Muslims Anti-American? Really?

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    Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

    1. A Bay Ridge [Brooklyn, New York] man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Agron Hasbajrami, 27, was charged with sending more than $1,000 to an extremist in Pakistan — but the arrest also included a measure of vindication for the long-smeared Bay Ridge Islamic community.

    2. ...he was having a difficult time collecting money from Bay Ridge Muslims once he told them that the funds were for jihad.

    3. ...local leaders pointed with pride at his lack of success at generating cash for Islamic extremism.

    4. “This is the first time that [anyone] ever admitted anything good about us,” said Zein Rimawi, a board member of Arab Muslim American Federation. “It’s very difficult to raise money here for something like that.”

    5. Another local Arab leader, Linda Sarsour, said that it’s time for her outsiders to stop smearing her community as anti-American. “Muslims are involved in every part of the community — from the community board to the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District,” said Sarsour, who heads the Arab-American Association of New York. “We do not have terror cells in the community.”

    6. Hasbajrami pleaded not guilty ...At some point, he told his contact that he wanted to travel to Pakistan to “marry with the girls in paradise” — jihadist code for dying as a martyr — and promised to bring money to help the cause. Later, though, he claimed it was difficult to raise cash in Brooklyn because fellow Muslims became apprehensive when they “hear it is for jihad.”
    Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims • Brooklyn Daily


    Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 million residents...
    Bay Ridge: An influx of Muslim immigrants since the 1990s has given rise to a robust Muslim community in Bay Ridge. This once largely Irish neighborhood now has mosques, halal butcher shops, halal restaurants, and Muslim educational institutions. The Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, which holds classes, religious observances and community forums, is located in Bay Ridge.
    Muslim Communities in Brooklyn


    ...Brooklyn has the most Muslim population
    the most are around bayridge, Brooklyn . Wich is around 5th avenue! Thats it but there are a lot more Muslims spread out all over Brooklyn but the largest concentration of Muslims I would say bayridge .
    Which area in New York City has the largest Muslim Population? - Yahoo! Answers
     
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    I don't think terror groups have had that much success raising money amongst US Muslims, most of their cash comes from overseas mainly the Gulf Arab countries.
     
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    In so many ways America is the 'new Babylon,' and capable of being all things to all people....
    ...our culture is seductive, and even those who may come here with...'alternative' ideas...are often changed for the better.

    Often, those of us who weren't so fortunate as to have been born here see it mere clearly than those not so....and somewhat jaded.
     
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    No Surprise.
     

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