By Robert Spencer
….U.S. Muslim groups won’t move to excommunicate Boko Haram
Despite the fact that numerous Muslim organizations have denounced Boko Haram, and Islamic apologists have kept up a steady stream of articles claiming that their actions are “un-Islamic,” when Neil Munro of the Daily Caller contacted Muslim leaders in the U.S. and asked them to pronounce takfir on Boko Haram – that is, declare it to be non-Muslim – they refused.
“There is a great reluctance to excommunicate someone by extension. … It would be like convicting someone in absentia,” said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the notorious Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia, where Anwar al-Awlaki was once the imam. But in fact, as Abdul-Malik certainly knows, the Qur’an sanctions the sexual use of captive women (4:3; 4:24), and thus Boko Haram is not really doing anything un-Islamic at all. U.S. Muslim groups won’t pronounce takfir on it because they know that Boko Haram has a perfectly good case based on the Qur’an, and that Muslims in their community would be indignant towards them if they pronounce “takfir” on a group that is following the Qur’an.
The legalistic approval of evil. Hitchcock could have made something of that. Today’s Hollywood stars almost certainly won’t – not when its context is Sharia.
by PAMELA GELLER
…Last December, I picked up my daughter, who is in fourth grade, from school. As soon as she got in the car, she proclaimed, “Allah is great,” and then said it in Arabic. I was so taken back, I am not sure how I drove home in one piece. My daughter told me that in their social studies class, they had begun a new unit on Islam. Their previous unit was the Middle Ages, in which they were learning about castles, kings and queens, and even about the Plague. That unit was completely fine, but when I learned they were learning about Islam and were being told that Allah is great and that Muhammad was his prophet sent to Earth, I got really angry, as did my husband. Actually, I was beyond angry. I was so infuriated, I was shaking.
In Core Knowledge, there is a parent book that provides an overview of what the kids will be learning, per grade and per subject. I looked at the book and read the rather large section on Islam, and was further infuriated. They were literally indoctrinating the kids with a message of how wonderful Islam is, how Allah is great, and how the big, bad Christians murdered thousands of them (without an account of what really happened in history). This video shows the parent book that is supposed to follow along with the curriculum: “Uneven Treatment of Islam and Christianity in Core Knowledge Sequence.”
The next day, my daughter brought home a homework assignment. That night, my husband wrote a note and attached it to the worksheet, and said that our daughter would NOT be filling it out, and she must not receive a bad grade for not doing it. We then wrote a long email to her vice principal and pulled her out of that class until the unit was done. I made it very clear why we were pulling her out of the class and went into detail on how vile and perverted the religion of Islam is, and how disgusting it was that it was being taught in a public school. I further informed them that what they were doing was indoctrinating, rather than giving a full picture on what Islam entails.
Luckily, a few other parents and I were able to pull our kids out, and they studied a different topic during that time – and received an A for the unit. It all happened without any pushback from the school. I know that we were very, very lucky.
A parent at the school started a Facebook group for all the parents so we could chat about school stuff. It is not school-sponsored. When this Islam unit happened, another parent made a post in the group protesting the fact that Islam was being taught. She and I and a few other parents all gave our thoughts on the matter. The interesting part is that the majority of parents who responded to this post made us out to be crazy and ignorant. They were happy that Islam was being taught, because they wanted their kids to be cultured and learn about other ways of life that they normally would not learn about in our super conservative town. When they were informed of how Islam is not the religion of peace that it was being made out to be in the classes, there was silence. No response at all.
I was completely taken aback, not only because the truth of Islam was not even being taught, but because the parents were so incredibly ignorant about the truth of Islam. Had they never heard of any stories about the things you discussed in your recent article? Had they not heard about little Malala? Did they not remember or know anything about 9/11? The Boston bombers? And the list goes on.
This school is filled with kids who come from conservative homes. I would bet that the demographics would show most to be “Christian,” anti-Obama Republicans. The financial demographics of my area and the school would be upper class and highly educated. Certainly not a bunch of tree-hugging liberals.
It seems that a huge HUGE segment of America is truly naïve on what Islam is all about and feel that it should be treated just like any other religion. It is cool and trendy to be tolerant of Islam. This is what our media, our president and our schools are teaching, and Americans are blindly following along!…
By Rachel Molschky
Muslim immigration is transforming Western society. Our native cultures are dismissed as irrelevant and our religions unimportant. Values like “freedom of religion” are taken to the extreme, while our freedom of speech, which used to be regarded as sacred, is stolen from us because it is not “fair” to the immigrants, who take precedence over the native population. We are being re-taught, our children brainwashed from an early age.
As restrictions are eased and our borders inundated with angry foreigners who have an axe to grind, one hand holding the Qur’an, the other a fist in the air, we are letting our own values slip away in lieu of immigrant demands. Political correctness overtakes us , a sense of guilt for wanting to adhere to our own culture and moral values, and we give the upper hand to the visitors in the name of acceptance and equality. But we cannot afford to lose ourselves for the sake of equality, and unfortunately, that is just exactly what is happening. It all begins with our educational system and the indoctrination of our very own children in our own schools and in our own countries.
There are too many examples to list. Here are but a few:
At a high school in Tennessee, the 10 Commandments were replaced with the 5 Pillars of Islam, (though the 5th pillar of charity was not listed while the 6th pillar of jihad took its place.) If religious doctrine should not be present in the public school system, what place does Islam have there?
But it is there. One of the common themes in Muslim countries, a tool which is used to delegitimize the existence of Israel, is Holocaust denial. This propaganda is rampant in the Muslim world with prominent leaders like former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas either altogether denying or minimizing the atrocities and their school textbooks doing the same…