Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall wants “cultural awareness” training on Islam for his staff to have more “impact.”
Does Hall have any idea what he will be inviting into the county’s prison system?
In 2009, it was exposed that Warith Deen, the head Muslim chaplain for New York’s state prisons for 20 years, “considered the 9/11 hijackers to be martyrs.” Deen was in charge of hiring Muslim chaplains and leading prayer services.
Also uncovered from a search of federal records, is that Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and front groups have dedicated prison programs that provide religious material and volunteer chaplains. This has been used as one avenue by which Muslims not only fulfill their religious duty to proselytize (“dawa”) and convert non-Muslims to Islam.
ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), is a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution for raising and sending money to HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization. Since 1993, ISNA has been the official endorsing agency for the U.S. military’s Muslim chaplain program.
One Muslim chaplain endorsed by ISNA, Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, was a convert to the Nation of Islam. He also worked with the Saudi backed charity, the Muslim World League (MWL) to establish the military’s Muslim chaplain program. It was later discovered that the MWL was tied to al Qaeda.
One of ISNA’s founders and its first president, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was instrumental in guiding the military’s Muslim chaplain program and as reported, “handpicked” Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad as ISNA’s first endorsed military chaplain. In 2004 Alamoudi was sentenced to 23 years in prison for terrorism-related activities.
Nashville jails following the same pattern?
Did Sheriff Hall bother to vet the individuals and group he was embracing? Is he aware that the Islamic Center of Nashville and the Salahadeen Center hosted another discredited ISNA official involved with Muslim prison chaplains?
In 2010, these mosques invited Louay Safi, who at that time was ISNA’s director of Communications and Leadership Development to speak to their congregations. Right before Safi’s Nashville visit, a Dallas newspaper published a story revealing the fact that Safi’s contract as a lecturer on Islam at military bases, had been suspended. Safi was a trainer on Islam at Fort Hood (Texas) in November 2009, when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 Americans in a jihadist shooting spree. Safi had previously been identified as part of a terrorism financing group and was later named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution.
CAIR is another Muslim Brotherhood organization that was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. Paul Galloway, the director of is the former director of the CAIR-Houston office. Galloway now lives in Nashville and is the director of the AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) and ACO (American Center for Outreach) – and one of the invitees who met with Sheriff Hall about training his staff on Islam.
The sheriff agreed with Galloway and the other Islamist representatives, that training for his staff can only be delivered by Muslims. The sheriff further agreed, the only way to ensure that all Muslim criminals’ demands are accommodated, he would hire a Muslim advocate.
Sheriff Hall has admitted that as the Muslim population in Davidson County has grown, so has “their presence inside county jails.”
In 2013, Davidson County’s population was 658,602 including approximately 6,296 Muslims. That equals about 1% of the total population and yet, according to the sheriff, they make up to 10% of the jail population – “more than double what you’d find ten years ago.”
Considering the information being exposed about Muslim refugees in other states (for example, here and here),committing crimes and gang involvement, the Nashville jail demographics, aren’t surprising.
Islamists always have a secondary agenda
Speaking for the group, Galloway, said they also wanted to “be versed in the policies that govern the use of force in jails and what triggers local authorities to initiate deportation proceedings.”
Are these questions about deportation of illegal immigrant criminals or refugee criminals who would still subject to deportation? And why are they asking questions about use of force in jails? That sounds like Black Lives Matter talking.
Tennessee’s Islamist organizations including AMAC, ACO and the Faith and Culture Center (FCC), have formally joined forces with Black Lives Matter (BLM). The founder and president of the FCC, Daoud Abudiab, is also a founding member of AMAC, and the president of the board of the TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). All these groups are collaborating with BLM.
(Daoud Abudiab, founder of FCC, founding member of AMAC and president of TIRRC)
It’s the same police/law enforcement brutality/discrimination/unfair treatment talk that a Minneapolis Somali refugee used in her platform and which got her the Democratic nomination for a seat in her state legislature. (BTW, it’s been discovered that she married her brother and brought him to the U.S. at the same time that she was married to the father of her children.)
In the context of jails, the joinder of the Islamists and BLM makes complete sense. Criminals, particularly black criminals have long been a fertile population for conversion to Islam.
Charles Colson, jailed for several months for his role in Watergate and who later founded a prison ministry observed that “some varieties of religious instruction in prison can transform ‘petty criminals into professional terrorists.’” His examples included Richard Reid, the airplane shoe bomber, and Jose Padilla.
Nicknamed “the dirty bomber,” with ties to al Qaeda, Padilla attended a fundamentalist mosque in Florida which at that time, was led by Rafiq Mahdi, a convert who trained in Saudi Arabia and is known in Tennessee as the “unofficial imam of Knoxville.” Mahdi just happens to also be employed by ICNA, another Muslim Brotherhood front group.
AMAC and others also plan to meet with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the field office of the FBI – which tells you they are up to something else. What is it?
More subversion of law enforcement? Demands for greater diversity in the ranks of law enforcement? More opportunities to replay their victim narrative?
The real question that should be asked is if this is the religion of peace, why are there so many Muslim criminals in the Davidson County jails?
It only took one year after jihadist Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez murdered five U.S. service men for the FBI to find out that he had been radicalized for at least a year.
And that he purchased his guns after he was radicalized.
And according to the FBI, people around Abdulazeez “knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report.”
The FBI’s admission confirms:
that CAIR’s campaign to spread suspicion in Muslim communities about the FBI, is working;
that the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) claim that its engagement with state law enforcement somehow “enhanc[es] security for all Tennesseans, is meaningless political noise
that Homeland Security’s “see something say something” has been cleverly undermined by Islamist’s success in sanitizing law enforcement training materials
that just like the neighbor of the San Bernadino jihadis, who saw suspicious activity but didn’t report it, fearing she would be called a racist.
that the red flags raised by state legislators like Rep. Judd Matheny and Sen. Bill Ketron as far back as 2011, have sadly, been validated.
In 2011, and again in 2015, Matheny and Ketron passed laws enhancing Tennessee’s anti-terrorism statute. Shortly after 9-11, most states passed anti-terrorism statutes to ensure that states could prosecute jihadists, if and when federal prosecutors refused.
Matheny recounts that in 2012 he met with Governor Haslam and “others” (Tennessee Department of Homeland Security personnel?) and told them that based on what he knew from both his law enforcement background and work on his anti-terrorism bill, that Tennessee could anticipate a jihadist attack.
Matheny and Ketron’s anti-terrorism material support bill was based on the murder of the Army recruiter in Little Rock by jihadist Carlos Bledsoe who was from Memphis. Carolos had attended a Nashville mosque and with the help from his imam in Nashville, was accepted at a Yemeni school which actually functioned as a training camp for terrorists. Carlos returned from Yemen fully radicalized.
Matheny says that he also warned the Governor “of possible financial activities in Tennessee that were funding Mid East and Tennessee based jihadist activities. Later I submitted to the governor’s office thoroughly researched and documented data of this.”
Haslam told Matheny to apologize to Muslims in Tennessee.
“Our Muslim Neighbor” in Tennessee – The Faith & Culture Center
Daoud Abudiab, founding board member and former chair of American Muslim Advisory Council(AMAC), is also the President and founder of the Tennessee Faith & Culture Center. Abudiab’s Faith & Culture Center has the singular agenda of creating a positive impression of Muslims through his “Our Muslim Neighbor (OMN)” project.
This project comes straight from Religions for Peace USA, an organization itself tied to Muslim Brotherhood organizations. Coming out of the closet in his own way, Abudiab joined the Muslim Brotherhood organizations at the USCMO conference in Washington.
Abudiab’s efforts are abetted by AMAC director Paul Galloway who is also the director of the (Muslim) American Center for Outreach (ACO). Both AMAC and ACO are partner organizations of Abudiab’s FCC.
“Chattanooga One Year Later, a Full Town Hall Roundtable”
You can watch the full video here where panelists Sheriff Hammond, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Col. Wayne Rich and full-time Islamist propagandist AMAC/ACO director Paul Galloway discuss the Chattanooga jihad.
Col. Rich said that military recruiters are not any safer a year later.
What was Galloway’s contribution to the discussion? He admits there is a terror problem among Muslims, but not because of their religion. As a political propagandist, he understands that so long as he can keep the focus on Islam as a religion and not Islam as an ideology, he can invoke Islamophobia as needed.
He also says, “get to know your Muslim neighbor” and that “people shouldn’t be afraid of political correctness.”
In other words, you need to know your Muslim neighbor, because unlike members of the Muslim community who have remained silent, you may have to be the one who has to report problematic behavior.
And we’ll remind Galloway about what he said regarding political correctness the next time Islamist activists in Tennessee try to bully questioners into silence.
So go ahead and take Abudiab and Galloway’s directive – ask your Muslim Neighbor if they’re holding back on members of their community like jihadist Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
You’ll feel so much safer for it.
Last week’s jihad at the Istanbul airport killed more than 40 people and wounded 147.
The March 2016 jihad at Brussel’s Zaventem Airport which, along with an almost simultaneous attack on a rush-hour metro station, killed close to 30 people and wounded at least 271.
These are just the big ones news outlets have reported. There have been plenty more planned but foiled attacks.
And don’t forget about the dead Somali ISIS fighter Abdirahmaan Muhumed. He worked at the Minneapolis airport cleaning planes where the security clearances required by this job gave him access to the tarmac and other secured areas of the airport.
In 2010 during the prosecution in Nashville of the Somali sex-trafficking case, it was discovered that three of the defendants had a brother who was employed by an airplane maintenance company at the Nashville airport. He was able to bypass all security and took one of the defendants into restricted airport areas including the cockpit of a plane.
Two days after Istanbul, CIA director John Brennan warned, “[i]f anybody here believes the U.S. homeland is hermetically sealed and that (ISIS) would not consider that, I would guard against it.”
Once again, security measures for U.S. airports are being reviewed. Will that include the absurd, special treatment TSA provides for Islamist travelers, particularly those wearing a burka or hijab?
CAIR reminds Muslim women who wear a hijab that if they are selected for secondary screening, they can ask that it be done in a private room or “instead of the pat-down, you can always request to pat down your own scarf, including head and neck area, and have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands.”
Note that CAIR lawyer Zahra Billoo says “the flag of Islam is our women who wear hijab.” The TSA certainly wouldn’t want to desecrate the flag of Islam, would they?
So while non-Muslims are busy undressing in the airport in the name of security, TSA and our government is contorting the rules to accommodate political sharia supremacists… like this one at the Nashville airport just a few months ago:
Feel safer now?
“Islamophobia” was invented by the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. The term as confirmed by former insider Abdur-Rahman Muhammad is specifically intended to suppress any criticism of Islam and Muslims – even those that commit violent jihad.
The IIIT was part of a 5 year terrorism financing investigation for its questionable ties to terrorist groups and for being the largest monetary donor to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. The IIIT’s deceit of Islamophobia erodes our First Amendment speech rights and facilitates violent jihad.
The neighbor of the San Bernadino jihadis who saw suspicious activity didn’t report it fearing she would be called a racist.
Jewish leftists in Nashville believe they are the David to the Goliath of Islamophobia
In December 2015, shortly after the November Paris jihad, Rabbi Mark Schiftan, Nashville Jewish community’s leading Muslim apologist, rushed to join Nashville’s ultra-progressive leftists Mayor Megan Barry in a public show of solidarity against Islamophobia and the phantom hate crimes it allegedly inspires. Schiftan was joined by other Nashville rabbis including Shana Mackler, Joshua Kullock and Joshua Barton.
The real joke is on Schiftan, the other rabbis and the Jewish social justice warriors that followed him, because the Muslim Brotherhood creators of Islamophobia also promote BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) against Israel. Does the senior rabbi of The Temple in Nashville even care that the goal of BDS is to end Israel as Jewish state? Does he understand that the anti-Israelism of BDS is the 20th century’s new anti-Semitism?
Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestine Boycott National Committee says that Palestinian right of return, a demand made by BDS promoters, would mean “you’d have a Palestine next to a Palestine.” It would end Israel as a Jewish state.
Hatem Bazian, founder and chairman of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), has formally joined with named Muslim Brotherhood organizations to form the U.S. Council on Muslim Organizations (USCMO).
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), describes AMP as “anti-Semitism under the guise of educating Americans about the just cause of Palestine and the rights of self-determination.”
AMP’s first conference in 2006 featured several former Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) leaders including Osama Abu Irshaid (IAP board member and now AMP and USCMO board member) who speaking at an SJP event, told his audience that he considers firing rockets from Gaza into Israel “legitimate resistance.” IAP served as a U.S. based propaganda outlet for HAMAS. Nihad Awad and Omar Awad, both former IAP officials, started CAIR. Nihad Awad, who publicly voiced his support for HAMAS is a founding member of USCMO.
AMP helps train and support Student for Justice in Palestine activists to bring the BDS message to college campuses. SJP’s 2002 national convention was sponsored by the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), with guest speaker Sami al-Arian. AMP’s collaboration with Sami al-Arian, the head of the Palestine Islamic Jihad brings a certain irony to the issue of Islamophobia.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has also joined forces with the USCMO and individual USCMO organizations including AMP. In fact, ISNA has actively promoted AMP and its BDS agenda. ISNA’s Secretary General has been a repeat speaker at AMP conferences and AMP founder Hatem Bazian has spoken at ISNA conferences since ISNA has its own long history of Jew hatred and ISNA leaders supporting BDS campaigns.
Does Schiftan realize he is surrounded?
Samar Ali, a Metro Nashville Human Rights Commissioner also attended the December Muslim solidarity event. Samar’s father, Subhi Ali has served as the Chairman of the Jerusalem Fund (JF) since 2005. The founder of the Jerusalem Fund, Hisham Sharabi, endorsed the anti-Israel rhetoric and actions of pro-Palestinian groups like the Muslim Brotherhood HAMAS.
In keeping with the JF’s anti-Israel advocacy, it’s director from 2009 – 2015, Yousef Munayyer openly advocated for BDS. Munayyer left the JF to become the Executive Director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation another organization listed among the Anti-Defamation League’s Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in America.
On September 14, 2015, the Jerusalem Fund’s new Director, Zeina Azzam, hosted the program titled “Building the BDS Movement for Justice in Palestine.”
Schiftan’s Temple past president Bernard Werthan is also a board member of Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center (FCC). Abudiab tries hard to portray himself as an interfaither with the singular agenda of creating a positive impression of Muslims through his “Our Muslim Neighbor” a project of Religions for Peace USA, an organization itself tied to Muslim Brotherhood organizations. Coming out of the closet in his own way, Abudiab joined the Muslim Brotherhood organizations at the USCMO conference in Washington.
Maybe Abudiab senses that jihad apologists like Schiftan agree that Israel has wronged the Palestinians and can understand why an intifada, a Palestinian uprising (like the Palestinian suicide bombers who massacred innocent Israelis in the Sbarro pizza restaurant), is justified. Regardless, Abudiab is now showing his anti-Israelism:
Islamist Jew-haters like Hisham Sharabi, founder of the Jerusalem Fund and supporter of “radical Palestinian terror groups” understood how gullible American leftist progressives are. He predicted that the intifada followed by a BDS campaign would be supported by “progressive Jewish forces in Israel and the United States…[any group] enlisted in the ‘progressive’ cause of the Palestinian Arabs – why not, anyone ‘progressive’ enough to embrace Hamas…is someone useful to Israel’s enemies.”
The First Amendment protects our freedom of religion and speech. Does our Constitution also protect preaching the duty of jihad to Muslims?
The certified English translation of codified Islamic sharia law is “Reliance of the Traveller, the Classic Manual of Sacred Islamic Law.” The compilation was authenticated by both the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and Al Ahzar University in Cairo, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law.
Islamic sharia law says that both the greater and lesser jihad are mandatory for believers. Islamists call violent jihad the “lesser jihad” and the spiritual struggle the “greater jihad.” But according to the Reliance of the Traveller, Section o9.0 the discussion of “jihad” begins this way:
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion…”
“Details concerning jihad are found in the accounts of the military expeditions of the Prophet…,including his own martial forays and those on which he dispatched others. o9.0
Sharia law imposes a communal obligation regarding this “lesser jihad” recounting that “[i]n the time of the Prophet jihad was a communal obligation after his emigration (hijra) to Medina.” (o9.1). Is the law’s emphasis on the violent jihad because it was Mohammed’s violent Medinian jihad (the offensive jihad), that helped spread Islam? Is it because every Muslim has a religious duty to convert “non-believers” either by persuasion or force?
If Mohammed is the perfect Muslim that all Muslims are to emulate and an imam in a mosque preaches jihad and a worshipper then commits jihad, is the imam’s speech protected religious speech or speech that incites violence which may not be protected by our constitution? For example:
former Islamic Center of Tennessee Imam Abdullah al Ansari directed his listeners (at 5:12), that “He [Allah] told us to fight the Jews and Christians. Fight them until they give jizya. They give this protective tax from their hands and they are humiliated and subdued. If Islam, true Islam and true Muslims do not rule there will never be justice.” (almost word for word Koran 9:29; Reliance o9.8 – Objectives of Jihad p.602
Boston Imam Abdullah Faarooq exhorted the listening worshippers that “[y]ou must grab on to this rope, grab on to the typewriter, grab on to the shovel, grab on to the gun and the sword, don’t be afraid to step out into this world and do your job.”
In 2009, the FBI estimated that “Imams preach jihad and extremism in 10 percent of the 2,000 mosques in the United States.” A 2011 random survey of 100 mosques by the Terrorism Research Initiative, found that 80% of the mosques preached jihad either through sermons and/or materials.
The California based Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) issues fatwas,(authoritative religious rulings that guide Muslims living in the West) on issues such as condoning death for apostates, marital rape and female genital mutilation. AMJA also hosts an annual Imams training conference.
Regarding the instigation of offensive jihad in America, an AMJA fatwa translated from Arabic states that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time. With our current capabilities, we are aspiring towards defensive jihad, and to improve our position with regards to jurisprudence at this stage. But there is a different discussion for each situation. Allah Almighty knows best.”
Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi is a frequent speaker at the AMJA imams training conference. Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, the vice-president of Qadhi’s AlMaghrib Institute, is also on the AMJA fatwa committee.
Sayyid Qutb, a a “leading theorist of violent jihad” and Muslim Brotherhood “intellectual godfather,” promoted offensive/violent jihad to establish Islam’s supremacy over infidels and all other religions. The mosques attended by the Chattanooga jihadist and the one attended by the Boston marathon jihad bombers are both owned by a Muslim Brotherhood organization.
In Incitement in the Mosques: Testing the Limits of Free Speech and Religious Liberty, University of Baltimore Law professor Kenneth Lasson explains that according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brandenberg case on free speech, “…the government could limit speech that is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action that is likely to incite or produce such action.”
He notes that the First Amendment does not protect what he calls “camouflaged incitement” – “…language that can be considered coded speech, guns for hire, inducement by simulation or supplying how-to plans are all suspect.” He suggests that clerics deliver sermons with the intent to “encourage action… Religion moves followers to act on their beliefs.”
Bill Warner’s “Statistical Islam” shows that 98% of the Hadith and roughly three-quarters of the Sira’s references are to jihad of the sword (the “lesser jihad”).
So, against the backdrop of violent jihad like 9-11, the Boston marathon bombings, the Chattanooga murders, the Fort Hood killing spree, the murder of Pvt. Andrew Long by Abdulhakim Mohammed, is it incitement to violence when imams read from the Quran, the Sira and Hadith, and claim that Mohammed is the example for all Muslims to follow? Or press believers to follow Islamic sharia law? So, how close in time does the violent jihad have to be to be considered “imminent”? And last but not least, should these imams be protected by the First Amendment if they preach the religious duty of the “lesser” jihad?
Law professor Kenneth Lasson gives a pragmatic answer: “[t]errorism creates a kind of permanent imminence. When messages advocating murderous violence are heard by large numbers of people, the government should have the authority to stop the speakers. There is no democratic value in protecting clerics who exhort their listeners to kill Jews and Americans wherever you can find them.”
PJTN (Proclaiming Justice to the Nations), CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and Tennessee’s state legislators like Judd Matheny and Sheila Butt, pass strong pro-Israel resolutions.
Meanwhile, political leftists seem to dominate the organized Jewish community in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite over 100 knife attacks on Jews in Israel, no matter how many calls for another intifada, no matter how many Jewish children are murdered while sleeping in their beds, politically left American Jews and their leadership, stand with the jihadist murderers.
(Fogel children murdered by jihadists: 11 year old Yoav, 4 year old Elad and a three month old infant girl, Hadas)
The rabbis in Nashville even have a slogan that justifies this resolve – “We may be opponents, we need not be enemies.” Even local Islamists whose group members emulate the language and values of HAMAS can get this rabbinical absolution. The leftist leadership extends the same olive branch to the anti-Israel, pro-BDS Nashville start-up chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a group that puts politics before support for the Jewish biblical homeland.
JVP is an anti-Zionist Jewish hate group that collaborates with and stands in solidarity with other anti-Israel hate groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Not surprisingly, JVP and SJP spewed from the same UC Berkley campus.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, JVP pushes ending U.S. aid to Israel, agitates both on and off college campuses using the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign, the goal of which is to end Israel as a Jewish state. BDS embeds its objectives in language about social justice and human rights in order to deceive people who have a conscience.
Temple member and Alinsky disciple Pat Halper, is helping JVP to grow a Nashville chapter.
Halper, a member of The Temple (Congregation Ohabai Shalom led by Islamist fictionalist rabbi Mark Schiftan), is an extreme political leftist drawn to neo-Marxist organizations like Saul Alinsky’s first Nashville project called “Tying Nashville Together (TNT)” where she served as a board member. Once TNT flopped, many of its members moved on to NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope). Halper joined NOAH’s Executive Committee. She also chaired the social justice committee at The Temple.
Halper’s alignment with Israel’s enemies began long before Nashville’s JVP start-up. On July 13, 2011, the first Nashville “Family of Abraham” (FoA) event was held at the University School of Nashville. Predictably, Halper was part of a large host committee joining her fellow Temple congregant, Bernard Werthan who is credited with getting the the Nashville FoA started.
TCPJ has written extensively about the red-green alliance, the Nashville FoA group and its connection to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Werthan is heavily invested in FoA which could explain why he also donated to the New Israel Fund (NIF), which finances several groups that push the BDS campaign against Israel.
The reality is that Family of Abraham events feature Muslim speakers and others who counsel attendees about how everyone should want to get closer to Muslims in their communities because they are only different branches of the same family tree. The subtext of the meetings is Muslim victimhood and, by analogy, the same for their Middle Eastern brethren, the Arab Muslim Palestinians.
Supporting JVP lets Halper claim that unlike other Jews, she doesn’t automatically side with Israel. Progressive social justice Jews can look at the conflict and draw moral equivalences between Israeli civilians and Arab terrorists. JVP is also an antedote for Alinskyites like Halper whose white privilege lets her live in an expensive Green Hills neighborhood and send her kids to expensive private schools.
Or, maybe Halper is just trying to follow the example of her rabbi – every progressive interfaither should be able to say “one of my best friends is Muslim.”
For the past three years, Governor Haslam and the rest of the establishment leadership have been trying to pass the “Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act.” The bill provides public money known as vouchers that families can use to pay for private school education.
Students at religious schools are heavy consumers of this public financing in states with school voucher laws.
The Beacon Center, the Tennessee chapter of American Federation for Children, Students First and Americans for Prosperity are some of the privately funded organizations that have lobbied hard to get the school voucher bill passed.
For the third time the legislature has not passed this bill. So, it seems the will of the people is not to use their tax dollars to send children to private schools. Maybe there’s a good reason.
Before Tennessee tries to pass this bill again, it should look at what happened the year after North Carolina passed its school voucher law. In 2014, North Carolina’s Greensboro Islamic Academy (GIA) was the largest consumer of publicly funded school vouchers having received 43 voucher applications.
The following year GIA’s voucher applications quadrupled to 170.
Islamic schools in Tennessee would qualify for school vouchers
Had the school voucher bill passed in Tennessee, Anoor Academy (Knoxville), Pleasant View School (Memphis) and Nashville International Academy (Nashville), would have been eligible to receive voucher money. All three are private Islamic schools. All three are accredited by AdvancED, a regional accrediting organization. Once they are accredited these schools get classified as “Category III” under the Tennessee State Board of Education rules. Category III schools were eligible for vouchers under the proposed school voucher bill.
In 2013, Anoor Academy’s promo video showed a row of the textbook What Islam Is All About. This book denigrates Jews and Christians and teaches that the warlord Muhammed is the perfect example to follow. It also states that “there is no separation of Masjid and state,” that “Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world,” and that living under sharia law is the preferred state for all humankind.
Children in this private school read the following in this textbook:
p. 382 “…historians of the world recognize that Islamic civilization has been the most tolerant and fair out of all the world’s civilizations.”
p. 188 – “Prophet Ibrahim called all people to Allah’s way of life. The ‘Jews’ don’t call anybody to anything. They subscribe to a belief in racial superiority calling themselves the ‘chosen’ ones and excluding non-Jews as much as possible. Their religion even teaches them to call down curses upon the worship places of non-Jews whenever they pass by them! They arrogantly refer to anyone who is not Jewish as ‘Gentiles,’ equating them with sin.”
“Prophet Ibrahim told people to do good and he forbade the wrong. Many ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ Jews and Christians lead such decadent and immoral lives that lying, alcohol, nudity, pornography, racism, foul language, pre-marital sex, homosexuality and everything else are accepted in their society, churches and synagogues. Just turn on the television in any Jewish or Christian community and see what’s ‘normal.’”
Because Pleasant Valley School (PVS) is a private school, there is no way to verify whether they are using the same textbook. That aside, however, educational leadership recruited by the school, all have deep Muslim Brotherhood roots.
In 2010 PVS announced on its website that Dr. Hamed Ghazali had been hired as “the new consultant for PVS’ Islamic Studies, Quaran & Arabic.” Dr. Ghazali serves as Chairman of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Council of Islamic Schools (MASCIS), recognized as Muslim Brotherhood affiliates.
In 2004 MAS’ Secretary-General admitted in court, under oath, that MAS was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. MAS’ own archived website details its associations with the Muslim Students Association, ISNA and NAIT – all named organizations in the Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memo.
On page 12 of the Explanatory Memo it states:
“We have a seed for a ‘comprehensive Dawa educational’ organization: We have the Dawa’ section in ISNA….the center run by brother Hamed Ghazali…”
A Hamed Ghazali is listed individually in the Muslim Brotherhood telephone directory introduced into evidence during the HLF prosecution.
MAS is one of the organizations the UAE included on its terrorist designation because it is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
During the joint MAS – ICNA 2012 annual convention, Hamed Ghazali, told the audience in Arabic that “Allah gave us the Jews” as the primary historical and religious example of those who “take the wrong path.” A recent article described him as “taking a moderate approach to Islam.”
On April 8, 2012, PVS announced that Dr. Mohammed Malley was hired to be the new principal. Dr. Malley was the President of his university’s MSA. He later served with the Brotherhood’s, MAS- Austin Chapter.
Dr. Malley was introduced at a PVS fundraiser keynoted by Kifah Mustapha, an active member of the Chicago-area Muslim community. Mustapha was dismissed from serving as the first Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police after his ties to the HAMAS-support network were discovered. It was disclosed that he had been a paid employee for the Holy Land Foundation and is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF prosecution.
The Nashville International l Academy (NIA), was established by the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) whose warranty deed shows a shared address with ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), a Muslim Brotherhood organization and one of the named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution.
In 1999, under the guidance of the ICN’s Imam Abdulhakim Mohamed who had served at the radical al-Farooq mosque in Brooklyn, New York, the school was renamed the Nashville International Academy and ICN advertised for a principal with the Muslim Brotherhood’s ISNA organization.
Even though the school did not meet Tennessee’s statutory criteria to be recognized as a school, the State Board of Education approved their application in 2007 for this purpose.
In 2012 the warranty deed for NIA showed the owner as D.B. Client Service, LLC. Devon Bank in Chicago created D.B. Client Service to manage special clients. Devon Bank has been involved with sharia compliant financial products since early 2000. In 2008 it was reported that sharia compliant products made up more than 75% of the bank’s mortgage portfolio.
Devon Bank products receive their Shariah compliant blessing from the Sharia Supervisory Board of America whose Vice-President is Mufti Usmani. Usmani, is a jihadist who has ties to the Taliban and has called for jihad against the West. He is a central leader with the madrassa that produced the Taliban leaders and he has publicly endorsed suicide bombing.
No doubt that students in these schools recite the Al-Fatihah multiple times in the same day. As part of their five daily prayers, they plead not to become like the Christians or the Jews:
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists,
the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
the Owner of the Day of Recompense.
You we worship, and You we ask for help.
Guide us to the straight path,
The way of those upon whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (that) of those who
earned your anger (Jews), nor of those who went astray (Christians).”
Who in their right mind would want public money to pay for this???