Habeeb Ahmed must go. Ahmed is attempting to deny our first amendment rights using his political power to bully and intimidate. Further, how is the Chairman of the Board of the Human Rights Commission, Zahid Syed, handling Habeeb Ahmed's strong-arming using the power and influence of his political office?
Habeeb must go.
Report: Nassau Official Attempts to Block Upcoming Great Neck Speech Rich Jacques, Great Neck Patch March 29, 2013
Human Rights Commissioner Habeeb U. Ahmed accused of intimidation tactics to prevent April 14 speech by anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.
A coordinated campaign is underway by a prominent Nassau County official to intimidate Great Neck Synagogue leadership into cancelling an appearence next month by outspoken Islam critic Pamela Geller, according to several sources.
Habeeb U. Ahmed, one of 15 appointed members of the Nassau Commission
on Human Rights, has urged members of an interfaith group to bar Geller
from speaking April 14 in Great Neck, according to a Jewish Press report.
The human rights commission was established in 1963 to improve
relations and insure equality of opportunity. Geller's opportunity at
free speech in Great Neck has been the subject of recent emails by
Ahmed, according to published reports.
Labeling Geller the "personification of an Islamophobe," Ahmen
recommended a petition of the Stationary of Council of Churches, The
Interfaith Alliance and Holocaust Center against Geller, according to
emails from the interfaith group posted on Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog.
In response to Ahmen's call for action, Tom Goodhue, the executive
director of the Long Island Council of Churches, and Robert Nuxoll, of
the Interfaith Alliance of Long Island and a member of The Unitarian
Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, equated Geller to a Nazi,
according to a string of emails posted by Geller.
Ahmed told the Jewish Press, "Free speech is not absolute, and
Geller’s speech is like yelling fire in a crowded theater – that is not
Geller says Muslims and leftists are attempting to pressure Jews to come out against her.
"You never see Muslims protesting Islamic supremacists such as Imam
Faisal Rauf or Reza Aslan," said Geller on her blog. "But there are
always plenty of Jews protesting against defenders of Israel. I have
never seen Muslims at pro-Israel rallies. I have seen plenty of Jews at
Geller was an organizer and keynote speaker at the rally against the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque" on Sept. 11, 2011.
Geller claims on her blog that Ahmed is reportedly the uncle of
Farhat “Daisy” Khan, the wife of the Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, an Islamic
supremacist behind the failed attempt to plant a 16-story victory mosque
at Ground Zero who is using his political position to harass.
The Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America,
co-founded by Geller, have been labeled as a hate groups by
the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Great Neck Synagogue says its standing by the invitation of the
synagogue's men's club for Geller to appear with Greg Buckley, Sr.,
father of U.S. Marine Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr, who was killed by
Buckley Sr. is calling for swift justice for the murderers of his son and demanding prosecution on American soil as terrorists.
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