A Palestinian flag that was the subject of heated debate on Monday is part of a display of about 60 international flags along Lincoln Avenue that stretches from Devon to Touhy.
(Jessica Tezak, Chicago Tribune)
The flag that was the subject of heated debate is part of a display of about 60 international flags along Lincoln Avenue that stretches from Devon to Touhy. Several residents have recently asked that the Palestinian flag be removed, but village officials say they have no plans to do so. Community members spoke in favor of and against the flag before the village's human relations committee.
Here, famous Chicago Tribune: "Emotions spill over at Lincolnwood meeting about Palestinian flag"
Please don't forget to watch video - Sherry Friedman was asked to sit down by Mayor Gerald Turry. She was talking against Palestinian mothers & children, and then one man leaving meeting after being chastised by the mayor.
From: Ghani Desai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Subject: Verdict: Flag of Palestine Flying in Lincoln Wood, Illinois
ASAK, Ghani Bhai,
The meeting at Lincolnwood Village started sharply at 7.00 pm today. The whole auditorium was full with majority of Palestinians, Indians and Pakistani Muslims and of course there were 30 % Jewish people.
Each speaker was given three minutes to express their opinion about the Palestinian Flag. Among Muslim speakers lot of young ones, notably Dr. Anwar Hussain's two sons, Ahmed Khan, lot of Palestinian young boys and girls. A notable speaker was Ms. Rabya Khan, Staff Attorney of CAIR, Chicago. Rabya Khan's speech was very effective and to the point. All the Muslim speakers were very calm and talked about the harmony in between Palestinians and Jews. Answering to one of the Jewish speaker, who said that President Obama did not recognize the Palestinian state, Ms. Rabya Khan from CAIR said that Palestine is recognized by the United Nations, which contains 194 different countries.
Two things to be noted.
1) During the speech session, Mayor of Lincolnwood asked one Jewish speaker to leave the podium, because she was talking against the mothers and children of Palestine.
2) At the end when Mayor of Lincolnwood was giving closing remarks, one Jewish man started some ugly remarks, Mayor asked him to leave the auditorium and that person left.
Anyway, the committee passed the motion in favor of Palestinian Flag with 100% votes in favor.
Dr. Khaja Aliuddin
From: Ghani Desai <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Flag of Palestine Flying in Lincoln Wood, Illinois
Flag of Palestine Flying
Lincoln Wood, Illinois
Those don’t know the Palestinian Flag controversy in Lincoln Wood, Illinois, a next door N-W suburb of Chicago, please read; “Residents request that Palestinian flag be taken down from display”.
Police Chief Bob LaMantia said people who call in to complain are told the Village embraces diversity and that there would be no plans to remove the flag.
Police officer Larry Martin is the police liaison for the Human Relations Commission. “Some people are insulted by it, but the (Commission) promotes diversity,” Martin said. “Someone paid money for (the flag) to be there.”
Did you read this?
This proving again and again, there are “Beautiful American Folks” who are making “America the Beautiful”, and definitely, “The Greatest Democratic Country” on the planet. (Not counting the blind support of Israel by President Obama, his administration, US Congress & Senate).
It is reported over and over, and especially since 9/11 that all the problems in the Middle-East and Muslim world are due to Israel, its illegal occupation of Palestine land, its inhuman treatment of Palestinians, since founding the Israel on Arab land and especially the blind support for Israel by US Presidents, US Congress & US Senate.
Please call Lincoln Wood Police Dept. @ (847) 673-2167 and thank them.
Also call Village of Lincoln Wood @ (847) 673-1540 and e-mail its President Gerard Turry @ firstname.lastname@example.org, to thank him and Lincoln Wood.
Tomorrow, Monday, August 11, 2014, 7 PM, there is a Lincoln Wood Human Relations Commission meeting at Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Dr. Khaja Aliuddin MD, a resident of Lincoln Wood, Illinois, a serious & dedicated activist, a past MCC Board member & Secretary, and a very good friend of years is planning to attend meeting with his family and friends.
Please contact him and especially residents of Lincoln Wood for the help @ (847) 910-1005
Please take a note; today, Sunday August 10, 2014, 2:30 PM, there is “Chicago March Against World Silence on Gaza Massacre”, at Michigan and Congress, Chicago downtown.
PS: Flag of Palestine in Lincoln Wood is flying at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. (US Route 41) and Crawford Ave. (Pulaski), a strategic location. One can see Palestine flag from a block away, when coming from Chicago or MCC, driving North on Pulaski that turns Crawford Av. in Lincoln Wood, and same when driving to Chicago from the North. The folks who raised the flag at this main intersection in Lincoln Wood that can be seen by all drivers and passers, and especially at stop lights, also deserve the compliments.