Yonkers City Council President Khader Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Jordan; Calls for Moment of Silence

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His Majesty King Abdullah checks on a wounded officer injured during a raid targeting suspected terrorists at Al Hussein Medical Centre on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

MIke Khader, Esq., is Yonkers City Council President.

YONKERS, NY — August 15, 2018 — Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Al Fuheis, Jordan, where terrorists set off bombs at a music festival, leading to a deadly shootout with Jordanian security forces.

“The attacks that occurred in Jordan over the weekend were disgusting acts of terrorism,” said Council President Khader. “As a proud Jordanian American, my thoughts are with the victims of these horrific attacks, as well as their families, first responders, and security personnel. The City of Yonkers is home to a large Jordanian American community, many of whom still have family in Jordan; I urge the citizens of Yonkers to stand with the people of Jordan both here in Yonkers, and abroad.”

“The Arab-American community of Yonkers stands against these acts of terrorism,” added Jordanian American community leader Dr. Ammir Rabadi. “Our ancestral home of Jordan is under attack by extremists sympathetic to the Islamic State, a known terrorist organization responsible for countless deaths across the Middle East. With so many members of the Arab-American community of Yonkers still having family in Jordan, I ask the people of Yonkers for your support and solidarity at this challenging time.”

A remembrance event will be held at Yonkers City Hall at the Unity Fountain on Saturday, August 18th at 12:00PM.

“I strongly encourage the Yonkers community to join us at City Hall, and support our Jordanian neighbors during this challenging time,” said Council President Khader. “Your prayers and support are most appreciated as we mourn this gruesome attack.”

 

eHeziYonkers City Council President Khader Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Jordan; Calls for Moment of Silence

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  1. #mycouncilpresident

    A no vote on this budget would have put Yonkers in greater debt next year. The increase was necessary.

    Khader was not grand standing, during those budget meetings. He saw the bullshit, called it out, when he addressed it he made it clear that he sees through the generic answers and waste. The other two councilman Rubbo and Merrente also questioned the same issues, I too thought there would be changes.

    The no change is due to the mayor’s meddling and handing out jobs and favors to side with his budget.

    Sure we can vote all 7 out of office. THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE unless all seven can govern for the people and not for themselves or for the mayor.

    You don’t have to be a genius to see that Mike Spano aka as the devil in disguise, was the reason behind this. Some council members have no back bone and are afraid of a man that will soon no longer be in office.

    I can’t be the only one noticing the bullshit, racist comments, and horrible name calling of Khader.

    There are 3 new members on council and they voted as well. I don’t see their names being called out. You know why, because they are bought and paid for by Spano.

    Which also confirms that these comment are coming from city hall insiders.
    All this because he is not forsale and won’t drink the Kool Aid.

    I guarantee you if he were making it easy on the mayor these comments about him would not exist.

    1. Khader the Liar

      What you don’t seem to understand was Mike Khader ran a campaign against wasteful spending, patronage, ethics , financial planning , against raising taxes and fees etc. Meanwhile his first 6 months in office he does the opposite, stop blaming the Mayor for Khader’s actions, he’s bought and sold by labor and the leftists and carried their water in voting for a budget he campaigned hard against.

      1. #mycouncilpresident

        Give me a break, with your lame defense. Metrentte and Rubbo campaigned on holding taxes too. I don’t hear you chiming in on them.
        You underestimated his victory, and you under estimating his competence.
        What you don’t seem to understand is the council can’t do anything without the mayor interfering.

        The job of the council is govern and watch the budget and spending.

        None of them should be benefiting themselves. Let’s see what happens in the coming months.

        1. Khader is a liar

          Khader is the president of the city council, the i***t, is supposed to lead not hide. Khader insinuates that he’s going to run for Mayor; who is going to trust him? As far as winning he owes it to Trump.

          You know um um , you know um

  2. David

    I remember Jeffrey Sayegh at Concordia College. At the time he Worked for the Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations. Youngest ever to receive a status at the U.N.

    Born in America to a family consisting of Doctors and Lawyers.

    Jeffrey is an expert on Middle East affairs. He has strong ties to the Jordanian Government.

    He’s attending Law School now and will be an Ambassador one day. I ask you to consider having Jeffrey on your radio show.

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  3. Who cares

    Instead of worrying about Jordanian politics 6,000 miles away, Khader should be focused on Yonkers. Biggest tax increase by any city council president in the history of Yonkers. Khader should have a moment of silence for the end of his career in politics. He’s done.

  4. Just an Ole Soul

    Hezi,
    There are a handful of your viewers that are extreme racists and can not stand it that a Jordanian is City Council President. Let us move on and work together for the community. Mike Khader won the election and has been on the job now for 8 months with40 months more to show us what he can do to help us. Stop talking about the tax hikes because anyone with a few brain cells realizes the hike was going to happen and was just a matter of when (Good timing by the Mayor to call for the hike as soon as Liam left and Khader took office). What happened in Jordan was horrible along withso many killings and murders that occur across the world. Christians were slaughtered in Iraq and Syria by the Isis/Daish extremists and could not even practice their religion. Churches are being bombed, fear and mayhem when leaving your house wondering if you are going to be making it back to your family. Jordan with help from the United States, Britain and Russia has been part of the coalition to crush these senseless acts of terror and stand up for their people. Jordan has been a safe haven in the Middle East for decades and making it one of the most visited countries in the Middle East for that reason. Traveling from the Mountains of Petra to the Dead Sea and Red Sea with great food, and cafes with warm hospitality and the known fact you are safe has made Jordan a trip we all should put on our bucket list. My parents were born there and migrated here in the 1950’s searching for a better life the “American Dream”. We visit our families there often bringing back with us sweets, spices, arts and crafts just a little reminder of where our ancestors came from. We always come back home here to N.Y. to the greatest country in the world the Unites States of America home of the free and brave. Please before you bash Mike Khader for holding a moment of solidarity remember this moment is not just for last week’s terrorist attack it’s a moment that we as Jordanians say “thank you” to everyone around the world that keep our friends and families safe in Jordan. It will be a moment we recognize and mourn the men and women that fight for our freedom across the world. It will be a moment we say enough is enough!!!! Thank you Mike Khader for standing up and trying to make a difference.

    1. Khader is weak

      It’s no excuse, Khader should have stood up for taxpayers and voted NO.
      It’s also clear that Khader is weak and has no leadership skills. He will be voted out.

    2. Feds Please

      Hey Ole Sole – stop with the middle east pity card. Did you even read your own post? Khader should have voted NO for this budget for the reasons you cited and more. He had the perfect out for a NO vote since it would have passed anyway since three of the moron incumbents were a part of the problem, as was Liam. And of course, everybody knows there are little if any tax increases the year before an election and then the s..t hits the fan. Khader put on a good show of lashing out at Liszewski et al after the scathing NYS Comptroller report, and then did just the opposite of what he said he would do – vote for this budget. If you think this year was bad, wait until next year – ZERO Board of Ed fund balance and little left of the fund balance on the city side. Fasten your seatbelts because there is not one set of balls on this council.

    3. Really

      Just an Old Sole your comments are weak-you use the now standard retort that if you disagree or criticize someone who is not of the same ethnic or racial background you are a racist-come up with something more original. Where has been Khader with all the terrorist attacks over the past month-nowhere to be found-typical all about my people and nobody else.

      1. TRUE OLE SOUL...JAMAL IBN-ARS

        YOU MUST BE THAT RACIST I WAS TALKING ABOUT. YOU PROBABLY WORK FOR DPW OR A CLERK AT CITY HALL. A JOB YOUR DADDY GOT YOU. FACE IT AND LIVE WITH IT THE JORDANIANS ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. WE ARE HERE TO STAY AND OUR HARDWORK AND INVOLVEMENT WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY WILL OVERCOME YOUR BIGOTRY. MIKE KHADER IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE. BETTER THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE YOU MAY RUN AGAINST HIM. MIKE HAS THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE. SO ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND AND GET READY FOR WORK MONDAY WHERE YOU DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT COLLECT A CHECK AND HANGOUT HERE ALL DAY RIPPING EVERYONE. I WILL BE AWAY AT MY SUMMERHOUSE RELAXING AFTER MY LONG WEEK AT WORK SMOKING MY HOOKAH SIPPING ON A MARTINI. THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR RACISM IN THIS WORLD. LEARN THAT WE HAVE TEACHERS, LAWYERS, POLITICIANS, DOCTORS, AND ENTREPENEURS MORE THAN ANY OTHER COMMUNITY. WE ARE PROUD, KIND AND SMART. WE ARE HOSPITABLE AND ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP ANYONE ANY RACE, RELIGION OR SKIN COLOR. SO HAVE A BEER AND CORN CHIPS LISTEN TO YOUR FASCIST TALES. GREAT WEEKEND!

    1. You know um You know um

      It’s not about hating, Mike Khader is a dishonest politician. He campaigned on one thing and is doing another.
      He is the biggest hypocrite. Fool me once shame on you , fool me twice shame on me.

  5. Terrorism?

    Says who? Terrorism is defined as the use of deadly force against civilians for political ends. The police raided a location with “suspects” (suspected of what exactly is anyone’s guess). When the police got more than they bargained for the “suspects” became “terrorists”? Sounds like another hamfisted operation by the Kingdom’s largely inept security forces. They put civilian lives at risk, botched the operation, sustained casualties, and now his Royal Highness is trying to limit the blowback by hiding behind the catch-all “terrorism”. The “terrorists” were all Jordanians, by the way. What any of this has to do with Yonkers beyond me.

    By the way, I’m still waiting for City Council President Khader’s condemnation of the terror attack outside Westminster the other day. As a former CIA worker (yeah, right), Khader should know that the UK is one of our most important allies. Let me know when the gathering outside of Yonkers City Hall will be for the British victims. Or is Khader only interested in his own kind? Sort of like his politics in Yonkers.

  6. Khader the Fraud

    Khader is a total fraud. His family is running a **** *****l and he’s totally unqualified for office. We are being screwed by his large tax increases and corrupt regime. Khader is done.

  7. The Codder

    This is what is wrong with all of these politicians. They distract us by telling us what is going on overseas, meanwhile they screw us here with higher fees and taxes. There ought to be a law that they cannot pander like this. Sorry Codder (Your new name) you are not fooling us with your Trump like distraction.

    You were not Condemning SpaNO’s huge tax increases. It’s time for recall. People like you don’t belong in government.

  8. Fraud

    He got me! I voted for him because I was fed up with republicans and trump. He raised our taxes 6.5 even tho he said he would keep taxes low. How does he explain that? He gave the biggest tax increase in his first year in over 15 years!! You got me once Michael, won’t happen again. You are a fraud.

  9. Padron

    Jordan is one of the United States strongest allies. Yonkers is Home to many prominent Jordanian’s. Jeffrey Sayegh is one of them, who has close ties to the international community and has worked with the U.N. And Department of State to make our homeland safe.

    1. Donde esta

      Padron: selective outrage by Khader-where has been his outrage over the past month over ALL the other Terrorist attacks around the world-nowhere to be found-man is nothing more than a lying sack of s**t.

      1. Fraud = Spano lying sack of shit = Spano

        There was a Natural disaster in Puerto Rico and Yonkers Politians went crazy. Meanwhile there are natural disasters all over. Puerto Rico was and is still in need of help. No offense to Puerto Rico and sorry for using that as an example.

        Don’t twist this on Khader it’s the way things have been here and all over. Naturally there are many Jordanians that live here and have family there.

        The community called him and asked to meet with him. They are worried and scared nothing like this had ever happened to Jordan. Bombs were found. Had they not gotten there when they did even more explosives could have exploded causing even greater physical harm and destruction of dwellings.

        Regarding this tax increase was he the only one that voted Yes ? No so Why the heck are you all condemning him? You don’t like Arabs? You mad he beat the machine? Whatever your reasons are remember the voters put him in office not city hall insiders.

        Whatever your reasons are think about how the rest of the Republican Council members who voted Yes to raise taxes on homeowners who live in the 4th 5th and 6th Districts much feel now. They will see the biggest increase. Yet no one is saying a word. It’s clear this is a vendetta on Khader by a select few.

        Rubbo was talking trash about Cuomo. Yet it was Cuomo, Khader, Shelly, Andrea, and union heads that got that money to Yonkers, saving jobs. Cuomo doesn’t like Spano and doesn’t trust him with a dollar.

        The Yonkers taxes are cheaper then the surrounding area. All who are bitching about taxes. Want more police more fire more teachers cleaner street and you want to pay nothing.

        You all got a ZERO INCREASE LAST YEAR. You think a city of this size can afford No or minimal increase?

        This is the Mayor’s fault. He’s been in office 6 years and no improvement, debt is growing and the S.O.B. is still handing out jobs to Rubbo and others. No plan to fix it. Taxes had to go up.

        The Lying sack of s**t is your Mayor and anyone playing politics with him.

        1. Feds Please

          hey Fraud….am I supposed to be impressed that the taxes are supposedly low in Yonkers? The schools are atrocious, Fraud, so what do you think you get for your money? If you can’t use the public schools since and have to pay for a decent education, just how reasonable do you think it is to live in this city? You are naïve at best and moronic at worst. Khader had the opportunity to vote with a ‘stop the insanity’ commentary about the same crap happening every year with nothing changed, but he did not. He didn’t have the balls to vote no, and maybe just maybe have this mismanagement finally addressed once and for all. He didn’t.

    1. He is only one vote

      Hey pal the Spano clan has been blood sucking the taxpayers for almost 8 years. That tax hike was going to happen anyway because the Mayor promising jobs, cars and protection. Remember Mike just got elected he will clean it up

      1. Khader must go

        Why did we elect me ? He was supposed to stand up for us. He should of stood up and voted NO.
        Khader is a wimp.

    2. Taxpayer

      I agree, he should be more worried about the citizens he was elected to serve. At least we know he wont be elected to any future office. Hold onto your wallets, reports are 90 million in the hole next year. Saving money now?, na, they will just raise taxes 10%.

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