Newsflash -AMAC’s Islamic Speakers BureauPosted: August 11, 2012
AMAC is now an officially established affiliate of Islamic Networks Group (ING). On Saturday, August 25, ING will be training speakers for AMAC’s Islamic Speakers Bureau. The training will be held at the Nashville International Academy, an Islamic school in Nashville.
Read the piece below carefully – it makes it clear that AMAC trainings are about religion.
Is it appropriate that the TN Department of Homeland Security is partnering with a religious group to provide religious training (under the misnomer of “cultural training) to law enforcement and safety personnel?
(An interesting side-note: the administration’s TN DHS partnership bill which Commissioner Gibbons testified in support of, prohibits the TN DHS from entering into contractual arrangements with religious, political and organizations affiliated with religious or political organizations. Even if the TN DHS partnership with the AMAC has not been reduced to a contract, this law clearly expresses an intent that the TN DHS will steer clear of entanglement with religious and/or political groups.)
It also makes clear that AMAC intends to spread its reach to “middle and high schools, universities, faith-based and community organizations, and other venues. We seek to educate about American Muslims and their faith as a means of promoting religious literacy, mutual respect, and understanding.”
FYI – ING founder Maha ElGenaidi will be speaking in Nashville at a Family of Abraham event titled “Women and Sharia”. Also speaking are local clergy Rev. Judi Hoffman and Rabbi Shana Mackler. The event will take place at Lipscomb University, Thursday August 23 at 7 p.m.
And on Saturday, August 24 Ms. ElGenaidi will be speaking at Belmont University.