February 3rd, 2012
05:16 AM ET

Muslim group to rally against NYC police commissioner

A prominent Muslim civil liberties group plans to hold a rally Friday outside New York City police headquarters, continuing its call for the resignation of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and other reforms within the department.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants Kelly to step down because of his participation in a film that they say paints all Muslims as terrorists.

"Due to the fact that the police commissioner and Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg both refuse to accept the severity of their actions, or meet with local Islamic leaders in an attempt to mend the situation, we as a community with full force must stand up to the mistreatment and dismissal of our community at large," the group's website said.

"Silence and lack of reaction to this pressing issue will only allow this type systematic persecution of a minority community to continue and escalate without any reprimand."

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  1. Joey Issota-Fraschini©™

    Ahhh,nothing like a hot cup of coffee and a breakfast taco in a cold Friday morning. Here we go again. Crying Muslims that never speak out against the terror placed against Americans by their very own people. What ashame we have to share our planet with such low lives.

    February 3, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Awww poor muslims. Ok mayby he shouldntt have been in the film.but theres been films that portray blacks the same way and whites also.Iam sick and tired of groups wanting special treatment.Grow up and deal with it.Theres a old saying those that cry the loudest about something are crying about the truth!Who knows mayby the movie is correct.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I live in NYC, and I see the interactions of religious groups here daily. I know two devout Muslims well and encounter many others. Some New York Muslims are fine people with religion as a powerful force for good in their lives, and others hate America and use religion as an excuse to vent their personal frustrations with as much destruction and belligerence as they can execute without repercussions.
    NYC Christians behave very much the same way with a different style and holy book, but it was easier for Americans to act together when there weren't many Muslims. See: KKK, Gay Bashings.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I absolutely did not write this post, but I thank my troll for attempting to imitate my style and mentality.
    The troll was correct in that I am having a wonderful blend of espresso and regular coffee.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    My 7:18 post was intended and submitted as a reply to a now-removed post by a troll.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Thats the same with me jiffer. Dam trolls are busy this morning.Only with me got nothing right.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy ©

    Imagine the hijinks that would ensue if a group of Christians did the same thing in Islamabad.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. hamsta

    kill one terrorist and a dozen more pop up.until terrorism is defeated it is safe to say all muslims are terrorists.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      is it also safe to say all christians are pedophiles?

      i think you are incorrect.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Consider the source, leeintulsa.

      February 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shelly

    Can someone please make me understand just WHY these people are allowed to come here and stay? They obviously hate Americans. Do not obey the laws of our land and the terrorist attacks came from that religion. R we Stupid or what as a nation?

    February 3, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      "Can someone please make me understand just WHY these people are allowed to come here and stay?"

      Because 1) America doesn't belong to you. 2) Its a nation of immigrants 3) Its wasn't founded as an exclusive "Christian" nation. 4) "These people" is a superbly condescending tone where you are considered "these" by "them." 5) Barring any religious group would be considered rightfully discrimination and illegal. 6) Your presumption that "these people" are the only ones committing terrorist acts is all one needs to know about your superb intellegence a la the Christian Norweigan terrorist Anders Breivik, or Tim McVeigh, or Eric Rudolph, or Unibomber.

      February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Good morning all.Man sure is alot of racism and hatred here this morning
    Now if it was a white person that did 911 would that make all white people terrorist I E columbine oklahoma city,of course not.Answer to banasy question.I doNt belive they could i believe they kill you if your christian.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. Black Rat

    @hamsta you my friend is what we call brainwashed

    February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO ©

    When is the next Everybody Draw Muhammed Day?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      May 20. Germany has a campaign and a contest called Freedom over Islam (something like that) and the winners of the contest to make fun of Islam will get cash prizes.

      May 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cindy

    CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator to an Islamic terrorist group. Kelly must be doing something right if he is getting Islamic terrorist buddies angry.. Guess what? Islamic terrorists have been unable to harm New Yorkers since 911. Good job Kelly! Give Kelly a promotion.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |