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Borough Prez Marty Markowitz told Muslims in 2004 "Brooklyn is proud to be one of the Muslim capitals of America"
April 17, 2007
MIM: Three years after Muslims displayed their crescent flag at Brooklyn Borough Hall they are now being given a jihad school under the name of Khalil Gibran International Academy. The principal is slated to be Dhabah Almontaser pictured in black to the the left of Borough President Marty Markowitz who wished the crowd "Ramadan Mubarak" and said that Brooklyn "was proud to be one of the Muslim capitals of America".
In photo from left to right: Erhan Yildirim of the United American Muslim Association, Debbie Almontaser of Women in Islam, Abdur Rahman Farrakhan of Masjid Al-Jamiyah (rear, in black suit), and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Brooklyn's Muslim community in celebrating the beginning of the annual month-long Ramadan holiday, which began Friday, October 15 and continues through November 14. A flag of the Muslim Crescent banner was also raised at Borough Hall Plaza. The momentous event marked the first-ever official celebration of a Muslim holiday at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Borough President Markowitz joined Brooklyn Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Albania and the nations of the former Yugoslavia. He was joined by Erhan Yildirim of the United American Muslim Association, Debbie Almontaser of Women in Islam and Abdur Rahman Farrakhan of Masjid Al-Jamiyah and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Tenants Association. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown to commemorate the holiday of forgiveness, generosity and purification. Borough President Markowitz greeted the crowd by wishing "Ramadan Mubaarak!" to Brooklyn's Muslim community and to the millions of Muslims around the world celebrating Ramadan. He also announced that for the first time ever, a breaking of the Ramadan fast, or "iftar," would take place at Borough Hall on November 10. "Brooklyn is proud to be one of the Muslim capitals of America, including the largest Pakistani-American population in the country," said Markowitz. "I believe Brooklyn should serve as a model for the rest of the world of religious tolerance and coexistence — because we prove that we are all children of the same god."
MIM: A year before showing dhimmitude to people like Dhabah Almontaser the principal designate of the planned Khalil Gibran Jihad School Markowitz and city Councilman Albert Vann feted Siraj Wahhaj for his "jihad though da'wa" efforts aka "Islamic propagation". Wahhaj is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombings.
Muslim Students Association of the US & Canada in cooperation with ISNA, ICNA, MANA and MAS
"A tribute to the propagation efforts of Imam Siraj Wahhaj"
Friday, August 15, 2003, 7:00pm New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 333 Adams Street – Brooklyn, New York If you are planning on attending the event, then please purchase your ticket online. The tickets will be held under the name you use on the online form and insha'allah and you will be able to pick up your ticket(s) on the night of the event at the hotel
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to donate towards the expenses of this great tribute event, please click here DONATION : $25 | $50 | $75 | $100
Master of Ceremonies: Imam Talib Abdur Rashid
With Special Guests: Councilman Albert Vann - Marty Markowitz - Rev. Herbert Daughtry
Featured Speakers Include: Imam Abdul Alim Bashir - Sister Halima Toure' - Sheikh Soheil Ghannoushi - Imam Qasim Ahmed - Sheikh Talat Sultan - Altaf Husain - Imam Zaid Shakir - Imam Amin Nathari - Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah - Dr. Amir Al islam - Imam Abbas Ahmad - Sister Sharifah Wahhaj - Imam Johari Abdul Malik - Imam Tariq M. Khan - Sister Amina Abdul-Haqq
Also Including a Great Show with: Native Deen – Basheer Jones – Dawah Ensemble – The Iron Triangle Mustaqim Sahir – Ali Abdul Karim's Star & Crescent Ninjitsu
Forgive my ignorance... did Imaam Siraaj pass away? If not, what is the occasion of having an event tributed to him?
Wassalamu Alaikum, Deen :-)
Re: Brooklyn, NY: A tribute to Imam Siraj: Aug 15
08/04/03 at 09:55:09
Here is the email sent out by the exec comm. Insha'Allah this will answer your question. May Allah swt protect Imam Siraj Wahhaj (ameen)
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
For his lifelong commitment to working in the path of Allah Most High, Imam Siraj Wahhaj is being recognized by national organizations such as Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), and Muslim Students Association of the US and Canada (MSA National) among others. All of us are witnesses to Imam Siraj's unending dedication to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large. It is very likely you have heard Imam Siraj:
1) give a lecture at a conference 2) give a khutbah at your masjid 3) give a khutbah on your campus 4) give a lecture on your campus 5) fundraise for your masjid 6) fundraise for your Islamic school 7) fundraise for relief work 8) fundraise for other national Muslim organizations 9) on a tape, giving a lecture at a conference 10) on a tape, giving a khutbah at Masjid At-Taqwa (where he is Imam)
BUT, it is very unlikely that you have ever heard Imam Siraj ask YOU for any help with the masjid where he is the Imam. That is the self-sacrificing attitude that both he AND his community have modeled for us throughout the years.
Today, we are calling upon you, the individual Muslim student, to join MSA National in making this tribute to Imam Siraj a huge success insha'allah. Here are a few things you can do to help:
1) Make du'a to Allah to protect Imam Siraj and to continue to strengthen his iman. 2) BUY a ticket (online) for the event on August 15, 2003 in Brooklyn New York. 3) DONATE (online) towards the expenses of the event even if you cannot attend.