Feds push Islam in class to stop supposed ‘bullying’ of Muslims

Taxation for Islamization. What are your children being brainwashed with in class? Source: Feds push Islam in class to stop ‘bullying’ of Muslims

The U.S. Department of Education has posted instructions to educators on its website imploring them to be aware of their responsibilities to protect Muslim students from “bullying.”

The DOE post urged teachers to “be sure to include Islam” in classroom discussions during “social studies, current events, children’s literature.”

The post is seen as so inflammatory by some Christian groups that a Change.org petition drive has been launched demanding the DOE “halt its efforts to Islamize school children.”

Virginia-based Christian Action Network announced it is collecting petitions to present to U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Without providing any scientific data that bullying of Muslims is a problem in public schools or defining what type of behavior it would consider to be “bullying,” the DOE post says Muslim students face more bullying than at any time since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Read the DOE blog post titled “Protecting our Muslim Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Educator” or see screenshot below.

The only source the DOE gives for its claim that bullying of Muslim students is a growing problem in schools is a December 2015 article by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League that lists 10 incidents nationwide. Of those 10, the ADL lists two assaults, three cases of vandalism of mosques and five cases of alleged “threats and intimidation.” Only one of the 10 incidents involved a student or school.

One of the “threats” listed by ADL involved “anti-Muslim” fliers posted in Fredricksburg, Virginia, in advance of a public hearing about a proposed new mosque that read, “No Jihad in Fredricksburg.”

Readers not impressed

The DOE blog post sparked nine reader comments before comments were shut down — all but one of the commenters chastised the federal bureaucracy for sticking its nose into the issue.

“Islam is not merely a religion; it is also a totalitarian, supremacist political ideology,” wrote Joanne Meegan, RN. “This kind of nonsense is one of many reasons why the U.S. Department of Education should be dismantled.”

“Why is the bullying of Muslims any more important than the bullying of other kids,” wrote another blogger named Steve.

Florine Isaacs wrote: “This is totally inappropriate for any educator to bring up in class. That is a parent’s job because it has to do with religion. You have already overstepped your role by introducing Islam into the classroom in the first place.”

Americans who ‘associate terrorism with Islam’ are ignorant

All of the alleged bullying of Muslims is based on a “lack of information among the public about Islam,” the DOE said in its post, “and a tendency to associate Islam with terrorism.”

Due to this ignorance on the part of the American public, the DOE says, “there has been an increase in expressions and incidents targeting the Muslim community …”

The post continues as follows:

“There has also been an increased wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in our public discourse, political rhetoric and everyday interactions. Schools have not been immune. Youth have been called, ‘terrorists’ or ‘ISIS.’ There have been physical attacks, verbal threats, and social isolation. These are just a few of the many ways anti-Muslim sentiment has impacted schoolchildren who are Muslim or perceived to be Muslim.”

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Saudi Arabia says not ready to let women drive

Obama was just there, but rather than pursue the issue, he gave the Saudi’s a waiver on their continued rights violations. Source: Saudi Arabia refuses to end its ban on women drivers | Daily Mail Online

Saudi Arabia is ‘not convinced about women driving’ and sees negative consequences if it is allowed, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said.

The prince, who is one of the Middle Eastern country’s most influential figures, has previously indicated his support for more freedom for Saudi Arabian women.

However, he has since said that reform can’t be rushed and that changes ‘could’ happen in the future, Bloomsberg reports.

In an interview on Monday, Prince Mohammed, who is second in line to the throne and believed to be around 30, said that allowing women to drive is more than just a religious issue, but a community one.

His comments came after he outlined a plan to reduce the kingdom’s reliance on oil.

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s top cleric defended the ban on women driving, claiming it would ‘expose them to evil’.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh added ‘obsessed’ men with ‘weak spirits’ could end up causing female drivers harm.

The Grand Mufti is known for being outspoken and earlier this year ruled that chess is forbidden for Muslims because it is a ‘waste of time’ and promotes gambling.

He issued the fatwa ahead of a major chess tournament in Mecca in January.

Last year campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul was jailed for 10 weeks after violating the ban by driving from the United Arab Emirates to the Saudi border.

And in February 2015, Saudi historian Saleh al-Saadoon caused controversy in trying to justify the ban, claiming women ‘could be raped’ if their cars broke down.

In reaction to the prince’s comments on Monday, Muneerah Sulaiman, 26, a lawyer in Riyadh, told Bloomsberg: ‘We were very disappointed. I don’t understand the argument of people who appose the ban on religious grounds.

‘How is it okay to have a strange man drive women around, which is against Islamic teachings, but not okay to drive yourself around? It doesn’t make any sense.’


Ah, the sharia.

There’s more out of Saudi Arabia: How to ‘discipline’ your wife, Saudi style: Muslim family therapist advises men to ‘beat spouses with a toothpick or handkerchief’ and ‘forsake them in bed’

State Dept Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations, Obama Gives Saudi’s a Waiver

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Source: State Dept. Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations–for 14th Straight Year

For a record 14th year in a row, the State Department has overruled the advice of an independent statutory watchdog and decided not to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom abuses.

The decision not to designate Pakistan a “country of particular concern” under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) comes despite its government’s continuing rejection of calls to amend or rescind the world’s most notorious blasphemy laws – which carry the death penalty and are frequently used to target Christians and other minorities.

It also comes just days after a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report highlighted dozens of instances of intolerance of religious minorities being promoted in public school textbooks in the Islamic country.

The U.S. potentially wields significant leverage over Pakistan. It is the fifth-largest recipient of U.S. foreign assistance, with the administration requesting $742 million in aid for the country in fiscal year 2017.

On its 2016 watch list of the world’s 50 worst persecutors of Christians, the religious freedom advocacy group Open Doors has Pakistan at number six this year – the highest ranking it has reached in the 13 years the annual list has been compiled.

(Other countries on the Open Doors’ top 10 that are not designated CPCs by the State Department are Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and Libya.)

Ever since that designation in 2004, both the Bush and Obama administrations have waived CPC-related action against Saudi Arabia, despite appeals by the USCIRF.

Kirby confirmed on Friday that Saudi Arabia will once again be subject to a waiver, along with the three Central Asian republics on the blacklist.

 

Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Program Collapses Into Absurdity

Was it ever intended to succeed? Or rather another opportunity to redistribute taxpayer funds to Muslims (ie. dhimmi tax)?

Source: PJ Media

In February 2015, President Obama hosted a three-day summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) that featured a roll-out of three local programs in Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. This culminated CVE efforts by the Obama administration going back to 2011.

But just over a year from Obama’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, the programs are now admittedly a complete failure — and publicly rejected by elements of the very communities they intend to serve.

Even at the time of the summit, the CVE programs had already been deemed a failure.

These programs are also a practical failure in preventing violent extremism. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported on one Somali youth leader in Minneapolis associated with government-funded CVE programs who later attempted to join the Islamic State.

Remarkably, as the Obama CVE programs are in complete meltdown, Republican leaders such as Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation are openly embracing Obama’s CVE agenda — and even calling for its expansion.

In February 2015, Obama’s envoy to the Muslim world, Rashad Hussein, was appointed to lead the CSCC. Yet by year’s end, a State Department panel of experts concluded that the CSCC’s efforts were not effective, and questioned whether the U.S. government should be involved in counter-propaganda at all.

Rashad Hussein was promptly moved to the Justice Department and the CSCC shut down.

In January 2016, a new effort, the Center for Global Engagement, was launched, but with little prospect that rebranding their efforts will be more effective.

So the Obama administration’s counter-propaganda efforts were not only unsuccessful, but found to be so harmful and counter-productive that they had to be shut down and replaced.

Now, most of the U.S. government’s counter-propaganda efforts have been outsourced to the Sewab Center in Abu Dhabi, and the continued in-country counter-propaganda efforts of the Obama administration now have to be characterized as “ninja” because they are so unseen (and unmeasurable).

Obama’s CVE: A Catastrophic Failure

By the three key areas of activity established by the December 2011 White House Strategic Implementation Plan — namely community engagement, counter-terrorism training, and counter-propaganda — all of the CVE efforts have been at best ineffective, and at worst an aid to the enemy.

Meanwhile, reports about the dismal performance of their local CVE programs announced at the White House Summit in February 2015 continue to emerge. The whole CVE industry of government, academics, and community groups has devolved into farce, as I noted here at PJ Media recently following the “CVE Summit” held in Washington D.C.

This has transpired as the domestic and global terror threat continues to grow. The Obama administration demonstrates time and again that it is not up to the task of protecting Americans from those threats. Solutions to these problems are undoubtedly out there, but they will continue to be crowded-out and dismissed by the “experts” as long as the absurdity of CVE continues.


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1.2% of Somalia’s population has been resettled in America

Taxation for Islamization.

Source: Obama nears Bush import record on ‘problematic’ refugees

For all the talk about the security risks of Muslim “refugees” coming from Syria, little is said about another refugee program that has been delivering thousands of Muslims annually to U.S. cities for 33 years.

That country is Somalia, which, just like Syria, is a hotbed of Sunni jihad terrorism and warring factions of Shariah-compliant tribal clans.

Every president since Ronald Reagan has his fingerprints on the Somali refugee program, but it really found its footing under President Clinton and hasn’t slowed down since.

President Obama has, during his more than seven years in office, approved the resettlement of 47,500 Somali “refugees” into U.S. communities – and he’s edging toward breaking the record for Somali resettlements set by his predecessor, George W. Bush.

The Bush administration brought 49,613 Somalis to the U.S. over eight years, according to the U.S. State Department’s refugee database. They were resettled by nonprofits such as Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Church World Services, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the National Association of Evangelicals’ World Relief Corp.

Obama is on a pace to match Bush’s record for Somali immigration sometime within the next three months, probably by late July.

The vast majority of Somalis brought to the U.S. under the last four presidential administrations have been resettled in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota; in Columbus, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; San Diego, California; and Atlanta, Georgia.

But smaller cities have received large numbers as well, including Fargo, North Dakota; Shelbyville, Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky; El Paso, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and Lewiston, Maine.

Since 1983, the U.S. has taken in a total of 132,224 Somalis, 99 percent of whom are Sunni Muslims who observe some form of Shariah law.

Mathematically speaking, 1.2 percent of Somalia’s 10.6 million population has now been resettled in America.


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Yesterday we saw another example of just what these Somali Muslims bring to America.

Minneapolis: Woman sexually assaulted by five Somali men

Tennessee to Sue Feds Over Unconstitutional Refugee Resettlement

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Source: Game On: Tennessee to Sue Feds Over Unconstitutional Refugee Resettlement – Breitbart

by Michael Patrick Leahy

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin.

“Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.

“The General Assembly clearly understands the importance of public safety and state sovereignty as demonstrated by the overwhelming support of this Resolution for which we are thankful. The Syrian surge heightens our sense of urgency to get this properly before the courts, and we urge the Attorney General to act without delay,” Norris adds.

Tennessee, which withdrew from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program in 2008, will now become the first state to sue the federal government over its operation of the program within the borders of its state on Tenth Amendment grounds. Alabama and Texas are currently suing the federal government over the refugee resettlement program on the narrower grounds that it has failed to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980.

“As a state legislator, it is my duty to fulfill my oath and to exercise Constitutional authority,” House sponsor State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) tells Breitbart News.

“I take it seriously to do all I can to protect the sovereignty of our great state. Either we abide by the Tenth Amendment or we ignore it,” she adds.

“It’s time for states to say no more federal overreach and [I] really believe that the federal government was created by the states and not the other way around,” Weaver says.

“Proud to have been involved in the process. It’s been a long road,” State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) tells Breitbart News, adding:

I held our first hearing in 2013 to look into this issue and I believe we have exhausted very option other than a law suit. I am very proud of [House resolution lead sponsor] State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) and her steadfastness, as well as the House Republican Caucus for sticking with this fight to this conclusion.

The House added an amendment to the resolution that first sailed through the State Senate in February which specified the lawsuit would be conducted at no cost to the state. The State Senate passed that amended resolution Tuesday.

It is now a certainty that Tennessee will sue the federal government.

The only unknown is whether Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, will add his support to the resolution, and whether Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery will represent the Tennessee General Assembly.

Haslam previously indicated he has reservations about the law suit.

Under Tennessee law, resolutions of the Tennessee General Assembly do not require the governor’s signature to become effective.

The resolution calls for the Attorney General to consider representing the General Assembly in federal court. Should the Attorney General choose not to represent the General Assembly, the Thomas More Law Center, a respected public interest law firm, has said it will represent the state at no cost.

It is unclear how long the General Assembly will give the Attorney General to make up his mind.

Tennessee is one of twelve states that have withdrawn from the program in which the federal government has, without statory authority, handed over the resettlement of refugees to “voluntary agencies” (VOLAGs) under a regulation concocted from thin air by the Department of Health and Human Services known as “the Wilson-Fish alternative program.”

The other Wilson Fish alternative program states are Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont.

State legislatures, governors, and gubernatorial candidates in several of these states have already expressed an interest in following Tennessee’s lead or joining Tennessee’s lawsuit, sources tell Breitbart News.

As Breitbart News reported, the operation of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program has become a lucrative industry for a number of voluntary agencies, many of which are affiliated with Christian organizations.

The passage of the resolution is timely, as the Obama administration has stepped up its efforts to increase refugee resettlement recently.

The administration announced it would accelerate the vetting time for Syrian refugees from two years to three months in order to meet its self- imposed goal of bringing in 10,000 refugees from that country during the fiscal year which ends in September.

In March, the Partnership for a New American Economy, a left-wing pro-immigrant group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several corporate executives, along with the George Soros-funded Welcoming America, announced that they have selected twenty American communities to receive “Gateways for Growth” financial grants because of their receptive attitude to immigrants.

Pro-immigrant activists within and external to the U.S. State Department appear intent on distributing resettled refugees to many small and medium-size cities around the country.

In South Dakota, for instance. a Wilson-Fish alternative program state, the small city of Aberdeen (population 26,000) has recently been targeted by that state’s voluntary agency, Lutheran Social Services, as a direct refugee resettlement site.

The Tenth Amendment case against the federal government’s operation of the refugee resettlement program in these Wilson Fish alternative program states is strong, as Breitbart News reported previously:

In 1984, Senator Pete Wilson (R-CA), concerned at the disproportionate number of refugees sent to the state of California and the high cost of the program borne by the California state government in the form of payments made to refugees settled under the program who seemed to be unable to establish self-sufficiency in a timely manner, introduced an amendment to the 1984 Immigration and Naturalization Act to address that problem.

On October 2, 1984 when Senator Wilson introduced Amendment No. 6965 to the Immigration and Naturalization Act (which would subsequently be known as the Wilson-Fish amendment), he stated:

‘The specific intention of this amendment is to encourage refugee self-support and employment in California, a State which consistently receives at least 22 percent of all incoming refugees. A disproportionate number of refugees end up on welfare rolls. The language in this amendment will allow alternative approaches to this welfare dependency cycle.’ (emphasis added)

The language of the amendment, which was incorporated into the law passed in 1984, reads:

‘[T]he Secretary shall develop and implement alternative projects for refugees who have been in the United States less than thirty-six months, under which refugees are provided interim support, medical services, support services, and case management, as needed, in a manner that encourages self-sufficiency, reduces welfare dependency, and fosters greater coordination among the resettlement agencies and service providers.’

The Wilson-Fish amendment does not mention or even allude to using the Secretary’s authority to fund Wilson-Fish alternative projects as a way to usurp the authority of state governments, such as whether a state would even agree to a refugee resettlement program operating in the state.

Tennessee State Rep. Weaver sums up the attitude of most Tennesseans to the federal government’s continued efforts to tell states what they are allowed to do under the Obama administration.

“There are numerous other departments of federal overreach we need to push back as well. To name a few—EPA, education, and health care, and Second Amendment rights,” Weaver tells Breitbart News.


Almost 200 posts in the Creeping Sharia category of “Tennessee”. Peruse the headlines to see why this is a decade or more overdue.

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