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.
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.
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.