The Al-Falah Islamic Center has agreed not to build a mosque on Mountaintop Road, a residential area in Bridgewater, and will instead build one on a $2.75 million 15-acre lot the township will buy for it under the terms of a settlement, MyCentralJersey.com reports.
NJ.com The township’s insurance carrier will also pay the center $5 million for alleged damages, costs and attorney fees to end the years-long lawsuit, according to the report. The township will be given the Mountaintop Road property in exchange for the 15-acre site between Routes 202-206 and Route 287 it will purchase for the mosque.
According to the report, the settlement was approved Monday by the township council, ending a federal court fight that has cost the township hundreds of thousands of dollars n legal fees so far.The township planning board dismissed the mosque proposal in 2011, citing an ordinance that limited houses of worship to major roads. Township officials said they didn’t mind the mosque — only its proposed location.
But a decision by U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp last year, overruling the application of the ordinance, said after the center applied to build a mosque at the former Redwood Inn site, the project faced “anti-Muslim prejudice within the community, including Internet postings and e-mail correspondence.” In one instance, center members were accused of being terrorists, the decision states.
Large crowds opposed to the mosque turned out for every meeting
Municipal officials argued that the purpose of the ordinance was to “preserve the residential character of its various neighborhoods,” last year’s decision states. But the judge found the township had “rendered it nearly impossible for Al Falah and its individual members to adhere to the tenets of their religion.” The judge sent the matter back to the planning board for further review, which has continued up until the settlement.
The City Council denied a request by Muslim residents to use space in a retail shopping center as a prayer center by a 4-1 vote Monday night, with only Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh voting in favor. The Obama Regime and Eric Holder now making plans to sue as they have done so many times before.
UPDATE! Designated terrorist organization CAIR is already planning a lawsuit
Such disputes are common in the United States, said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) in Washington. “It’s been our experience that any time a Muslim community anywhere seeks to expand or establish a mosque or some other kind of institution, there will be some type of opposition,” Hooper said. “When you scratch the surface, often there is a tremendous level of bigotry and stereotyping in the opposition.”
MDJ Online Doug Dillard, the attorney representing the applicant, Suffa Dawat Center at Kennesaw, said the council’s denial was a blatant attack on the applicant’s First Amendment rights to practice religion freely. Dillard said the applicant, Mufti Islam, will fight back, and he has plans to bring a lawsuit against the city.
“We think it’s discriminatory, and it violates equal terms,” Dillard said. “They had no reason to deny this.”(Yes, they did, they understand the threat that Muslims are in America)
Nayyer Islam, who represents the mosque, said they will continue to fight for their right to worship in the retail center. We’ll follow all the legal ways to continue to get the permit,” Islam said. (In other words, we’ll get Brother Obama to force our mosque on a community that doesn’t want it)
Kennesaw Strip Mall where Muslims want to impose their filthy religion
Eaton-Welsh said the applicant did everything he could. “I’m saddened,” Eaton-Welsh said. “The amount of anger that has come out of this was not something I ever thought Kennesaw was all about.” (You should give them credit for being educated, not ignorant leftists like you)
The application asked for the use of a 2,200-square-foot suite in a shopping center off Jiles Road as a prayer hall for Muslims. The shopping center, called Kennesaw Commons, is at 2750 Jiles Road behind a Publix grocery store off Cobb Parkway.
A group of about 10 protestors gathered outside Kennesaw’s City Hall on Monday evening ahead of the vote waving American flags and signs saying “no mosque.” About 20 other residents gathered to attend the meeting.
Karen Untz, who traveled to Kennesaw from Cumming to protest the mosque, said she was pleased with the council’s decision. “(Muslims) are moving into all these small towns, and they’re camping out,” Untz said. “There’s no such thing as a temporary mosque. They claim the space and they teach Shariah law.”
Chad Legere of Mableton stood outside City Hall while the council discussed the issue waving signs in protest. He said he doesn’t want the United States to become the next Europe. “There’s a way to stop Shariah law from getting into our country, and that’s what we’re doing,” Legere said. Legere, who held a flag bearing the Star of David, said he thinks a mosque will bring radical Muslims to the community who will make the area unsafe.
Another protestor, Lynn Conner of Kennesaw, said she protested the prayer center because she is scared of what Muslims stand for. “I wanted to exercise my First Amendment rights while I still can, and I wanted to protect the Christian community that I live in against infiltration by the enemy who has gone on record with the goal to destroy everything we stand for,” Conner said.
The brother of the applicant, Kashit Islam of Kennesaw, who said he is a Muslim, said the people against the mosque have a biased view of his religion (And rightly so). “They’re totally isolated here based on what the news shows them. They’re just basing their decision on what’s going on in Iraq and Syria. (No, they’ve seen the beheadings of Americans by Muslims in America as well as overseas)We’re not like that,” Islam said. (Oh Yes, you ARE)
The United Nations high commissioner for refugees has already dumped 200,000 to 250,000 Muslim refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. But Caliph Obama has been greasing the skids for the Syrian (Muslim only, no Christian) refugees for months and they will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.
WND In February, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the regime to continuously let in more Muslims from the Middle East.
Then on Sept. 4, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman hinted at her daily press briefing that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another predominantly Muslim nation – Syria. “The United Nations high commissioner for refugees just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said Marie Harf. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up.”
Obama’s State Department is expected to present Congress with a list within the next two weeks that shows the total number of foreign refugees it wants to accept into the country over the next year and the countries from which they will come. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
A few local newspaper reports have already surfaced, providing clues as to where some of the Syrian refugees will be delivered. The Winston-Salem Journal carried a report last week that the Triad area of North Carolina could receive some of the refugees. The first Syrian family has already arrived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is living in a hotel there, according to the Journal.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sept. 10 that the city’s social services were preparing for “a flood of refugees” from Syria and Iraq later this year. Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, Ohio, have been hotspots in the past for Muslim refugees coming from the Middle East.
Once the refugees are relocated to an American city, they are quickly connected to an array of taxpayer-funded social services, including Medicaid, food stamps and subsidized housing. Interpreters and tutors are often provided to help bridge the language gap that refugee children will find in local public schools.
“Most of the Syrian refugees in these refugee camps are Sunni Muslims; they’re not Christians,” said Corcoran. “The camps in places like Turkey and Jordan, you’re not going to find many Christians.”
The United Nations, working with the U.S. State Department, has already shipped approximately 115,000 Iraqis to American cities since Sept. 11. Another 100,000 Somalis have been resettled in the United States since that country devolved into civil war in 1993. The Somali refugees have been described as 99.9 percent Muslim by Somali-American leaders. The Iraqi refugees have also been majority Muslim.
Once here, welfare dependent Muslim families have vastly more children than the typical American family. The average Somali couple in Minnesota, for example, has six children.
These refugee families have changed the demographics of their host cities, such as Shelbyville, Tennessee; Lewiston, Maine; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, all of which have reported culture clashes between Muslims expecting everything from foot baths at public colleges to dietary concessions at public schools. A Tyson Foods meat-packing plant in Shelbyville decided in 2009 to acquiesce to a local union’s demands to drop the paid holiday of Labor Day in favor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, a decision that Tyson later reversed in the wake of a public backlash.
And in Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges sparked controversy in April when she showed up to a meeting with the city’s increasingly powerful Muslim community wearing a hijab.
Problems have also arisen with Islamic radicals recruiting young Muslim refugees in America. WND has reported in recent weeks about FBI investigations into 25 to 30 Somali refugees leaving their homes in Minnesota to become fighters for ISIS in Syria and the al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabab in Somalia.
It should come as no surprise that the U.N. would do everything in its power to flood the United States with as many Muslim refugees as possible. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, which is comprised of 56 Muslim countries and the Palestinian Authority, makes up the largest voting bloc at the U.N. General Assembly.
Islam experts have long warned that there are two methods of creating Islamic supremacy in the world. One is through violent jihad. The other is through al-hijra, or the Islamic doctrine of immigration.
“Basically you have those who want to take over (countries) through immigration saying to the jihadists “you guys need to stop cutting people’s heads off and be patient.” Al-hijra will accomplish the same goal over the long term in countries open to immigration, which includes the United States and most of Europe.
Records show the council allowed a Pentecostal church to use a retail space in a July vote.
The mayor’s fall-back argument is that because Muslims have daily prayers, and have services on Friday, the storefront mosque would play havoc with secular shoppers forced to navigate a parking lot that is mostly empty — every day of the week.
We are not certain, but we presume that, should this zoning go through, the city council will impress upon the new tenants the importance that Kennesaw places on gun ownership and the right to bear arms. The city has long required heads of households to own a gun – unless they don’t want to.(A wise policy, now that the enemy is in your backyard!)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Tulsa police officer who sued the city after a controversy over attending an event which included a 45-minute Islamic prayer service held by a Muslim group inside a mosque. Without comment, the high court declined to review the case of Paul Campbell Fields, who refused to attend or assign others to attend a law enforcement appreciation day held by the Islamic Society in Tulsa.
News OK Fields objected to the department requiring attendance at the event, arguing that attendance should be voluntary.
He wrote an email to about a dozen department personnel saying, “It is my opinion and that of my legal counsel that forcing me to enter a Mosque when it is not directly related to a police call for service is a violation of my Civil Rights.
“Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the City of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religious convictions.”
Fields was reassigned within the department and investigated by Internal Affairs. Fields’ lawsuit against the city claimed his First Amendment rights and right to equal protection were violated. A federal judge in Tulsa ruled for the city. Earlier this year, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s ruling.
“First, the Attendance Order did not burden Fields’s religious rights because it did not require him to violate his personal religious beliefs by attending the event; he could have obeyed the order by ordering others to attend, and he has not contended on appeal that he had informed his supervisors that doing so would have violated his religious beliefs,” the appeals court ruled in May.
“Second, the order did not violate the Establishment Clause because no informed, reasonable observer would have perceived the order or the event as a government endorsement of Islam.
“Third, the order did not burden Fields’s right of association because it did not interfere with his right to decide what organizations to join as a member. Fourth, Fields’s equal-protection claim duplicates his free-exercise claim and fails for the same reason.”
Fields appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Newton, Massachusetts are using sanitized versions of the Hamas and Palestinian Authority (Fatah) charters which advocate Jewish genocide, as well as other materials that show the destruction of Israel as an acceptable policy.
INN (h/t bonampak) The findings were made through an investigation of classroom materials by the independent watchdog group Verity Educate, which discovered “repeated instances of bias against Israel, bias against the US and its actions in the Middle East, and bias that sanitizes the ideology and actions of terrorists.”
Parents for Excellence in Newton Schools (PENS), which took part in the research, on Sunday released a statement demanding action over the issue and detailing just how serious the school materials were.
In one case, students were given a modified version of the Hamas charter, in which references to genocide were removed and the word“Jew” was replaced with “Israeli” to sanitize the terrorist group’s murderous intentions.
Likewise, the PA charter was presented with Article 2 missing, an article that claims all of Israel belongs to “Palestine.” All following articles were renumbered to hide the change to the key piece showing the PA aims to replace Israel, not live alongside it.
In an exercise given to students, the destruction of Israel was presented as a “mainstream and well-accepted concept,” and anti-Israel sourceswere used exclusively in giving supposedly neutral outlines of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
“The use of anti-Israel material in this affluent suburb, which prides itself on the quality of it’s self-proclaimed ‘world-class’ schools, has been a controversial issue for the past three years, ever since a fourteen-year-old student found a false, anti-Israel passage in required reading for a high school World History class,” notes PENS.
The group adds that while that text three years ago was removed, the recent report shows the anti-Israel bias is alive and well in Newton.
They reported that the Newton Public Schools refused to comment on the issue, and likewise refused requests to investigation other materials despite student reports that there is “even more objectionable material than that already uncovered.”
Nov. 20, leaders found a black Star of David and the number “26” on the building’s front door. Leaders from the Islamic Center of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace and San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the attack.
Minneapolis helps Muslim businesses follow sharia law. And Allah knows, ‘starving’ Somali Muslims there need to be able to get food more hours of the day.
Somali Muslim immigrants protest to demand that the city of Minneapolis increase the funding for their free halal food bank
MN Daily The amendment, drafted by Ward 12 City Councilman Andrew Johnson, would allow businesses outside of downtown to apply to stay open later than 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends, for Muslims during what they call the “holy month of Ramadan.”
Cedar-Riverside, a neighborhood filled with barbarically-slaughtered animals in halal markets and East African restaurants, would be particularly affected by the change, Johnson said. The amendment would also allow grocery stores in the area to stay open later.
“It’s harder for families to pick up a few things at a store during Ramadan,” said Ward 6 City Councilman Abdi Warsame. Muslim business owners in the neighborhood say they hope the City Council will approve the amendment on Dec. 5. “This will mean more business from Muslim people who want to come in later,” said Ali Jama, manager of West Bank Grocery, adding that “business is dead” some days during the month of Ramadan.
The amendment only applies to businesses outside of downtown without a liquor license. The amendment allows businesses to apply to extend their hours 35 days a year. The temporary closing time would be decided on a case-by-case basis. Warsame said the 35 days should be enough to allow for Ramadan and a few extra occasions.
Kahin said the ordinance would help the whole Muslim community.
Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Muslim woman, Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, also is charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Hardan is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old student from Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.
The 21-year-old teacher, who’s also a former student at Manchester Regional, was arrested Friday after the assault had been reported to police, the Record reported. She is jailed at Passaic County Jail on sexual assault charges with a $250,000 bond.
MUSLIM man is in jail accused of attacking another man over religion differences. “We were watching the news,” said the victim. “The Muslim said he felt like more Muslims need to step up to the plate and do certain things like beheading people.”
KOCO(h/t Jeanne) Upon arrival, police officers learned the victim, Jerome Bullockand and 54-year-old Jimmy Stepney had been arguing about the Bible vs the Quran. According to the arrest affidavit, Stepney is a Muslim and the Bullock is a Christian. The report went on to say Stepney had been making comments about beheading people. (As a Muslim actually did to a Christian woman at work in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago)
Because of the statement, Bullock says he asked Stepney, who’d been staying with the family, to leave. Stepney complied but eventually came back and started arguing with Bullock. According to the arrest affidavit, the pair began fighting in the yard after Stepney allegedly punched the victim. Witnesses told officers that Stepney had a knife and was attempting to stab the victim. That’s when Bullock’s mother, Diane Range, came out with a baseball bat and started swinging at Stepney.
“He was trying to kill my son,” said Range. Bullock suffered minor cuts from the fight and Stepney was able to walk away. “I was just trying to pay it forward by helping him out,” said Bullock. “Instead I got a lot of cuts and hurt feelings.” Stepney is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
Jimmy Stepney, the Muslim arrested for slashing and threatening to behead a man
Black graffiti of the Star of David was found on the front door of a mosque in Live Oak and Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies are investigating it as a hate crime. Spray paint of the star, which is a Jewish symbol, and above it the number “26” were written on a white front door of the Islamic Center of Santa Cruz.
Any BNI readers know what the ’26’ represents?
Santa Cruz Sentinel“Night vision” surveillance images show what appears to be a woman in a hooded sweatshirt spraying paint. The letters “SC” appeared on the left torso of her sweatshirt (Gee, that must stand for Santa Cruz). Deputies said they were unsure of her height, weight and other features. “She had something covering the bottom half of her face.” (I bet she did – a niqab?)
Zahra Billoo, the CAIR’s executive director, said she said she had no idea what the number signifies, but speculated that the Star of David might be a reference to the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza. Billoo said she was “surprised” and “horrified” by the act.
Executive Director of CAIR’s chapter in San Francisco, Zahra Billoo, a Pakistani Muslim, describes herself as an “anarchist Muslim,” meaning she wants to replace Western man-made laws with sharia law
“So often, Islamophobia is something that many Muslims think of as happening in other places,” Billoo said. “It’s not as common to have these things happen in California and especially not in the Bay Area.”(That’s for sure, California is a breeding ground for leftist apologists for Islam)
With the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, often known as ISIS, Billoo said she has noticed an increase in complaints of derogatory comments targeting individual Muslims in the area.
Before a packed meeting, the Kennesaw City Council tabled a vote on a proposal that would allow an Islamic worship center to open in the middle of a shopping center, Kennesaw Commons. The plan drew sharp debate over both zoning and Islam itself.
11Alive The group’s application says they would hold daily prayers five times a day — involving about ten people each time — as well as a larger and longer worship service each Friday afternoon involving 60 to 80 people.
Opponents argued that a place of worship, no matter the religion, has no place in a retail strip mall. Some expressed opposition to the presence of Muslims, period, saying the worship center in Kennesaw “will endanger our freedom.” “And it’s all about safety,” said a speaker. “Look at the TV every night. It’s global.”
The question should be why in the world, as a Muslim, was he ever hired by Spirit Airlines in the first place?
Courthouse News An Algerian Muslim man says Spirit Airlines wrongly branded him as a potential terrorist and reported him to the FBI merely because he asked about the so-called “takeover switch” during flight training.
In a complaint filed in the federal court in Miami, Ilyes Yakoub says he applied for a position as a pilot with Spirit Airlines in August 2013, and was hired at an initial salary of $1,000 per month with a $750 per diem as he completed flight training. He says that on September 17, 2013, he was given his oral examination, and advised that he had successfully passed the examination. Afterwards, his instructor asked if he had any questions.
“Mr. Yakoub replied that he needed some clarification as to exactly how the Priority Switched worked on the joystick of the Airbus 329/320/321. Mr. Yakoub referred to the Priority Switch as a Takeover Switch, which terminology is used by pilots, the National Transportation Safety Board, and others.”
Two weeks after his oral exam, three FBI agents interrogated Yakoub at his home. The agents told Yakoub a complaint was made about him and his question regarding the priority switch. The Spirit flight instructor also told the FBI that Yakoub made “anti-American” statements.
Yakoub said the question was only asked because he would soon by flying that type of plane and wanted to be fully up to speed to ensure the operational safety of his flights. If a pilot does not understand the proper operation of a Priority Switch on a particular airplane, the results can be catastrophic, he said.
On October 5, 2013, Yakoub’s simulator partner took his final exam; Yakoub says he however was denied the opportunity and relegated to “non-flying pilot tasks” during the test. He says his own final exam was rescheduled twice before received an October 7, 2013, call from the head of the school, telling him to come to the training center and to bring all of his Spirit Airlines company materials with him.
Yakoub said when he arrived he was told he was being fired and was handed a termination letter stating, in part, that he had contributed to his simulator partner’s failure. Yakoub notes in his complaint that despite failing the final exam, his partner, a Catholic of Jamaican decent, was not fired. He also claims that ultimately every other student in the training class was hired, except for him and another Middle Eastern man who was also a Muslim.
Yakoub seeks back pay, front pay, lost benefits and punitive damages on claims Spirit Airlines violated his Civil Rights under Title VII as well as under Florida anti-discrimination statutes, and negligent supervision.