by Joe Maniscalco

Neighbors rallying against a controversial new mosque planned for Sheepshead Bay clashed with counter-demonstrators outside the proposed site on Voorhies Avenue on Sunday, once again turning the sleepy block located between East 28th Street and East 29th Street into an ideological battleground of ill wills where hate-tinged epitaphs and ugly slurs flew for roughly two hours as cops worked hard to keep the two groups apart.

In a notable departure from Bay People’s previous rally, both sides were bolstered by political and advocacy-based organizations from outside Sheepshead Bay’s borders. Those gathered under the Brooklyn Tea Party banner on one side of the block hammered away at the Muslim American Society (MAS) – sponsors of the proposed mosque – for its alleged ties to known terrorist networks abroad, while members of a group called the New York City Coalition to Stop Islamophobia camped across the street denouncing the accusations as nothing more than racist rants.

“This hate against Muslims infuriates me,” said protester Danny Kessler, a Sheepshead Bay native currently living in Kensington. “Freedom of religion is a basic American right.”

Others stood steadfast in their view that the sponsors of the proposed mosque are indeed suspect and do not belong in Sheepshead Bay.

“I don’t want them here,” local resident Lucy Zilber said. “Most of them are terrorists.”

The racist tag has been a potential problem for mosque critics who have some legitimate concerns about the siting of a large religious institution on a quiet residential street. But on Sunday, those attending the rally seemed to wholeheartedly embrace controversial Tea Party tactics directly attacking MAS.

“That’s the next issue,” former teacher Susan Gerber said. “The first issue is the most basic issue – the logistics. The second issue is the terrorist ties.”

Ahmed Allowey, head of the new mosque project, balked at his group’s alleged ties to terrorism citing a letter from Congressman Michael McMahon in MAS’s defense in which the representative says the FBI has given him “no indication whatsoever the Muslim American Society is affiliated with any organization that threatens our national security.”

“We stand with the Constitution because the spirit of this country is the Constitution,” said Mohamed Sadeia, president of the local MAS chapter representing  Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Both sides in the mosque debate attempted to wrap themselves tightly in the American flag on Sunday, flying the stars and stripes and rallying behind dueling renditions of “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land.”

Peace activist Frances Minichiello, blamed unsavory tensions in the community on a lack of leadership and unreasonable fears about Muslims in the aftermath of September 11.

“People are afraid of Muslims, and I’m disappointed that no clergy or politicians are addressing their fears,” she said.

Photos by Anna Svirskaia and Erica Sherman

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  • Anonymous

    Some people do not accept what the American flag stands for. Story in point. Well done Joe.

  • Andy

    stop pissing on the Constitution, imbeciles

  • Guest

    Look at picture #10 ” You can’t seperate ”
    Seperate?
    They cant f**king spell right and they demand some kind of right?
    Picture #29-fat ugly b*tch sitting with oxygen – who the hell is paying for her medical care? I am sure it is not MAS, but me the taxpayer and you the taxpayer.
    Picture #28-I caught a glimpse of something saying “Full citizenship rights….” – what is this INS meeting or something. Who gave them right to demand citizenship rights? This was organized by Bay People, and it was not a reelection demonstration. Nice job, getting those children involved – teach them hatred for white man while they still in diapers. This is a plague and needs to be eradicated. Damn right Islamophibia is alive and well, Islam did not deserve its place in this country not by good deeds nor by any kind of contribution to the well being of the USA. They are leeches and will remain leeches on American society, contributing nothing, destroying everything – our city, social programs, schools and workplace.
    And before you call me names, I will make it easier for you – I am a racist and a bigot, I hate Muslims and welfare queens (Muslims learned how to abuse system just as well as Mexicans and Russians and African-Americans and Chinese). There, said it for you so you do not have to. Now that we established the fact that I am a racist, I can continue trashing mosque, Muslims and their dirty rug rats until I am tired or banned whichever comes first.

    • levp

      Looks like you are stressed out. Remember that stress is a major contributor to heart disease… Your fear and rage might get to you before those Muslims will!

      By the way, what is “Islamophibia”? Did you just call youself a frog?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibian

      • Guess

        One little typo does not change the fact.
        Better die from heart attack than from beheading. You however might enjoy that type of death.

        • levp

          You said of Mosque supporters: “They cant f**king spell right and they demand some kind of right?”

          So I called you out on YOUR spelling – its only fair when it goes both ways, right?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

            he makes a point.

    • Anonymous

      Picture #16, classy. Fat bitch looks like she is going to choke on her middle finger. Woman in background picking her nose.
      #28 Can you tell me what war Russia fought with us? Except when we were so busy fighting on 2 fronts and they jumped in to save their own ass.
      Ya know Hitler.
      The constitution give citizenship rights. Read it.
      You are more than a racist/bigot the word ass better suits you. Yes you wear ass well.
      Sorry just had to do it. Now the racist/bigots can rant about my reply. LIKE I CARE> NOT.

      • Guest

        No shit Sherlock!
        Constitution only guarantess rights to citizens of this country and not illegals or welfare sucking Islamic parasites leeching off American taxpayers.
        Whatever your opinion of me is, is of no consequence to me, go find yourself a Muzzie who gives a sh*t about your opinion.
        And for your information you MoFo, as ignorant as you are, Russians fought Germans on their own territory for couple of long years and it was not until they chased Germans from Russian territories that direction of the war changed. British were on the verge of loosing the war, had not Russian reversed the direction of it – until the battle of Stalingrad which was major decisive point in the history of WWII – here read for yourself if you can even read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad – you ignorant donkey sh*t.
        Yeah, I am an a**, beats being a f*ckturd like you. At least I am not ignorant of history events.

        • Anonymous

          Again, they only jumped in to
          SAVE THEIR OWN GREEDY ASS.

          • Guest

            you need to jump off the cliff, to bad your mother did not abort you

          • Anonymous

            I guess you can read “what you want to believe”. Such a sweet person you are.
            Your Mom did a great job. NOT>

          • Guest

            Truth is never sweet, you want to sugar coat the ugly truth be my guest, does not change the sh*t on the inside. Islam is sh*t, violent barbaric religion

  • Payne

    It’s unfortunate that we all can’t get along.

  • Ruben

    I see passionate people here,, by the Mosque Side,
    Little comparison,
    Hopeful kids, against hatful old Russians (sorry , but the majority is from the Former S.U)

    I was reading in the other news that People across street are complaining about Russians took over their side walks to protest they were about to be kicked them out , but next time will not be allowed to be used by such haters…

    Sad to see America ns being used by Russians for conflicts and fear spread.. Really Sad,.
    Well done No fear then, Officials finally spoke to dismiss the claim of organization behind the project,,,

    • Arkanya

      My dear friend Ruben, did you count how many times you’ve mentioned “Russians” in your posts? I guess you hate us as much as “Russians” hate terrorism. You can name me a hater, a rasist, etc, and I really don’t give a sh…t about it, because none of my african-american friends could blame me in rasism. But what make you think that you are so liberal and different from us “Russian” rasists? I can name you a rasist too !!!! Is the only difference between you and me that I “hate” arabs and you hate russians? I used to work couple of blocks away from WTC and witnessed what happened on 9/11. What I would love to see is that you make all your liberal statements about muslims and Islam straight in a face of those non-russian but 3,000 AMERICAN families who had lost their loved ones on 9/11. I would love to see your happy face if you would survive…

      • levp

        To be fair, in comparison to Guest’s post, Ruben’s comment was very mild. Take a look at the pictures and you will see the reasoning behind Ruben’s observations. Also, he didn’t say that Russians are a “plague and needs to be eradicated”, like Guest said in regard to Muslims. So I wouldn’t say that he “hates” Russians (and for the record, I was born in the former Soviet Union myself).
        As far as 9/11 victims’ families are concerned, you might want to look at this organization:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_Eleventh_Families_for_Peaceful_Tomorrows

        • Arkanya

          To me all those stupid articles do not make any sence. What realy make sence for me is to understand why over 3000 people should die just because of some “Jihad” and why american muslims did not condemn this the way they condemn an oppositions of new mosques here and in Downtown Manhattan. I’m trying to understand their resistance to give up and respect feelings of those families who lost their loved ones on 9/11. I don’t see people opposing any Mosques at Neptune Ave, Coney Island Ave and Foster, Bay Ridge, Atlantic Ave, etc. becuase we all live in hettos (you may call it communities) and we all reeallize that those arears are muslim hettos, so let to keep one area without an influence of Islam. Honestly, in my opinion, people oppose islam not because of any particular person, but because this religion is very aggresive and unloyal to other religions and descreditate itself a long time ago.

          • levp

            A quick Google search reveals plenty of Muslims condemning terrorism in general and 9/11 attacks in particular – try it!

            For example, here:
            http://www.muhajabah.com/otherscondemn.php
            Or here:
            http://www.religioustolerance.org/islfatwa.htm

            Also, I thought we established in 1940s that ghettos are not that good (with or without yellow stars…)

          • Arkanya

            I respect your loyalty to WIKIPEDIA and I find a lot of interesting and helpful info myself, but this is not a good evidence of muslim condemnation of 9/11 to me. I saw and I know different facts. Because of the “Consitutional Right” (some people called it that way) a lot of muslims (and I repeat A LOT OF) practiced it in a very unusual maner (at least it looked to me that way). Celebrationg a defeat of American enemy in a front of American police, and policemen couldn’t do anything!!!! because they’ve practiced a political correctness of our goverment at that time, looked not only dissapointing but scary!…. I’m not against any particular religions – I HATE THEM (RELIGIONS) ALL, but I don’t see a reason for muslims to come to US and practice their 16th century abusive religious traditions, that are highly critisized by US and EU goverments, because of unhuman and descriminative SHARIAh laws and traditions!

            Now is your turn, Dear Liberals! One Russian classic said that “THE FREEDOM IS MESUARED BY THE LENGTH OF A CHAIN!” and I totaly agree with that. They DECLAIRED a war (JIHAD) and we have to either fight back and defence ouselfs or simply defeat and become muslims! And this is not what I want for me and my kids. Once again, I Believe in G-D, but I don’t believe in religions and sects!

            Because you like Wikipedia a lot, check for the meaning of Hetto, it doens’t always mean a bad thing! we consider it bad because of Jewish Hettos during WWII

          • levp

            You and me must have seen different things over these years. I understand your position, but I don’t share it.

            The question of Constitutional rights has been discussed here at length, with quotes and links provided (look at “Related Posts”). To change these principles one would need to get a Federal Court to decide that Islam is not a religion OR, lacking that, prohibit organized religious expression altogether. I don’t think either outcome is very likely. So prepare to be disappointed.

            As for the meaning of “ghetto”, I’m happy to look it up.
            OK, here goes:
            “Ghetto was originally used in Venice to describe the area where Jews were compelled to live. A ghetto is now described as an overcrowded urban area often associated with a specific ethnic or racial population; especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.”
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghetto
            Is any of that a good thing?

          • Arkanya

            Yes it’s a good thing! Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t assimilate the way it’s supposed to be here. Different nationalities do not want to integrate in to American society because it’s not that easy. We come to this country from different places with different traditions, language and culture. We need to accept a fact that no one forced us to come here. Therefore, we need to integrate, in other words it’s called an assimilation. I understand because we all have different cultural and religios backgrounds we can’t assimilate and we don’t want to do it 100%. That’s why we live in communities or Ghettos!!!!!! And we invest money in our houses, businesses, schools. As I’ve mentioned before no one would oppose a mosque in Bay Ridge or on Atlantic Ave., but here it’s a different story. Besides that, do you know why Russian speaking people don’t have a strong voice? Because we suck! We don’t care about our future, we don’t give a sh…t who we vote for, we don’t care about the ghetto we live at, etc.

            And again Ghetto is not a bad thing! It’s much better term than radicalism, terrorism, disrespect and fear. Yes, I think those non-muslim people who support the mosque, do it not because they are liberal, but because of fear. The simple test, would those liberal people feel comfortable to live on Coney Island and Foster, or in East New York? And if yes, why didn’t you buy a house or rent an appartment over there?

          • levp

            First, to answer a direct question: I bought a house in Sheepshead Bay to be in a close proximity to my mother’s apartment, since we needed her to babysit our kids.

            I do agree with you on integration/assimilation, but I disagree with your conclusion.

            I support this project not because of fear (I fear our (ex-)Guest more than those who will attend this mosque), and most definitely not because I am a Muslim (I’m an Atheist) – but because of my respect for the law, equality and democracy.

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

            Why should anyone have to.

            When my parents bought a house here, nobody said “Hey, you Swedes belong in Bay Ridge”. That is where they were born almost a hundred years ago. But this country was a “melting pot”. The children of immigrants, such as my mother was, assimilated in the greater society, their ethnicity was still a part of them but a greater part was American.

            As far as the idea that liberals should move to “depressed” or ethnic neighborhoods, that’s absurd.

            Next, where were you living before? Would it have been right to say “Oops, I’m afraid you just don’t fit in here”?

            We just don’t do that here. And we’re not going to start now.

        • Arkanya

          I respect your loyalty to WIKIPEDIA and I find a lot of interesting and helpful info myself, but this is not a good evidence of muslim condemnation of 9/11 to me. I saw and I know different facts. Because of the “Consitutional Right” (some people called it that way) a lot of muslims (and I repeat A LOT OF) practiced it in a very unusual maner (at least it looked to me that way). Celebrationg a defeat of American enemy in a front of American police, and policemen couldn’t do anything!!!! because they’ve practiced a political correctness of our goverment at that time, looked not only dissapointing but scary!…. I’m not against any particular religions – I HATE THEM (RELIGIONS) ALL, but I don’t see a reason for muslims to come to US and practice their 16th century abusive religious traditions, that are highly critisized by US and EU goverments, because of unhuman and descriminative SHARIAh laws and traditions!

          Now is your turn, Dear Liberals! One Russian classic said that “THE FREEDOM IS MESUARED BY THE LENGTH OF A CHAIN!” and I totaly agree with that. They DECLAIRED a war (JIHAD) and we have to either fight back and defence ouselfs or simply defeat and become muslims! And this is not what I want for me and my kids. Once again, I Believe in G-D, but I don’t believe in religions and sects!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

        Wait you mean to tell me 9/11 was caused by Arabs??? Seriously???

        Ignorant children….

        You need to get your Facts straight and stop being controlled by the Media…….

        Take a look, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1qgx95SFds Does look Familiar to you at all???

        • Arkanya

          I’m familiar with that stupid theory, but even if we pretend that theory is correct, who flew tha airplanes? Are their names were Abraham Goldstein, or Sergei Ivanov, or John McLaren???? No it was done by Mohamed, Ali, Mustapha, etc.

  • Bugw24

    Again, there are 2 primary reasons I oppose this.

    First, and most importantly it will destroy the quality of life by a group of singl family homeowners. It will also devalue their homes. Unless someoen explains why they are allowed to do this without so compensating their putative neighbors, at a loss why this is allowed.

    Second, MAS is in fact affiliated with the Holy Land Foundation and Hamas. They can say they aren’t, but as I have posted before Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the 1993 WTC bombers, has written about this extensively. He is hardly alone in doing so. Simply saying MAS is not so affiliated is a lie, and sadly too mnay in the media don’t look past that. Having lost a dear friend on 9/11, I labor under no such delusions.

    Would suggest to Muslims that the constant playing of the victim/race card is tiresome. If you got half has worked up about the never-ending misdeeds of your co-religionists as you do about issues like this, we might be able to have a dialogue. Instead we get nonsense about the evils of America and the Jews, equivocating and blaming the victim. We know you say one thing in English for the media and the useful idiots who want to think well of you. And then you say something else at Friday prayer and in Arabic amongst yourselves. If you want to live in a sharia state, by all means, move to one.

    Tolerance is a two way street. If you really want to live here, you might want to consider your neigbors’ beliefs and sensitivities into account instead of acting like you are the only people in the equation who matter.And if Ilsam pevents you from living in a pluralistic great country such as ours, again, get thee to JFK with a one way ticket back from whence you came.

    And gee, isn’t that Anthony Weiner awfully quiet about this?

  • ABU AYMEN

    I think everyone to write about the topic itself and attacking each other not a constructive argument…

    Anti_masque protesters are there under the right of speech, and the Pro-Mosque supporters are there under the freedom of religion of this great nation’s constitution.

    and at the end of the story everyone will live together, see each other, and be familiar with each other that is the beauty of this world.

  • Guest

    @ABU AYMEN

    People who value America and what it stands for WILL NEVER live next the house of worship or shall I say “war”ship peacefully. Peace talks ended on 9/11.
    Dont sweep everyone under your liberal pro Islamic prayer rug. Even if construction begins on the mosque, it is not for certainty it will be completed. You better believe that everyone opposed the mosque will do everything possible in a legal sense to hinder the construction. There will be numerous calls to 311 about unsafe conditions, probably calls and complaints to the Department of Buildings and Department of Health, FBI, IRS and Homeland security might get involved, NYS Department of Finance, etc.
    I personally will pass by each and every day and if I see even the smallest violation, I will be called 311. Plus if there are any undocumented workers, hmmm, that would be fun to get Department of Justice or INS involved as well.
    This is promising to be fun, halting construction, even more fun than openly opposing it.

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

      Have fun making the calls and wasting the time of government workers that have more important things to do.

      if you really cared about this country you wouldn’t be engaging in nonsense like this. Remember the boy who cried wolf.

      If there was a REAL problem with the mosque construction your persistent complaints would probably ensure that it would be ignored.

      Brilliant!

    • levp

      Ha!
      “halting construction, even more fun than openly opposing it”

      This reminds me of the Old Lady Chapeau-Claque from the famous Soviet cartoon “Gena The Crocodile”!!!
      She was trying to sabotage construction of the House of Friends – watch starting at 4min 15sec:

      (there are English subtitles)

      For those who are curious, here is part 1 of that cartoon:

      • Guest

        Yeah, whatever
        this is not exactly a Disney castle we are talking about, nor it is a “House of Friends”, your cartoon analogy is stupid, maybe you are getting senile and going through adult regression, better check that out Levushka

        • levp

          Thank you, dear. But I don’t take orders from vampires, even those with “mistress” as part of the name…

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

      It’s kinda funny, considering that’s how many Americans used to feel about the Germans and Japanese after WWII, Vietnamese after Vietnam and Soviets/Russians during the Cold War and so on and so forth.

      • Guest

        What is so funny? Rounding up third generation American Japanese and American Germans for camps was ok, but not letting MAS built yet another “House of Friends” as levp would want you to believe is a racist act? Muslims attacked us, they treated every person in the Towers as an enemy, why do we need to make selective choices on which one of them is a friend and which one is an enemy? Grief and pain are not selective, why should we be in our likes or dislikes? Many Americans do not like or trust Muslims and the ball is in their court – they need to prove their loyalty to the country, country does not need to proof anything and besides it already has proven – they live here, dont they?
        They use our schools, that I pay for with my tax dollars, they use medical assistance that I pay for with my tax dollars, welfare, food stamps, WIC, Head Start programs, free lunches at school, I already shown them more than enough hospitality by providing for new immigrants when they can not yet provide for themselves. If they loyal to their faith first and country second, they can roll up their rugs and go back to where they came from and live with camels and donkeys.

        • levp

          Except “they” also pay taxes and are, as a group, no more or less recipients of social services comparing to any other ethnic/religious group.

          Do you have evidence that supports your assertion?

          For example, compare percentage of Muslims receiving WIC and Food Stamps with Jews, including Orthodox families with 10 children (that number of children qualifies them for all the services you listed unless their father makes more than $57,837: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/notices/iegs/IEGs09-10.pdf )
          As a visual aid I would suggest waiting near the checkout lines at Ave. Y Stop and Shop, for instance. Count the number of people from different ethnic/religious groups using NYS Benefit Cards, until the total becomes statistically important (several hundred).

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

          What’s funny, when I typed it is that all those groups of people received hate due to polarizing events that created those situations, but today we treat them fairly (mostly). This is what Muslims are currently experiencing thanks to the events of 9/11.

          You say the Muslims attacked us on 9/11, but fail to understand that it wasn’t all Muslims. You just have hate in your heart. You whine and complain about them spending your taxes, but they also pay taxes, which finance both people legally, and illegally, using the system. Most Muslims do prove their loyalty to the United States, they live their lives and pay taxes. Their own faith is their personal belief. Why should they denounce Islam to prove they’re American, which would be unconstitutional by the way? We certainly don’t ask that of the different followers of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and etc. Now are there laws limiting all of them as to what they can or can not do? Yes, but those laws apply to all faiths, but we won’t get into those.

          I’d rather the government focus on getting stricter policies in place for screening immigrants than wasting time and funds on investigating every single complaint on local mosques that are unfounded. If there is a detectable paper trail, let the investigators do the job, instead of distracting them with repeated nonsense.

    • Ruben

      funny,,,,
      call yeh yeh call ..
      if you pass by from NJ or from Staten Islandor from Brighton Beach ….
      do nto forget to say salam,, that is what muslims say. to me at work…
      and cal 311 to complain because they are muslims , I think that will stop the construction,,, hahahahaah

  • Guest

    @Lisanne

    you must be stupid or you can not read, although I know you can
    I said if I see even the smallest violation.
    Duh, what part of seeing violation and not just calling on a whim did you not understand?
    Dumb Muzzie loving old witch.

    • levp

      Such gentlemanly personal response, especially at the end…

      • Guest

        Time to retire detective Poirot
        I am not Will
        try again
        FYI, there are many people who might wish to use Guest, not just Will

        • levp

          I see. Two “Guests” – same charming personality. You are also known as “VampireXmistress”. That “Guest” was also known as “Will”.

          No detective needed – just click on the user ID in the Recent Comments block on the right side.

          • Guest

            And your point here is? How does it change anything?
            Your post is a smoke screen

          • levp

            I’ll try to spell out my point:
            Calling someone “dumb old witch” diminishes your arguments because it is a personal insult.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

            I support your First Amendment right to say all that, but remember, this is a private web site and not a public forum as defined by US law.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forum_(legal)

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

      Like I said, have fun. Read the rest of your earlier comment as well.

      NY State Department Of Finance, as an example?

      Smallest violation? Sure, DOB has a lot of time to waste on nonsense complaints like that.

      I never said it was a whim. But government agencies do flag malicious patterns. they’ve got real work to do.

      • Guest

        What the f*ck ever bitch, who the f*ck cares what your liberal dried up a** thinks.

        • levp

          At this point in the debate, why bother censoring the words?
          Now to answer your question: I care.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, let’s all start calling in every violation we see. Who will suffer?
      Who is doing the most renovation right now.
      Do not cast stones on the water, they cause a ripple affect.
      That does not sound smart PAL.

      • Guest

        I am not your pal Muzzie lover.

        • Anonymous

          Ha, that’s what you think.
          You funny honey.

          • Guest

            better being funny than being you
            grow some balls

          • Anonymous

            If you had balls you would not be posting as GUEST.
            Oh, one with out balls.

          • Guest

            Moron with no last name, would it make any difference if I put my SCREEN name on my posts? That would not change what I think of you, what you think of me, what you stand for or what I feel strongly about. The blog owner knows who I am from IP address, I can post under my screen name, but how would it change anything. You post under “nolastname” – no one still knows who you are.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, right. Keep changing up what screen name you use. I have met folks from this blog. They know who I am in person.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

    why can’t we all just get along? i mean we ALL bleed the same color…

  • Guest

    @levp

    typing fast on the computer at work is not the same as planned protest with plenty of time to prepare signs and check spelling, especially if you want others to follow your lead.
    and I do not demand rights they do, I am a citizen of this country, which can not be said for many of the Muslim immigrants – majority is here illegally. Majority can not speak English, only their own language or Arabic to read Quran.
    I do not usually defend myself, but for an a**hole like you I can make an exception.
    Anything else you want to point out?

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      Hmm… Didn’t I ban you? You’re a tricky one. Bye!

    • levp

      “A**hole” name, when it comes from you, I take as a badge of honor.

      • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

        How about when it comes from me? Such as, “Stop perpetuating this nonsense, A**hole!” Purely hypothetical.

        • levp

          Well, perhaps if before that we spend considerable time arguing about that “nonsense”.
          Otherwise, just doesn’t have that same ring to it…

  • Guest

    This is for Death:

    even if this was a conspiracy on the part of the government, BBC which is much more respected media outlet and is not under “Zionist influence”, was showing dancing and laughing Muslims on the streets of Middle Eastern countries. Why would they be celebrating so openly death and destruction after learning that suspicion fell on Islamic extremists? And here is a little sketch of attacks around the world related to Islam in one way or another- read it and remember it is only in the month of September, most of the month it was a holy holiday, so not that much activity and even then it is way too many attacks not to mention that Ramadan did not stop fundamentalists from harming their own Muslim brothers and sisters. Islam is making a true difference in the world – one body at a time.

    2010.09.30 Afghanistan Kandahar 3 9 Three civilians are dismembered by a Shahid suicide bomber.
    2010.09.29 Russia Elbrus 2 20 A woman is among two people shot to death by Islamists.
    2010.09.29 Iraq Baqubah 1 1 A civilian standing near a minibus is gunned down by Holy Warriors.
    2010.09.29 Yemen Shabwa 3 0 Three Yemenis are riddled with bullets by al-Qaeda cadres.
    2010.09.28 Thailand Pattani 5 3 Children are among the victims when Islamic radicals brutally gun down five people buying fruit at a warehouse.
    2010.09.28 Iraq Tarmiya 2 8 Two Iraqis are killed when a cafe is blasted by a Jihad bomb.
    2010.09.28 Afghanistan Ghazni 5 17 Five people are shredded by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
    2010.09.27 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 Sectarian Jihadis gun down a Shia civilian.
    2010.09.27 Iraq Mosul 2 1 A woman and a teacher are shot to death by religious militants.
    2010.09.27 India Hat Thymmai 1 2 A Hindu woman is murdered by Bangladeshi radicals.
    2010.09.27 Dagestan Makhachkala 2 1 A girl and her father are shot to death on the doorstep of their home by Muslim terrorists.
    2010.09.26 Iraq Mosul 3 0 Two brothers shot in their home are among three people murdered by Mujahideen.
    2010.09.26 Iraq Garma 4 4 Four Iraqis are blown up by Jihadi car bombers.
    2010.09.26 India Baramulla 1 0 Islamic militants gun down a civilian coming out of a mosque.
    2010.09.26 Ingushetia Yandare 1 1 Islamists roll up on a police post and take down one officer at point-blank range.
    2010.09.25 Pakistan Kalat 1 0 Taliban sympathizers are suspected of shooting a driver to death and setting fire to his truck.
    2010.09.25 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 Terrorists kill a traffic cop with an IED.
    2010.09.25 Pakistan Bahawalpur 2 6 Gunmen open fire on a rival mosque, killing at least two.
    2010.09.25 Afghanistan Balkh 1 15 A civilian is blown to bits by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
    2010.09.25 Yemen Sanaa 2 8 al-Qaeda snipers fire into a police bus, taking down two occupants.
    2010.09.24 Chechnya Grozny 3 0 Three soldiers are slain in a Jihadi ambush.
    2010.09.24 Iraq Mosul 1 2 A Shahid suicide bomber detonates at a mosque, killing a bystander.
    2010.09.24 Dagestan Makhachkala 2 44 Forty-four people are injured when a suicide bomber detonates along a city sidewalk.
    2010.09.24 Iraq Kohat 2 4 Two laborers are shot to death by Islamic militants.
    2010.09.24 Mogadishu Hiran 2 2 Two civilians are killed during an al-Shabaab ambush.
    2010.09.24 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 A high school principal is murdered in her home by Muslim radicals.
    2010.09.23 Iraq Baghdad 4 4 Four young boys under the age of ten are murdered by a Mujahid bomb attack on their car.
    2010.09.23 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two Buddhists are shot to death by militant Muslims as they are delivering noodles to a store.
    2010.09.23 Pakistan Landi Kotal 3 0 Three people burn to death when Islamic militants bomb an oil tanker.
    2010.09.23 Iraq Taji 2 0 A man and his wife are shot to death by Holy Warriors.
    2010.09.23 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A woman is among two people killed in their own homes by Mujahideen.
    2010.09.22 Somalia Bosaso 2 2 al-Qaeda linked militants kill security personnel with a roadside bomb.
    2010.09.22 Pakistan Khyber 3 1 Three local security forces are blown apart by a roadside bomb.
    2010.09.22 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Terrorists gun down a civilian.
    2010.09.22 Indonesia Sumatra 3 0 Islamic radicals murder three local cops during an assault on their station.
    2010.09.22 Yemen Hawta 1 0 A civilian is murdered by al-Qaeda.
    2010.09.21 Afghanistan Parwan 5 5 Five construction workers are taken apart by Taliban bombers.
    2010.09.21 Iraq Mosul 4 20 Four local cops are taken out by a Jihadi bomb.
    2010.09.21 Nigeria Maiduguri 2 0 Two people are shot to death by Boko Harem Islamists in a motorbike drive-by.
    2010.09.21 Pakistan Karachi 2 2 Sunni radicals fire into a Shia bakery, killing two people.
    2010.09.21 Algeria Bordj Menaiel 2 3 Fundamentalists take down two local security personnel with a roadside blast.
    2010.09.21 Iraq Mosul 4 3 A woman is among four Iraqis killed in separate terror attacks.
    2010.09.20 Pakistan Liaquatabad 3 2 Sectarian snipers take out three mourners at a funeral.
    2010.09.20 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Terrorists gun down a cop.
    2010.09.19 Iraq Baghdad 12 36 A vicious bomb blast takes down a dozen innocents.
    2010.09.19 Afghanistan Ghazni 1 8 The Taliban send a mortar into a family home, killing at least one.
    2010.09.19 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 Two minibus passengers are taken down by a roadside bomb.
    2010.09.19 India New Delhi 0 2 Two Taiwanese tourists riding a bus are shot by Mujahideen.
    2010.09.19 Afghanistan Kunduz 8 0 Eight children bleed out following a Taliban rocket attack.
    2010.09.19 Iraq Fallujah 6 14 Six Iraqis are blown to bits by Jihadi car bombers.
    2010.09.19 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Muslim terrorists murder a Buddhist man and his wife and set fire to their house.
    2010.09.19 Iraq Baghdad 19 58 Islamic bombers disassemble nineteen people waiting in line at a cell phone provider.
    2010.09.19 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two elderly Buddhist villagers are shot to death in their homes by Islamic gunmen.
    2010.09.19 Afghanistan Balkh 3 0 Three election workers are kidnapped and brutally murdered by Religion of Peace enthusiasts.
    2010.09.19 Tajikistan Rasht 25 20 The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan ambushes and kills twenty-five Tajik troops along the border.
    2010.09.19 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A Shia man is murdered by Sunni gunmen.
    2010.09.18 Kenya Nairobi 0 6 Six Christian missionaries are abducted, raped and tortured for three days by Muslims proclaiming the truth of Islam.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Zabul 3 0 Taliban bombers take out three Afghans.
    2010.09.18 Iran Iranshahr 1 0 Jundallah (Soldiers of God) kidnap a civilian and kill him during a rescue attempt.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Sharsharak 3 4 Children are the casualties of a vicious bombing by Islamic fundamentalists.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Kunar 1 1 A voter and a woman are shot by Sunni terrorists at a polling station.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Asadabad 1 1 A child is murdered by a Taliban rocket attack.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Baghlan 7 5 Seven locals are killed in an Islamist assault on a voting station.
    2010.09.18 Afghanistan Nazyan 2 1 Two people are killed by a Taliban rocket attack.
    2010.09.18 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A civilian is brought down by Sunni gunmen.
    2010.09.17 Afghanistan Balkh 9 0 Nine people are dismembered when a horse-drawn cart gets blasted by Taliban bombers.
    2010.09.17 Iraq Hawija 4 9 Jihadi bombers take down four civilians with a roadside blast.
    2010.09.16 Pakistan Khar 2 0 Islamic militants attack a home, killing two people inside, including a teen.
    2010.09.16 Somalia Mogadishu 3 6 Islamic militia send mortars into a government complex, killing at least three.
    2010.09.16 Philippines Basilan 3 0 Abu Sayyaf militants shoot three local soldiers to death in a surprise attack.
    2010.09.16 Afghanistan Ghazni 5 2 Five employees of a security firm are brutally murdered in their office by Taliban fundamentalists.
    2010.09.16 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Islamic ‘insurgents’ riddle a Buddhist father and his teenage son with automatic weapons fire.
    2010.09.16 Iraq Abu Saida 2 0 A man and his wife are gunned down by al-Qaeda.
    2010.09.16 Yemen Shabwa 2 0 al-Qaeda ambush two local security personnel, leaving both dead.
    2010.09.16 Iraq Samarrah 3 6 A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes out three Iraqis.
    2010.09.15 Iraq Tal Afar 10 5 A minibus is blasted by Jihadi bombers, leaving ten riders dead.
    2010.09.15 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 0 Two children are murdered by Taliban bombers.
    2010.09.15 Afghanistan Balkh 2 0 Two election workers are gunned down in cold blood by religious radicals.
    2010.09.14 Ingushetia Nazran 0 1 An imam who spoke out against Islamic terrorism is quickly neutralized by a car bomb.
    2010.09.14 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two men are gunned down in separate attacks.
    2010.09.14 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A woman of ‘ill-repute’ is hanged in her own home by suspected fundamentalists.
    2010.09.14 Pakistan Hangu 1 0 Islamists shoot a journalist to death outside a press club.
    2010.09.13 Iraq Baghdad 4 6 Four Iraqis are murdered in separate Mujahideen attacks, including a father in front of his family.
    2010.09.13 Pakistan Kurram 6 4 A half dozen people are sent to Allah by suspected Tarik-e-Taliban bombers.
    2010.09.13 Ethiopia Dufti 0 1 A group of Islamists stab a Christian who had left Islam.
    2010.09.13 India Pulwama 1 0 Lashkar-e-Toiba radicals intrude into a local soldier’s home and shoot him to death.
    2010.09.13 India Poonch 1 0 Islamic terrorists abduct a civilian from his home and murder him.
    2010.09.12 Indonesia Bekasi 0 2 Holy Warriors beat a pastor with a board and stab a worshipper in the stomach as there are on their way to church.
    2010.09.12 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 Muslim extremists shoot a man to death in his car.
    2010.09.12 Iraq Buhriz 1 3 A woman and two children are among the casualties of a vicious bombing.
    2010.09.12 Iraq Baquba 2 1 Two Iraqis are blown up by Jihadi bombers.
    2010.09.12 Iraq Hudayyeb 1 1 Two men are shot, one of them an elderly man by his own al-Qaeda sons.
    2010.09.12 Somalia Mogadishu 5 24 Five Somalis are blown to bits when Islamic militia detonate a bomb outside a mosque.
    2010.09.12 Afghanistan Helmand 2 12 Two locals are taken down by a bomb. A rocket attack elsewhere injures ten family members.
    2010.09.11 Iraq Baghdad 2 4 Two Iraqis die from splinter injuries after Jihadis send rockets into a commercial district.
    2010.09.10 Ingushetia Nazran 1 0 Muslim separatists shoot a man to death outside an auto repair shop.
    2010.09.10 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 An off-duty cop is gunned down at his father’s home by Islamic radicals.
    2010.09.09 Iraq Baghdad 3 10 Three Iraqis are taken out by Jihadi car bombers.
    2010.09.09 Iraq Baghdad 2 2 Two people are reportedly killed when gunmen open fire on an Anglican church in an incident tied to a threatened Quran burning.
    2010.09.09 Dagestan Derbent 2 0 Two men are gunned down in separate Mujahideen attacks.
    2010.09.09 Pakistan Khyber 3 0 Three laborers working in a forest are abducted and murdered by Tehreek-e-Taliban.
    2010.09.09 Iraq Abu Ghraib 1 0 A policeman is killed in his own home by terrorists.
    2010.09.09 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim separatists shoot a 52-year-old Buddhist in the head then kick his body under a bridge.
    2010.09.09 Russia Vladikavkaz 18 123 A Shahid drives an explosives-laden vehicle into a market, blasting seventeen shoppers to bits.
    2010.09.09 Somalia Mogadishu 9 3 Five Fedayeen suicide bombers storm an airport and kill nine others, including two women.
    2010.09.09 Pakistan Kurram 10 4 Militants murder ten bus passengers with an explosive device.
    2010.09.09 Iraq Diyala 1 0 A woman is beheaded in her own home by suspected al-Qaeda ‘insurgents’.
    2010.09.09 Iraq Muqdadiya 1 1 A cleric is beheaded and set on fire by Freedom Fighters.
    2010.09.09 Yemen Moudia 3 4 al-Qaeda assault a military checkpoint, killing three Yemenis.
    2010.09.09 Pakistan Quetta 5 4 A suicide bomber detonates inside an official’s home, taking five lives.
    2010.09.08 Iraq Kirkuk 4 10 Four people are mudered by Islamic bombers.
    2010.09.08 Iraq Baghdad 3 19 Three people are killed by a car bomb blast.
    2010.09.08 Iraq Baghdad 3 12 A Shahid suicide bomber takes out three Iraqis.
    2010.09.08 Nigeria Bauchi 4 8 Boko Haram Islamists assault a prison, killing two employees and two civilians.
    2010.09.08 Pakistan Khyber 4 0 Four political activists are shot to death by suspected Taliban.
    2010.09.07 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A woman is shot to death by Muslim terrorists.
    2010.09.07 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A TV anchor who tried to end sectarian violence is shot outside his home by a sectarian faction.
    2010.09.07 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A young Buddhist is gunned down in an Muslim drive-by attack.
    2010.09.07 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two middle aged Buddhist teachers, husband and wife, are murdered by Islamic radicals.
    2010.09.07 Iraq Baghdad 2 6 Mujahid manage to take down two Iraqis with a roadside bomb.
    2010.09.07 Pakistan Punjab 2 0 Terrorists murder a man and his nephew.
    2010.09.07 Russia Baksanenok 1 0 Suspected Islamists assassinate a judge.
    2010.09.07 Iraq Samarra 3 0 A married couple are among three family members slain in their home by Sunni gunmen.
    2010.09.07 Pakistan Hangu 1 2 A police officer succumbs to injury after clinging to life for a few days following an Islamist bombing.
    2010.09.06 Algeria Tebessa 2 0 Fundamentalists kill two local security personnel with a bomb.
    2010.09.06 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 The body of a lawyer is found riddled with bullets six weeks after his abduction.
    2010.09.06 Algeria Skikda 3 2 al-Qaeda murder three local cops with a roadside bomb.
    2010.09.06 Iraq Samarra 5 0 Five construction workers building a youth center are stabbed and shot to death in a barbaric Mujahideen attack.
    2010.09.06 Tajikistan Dushanbe 0 7 Fundamentalists toss a bomb into a disco.
    2010.09.06 Pakistan Kohat 21 40 Women and children are most of the two dozen victims in a powerful suicide blast on their residential compound.
    2010.09.06 Afghanistan Paktika 3 5 Freedom fighters shoot three children to death.
    2010.09.06 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A janitor is among two civilians assassinated by Muslim gunmen in separate attacks.
    2010.09.06 Pakistan Lakki Marwat 19 46 Nine schoolchildren are among nineteen innocent lives snuffed out by Holy Warrior suicide bombers.
    2010.09.06 Afghanistan Kabul 1 0 A 45-year-old news anchor is the target of a ‘brutal beheading’ near his home.
    2010.09.06 Afghanistan Baghlan 2 0 The Taliban kill a district governor and his bodyguard in an ambush.
    2010.09.06 Thailand Yala 1 0 A middle-aged woman is shot to death by Mujahid while walking home.
    2010.09.05 Yemen Abyan 3 0 Three people are shot to death in an al-Qaeda ambush.
    2010.09.05 Pakistan Punjab 1 0 An oil rig driver is killed by Islamic snipers.
    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.
    2010.09.05 Nigeria Borno 2 4 A trader is among two men shot to death by Boko Haram Islamists.
    2010.09.04 Pakistan Sindh 2 0 The wife and nephew of a police officer are murdered by suspected radicals.
    2010.09.04 Afghanistan Ghazni 1 0 Sunni extremists behead a Shia businessman.
    2010.09.04 Afghanistan Faryab 3 5 Three local cops are exterminated in a brutal ambush.
    2010.09.04 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 3 Terrorists manage to kill one person with a car bomb.
    2010.09.04 Afghanistan Kandahar 3 11 Three civilians including a child are blown to bits by a Fedayeen martyr.
    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 Azerbaijan Gumbashly 1 1 One dead as a ‘religious dispute’ between mosque members results in gunfire.
    2010.09.03 Pakistan Peshawar 1 3 Muslim militants slay a local cop with a roadside bomber.
    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.
    2010.09.03 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 Somalia Galgala 5 0 At least five Puntland soliders are killed in an ambush by Islamic militants.
    2010.09.02 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A taxi driver and senior education ministry official are gunned down in separate attacks.
    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 Sudan Tabra 74 79 Janjiweed militia on camels sweep through a market and slaughter over seventy people, including eighteen children.
    2010.09.02 Iraq Baiji 2 5 Suspected al-Qaeda shoot two opponents to death.
    2010.09.02 Pakistan Kyber 1 0 Mujahideen kidnap and brutally murder a taxi driver returning from a friend’s funeral.
    2010.09.02 Pakistan Bajaur 1 2 A female teacher is shot to death by Holy Warriors.
    2010.09.02 Thailand Pattani 1 1 A 35-year-old man is murdered in an Islamist drive-by.
    2010.09.01 Pakistan Lahore 43 270 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 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A Buddhist couple in their 50′s are brutally murdered by Jihadi gunmen.
    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 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 49-year-old security worker is shot to death as he is riding home from work.
    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 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 2 Two Afghans are blown to bits by a Taliban bomb hidden on a motorcycle.
    2010.09.01 Israel Samaria 0 2 A rabbi and his wife are shot by Palestinian terrorists while riding in their car.

    • Anonymous

      Scanning down your list I do not remember the press printing these articles.
      Where did you get this info from?

      • Ruben

        from wiki leaks hahahaahaha

        such crap,,
        by the way most of them ALqida kills Muslims,,

        I think it is good to read and see extremists how they kill their own innocent people.

        This guy is peace of Human,, hahahahah

      • levp

        Search on any of these titles does not show any news agencies – just anti-islam websites reposting the same list without further references.

  • Eitan

    You people do realise you’ve been awfully manipulated, dont you? mosques have been built all over the place in the nine years since 9/11, and it has never been quite the issue it has become now. The ground zero mosque is two blocks closer to ground zero than another mosque that has already been there.

    This is a media driven issue that was coopted early on by political forces to polarize, and then mobilize voters in the coming election. Its benefiting both the media, by attracting viewers as the story develops, and politicians, by attracting angry voters. A year from now, none of you will be talking about this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

    You know what i am not gonna get in to this on the internet…. all i am going to say is The Mosque will be built you might not like it, but you have no control over it.

    and for Guest, Did you see the Quality of the video’s they showed on T.V.? they looked like they were made back in 1990… they could have been celebrating a wedding or just Random Party! just like the USA has the GAY Parade and the Mermaid parade. Once again, IF YOUR THEORIES CAME FROM THE MEDIA you don’t have your own facts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

      As you can see i don’t care for it, There must be a reason why? maybe cause i live in America……. LAND OF THE FREE.

  • Yuri

    Being russian myself i am sure that the only reason those scam artists are protesting the building of the mosque is because they want to assure a monopoly of welfare and ssi benefits for themselves. They see an able scam artist in the arabs and muslims to be able to scam the government into giving them money. They are illiterate and intolerant not ten years ago they were threatened with deportation if they did not become citizens and some of their people cheated and let them take the test in russian. They are implimenting the same bigoted agenda that was used against them by the soviet government. The tea party talks about small government and no welfare the Russian tea party talks about only russians being able to abuse the welfare and ssi system.

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