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    Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptians to Picket Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

    Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptians to Picket Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

    Posted on November 27, 2013 by Pamela Geller

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    According to an internal, captured document entered into evidence in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial in Texas, the stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US is “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
    And now they’re coming to the Thanksgiving Day Parade to picket on behalf of the Brotherhood regime in Egypt that the free people of Egypt threw out. This is the world Obama has given us.
    Yeah, ruin Thanksgiving for us – a delicious, completely American non-dominational holiday celebrating our good fortune to live in this country. Of course Islamic supremacists intend to crap all over it. It’s what they do.
    Pro-Morsi Egyptians to Picket Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, November 26, 2013

    A group of Egyptians sympathetic to former President Mohmamed Morsi are gearing up to stage a demonstration along the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route in New York City, according to organizers.
    Several hundred activists are expected to show up to the march, which is being called “Rabaa on Thanksgiving in Manhattan.”
    The name is a reference to Egypt’s Rabaa Square, where backers of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood gathered to protest the coup until being violently disbursed by the military in August.
    The demonstration “for free Egyptians during the parade of Thanksgiving in Manhattan” will commence on Thursday morning along the parade route at 56th Street and Sixth Avenue, according to an event flier being shared on Facebook and elsewhere.

    The flier features a black, four-fingered hand on a yellow background superimposed across Thanksgiving Day floats and a large inflatable turkey. The hand has become the well-known symbol of the pro-Morsi protestors banned from Rabaa Square.
    The Thanksgiving demonstration is being organized by the Free Egyptian Americans (FEA) and Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR), a group sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.
    A top leader of EADHR Hany Saqr has been quoted in the Arabic press recently as a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader in the United States. EADHR co-founder Akram Elzand also has ties to group sympathetic to the Brotherhood.
    Sherif Ahmed, an Egyptian activist and FEA march organizer, said the demonstrators are outraged by what they say are violent crimes and atrocities carried out by the Egyptian military since Morsi was deposed.
    “We thought Thanksgiving Day would be appropriate context to bring awareness to the dire situation of the Egyptian people,” Ahmed told the Washington Free Beacon.
    We are trying to rally for the cause of human rights and democracy in Egypt in light of the recent coup that took place,” according to Ahmed, who said he was personally critical of Morsi’s rule. “It’s a very violent, bloody military coup.”
    Ahmed praised the popular revolution that swept Morsi into power and explained that activists have been holding similar rallies across the Eastern seaboard in recent weeks to bring attention to the “very bad situation” in Egypt.
    Bloody clashes between Muslim Brotherhood-aligned protestors and the Egyptian military have carried on for months, killing many across the country.
    Demonstrators in New York City say they will join together in yellow shirts, the color associated with pro-Morsi protestors in Rabaa Square.
    Ahmed insisted that not all of the demonstrators are supporters of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Many, in fact, were critical of Morsi, he said.
    “We’re a diverse group, many different backgrounds,” and not of one single opinion, he said. “Some of them are supporters of the president and party where he comes from. But there’s a lot of people who are not.”
    “What we agree on was the way he was deposed and the way the military took over … We support the idea of an elected president,” Ahmed said. “We’re anti-coup period. We don’t want the military to come back, simple as that.”
    Ahmed said that “if there’s a picture of the president [Morsi displayed at the rally], it’s the idea of an elected president” that demonstrators are backing.
    “If the military conducted a public referendum” on Morsi’s presidency, “it would have been something many of us would have been interesting in seeing.”
    Asked why activists chose Thanksgiving Day to hold their demonstration, Ahmed said that they “aspire to leverage the media coverage” to push the issue of democracy in Egypt.
    “Our concern, unfortunately, hasn’t received a lot of support from the [Obama] administration,” he said.
    For Ahmed, the rally is personal.
    Many of his friends and family have been seized by the Egyptian military, he said.
    “Many of my friends, people that I grew up with, many of my fellow members in the organization” have had relatives detained by the military, he said. “For people [in Egypt] to express any sort of opinion, they’re subject to physical harm, extreme physical harm.”
    Some said it is inappropriate for the Egyptian activists to demonstrate during one of America’s biggest holidays.
    Pamela Geller is the Editor of Atlas Shrugs.

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    If they want the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt they should go back to Egypt and let them know there. By protesting for the radical brotherhood every one of them exposes themselves to be islamists and in sympathy with the people that have declared WAR on this country. I am fed up with every little group that wants something demonstrating in the streets with the intent of disrupting NORMAL American culture.JMO

    Muslims in ‘second largest group of illegal immigrants’ in New York

    Posted on July 23, 2013 by ADMIN7 Comments

    The audacity of it: Illegal and breaking the law in the U.S. yet muslims continue to whine and complain, demanding ‘rights’! Are the authorities waking up to the statement in this article that muslims make up the SECOND LARGEST illegal immigration group in New York? South Asians basically means muslim with small exceptions (Southern Asia comprises the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

    How many more illegal muslims are there across the rest of the country? If every 4-5 person you come across in New York is illegal, like the article states, it’s a hell of a lot of law-breakers who should be deported, not rewarded. For every illegal given residency, you import at least 3-4 additional family members. So if the U.S. has 11 million known illegals, they would be importing over 30 million people. Fact is that the U.S. probably has 10x more illegals than anyone wants to admit. If half of New York’s population is illegal it would comprise of over 9 million people. Certainly the calculation of 11 million nationwide is a serious underestimate.

    The current official U.S. population stand at 316 million. 89 million are not in the labour force. The country has approximately 200 million people who don’t contribute any tax revenues. And that’s only he official numbers! Add the illegals on top of that. Unfortunately, laws force hospitals and schools to give free healthcare and education to illegals. That’s a lot of money to spend on people who contribute nothing to the nation’s revenues.

    What the U.S. should do is permit these illegals a pardon to avoid prison before deportation by paying a penalty of $3,500 each. If they don’t pay the penalty, remove them anyways with a sentence to be carried out in their own country-of-origin, – who should also cover costs and penalties for permitting their citizens to leave the country undocumented with intent of being illegal in another country. That’s the way to deal with huge expenses on illegals. The Obama administration wants to reward them for committing crimes and give them permanent residency. It has no financial benefits for decades of lost revenues, immigration and legal costs, and only encourage huge mass immigration through illegal means.

    Time to wisen up!
    New York’s undocumented workers join forces against mistreatment

    Miserable labour conditions are encouraging migrants, especially from south Asia, to assert their rights and reclaim unpaid wages
    Silvia Romanelli for IPS, part of the Guardian development network, Tuesday 23 July 2013

    Kazi Fouzia in the street where she had an accident in 2010. The only treatment she received was painkillers as she was undocumented at the time. Photograph: Silvia Romanelli/IPS
    Ataur was 18 when he left Bangladesh and arrived in the US in 1991 as an undocumented migrant. He took two jobs at the same time, earning about $35 a day.
    Vincent was smuggled into the US from China in 2001; his working conditions were even worse. He was employed in several Chinese restaurants, for 60-70 hours a week, six days a week, for about $300 a month, an average of $1 an hour.
    “In New York, if you go in the street … if you ask 10 people, I’m sure at least five or six are undocumented,” Vincent told IPS. Both asked that only their first names be used.
    The US is home to more than 11 million undocumented workers, and there are an estimated 2 million migrants working in New York. They are taxi drivers, domestic workers, restaurant, retail and construction staff. They are paid far less than the city’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, and they are often mistreated by their employers.
    Their lives may undergo major changes if the US House of Representatives approves an immigration bill, passed by the Senate last month, which offers a 13-year path to citizenship for undocumented migrants, but also reinforces border security and enables businesses to check workers’ social security numbers, under the E-verify programme.
    The programme would make “every single undocumented person one click away from being notified or deported”, according to Monami Maulik, executive director of Desis Rising Up and Moving (Drum), an organisation of low-wage south Asian immigrants in Jackson Heights, Queens, which has 2,000 members.
    “Our members … and many others in immigrant communities are really disappointed with this legislation. It’s turning out to be more and more repressive, harsher measures,” she said. “So we are following it very closely.”
    After Latinos, she added, south Asians are among the second-largest undocumented population in New York.
    Stolen wages, mental pressure and fear
    According to Vincent, employers tend to say: I hire you even if you’re illegal, so you should say ‘thank you’, no matter how much I pay you.
    Because there are so many undocumented migrants ready to work for extremely low wages, other needy workers are pressured to accept the same conditions, no matter what their immigration status and nationality are. Ataur’s sister, Amana, arrived legally in the US, but was paid less than the minimum wage for eight years.
    Mental pressure at the workplace is huge. “When you’re late, they fire you. When you’re sick, they fire you … When you complain [about] anything, they can fire you,” said Vincent.
    Maulik said employers often do not pay workers for a week or months at a time. “There has been a case of a year at a time. They’ll do things like hold people’s passports, threaten to call immigration if they ask for the wages that they earned,” she added.
    In 2009, Drum launched monthly rights clinics to help migrant workers reclaim unpaid wages and raise awareness of their rights.
    In a phone interview, Sayma Khun, a Bangladeshi national, described how she managed to recover, with the help of Drum, $5,000 of unpaid wages.
    In 2008, Vincent, with 35 colleagues, filed a lawsuit against their employer, in this case with the help of the Chinatown-based Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA). But as soon as the lawsuit was filed, the restaurant was shut down. It reopened later in a different location under a new name, a strategy widely used by some employers to avoid lawsuits, according to Vincent.
    Maulik said: “By federal law this is not supposed to happen. Even undocumented workers are protected under US labour laws around minimum wage.”
    In order to launch a neighbourhood-wide investigation into workers’ rights, the department of labour needs a certain number of individual complaints. But workers often refrain from complaining because they fear employers’ retaliation and deportation.
    The husband of Nadera Kashem, a Bangladeshi Drum member, is at risk of being deported after he was caught during a police raid last year at the perfume shop he worked in. Because he was undocumented, he was sent to an immigration detention centre. He has been there for 17 months.
    “The employer is supposed to be punished [in such cases], but it always means the worker is punished,” said Maulik.
    At the local level, immigration is being enforced by police officers, often accused by migrants’ rights organisations of profiling and discrimination. “The biggest fear an undocumented person has is the local police officer, because that’s the person who’s going to stop you, ask you for identification, possibly deport you,” Maulik said.
    In June, the New York City council passed two bills of the Community Safety Act establishing accountability mechanisms for the New York police department (NYPD) and allowing citizens to file claims against NYPD’s misbehaviour.
    Finding the courage to speak up
    “We see no future, why are we still working like slaves? So that’s why I organised my co-workers, we wanted to improve the working conditions, and not just for ourselves,” Vincent told IPS. Before joining CSWA, he said, he did not even know that there was a minimum wage or what overtime meant.
    “Organising protects you, never puts you in trouble,” is what Kazi Fouzia, a Bangladeshi community organiser who joined Drum in 2010, tells other migrant workers to encourage them to speak up.
    Fouzia used to work in a sari shop in Jackson Heights. Her employer, who owned three stores, asked her to collect clothes from another shop across the street. While she was crossing, she was hit by a car and thrown 13ft.
    Fouzia’s employer did not allow her to call the emergency services because she was undocumented. She had multiple fractures in her shoulder, but she did not have insurance so the only medical care she received was painkillers. The next day she discovered she had been fired.
    This is not only a personal story, she told IPS, “this is every undocumented worker’s story, every one”.

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