Newsletter #41 – Teaching v. PromotingPosted: August 30, 2012
AMAC co-chair Daoud Abudiab wants the law enforcement audience to know that we are Americans, just like you. But AMAC board member Sabina Mohyuddin says something very different. Speaking to the press about a charter school bill from the 2012 legislative session:
“This bill was designed to exclude immigrant parents and teachers from participating in charter schools, frustrating efforts to tailor our kids’ education to meet the needs of our communities.”
And AMAC’s lobbying arm, the American Center for Outreach (ACO), intern Jihan Abdulla (any relation to AMAC board member and ACO founding board member, Kasar Abdulla?), says that as a Muslim, she believes she has more rights than American women. This was her comment quoted in The Tennessean after listening to ING founder Maha ElGenaidi speak in Nashville about women’s rights under Shariah. Will this be Ms. Abudlla’s message as an ING-certified speaker in Tennessee public schools?
Now when the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) contacts another Tennessee state agency or a middle school to offer their free services, they can say:
-we are a recognized affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING);
-we have been trained by ING and are certified to present the ING’s prepared scripts
-just like ING, our certified speakers can help “supplement the curriculum”
In fact, the Dalls-Fort Worth and Atlanta ING affiliate websites offer the same listing of canned ING presentations. The Minnesota affiliate offers the same scripts although listed in a more elaborate format and with additional offerings such as form letters for marketing their services to school superintendents, principals, teachers, law enforcement officials, etc.
ING tailors its offerings and rationale for its services to each sector it seeks to address. For example, it justifies its efforts in schools under the bullying prevention umbrella and/or as a resource to supplement curriculum standards. For Law Enforcement, the rationale is to supplement cultural diversity training and for media audiences, it is to influence how they report about Islam.
In other words, flood all systems using whatever rationale necessary to gain access. And once accessed, the goal is to influence the system. This is precisely the foundation needed to enable the embedding of political shariah.
The comprehensive – uniform –scripted – messaging of ING’s approach, has the same “aura” as the Muslim Brotherhood’s systemic political plan for North America detailed in the 1991 Memorandum discovered during the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Given the organizational affiliations of ING Board members and it’s founder, Ms. ElGanaidi’s documented appearances with CAIR national leadership and appearances at Muslim Brotherhood ISNA’s conferences, and the written affirmations of standing partnerships between ING and Muslim Brotherhood named organizations, the ING approach makes sense.
The recent May 5, 2012 ING Program in California included a book signing by the former imam of the Ground Zero mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and a detailed report by ING President, Ms. ElGenaidi. Page 5 of her report states (emphasis added):
“[ING has] also received letters of support from national organizations which reflects our partnerships and good relations with these organizations as well as our reach across the country. These include:
• Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
• Muslim American Society (MAS)
• Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
• Council on Islamic Relations – California (CAIR)”
ISNA’s letter of support attached at page 24 of Ms. ElGenaidi’s report states:
“We have seen the positive impact of these projects on our community through our years of work with ING, especially during the Annual ISNA Convention, and training webinars, which we were proud to co-sponsor with ING.”
ICNA and ISNA were specifically named “like-minded” organizations in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum. ISNA was also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution. Similarly, CAIR and Jamal Badawi, founding incorporator of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and former U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Board member were also listed as unindicted co-conspirators.
In July 2009, Judge Solis ruling on ISNA’s request to be removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators ruled that “the Government has produced ample evidence to establish the association of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT [North American Islamic Trust] with HLF [Holy Land Foundation], the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas.” (Interesting note here – Islamic Association for Palestine was another Sami al-Arian organization; see Newsletter #39 & 40 for more about al-Arian’s follow-on organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad).
Recall that Ms. Suleyman, now the Director for AMAC’s organization the American Center for Outreach (ACO), joined with CAIR in a press conference opposing the 2011 anti-terrorism bill.
ICNA shares ING’s pursuit of dawah in U.S. public schools:
ICNA reported in 2005: “Reaching the youth has not always been an area explored by those in the Dawa field. Our representatives visit public schools sharing knowledge of Islam as an attempt to correct the misrepresentations often found in secular reading materials. Alhamdulillah, 877-Why-Islam can provide powerpoint presentations for school children.” To this end, ICNA formed an affiliation with the DawaNet website. DawaNet lists ING among the Dawa organizations.
Sound Vision, listed as an ICNA subsidiary and DawaNet have both posted the attached information about dawa in public schools. All of this is consistent with ICNA’s goals as stated in its 2010 handbook.
Even if ING’s scripts claim to “teach about religion rather than promote it”, shouldn’t we be questioning whether there is a political agenda housed in their “outreach” activities? Shouldn’t ING’s partnerships with organizations committed to the Muslim Brotherhood objective as stated in the plan for North America call into question ING’s motivation? And if these relationships do raise a concern, should ING affiliates like AMAC, using the prepared ING scripts, be ineligible to present in publicly-funded forums?
Shouldn’t Governor Haslam and Commissioner Gibbons be asking these same questions? Given the established Muslim Brotherhood presence in Tennessee, Governor and Commissioner Gibbons should take note.