Manhattan: Homeland Security Meeting Turns Fiery


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A Manhattan hearing on homeland security exploded yesterday after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to “hate Jews” and “hate America,” enraging a Brooklyn lawmaker who gripped a Koran and grandly accused her of spreading “hate and poison.”

“Check what’s going on — it’s not a secret,” Nonine Darwish, president of Former Muslims United, said at a heavily policed state Senate hearing on homeland security at 250 Broadway.

“You’re supposed to hate Jews, you’re supposed to hate America, you’re supposed to hate Western culture,” said Darwish, who grew up and was educated in Egypt and came to the United States in 1978.

State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) interrupted, holding up a copy of the Koran.

“This is offending this hearing by having her here,” Adams declared. “This is not our enemy . . . You’re bringing hate, hate and poison into a diverse country.”

Chairman Greg Ball (R-Putnam) instructed Adams to pipe down and suggested he was playing to the TV cameras.

“I’m glad no one is between those TV cameras and you because that’s the most dangerous place in New York City right now,” Ball said.

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) tried to find middle ground.

“This, obviously, is her assessment how she was brought up in her life,” he said. “It doesn’t have anything to do with the good Muslin Americans who live in this country.”

(Source: NY Post)


  1. These politicians’ stupidity and denial is scary. They can’t face the fact that there are Muslims who absolutely want to see the destruction of the Jews and America even when they are told just that straight to their face. Instead, they ignore these people and focus on the peaceful Muslims as if they were the only muslims that exist.

  2. It seems that the politicians trying to shut her up are the real terrorists. Hate Jews? Let’s find out who these animals are and bring them to justice!

  3. So pathetic! Wake up America! You complain that the muslims don’t speak out against these views, and when they do you essentially call them liars? If you really want to be objective and intellectually honest then listen to the truth when it’s told to you! She’s not saying EVERY Muslim EVERYWHERE was taught this without exception, but she is stating the obvious, that this is a a large part of many muslims’ upbringing and you need to get that through your heads and protect your people and your country!