We call for the resignation of Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne from the NYPD, for their involvement in producing and showing an anti-Muslim propaganda film, “The Third Jihad.” We demand that the City Council institute an oversight mechanism for the police department. We further call on the NYPD to retrain the officers who watched “The Third Jihad” during police training.
Initially, the NYPD denied that it screened “The Third Jihad” but later said it was shown a few times to a handful of officers. However, police documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Law request now reveal that the film was shown on a continuous loop for 3 months to nearly 1500 officers. Only after the film’s producer identified for the New York Times the date on which Kelly was interviewed, did Kelly and Browne admit to participation in the film.
Taken in context of the Associated Press’s reporting about the NYPD’s extensive surveillance programs—which literally map Muslim communities, and all aspects of Muslim life in New York City—it is now clear that the NYPD’s dealings with New York’s diverse Muslim communities are based on bigotry and blanket suspicion.
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Browne lied to you, the media and the people of New York and now it’s time to hold them accountable. Uphold the integrity of the NYPD. Meet our demands!
I have no expectation the city will meet these demands. But I signed anyway and I think everyone else should too. What the city has done is just too unforgivable.
“And it was said to as-Sadiq عليه السلام: So-and-so is loyal to you, however he is too weak to disassociate (al-bara’at) from your enemies. He said: How far be it, whoever claims to love us but does not disassociate from our enemies has lied [about loving us].”—Mustatrafat as-Sara’ir
what proof do you have that ammar nakshawani was a model/playboy?
I answered this in an earlier post and do not have time right now to find the link. Unless another reader can provide it, perhaps you could simply look back a few pages on my tumblr and inshallah you will find it.
your comment on Ibn Taymiyyah shows how misguided and ignorant you are. judging from your blog, you are from the shi'a sect. I dont know why Im even surprise. A person that can insult the prophet's best friend and his favorite wife will not hesitate insulting Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah R.A
Lakum dinakum wa li ad-din. Thank you for your kind words; it means that Allah has at least allowed me to do some small thing right if I manage to elicit such scorn from a flagrant enemy of Aale Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all) like yourself.
O man, may Allah AWJ raise you with those whom you love on the day when none shall find refuge from His justice.
I agree with Shaykh Yasser al-Habib’s shi`ah views, may Allah AWJ prolong his life. Nothing the Shaykh says is any different than what you will find in the books of our greatest scholars; unfortunately most “Shi`ah” today would sooner do tabarra from the likes of Majlisi, Kulayni, Saduq and Mufid (may Allah reward them all generously) than from the idols of the Bakriyya, Abu Bakr, Umar, Ayesha and Hafsa (may Allah increase their damnation and punishment in proportion to their crimes against His Messenger and his holy family).
Furthermore, I believe that if one find’s the Shaykh’s views to be “extremist” (as opposed to, say, the manner in which he expresses them) then one either needs to educate their self more on classical Shi`i scholarship, or perhaps reconsider their religion. Because this would mean one would also find many our scholars, such as Shaykh Saduq to be “extremist,” not to mention our holy and infallible a’immah.