July 28, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - At a time when nearly every American school district has been pushed to expunge the words Christmas and Easter from the official multicultural lexicon, the New York City Council has mandated that two Islamic holidays, Id al-Fitr and Id al-Adha, be observed.
The measure was in large part brought about by Talib Abdur-Rashid, imam of the terror tied Mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood. Of note, two of the mosque's former congregants, Laguerre Payen and James Cromitie were busted in the Bronx terror plot in May of this year [see, FBI arrest four in alleged plot to bomb Bronx synagogues, shoot down plane, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/05/20/2009-05-20_fbi_arrest_four_in_alleged_plot_to_car_bomb_bronx_synagogue.html#ixzz0Ma6jCzoI]
The mosque in question is closely associated with radical Islam, to the point of it having adopted the motto of the terrorist Egyptian group, the Muslim Brotherhood:
"Allah is our goal, The Prophet Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah is our leader, The Qu'ran is our constitution Jihad is our way, And death in the way of Allah is our promised end."
The mosque is referred to on its website as "the lineal descendant of the Muslim Mosque Inc. started by the late El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)," the revolutionary black-power radical. [see, http://www.mosqueofislamicbrotherhoodinc.org/aboutus.html]
From the section of the website devoted to, "Attack of the Neocons" - "These closet white supremacist, xenophobic, Satanically-inspired individuals, advocate a proper, state-sponsored terrorism, in defense of the "American dream", while other people are living the "American nightmare... Neo-Cons consider Clarence Thomas to be a good role model for all African Americans. They call black people by derogatory names in private, fed lies to Colin Powell, and laughed when the ramifications of the general's U.N. pre-Iraq War speech, caused him to resign. Condelezza Rice is the subject of the Male Neo-Cons' nocturnal erotic fantasies . They'd love for her to be their Sally Hemmings." http://www.mosqueofislamicbrotherhoodinc.org/page/page/4963898.htm
Since the NeoCons in the above intemperate interpretation [objectified in the twice duly elected Bush administration] have been cast as enemies, we consider the following especially troubling, taken from "What is Jihad?" - "Physical Jihad: This is combat waged in defense of Muslims against oppression and transgression by the enemies of Allah, Islam and Muslims. We are commanded by Allah to lead peaceful lives and not transgress against anyone, but also to defend ourselves against oppression by 'fighting against those who fight against us'. This 'jihad with the hand' is the aspect of jihad that has been so profoundly misunderstood in today's world. " [source, http://www.mosqueofislamicbrotherhoodinc.org/page/page/4985857.htm]
We find it beyond poor judgment for the NY City Council to so flagrantly act on the dictates of the Mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood and we ask Mayor Bloomberg, to remain firm in his opposition to having the city's schools observe Id al-Fitr and Id al-Adha.