Friends out East have called attention to the irony of a school system in Brookline, Mass. struggling to reprise its policy vis-a-vis weekly recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, requiring parents to sign off on their children's participation, while the Wellesley, Mass. Middle School required no such soul-searching of parents when it led a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center where students were herded to bow to Allah during the the mid-day call to prayer and were subjected to Islamist indoctrination, including the increasingly popular fabrication that women of ancient Islam enjoyed greater rights -- including suffrage -- than American women.
The shocking footage was captured on video by a parent chaperoning the trip and later released to and exposed by Americans for Peace and Tolerance. The organization has been outfront alerting the community to the Anti-Semitic incitement and radical leadership of the Saudi-funded mega-mosque. As noted by APT,
The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving 23 years in jail on terror charges. For years, its board of trustees included Yusuf al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was banned by Bill Clinton from the United States in 1999. Qaradawi now chairs the Muslim American Society’s university, which offers classes inside the mosque. Over half the mosque’s $15.5 million price tag was funded by wealthy Saudis and since it opened, several of its leaders, donors and members have been implicated in Islamic extremism.Two extremists tied to the ISB are now fugitives after being indicted on al Qaeda-related charges. Another ISB congregant Aafia Siddiqui, is reportedly an Al Qaeda member awaiting sentencing for attempting to murder FBI agents in Afghanistan.
Of particular note to metro Detroiters is APT's conclusion:
In various parts of the country, public schools are allowing Muslim extremists to promote Islam to our children. Something’s broken here. Our leadership is failing. It’s now up to ordinary citizens to fix it.We in Michigan know better than most. Apparently following the lead of Dearborn Public Schools, the Detroit Public Schools is also submitting to Islam. Though it flew below radar, Robert Bobb, special manager for the sinking Detroit Public Schools, told the Arab American News that the Cleveland School in Detroit, "which is now Detroit International Academy, made changes to accommodate Muslim students from diet and dress code perspectives and also had prayer rooms as well, which is a model that can be applied to future schools if need be."
Doesn't the 'P' in Detroit Public Schools stand for public??? Special diet, dress codes and prayer rooms to accommodate Muslim students in the American taxpayer-funded public schools? And this is one of the nation's worst performing public school systems, so academically-bereft, financially unstable and ravaged by years of widely-documented corruption and graft that former Governor Jennifer Granholm had to appoint Robert Bobb as special financial manager, a sort of educational receivership, to avert outright bankruptcy. Is this the way to solvency for US schools? Church-state separation was such a quaint idea in its time.
Surely, our new governor Rick Snyder and new state legislature cannot countenance this "model" of religious preference in a public school that Bobb hinted could be "applied to future schools if need be." What exactly is the "need be" that would force these additional Islamist accommodations?
Cited in the APT report is a source used by schools to develop curriculum on Islam, DawaNet [Dawa means proselytizing], whose target couldn't be more transparent : "Schools are therefore fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students."
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, like other elected officials APT charges buckle to Islamist pressures, not only failed to protest the prayer rooms in the public schools, but was a featured speaker, along with Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, at the recent ISNA conference here. You remember the ISNA from previous posts, in which we've discussed easily available and uncontradicted evidence of the ISNA's ties to the terrorist group Hamas.
Presumably, these two gentleman don't have the knowledge that they should have when it comes to the ISNA, which along with CAIR, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror-financing trial. They are busy and their days are filled with other concerns. But what about our Jewish community "leaders?" Couldn't they have informed Bing and Ficano, and perhaps let them know that they would be speaking in behalf of unsavory groups of individuals who fronted for a terror organization whose charter calls for the murder of Jews and whose chief goal is the replacement of the U.S. Constitution with Sharia law?
Why the low profile? If we examine previous ages, we can see that it has done the Jews no good to ignore those who are out to destroy us. Our enemies are willing to use every stratagem of war to conquer us. We are at our best when we are fighting back. We might not win every battle, but by fighting back at the constant provocations, we raise ourselves from victims to be mourned to defenders, who, win or lose, can be celebrated.
---posted by MT Beadle, Cowznofski