California: Santa Clara County Supervisor Promoting Islam, Sharia

A sanitized version no doubt. But, if Islam is a so-called religion of peace, why do taxpayer-funded officials need to promote seminars with the “hopes” of creating a better understanding of Islam? No other religion needs, nor gets, such benefits.

Source: County Supervisor Simitian to Host Forums on Islam Featuring Authors, Activists, Faith Leaders | San Jose Inside

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is teaming up with the Commonwealth Club for a free speaker series in hopes of creating a better understanding of Islam.

Simitian will co-host and moderate the “Understanding Islam” panel discussion with experts and activists from the Islamic community.

“Not only will it lead to greater understanding of the various interpretations of Islam, but it will create a beneficial dialogue between those of the Muslim faith and others in our community,” Commonwealth Club President Dr. Gloria Duffy said.

The speaker series comes as Islamic communities battle an uptick in hate crimes and federal policies hostile to immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries. Zahra Billoo, head of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the speaker series could not have come at a better time.

Billoo is from the Hamas-linked, terror-listed CAIR who has called on California police to stop working with FBI’s terrorism task force.

Poster created by San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

But back to the story.

Silicon Valley residents are encouraged to attend the event to hear from Muslim leaders in their shared community. Organizers hope the forum will be beneficial not only to those in the Muslim faith, but to everyone else by encouraging an open, candid dialogue.

“We’re lucky to live in one of the most diverse places in the country,” Simitian said. “But without understanding the diverse cultures around us, misconceptions abound.”

Below is a list of dates and locations for each part of the speaker series.

What does it mean to be Muslim? The basics.
7pm April 3, Lucie Stern Community Center Theatre, Palo Alto
In the first part of the series, speakers will tackle misconceptions of Islam in modern America and abroad. The panel will feature The Muslim Next Door author Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Islamic Networks Group Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi, Bayan Claremont Islamic Networks Group President Jihad Turk and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian as the moderator. Though the program is sold out, a waiting list is posted on the Commonwealth Club website.

Fear of a Faith: Sharia, Surveillance, Terrorism, The Muslim Ban. What’s real, and what’s not?
7pm May 9, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto
Policies, politics and current events will be the focal point of the second part of the series as speakers shed light on facts and fiction. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will moderate a discussion led by panelists Ameena Jandali, founding member of the Islamic Networks Group, and Jihad Turk, president of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School.

Women and Islam
7pm May 22, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto
Previous panelists return for the last forum of the series to discuss what it mean to be a Muslim woman and how Islam intersects with gender today. The Muslim Next Door author Sumbul Ali-Karamali and Islamic Networks Group Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi join moderator Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor, along with additional panelists who are yet to be determined.

Why no voices from the victims of Islamic terror? Such as in San Bernardino? Or the gays targeted by Muslims driving around San Fran shooting at them while videotaping?

Can Simitian’s constituents trust his judgement if he is promoting Islam and sharia?

Maybe some of what Islam refers to as ‘kufar’ should attend these sessions and add some reality to the conversation.

2 thoughts on “California: Santa Clara County Supervisor Promoting Islam, Sharia

  1. Why are these leaders providing help to the civilization Jihad that the followers of Islam are in to take over the West in their conquest to take over the entire world and destroy all other civilizations ? Boggles the mind how gullible these officials can be.

    Can a good Muslim be a good American or citizen of a Western type country?
    Theologically – Their allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .
    Religiously – No other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)
    Scripturally – Their allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
    Geographically – Their allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
    Socially – Their allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
    Politically – They must submit to the mullahs, who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
    Domestically – Men are instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34)
    Intellectually – They cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
    Philosophically – Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
    Spiritually – When we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
    Here is what all Muslims that follow the Quran, believe:
    Koran 2:191 “slay the unbelievers wherever you find them”
    Koran 3:28 “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends”
    Koran 3:85 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.”
    Koran 5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam”
    Koran 8:12 “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran”
    Koran 8:60 ” Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels”
    Koran 8:65 “The unbelievers are stupid, urge all Muslims to fight them”
    Koran 9:123 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood”
    Koran 9:30 “The Jews and Christians are perverts, fight them.”
    Koran 9:5 “When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you find them”
    Koran 22:19 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies”
    Koran 47:4 “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels, behead them when you catch them”.

    Just the facts !
    And we keep hearing that Islamic attacks are because the young men don’t have jobs. I guess this is another example of just how big a Lie that is. The lifestyle of Islam is the problem but doesn’t fit the Peaceful narrative. Islam was only “Peaceful” for the first 12 years of its existence until Mohammad got enough power to wage war on others. The followers of Islam have killed 270,000,000 people in the world.
    When you tell liberals what the Quran teaches, they counter with “that’s has been mistranslated.” Europeans and Americans need to learn Islam’s doctrines that allow LYING to advance Islam (taqueyia) and the temporary suspension of sharia to fool infidels into thinking Muslims can be “moderate (the doctrine of muruna).
    The difference between “Moderates” and “Radicals” are that the Moderates want the Radicals to kill you and the radicals want to kill you themselves. They all share the same Quran, go to the same Mosques, have the same Imams, and share the same Islam. The followers of Islam have been killing since the 7th Century and their goal is to take over the world. Just the truth but it is ignored. 1400 years of Islam explained.

  2. Okay, to us Counter-Jihadist workers: WHY is SOMEONE among us NOT doing the following action, which is bulls-eye, cross-hair, efficient like NO OTHER educational action? An opportunity–a DUTY–missed? As follows:

    “As soon as news appears about ANY misled local agency (unaware law enforcement, unresponsive city govt. as here, naive religious elements, misinformed educators)—AS SOON AS we learn in the news of such elements (like the PROBLEMATIC lectures above—WE MAIL THE UNEDUCATED PERSONNEL a BROCHURE written as well as possible to convey, concisely but clearly, The Threat, and Their (not their fault) dangerous non- or mis-awareness of and mistaken actions on it.”

    Okay, a written tract never reaches 100% of readers 100%, BUT what an instance of Striking When the Iron is Hot–when the WINDOW of ACCESSIBILITY is open–the people’s fields are plowed for planting seeds of awareness. Precious opportunity–sure, won’t convince everyone, BUT will surely jolt, or prod, or capture, or intrigue BASIC AWARENESS of “Long War” (1,300 years now) when non-timed writings would just be ho-hum discarded.

    IS ANYONE DOING THIS? If not, a SCANDAL. We here at our Institute are preparing such a “survival kit” of basic information pamphlet, but are short-staffed. We have sent materials to factory owners plagued by prayer-time demands, to high school personnel also being hassled and mis-informed, to some media who remained clueless–PLEASE LET US KNOW so as to Combine Forces via this extremely-effective means of Awakening. [And words DO matter or work, especially when the MOMENT IS OPEN. Cf. the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin influencing black emancipation, and Orwell’s novel 1984 elucidating totalitarianism…]

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