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Pious Devout Muslim Chaplain who Smuggled Boxcutters Into Prison … is a Convicted Murderer

Once again, you have Muslim leaders (i.e., imams, scholars, chaplains) who preach and actively promote jihad. The New York Post updated the story of the Muslim chaplain who smuggled box-cutter blades into jail (perhaps in preparation for the 911 trials).

It seems this pious religious chaplain is a convicted murderer. The reporters, yet again, bring up a Rabbi who made a party in prison. WTF? First off, what does that have to do with this story? Secondly, are Blau and Mangan morally equivocating between murder and mitzvah? This is really sick.

It minimizes the terror of the crime of 911 type box cutters being brought into a radicalized environment, and it is blatantly anti-Jewish. Clearly, these dhimmi journalists are following the Muslim Brotherhood directives made by the Society Of Professional Journalists.

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Muslim chaplain 'smuggled' box-cutter blades into jail

By REUVEN BLAU and DAN MANGAN

A city Department of Correction Muslim chaplain who served 14 years in prison
for murder and robbery was arrested today for carrying three utility blades and
a pair of scissors into a lower Manhattan jail, authorities said.

The chaplain, Zulqarnain Abdu-Shahid, had the utility blades and scissors in
his duffel
bag when he arrived at the Manhattan Detention Complex in the
morning, according to the city Department of Investigation.

Read the DOI release here (PDF)

The dangerous items were found after an X-ray machine alerted correction
officers to the presence of metal in the bag, the DOI said.

Authorities did not say why Abdu-Shahid was visiting the jail, commonly known
as the Tombs, or why he was carrying the scissors and the rectangular blades,
which were 1-and-1/2 inches long by three-quarters of an inch wide.

Abdu-Shahid, 58, was arrested at the scene and charged with four counts of
first-degree promoting prison contraband — a felony carrying a maximum 7-year
prison term — and four counts of the same charge in the second degree, a
misdemeanor.

[….]

Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro said Abdu-Shahid was immediately
suspended.

"Additional steps up to and including dismissal will be pursued consistent
with the findings of" DOI, said Schriro, whom sources added has ordered "a
thorough review of his hiring."

"I commend our officers whose diligence prevented contraband from entering
the jail. They are representative of our workforce, whose commitment to
excellence keeps our city safe," Shriro said.

Abdu-Shahid was hired as a Muslim imam chaplain by the DOC three years ago
tomorrow, and has a salary of $49,471 annually.

State Corrections Department records show that he entered state prison in
September 1979 to begin serving a sentence of 15-years-to-life for a
second-degree murder and a first-degree robbery committed in Manhattan
. He was
paroled in August 1993, and finished his parole in August 2001.

According to news accounts at the time, the cleric, a Brooklyn resident then
known as Paul Pitts, was convicted with three other defendants in 1979 after the
longest criminal trial in New York State Supreme Court history – one year, three
months and three days.

Pitts and his co-defendants had held up a Harlem supermarket on Dec. 9, 1976,
and during the robbery shot and killed a 30-year-old customer named Philip
Crawford.

The Post also has learned that his criminal record includes an arrest for
sexual assault in Queens, but that case later was dismissed.

[…]

But a city Correction source said of Abdu-Shahid’s arrest, "It’s a disgrace
that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records,
but also are promoting violence."

Abdu-Shahid’s boss — head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil — himself was hired by
the DOC despite having done a 14-year stint in prison for drug dealing.

Abdul-Jalil who also is a Muslim imam, last year was stripped of two weeks
vacation as punishment for signing off on a plan by Tombs chaplain Rabbi Leib
Glanz to allow a bar mitzvah party for the son of an inmate in that jail.

After The Post uncovered the bar mitzvah — which included catered food, a
live band, and scores of non-inmate guests, Abdul-Jalil among them — the
politically connected Glanz resigned as chaplain, as did Correction security
chief Peter Curcio.

In addition to the party, Glanz had also routinely arranged other
preferential treatment for Jewish inmates at the Tombs, including allowing them
nearly unfettered use of his office and phone, and bringing them food from the
outside, The Post disclosed.

A DOI probe into Glanz’s conduct has dragged on for months, with no official
result.

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