To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming up to give out free school bags and school supplies to the Sheepshead Bay community this Saturday, August 25.

A total of 300 school bags containing notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more will be distributed. The giveaway is part of a larger event organized by ICNA, in which 5,000 bags packed with supplies will be given out to needy children around New York City through August and September.

“Many families in New York are under financial pressure; some have lost jobs and find it difficult to buy school supplies for their children,” said Salman Khan, Project Director for ICNA NY. “We hope this initiative will cater to these needs of low-income families, and help build a better future for our children.”

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Where: MAS Sheepshead Bay Center, 2812 Voorhies Avenue

Other dates and locations can be found on the organization’s website. Above is a video produced by ICNA promoting the event.

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  • a good neighbor

    isn’t it ironic many hate their existence and yet so many will show up for this event. 

    • Barkingspider07

      Thank you good neighbor.  I said the same exact thing last year when the mosque did this.  So many big vulgar mouths in our community, but give something away for free, all those big mouths are the first to show up with their hands out.

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

        Actually, doing so would be an acknowledgment that the Muslims care about our community.

        Then again, people that blindly hate have no consistency of behavior.

        • Citizen

          Care about community? please! if they care they will not build a four-story mosque on naroow residential street where no Muslims live.

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

            Oh please! I’ve seen block after block of one family homes replaced by multi-unit townhouses. Where were you when that was happening?

            Would you like them to build a four story synagogue instead?. Or perhaps a grand cathedral?

          • ShadowLock

            Quiet you…. shouldn’t build churches on narrow streets either, along with Synagogues. 

          • Citizen

             But it’s always being done..

          • Citizen

             I live a block away.  I’m Muslim.  Respectively, it’s not like we observe a Sabaath  and are only allowed to walk to our community centers.  We use cars and buses.. camels too when necessary ;) Trust me you’ll like them being there.  It’s good for everyone. Just open up your minds and hearts. 

          • Barkingspider07

            For a Muslim, you sure seem to dislike your religion. 

          • JR

            its Sabbath so you know… cars and buses pollute… be more like our Jewish brothers and sisters and help save the planet! Jew Unit!

  • AIG_Quant

     they could be giving away kkk outfits in the projects and the people living there will still line up for them.

  • Eric

    Just a PR action. Muslims in Afghanistan and many many other places doing the complete opposite: burning books.

    • Anonymous

      never mind Afghanistan. Women are made to cover up completely in near 100 degree weather while men are walking around in comfortable shorts. I always wonder why the atheists and other political-to-the-left people stick up for the Muslims so vehemently, given the fact that they are the first to scream out against  religion and oppression of women. Is it because a Muslim group bombed WTC, which makes them heroes to the self-hating American crowd? I wonder.

    • Barkingspider07

      NOT PR.  This is what Muslims do at the end of the religious holidays Ramadan and Eid.  This is done every year.  You are obviously a hater who has no interest in looking past the end of your nose.

      • Eric

        I’m a hater cause muslims in Afghanistan are burning books? Solid logic. Get bent buddy.

        • Barkingspider07

          Why don’t you get bent, buddy?  You are arrogant and ignorant and a serious hater.  PS – don’t call me buddy – I am a woman you idiot.

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

            People like Eric only know how to assume. He is incapable of recognizing the stupidity of his comments. If he somehow became aware, he would be so embarrassed by his lack of insight that we would never hear from him again.

            And perhaps he would convince his fellow travelers here that they should shut up unless they have something intelligent to say.

          • Eric

            Assume? I really did not want to mention this, but I am a Veteran, and I have witnessed things I commented about. The only person assuming, or making an ass out of yourself is you. You and your girl barkingspider over there are apparently a part of self-hating liberal crowd that make me sick. Continue to bend over and spreading your cheeks, in fear of offending someone, when clearly facts are against them.

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

            I know veterans, and they do not take the broad view that all Muslims are evil. So I remain unimpressed. Especially so since you show no ability to communiate in a civil fashion.

          • JR

            legitimate rape? 

    • ShadowLock

      Ahem…… People who live in Afghanistan only wish they could come to America…. where everyone can live in peace. 

      Just for the record, muslims who live here don’t actually Hate others like Televisions makes them look, They are no different then anyone who lives in America.

  • Mehhh

    Reminds me when frank Lukas would give away 1000 turkeys for Thanksgiving….everyone is not dumb enough to think he does not supply the world with drugs making millions but yet they are not dumb enough to take a free turkey.

  • Hotchick

    Middle eastern women are hot

    • Arthur Borko

      They are like women everywhere else on earth, there are hot ones and ugly ones. While none of us complain that the ugly ones remain covered up, it’s too bad the hot ones do.

      • Anonymous

        Making women cover up in America in 90+ degrees is abuse. Somehow  the Muslims get a free pass from atheists and supporters of womens rights, someone tell me why

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

          You have no idea about what concerns feminists and human rights activists. Abuses that involve women in fundamentalist Islamic nations are very much on their agendas, In this country, there are laws that protect women from abuse. Extreme behavior is not tolerated. As to the code of dress, there are Christian and Jewish groups that also have dress requirements that might be uncomfortable in summer for women. Strict religious practice has a lot of commonalities.

          • Plumgerbay

            So much so, in fact, that once these faiths inevitably merge, it will be very common to see surnames reflecting this, such as Burkawitz & Mosqueowitz.

            Really, you will! Don’t laugh…

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

             There have been discussion between Anglican/Episcopal leaders and their Catholic counterparts in recent years but with little result. Numerous Protestant bodies might merge but they always get caught up in administrative differences. I can’t even conceive how differing theologies might work out their differences.

  • Anonymous

    Listen to the video…
    >We want to be an example for mankind like Muhammad was
    >Muhammad had sex with a nine year old girl (if Muhammad even existed at all [Jesus didn't])

    • realistic citizen

      Your just being silly.  There were many accusations to Mohammed at that time, but pedophilia was never one of them.  Refer back to the writings of many of the Jews at that time.  It was normal to marry girls that young.. they reached puberty earlier then the common American girl due to the environmental factor including the types of food ate etc..  Not to mention live expectancy was very different at that time.  I find it hard to believe that people lived fulfilled lived (reproductive wise) without marrying young.   

      • Anonymous

         Bukhari (6:298) – Muhammad would take a bath with the little
        Aisha and fondle her.

        Qu’ran 65:4 – It’s ok to fuck little girls

        Bukhari 7 62 88 – Married Aisha at 6, fucked at 9

      • JR

        why did people have sex that young (and they still do btw) maybe cause they only lived until 23? 

  • theguywhocare

    Another day for provocation from those Islamic radicals organizations MAS and ICNA.If they want to give a way free school supplies ,they can do that when school is open on september 6 and give away to every kids ,ps 52 around the corner and not provoke a resedence who live there. MAS and ICNA not wellcome there.

    • :)

       Yes your absolutely right.  Those jean wearing, music listening, “normal American” Radicals! How could they.. The world is full of people who just don’t understand.  I propose lunch one day with me and my friends and your realize how radical we are at talking about fashion… Come one man. Don’t be a afraid to get to know us.  Contrary to popular thought, we’re actually not from outer space.  :)

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

    Out here, there is a church that does this. But to get the stuff, you have to sit through a couple of hours of sermons and singing. THEN they will give you your backpack of school supplies.

  • ShadowLock

    Well that is just awesome….. :)

  • ANTHONY

    A  lady who came today  said loudly  ( those who is against giveaway across the street  today are not even caring for their own kids) and she  thanks the  organizers    was a  hit 

    Many thanks for  such place to be part of the community>>

  • No911repeat

    Are detonators part of the giveaway? Or do they provide a voucher instead, redeemable at any jihad training facility? After all, convenience is an issue for many people.

    • Anonymous

       I was going to make a racist bomb joke, but you beat me to it.

    • JR

      just to point out there’s more white people who are psychotic who end up killing people than radical islamists… The white man is the culprit of way more crimes than any Asian person, just saying

      • Anonymous

        Whites and blacks? They’ll shoot you. Maybe bludgeon you. Nothing too fancy.
        Muslims? Mexicans? Beheadings with dull knives, hangings, dismemberment.
        The majority of all gore videos are Muslims, then Mexicans.

  • gns

    About 50-60 kids show up , 65-70% were Muslim kids and others African-American and hispanic, after a one hr they run out off supply ( 50-60 school bags) As you can see on those pictures no old Muslims came to this provocation  but only young aggressive Islamists and not even one American flag.They took a pictures and make a victory pose like this neighborhood is already belong to them.Look at they T-shorts its written ”EDUCATION IS POWER”. What possible those two radical organizations can teach ? How to hate Jews and Israel.Maybe they should first educate themselves, how to love Jews and Israel.According to the Anti-Defamation League, the developer of this Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel’s right to exist.” The Chicago Tribune wrote in 2004 that parts of the Muslim Brotherhood in America changed its name into the Muslim American Society (MAS)  A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America

  • theguywhocare

      About 50-60 kids show up , 65-70% was Muslim kids and others African-American and hispanic, after a one hr they run out off supply ( 50-60 school bags) No old Muslims came to this provocation  but only young aggressive Islamists and not even one American flag was posted there.They took a pictures and make a victory pose like this neighborhood is already belong to them.On they T-shorts its written ”EDUCATION IS POWER”. What possible those two radical organizations can teach ? How to hate Jews and Israel.Maybe they should first educate themselves, how to love Jews and Israel.According to the Anti-Defamation League, the developer of this Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel’s right to exist.” The Chicago Tribune wrote in 2004 that parts of the Muslim Brotherhood in America changed its name into the Muslim American Society (MAS)  A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America About 50-60 kids show up , 65-70% was Muslim kids and others African-American and hispanic, after a one hr they run out off supply ( 50-60 school bags) No old Muslims came to this provocation  but only young aggressive Islamists and not even one American flag was posted there.They took a pictures and make a victory pose like this neighborhood is already belong to them.On they T-shorts its written ”EDUCATION IS POWER”. What possible those two radical organizations can teach ? How to hate Jews and Israel.Maybe they should first educate themselves, how to love Jews and Israel.According to the Anti-Defamation League, the developer of this Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel’s right to exist.” The Chicago Tribune wrote in 2004 that parts of the Muslim Brotherhood in America changed its name into the Muslim American Society (MAS)  A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America

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  • RCCA

    Typical political program for Muslims, exploitative and deflective of the aggressive disregard they have shown for the established residents of Vorhees Av. and their peaceful neighborhood.

  • No911repeat

    The majority of the responses to this piece have been deleted – why?

    Is it because this site is fearful of offending group, who are / have been all along essentially telling us where to put our political correctness, & what we can do with it once it’s there?

    WAKE THE @#$% UP ALREADY. THEY’RE LAUGHING AT US.

    Again: How much more of a mockery needs to be made of us until the message gets through – that is, of course, assuming it even does.

    Unbelievable.

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