In response to my recent article for Atlas Shrugs, which exposed the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro for making demands on the School Board to have “Muslim Authorities” review all text books, I received a lot of emails. One of them was from a spokesman for Middle Tennesseans For Religious Freedom and peace activist, Jase Short. He said, “You are the definition of human waste. Have a good, sad, and lonely life you fucking creep.”
I also heard from Saleh Sbenaty, the spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, and member of the Religion of Peace. He had this to say, “The lies you are spreading is a characteristic of a scumbag”.
But the quote that really sticks out in my mind is one I first heard from Pamela Geller, and that one is that “Truth is the new hate speech”.
Just to review, through my new site: www.MosqueConfidential.com I have been able to obtain numerous tips, stories and actual documents concerning suspicious and subversive behavior on the part of mosques.
Recently, I released a document wherein I leaked a “Teacher’s Guide” which was put out by the Islamic Center of Murfreesbro, TN. You can read and download the entire guide by clicking here, but here were a few of the finer points which I found particularly disconcerting:
Abdou Kattih of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is ordering the taxpayer funded school conform to Islamic Law in the following ways:
– Men and boys are always to be covered from the navel to the knee in public.
– Muslim females are required to wear loose-fitting and non-revealing clothing which includes a head covering.
– Some of the five prayers may fall within regular school hours. It takes less than 15 minutes to accomplish the prayer. It includes:
- Washing: Before the prayer, Muslims perform a simple wash with clean water. This is normally performed in the restroom sink.
- Prayer space and Time: During the prayer, the Muslim will stand, bow, and touch the forehead to the ground. This may be performed in any quite, clean room. Total privacy is not required.
- Attention: During the prayer, Muslims are fully engaged and they may not respond to a conversation. Students and teachers should not take offense of the worshiper not answering their call. However, in case of an emergency, the Muslim will respond to an announcement by stopping the prayer immediately.
– Fasting students may ask to use the library instead of the cafeteria during lunch. Also they may ask to be excused from strenuous physical activities during fasting.
– Muslim boys and girls may not take same-sex communal after-sports showers without wearing appropriate covering on their bodies.
– Close contact with local Islamic centers is essential to encourage input from the Muslim community.
– In Islam, Friday is the day for the congregational worship, called Jumaha. It is an obligation that must be fulfilled, and it lasts about one hour.
– Textbooks that contribute to religious prejudice are not suitable.
– Qualified Muslim educators should participate in the textbook selection process, particularly for history, social studies and geography texts.
I sent the leaked documents to Nashville AM radio morning talk show host, Michael DelGiorno of WTN, who felt rather strongly that this would be of interest to the parents of the 40,000 children who attend Rutherford County schools. And to his credit, he read the entire “Teacher’s Guide” live, on the air and talked about it detail, with Bill Warner, author of “Sharia Law for Non-Muslims”.
Well as you might imagine this created quite a stir and the Rutherford County School Board was bombarded with calls and emails from some very pissed of parents who wanted answers. And the answer they got? The School Board denied knowing anything about it.
It’s worth mentioning that I was once a strong vocal advocate for, what I thought were simply the “religious freedoms” of the Islamic Center. You can read more about that in, “The High Price of Telling the Truth about Islam”. Back then, when I reached out to the media with tales of how “Southern Evangelicals” were trying to stop a mosque, the media and I had something special. They all returned my calls and emails and one of them would just write what I told him to. Such is not the case these days.
But when it was time to leak the next document, everyone got the same package – the Daily News Journal, the Tennessean Newspaper, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, local Channel 5, Michael Moore, all of my other former contacts. I saw “former” because now that I speak the inconvenient truth about Islam, I have become too radioactive for any of them to touch. Must be all that “hate speech”.
So everyone got the same package with my second document – that being the actual leaked email itself – from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The email was sent to School Board attorney Angel McCloud. Notice that in the “Teacher’s Guide” the persistent Abdou Kattih references legal code, to get his point across that the School Board must conform to Islamic Law. And of all the officials in the School Board, he sent it to legal. So, of all the officials he could have sent this to, he chose legal to impress upon them that he intended to enforce this legally if necessary.
Only 2 in the local media had the courage to expose this email, seen below. Pete Doughtie, Publisher of the Rutherford Reader (the most read newspaper in the area of the 53,000 square foot mega mosque construction site) and once again the brave Michael DelGiorno, a Nashville talk radio host on WTN.
And here is how the James Evans, spokesperson for Rutherford County Schools, attempted to downplay and put a spin on this most recent development:
From the Rutherford County Schools Website:
Update June 28, 2012
“Eric Allen Bell has responded with an email he says was sent to staff attorney Angel McCloud … from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The email contained an educational flyer about Muslim beliefs and practices as they pertain to Muslim students. However, the email does not contain a list of demands or mandates, which has been alleged.”
Meanwhile, back in reality…
In order to get a better understanding of the “Teacher’s Guide” sent out by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, I reached out to an established authority. I contacted an expert in Islam who advises the US Government and the US Military, as I believe this expert is well qualified to explain to what it is that we are looking at, with this document. You the reader can decide – who is more qualified to evaluate the meaning, threat and intention of this mosque sponsored “Teacher’s Guide” – a School Board spokesperson, or this man…
Timothy R. Furnish holds a PhD in Islamic, African and World history, which he obtained after serving in the US Army as an Arabic linguist. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on Islamic history, Islamic sects and transnational Islamic movements. Dr. Furnish works as a lecturer, analyst and consultant to the US government and military on those very topics. He is the author of one book “Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, their Jihads and Osama bin Laden” as well as numerous articles in both popular and scholarly venues. Briefly, here is Dr. Furnish’s expert analysis of the ICM “Teacher’s Guide”
I think that what we have here, with Abdou Kattih’s attempt to get the Rutherford County school system to, in essence, Islamize itself, is not jihad per se but the “soft” power version of Islamization–known as da`wah.
Da`wah literally means “call,” “invitation” or “summons” to Islam (or to a particular sectarian version thereof–most prominently, in Islamic history, to the Sevener Shi`i version of that faith known as Isma’ilism). As the august Encyclopedia of Islam notes, da`wah “can often be translated as mission or propaganda” but also “has the sense of doctrine, religion, community, sect….” As such, it is perhaps best viewed as a “kinder, gentler”–that is, non-“kinetic”/non-violent–version of Jihad.
But it aims for the same goal: an Islamized society and system where, in the final analysis, Islamic norms and, eventually, rule of law (shari`ah) predominate.
Take a look at this chart, p. 36, from a Dutch study, From Dawa to Jihad: The Various Threats from Radical Islam to the Democratic Legal Order (2004); it shows the relationship of jihad to da`wah quite well.
What is going on in Murfreesboro is, I think, clearly an example of “Covert Dawa,” #3 in that chart: “These organizations often operate ‘with a hidden agenda and under false pretences’, with a focus on secretly propagating and financing exclusivism and parallelism. To the outside world, these…present
themselves as legitimate humanitarian organizations and discussion partners for the government, but in fact they advocate and propagate a highly intolerant exclusivism and parallelism (hidden from the government’s and the public’s view). The realization of this pursuit can be characterized as a threat, all the more so because the methods to achieve it are characterized by secrecy” (p. 39). Indeed, the Murfreesboro mosque and its propagandists may already be shading into the next level, #4, which is just one stop removed from “covert jihad:” “These forms of radical Islam try to undermine the structures of the democratic legal order via covert Dawa. At an international level there have been indications that in particular the radical branches of the Muslim Brotherhood employ covert Dawa strategies. Rather than confronting the state power with direct violence, this strategy seeks to gradually undermine it by infiltrating and eventually taking over the civil service, the judicature, schools, local administrations, et cetera” (p. 40)
It’s certainly exclusivistic and undermining of the public school system, to insist that Muslims be allowed to pray during school (as well as do their rather high-profile ablutions), to be excused from PT during Ramadan fasting, to be allowed out of school on Fridays for Muslim services. And it’s moving beyond mere equal treatment under the law for Muslims to demand that they be allowed to vet history, social studies and geography textbooks (are maps somehow different in the Islamic view?!) and to be allowed to determine, subjectively, what defines “religious prejudice.” One can safely assume that any historical discussion of, say, jihad – a staple of Islamic history and expansion, going back to Islam’s founder Muhammad, for 1433 years – would be deemed “prejudicial” by Abdou Kattih. I seriously doubt that Hindus or Sikhs, much less Christians, are allowed to vet textbooks thusly. Why should Muslims be given special treatment in this regard?
Whether Kattih and his supporters in (and outside) Murfreesboro are consciously engaged as an outpost of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Civilization Jihadist” [sic] (Muslim Brotherhood’s “Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” May 22, 1991, p. 5 of the English version) is almost beside the point–for they are certainly de facto operating as such.
And this is what the current administration (including the intelligence and law enforcement agencies), American media and far too many in our society as a whole fail to grasp (whether intentionally or not) that the Islamic imperative to engage in da`wah, ingrained into every Muslim who seriously practices that faith, is almost reflexively acted upon UNLESS it is made abundantly clear that it will not be tolerated. That is not to say that Muslims cannot practice their religion – of course they can. They can even try to convert folks. BUT unless Muslims are convinced that they will not be granted a special status in non-Muslim lands, they will continue to insist on being given a mile whenever they are granted an inch.
Da`wah is slow-motion jihad, if you will; and the longer it is allowed to gain momentum, it will only gather more and more steam and speed–until it becomes, if not unstoppable, certainly very problematic for non-Muslims and very hard to derail.
Read it all. Read the embedded links and documents. See how Islamization is taking place right under your noses. If not for blogs, this information would never be known and you’d only hear the pity parties hosted by news media like the Tennessean.
Share it. It’s coming to your city and your kids school next.