New York Metropolis Council Opens Assembly by Praising Allah because the Supreme Lord of the World (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit

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The New York Metropolis Council opened its Thursday meeting with an invocation praising Allah, acknowledged in Islam because the supreme deity.

Imam Abdoulazakou Traore of the Darou Salam Islamic Neighborhood Inc. led the council in prayer, starting with an Arabic recitation adopted by an English translation that expressed reverence for Allah because the “Lord of the world” and sought steering for the town’s lawmakers.

The New York Metropolis Neighborhood Affairs Bureau estimates the Muslim population within the metropolis to be between 800,000 and 1,000,000, with different sources citing numbers as excessive as 1.4 million. This demographic makes New York house to the biggest Muslim inhabitants within the nation, in line with WiseVoter.

Throughout his invocation, Imam Traore started by reciting Al-Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Quran, which is thought to be some of the important Surahs (chapters) recited in every day prayers by Muslims world wide.

English Translation:

“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the world, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. It is You we worship, and upon You we call for help. Guide us to the straight path, the path of those You have blessed, not those against whom there is anger, nor of those who are misguided.”


Nevertheless, the council’s resolution to open with a Muslim prayer has ignited a flurry of reactions on-line, with some social media customers questioning the separation of church and state, whereas others expressed concern over the perceived favoring of 1 faith in a authorities setting.

Under are a few of the feedback on-line:

“Where are all of the “separation of church and state” lefties now?”

“Interesting.  Judging by the condition of things in NY, they’re praying to the wrong God.”

“America has fallen.”

“I TOLD YOU OBAMA WAS THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE! We are a captured state. Your country has been invaded, captured and the terrorists are now in control. Prove me wrong.”

“So the made up seperation of church and state only matters when Christianity is involved?”

“New York is a Godless, liberal, anti-American cesspool.”

“So instead of New York we should just call it New Palestine?”

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