NYC Muslim Leaders Seek To Dispel Misconceptions

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Officials from the Islamic Leadership Council of New York were among the Muslim leaders promoting what they called a “Week of Dialogue” designed to dispel misconceptions about Islam.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

At the Masjid At-Taqwa on Bedford Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, Imam Siraj Wahhaj said men and women were invited to visit a mosque and ask lots of questions, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. There are 18 mosques in New York City and Long Island alone.

Wahaj said there were many similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

“We believe that the Torah is from God. We believe that Moses is the prophet of God. We believe that the gospel is from God,” Wahhaj said.

Wahhaj acknowledged that there were bad Muslims who were terrorists and he called Faisal Shahzad — the man sentenced to life in prison after attempting to explode a car bomb in Times Square — “a nut.”

Muslim leaders hope the week-long open house at mosques across the United States will ease concern about the proposed mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero.

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  1. Zaheer Uddin says:

    Visit nearby Mosques. All are welcome. There will be Q & A and refreshment. Thanks.

    Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York
    Islamic Leadership Council
    P.O. Box 170647, Jamaica, NY 11417

    Mosque Open House

    SCHEDULE

    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    1) Islamic Cultural Center of NY: 1711 3rd Ave. (crossing 96th Street), Manhattan;
    1 to 3:30 p.m.; Tel: 212-722-5234

    2) Interfaith Open House Celebration: 263 West 86th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024;
    Starting at 5 p.m.; Tel: 917-549-3707, 917-559-8480
    The Mosque Islamic Brotherhood, Muslim Consultative Network & ASMA are taking
    part from the Muslim community.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    1) Masjid Allahu Akbar: 133 22nd Street, Wyandanch, Long Island, NY 11798;
    6 to 8 p.m.; Tel: 631-387-3789

    2) Muslim Center of Long Island: 1514 E 3rd Ave., Bay Shore, Long Island, NY 11706
    Anti-bias Task Force meeting: 12 to 3 p.m.; Tel: 516-443-9895

    3) Aljaned Islamic Center: 984 Intervale Ave. Bronx, NY 10459; 5 to 7 p.m.;
    Tel: 718-328-4511

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    1) Muslim Center of Long Island: 1514 E 3rd Ave., Bay Shore, Long Island, NY 11706;
    1 to 3 p.m.; Tel: 631-665-9462

    2) Masjid Omar bin Abdul Aziz along with Tauhid Center & Masjid Alhamdulillah:
    88-29 161st Street, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432; 3 to 5 p.m.; Tel: 718-541-8485

    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    1) Masjid Allahu Akbar: 133 22nd Street, Wyandanch, Long Island, NY 11798; 1 to 5
    p.m.; Tel: 631-387-3789

    2) Muslim Center of New York:137-58 Geranium Ave, Flushing, Queens, NY 11355;
    Tel: 914-329-6260

    3) Islamic Mission (Masjid Dawood): 143 State Street, Brooklyn, NY; 2 to 5 p.m.;
    Tel: 917-559-8485

    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    1) Islamic Center of Long Island: 835 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, Long Island,
    NY 11590; 2 to 5 p.m.; Tel: 516-333-3495

    2) Masjid Al-Hera: 125-05 Jamaica Ave. Richmond Hill, NY 11418; 4 to 6 p.m.;
    Tel: 917-238-9744

    3) Masjid At-Taqwa: 1266 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216; 1 to 4 p.m.;
    Tel: 718-622-0800

    4) Masjid Rahmatillah: 36 Hardy Street, Staten Island, NY 10304;
    Tel: 718-727-7412

    5) Long Island Muslim Society: 475 E Meadow Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554;
    1:30 to 5 p.m.; Tel: 516-357-9060

    6) Masjid Dar al-Da’wah: 35-13 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.;
    Tel: 718-274-2474

    7) Masjid Al-Farooq: 554 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217; Tel: 718-855-9474

  2. Jp says:

    Not all Muslims count 3-2-1 and explode, but many do. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but 99% of the terrorists are Muslim. You may think I am immature or intolerant, but I have woken up to the fact that there is no peace in a religion that seeks to expand beyond its borders and tolerates murder. All throughout the Muslim world, different sects are killing each other. If they kill Americans and Jews too, then it’s a bonus for them. Muslims want peace? Maybe a piece of this and a piece of that. But peaceful? I think not. Wake up Steve.

  3. AHKMED says:

    YOU LYING MONGREL U.S. DOGS!

    ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE!

    STOP YOUR LIES OR WE WILL KILL YOU!

    KILL YOU SATAN WORSHIPPERS!

    ALLAH IS MERCIFUL!

  4. DO YOU KNOW WHAT MUHAMMAD TAUGHT? says:

    ISLAM IS POLITICAL AND MILITARY “SYSTEM.” IT IS NOT A RELIGION.

    MOSQUES ARE MILITARY CENTERS TO SPREAD THE EVIL AND BARBARIC TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD.

    TO READ WHAT MUHAMMAD TAUGHT, GOOGLE: AMERICAN THINKER SHARIA LAW

  5. Imagine That says:

    What misconception is there about the fact that: ALL MUSLIMS BELIEVE THAT MUHAMMAD WAS THE “PERFECT” EXAMPLE OF HOW A MAN SHOULD LIVE HIS LIFE.

    MUHAMMAD MARRIED AN 8 YR OLD GIRL AND CONSUMMATED THE MARRIAGE.
    COMPARE THAT TO JESUS CHRIST — SINLESS!
    MUHAMMAD WAS BROUGHT AN ADULTRESS AND THE PEOPLE ASKED WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WITH HER: MUHAMMAD SAID “BURY HER HALFWAY AND STONE HER” — WHICH IS WHAT SHARIA/ISLAM LAW IS BASED ON TODAY — MUHAMMAD’S EXAMPLE.
    COMPARE THAT TO WHAT JESUS TAUGHT WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE EXACT SAME SITUATION. “HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN, MAY CAST THE FIRST STONE!” EVERYONE WALKED AWAY. JESUS WAS THE ONLY MAN THERE WHO WAS WITHOUT SIN — AND EVEN HE DID NOT CAST A STONE AGAINST HER. HE TOLD THE ADULTRESS TO “SIN NO MORE AND GO BACK TO YOUR HUSBAND.”

    WHAT MUHAMMAD TAUGHT AND WHAT JESUS TAUGHT ARE ALMOST LINE-FOR-LINE THE EXACT OPPOSITE: THAT IS BECAUSE MUHAMMAD WAS “JUST A MAN” AND JESUS WAS “OF GOD.”!!!!!!!!

    1. Sgeo says:

      pm31: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

      Name the speaker.

  6. DanTe says:

    Just what misconceptions (BOOM!) that people (BOOM!) have on muslimes (BOOM!)?

    Could it be even air head libturds finally woke up to the fact that muslimes say nice nice things all the while they kill kill kill?

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-Slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will post that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But than conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide mu-slime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11.

  7. Steve says:

    Oh boy – here we go. All this website needs to do is mention the word “Muslim” in a news article, and it brings out the PEA-BRAINED, High school drop-outs like JP and Wazobia.

    Unlike other organizations, WCBS doesn’t seem to screen any comments before they get posted (so any old imbecile can say whatever the heck they want).

    1. DanTe says:

      Of course, freedom loving muslimes like “Steve” just loves to censor anyone who disagrees with him. Why, it’s America’s freedom of religion and freedom of speech that “Steve” wants to advocate – as long as people agrees with him that is.

      Like any other two faced murderous muslime, “Steve” doesn’t know what Truth or Freedom means.

      1. Sgeo says:

        Exactly what did Steve say against Freedom of Speech? As much as I disagree with what you say DanTe, you have every right to say it. And Muslims have every right to believe what they believe and worship how they wish to worship (as long as it doesn’t trample on the rights of others. This is always the qualifier). Maybe you’re right about Steve liking censorship, although I don’t see it. But I will always support the right of people to say what they want to say, no matter how ignorant and vile it is (with obvious exceptions such as “fire” in a crowded theater)

      2. DanTe says:

        Poor “Sgeo”, reading is not fundamental with you is it? Or are you really that stupid that you don’t know “screen” is euphemism for “censor”?

        Oh wait, censoring is not an infringement to Freedom Of Speech with you camel turds, is it? Of course, killing infidels is definitely not considered an infringement of Freedom of Religion to you muslimes.

        ALLAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
        BOOM!

        an AS ALLAH MA LICKS ‘EM to you too.

      3. Sgeo says:

        I know exactly what is meant by “screening”. I just didn’t see Steve as actually being in favor of it. Just noting the fact that the fact that there is no censorship means the morons get to talk.

        You appear to be assuming that I’m Muslim. This is an incorrect assumption.

        Censorship by the government is a clear violation of Freedom of Speech (censorship by news organizations, as much as I oppose it, is not).

        Killing anyone is murder.

        Governmental opposition to certain religions is a clear violation of Freedom of Religion. What I don’t understand is how you fail to see that Islam is protected under the United State’s Freedom of Religion, just like all religions.

  8. Jp says:

    Moderate Islam means they preach hate and want to destory the US and Israel only 3 times a week instead of the usual 7. Moderate Islam means your wife or daughter doesn’t have to cover her face, but she’s still second class in the family. It also means that while you may be socially liberal compared to other Muslims, you still tend to be more devoted to Islam than you are to the USA.

  9. PETE says:

    They will never get the muslims in the Arab world to agree with what they say here NY.

  10. JIM says:

    islam is a true religion when you get to knowit.
    Jim ny

  11. wazobia nkem says:

    thats just that,its not a religion

  12. Bello Hamisu Alasan says:

    Bello Hamisu Alasan From Nigeria.
    It is good for Muslim in the U.S and around the Western world to be creating awareness like in order to bring understanding between them and other religions that believe Islam is a religion of terror.
    I strongly believe this will ease a lot of speculations and bring about peace and understanding.

  13. franky nodots says:

    They will say just about anything when they are trying to make nice.

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