Islamists go marching along

Radical Imagery at NY Muslim Day Parade

IPT News
September 24, 2013

Hundreds of people marched in a “Muslim Day Parade” Sunday in New York City that was hosted by the Muslim Foundation of America.

The parade, an annual event held on the last Sunday in September, is intended to bring together “Muslim-Americans from the five boroughs and beyond, celebrating the rich, cultural traditions of a faith that has provided hope, support, and comfort to generations of New Yorkers.”

According to its website, the parade “gives all New Yorkers an opportunity to renew their commitment to our city’s diverse spiritual community and to commemorate the tremendous contributions of Muslim New Yorkers.”

There were scores of people marching who seemed to buy into that, with Muslim law enforcement officers marching in uniform and some groups proudly waving American flags. New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made an appearance, seeming to indicate that the city wanted to support its Muslim community.

But many used the event to utter political messages. A sizeable contingent carried signs or wore T-shirts with images of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and with the “R4bia” logo indicating solidarity with Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi was forced from office after an estimated 30 million Egyptians – nearly half the country – took to the streets to protest his year in office. Critics say Morsi was more focused on consolidating power for Islamists than in addressing social and economic crises in the country.

Upon closer inspection, an otherwise sweet scene of young children singing about their devotion to Islam, included the toddlers holding up R4rbia’s tell-tale hand gesture.


Now that sounds like a real circus, not a parade.

Scout uniforms under attack

Boy Scouts can’t wear uniforms at gay pride parade, official says

By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News

Boy Scouts and adult volunteers planning to wear their uniforms in Utah’s upcoming LGBT pride parade aren’t allowed to do so under the organization’s guidelines prohibiting advocating political or social positions, a leader with the program said Friday.

Rick Barnes, chief scout executive of the Great Salt Lake Council, said he learned of the plans for Sunday’s parade from a Scoutmaster, Peter Brownstein, organizing for Scouts and adults working with the Boy Scouts of America.

“We as a Scouting movement do not advocate any social or political position, so I reminded Mr. Brownstein that we do not wear uniforms at an event like this,” Barnes said. “We do not, as Boy Scouts, show support for any social or political position. We’re neutral. If he wants to attend the parade and others do that are Scouts or Scouters, they’re welcome to do so as private citizens wearing whatever they want except their uniform.”

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Where can you go from here? What utter craziness. Now they tell other people what they can and can’t wear.
Whoever does it, why do they need to politicize Scouts under a banner of political correctness?