At least some parents are standing up to the creeping Sharia in our schools.
Dozens of parents in Tampa, Florida, are outraged after finding out that a member of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spoke to history students at Steinbrenner High School last fall. Dozens of parents showed up at the Hillsborough County school board meeting on Tuesday night to make their frustrations known. Among their concerns, as FOX News reports, the parents discussed the group’s alleged ties to a terror financing case involving Hamas.
MyFoxTampaBay describes the meeting that took place earlier this week:
“Dozens flooded into the school board meeting to try and convince members not to allow CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) representatives to talk to public school students, claiming the group has ties to terrorism.
Amid the uproar, a board member made a motion to schedule a workshop that would include presentations from CAIR and the education coalition.
“We want a public workshop so that these folks who don’t understand what the truth is about this can hear the truth,” said Terry Kemple of the community issues council.
That motion was voted down.”
…..the group has come under government and media scrutiny after being named by the Justice Department as a co-conspirator in a massive terror-financing case involving the Holy Land Foundation (read more about the Holy Land Foundation and CAIR).
……we do have an issue with a group that has ties to terrorism speaking,” said Randall McDaniels. McDaniels’ group, ACT for America, seeks to prevent CAIR members from speaking in public schools; he leads the organization’s Jacksonville chapter.
“As a concerned citizen, and a mom-to-be, I would not allow you to have this man in the school, speaking to my child,” said resident Kimberly Kelley. “This is my right as a mom, and as a parent, and as a taxpayer.”
Despite these statements, CAIR is dismissing the need for concern over one of its members speaking to students. Spokesman Corey Saylor dismissed the response as “fear-mongering” and Hassan Shibly, the executive director of CAIR Tampa who spoke to the students, claims that the parents are incorrect in their insinuations.
“This hatred and animosity only shows the importance of reaching out to the community,” he said, “It’s insulting to the school and the students to think that one person can influence their beliefs. It’s misleading.”
Shibly also made the point that, if critics’ allegations were correct, CAIR would have already been shut down by the government.
“Given the current security environment — how Muslims are under the microscope — if any of the allegations that they had against us were true, our organization would have been shut down years ago,” he said.
Yeah Shibly, that’s a damned good point given the fact that CAIR is a radical Islamofascist organization that funds Hamas and other terrorist groups. You should have been shut down and deported to an Islamic nation state of your choice years ago. Jamaat al Fuqra, CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Arab-American Action Network, have no damned business in this country.
By the way, when a Tampa muslim Sami Osmakac, was arrested for plotting a series of attacks, including the planned use of an explosive-laden vehicle to bomb a Tampa-area nightclub, Shibly screamed “entrapment!”
If the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI doesn’t have all of them in their crosshairs, they should. That this subversive Islamic group is allowed to operate within the borders of the United States, is insane.
I wonder if this was included in the CAIR speech to the class:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
—CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad to a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998
Any parent with school aged children should demand that any such planned appearances by radical propagandists—Islamic and communist alike—be announced to the parents in advance. Better yet, if parents raise enough hell over this, school administrators will think twice before they allow Islamic terrorist facilitators to step one foot inside their schools.
- Hamas-linked CAIR in Your Kid’s Classroom (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- Pamela Geller, Big Government Column: Hamas-linked CAIR in Your Kid’s Classroom (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- Terrorist-Linked CAIR Peddling Islam in Tampa Bay, FL High Schools (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- School board blindly ignores 10,000 emails to each official, votes to allow CAIR to indoctrinate students (counterjihadreport.com)
- HAMAS-linked CAIR has been quietly indoctrinating Tampa-area public high school students with Islamic propaganda (barenakedislam.wordpress.com)