.
      2010.08.29 Philippines Bukidnon 0 2 ‘Irate Muslims’ throw a grenade into a Catholic church during mass.
      2010.08.28 Yemen Abyan 10 2 Ten local soldiers are ambushed and killed by terrorists who burn their bodies while chanting ‘Allah akbar.’
      2010.08.28 Pakistan Khyber 1 0 A local soldier is kidnapped and shot full of holes by Mujahideen.
      2010.08.28 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 40-year-old man is shot in the head by Muslim militants.
      2010.08.27 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 21-year-old man is murdered by Muslim gunmen.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Shurqat 3 3 A suspected al-Qaeda attack leaves three dead.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Mahaweel 2 0 A blast takes down two civilians.
      2010.08.27 Nigeria Borno 3 0 Boko Haram Islamists shoot three policemen to death in two drive-bys.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Mosul 1 0 The body of a Christian man is found several days after he is kidnapped.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Kirkuk 1 3 A child is taken down by Islamic bombers.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A middle-aged Buddhist couple is brutally murdered by Muslim gunmen as they are returning from market.
      2010.08.27 Pakistan Ghaziabad 1 0 A 35-year-old mother of three is killed by her brother on suspicion of unauthorized sex.
      2010.08.27 Iraq Baaj 3 0 Three Iraqis are gunned down by Muhahid.
      2010.08.27 Thailand Yala 1 0 A young woman is shot to death by Religion of Peace proponents.
      2010.08.26 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 Islamists murder the son of a surrendered militant.
      2010.08.26 Afghanistan Kunduz 8 1 Eight policemen are machine-gunned to death by Taliban ambushers.
      2010.08.26 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 42-year-old civilian dies from injuries after being shot twice in the chest by Muslim militants.
      2010.08.26 Somalia Mogadishu 14 8 Fourteen Somalis are shredded by two al-Shabaab bomb blasts.
      2010.08.26 Iraq Muqdadiya 6 0 Six Sunnis are gunned down by suspected al-Qaeda.
      2010.08.26 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 52-year-old man is killed in a Muslim ambush.
      2010.08.26 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 30-year-old teacher is shot to death by Islamic radicals while leaving school.
      2010.08.26 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim terrorists gun down a Buddhist railway worker.
      2010.08.26 Philippines Balili 4 0 Maranao Muslims pull four people off a bus and shoot them to death.
      2010.08.26 Iraq Mosul 4 11 Children are among the casualties in a series of Mujahideen attacks.
      2010.08.25 Yemen Zinjibar 4 1 al-Qaeda gunmen on motorcycles massacre four security men in a drive-by.
      2010.08.25 Pakistan Mohmand 2 2 A mother and her 9-year-old child are brutally murdered by Islamist gunmen.
      2010.08.25 Pakistan Swat 3 6 Three Christian aid workers helping flood victims are kidnapped and murdered by Islamic fundamentalists.
      2010.08.25 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 57-year-old rubber tapper is killed by drive-by Jihadis.
      2010.08.25 Iraq Baghdad 63 277 Jihadis take out over sixty Iraqis in a series of coordinated blasts from Basra to Kut.
      2010.08.25 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a tax collector to death on his way home.
      2010.08.25 Afghanistan Badghis 3 0 Two Spanish soldiers training local cops are shot to death along with their translator by their driver.
      2010.08.24 Somalia Mogadishu 33 150 A barbaric assault on a hotel by Muslim terrorists leaves women, children and more than a dozen visiting lawmakers dead.
      2010.08.24 Iraq Baqubah 3 13 Three Iraqis are taken out by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
      2010.08.24 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 A young man is abducted and murdered by Tehreek-e-Taliban.
      2010.08.24 Mali Bamako 1 0 An older pensioner taken prisoner by al-Qaeda is murdered in captivity.
      2010.08.24 Iraq Baghdad 3 0 A man at a market and another in his home are among three gunned down by Muslim assassins.
      2010.08.24 Iraq Fallujah 2 2 Two children are successfully killed by Mujahideen bombers in a blast that also leaves their mother wounded.
      2010.08.24 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 A peace activist and father is killed in captivity by Sunni militants.
      2010.08.23 Iraq Baiji 7 0 Suspected al-Qaeda shoot seven oil workers to death.
      2010.08.23 Pakistan Kurram 8 10 Islamist bombers take out seven tribal elders and a teacher at a school.
      2010.08.23 Pakistan South Waziristan 26 40 A suicide bomber at a seminary sends two-dozen other souls to Allah.
      2010.08.23 Thailand Pattani 2 4 Two civilians are machine-gunned to death by Muslim insurgents in separate attacks.
      2010.08.23 Pakistan Matni 3 3 Three people are blown to bits by Mujahid bombers at a market
      2010.08.23 Pakistan Landikotal 2 0 Local Taliban burn two men alive in their truck.
      2010.08.23 Iraq Baghdad 3 15 A mortar attack and separate bombing at a coffee shop leave three dead.
      2010.08.22 Iraq Mussayab 1 11 One employee is killed when a sectarian bomb blast rips through a store.
      2010.08.22 India Kulgam 2 0 A mother and her teen daughter are brutally murdered in their own home by Religion of Peace gunmen.
      2010.08.22 Tajikistan Dushanbe 5 1 Islamic militants beat five prison guards to death.
      2010.08.22 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 1 0 Sunni terrorists gun down an innocent Shia father of two young children.
      2010.08.22 India Pulwama 1 0 Islamic radicals murder the son of a welfare employee.
      2010.08.22 Pakistan Peshawar 1 3 A civilian is taken down in a militant ambush.
      2010.08.21 Afghanistan Heart 2 0 Two men are shot to death by the Taliban (the second in Kandahar).
      2010.08.21 Afghanistan Paktika 8 5 Eight Afghans are murdered by Taliban bombers in two attacks.
      2010.08.21 Iraq Baghdad 3 1 Three cops are taken down by Islamic terrorists in separate attacks.
      2010.08.21 Pakistan Baghlia 6 5 Six members of a peace committee are blow to bits by Mujahid bombers.
      2010.08.21 Dagestan Kizlyar 1 3 Children are among the casualties when Jihadis attempt to blow up a passing car.
      2010.08.21 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 0 1 A popular church leader is brutally assaulted by Muslims with wooden clubs.
      2010.08.21 Afghanistan Helmand 6 0 Six Afghan cops are bound and executed by religious hardliners.
      2010.08.20 Pakistan Sanghar 1 0 A leader of the peaceful Ahmadi sect is shot in the head by orthodox Sunni.
      2010.08.20 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 0 A civilian is brutally executed and tied between two roadside bombs by the Taliban.
      2010.08.20 Afghanistan Helmand 30 17 Some thirty workers and guards are massacred when Islamic fundamentalists assault a construction company.
      2010.08.20 Yemen Loder 11 0 Eleven local soldiers are killed when al-Qaeda militants fire a rocket into a passing vehicle.
      2010.08.20 Iraq Baghdad 3 6 Jihadis shoot an electrical worker to death and take out two other civilians with a bomb.
      2010.08.20 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 2 1 Islamic militants are suspected of gunning down two cops.
      2010.08.20 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 63-year-old civilian is shot to death by Muslim terrorists.
      2010.08.19 Algeria Baghlia 3 4 Fundamentalists ambush a group of soldiers, killing three.
      2010.08.19 Afghanistan Nangarhar 2 14 Two civilians are killed when the Taliban blow up a fuel truck.
      2010.08.19 Afghanistan Logar 2 0 The bodies of two men are discovered after they were kidnapped and murdered in captivity.
      2010.08.19 Pakistan Orakzai 1 0 A security guard is gunned down by Muslim militants.
      2010.08.19 Iraq Mosul 3 4 A kidnapped civilian is among three Iraqis murdered in separate attacks.
      2010.08.19 China Xinjiang 7 14 An explosives-laden vehicle is plowed into a crowd and detonated, leaving seven dead.
      2010.08.19 Yemen Abyan 2 1 al-Qaeda militants machine-gun two cops to death at point-blank range.
      2010.08.18 Iraq Tikrit 2 3 Two civilians are blown to bits by a Jihadi bomb.
      2010.08.18 Iraq Diyala 3 0 Three brothers are brutally murdered on their own farm by Mujahideen.
      2010.08.18 Pakistan Nazimabad 1 0 A children’s doctor is shot to death by sectarian rivals.
      2010.08.18 India Sopore 1 2 Islamic militants attack a lawmaker’s home, killing a guard.
      2010.08.18 Iraq Mosul 4 2 Four Iraqis are taken down in separate terror attacks.
      2010.08.18 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 0 A suicide bomber takes out an Afghan cop.
      2010.08.18 India Kulgam 2 0 Two civilians grazing cattle are abducted and murdered by Religion of Peace radicals.
      2010.08.18 Pal. Auth. Gaza 1 0 A 62-year-old woman is murdered outside her own home by Islamic fundamentalists.
      2010.08.17 Iraq Baghdad 61 129 Over sixty young Iraqis lining up for work are senselessly cut to shreds by a Shahid suicide nail-bomber.
      2010.08.17 Afghanistan Spin Boldak 8 0 Eight civilians are murdered by a Taliban bomb attack on a home.
      2010.08.17 Russia North Ossetia 2 23 Two people are dead and twenty-three others injured in a suicide attack and separate cafe bombing.
      2010.08.17 Iraq Diyala 3 0 An auditor and two judges are assassinated by Islamic terrorists in separate attacks.
      2010.08.17 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A leader of a minority religious sect is gunned down by mainstream rivals.
      2010.08.17 Pakistan Peshawar 2 0 Two civilians are murdered at a mosque by Taliban gunmen.
      2010.08.17 Somalia Mogadishu 1 2 A civilian is killed when Mujahideen toss a grenade at a police station.
      2010.08.17 Afghanistan Zabul 2 0 A man and his wife are shot to death in their home by religious extremists.
      2010.08.17 Iraq Baghdad 10 46 Sunni militants detonate a fuel tanker in a Shia neighborhood, incinerating ten innocents.
      2010.08.16 Iraq Muqdadiya 4 9 Four Iranian pilgrims on a bus are targeted and killed by Sunni bombers. Women and children are among the victims.
      2010.08.16 Afghanistan Kunduz 2 0 A couple in their 20′s is stoned by Islamic fundamentalists for having sex. The man has to be finished off with a gunshot.
      2010.08.16 Somalia Elasha Biyaha 1 0 A cleric who advocated peace is assassinated by Islamists.
      2010.08.16 Afghanistan Heart 5 2 Three women and a child are among five civilians killed by a Taliban bomb attack on their car.
      2010.08.16 Somalia Mogadishu 9 53 Nine refugees are killed when al-Shabaab Islamists attack a displaced persons camp.
      2010.08.16 Afghanistan Ghazni 2 5 A remote-controlled bomb on a bridge takes out two civilians.
      2010.08.16 Afghanistan Farah 2 0 Two people are killed when Taliban gunmen fire into a bazaar.
      2010.08.16 Pakistan Karachi 4 0 Sunnis shoot four Shia to death in separate attacks.
      2010.08.15 Iraq Jurf al-Sakhar 3 2 Three worshippers are shot to death outside a mosque by sectarian rivals.
      2010.08.15 Iraq Numaniya 1 0 Muslim gunmen murder an Iraqi pharmacist who had returned from studies in the U.S.
      2010.08.14 Thailand Yala 2 0 A Buddhist man and wife are brutally murdered by Muslim gunmen while riding to their plantation.
      2010.08.14 Iraq Baghdad 6 15 Islamic terrorists take down six Iraqis in a series of attacks, including policemen who were set on fire.
      2010.08.14 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A local cop is shot to death by Islamic militants while traveling to work.
      2010.08.14 Afghanistan Dam Abad 3 1 Three children are torn apart by a rocket fired into their home by Islamic hardliners.
      2010.08.14 Egypt Shimi 0 11 Eleven Christians are injured in assaults by Muslims stirred to anger by a local cleric.
      2010.08.14 Pakistan Sindh 2 8 A woman and boy are left dead when Muslim rivals attack each other over where to build a madrasah.
      2010.08.14 India Sopore 1 0 Islamic terrorists kidnap and murder a civilian.
      2010.08.14 Afghanistan Kunduz 1 0 A local cop is shot to death by Uzbeki Islamists.
      2010.08.13 Yemen Lahj 1 0 A man is gunned down in an al-Qaeda drive-by outside a mosque.
      2010.08.13 Afghanistan Herat 4 12 The Taliban ambush a convoy of security guards, killing four.
      2010.08.13 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 Sunni fundamentalists are suspected of firing into a barbershop, killing the owner.
      2010.08.12 Iraq Baaj 4 0 A bomb placed by Jihadis kills four disposal workers.
      2010.08.11 Pakistan Karachi 2 0 Two Shias are shot to death by Sunnis in separate drive-by attacks.
      2010.08.11 Pakistan Mohmand 1 3 A woman is killed, and her three sons injured, when militants fire a rocket into their home.
      2010.08.11 Iraq Baghdad 1 1 Jihadis gun down two cops and kill a civilian with a bomb.
      2010.08.11 India Rajouri 2 21 Lashkar e-Toiba terrorists fire on a bus, murdering two civilians, including a woman.
      2010.08.11 Iraq Sadiya 11 4 Islamists lure eight police to their deaths by first killing three members of a family and then booby-trapping the house.
      2010.08.10 Afghanistan Kabul 5 1 Blood and body parts are scattered about following a double suicide attack that leaves five Afghans dead.
      2010.08.10 Pakistan Mohmand 3 0 Three members of a security patrol are killed in an ambush by Islamic militants.
      2010.08.10 Afghanistan Helmand 5 0 Five local security personnel are killed when Islamic fundamentalists fire a rocket through their vehicle.
      2010.08.10 Iraq Baghdad 5 16 Terrorists take down five Iraqis with two bombs.
      2010.08.10 India Baramulla 3 0 Islamic radicals machine-gun three cops to death.
      2010.08.09 Iraq Baghdad 3 10 Three traffic cops are taken down by Jihadi bombers.
      2010.08.09 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslim terrorists stab and partially behead a young plantation worker.
      2010.08.09 Afghanistan Badghis 1 0 A pregnant woman accused of adultery is whipped 200 times and then shot three times in the head by Islamic fundamentalists.
      2010.08.08 Indonesia Bekasi 0 12 A mob of hundreds of Muslims chase and beat Christian worshippers after disrupting their service.
      2010.08.08 Iraq Ramadi 8 50 Eight Iraqis are pasted by Jihadi bombers.
      2010.08.08 Iraq Fallujah 4 14 Four civilians lose their lives in two car bombings.
      2010.08.07 Afghanistan Maiwand 1 1 A child is murdered by Sunni bombers.
      2010.08.07 Afghanistan Helmand 5 13 A bomb hidden in a wheelbarrow leaves five innocents dead.
      2010.08.07 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim terrorists kill an off-duty soldier on his motorcycle.
      2010.08.07 Thailand Pattani 2 1 A Buddhist husband and wife are murdered by Muslim gunmen in their motorcycle shop. Their 4-year-old nephew is wounded.
      2010.08.07 Afghanistan Nuristan 10 0 Ten members of a medical team, including Christian doctors, are pulled out of their cars and executed by devout Muslim fundamentalists, who spare an Afghan able to recite the Quran.
      2010.08.07 Iraq Garma 3 15 al-Qaeda militants detonate a bomb outside a home, killing three residents.
      2010.08.07 Iraq Basra 43 185 Over forty people are massacred by Islamic terrorists at a market. Most burn to death in a fire caused by bombs.
      2010.08.07 Afghanistan Helmand 1 0 A British father of four is shot to death by a Taliban prisoner who seizes a weapon on his way to a prayer session.
      2010.08.07 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 43-year-old Buddhist woman is brutally machine-gunned to death by Muslim radicals on her farm.
      2010.08.06 Iraq Kirkuk 1 0 Muslim radicals shoot a woman to death.
      2010.08.06 Iraq Baghdad 2 13 Two civilians are blown to bits by Jihadi bombers.
      2010.08.05 Pakistan Quetta 1 1 Islamic militants open fire on an oil tanker, killing the driver.
      2010.08.05 Afghanistan Kunduz 7 13 A Fedayeen suicide bomber murders seven local police.
      2010.08.05 Yemen Abyan 3 1 al-Qaeda terrorists ambush and kill three members of a patrol.
      2010.08.05 Iraq Tikrit 3 0 An al-Qaeda attack leaves three people dead.
      2010.08.05 India Baramulla 1 2 Islamic militants fire on a security patrol, killing one member.
      2010.08.05 Iraq Abu Ghraib 3 0 A woman is among three people shot to death in their home by Muslim radicals.
      2010.08.05 Philippines Zamboanga 5 24 A suicide bomber at an airport murders five other people.
      2010.08.05 Ingushetia Nazran 2 0 Two cops are gunned down by suspected Islamic separatists.
      2010.08.05 Iraq Baghdad 6 8 Two shootings by terrorists take down six Iraqis.
      2010.08.04 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A Buddhist is gunned down in an Islamist drive-by.
      2010.08.04 Afghanistan Uruzgan 1 1 Terrorists detonate a bomb at a bazaar, killing one civilian.
      2010.08.04 Afghanistan Helmand 1 0 A young child is killed in a fundamentalist IED attack.
      2010.08.04 Somalia Bondhere 3 12 Three cleaning women are exterminated by an al-Shabaab bomb blast.
      2010.08.04 Pakistan Peshawar 4 11 A hero cop is among four blown apart by a Shahid suicide car bomber.
      2010.08.03 Iraq Baghdad 5 0 The Islamic State of Iraq machine-guns five soldiers to death at point-blank range.
      2010.08.03 Dagestan Makhachkala 2 0 Two police officers are assassinated by Islamic separatists at a market.
      2010.08.03 Iraq Kut 12 55 Two car bombs at a market leave a dozen people dead and fifty others wounded.
      2010.08.03 Iraq Mosul 9 15 Two vicious bombings leave nine Iraqis dead.
      2010.08.02 Afghanistan Kandahar 5 1 Five children are blown apart by a suicide car bomber.
      2010.08.02 Jordan Aqaba 1 5 A Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli resort overshoots its mark and kills a taxi driver in Jordan.
      2010.08.02 Iraq Fallujah 3 7 A 4-year-old girl is among three sleeping family members murdered by Islamic bombers.
      2010.08.02 Iraq Baghdad 10 22 A coffee shop and a residential neighborhood are among a series of bomb blast sites that leave ten dead.
      2010.08.02 Afghanistan Faryab 4 3 Four civilians are cut to pieces by Taliban gunmen.
      2010.08.01 Pakistan South Waziristan 2 0 Religious extremists kill two local soldiers with a roadside bomb.
      2010.07.31 Iraq Tarmiya 3 8 Three civilians on a minibus are taken out by Jihadi bombers.
      2010.07.31 Iraq Yusufiya 4 11 Four rescue workers are lured to the scene of an earlier bombing and then blasted in a second attack.
      2010.07.31 Pakistan North Waziristan 2 0 Two Afghan refugees are abducted and shot to death by Islamic fundamentalists.
      2010.07.30 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A young pregnant woman is tortured and murdered in a suspected honor killing.
      2010.07.30 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 1 A mother and child are exterminated by Jihadi bombers.

      • RY

        Here is some more- did not fit in my first post

        2010.07.30 Afghanistan Kunduz 3 19 Children are among the casualites when a suicide bomber detonates at a soccer game.
        2010.07.30 Iraq Buhriz 4 0 Four members of a family are blasted to death by al-Qaeda bombers.
        2010.07.29 Pakistan Kurram 10 0 Shia terrorists pull ten Sunnis from their homes and shoot them to death, then torch the houses.
        2010.07.29 Afghanistan Ghazni 8 3 Eight security guards are ambushed and murdered by religious extremists.
        2010.07.29 Iraq Adhamiya 16 14 al-Qaeda terrorists stage a brutal attack on a neighborhood, killing sixteen people and burning their bodies.
        2010.07.29 Iraq Shurqat 4 11 A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes down four Iraqis.
        2010.07.28 Iraq Baghdad 6 15 Six people waiting in line at a bank lose their place in life, courtesy of Muslim bombers.
        2010.07.28 Iraq Karbala 16 37 Jihadis take down sixteen innocents in a rocket attack.
        2010.07.28 Afghanistan Nimroz 25 20 Twenty-five bus passengers are murdered in a bloody bombing by Sunni fundamentalists.
        2010.07.28 Afghanistan Heart 2 0 Two Italian soldiers are killed by a Taliban roadside bomb while guarding a highway.
        2010.07.28 Afghanistan Zabul 6 3 Six civilians are killed in two Taliban roadside bombings.
        2010.07.28 Iraq Mosul 5 6 A young girl is among five Iraqis murdered in a series of Mujahideen attacks.
        2010.07.28 Iraq Fallujah 2 8 Children are among the casualties of an Islamic bombing outside a rival mosque.
        2010.07.27 Iraq Baghdad 1 4 A civilian is taken out by a roadside bomb.
        2010.07.27 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Suspected Islamists storm a home and kill a woman and her son.
        2010.07.27 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 50-year-old villager is murdered outside his hom by Muslim gunmen.
        2010.07.27 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 26-year-old man is gunned down by Islamic insurgents.
        2010.07.27 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two civilians are shot to death by Muslim militants in separate drive-bys.
        2010.07.27 Nigeria Maiduguri 32 0 At least thirty-two policemen are assassinated and ‘roasted like animals’ by Boko Haram Islamists.
        2010.07.27 Somalia Mogadishu 13 40 At least thirteen civilians are killed when Hizbul Islam terrorists attack a government building.
        2010.07.26 Pakistan Peshawar 8 23 Two children are among eight people murdered when a suicide bomber detonates outside the home of a family mourning an earlier killing.
        2010.07.26 Iraq Baghdad 4 16 A suicide bomber targets a news channel staff, killing four members.
        2010.07.26 Iraq Karbalah 40 68 Sunni bombers take out about forty Shia pilgrims in twin bombings.
        2010.07.26 Pakistan Darra Adamkhel 5 0 Three children are killed when Islamic terrorists fire a rocket into a family home.
        2010.07.26 Yemen Lahej 4 9 al-Qaeda gunmen take down four local soldiers in an ambush.
        2010.07.26 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 55-year-old Buddhist teacher is shot to death by Islamic militants while driving home.
        2010.07.26 Paksitan Swat 4 4 Islamic gunmen ambush a family vehicle, leaving four dead, including two children.
        2010.07.25 Pakistan Khyber 2 0 Mujahideen pull two occupants out of a vehicle and shoot them in the back of the head.
        2010.07.25 Yemen Shabwa 6 0 Six soldiers sitting in a car are machine-gunned to death by al-Qaeda at point-blank range.
        2010.07.25 Algeria Kabylie 1 8 A suicide bomber murders a night watchman.
        2010.07.25 Mali Baskno 1 0 al-Qaeda beheads a 78-year-old French hostage.
        2010.07.25 Iraq Mosul 7 2 A child is among seven Iraqis killed in a Jihad bombing and separate shooting attack.
        2010.07.24 Iraq Basra 1 4 An innocent civilian is murdered by a Jihad bomber.
        2010.07.24 Afghanistan Khost 1 20 Muslim radicals plant a bomb in a mosque that kills one person.
        2010.07.24 Dagestan Kizlyarsky 3 0 Muslim militants shoot three local soldiers to death in their vehicle.
        2010.07.24 Iraq Mosul 2 18 A shooting and a bombing at a store, leave two people dead.
        2010.07.24 Pakistan Naushehra 1 1 A young man is gunned down by the Taliban while standing outside his home.
        2010.07.23 Jordan Deir Alla 1 0 A man machine-guns his 16-year-old niece after she loses her virginity from a sexual assault.
        2010.07.23 Pakistan Bajaur 3 0 The Taliban blow three members of a peace committee to kingdom come.
        2010.07.23 Pakistan Lahore 1 5 A police officer is taken down in an Islamist bombing.
        2010.07.23 Afghanistan Logar 1 1 The Taliban ambush a vehicle carrying two US sailors, killing one and kidnapping the other.
        2010.07.23 Dagestan Chernyaevka 2 4 Children are among the casualties when Muslim gunmen open up on a school bus in one of two separate attacks.
        2010.07.23 India Poonch 1 1 An army officer is killed by a terrorist landmine.
        2010.07.23 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 2 Two local cops are blown to bits by Sunni bombers.
        2010.07.22 Yemen Ataq 6 1 Six local soldiers are taken down in an al-Qaeda ambush.
        2010.07.22 Iraq Baghdad 3 15 Muslim terrorists send rockets into a commercial district, killing three people.
        2010.07.22 India Kishtwar 1 0 A 42-year-old contractor is abducted, tied up, tortured and then beheaded by Holy Warriors.
        2010.07.22 Pakistan Rawalpindi 0 2 Two Christian girls are gang-raped by Muslims.
        2010.07.22 Iraq Mosul 9 10 An imam and a baker are among nine people murdered in various ways in several Mujahid attacks.
        2010.07.21 Somalia Mogadishu 1 4 Islamic militants enter a Christian home, gun down the father in front of the family and kidnap his wife and children.
        2010.07.21 Russia Baksanskaya 2 0 Islamic militants murder two guards at a power plant.
        2010.07.21 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A civilian is gunned down by Muslim militants while on his way home from a tea shop.
        2010.07.21 India Kishtwar 1 0 Mujahideen beat a shopkeeper in his home in front of his family, then pull him out and shoot him.
        2010.07.21 Iraq Mosul 1 1 A woman is killed, and her child injured, by Jihadi bombers.
        2010.07.21 Iraq Abu Saida 15 44 At least fifteen innocents are blown to bits in a bombing outside a mosque.
        2010.07.20 Iraq Qurat Tabba 8 22 Jihadis blow up a market, killing at least eight patrons.
        2010.07.20 Afghanistan Mazar-i-Sharif 3 2 Two NATO civilians and an Afghan soldier are gunned down by a rogue Afghan soldier.
        2010.07.20 Pakistan Khar 1 0 A local soldiers is shot to death in a terrorist ambush.
        2010.07.20 Yemen Harf Sufyan 34 12 Thirty-four people are killed when two Shiite groups clash over ‘ideological differences.’
        2010.07.20 Afghanistan Baghlan 6 0 Six police officers are beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists.
        2010.07.20 Iraq Qsaireen 6 8 Six Iranian pilgrims are sent straight to Allah by a Sunni suicide bomber at a restaurant.
        2010.07.20 Kenya Liboi 1 1 al-Shabaab snipers attack a Kenyan military patrol across the border, killing one officer.
        2010.07.19 Iraq Baqubah 4 15 Holy warriors bomb a cafe killing four Iraqis.
        2010.07.19 Pakistan Faislabad 2 1 Two Christian brothers who were pastors, are accused of blasphemy and then brutally gunned down outside a courthouse while in chains.
        2010.07.19 Iraq Fallujah 1 0 al-Qaeda members kill a local leader with a car bomb.
        2010.07.19 Iraq Mosul 4 5 A Fedayeen suicide bomber plows into another vehicle and detonates, leaving at least four dead.
        2010.07.19 Afghanistan Kandahar 6 4 Religious extremists assassinate six local police with a roadside bomb.
        2010.07.18 Iraq Balasim 48 50 Nearly fifty people are shredded into pieces by suicide bombers striking two crowds.
        2010.07.18 Afghanistan Kabul 3 42 Sunni fundamentalists take out three civilians in a bomb attack.
        2010.07.18 Pakistan Sargodha 6 20 Six Shia worshippers lose their lives, and several others are dismembered when a Sunni suicide bomber visits their mosque.
        2010.07.18 Somalia Mogadishu 12 43 A dozen people are left dead after a reported al-Shabaab attack.
        2010.07.18 Somalia Lasanod 1 0 Islamic militants assassinate a court official.
        2010.07.18 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A middle-aged Buddhist man is among two people shot to death by Islamists in separate attacks.
        2010.07.18 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A Malaysian karaoke bar owner is shot to death by Muslim extremists.
        2010.07.17 Pakistan Kurram 18 2 A brutal ambush on Shia civilians by Sunni radicals leaves eighteen dead.
        2010.07.17 Algeria Tebessa 4 0 Four people are killed in a suspected al-Qaeda bombing.
        2010.07.17 Iraq Tuz Khormato 2 3 Two boys are murdered in what is thought to be a sectarian bombing.
        2010.07.17 Nigeria Jos 10 14 Young children are among ten Christians hacked to death in their homes by Muslims, who also burn a church.
        2010.07.16 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 A Pentacostal pastor and father of five is shot in the head by Muslim extremists.
        2010.07.16 Iraq Fallujah 2 0 A teacher is among two civilians shot to death by Islamic terrorists.
        2010.07.16 Iraq Abu Ghraib 3 2 Jihadis take down three Iraqis with a roadside bomb.
        2010.07.16 Pakistan North Waziristan 2 0 The Taliban execute two men by strapping dynamite to their bodies.
        2010.07.16 Thailand Yala 2 1 A 53-year-old Buddhist woman bleeds to death after Islamists set off two bombs, killing two people.
        2010.07.16 Turkey Diyarbakir 1 0 A young member of an Islamist organization is arrested for strangling his 17-year-old sister in an honor killing a month earlier.
        2010.07.16 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 0 1 A Christian convert is brutally beaten by angry Muslims.
        2010.07.16 Pakistan Tirah Valley 10 14 Three children are among ten innocents blown to bits at a marketplace by Religion of Peace advocates.
        2010.07.15 Pakistan Mingora 6 45 Six innocents are taken down by a suicide bomber, including women and children.
        2010.07.15 Pakistan Sukkur 5 6 Five members of a church, including the pastor are brutally shot to death outside the building by Religion of Peace advocates.
        2010.07.15 Iran Zahedan 27 80 At least twenty-seven people are killed when a Sunni suicide bomber takes out a mosque full of Shia worshippers.
        2010.07.15 Iraq Mahmoudiya 2 10 Two people are killed by a bomb planted on a motorcycle.
        2010.07.15 Iraq Tikrit 9 15 A Mujahid car bomb along a city street takes down nine Iraqis.
        2010.07.14 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A university professor is assassinated by suspected fundamentalists.
        2010.07.14 Pakistan Bostikhel 2 0 Two brothers are abducted and beheaded by religious extremists.
        2010.07.14 Thailand Yala 1 0 A villager is gunned down by Islamic terrorists.
        2010.07.14 Iraq Amiriya 4 7 Three women and a child are brutally slaughtered in the home of a Sufi cleric by sectarian Jihadis.
        2010.07.14 Iraq Baghdad 2 4 Jihadis take down two civilians with a roadside bomb.
        2010.07.14 Yemen Zijibar 3 10 Hooded al-Qaeda militants assault a government building. At least three defenders are killed.
        2010.07.13 Iraq Yusufiya 5 0 Five members of a family are brutally slaughtered in their own home by al-Qaeda.
        2010.07.13 Afghanistan Helmand 9 0 Sunni hardliners manage to take down nine Afghan civilians by bombing their minibus.
        2010.07.13 Iraq Baghdad 2 5 Two local cops are taken down by Jihad bombers.
        2010.07.13 Afghanistan Paktika 2 0 Two security guards are sent to Allah by Taliban roadside bombers.
        2010.07.13 Afghanistan Helmand 3 4 A ‘renegade’ Afghan soldier shoots three British (Gurkha) troops to death in their sleep.
        2010.07.13 Iraq Khalis 3 7 Three people are killed by a terrorist bombing while protesting terrorist bombings.
        2010.07.13 Afghanistan Uruzgan 1 0 Fundamentalists set up a fake roadblock and then shoot a motorist to death.
        2010.07.13 Pakistan Karachi 0 1 A Christian woman is raped and then thrown from a roof by a Muslim doctor.
        2010.07.13 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A woman is shot to death by her son in an honor killing.
        2010.07.13 Afghanistan Kandahar 9 9 A suicide bomb attack on an Afghan security headquarters leaves nine dead, including five civilians.
        2010.07.13 Dagestan Derbent 1 3 Terrorists fire on a group of youth, killing one.
        2010.07.12 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Islamic insurgents ambush and murder a 55-year-old cop.
        2010.07.12 Afghanistan Helmand 0 21 Twenty-one civilians are wounded by a Taliban blast at a crowded bazaar.
        2010.07.12 India Nadia 0 3 Three Hindu girls are gang-raped and tortured by a group of Muslims. The youngest two are 13-years-old.
        2010.07.12 Pakistan Orakzai 1 4 Islamists blow up a primary school and kill a security official.
        2010.07.12 Pakistan Karachi 1 1 A seminary teacher’s driver is killed during an assassination attempt by disgruntled fundamentalists.
        2010.07.11 Iraq Dania 1 2 A civilian is killed in a Jihad bombing.
        2010.07.11 Uganda Kampala 76 65 Over seventy innocent people watching the World Cup are blown to bits in two separate bombings by Islamic extremists.
        2010.07.11 India Doda 1 0 A civilian is cut down outside his home by Mujahideen gunmen.
        2010.07.11 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 A man is kidnapped and tortured to death by sectarian rivals.
        2010.07.10 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 A senior judge is assassinated by Islamic terrorists.
        2010.07.10 Afghanistan Kabul 11 0 Eleven policemen are killed in two Taliban terror attacks.
        2010.07.10 Afghanistan Paktia 11 0 Eleven Shia men are shot to death by Sunni rivals in a sectarian attack.
        2010.07.10 Pakistan Makeen 3 5 Tehreek-e-Taliban ambush a police post, killing three officers.
        2010.07.10 India Gari Madhiya 2 0 A 16-year-old girl and her lover are honor killed execution style by her family.
        2010.07.10 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 5 Islamists use a remote-controlled bomb on a motorcycle to take down a civilian.
        2010.07.09 Jordan Naur 1 0 A married woman suspected of having an extra-marital affair is stabbed to death by her brothers.
        2010.07.09 Pakistan Mohmand 105 75 Children are among over one hundred innocents blown apart by a suicide bomber while they are waiting in line for humanitarian aid, including wheelchairs.
        2010.07.09 Iraq Baghdad 6 20 A Shahid suicide successfully takes out six Iraqis in a neighborhood.
        2010.07.08 Pakistan Karachi 0 7 Seven Hindus are badly beaten after one of them (a boy) drinks water from a mosque.
        2010.07.08 Philippines Talipao 3 0 Three men are hacked to death by Abu Sayyaf ambushers.
        2010.07.08 Iraq Baghdad 28 98 Twenty-eight more Shia pilgrims are massacred in at least four separate Sunni bomb attacks.
        2010.07.08 Afghanistan Paktia 6 0 Six civilians are crushed by debris when hardliners fire a rocket into a bazaar.
        2010.07.07 Iraq Fallujah 5 4 A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes out five Iraqis.
        2010.07.07 Somalia Elasha 2 3 A teenager is among two people slain when Islamic fundamentalists toss a grenade into a house where people are watching the World Cup.
        2010.07.07 Iraq Baghdad 54 265 Women and children are among the dead as three suicide bombers target Shia pilgrims in separate and horrific attacks.
        2010.07.07 Afghanistan Kabul 1 0 Talibanis gun down a cop.
        2010.07.07 Iraq Abu Ghraib 5 6 al-Qaeda gunmen target the homes of policemen and other officials, leaving several family members dead.

        • Eitan

          So what’s your point, that there are terrorists in this world? I’ve also got some shocking news for you, the sky is blue and the world is round.

          Oh, and by the way, a similar list can be compiled against just about any ethnicity and religion. You consider yourself an educated man, dont you? Stop being so naive. The world is filled with hate, violence and cruelty, muslims dont have a monopoly on it. Why dont you be fair and post long lists of other atrocities commited by other groups?

        • Anonymous

          RY,

          Please also inform Home Land Security, FBI, local officials and reps…

          And have 311 on redial.. you can be ANONYMOUS to report ANYTHING to the buildings department. You can be 100% anonymous…

          Please ask your friend, neighbors, family, to keep an eye on EVERY inch of the Mosque….

          Also, PLEASE get the surveys of the adjacent neighbors and make sure that they have the property line…

          In case anyone has been using the wrong property lines.

          Suing over property lines shall delay the project for months and years.. depending on the judges and lawyers…

          Please email me NYCpleasure2010@gmail.com

          Don’t want to give out JUICY information here..

          Also look into Bay People..

  • Anonymous

    Lets look at history.

    How many Churches support terrorism?
    How many Mosque have been linked to terrorism?

    Am sure 99% of Muslims are great people..
    So, lets get rid of the 1% that are coursing problems.

    The first step is to follow the $money$ and expel terrorist from this country and INJECT a tracing device into them so you can watch if they are recruiting more people..

    If Hamas is considered a terror organization with proof and you support them, you are just as guilty..
    Where is the police?

    This Solder can be the wave of the future for global peace

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    You can’t live in peace, when you yourself practice hate and intolerance.

  • Anonymous

    He is amazing and could be part of United Nations

    Can he get rid of Hamas and all the other terrorist?

  • Anonymous

    Money Talks….

    Used to be $1 mil.. now $10 mil….

    If you cut FUNDING for terrorist, a lot will be solved

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    It’s not illegal to cut the tags off your mattresses. It’s only illegal for retailers to do it.

  • Anonymous

    No one is Judging here.

    Is Hamas, hitzbolahh a terror organization?
    are they 100% Muslim?

    Why are the Muslims not stopping them?
    They have offices and don’t hide in the middle east.

    Why don’t Muislim show the support for peace and TAKE over the terrorist organizations in the middle east and the cells all over the world..

    In the middle east, terror organizations have locations the same way we have Mcdonalds. They have a sign, phone number, business cards, open meeting and etc…

    Stopping them is the first step for peace and the Soldier (Sheepshead bay is lucky that he is from the area)
    He can be the start of a world wide peace with STOPPING terorist

  • Anonymous

    Let me ask you this Nick the rat.

    If so many Americans are against the war, why did Bush do it?

    Why is Obama not pulling out the soldiers?

    These decisions are made by higher up people…. And LUCKLY, they did’nt ask your opinion.

    If I was in charge, I would take the oil from Iraq to cover the cost of the war.

    This solder is the SOLUTION to terror, he can be the one who will save US from having terrorist next door to us.

  • Anonymous

    War makes $money$ for very few people..

    We don’t want war. This great solder could be the first step to world peace.

    Execute the terrorist and don’t let them build anything ( take away their money, home, cars, kids and everything…. )

  • Anonymous

    You are correct, the TRUTH can be twisted in different ways….

    The main point is that we have a HERO here, a true American-Muslim. In the Army, we have people from ALL religions, race, backgrounds and etc…

    99% of the US soldiers are good and they should get rid of the 1%
    99% of Muslims are awesome and they should gang up on the 1% for world peace…

    You telling me that No one could have stopped 9-11? they have dozens of people in training Am sure many knew, BUT NO ONE alerted anyone.. They wanted to hurt you.. 100% of the 9-11 attackers were Muslims.

    That is 1% that is coursing problems and a lot of Muslims know about them, But they don’t rat them out…. they watch

  • Anonymous

    Levp, the link below is FOR YOU

  • Anonymous

    Because he is a Rabbi, doesn’t mean he can not be associated with terrorist…
    You got to do a BACK GROUND check of who is supporting him with $$
    The same way, you need a BACK GROUND check on the people that are building the Mosque

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. what is your action plan?
    How do you plan to get rid of terrorist?

  • Anonymous

    This Bray, HAS NO $MONEY$ to give.

    HE receives the MONEY from them and builds a Mosque.

    terror is sponsored by Iran, Sudia and MOSTLY 99% Middles East countries who are, BY COINCIDENCE, Muslims Countries..

    This Soldier can talk to those countries not to give Money to Hamas and other terror groups

  • Anonymous

    Mahdi Bray has NO $MONEY$ to give to Terrorist.

    he gets the money from Terrorists and builds a Mosque

    If you check the background, you should see it…

    The soldier can talk to the terror organization to preach peace.
    The department of state should give him $money$ to travel the wold and not IMAM…

    am sure Imam came back with “donations”.. I think that is why the department of state cut his trip short.. They didn’t want the public to know about the CHARITY trip to collect money that the USA sponsored..

    Am sure we will find out in the future.
    Some claims when out the Obama is a Muslim.. One of the GREATEST presidents

  • Anonymous

    RY thank you for agreeing with 72% of the people…

    The Soldier is the first step to world peace, he can start a CRUSADE to get rid of the 1% terrorist that give problems to the 99% of us

  • Eitan

    Eddie:

    There are muslims who hate America, yes. Dont forget, for decades this country and our allies have been bombing the crap out of them in one dusty god forsaken country after another, so its not without some reason. There are even muslims living in our own communities who hate us Americans *gasp*. Oh no, what do we do?

    Many Italians can’t stand the Russians here, no one cares.
    Many Russians can’t stand African Americans, no one cares.
    Many African Americans can’t stand whites (I wonder why), no one cares.
    Many whites can’t stand Russians, African Americans or Mulsims, no one cares.
    The muslims and the jews hate one another, and there are whites who hate them both, no one cares.

    There are countries in the world that are very homogenous, Asian countries such as Korea, Japan come to mind. Ours is not. We are made up of lots of different groups, and frankly we all can’t stand the sight or smell of one another, but we as a nation are greater than the sum of our parts.

    Anyone is allowed to build anything they want – anywhere they want pursuant to local regulations, regardless of how they feel about you. Even if they hate you. You are free to do the same.

    Until someone commits a crime, and only then, can you take their rights away. Hating you, hating me, hating everyone is not enough in this country. You may have a little bit of learning to do.

  • Animo916

    You have a very good point regarding government involvement. How do we know this isn’t the truth? It has happened in the past, so called Black Flags. How do we know 9-11 wasn’t a Black Flag? Pearl Harbor? The sinking of the Lusitania? Or the BP oil spill? And by the way, a Muslim man was arrested this week in Georgia (I think it was Marietta) for setting fire to a Mosque.

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

      i think you mean false flag. i doubt this is one. pearl harbor and 911 were definitely false flag attacks

  • RY

    What point was that? I was not trying to make or break anyone’s POV, merely trying to explain that opponents of the mosque have really legitimate reasons for opposing it because of a)zoning, traffic, quality of life, etc and b) funding coming from a zealous organization such as MAS.

  • RY

    Please show me one church built on a purely residential block and on one or two lots? I did not say anything about taxes at all, I could care less if they pay taxes or not, church makes noise such as? raping kids does not only happen in church.
    I have nothing against mosque, but not in that location and not built by radical Islam followers. I personally would make calls to 311 reporting dangerous building conditions if they start building it. They will have to shut construction for few days at a time and wait for inspections from the DOB. I personally would write to IRS to check on this man who is not employed and yet have this much property to his name. Department of Homeland Security and possibly FBI will be contacted personally by me at any and every opportunity to halt construction and check funding sources. This is not going to be another “laundromat” for money from terrorists in the Middle East to terrorists here on American land. I personally will not rest until the end, until it either stops or I can do no more to stop it. And I know many people feel that way, so Eddie and myself are not alone.
    Soldier wrote a great letter, but he seems like an idealist, he served the country and the country served him too- he had shelter, food to eat, school to educate him, army to pay for his continuing education shall he wish for it, and other benefits that come with serving in the Army/Navy. He is Muslim, and he seems like a good Muslim, I know a bit about Islam, and I know Quran does not propagate hate and death, actually in the Quran it says that Muslim men (hm, why men I never really understood) can marry outside of their faith, but only to someone who has faith in God.
    But this is not about Islam, this is about building something where it does not belong and funding this construction with money from questionable source.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Things which have been discussed at way too much length here already.

  • Robin

    There’s the one I grew up across the street from, Resurrection, on Gerritsen + V. Also Good Shepard springs to mind. Its a few blocks over. Now shall I list all the Synagogues on residential blocks in this neighborhood?

  • Robin

    To Staff Sergeant Hafid

    Dear Khaled,

    Thank you so much for your service! I’m glad to know that you’re from this neighborhood. I hope I’m speaking for most of the SBHS alumni when I tell you we’re truly, totally proud of you.

    I’d recommend that you forward this letter (or a version of it) to the NYTimes + to some of the other editorial pages. I’d love to see some of the city’s weeklies and monthly magazines pick it up too, maybe even a nation pub or blog.

    You wrote a powerful + important letter. Don’t let those haters who wrote some the nastier comments here get you down. Most of us are better than that.

    They can run around screaming in paranoia. Prejudice isn’t new, though its as ugly as its ever been.

    You keep up the good work, Khaled. I hope to see your name in the opinion columns soon. Thanks again + good luck to you!

  • Anonymous

    Eddie, we live in a country where our style of government is called a DEMOCRACY where the people have power. Bush, therefore, should have listens to the 99% that said NO to the war.

  • Anonymous

    Are you advocating kidnapping and robbery? The government cannot do those things unless they do a physical act of terrorism. Just saying you support them does not count.

  • levp

    I have mentioned before a JCC on Ave. X and E 27th Street – perfect example.

  • levp

    I did do a check on Rabbi Saperstein and found only good things about him. Do you have different information?

  • RY

    Were they built in place of a one family house? Have you even seen the lot of proposed mosque? One way, drive through for all those who do not want to take the Belt if it is crowded. Do you live on that block? Do you even live in Sheepshead Bay? I have seen a lot of mosque defenders here who do not live anywhere near the proposed site. Are you one of those?
    Funny how you deliberately ignore the fact that funding for this project is dubious at best.

  • RY

    so you have a Jewish community center – is it in the middle of the block? is it built on the lot that used to be one family home?
    No, it is a corner property, accessible both from east 27th street and avenue X which is a two way street, plus on Friday night/ Saturday when majority of people is coming for services – THERE IS NO DRIVING involved, there are no schools in session, as a matter of fact there is no school around there except for Sheepshead High few blocks further beyond Nostrand avenue. And this building is no taller than most houses on the block, correct? No minarets, no calls for prayer 5 times a day?
    I could not give sh*t about the Pope-he is a usurper to me anyway-we are not talking about Catholics or Jews or Buddhists or Sikhs – we are talking about quality of life of the people on the one way street so close to the Belt that it is constantly being used instead of the Belt if people want to avoid traffic. We are talking about elementary school few feet away, we are talking about plans to built something that should be built on more than one plot of land best suited for residence than for community center.
    And as I said before over and over – funding for this project is questionable just like the ownership of the land by someone who is “unemployed” as of last tax return.

  • levp

    Congregation Beth Shalom is a 3-story building, while houses on that block are 2 stories:
    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.593378,-73.943353&spn=0.000776,0.001742&t=h&z=20
    (use Street View)

    It is open 7 days a week, not only on Friday and Saturday (just like the proposed Islamic center would be open all week, not just Friday). Anyone, including the future Islamic center, has to comply with the city noise code. And what was wrong with having a minaret?

    Additionally, Voorhies Avenue is not a one-way street.

    Finally, a number of people here have addressed the question of financing. There are proper authorities that can and do deal with these issues – in this case, IRS. If you have any evidence of wrongdoing, please report it:
    http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=106778,00.html

    • RY

      It is being taken care of – contacting every agency possible to look into financing of this project as well as the shady man behind it with ties to MAS. Not to worry.

      • Anonymous

        RY…

        As you probably know, the site organizer is trying to promote ONE idea… Id you look at ANY other blog across the country regarding building a CLUB with questionable funding from terror, you see 70% of people want the money investigated and out of the 23% that don’t more majority dont care..

        You are a BLESSING for SB and this is the ONLY blog that has such a one sided debate expect for the TWO of us…

        Not sure how it happened only on this site… not sure…

        Maybe you know..

        How come 72% of people want to money investigated, but on this blog, only 2 people agree with the 72%.. wow

    • Anonymous

      Levp.

      How many churches got funding from terrorist?

      How many synagogues got money from terrorist?

      Here we have a project where the funding is questionable…

  • levp

    I live one block away from this site.

    • Anonymous

      where?

  • AllanB

    For some reason, I really wish I hadn’t asked…

  • ABU AYMEN

    It is greate to hear from One of the Muslims who lives in the neighborhood, serve for the country, and want to have a place of worship for his Famly members, Mulims Brothers and sisters, and a center for all others.. This is a role model of Muslims in sheepshead Bay area. Other Police officers, Fight fighters from the community will raise their voices soon.

    We are proud of Khaled, and people like him among us. Thanks for the great, detailed letter SIR.

    To any one who is commenting with-against(implying ) to the letter. Just say it, do not come up with excuses about terrorists and something like that. Terrorists are over seas, regardless the backgrounds( to me any one kills, is a terrorist) SO why are we talking about them here and trying to relate that somehow to what is going on and spread fear among people. Come on it is old story and people are used to it….!
    A Mosque will be built like the other 200 mosques in NEW, End of the story, nothing will happen, and if a terrorist is thinking to appear, FBI, CIA, and other 2000 Gov. and NON_GOV security agencies will take care of them… and he deserves….

    Thanks again to Khaled. Again that is one of many who lives in Sheepshead Bay and serve this great nation.

    Thank you Ned for Publishing it here.

    I think

    • RY

      If it can be built it can be destroyed as well. If Twin Towers could be destroyed then to destroy something like this is a piece of cake.

      • http://twitter.com/nicktherat nick the rat

        it would take some really mentally disturbed sickos to do it

        • RY

          I don’t think so, you can not call people who just want to have their neighborhood intact. Sickos were the ones who destroyed the Towers with 3,000 people in it, unjustified attack which changed this country for ever.
          Destroying something that was built in spite of people’s wishes to have quality of their life on that block unchanged only shows how desperate people can get protecting neighborhood they lived in for decades.

        • RY

          Actually that would be a really good defense, come to think of it, arson committed due to extreme mental anguish.

          • Eitan

            Really good defense – on what planet?

            You may feel strongly, but whatever transgressions the people behind this mosque have made in your mind have now been far surpassed by this outrageous incitement.

            Its funny to watch how fast people in their ivory towers sink below the level of those who they point their fingers at.

            Just remember, before you take your matches out of your pocket, you’re not as anonymous as you might think you are.

          • RY

            Did I say anything about me taking out matches? Paranoia much? If I was planning to do it, it would be really stupid of me to publicly announce it here, especially with so many watchful eyes sympathetic to the cause. If something ever happened to this place shall it be built, I would be the suspect #1 , even if I was on vacation in Europe at that time. I am not stupid.
            Just like blowing up of the Towers was not announced before hand over the radio, so is mosque destruction can happen, people of that neighborhood are very agitated to say the least by the fact that this center is planned to be built smack in the middle of the houses in a residential area. I would not be surprised if someone took it in his/her own hand to deal with this. Hopefully it would not have to get this far and once funding for this place comes under scrutiny, project will be aborted.

          • Eitan

            I was being figurative re: the matches, it went over your head. Interesting you call me paranoid.

          • RY

            I was being literal.
            Is your name a short from Sheitan? Eitan-Sheitan? I see a similarity here.
            That explains a lot.

          • Eitan

            Eitan is a common Israeli Jewish name. What does that explain?

          • Anonymous

            Eitan,

            Does not matter if your name is Eitan, Shlomo, Mohammed, Abdul, Habib, Shamil, Amigo, or what ever..

            Why is wrong with investigating where the $MONEY$ for the Mosque is coming from and why the rep of MAS Muslim American Society sides with HAMAS…
            (an organization that PROVED that they support terror and terror)

            Anyone who supports terror is NOT a friend of mine
            But, is a friend of MAS Muslim American Society.

            If MAS was for peace, they would not let a terrorist supporting person represent them

          • Eitan

            Aparently my name seems to be important to someone, or else they wouldnt be bringing it up. And I dont think there is anything wrong with investigating everyone attached to this mosque. You can be sure the gov’t is doing exactly that without any additional encouragement from any of us. I dont like terrorists any more or less than you, but if the feds clear them and allow it to go forward, you have to step back and let them.

          • Anonymous

            Eitan,

            Don’t know who you are. But, you go it right.

            The proper authorities are working on it.. It taking longer than it should to get results…

            Hope to have results soon…

            But, while the “investigation” is on-going, the public will not be informed and EVERYONE is considered INNOCENT till proven guilty in a COURT OF LAW…
            The court process may take years..

            Unless, you are an insider, you will on;y know what is happening is a few years…

            Since a lot fo $money$ is transferred in cash, gold and other items, it may be harder to trace…
            Easiest way to trace are bank accounts.
            But, the terrorist got more sophisticated in money laundering and transferring money across state lines by GOLD , Diamonds and other ways

          • Anonymous

            Also have seen transferring GIFTS of stocks and bonds..
            For example, 1000 google stocks bought in the Middle East or another country and that “gift” is being cashed by another person in a different state.

            Also, have a checking account in another country (usually CityBank or HSBC or another international bank).. But the ATM card withdraws $money$ in the USA..

            can list dozens of more ways if not 100s .. but, the main point is that i am sure everyone wants to live here in peace and harmony.

          • RY

            Fed will clear them if they do not have ties to Islamic terrorists directly, however the individual who bought the property (the unemployed guy that is), was/is in the process of transferring property to MAS, organization that clearly has ties to Middle East Islamic radicals. As Eddie said, terrorists have gotten much more clever in the recent years about money laundering. Think with your head (the other head, one that contains gray matter if you still have any left)

          • RY

            his name is Dick. Circumcised Dick.

          • Eitan

            “If you have no skills for either offense or defense, do not come into the line of fire, ok? Go back to the kindergarten and learn some fair fighting skills.”

            Dick – wow, you sure showed me. You have such skills, amazing. Dont be mad mine is bigger than yours, thats not what we’re talking about. *yawn*, Im going to bed.

          • RY

            You might have bigger one than mine (hell, even three inch shrimp d*ck would be bigger than mine, since I do not have one), but you sure lack in the balls department. Grow some balls first maybe then you stop being such a fag*t.

            I am done with the stupidity on this site, fully approved by the founder of SB. He seems extremely pro-Muslim, which really defies his claim of “independent” news blog, since he obviously takes sides, always it’s only this side when it comes to the topic of mosque at that location and that’s not being independent.

          • BrooklynQ

            RY, you say….

            “I am done with the stupidity on this site, fully approved by the founder of SB. He seems extremely pro-Muslim, which really defies his claim of “independent” news blog, since he obviously takes sides, always it’s only this side when it comes to the topic of mosque at that location and that’s not being independent.”

            I am glad you’re done with the “stupidity on this site,” as you have certainly added to it with your inane, childish, boorish, and just plain rude comments that have done nothing to raise the bar of the conversation taking place here. Please, if you plan to continue in your current fashion of comments, please be gone. You add nothing.

            As for “stupidity on this site” being “fully approved by the founder of SB” I can’t comment. As far as I know he has never “approved” of any of the “stupidity,” bigotry, racism, hate or plain rudeness of some of the comments that are placed by the readers of the site. I know that some of the comments must make him cringe, but he allows them as part of the un-censored free flow of information in the truest sense of the American tradition.

            Frankly if I was the editor of this site, you would have been banned long ago, not because of your opinions, but because of your personal attacks on other readers. Unfortunately, I don’t have that power – it’s in the hands of the founder who allows you to spew hate, even as he disagrees with it.

            As for your claims that Ned Berke is “extremely pro-Muslim, which really defies his claim of “independent” news blog, since he obviously takes sides, always it’s only this side when it comes to the topic of mosque at that location and that’s not being independent.” I want you to back that up. From what I have read, Sheepshead Bites has published both sides of the story of the Mosque. He’s presented the fears of both the Muslim and non-Muslim community. He’s presented the hopes of both as well.

            And he’s presented the facts of the story. The Mosque can be built as of right. This seems to be where Ned gets into the most trouble with the small minded people like you.

            Finally, being “independent” does not mean that one can not have an opinion. Being independent simply means that Sheepshead Bites is not beholden to anyone. Tell me, how much has MAS contributed to Sheepshed Bites? Can you prove that Ned is in the pocket of the Imam? Or anything other organization, business or person? Until you can – shut the f–K up.

          • RY

            you do the same
            who is childish now

          • Anonymous

            So when are you going to back up the claims that Ned is “pro-Muslim” or in favor of the mosque?

            And how am I being childish? Because I used profanity? Sorry babe, sometimes profanity is all that’e required.

          • Anonymous

            BrooklynQ,
            RY DOES not need to prove to you anything… Eventually every needs t answer to G-D. Ans when the time is right G-D is the only person that you need to prove anything to.

            If thus farm you smell nothing fishy with the funding, you need to educate yourself a little more on the facts. Bay People site has a few good links that may open your mind to NEW possibilities…

            Common sense will decide about the NED stand on the issue… Not sure why RY must prove that “Ned” is pro muslim or in favor of the Mosque…

            Any good debate has as many sides to the story as possible…

          • Anonymous

            God is not the only the one you have to answer to. That is exactly the mentality of people who commit hate crimes or terroism. You have to answer to the law, the government, and humanity/common sense. I, myself, don’t beleive in God, and I don’t beleive in the afterlife either. People should be responsible for their actions here. Suicide bombers don’t care because they beleive that God will help them in the afterlife and the families of the victims and the governments agencies like the cops and FBI can’t do anything except try to prevent it. You do have to prove things to others or they will never beleive you. Of course, religous people accept lots of things without proof and call it “faith” even when its leads to an avoidable wrong turn.

          • Anonymous

            If you follow the law, more MAS (Muslim American Society) members should be arrested and YOU KNOW IT….
            Already send you a link from a Mosque in Boston that DOZENS of members of the MAS got arrested.

            Send US proof that MAS is not listed by the FBI as a terror supporting group..

          • Anonymous

            Again, just because some members of a group are crazy does not condemn all of them. Bringing back my example with the Christians, just because some of them are child molesters and swindlers does not give me the right to accuse all of them. If we had to prosecute every religon that has terrorists in it, we would have to prosecute EVERY religon. Its not as simple as A+B=C where a is Islam and b are people. C does not always equal “terrorist”. Also, if we define terrorist as someone who tries to inspire fear in people to push a point, YOU are the terrorist because you are saying that “they’re gonna kill us all if we build this mosque!” to foward your point of view. The other side such as levp and I (and quite a number of others on this site) use facts to prove our point, while you try to use scare tactics to make us “fear” the new mosque.

          • Anonymous

            Do you agree with President Obama and me on this issue or not?

            President Obama wants him assassinated.
            But, the constitution is stopping the mission…

            http://video.foxnews.com/v/4330906/aclu-seeks-to-block-cleric-from-assassination

          • Anonymous

            No one said that they will kill you…

            No one will kill you because you are a Muslim.

            But, if you are a threat to security, we have the right of defence.

          • Anonymous

            I am not a muslim so I don’t where you got that from. You cannot declare people threats to security, only the government can do that and they didn’t. Americans also have the right to trial, so you cannot kill Americans because they are a “threat to security”.

          • Anonymous

            BrooklynQ,

            What do you think of this link?

          • Anonymous

            RY
            has a point…

            RY,
            we need you…

            The editor or who ever is running the site, knows that this topic gets a lot of attention.

            Its ok if he/she are pro Muslims..

            Also CNN and other stations are…

            Its a fact of life.

            From my understanding, only some people bother to comment here and with freedom of speech let the public hear about both sides of the story..

            Or may I say, three sides?
            Your opinion,
            Mine opinion
            and the truth?

            Let this blog come back in a year or two and these same people who wrote here with support of MAS ( an FBI watch list organization for terror ) learn…

            I made mistakes and its not their fault that they don’t have the knowledge YET… It will take time..

            Maybe in a year, some will look back and say… Gee, how foolish I was

          • RY

            By then it will be too late
            Just like presidential election – by the time everyone realized what OBAMA stands for (One Big Ass Mistake America), it was way too late and damage has been done.
            And I supported that lying a**hole, I fell for his “Yes We Can” sh*t.
            Not that alternative was any better, but at least if I did not vote at all, I would have been at peace with myself knowing I did not contribute to the mass hysteria surrounding American “citizen” Commie-in-Chief.

          • Anonymous

            RY,

            I think, am not sure, but the narrator of this site does not allow people to say anything bad about the Mosque….

            Notices that dozens of people who spoke against the terrorist are not commenting here anyone..

            As long as we know the truth, we don’t need to do anything else..
            PLEASE,
            PLEASE,
            PLEASE call 311 if you see an
            “hazardous conditions” at the job site. ( this gets immediate response time )
            No smoking at the site.
            Proper scaffolding to protect pedestrians and adjacent properties
            Expired fence permit

            Will have an architect audit the job to make sure ever inch is legal.

            Cellar that they want should be under 7 feet in height tall.

            As of now, the plans are NOT approved…

            I hope the investigation will come back soon and expose the illegal money that is funding this

          • RY

            It explains that you are one stupid sell out if that is the case.

            Have your mosque, perhaps you can convert and go there too, stick your a** up in the air five times a day and listen how great Allah and Muhammad are, being one of them is pedophile and a fanatic. And send your kids too.

            I do not live anywhere near the area, so I really am not going to loose sleep over people like you opening arms and legs to sleep with the enemy figuratively and literally speaking as they will be right under some bedroom windows for sure.

            Shady characters like the guy behind the construction makes me wonder if my area will be next for the terrorist money laundering mosque cover up.
            And you should be wondering too, who is coming to your neighborhood and what is real reason this project is being pushed forward, MAS has a mission to fulfill

          • Anonymous

            Maybe Eitan is a F**k Face.. but, that does not make him right… s/he is just mis-informed… The MAS says to people in the face.. WE ARE FOR PEACE, but behind closed doors SOME OF THEM hate anyone who is not Muslim.

            The Muslim American Society MAS, should get rid of the people who preach hate out of the organization, but they dont…

            In Boston, between 2004 and 2010, they had DOZENS of arrest just from one Mosque and many of the people arrested were part of MAS..

            The same people who kept on saying peace, ended up to be arrested for terrorist activities..

            A true terrorist will smile in your face and kill you when you least expect it

      • G.M.A

        B.S

        • RY

          B.S. is a really heavy argument G.M.A.
          If you have no skills for either offense or defense, do not come into the line of fire, ok? Go back to the kindergarten and learn some fair fighting skills. Otherwise you might find yourself with a newly ripped a**hole to further enhance your status of such.

          • Anonymous

            RY…

            No point…

            Some people don’t understand till terror hits them or someone they love…
            They don’t see all the facts???

            At least 72% agree that the funding and the people behind the mosque should be investigated

          • RY

            I wish then it hits them smack between their eyes.
            Hits them and never leaves, just like my pain for my friends and colleagues lost at Ground Zero. And their children and families. I was supposed to be there that morning for my annual check up at the Stock Exchange. That would have been the time and the station I would have been getting out – my appointment was at 9:30. That morning when I got up, I did not feel like dragging to Broad street, hating doctor’s visits in general, decided to cancel and instead come to our other office downtown Brooklyn Metro Tech area. I thank Lord every day that I hate going to the doctors. Others were not so lucky. Not a day goes by I do not think about it, what would have happened to my daughter? She was 8 at that time. She was diagnosed with cancer few months after that tragedy. What would have happened to her had I not been so lazy that I skipped the trip to Manhattan?
            These liberals here do not understand anything. They gladly turn the other cheek to their abusers. This is going the way of the Third Reich – no one took Hitler seriously, German aristocracy believed that he was just another clown, they underestimated his fanaticism, just like these people underestimate Islam, Qu’ran and Sharia laws. In the end all aristocracy or almost all, was exterminated along with millions of Jews, Pollacks, POWs, members of the Communist party, Gypsies, political activists and countless others. And millions of German soldiers, some as young as 16 years old (involuntary drafted right after high school). Clown tricked the whole audience and showed them a circus as never since before or after.

          • G.M.A

            hahahah, Another B.S
            I think some already told you to go back to Kindergarten and learn some proper words>>>hahahah

            Now you are telling me..

            It is known that we have the suspect, I suggest this blog one day will be in court as a witness for such threat from Mr./Ms. RY.. So keep IP address , please note that every word count and reported to Authorities,,

            Keep the heat up and welcome to Justice soon my freind

          • Guest

            I am not your friend first of all.
            Second of all, if you do not have anything other than B.S. at least go back to school to learn some English. Your writing skills are on the par with your I.Q. which seems to be closer to the level of incompetent idiot.

          • Anonymous

            Guest,

            Its not G.M.A. fault that she or he “maybe” and idiot… The interesting thing is that in America, idiots can vote and have rights.

            If you would need to take an IQ test before you vote, things would be different.

            Maybe, we should take a week off ( like Gov. Paterson said), for peace. because 9-11 anniversary (am sure many people will be in grief and “some” will celebrate”) for the end of Ramadan and Jewish New Year.

            and other things…

          • Guest

            I will be downtown on 9/11 protesting Ground Zero mosque plans. If those plans are scrambled and financing investigated (organization which plans to built Cordoba center has $20K in assets, purchased this land for few million dollars in CASH, $4.85mln to be exact and plans to spend another $100mln to built it, you do the math, where is the money coming from????? Man who won the bid to tear down structure that was there before, owes $227K in back taxes to the New York State, yet he was allowed to bid on demolition by the New York City , HOW…IS…IT…EVEN…POSSIBLE?) , anyway if this project is halted until investigation is over, then it would set the precedent for any and all other religious centers which have questionable funding.

      • Anonymous

        The twin tower tragedy took a lot of ORGANIZING…

        Am sure that some people knew about it in advance and DIDN’T TALK..
        One of those KILLERS did talk to a wife, friend, relative..

        But, guess the family supported the tragedy…

        Where did the $money$ come from to support the 9-11 tragedy..

        Cutting the FUNDING is the first step to stop terror attacks..

        Hope American will never know what is a suicide bomber with a mission to kill anyone.

      • http://kibblesbits.wordpress.com/ Ann

        I suggest this comment, and thread, and post, be turned into the FBI, because this is an outright call for terrorism on American soil. There are veiled ones all over, but this is a very good example of threatening terrorism on American soil/towards American citizens.

        • Anonymous

          do it…

          I am using my freedom of speech and don’t need your permission…
          The funds for the Mosque should be investigated and know in public information as do ALL non-profit organizations…

          call the FBI and do what ever you want…

          MAS, Muslim American Society is on the FBI watch list anyways.. Genius.. Educate your self with the issue…

        • RY

          Where did you find a call for terror here? I am just exercising my free speech rights. Go ahead and turn it over to FBI, they will have a good laugh at your expense as they look at this “veiled” threat. If I say that same fate awaits the mosque near ground Zero, will you run to the FBI as well?
          Plus if the place (which have not even been built yet) burns down, it is not an act of terrorism, but an arson at best, arson and negligent homicide or manslaughter at worst if god forbid anyone gets hurt. If MAS wants to built something where it does not belong, they can expect they will not get a warm welcome.
          Ann, you are truly wonderful person, I have read some of your stuff and I really feel for you as a mother and a woman who had to work hard to get somewhere. I love your feminist musings and all the issues you raise and questions you ask yourself and others.
          But on this issue I feel you have a very tunneled vision. Just because Constitution says we have freedom of faith and such, does not mean we should allow an organization with questionable origins such as MAS to have this mosque/center built in SB. Unfortunately Founding Fathers did not anticipate that Islam will want to thrive on American soil and force its laws and principles on us when they adopted Bill of Rights and First Amendment in particular.
          Nor could they predict that 14th Amendment would cause mass influx of illegal immigrants and “birth” tourists who come here to have children, by passing legal channels that our ancestors and families utilized to come to the US. To say that Bill of Rights is due for an overhaul is an understatement, unfortunately any changes to Bill of Rights (which are being discussed as we speak due to recent Arizona events), those changes will take a long time to pass and even longer to implement. What do we do in the meantime? Do we just let anyone built anything they want in our neighborhoods? Do we let illegals crawl under the fence and let them rob social programs which are meant for disabled, elderly and impoverished? I do not think I can do that, can you?
          The same battle is fought at Ground Zero and while some say that builders of the mosque have legal rights to build, do they have the moral right to build? And if they are so insistent on building mosque next to site where 3,000 people perished forever and whose families are in constant agony as a result, then do they even have any ethics at all. Legal and moral are two different sides of each legal fight and if one wins, then another looses. Just think about that.

    • Anonymous

      If you are a Muslim
      and your brother wants terror.

      Would you turn your brother in to the FBI?

      Or protect the public?

      If you know your friends want to commit terror,
      Would you turn them in?

      Why didn’t Muslims Brothers turn in the Muslim “brothers” who caused terror?

      • http://kibblesbits.wordpress.com/ Ann

        Should we turn you in for instigating terror? For supporting terror against Muslims? Maybe we should. You should be ashamed to call yourself American with the way you disgrace and dishonor the MUSLIM MAN who is keeping you safe. You don’t deserve to live in the land of the free, what with your terrorist condoning ways, with your terrorist rhetoric. You ARE pro-terrorist, you just are supporting a different kind of terrorism. But it is still the same, and you, indeed, are one. YOu just haven’t, as far as we know, resorted to violence. Yet.

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  • RY

    For those of you who still think that Islam is a religion of peace, here is a bit of education

    What would you think of me if I said the following?
    I would be branded as a racist, bigot, white supremacist, fascist, Zionist, KKK, neo-Nazi, etc

    “Muslims are the vilest of animals…”

    “Show mercy to one another, but be ruthless to Muslims”

    “How perverse are Muslims!”

    “Strike off the heads of Muslims, as well as their fingertips”

    “Fight those Muslims who are near to you”

    “Muslim mischief makers should be murdered or crucified”

    Nasty right? Disgusting, despicable.

    Well, if you haven’t guessed it already, these are quotes from the Qur’an in which we’ve replaced the word ‘Christian’, ‘Jew’ or ‘unbeliever’ with the word ‘Muslim.’ Here they are

    Sura (8:55) – Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve

    Sura (48:29) – Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

    Sura (9:30) – And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah… Allah (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!

    Sura (8:12) – I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

    Sura (9:123) – O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness

    Sura (5:33) – The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement

    These verses come from five different places in the Qur’an. There are dozens of others scattered throughout that advocate violence in open-ended fashion. There are hundreds more that speak of hatred and hell toward Christians, Jews, and other non-believers. (Is it any wonder that the Muslim world is split largely between those who tacitly support Islamic terror and those who do nothing about it?)

    • Anonymous

      RY,
      WWIII may be because of religion….

      A lot of instigators are here.. and you know it…

      Its amazing how I say to investigate where the money is coming from and the background of who is behind the Mosque … and for that people think of it a RACISM..

      We need to come TOGETHER and not APART..

      Our children walk the same streets

      Our Children go to the same schools

      We walk the same street

      Take the same buses and trains or drive the same streets

      No matter how much DOCUMENTED proof you will show some people, they wil still not understand..

      Let G-D bless them and still wish them the best…

      But, am sure that 99% of people want the $MONEY$ for the Mosque investigated…

    • Anonymous

      RY,

      UNLESS YOU ARE RY or 72% of the people who agree with investigating the funding for the project.. PLEASE IGNORE THIS COMMENT..

      DO NOT READ IT.. and MORE ON
      If you would have told some people on Sept 10 to watch out for the 11th TRAGEDY, they would have think that you are crazy.

      Where is the proof?

      because they say they do it, doesn’t mean they will do it?

      they got freedom of speech and say anything.

      The youtube videos mean nothing…

      and etc..

      You are an asset to the community You see the future..

      Please join BayPeople and the rest of 72% of people.

      Please don’t waste any more of your time doing favors and gathering evidence for some of the readers on this blog… Many don’t appreciate it..

      Any evidence that you show some people, they will not get it.. Maybe the brains have not fully developed yet. Or they are part of the problem…

      • RY

        I am already a BayPeople money contributor.
        Join the first days it was formed.
        Get the newsletter all the time.
        I am with you although I do not live in very close proximity to the site. I am on Neptune and Ocean Pkwy

  • Anonymous

    Using freedom of speech to write this comment…

    Can we, or the soldier do anything to help her…
    Or how may we help her??

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/09/05/2010-09-05_vatican_suggests_it_could_intervene_to_save_sakineh_mohammadi_ashtiani_in_iran_f.html

    She will be stoned to death..

    Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two, was convicted of adultery in 2006, for which she received 99 lashes. She was accused of having an affair with two different men, but her husband was reportedly already dead at the time

    Maybe if this is done to terrorist in the USA, terrorist will think about it twice…

    Terrorist in Iran get praised.

  • Anonymous

    Ned should consider putting this thread to bed. Geez!

  • PRBOMBSHELLNY

    OMG!! KHALED I JUST STUMBLED UPON THIS . I THINK WHAT YOU WROTE IS GREAT!! ANYWAY WE CAN TALK MORE BOUT HIS THROUGH CHAT.. DIANA R.

  • Lizzy jones

    Im sorry that is so very sad that that happened

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