The other day I was taking a walk near Central Park’s 5 star Plaza Hotel. The streets were full as it was a beautiful sunny day. Freedom was in the air! Then unfortunately I was hit with a reminder of what so many of us are fighting to keep these simple freedoms.
Sahih Bukhari: The People of the Book. 1103:
Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Do not give the People of the Book the greeting first. Force them to the narrowest part of the road.”
As I crossed the street I had noticed the sword of Islam being proudly displayed center stage above the doorway of the hotel.
On the flag is the shahada. The testimony one recites into order to become a Muslim. Considering it is the flag of Saudi Arabia, I would have to say that some Saudis owned a good chunk of the hotel. But my question is, did even one of their partners there wonder what the flag with a sword on it actually stood for?
The Plaza can be reached at: (888) 850-0909 & (212) 759-3000. Please call there and respectfully voice your concern with them helping desensitize NYC to the threat of Islam. Please don’t forget to mention this site. Thank you.
For the record: This is not the first time the sword of Islam has been displayed in a high traffic area of Manhattan. It is also being displayed at Rockefeller Center. So I merged the two videos.