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Philadelphia City Council Infilitrated By Muslim Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. - Co-sponsoring Event With CAIR And Other Islamist Groups

July 11, 2016

MIM: The City Council of Philadelphia and the Council on American Islamic Relations are co sponsoring an Islamist event at City Hall entitled "Thomas Jefferson's Quran-Islam And The Founders". Muslim Councilman Curtis Jones is hosting the event and has exploited his position as City Councilman to further Islamist causes under the auspices of the CCP and on the premises of the City Hall. His wife,Jazelle Jones, is Deputy Managing and Director of Operations For Special Events for the city of Philadelphia. This explains why Islamists such as CAIR and others have been allowed to use the City Hall premises for their events.http://www.mayorsfundphila.org/about/who-we-are/

"Professor Denise Spellberg, noted scholar of Islam, will discuss her book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an at this luncheon. She offers a meticulously researched and incredibly detailed account not only of how Jefferson came to acquire a copy of the Qur'an in English but also of the broader historical circumstances of his political career and the role of religion in the period of the founding fathers. Tickets $65; to reserve your spot, contact Imam Salaam Muhsin at salaammuhsin@yahoo.com or 267-713-8663."

MIM: In 2014 Spellberg received the I-CAIR Faith In Freedom Award for her book from CAIR Cleveland. http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/faculty/profile.php?id=dams21

MIM: In addition to CAIR the flyer lists other Islamist co sponsors of the lecture. They include Emerge Pac, the Universal Muslim Business Association, Masjid Masjidullah and ICPIC. The Islamic Cultural Preservation And Information Council which receives funding from the PA Council on the Arts among others. http://icpic.co/. EmergePac is a subsidiary of EmergeUSA which is headed by stealth Islamist lawyer Khurrum Wahid. http://khurrumwahid.com/emerge-usa/

"Emerge USA, despite its patriotic sounding name, has an extremely radical agenda based on terrorism and bigotry shrouded in the guise of political advocacy.The main individual behind Emerge USA is Khurrum Wahid, a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. They include members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list in 2011." http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262685/placing-terror-pedestal-joe-kaufman

MIM: The url for Masjid Masjidullah leads to the webpage of the community of Imam W.D. Mohammed and includes this Black supremacist Mission Statement:

"Imam W. Deen Mohammed's vision was to see a community of people working together using the wisdom Allah blessed him to share with us to organize, motivate, and empower Muslims, Christians, Jews, African Americans, Hispanics, indeed all of humanity to rise up and establish the earth as a paradise for all and defeat the schemes of the wicked devils who rob, enslave, and manipulate the people to keep the earth's treasures for themselves.

This vision includes the evolution and elevation of the African American; the Bilalian, from a people crushed into dust and then remade into a new people on the planet (there has never been any people like the "Negro" in the history of mankind) that have been fashioned and prepared by Allah to rise up to the plane of the prophets to inspire and be a force for the struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and fulfillment for all..."

"...To accomplish his mission, Imam Mohammed had to figure out how to impregnate the new soul of the African American with the enlightened wisdom of the Qur'an and the prophets in order to complete the evolution of this people. The enlightened wisdom will produce and intellect that when married to the "Dynamic African American" soul, as Imam Mohammed referred to it, would generate the kind of human that can be a factor for bringing about the vision of the prophets, which is the vision of Imam Mohammed.

So, Imam Mohammed had to start his mission where he found himself, as the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI). He had to transform the teachings of the Nation of Islam; change the teachings of his father, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in order to put the new knowledge into the people..."

http://iwdmcommunity.com/the-mission-of-imam-w-deen-mohammed/

Masjid Masjidullah is included in the list of Masjids in Pennslyvania.

http://iwdmcommunity.com/iwdm-community-masjids/

In 2013 Masjidullah Inc. purchased a million dollar former church property to be used as a multi purpose complex which includes a mosque,an Arabic language charter school and community center.

"...Pennsylvania State Representative Dwight Evans (D-203 rd District/Philadelphia County) was the first guest to speak. With the facility being located in his district, he voiced his commitment to helping Masjidullah achieve its goals. Other elected officials who came forward to pledge their support included PA State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown – Democrat – 190th District/Philadelphia County; Pennsylvania State Representative Ronald G. Waters – Democrat – 191st District/Delaware and Philadelphia Counties; and Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. from the 4th District Council.

Business leaders who voiced their concern about education and pledged to work with Masjidullah included Renee Amoore, President and CEO at The Amoore Group, Inc.; Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager, Laborers' District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity; and Kenny Gamble (Luqman Abdul-Haqq), music producer, composer, songwriter.

Other business leaders representing a wide spectrum of businesses came out to support education. Some of those present included Karriem Beyah, developer; Don "Ducky" Birts; Rafiq Diya al-Fareed, Unique Food Group; S. El-Mekki, Mastery Charter School; Dr. Stephen Jones, author and publisher; Chef Ken, restaurateur; Jean Kendrick, human resource recruiting manager; Bob Lott, Teamwork Productions; Murad Muhammad, boxing promoter; Wajeejah Mujahid Rashid, Organo Gold Distributor; Anthony Nero and Zakiyyah Shaheed, travel consultants; Becca NuMani, New Africa National Archive Project; Maidah Sabir, Nathanial Sabir Memorial Scholarship Foundation; Ahmad Shuib, financial consultant; and Deborah Uqdah, certified event planner. The new facility will be the home of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Universal Muslim Business Association..."

http://iwdmcommunity.com/masjidullah-of-philadelphia-purchases-million-dollar-multipurpose-complex/

MIM: The Universal Muslim Business Association is located on the premises of Masjid Masjidullah.

Download PDF Flyer

MIM: The Islamist propagandistic nature of the event is epitomized Ali Asani, a professor and director of the Saudi funded stealth jihadist program of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies at Harvard University who wrote the following whopper which is quoted on page 2 of the pdf.

"In this ground breaking book Spellberg explores how America's founding fathers intended religious tolerance as a key American ideal not only for various Protestant groups, but also for its future Muslim citizens..."

MIM: In his article "The Real Reason Why Thomas Jefferson Owned A Quran" author Bill Federer states simply that:

"Jefferson purchased a Qu'ran to understand the enemy"

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/the-real-reason-jefferson-owned-a-quran/#!

MIM: In 2014 Spellberg received the Faith In Freedom Award from CAIR in Cleveland:

I-CAIR Faith in Freedom Award from the Council American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland, Ohio Chapter, "For promoting a better understanding of the history of religious freedom in America and for writing Muslims back into our nation's founding narrative through the extraordinary and illuminating scholarly work, Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders," May 11, 2014.

http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/faculty/profile.php?id=dams21

MIM: The extent of the stealth jihadist infilitration by Curtis Jones Jr. Is epitomized in the passing of a law which he introduced to have Philadelphia Reccognize Eid al-Fitr and Eid al- Adha.

"...The measure was introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and asks the city and the Philadelphia School District to add the holidays, decisions that will be made separately. Jones, who is a Muslim, also brought the idea to the School Reform Commission Thursday night. There, he told a crowd that Muslims feel like "second-class" citizens, Philly.com reported...."

http://www.ibtimes.com/philadelphia-muslim-lawmaker-wants-eid-holidays-officially-recognized-city-school-2276733

MIM: The Philadelphia Eid Coalition of which Curtis Jones Jr. is a member is sponsored by Hamas linked CAIR and the terror tied Muslim Student Association.

"...CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial, and a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates.

According to The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), the Muslim Student Association is "the most visible and influential Islamic student organization in North America."..."

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/19/cair-sponsored-philadelphia-coalition-pushes-for-2-official-city-wide-muslim-holidays/

City Announces Intention To Officially Recognize Islamic Holidays

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2016
Published By: Office of the Mayor
Contact: Ajeenah Amir, (215)686-6210, Ajeenah.Amir@phila,gov

City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School District and Philadelphia EID Coalition Announce Intention to Officially Recognize Islamic Holidays in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Today, Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., and the Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite announced their combined efforts in adding two Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after the month-long observance of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, celebrated at the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, to official holiday calendars for the school district. Mayor Kenney also announced the formation of the Mayor's Task Force on Cultural Inclusion. Also on hand to witness this announcement was Michael Rashid and Salima Suswell, of the Philly EID Coalition, State Representative Jason Dawkins, and State Senator-Elect Sharif Street.

"Since the start of my term as Mayor, I've been committed to working to make the city a more diverse and inclusive place for all," said Mayor Kenney. "I'm grateful to the stakeholders and leaders that stand with me today to advance inclusion in the many ways that residents practice their faith and religion."

Earlier this year, Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution calling for the city and the school district to recognize the Eid holidays. The resolution was introduced by by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Councilman Jones also led a group of parents and students to the School Reform Commission (SRC), where they advocated the Commission to follow the lead of other New York and other cities in recognizing the Eid holidays.

"William Penn established Philadelphia as a city for religious freedom," said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. "Today we continue our founder's creed by the recognition of the EIDs for our Islamic community."

In order to allow students and staff to celebrate the EIDs during the 2016-2017 calendar year, the Philadelphia School District will inform students, parents and staff about the current excused absences policy for students wishing to participate in the EID celebrations. For the 2017-2018 school year, and every subsequent year, the PSD will present the EID holiday dates to the SRC for a vote to include within annual holiday calendars. The PSD will also engage the respective labor unions in order to adhere to contractual obligations and facilitate logistical assistance.

"I'm honored and proud to announce that the School District fully intends to honor the EID celebrations for the many Muslim students and staff that celebrate these holidays," said Superintendent Hite.

A key leader in the effort to establish the EIDs as official holidays is the Philadelphia EID Coalition, comprised of business, government, political and civic leaders that joined together in 2015 to support the recognition of the two Eids on the official holiday observance calendars of the City and School District of Philadelphia.

"The announcement today is a major victory for fairness and cultural inclusion in Philadelphia," said Michael Rashid, founder of the Philly EID coalition. "The announcement also demonstrates the power of alliances. I applaud Mayor Kenney and Superintendent Hite on working with us to get this done today."

The Mayor's Task Force on Cultural Inclusion is a group comprised of various city agencies, including the Departments of Labor, Commerce and Human Resources, as well as the municipal courts system, the District Attorney's Office, and the School District, among others. The task force will study and produce recommendations regarding the expansion of religious observance days, the education of city management and employees to the religious sensitivities of their coworkers, how the courts and judicial system can better acknowledge religious days, and ways best disseminate information on religious holidays to the public including local businesses and employers. The Task Force will be administered under the Mayor's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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https://alpha.phila.gov/press-releases/mayor/city-announces-intention-to-officially-recognize-islamic-holidays/

MIM: On June 23rd 2016 Curtis Jones Jr. hosted an Iftar event which took place in City Hall in the presence of Mayor Jim Kenney and other government officials.

"The 4th Annual City Hall Iftar, hosted by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and Ryan N. Boyer will be held on June 23, 2016 in the Mayor's Reception Hall at City Hall. The City Hall Iftar is a grand annual affair attended by the Mayor, City Council, Imams and Islamic Leaders, Community Leaders, Business Leaders, and more.

This year we are raising funds to benefit three local charities who are committed to:

1) Continue the campaign to have the two Islamic Holidays recognized by the City and Public School District;

2) Provide toys to Muslim children at Eid Al-Fitr celebrations

3) Aid the condition of hunger and homelessness in the City of Philadelphia.

Please send an email to phillycityhalliftar@gmail.com and/or call 215-430-2441 for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information."

MIM: The United Muslim Masjid which was founded and is funded by Kenny Gamble aka Luqman Abdul Haqq was a major sponsor of the City Hall Iftar event.

"We thank United Muslim Masjid for their Silver Level sponsorship and support on the 4th annual City Hall Iftar Dinner.

United Muslim Masjid is an organization that is dedicated to the full implementation of the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Their vision is to establish an enlightened Muslim community. Please visit their website http://www.ummonline.org/

- We look forward to having you at the 4th annual City Hall Dinner!"

MIM: The stealth Islamist infilitration at the highest levels of American government is highlighted by Raheemah Abdulaleem a senior associate general counsel to Obama who is also the President of the Islamist organization KARAMAH. http://karamah.org/board-of-directors/raheemah-abdulaleem-esq

KARAMAH (Muslim Woman Lawyers For Human Rights) propagates theinsidious lie that there is gender equality in Islam.

"KARAMAH's primary mission is to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about the just, gender equitable foundation of Islam." http://karamah.org/about/vision-and-mission

KARAMAH's founder and executive director is Azizah Al-Hibri who is an Islamist historical revisionist who:

  • Says that Islam is fully compatible with women's rights, human rights, and democracy
  • Contends that when America's founding fathers sought to establish freedom of religion, they likely drew their inspiration from Islam
  • Served on the advisory board of the American Muslim Council during the 1990s
  • Condemned the Western press for "sensationalizing" Taliban atrocities in order to "attack Islam" in early 2001
  • States that Islamic Law "is deeper and better than Western codes of law"
  • Was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in 2011

"Al-Hibri has written and lectured extensively on Islam's compatibility with women's rights, human rights, and democracy. Further, she contends that when America's founding fathers (most notably Thomas Jefferson, who owned a copy of the Qur'an, and James Madison) sought to establish freedom of religion, they likely drew their inspiration from "the Islamic model of 1500 years ago"—specifically, "a Qur'anic revelation which says there shall be no coercion in religion." http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2566

Obama Official Addresses City Hall Iftar Dinner

Raheemah Abdulaleem, a born-and-bred Philadelphian and senior associate general counsel in the executive office of President Barack Obama, keynoted the Iftar Dinner at City Hall last Thursday evening.

Hosted by Laborers' District Counsel Business Mgr. Ryan Boyer and City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the dinner in the Mayor's meeting room marked the end of Ramadan for members of the Philadelphia Muslim community.

Joining Abdulaleem was Mayor Jim Kenney, who indicated a milestone was set with the establishment of Eid as public-school holidays, credited, he said, to the efforts of Councilman Jones, labor leader Boyer and other leaders of the Muslim community.

He noted, "This city's Muslim community has played an important role in the diverse culture of our city and has been an important force behind many political, religious and cultural initiatives."

Earlier in the week, the Iftar Dinner Planning Committee partnered with the United Ummah of Philadelphia to provide meals to over 300 of the city's homeless in keeping with the Ramadan tradition of performing an act of charity before the Iftar dinner.

http://www.phillyrecord.com/2016/06/obama-official-addresses-city-hall-iftar-dinner/

MIM: For more on the so called 'Jefferson Koran' see "Congressman Ellison And Jefferson's Koran" by Islam expert Dr. Stephen M. Kirby.

Excerpt:

"...There had been much excitement over Congressman Ellison using Jefferson's Koran for his ceremonial swearing-in. Jefferson's Koran had been declared an official Koran by Ellison and President Obama. Yet this translation of the Koran had been done by a non-Muslim who not only considered Islam to be a manmade religion "that it owed its progress and establishment almost entirely to the sword," but who also considered Muhammad to be a charlatan, and the Koran itself to be false and a forgery...".

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/255250/congressman-ellison-and-jeffersons-koran-dr-stephen-m-kirby

MIM: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney with CAIR Philly President Osama Al Qasem And Executive Director Jacob Bender at the June 23 Iftar held at City Hall and hosted by City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr..

7:30 PM Mayor Kenney to Join Philadelphia Muslim Community for 4th Annual City Hall Iftar Dinner
The Mayor will join Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., Councilwoman Cherrelle Parker, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Council President Darrell Clarke and other members of Philadelphia's Muslim Community at this traditional communal meal that breaks the Ramadan fast each day at sunset.
Where: Mayor's Reception Room, City Hall Room 202, Philadelphia, PA.

https://alpha.phila.gov/press-releases/mayor/mayor-kenney-thursday-public-schedule-june-23-2016/

MIM: Below is the bio and job description of Curtis Jones Jr.'s wife Jazelle who works in the Mayor's office.

Jazelle Jones, Member
Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations for Special Events, City of Philadelphia

Jazelle has held the positions of Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations since 2005. She is responsible for the oversight, coordination and execution of City services for the hundreds of parades, festivals, concerts, athletic events, fundraisers, signature events, and major motion picture film productions held each year in Philadelphia. Ms. Jones currently serves on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee and is the City's primary representative and liaison for the 2015 World Meeting of Families Conference and Papal visit.

Jazelle was originally appointed by the Mayor in November of 2001 as the Director of Planning for the Mayor's Office of Community Services, the City's Anti-Poverty Agency. Prior to joining the City of Philadelphia, Ms. Jones has held numerous managerial positions in the private sector. She is the recipient of the Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence, the American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, the Mayor's MVP Award, and the NAACP National Voter Fund Award. She and her husband, 4th District Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. have four children and live in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia.

http://www.mayorsfundphila.org/about/who-we-are/

1/4/17 Update

MIM: CAIR operative Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. introduced a bogus resolution aimed at "protection of Muslim communities" from non existent threats.

"URGING PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES- AND ALL OTHER THREATENED COMMUNITIES- FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE."

PURPOSE:

On December 8, 2016 Councilwoman Helen Gym and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., introduced a resolution before City council which seeks to uphold the City of Philadelphia's support for and protection of Muslim communities, condemning violence and hate speech targeted towards Muslims.

On January 15th, out Town Hall Meeting will focus upon the need for this resolution and also provide the community with the opportunity to discuss the impact of the recent election results, and how we all must contribute to civi engagement and play a vital role promoting social justice in our communites.

Invited Speakers:

Imam Muhammad Abdul Aleem
Councilman Helen Gym
Councilwoman Cherelle Parker
Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philadelphia
Kameelah Mu'min Rashad
Omar Sabir
Movita Johnson-Harreell
State Representative (Minister) Joanna McClinton
Human Relations Commissioner

Invited Panelist

Councilman Curtis Jones ,Jr.
Senator Sharif Street
State Representative Jason Dawkins
Rahim Islam

*Panel Discussion Moderated by Aliya Z. Khabir of AZK Communications, LLC.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EVENT PLEASE CALL (215) 430-2441 OR EMAIL SALIMAatEVOLVESOLUTIONSONLINE.COM

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MIM: Robert Silverman head of the AJC's Muslim Jewish Advisory Council aka 'Jews For Jihad' met with CAIR's Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. in Philadelphia.

Robert Silverman @silverrj99

Proud to meet Curtis Jones, Jr., Philadelphia Councilman and strong leader of the city's Muslim community. 8:46 AM - 26 May 2016

See: "Jews For Jihad Revisited: Robert Silverman And The American Jewish Committee's Partnership With Radical Islamists" http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/7454

CAIR Executive Director Jacob Bender To Offer Testimony In Support Of Curtis Jones Jr.'s Islamist Resolution At City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ####

(PHILADELPHIA PA, 01/24/17) — On Thursday, January 26, at Philadelphia City Hall, Jacob Bender, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) will offer testimony at the Philadelphia City Council, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in support of the adoption of Resolution No. 161119, submitted last December 8th by Councilmember Helen Gym.

WHAT: CAIR-Philadelphia to Offer Testimony at City Council Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 10:00 am
WHERE: Philadelphia City Hall, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia
CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director, Jacob Bender 267-515-6711,jbender@cair.com

Resolution No. 161119, which is co-sponsored by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., seeks to affirm the City's support and protection of Muslim communities. Responding to an alarming increase in anti-Muslim violence and hate speech in the wake of the November election, the resolution calls for Philadelphians to stand in solidarity with Muslims and all targets of xenophobia, racism, and bigotry.

"We are affirming Philadelphia's commitment to the United States as a pluralistic democracy in which all people have a right to freedom and dignity," said Gym of the resolution. "We will not be deterred by those who seek to frighten and attack our friends and neighbors and undermine the fundamental values our nation."

"The Muslim community, both immigrant and American-born, will not be silent in the face of government or vigilante harassment, intimidation, or violent attacks," said Jacob Bender. "By adopting Resolution No. 161119, Philadelphia will be living up to its heritage as the birthplace of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights."

If the resolution is passed, Philadelphia will join over 30 cities and counties across the country that have taken a public stand to support American Muslims against the widespread anti-Muslim bigotry that was at the center of the fear-mongering election campaign of American's new President.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director, jbender@cair.com, 267-515-6711

http://pa.cair.com/pressrelease/testimony-res-161119/

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