Thursday, February 06, 2014


Viewpoints of a Sagitarrian (Via Maggie's Notebook and Front Page Magazine) points to something all but overlooked by the public at large in Brooklyn:
In the above photograph taken on McDonald Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn sits the community often referred to as “Little Bangladesh.”

What is not in photograph? Women, little girls, nor is there an American in sight, male, female, Black, White, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Polish, Jewish, Catholic, Baptist, Protestant, only Muslims.

A few blocks over is Coney Island Avenue where from Church Avenue down to until the middle of the Coney Island Avenue between Avenue J and K is another Muslim neighborhood or an extension of Little Bangladesh, I suppose. This community although Muslim is a Pakistani and I suspect Afghani community.

In the center of Coney Island Avenue between Avenues H and I is a movie theater. Just a few doors past this theater, a transformation of the neighborhood begins almost as if someone drew an imaginary line Coney Island Avenue transforms from a Muslim community to Jewish.

On the Jewish side of town, in addition to the yeshivas, synagogues, delis, bakeries and other Jewish businesses, one can find every ethnicity traveling, working and socializing in the area. However, as with Little Bangladesh, the “Muslim” side of Coney Island Avenue does not appear to be as neighborly. Just saying.

Last Friday, I went to a market to shop for Super Bowl Sunday. It has been several months since I shopped there. During my visit last summer, the owners were Dominican. The new owners are Muslim. Incredibly enough or not, after all this is a sanctuary city, the old management’s consisted of people from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Today, the Caribbean, Central and South American staff with the exception of three or four no longer work at the market. The Muslim owners replaced the staff with Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa all of whom wear these thick off-white gloves when handling food products at the butcher’s section, deli and cash register.

Surprisingly, today the Muslim owned supermarket sold pork chops, ribs and ham as did the butcher and the deli section of the supermarket. Three months from now, there will not be a strip of pork on the premises.

While in the area, I decided to stop by the deli two blocks from the market to pick up a salad on my way home. Imagine my shock when I realized that the deli is also under new management and its owners are two Muslims whom I noticed sell hookah pipes on the premises.

Not able to take much more, I headed home disappointed but not before I made the error of taking a route home that I rarely travel only to find out that seven blocks from my home, what was formerly a grocery store is now a mosque.
Even more chilling is the potential that, with these Muslim immigrants, there could be rapists among them to boot: as this New York Daily News article tells, at least a quarter of men in countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka committed a rape at least once in their lives. How many could end up coming to America too, or be born on domestic soil?

New York City used to be a very likable place. Now it's plummeting into a quagmire of socialism and segregated disasters, with Muslim neighborhoods that could become no-go zones and if Bill deBlasio removes the police's right to keep watch for terrorist threats, it'll become even more dangerous.

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