In 2006, Tufts’ Hillel received part of a $1.6-million Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to promote “inter-faith and intercultural dialogue.” The program’s intentions are noble and its goals laudable, since it is best to resolve conflict through dialogue.But this past fall, Tufts’ Interfaith Initiative, “Pathways,” used its federal money to sponsor a dinner and dialogue by Edina Lekovic on “Women, Faith, and Women.”
The problem is that Lekovic is a radical Islamist sympathizer who has gone so far as to defend Osama bin Laden.
A former managing editor of “Al-Talib, a Muslim publication at UCLA, Lekovic was on the masthead when it published an editorial – signed by the Al-Talib staff – praising and defending Osama bin Laden.
The editorial stated, “When we hear someone refer to the great Mujahid, Osama bin Laden, as a ‘terrorist,’ we should defend our brother and refer to him as a freedom fighter; someone who has forsaken wealth and power to fight in Allah’s cause and speak out against oppressors. We take these stances only to please Allah.”
……One of the facilitators of Pathways, Najiba Akbar, was quoted in he New York Times as saying, “I am Muslim first, not even American Muslim. Because so much of the American culture is directly in conflict with my values as a Muslim, I can’t identify solely as an American, or even as an American Muslim.”
Akbar has given no indication that she has since changed her views.
This shit is part and parcel to the government’s “diversity”/political correctness/let’s not “offend other cultures” sellout.
There’s a similar “outreach” program in the Pentagon, at the expense of national security.
The DOD fired analyst Stephen Coughlin because he dared to reveal a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood to subvert the United States, using front groups. This “offended” an Islamofascist aide to the Deputy Defense Secretary–Hasham Islam–who was instrumental in getting Coughlin fired.
Jeezustapdancingchrist. Between Homeland Security, The State Department, and lunkheads in the Pentagon, who the hell needs al Qaeda?
To paraphrase Vladimir Lenin, Islam will sell us the rope with which they will hang us.