Wednesday, August 25, 2010


AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS HUGE FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN THE ARAB WORLD as might his political supporters in New York and perhaps Moslem investors involved with his projects.

According to the press release announcing this "coalition," the following are the members: Organizational Members:

Arab Muslim American Federation,
American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF),
Auburn Theological Seminary,
Brennan Center for Justice,
Brooklyn for Peace,
Center for Constitutional Rights,
Center for Understanding Islam,
Citizen Action of New York,
Common Cause/New York,
Community Voices Heard,
Convergence of Cultures/NY,
Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY,
Downtown Independent Democrats,
Good Jobs New York,
Greater NYC for Change,
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition,
Interfaith Center of New York,
Islamic Mission of America inc.,
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ],
Judson Memorial Church,
League of Women Voters of the City of New York,
Lower Manhattan Democrats (LMD),
Manhattan Young Democrats,
Middle East Crisis Response (MECR),
Muslim Bar Association of New York,
Muslim Consultative Network,
Muslim Public Affairs Council –NYC,
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU),
New York Theological Seminary,
New York City New Sanctuary Movement,
Pax Christi Metro New York,
Planners Network,
The Dialogue Project,
The New York City Chapter of Humanist Party,
The Shalom Center,
Woodstock International,
Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring

Individual Members (organizational affiliation for identification only)

Talat Hamdani, Mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani NYPD Cadet, EMT, WTC II

Adem Carroll, Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition

Debbie Almontaser, Founding and Former Principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy

Hester Eisenstein, Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center

Jennifer Baumgardner, Co-Owner, Soapbox Inc.

Dr. Lucinda Allen Mosher, Interreligious Relations Consultant

Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary

Rev. Charles H. Straut, Jr., DMin, Consultant in Ministry, New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Dr. Diane Steinman, Co-Chair, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

Luis Barrios, Ph.D., BCFE, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Professor,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice- Department of Latin American & Latina/o Studies

Peter Marcuse, Professor emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University

Rev. Bruce Southworth, Senior Minister, The Community Church of NY Unitarian Universalist Forty

Rev. Freeman Palmer, Metro Association Minister, United Church of Christ, New York Conference

Rev Dr Rita M Root, Interim Conference Minister, New York Conference, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Brashear, Pastor, West-Park Presbyterian Church

Tarak Kauff , Veterans For Peace, MECR, Editor Woodstock International newspaper

Sounds like a real broad-based religious coalition, doesn't it?

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