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Emails show Mayor Bloomberg’s office’s help and desire to get Ground Zero mosque built

The Daily Mail picks up on a story that has already done the rounds in the right-wing media in the US (the paper has in fact lifted it directly from the New York Post). It concerns the release of emails between Nazli Parvizi, commissioner of New York’s Community Affairs Unit, and Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan, which reveal the assistance given by Parvizi with the planning application for the Park51 development – the so-called Ground Zero Mosque.

You have to read right to the end of the report before you find the information that counters the main thrust of the article. A spokesperson for Mayor Bloomberg is quoted as pointing out that Parvizi’s job is “to help groups navigate city government, and from helping prepare for a Papal visit to extending approval of a Sukkah in a midtown Manhattan park, this kind of assistance is typical of its regular work”.

But this is of course the Mail‘s usual procedure. It is able to claim that its reporting is balanced because it has quoted an opposing view, while relying on the fact that most readers won’t get beyond the scaremongering headline and the opening paragraphs.

Stand by for the usual outpouring of anti-Muslim vitriol in the comments section to the Mail‘s report.

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  1.   Read This Letter 

    Attention to All Parents, Grandparents, Uncles, and Aunts

    As long as you do not pay any attention to you child’s education the Mayor, nor the Chancellor, will not care what happens to your child or children. The principals are a part of the plan of not teaching your children so that the public schools can be closed down for the poor and middle-class families.
    The educators have been told to teach the students to be quiet. Their lessons are not intended to teach them anything.
    If the students don’t learn, we are not to care. Teachers who do care, who try to teach your children, are reprimanded. If students do manage to achieve success–higher test scores, success in the arts, science, or athletics, it is used to advertise the success of the school ’s administration. You need to fight for your children.
    The mayor, chancellor and the principals told the teachers not to teach–just give busy work. For young students, the focus is behavior; for older children, it’s testing. Is this the kind of
    school system you want your children in? Fight until you can’t fight anymore. These are your children not theirs. You had these children not them. When are you going to get up and fight?
    They give all the materials to the charter schools–what does your child get? Look at the schools in wealthier areas like downtown Manhattan, parts of Queens, parts of Brooklyn, and Staten Island; then go back and check out the poor neighborhoods. What do these students get? OPEN YOUR EYES AND MIND! What are you going to do? It is not just education, it is voting, housing, and the “Justice” system. It is allowing the rich to get away with not paying their fair share of taxes. They made their money from the poor by paying us less to work for them. Doesn’t this sound like slavery? Are you going to allow these people to keep you down?

    
    

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    outright lie, Slaves, while slavery was still practiced ,had no rights…

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