First, a little background for our non-NY visitors:
NYC is comprised of five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. The Bronx is the only one of the five boroughs that is part of the mainland. Manhattan and Staten Island are separate Islands, and Brooklyn and Queens are part of what everyone calls Long Island. Many people still don’t realize that Long Island is comprised of four counties. There are Nassau and Suffolk counties, which people refer to as Long Island. Then there’s Kings County (Brooklyn) and Queens County (Queens).
Anyway, within these boroughs are neighborhoods that can be as different as night and day. I reside in a neighborhood called Astoria which is in the northwest part of Queens right across the East River from Manhattan. See map here.
Anyone who’s lived in this neighborhood for the past decade could tell you about the ever-growing number of mosques that have popped up and continue to pop up. I count seven what I call full-size mosques; and I can’t tell you how many more storefront mosques also reside in the area. Three of the bigger mosques are all within a five minute walk of each other.
Aside from the abundance of mosques, there is about a three block long strip of real estate located on Steinway Street (Little Middle East) where at least 95 percent of the businesses, mostly composed of restaurants and hookah bars, are owned and run by Muslims. During the summer you can barely walk down the sidewalk because these establishments put hundreds of plastic lounge chairs out on the sidewalk for their customers, friends, and families to sit in. Yes there are laws against this! Non-Muslim businesses need sidewalk café permits in order to have seating outside their establishments. These permits cost thousands of dollars per year depending on the amount of sidewalk space used. Not surprisingly, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and the NYPD have decided to not get on the bad side of the Muslim community and basically ignore the fact these establishments blatantly block pedestrian sidewalk traffic.
My little neighborhood in Queens is slowly but surely being overrun by Muslims. And I don’t like it one bit!
Are we learning nothing from Western Europe? Why do we continue to speed down the road to national and cultural suicide with no brakes? Are we dumb or cowardly – or both? Of course, these are all rhetorical questions and those that still have free minds know the answers all too well.
Another silly rhetorical question is why do people that hate our culture and Judeo Christian values still want to come and live here?
Why, oh, why?
While I’m on a roll with the whys, why also is it that only the United States and Western Europe are expected, if not demanded, to have religious and cultural diversity? Where is the diversity in the Muslim Middle East? Who in the hell made these rules anyway? Why are record numbers of mosques being built here while churches and synagogues in the Middle East are as rare as an honest liberal? And the few that do exist are methodically being burned to the ground in the aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring. Meanwhile, a scary study came out not too long ago that stated that the number of mosques in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 9/11. But hey, I guess we had to make it up to them for what they did to us. How’s that for a brain-teaser!
Read story here and cry if you must for our nation and for mankind in general.
This is a bit too much for me so I have to sign off now and try to temporarily take my mind off all of the insanity. Maybe a nice glass of wine would help. Maybe two glasses would help even more.