Last month with Easter and Passover, de Blasio came out and told Churches and Synagogues:
“If you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services, after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice, but to shut down those services,” de Blasio said Friday, according to a transcript from the news conference.
“I don’t say that with any joy. It’s the last thing I would like to do because I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faith in this time of crisis. But we do not need gatherings that will endanger people.
“No faith tradition endorses anything that endangers the members of that faith. So, the NYPD, Fire Department, Buildings Department, everyone has been instructed that if they see worship services going on, they will go to the officials of that congregation, they’ll inform them they need to stop the services and disperse.”
He went on to say if his demands were not heeded:
“If that does not happen, they will take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently,” he said.
But now we are told by this same person that has threatened to close buildings permanently that he will have the city pass out 400 free Ramadan meals.
The problem I have with this is not that they are passing out the meals, but why such a disparity of treatment from one faith to another? For some odd reason, he never said that he would pass out free meals for Jews on Passover, nor that he would hand out free Easter meals; instead, he threatened to shut down any faith that defied him, now is actively showing favorites here.
Sadly, the left and progressives like de Blasio want to share with us how evil Christianity is, the same with the terrible Zionist that practice Judaism, but if you look at these faiths, they are beheading or sentencing gay people to death, they sure aren’t slaughtering people that refuse to convert, nor are they demanding all over faiths be subservient to them. Still, Islam is doing this all over the world.
And before some of you get your hackles raised at me for saying this, why not look at the polling of American Muslims and see if this is not the case?
The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 19% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified to make Sharia the law of the land in the United States (66% disagree).
The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the “global Jihad (64% disagree).
Terrorism Research Institute Study: 51% of mosques in the U.S. have texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% have texts rated as moderately advocating violence, and 19% have no violent texts at all.
Pew Research (2013): 19% of Muslim Americans believe suicide bombings in defense of Islam are at least partially justified (the global average is 28% in countries surveyed).
I can fill pages of this, and as you can see, the numbers are by no means a majority, but here lies the problem. If you go to polling on American Christians or Jews and ask if violence is justified to force Christian tenants on all Americans, I am willing to bet the number would be less then 1%. Those people are idiots that no one in either faith supports.
Neither would you find them saying that forcing Christianity is justified in the name of its faith to wipe out Muslims or any other religion, nor do they have or support messages that teach this type of violence?
Are there in both faiths some that do this? Of course, there are, but the majority overwhelmingly rejects them, yet this is not the case within Islam.
So the question has to be asked, “Why does the progressive left spend so much energy hating and attacking Christians and Jews, yet they are silent, or have such low expectations for Muslims?” The fact that 19% of American Muslims support violence in support of Islam, this is acceptable to them.
I am for protecting all faiths, but I reject any faith that thinks it has a moral right to inflict terror on another to force their ideology on them. For some reason, the left accuses the Christians and Jews of doing this, yet ignore the very people that are the ones that practice this in much of the world.