Muslim American Society wants an Islamic government in the United States.
The Muslim Brotherhood in the US, the Muslim American Society, has purchased a convent in what is being called a 'mystery sale'." A deal had been made for the Church land to be sold to a developer, but then in mysterious and shady deal, the land was sold to the MAS (Muslim Brotherhood)/ What man of the cloth with even so much as a cursory knowledge of how Christians have fared in Islamic countries would do such a thing -- and with the oppressive, violent Brotherhood, no less? The express and stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is a universal caliphate, by any means necessary.
The impending sale of an empty, 2 ½ -story convent in Midland Beach owned by St. Margaret Mary’s R.C. Church has neighbors angry and afraid because the purchaser is an Islamic organization they know little about.
Neighbors should be worried. Very worried. The Muslim American Society was named a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the Holy Land terror funding trial (along with CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, etc.) It was started by the Muslim Brotherhood.
THIS BRINGS US to MAS, which was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 and today has 53 chapters nationwide and about 10,000 members. According to the Chicago Tribune, a contentious debate among Brotherhood members preceded MAS's incorporation, and the Muslim American Society is now the name under which the U.S. Brotherhood operates.
While MAS leaders admit that their organization was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, they claim that the two are now completely distinct. For example, MAS official Shaker Elsayed told the Chicago Tribune, "Ikhwan [Brotherhood] members founded MAS, but MAS went way beyond that point of conception." The fact that a MAS spokesman such as Bray feels comfortable publicly arguing that MAS does not want to see an Islamic state in America demonstrates the strength of its public disavowal of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"Analyses of Muslim Brotherhood's General Strategic Goals for North America Memorandum," by Stephen Coughlin, September 7, 2007
MAS agreed to pay $750,000 for the property, and its plan for the convent’s re-use includes a mosque and community center with after-school programs for children.
Residents believed until recently that the property was being sold to local builders Robert Buccellato and Robert Cucuzza, partners in the Olympia Development Corp. that has constructed more than a dozen homes in Midland Beach in the last two years.
"We were proceeding forward with the church to purchase the convent and build four homes on the site," Buccellato told the Advance yesterday. "There were also some negotiations between us and the Archdiocese, but only after six months because the Archdiocese did not return our calls until then. Then they kept notifying us that they had buyers willing to pay more money."
"Finally they stopped the negotiations, and told us that they had deals with various religious organizations," he said.
Who paid off the church not to sell to land developers? Someone get this info to the people of Staten Island who are involved in this process. The deal must be stopped.
"I live in Midland Beach, and my partner was born and raised here. I love this community and am looking to help it. So I thought of an alternative scenario that will benefit everyone, especially the parish. Rather than us buying the land and building the homes, we will build for the church. That way, St. Margaret Mary’s will make money from the sale of the homes. It’s a win-win for everybody," he said.
Buccellato attempted to discuss the plan with Father Fennessy yesterday but did not receive a return call, he said. He told the Advance that he also separately described the new idea yesterday to civic association president Ms. Ammirato.
Start working the phones now and make this happen. Spare this community the colonization of the Muslim Brotherhood.
MAS has long played a double game where, despite its fringe outlook, it attempts to pass itself off as mainstream. When the Chicago Tribune began to lift the curtain on this deception with its investigative report, MAS's leadership quibbled with the portrait that the newspaper painted. Yet an even bigger indictment lies in the material that MAS requires its members to read--and in the book that it touts as "the correct unified comprehension of Islam."
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- Amid a controversy over the sale of a portion of St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church’s property, the pastor of the Midland Beach parish has stepped down to care for his ailing elderly mother.
In last weekend’s parish bulletin, the Rev. Keith Fennessy said his 98-year-old mother’s health has been declining for some time and that he wants to spend more time with her.
“For the good of the parish, I have asked that a new pastor be appointed as of July 1st,” the notice reads.
The news came after parishioners called Father Fennessy insensitive — and worse — for not informing them of the impending sale before he agreed to it.
The deal, to sell the two-and-a-half-story empty convent on Greeley Avenue at Freeborn Street to the Muslim American Society, raised the ire of neighbors, who said they didn’t know enough about the Islamic organization or its intents. Some insisted that MAS, a national nonprofit with 53 chapters, has an affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, a foreign group that has been accused of abetting terrorism.
MAS plans to use the space to build a mosque and community center with after-school programs. Representatives of the organization are on record as saying they have no ties to foreign groups or to terrorists.
Officials of the Archdiocese of New York could not immediately say how many years Father Fennessy had served at St. Margaret Mary, but said terms are typically served in blocks of six years. They said it was Father Fennessy’s decision to step down. The Archdiocese also said they did not know where Father Fennessy is living now.
This is the usual time for churches to undergo transition, and there are often about 20 or 30 parishes that receive new pastors, officials said. Recommendations for new pastors are made by the priest personnel board as well as the director of priest personnel, with the final say resting with the archbishop.
Officials said it will be several weeks before the new pastor at St. Margaret Mary’s is named.