Just what the New York City Council needs: A Palestinian Muslim who is linked to terror group Hamas via his leadership position at CAIR; is an outspoken advocate of the widely-opposed Ground Zero Victory Mosque; as well as a Muslim extremist apologist who condemned Congressman Peter King’s hearings on radicalization in the Muslim community.
NY Daily News Zead Ramadan, has formally announced his plans to run for the City Council seat being vacated by Councilman Robert Jackson, who plans to run for Manhattan Borough President. Ramadan says he would be the Council’s first-ever Arab Muslim member. Ramadan, a Palestinian born in Kuwait, immigrated to Washington Heights in upper Manhattan with his family, including seven siblings.
Ramadan, who runs the X Cafe at the Shabazz Center is the president of the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood proxy CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations, and he’s the founding chairman of the board of directors of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.
Zead Ramadan of CAIR slanders Robert Spencer, and inadvertently reveals where to find the truth about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero.
Jihad Watch You know you must be on the right track when Hamas-linked CAIR is frantically trying to keep people from reading what you say. But in doing so, they just show people where they can find the truth. Zead Ramadan, the top dog of the New York chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR, said this to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC:
RAMADAN: “No, these are pathetic excuses for the hatred and the fearmongering that’s been, you know, spewed over the area, you got to stop the Islamization of America with Robert Spencer , who’s basically our modern day Jim Jones . And he’s poisoning people over the Internet . And, unfortunately, these people who think they’re on his side, he’s throwing him under the bus. And they’re making these ridiculous comments and they’re going out there and they’re attacking Muslims.”
Spencer writes: It’s a funny thing: Islamic jihadists, avowed Islamic jihadists operating explicitly in the name of Islam and jihad, took down the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. But CAIR’s line is that Islam and Muslims had nothing to do with 9/11, and anyone who suggests otherwise is an Islamophobic racist bigot. Yet CAIR ops like Zead Ramadan have no compunction about tarring me with responsibility for incidents I had nothing to do with, while pointing out the very real connection between Islam and Muslims and 9/11 is “hateful.”
So, who is more like Jim Jones, a mass-murdering cult leader? Me, or Zead Ramadan of Hamas-linked CAIR? CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
People are angry at Muslims and suspicious of them because of the thousands of jihad attacks that have taken place around the world since 9/11? Not to mention the arrogance and dishonesty of “peaceful” Islamic spokesmen like Zead Ramadan himself. And so many others.
Zead Ramadan on Iranian TV claims “Comments being made against Muslims are very eerily echoing the comments that were made against Jews by Nazis.”
Jihad Watch Following are excerpts from an interview with Zead Ramadan, President of CAIR-NY, which aired on Press TV on May 13, 2012.
“I think that the United States and Americans need to realize that we have extremist elements in America, who are not Muslim, and who believe that America should only be one color, one way of living…”
“Whenever you think that America, the “land of the free,” is going to grow up and go beyond it [bigotry], more intolerant, extremist voices come out. And the easiest target has been the Muslim people.”
“In Nazi Germany, they targeted the minority, the Jewish minority, and unfortunately, it went from only philosophy, to rhetoric, to action. That is not where we want to go in America.”
In mischaracterizing the positions of anti-Sharia forces, Ramadan is trying to demonize resistance to jihad and Islamic supremacism, and deflect attention away from the real agenda of the counter-jihad movement, which is to defend freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for all people before the law.
Ramadan is doing the same thing with his comparison of counter-jihad rhetoric to Nazi rhetoric about the Jews. Yes, we all recall the Jewish suicide bombers of that period, as we recall the Jewish yells for holy war, the Jewish demands for the veiling of women and the stoning of homosexuals, and the Jewish burning of newspapers that published cartoons they did not like.”
Ramadan’s aim is to intimidate his hearers into thinking that criticism of Islamic supremacism leads to the gas chambers, and thus there must be no criticism of Islamic supremacism. The key difference is not only that Muslim leaders worldwide have made their intention to conquer and subjugate non-Muslims very clear, in a way that Jews never did in the run-up to the Holocaust.
This is a movement in defense of freedom and equality of rights before the law. Ramadan is lying about the alleged similarity of counter-jihad rhetoric to Nazi rhetoric about the Jews, which in reality was frankly and openly exterminationist from the beginning, while counter-jihadists have never advocated anything but the ideals enshrined in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and have explicitly denounced violence and vigilantism.
But Zead Ramadan wants to advance his repressive and authoritarian model for society, and in order to do so he has to smear those who are resisting the imposition of that societal model. And on a TV network controlled by the Iranian mullahs, no less.