Elsewhere in Florida. via Dr. Rich Show: CAIR, creeping Shari’ah, and Hillsborough County School Board enablers.
For nearly six months, parents and concerned citizens have been speaking out about their opposition to allowing representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) speak to our high school children in Hillsborough County Schools. The school board continues to ignore parent’s concerns as time after time they have requested a policy be instituted to vet the credentials of speakers being allowed to address students in the classroom.
The continued insolence and arrogance of the Hillsborough County School Board is truly astonishing. They have continued to ignore the concerns of their constituents on this issue, usurping parental rights with their haughty, “we know better than you” attitude.
At a recent school board meeting, a handful of citizens took the time, once again, to voice their concerns and asking, once again, to put a policy in place that will: (1) vet any speakers or representatives of organizations before they are permitted to engage students in a classroom, and (2) inform parents when someone will be speaking in their child’s classroom and provide a consent form, allowing their child to participate or to opt out if they deem it inappropriate for their child.
How difficult would this be to implement? Surely this is not asking too much from our elected officials.
The school board should do their homework, and acknowledge the concerns of the parents instead of summarily dismissing them. The growing insertion of the Muslim agenda, involving certain entities that have been linked to terrorist groups, in Florida and in the Tampa Bay area, should be of concern to all citizens. Below are some facts of which the local school board, and school boards nationwide should be aware:
· CAIR has been recognized as an unindicted co-conspirator with the terrorist group HAMAS.
· Ahmed Bedier (pictured above), former Tampa CAIR head, and now head of United Voices for Religious Liberty organized a Muslim Capitol Day to protest SB1360 in Tallahassee, Florida. The United West captured his hate speech in the video in this article. The intention of SB1360 was to prohibit courts from considering certain provisions of foreign laws that are inconsistent with Florida laws or the Constitution of the United States of America. The protests from the Muslim community, describing the bill as unconstitutional and limiting religious freedom, were successful, and the bill died on calendar March 9, 2012.
· United Voices is heavily recruiting young (15 to 24 years old) minorities to learn about American politics and run for office, under the heading “Are you ready to change the nation?” promoting their Capitol Leadership Academy at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. this June 24th to 29th.
· It has been reported in American Thinker that on May 16 and 17th, a Channel One Network video was shown to over six million middle and high school students in America. In her article, Larissa Scott states in “Young and Muslim in America: How being a part of Islam changed ten years ago, Part 1“, students watch as Muhtasham Sifaat, 18, kneels on a prayer rug inside an empty classroom. His voiceover explains how he moved around a lot when he was younger, but Islam has given him stability. What is not revealed is that Mr. Sifaat is a political activist serving as a chapter president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), one of the most radical Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America.” Scott continues “The MSA pledge states: “Allah is my lord. Islam is my life. The Koran is my guide. The Sunna is my practice. Jihad is my spirit. Righteousness is my character. Paradise is my goal. I enjoin what is right. I forbid what is wrong. I will fight against oppression. And I will die to establish Islam.”
· Finally, a New York public elementary school (PS 368) has made learning Arabic mandatory for all of its students in an effort to earn a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.
No other sector of the population has been so active in engaging the schools and our children for the purpose of spreading Islam. While religious groups have been banned from activities in our public schools under the misconstrued interpretation of a constitutional separation of church and state, why are the Muslims being allowed such unfettered access to our children?
Why do our elected officials have their heads buried in the sand when it comes to questions of Islam? Why will they not recognize the status of such organizations as CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood as unindicted co-conspirators of such terrorist groups as HAMAS? Why do they continue to ignore the legitimate concerns of these parents?
Current board members whose seats are up for the 2012 elections are: Susan Valdes (District 1); John R. “Jack” Lamb (District 3); Doretha Wynn Edgecomb (District 5; and Carol W. Kurdell (District 7).
The inability of the school board members to respect (or at the very least, acknowledge) the concerns of parents, regarding who is speaking to their children in class without their knowledge or consent, should be a major factor when we go to the voting booth this year. The Hillsborough County School Board is not adequately serving the students entrusted to their care as it is currently administered.
A final plea to the Hillsborough County School Board –
This matter is not going to go away until you listen to your constituents and put an acceptable policy in place to vet the background and credentials of speakers that are invited into the classrooms, as they have respectfully, and repeatedly, requested.