Friday, June 18, 2010

Staten Island priest withdraws support for convent sale to MAS

convent/SI Advance photo
Fr. Keith Fennesy, pastor of St. Margaret Mary Church of Midland Beach, Staten Island recently withdrew support for the sale of the church’s empty convent to the radical Muslim group, MAS.
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SI ADVANCE UPDATE>>> MAS responds to the pastor's withdrawal of support:

photo of Mahdi Bray, executive director of MAS

The MAS response is dated today and bears a Washington dateline.

The text reads as follows:

"In reference to Rev. Keith Fennessy's letter withdrawing his support for the mosque purchase sale in Staten Island, N.Y., we feel strongly that much of what is taking place now is being driven by fear and hysteria, with some of it being stirred up by professional groups that have a history of being prejudiced against Muslims.

We are American citizens and we love our country. We do not operate as an extension of any non-American religious or political organization. What have we done wrong to cause anyone to deny us the right to build a house of worship?

Nevertheless, we believe in the good will of the Catholic community leaders, and that ultimately they will do the right thing and allow this sale to be completed. We know that the Catholic community in the past has endured some of the same prejudice and fear mongering that we, as Muslims, are now facing.

What should we tell our children? That as Muslims we are second class citizens without religious and civil rights? Or that the 1st and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution become void merely because you are an American Muslim?

We firmly believe that the majority of Catholics in this great nation of ours does not share the view that people should be denied their religious and constitutional rights to build a house of worship simply because their faith tradition is different from the tradition of many of their neighbors.

The call to resist prejudice and bigotry is both a moral and a spiritual imperative shared by all faiths within the Abrahamic tradition. Sometimes it is difficult to face the hysteria of prejudice, yet this is exactly what all people of faith are called to do. And, despite this letter, we remain optimistic that our intention to build a place of worship in this community in Staten Island will be successful.

We believe this, because we believe that the goodness and decency of the American people will ultimately triumph over religious prejudice and fear."

[end of MAS response]

Hopefully, the decent American people will not accept a group that embraces hate & terror, the rejection of MAS is not about religion but a rejection of hate.

If Muslims wish to hide behind religion for protection, while they join groups such as MAS to usurp our constitution shame on them; hopefully the decent American people will not be useful idiots for such nefarious ideology and organizations.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Staten Island priest quits parish after selling empty convent to radical Muslim group

St. Margaret Mary RC Church, Staten Island, NY
St. Margaret Mary RC Church, Staten Island, NY
St. Margaret Mary RC Church

Keith Fennessy, pastor of St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church in Midland Beach, Staten Island, sold the empty former convent to the Muslim American Society (MAS) under controversial circumstances and recently quit his post as parish priest.

In last week’s church bulletin the pastor wrote, “For the good of the parish, I have asked that a new pastor be appointed as of July 1st.” Keith Fennessy also mentioned that his 98-year-old mother’s health has been declining and he wants to spend more time with her.

The Staten Island Advance and the Archdiocese refuse to report about the information linking MAS and its executive director Mahdi Bray to radical and nefarious associations. The Archdiocese of New York is on record defending the sale of the property to MAS.

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Wiki photo: Mahdi Bray executive director of MAS at anti-war protest

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Cordoba Initiative mosque near Ground Zero

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Activists Disguised as Humanitarians Attack Israeli Commandos

Photo: the Mavi Marmara/wiki commons

The global community condemned Israel's response to a flotilla disguised as delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

On May 31, 2010 as most Americans were celebrating Memorial Day in honor of the sacrifice the American military has paid in defense of America's homeland and Freedom, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stopped the Gaza Flotilla that was attempting to break a naval blockade to enter the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip.

Pro-Palestine activists working for a range of radical groups, such as Free Gaza and the IHH were part of a convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla.

Five ships of the flotilla were boarded without resistance, but alleged peace-activists onboard the sixth and largest ship named the Mavi Marmara attacked Israeli commandos.

Israeli naval commandos rappelled from helicopters onto the Mavi Marmara after the flotilla refused to dock in the Ashdod Port and refused to allow Israel to inspect and distribute the humanitarian aid.

Activists aboard the Mavi Marmara, flying the Turkish flag and part of the IHH, attacked the rappelling commandos with knives, metal clubs and physically threw one soldier overboard.

Photo: activists beat IDF soldiers with Iron Pipes/wiki commons

Click here for video of activist stabbing IDF soldier in the back.

Activists also strong armed pistols from a pair of commandos and shot two of them, one in the knee and another in the stomach.

Approximately 40 people on the upper deck of the ship with no identification, wearing bullet proof vests and using weapons against the IDF soldiers are considered to be mercenaries of the al-Qaeda terror organization.

Israeli commandos originally boarded the ship with paintball rifles. The non-lethal air devices are utilized for crowd control. The Israeli commandos were not adequately prepared for the response by the activists.

As reported by Reuters, analyst for Israel's Channel 10 television noted that video footage appears to show marines thwarted an attempt to tie the rappelling ropes to the deck, a major threat to the hovering helicopter.

Perhaps, Israeli intelligence trusted more than they verified.

The order for proper self defense came in and Israeli commandos resorted to live fire killing at least nine combatants aboard the Mavi Marmara.

Activists were prepared for confrontation and chanted battle cries invoking the killing and defeat of Jews, even if it resulted in martyrdom and this was before they embarked.

The flotilla refused to stop upon naval orders and refused to allow Israel to distribute the humanitarian aid, telling the Israeli Navy "negative, negative our destination is Gaza."

Apparently the activists were hell bent on arriving at their destination, be it Gaza or martyrdom, it was their will to be done.

Keep in mind objective readers, that Israel coordinates approximately 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid per week into Gaza, which is more than the entire flotilla load.

Israel also provides 70-percent of all electricity into the Gaza Strip; this true humanitarian aid is provided by Israel despite that by January 2009, over 8,600 rockets were fired into civilian targets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli cities.

While the global community condemns Israel for defending themselves and protecting their right to survive, ask yourselves what should your nation do if a flotilla armed with supporters of your enemies refused to heed the legal warnings from your military and attacked your soldiers?

Legitimate humanitarians across the globe should be incensed at the Gaza flotilla.

Supporters of Israel's enemies dressed up as "peace activists" and attempted to break a legal blockade, a blockade in place for the defense of their homeland; should Israel or the world be that easily fooled?

Activists of the Gaza flotilla disguised as humanitarians attacked Israeli commandos and the international community decries Israel's response.

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