Wisconsin: High school writing assignment asks students to ‘pretend you are a Muslim’

 via High school writing assignment asks students to ‘pretend you are a Muslim’ – EAGnews.org.

By Kyle Olson

UNION GROVE, Wis. – Pretend you’re a Muslim. That’s what a 10th grade World History writing assignment asks students to do at a Wisconsin high school.

WISN talk radio host Vicki McKenna posted Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban’s email for a five-paragraph essay on Twitter.

It reads:

–Pretend you are:

1. Muslim male/female in U.S.

2. Give 3 examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face.

3. Again, 5 paragraphs (intro, 3 body paragraphs, closing.)

**Keep in mind we’ve been doing work and watching documentaries that have the facts needed to write the essay.

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EAGnews emailed Urban to obtain more information on the assignment but she did not respond.

Specifically, we wanted to know if there were similar assignments based on other religions or just Islam, as well as what documentaries were watched to prepare for the essay.

A parent of the student who received the assignment tells EAGnews, “I feel that the purpose of the assignment is to show prejudices towards Muslims in America or to invent them or exaggerate them.”

The parent, who asked to remain anonymous, doesn’t blame the teacher for the essay’s instructions.

“I did not voice my concerns directly to the teacher because I do not blame the teacher. I believe this is a curriculum issue. The teachers are not using their own curriculum, the school boards/superintendents do generally,” according to the parent.

“I brought attention to it because I felt that it was inaccurate for World History. I would have no problem with this assignment if they were to pretend they were in the Middle East and practicing their religion. I first was bothered because it seems that if any Catholic issues are brought up attention is brought to the school and (the assignment) banned being a public school.”

EAGnews reported on another controversial lesson two years ago – almost to the day – at the same high school.

At that time, students were given a crossword puzzle that defined conservatism as “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ”


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The assignment begs to have a few questions answered.

First of all, what documentaries were watched and who produced them?  The Middle East is known for producing several “documentaries” that are full of propaganda and anti-American sentiment.  Is that truly the type of video that our students should be exposed to?  Were there other videos shown to balance the debate on the subject?

Is this assignment a conflict between separation of church and state?  There have been many documented cases of Christian students being denied the ability to pray in public school and today’s history books have been mostly stripped of Christian history.  Why is Christianity allowed to be shunned in our public schools while teachers are allowed to assign an assignment as religious based as this?

Most importantly, are the parents of Union Grove High School aware that this type of assignment is allowed in the school’s curriculum?  How about the local school board?

The role of a history class is to teach history and not to show sympathy for any religious group.  Hopefully the parents will remind the faculty of this so these type of assignments can be avoided in the future.


You could remind them too, however Beth Urban is no longer listed in the Staff Directory, only a gym teacher named Jeff Urban, possibly her husband. It seems the school has flushed her webpage down the memory hole, archive and all.

A web-based contact form is here and Board Member’s contact info is here.

Keep in mind that disrespectful, incoherent ranting won’t help.

Wisconsin: Child Sex Offender Arrested After Trying to Join Islamic State

This guy and Mohamed have a few things in common.

Joshua Ray Van Haften is seen in an undated photo release by the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wisconsin

REUTERS/Dane County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

Egypt deported the convicted child sex offender while America keeps allowing them into the country. And terrorists. In this case both. via WBAY – Wisconsin Man Accused of Trying to Join Islamic State – April 9, 2015.

A Madison sex offender is accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The DOJ says Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, intended to travel to Iraq or Syria to join ISIS.

He was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Wednesday night as he returned from Turkey. He was formally charged in Madison on Thursday with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

CLICK HERE to read the entire complaint against Van Haften.

From documents filed in federal court, it looks like Van Haften did a lot of traveling between the Madison area, where he lived, and the Middle East.

It was when he was in Egypt he was first on the radar when police say he was taking pictures of a military facility, which is forbidden. Egyptian police notified the U.S. embassy, learned Van Haften was a sex offender, and sent him back to the U.S. in January, 2014. Wisconsin online court records show Van Haften was convicted in Rock County of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 1999.

In August, a woman told the FBI her 11-year-old son was talking to Van Haften, whom they didn’t know, outside the Capitol in Madison. He talked about “World War III… and leaving the United States to go to Syria.

Two days later, he left for Turkey, which federal investigators consider an entry point into Syria for people who want to join ISIS.

“Van Haften traveled overseas for the alleged purpose of joining and attempting to provide material support to ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

Federal agents began monitoring Van Haften’s Facebook page, which listed his location as “Kucuk Istanbul Sanliurfa Turkey.”

Agents said he was very busy on social media, posting pro-ISIS propaganda and videos from YouTube and liking anti-American posts on Facebook.

Court records show authorities talked to Van Haften’s roommates, who told them he’d “made comments referring to jihad” and that he wasn’t violent “but there was something strange about him.”

Investigators say text messages between Van Haften and a roommate indicate he “had arrived in Syria” in September and would find people to “facilitate in getting me to Iraq to help take over Baghdad.”

Van Haften had this Facebook message exchange with a former roommate:

Former Roommate: whats happening there going to come home some day?

Van Haften: Well, Turkey is looking like it is divided at the moment about attacking ISIS, which if they do then I’m gonna attack them.

Former Roommate: be carefull its not your fight stay safe

Van Haften: It’s gonna be coming soon. I was about to cross to Syria the day before the Americans through Saudi and UAE, started bombing in Syria from their ships.

Former Roommate: Well be carefull

Van Haften: I was gonna be in the very city they bombed. But I didn’t make it. Hopefully soon though. I’m not too worried, maybe at the moment it happens, but I’m kinda jumping headfirst into it. I’m tired of this life man.

It’s unclear when he returned to Turkey. Continue reading

Wisconsin: Muslims arrested for defrauding program meant to feed women, kids

via Store owners accused of defrauding program meant to feed women, kids – WISN

MILWAUKEE —Three men have been arrested in a growing crackdown on welfare fraud.

State agents, police, even the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took part in a raid at Chuck’s at 18th Street and Teutonia Avenue and at All Star Food and Beer at 27th and Burleigh streets.

A months-long investigation led police to All Star Food and Beer on Wednesday. They arrested the owner, Ali Yousef Aldarorah, and a clerk, Belkasim Moftah, accusing them of defrauding a program that aims to feed poor women and children.

“The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) checks for infant formulas can be worth as much as $100 to the stores,” Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Feiss said.

Feiss said the men were recorded numerous times by an undercover informant giving customers cash in exchange for their vouchers — at about half the check’s value or less — instead of food or formula.

“And that’s really the real harm and shame of this is money we’re providing to people to make sure that young children, infants, have good nutrition so they can get a solid start in life, that money is not being used how it’s intended to be used. Rather it’s being converted to other uses,” Feiss said.

It’s being converted to cash, which Feiss said often pays for drugs and alcohol. At Chuck’s, owner Hesham Al-Ali is accused of defrauding taxpayers out of at least $20,000.

This follows WISN 12 News’ story last month where WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr confronted another store owner, facing felony charges for a similar scheme on the south side.

“We think it is much more widespread. We’ll be continuing to investigate, and I guess we’re looking at how can we put a dent in this,” Feiss said.

It’s a crime, for WIC participants to trade their vouchers for cash. Investigators said they will be looking over the records to see if any customers could also be charged.

In unrelated news, Wisconsin’s first lady was visiting a mosque just a few scant weeks ago:

Wisconsin: First lady goes to mosque for stealth dawah

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No state is spared. via First lady Tonette Walker speaks to Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Oshkosh | thenorthwestern.com. h/t Iron Burka

Women from all walks of life can make meaningful contributions and take on leadership roles no matter what their background or beliefs.

That was the message Wisconsin’s first lady Tonette Walker shared Monday with about two dozen members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Oshkosh at the Qamar Mosque.

The community’s Lajna Ima’illah, or women’s auxiliary, hosted the wife of Gov. Scott Walker as part of a dinner focusing on women’s leadership. The first lady spoke during the event which included a glimpse into the Islamic religion and culture.

Was the first lady segregated from her male companions or were men not permitted to attend?

“It’s so exciting to be up here because when we’re together and we’re talking, we’re just like another mom or woman or someone in a leadership role,” Walker said in an Oshkosh Northwestern Media interview after Monday’s event. “We’re exactly the same. We just come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs, but when we really get down to what’s important — our families and our children and our love for Wisconsin and things around us — it’s just like being with anybody else.

“It’s important for us all to be respectful and to get to know each other and other people and other communities,” Walker said. “It’s humbling to be able to come into a community and listen to them.”

“I’m glad we were able to have so many guests here today,” [Hajra] Ahmad said. “We see the community leaders, but don’t always get to connect with them. Many of the guests here today are women in leadership (positions) in the Oshkosh area, and we hope that when they leave this mosque that they have more knowledge of our community.”

And that sums it all up. It’s not about women or leadership. It’s not about diversity or interfaith harmony. It’s about Islam. Spreading it.

That’s why Wisconsin’s first lady was in the mosque rather than a group taking a civic visit to the statehouse to discuss leadership.

PS: This stealthy minority just got their own caucus on Capitol Hill.

 

Wisconsin: Christian College Drops ‘Crusaders’ Nickname Because…of Islam

via Raymond Ibrahim who writes:

One more example of Western — and Christian — capitulation to the forces of “multiculturalism,” “pluralism,” “diversity,” and of course, political correctness, despite assertions otherwise.

A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com.

Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December.

“But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.”…

Ibrahim Hooper, communications director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told FoxNews.com he welcomed the “Crusaders” change, but said he found team names or mascots that incorporate race or ethnicity more problematic, particularly those pertaining to Native Americans.

“I welcome the spirit behind the change,” Hooper said. “It’s obvious they thought about this. I applaud their effort.”

Faux News continues to allow the Hamas-linked legal jihadists at CAIR a free platform to espouse sharia.

Click the ‘Wisconsin’ link below to see how things are creeping there.

See link section on left side bar detailing CAIR’s terror history.

Update from a reader: (keep sending stuff in guys – we’ll get it all posted eventually)

The Muslim equivalent of “Crusader” would be “Conqueror” or el-Fatih in Arabic This nickname was applied to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II who ultimately conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) after numerous attempts. So this exposes an Islamic double standard. Christians cannot use the term “Crusader” without Islamic criticism, but a mosque in Brooklyn can call itself Fatih Camii (Mosque) with impunity. We all need to understand enough Arabic to stop this nonsense.

 

Wisconsin: Somali gang wars spread from Minneapolis

Not so pious Muslims drinking alcohol and shooting rival Somali’s. via Police say Hudson shooting gang-related. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Investigators say the weekend shootings of three men at a Hudson liquor store involved members of rival gangs from Minneapolis. Saint Croix County prosecutors filed a total of 30 felony charges Tuesday against 22-year-old Guled Abdi and 26-year-old Ahmed Hirsi. Both men remain in the Hennepin County jail awaiting extradition to Wisconsin, where they will each face six charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, six counts of reckless endangerment, and three counts of reckless injury.

The shootings occurred Sunday morning outside Spirit Seller Liquor in downtown Hudson. Investigators said six members of the Somali Outlaws gang were partying Saturday night, and drove their SUV to Hudson in the morning because liquor stores in Minnesota are closed on Sundays. Two people went in the store to buy the liquor, but their credit card was rejected. Outside, two men in a car approached and offered the group alcohol and cigarettes.

Coincidence? Or does this sound like a possible illegal SNAP/liquor/cigarette operation might be a possibility?

A derogatory remark was apparently said during the exchange, and shots were fired at all six in the SUV. Three were wounded and one woman, 28-year-old Fartun Aidid, remained in critical condition at last word at a Saint Paul hospital.

Thanks to Bill Clinton, Catholic Charities and all those who continue to bring Somali Muslims into the U.S.

See how Islam is creeping in Wisconsin here.

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Milwaukee: A Somali Muslim enclave grows

via Growing number of Somali refugees making Milwaukee home.

Omar Mohamad left his war-torn homeland of Somalia when he was about 6. For the next decade, his family lived in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Finally, in 2004, he and some family members were resettled in Milwaukee. He remembers it was October and the first time he had worn a jacket.

Although he had never been to school — there was little education in the camps — he was placed at Washington High School. He spoke no English. Students made fun of the way he dressed, and referred to him and other Somali Bantu — an ethnic minority within Somalia — as \”those Africans.\”

He began by reciting the ABCs and reading nursery rhymes like \”Mary Had a Little Lamb.\” His studying was relentless.

“School was not easy,” he said. “All I did was go home and study, eat and go to class.”

In 2008, he graduated as valedictorian. He continued on to Marquette University, where he received a degree in social welfare and justice. Now 24, he plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to get a master\’s degree in social work.

Among Milwaukee\’s small but growing Somali community, he\’s the first refugee to earn a college degree. He recently became a U.S. citizen and changed his last name to Mohamad from Mursal.

He became a U.S. citizen and changed his last name to Mohamad?

Mohamad said he’s confident others will follow and take their place among the growing ranks of a new generation of Somali Bantus who now call Milwaukee home.

About 40% of the elementary school-age children who attend the center are Somali, said Robert Dunn, president and CEO of Our Next Generation.

“Two or three years ago a Somali father came to us and was interested in the academic support we could offer his children,” Dunn said. Once that family came to the center, others followed.

“The influx of Somali children has been of great benefit to the cultural understanding and awareness,\” Dunn said. At first, the Somali children were viewed as outsiders, he said. They look and dress differently. As Muslims, the girls cover their hair and wear long dresses.

According to the state’s Department of Children and Families, the first wave of Somali refugees began arriving in 1995. Since then the federal government has resettled approximately 700 Somali in Wisconsin, primarily in Brown, Barron, Dane and Milwaukee counties.

Translation: U.S. taxpayers funded the relocation of Somali Muslims from Somalia to Wisconsin and got nothing in return.

The largest population — about 400 people —lives in Milwaukee, said Joe Scialfa, communications director for DCF.

But Ussuf Mursal, Mohamad’s brother, who works at Catholic Social Services refugee program, thinks the actual number is considerably larger. He estimates as many as 1,300 Somalis are now living here.

Nearly double? Someone’s lying.

There are about 250 families, he said, and most families have five or more children. For example, he said, he now has six children and his ex-wife has 11 children, including two of his.

It’s highly unlikely that two Somali immigrants are supporting 17 children so who is paying for all their kids? American taxpayers.

With such large families, providing the necessary support is a strain, he said. And because so many Somali Bantu did not go to school, passing the U.S. citizenship test presents a problem. Still, many are getting established, buying homes and starting businesses.

Like many other adults who left Somalia, he has painful memories of family members getting killed and raped. He’s now a citizen and loves Milwaukee.

“We came here for security, education and a better life,” he said. He has 13 children, some grown, some who attend Riverside High School or Milwaukee Area Technical College.

“We’ve all struggled very hard, but people like Omar and my kids will be a good example to others,” he said.

Mohamad said he wants to continue to work with his community. “My goal is to to make a path for my community and make our horizons bigger.”

A path for Islam. How can that be a good thing for Milwaukee – “beer capital of the world?”

 Related: In Lewiston, Maine, another example of a government-manufactured immigrant Muslim community/takeover – there are immigrants on the taxpayer dole with 15 children!!!

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