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Posted on February 20, 2013 by creeping
A Lodi mom is starting a petition to add Eid al-Fitr to California’s list of holidays that would automatically excuse a child from school. The 24-hour Muslim holiday falls after 30 days of fasting during daylight to observe Ramadan each year, and this year will fall on Aug. 7 and 8 — in the first week of the 2013-14 school year.
Veronica Aziz lives near Blakely Park with her husband and three sons. She and her family are Muslim and attend the Lodi Mosque. Growing up, she remembers missing a day of school each year for the family gathering and prayers.
Does that mosque sound familiar? We posted on it once before, Lodi Mosque Imam’s US born son tells FBI he went abroad for Al Qaeda training “to learn to kill Americans”.
“We just didn’t go to school. Our community was so small that if we missed a day it didn’t matter,” said Aziz. But her children don’t like to miss school. They tell their mother if they miss one day they will fall behind.
“They get upset,” she said. “I want to be able to tell them not to worry.”
The Lodi Unified School District allows children to take the day off as an excused absence, according to California education code. This differs from an unexcused absence, which means a child cannot make up any homework assignments or tests from that day — but it still counts as an absence.
Aziz would like the district to allow students of all faiths to miss school for religious holidays without counting it as an absence.
At Borchardt Elementary School, where 10 to 15 percent of the children come from Muslim families, principal Janis Morehead and the teachers put a major emphasis on perfect attendance. Those who make it through a full semester without missing a day — even for an excused absence — get ice cream at lunch just before the winter or summer break.
10 to 15 percent?
The incentive makes sense for the school. It’s a simple prize, but high daily attendance keeps money flowing into school coffers.
Aziz said it’s not about a scoop of ice cream. It’s about teaching her kids that school and their religious faith are equally important.
Aziz is not sure how far a petition would go. But she is willing to try.
“I don’t want to ask the question, ‘Should I let you go to school that day?’” she said. “There would be peace of mind for us, and I could tell my children, ‘Tomorrow is our day.’”
Rather than teaching her kids that Islam is important to her (the kids apparently don’t care at this age) she’d rather force the entire school and all kids regardless of their religion to be out of school that day. That’s how they roll.
Video: Al Gore tells Andrea Mitchell all about Sharia law
Exhibit A for the argument that behind all sarcasm and satire can be found truth. In this pseudo-exchange between Andrea Mitchell and Al Gore, the former comes across as the useful idiot dupe that she is while Gore comes across as the Sharia-loving, American sell-out that he is.
The fact that this conversation never really took place is secondary.
Well, hey, it’s not as good as the Bad Lip Reading videos but it’s salient nonetheless.
Posted on February 12, 2013 by creeping
FBI and DOJ are on it right? via Dearborn Muslim Calls for Killing Anti-Islam Protesters.
A recent Dearborn Patch article addressed concerns about the location of the annual Dearborn Arab Festival. For several years, the festival has been held on Warren Avenue.
The local population is divided over whether to move the festival, and, even more importantly, over how Muslims should respond to protesters. The Dearborn Area Community Members Facebook group hosted a discussion about the move, and some of the comments were enlightening. A Muslim named Aboudi Berro suggested moving the festival to an area where protesters could be more easilymurdered:
Much more at Answering Muslims.
Maryland: Muslims excused from class early for daily prayers in public school library (Utter hypocrisy and bias towards Christianity!)
Posted on January 28, 2013 by creeping
The civilizational jihad being waged in schools across the U.S. is very active. Just this weekend we posted, Illinois School District adding Muslim holiday, considers dropping Veterans & Presidents Days.
In Maryland, the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim Student Association is now on high school campuses, performing dawah and spreading sharia. One of their victories, with the help of terror-linked CAIR, is convincing the school to use the library as a mosque for daily prayers.
via Praying By the Rules or as Halal Porkshop titled it, h/t, HOW CAIR LAWYERS & MSA CONVINCED MARYLAND SCHOOL TO ALLOW PRAYER IN SCHOOL
When the parents of Hayat and Habeeb Marso chose to send her two sons to Parkdale High School in Riverdale, MD after they had completed memorizing the entire Qur’an at Dar-us-Salaam’s full-time hifdz school in College Park, she wasn’t worried.
It was tough leaving beloved teachers, but their training at Dar-us-Salaam had made them strong enough to handle public school. Hayat and Habeeb Marso are actively involved in the Muslim Student Association of their new school. Their principal, Cheryl Logan turns to Hayat for advice on Muslim issues.
A major issue of concern for many Muslims is being able to offer their daily prayers, and prayer in public school has always been an ‘issue’. A lot of parents at Parkdale are frustrated that their kids cannot pray in school.
“We got into major trouble last year as we were hiding and praying in congregation,” Hayat says as he soberly wraps up the leopard print prayer rug in his family’s prayer room. Last year, the principal, Cheryl Logan told the students that they could not pray in congregation..
At a recent bullying seminar hosted by CAIR at Dar-us-Salaam, Hayat consulted with Todd Gallagher, an attorney with CAIR. Habeeb also spoke with a local lawyer to learn more about the laws. As the MSA President who will graduate in May, Hayat maintains that it is his responsibility to pave the way for students who will follow him.
It’s not that students of any faith can’t pray in school, no matter what the general public thinks. They can. And Muslim students do, in empty classrooms, under stairwells, and library corners. They just can’t do it with the support of the school, because that’s a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
What this means is that the school administration cannot lead prayers or mandate that students attend prayer.
The ruling according to the First Amendment Center “requires that teachers and administrators neither promote nor denigrate religion — a commitment to state neutrality that protects the religious freedom of students of all faiths and no faith.”
The U.S. Supreme Court banned official prayers in public schools, but religion is not taboo in schools. That’s because the same First Amendment that separates church and state also gives students like the Marsos the right to freely practice their faith.
Abdul Karim Taufique is the MSA Vice-President at Roosevelt High School in the same school district. He says that they have no issues with holding salah at school. Since they follow a different period system, student can easily pray at lunch time. They host Friday prayers after classes, where he delivers the Khutbah.“There is no process. The Principal gave permission so anyone can pray in the library media room,” says Abdul-Karim.
“We cannot have daily congregational salah after classes at Parkdale, as there is not enough time and we will miss our bus home and our lunch schedule is such that some students have lunch before Dhuhr time starts,” says Hayat.
“Ms. Logan needs to prepare for an increase in Muslim students coming to her school,” says Afeefa Marso, Hayat and Habeeb’s mother. With Dar-us-Salaam and its K-12 Al-Huda School set to relocate to Howard County after this school year, there will be a vacuum and “those area residents who cannot move or send their children to the future Dar us Salam campus in Cookesville, will look for options such as the local high schools.” Arabic as a foreign language and the International Baccalaureate program makes Parkdale a viable option for some parents.
As the MSA President who will graduate in May, Hayat maintains that it is his responsibility to pave the way for students who will follow him.
So instead of making it a public issue, Hayat and the Parkdale MSA decided to continue the gentle and diplomatic approach. The MSA invited parents and Principal Logan to an MSA meeting and they discussed the process of getting permission to pray in congregation for Dhuhr salah. Principal Logan said she would need to see report cards and good behavior. But 4 weeks passed without results.
Hayat and his peer’s parents continue emailing their requests and recently have convinced the administration.
“Requests for prayers are done by parents of students, not by organizations. This ensures that the parent is aware that the student has made a request. To date the ones that have been requested have all been granted,” says Cheryl Logan, the principal of Parkdale High School in an email to the Muslim Link.
All parents who had given written permission received this good news on January 13, 2013. On Monday, January 14, 2013, students will be directed to a location to pray Dhuhr prayer in jam’ah from 12:45 to 1:00. They will be excused from class 10 minutes early so that they can fulfill this obligation.
Rules for Muslims, and rules for everyone else. Read it all and prepare to have your public school library converted into a mosque.
More on the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim Student Association (MSA) here.
Founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, MSA was named in a May 1991Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends” who shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These ”friends” were described by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
In its earliest days, MSA was financed largely by Saudi Arabia. In return, says a February 2008 New York Times piece, the organization’s leaders “pushed the kingdom’s puritan, Wahhabi strain of Islam.”
Is Principal Cheryl Logan aware of who the MSA is?
Posted on January 12, 2013 by creeping
Aiding and abetting the enemy. via US-born Taliban fighter wins prison prayer lawsuit | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that a convicted Taliban fighter should be allowed to pray daily in a group with other Muslim inmates at their high-security prison in Indiana.
U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson sided on Friday with John Walker Lindh, an American convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban.
Alongside? WTF kind of reporting is that?
The judge ruled that the prison was violating Lindh’s and other Muslim inmates’ religious freedom by banning them from engaging in daily ritual prayer.
Is the prison violating Lindh and other Muslims religious freedom by banning violent jihad as well? How about funding terrorist groups (aka zakat)? Keeping slaves? Marrying underage girls? Having four wives? These are all freedoms permitted in Islam.
Lindh is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban during the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.
He sued the government after he was barred from praying with other inmates, which he said violated his religious rights. Prison officials had argued that it would be dangerous, unaffordable and unfair to other inmates.
What might a convicted Muslim terrorist who clearly has chosen to double-down on his Islamic beliefs want to pray with other Muslims about? What else will they be discussing, planning, plotting?
More to come.
Posted on January 9, 2013 by creeping
We’ve talked about “shari’a law” on occasion on this program, but not everyone really knows what it means. Shari’a, which can be loosely translated from the Arabic as ‘legislation,’ is the moral code and religious law of Islam. It is derived from two sources: the religion’s holy book, the Quran, and by the actions taken by the prophet Muhammad and recorded during his lifetime. Shari’a deals with both secular concerns (economics, politics, crime) and religious issues (sexual relations, prayer, fasting, hygiene), and is interpreted by Islamic judges.
With immigration, shari’a law is starting to make inroads in Western countries, mainly in the area of family law within Muslim communities. In the United States, we live under the tenets of ‘Equal Protection Under the Law’ – but is such a thing possible if there is more than one set of laws that don’t necessarily agree with one another…not to mention that some of the underpinnings of shari’a law can easily be described as antiquated, or even barbaric by modern standards. Some jurisdictions are taking steps to prevent shari’a law from gaining a foothold in the U.S.; the state of Kansas last year passed a law preventing its use. We’ll learn more about that tonight from Republican Kansas state representative Peggy Mast.
Hat tip to @CausingFitna.
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A constitutional battle over Muslim family law has begun. In November 2010, Oklahoma voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning the use of Muslim Shari’ah and other international laws in its state courts. This was a direct rejoinder to other Western nations allowing Muslim citizens to enforce Muslim marriage contracts in state courts and to resolve family law issues before Shari’ah tribunals without state interference. Oklahoma’s citizens wanted none of it, and they voted to ban the use of Shari’ah altogether. Twelve other states are discussing comparable measures.
In January 2012, however, a federal appeals court upheld a lower federal court injunction of Oklahoma’s amendment. Singling out a specific religious law for special prohibition, the court of appeals concluded, violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and unjustifiably injured Oklahoma’s Muslim citizens. This leaves Oklahoma courts with a stark choice: allow Muslims to use Shari’ah to govern internal religious affairs and the private lives of voluntary members, or equally prohibit all religious groups from exercising comparable authority through organs of internal mediation, ecclesiastical discipline, and canon law.
Oklahoma can likely escape this choice by crafting a more neutrally-phrased constitutional amendment. But deft legal drafting will not end the matter. As American Muslims grow stronger and anti-Muslim sentiment in America goes deeper, constitutional and cultural battles over Muslim laws and tribunals will likely escalate.
Many Shari’ah advocates reject America’s sexual revolution of the past half century, built on cultural and constitutional ideals of sexual privacy, equality, and autonomy. They reject the easy-in/easy-out system of American family law that has brought ruin to so many women and children. They reject America’s legal protections for nonmarital sex, sodomy, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Distrusting the modern liberal state’s capacity to reform its laws of sexuality, marriage, and family life, Shari’ah advocates want out.
They have two main objectives: to give Muslims the right to opt out of the state’s liberal family law into their own religious community’s morally rigorous system; and to give Muslim religious officials the right to operate that system for voluntary members without undue state interference or review.
Some advocates want separate Muslim arbitration tribunals that operate alongside the state; others want independent Shari’ah courts akin to those of Native American tribes or those of modern-day India. Some are pressing for gradual, piecemeal accommodations of Muslim family law, fearing the dominance of one form of Shari’ah over another. Others want more rapid wholesale change in pursuit of what they call "family law pluralism." But the bottom line is the same: to allow Muslim communities eventually to become more of a law unto themselves in the governance of marriage and family life. For the past decade, law journals, blogs, and conferences have been full of sophisticated papers pressing this case. Readers can get a good sampling of these arguments in two superb new edited volumes: Shari’a in the West (Oxford University Press) and Marriage and Divorce in a Multicultural Context (Cambridge University Press).
The three most prominent arguments for the use of Shari’ah family norms and procedures in America (and the rest of the West) are based on religious freedom, political liberalism, and nondiscrimination. Though each argument seems plausible on the surface, they are all, to my mind, fundamentally flawed.
Posted on December 14, 2012 by creeping
At issue is the Michigan state legislature’s House Bill No. 4769, which looks likely to pass in coming days. Quite simply, that bill states that no foreign law may take precedence over American law or Michigan state law in a Michigan court room.
The key provision of the bill is Section 2, which says:
“A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other adjudicative, mediation, or enforcement authority shall not enforce a foreign law if doing so would violate a right guaranteed by the constitution of this state or of the United States.”
That’s it. Seems pretty straightforward and entirely in keeping with Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which states:
“This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby…”
So why would CAIR call on its members to oppose legislation that protects all American citizens, upholds the U.S. Constitution and in no way interferes with the right of any individual to freely exercise his or her religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment?
CAIR (a Muslim Brotherhood front group) points to the answer in its own words. Its Action Alert decries “discrimination on followers of a minority faith” and terms the legislation “anti-Islam,” even though there is no mention of Islam or any other faith in the bill.
There’s also no mention of any specific foreign law, just the general proviso that if ever there is a conflict between any foreign law – be it French law, Islamic law, Japanese law, Zambian law or any other – and U.S. and/or Michigan state law, it is the American law and the Michigan law that will prevail.
So, then, in what way is such legislation “anti-Islam”?
It would seem that CAIR is saying that Islam is not just a religion, but actually a legal system (hint: it’s called “sharia.”) This is quite forthcoming of them, because in fact, of course, Islam is not merely about diet/fasting, devotion, prayer, worship, pilgrimage, and proselytizing (Da’wa), which are completely 100% protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. No, as CAIR is rightly pointing out, Islam is also a “complete way of life,” encompassing a legal, military, political, and social system. The name of that “complete way of life” is sharia (Islamic law), which governs every aspect of a Muslim’s life and actually forbids a separation between faith and governance. It is unlawful under sharia for a devout, practicing Muslim to “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s.”
The CAIR Action Alert against Michigan’s pending legislation perhaps unintentionally illustrates this in a most instructive way.
Continue reading at Radical Islam.
Posted on December 11, 2012 by creeping
via Urban Infidel’s “Immigration as a Catalyst for Shariah in the West?”
And this clip where an audience member asks a question with a familiar term. Do they know about our site?
There’s nearly a dozen videos at the link above or Youtube.
American Rattlesnake linked to us in his writeup of the event. He sums up his piece with this:
The customary response from advocates of changing the cultural landscape of America is that we need to do these things in order to change the hearts and minds of those living in the Islamic world. We need to project an image of openness in order to change the negative image of the United States overseas. The problem is that it has not worked, and in all likelihood, will never work. Globalization, insofar as it facilitates the exchange of goods and services according to the law of supply and demand, is a good thing. However, importing the maladies, cultural neuroses and obscurantist religious dogmas of foreign cultures for the sake of appeasing the gods of diversity and multiculturalism, even as we engage in questionable foreign interventions urged on by figures whose interests are inimical to those of the United States, is madness.
The rotten fruit of the Arab Spring, like that from the most recent war in Iraq, is being brought to our shores, so this is as good a time as any to begin having a conversation about what we want our country’s future to look like. Like Frank Gaffney, I believe it’s time to discontinue the diversity lottery, stop issuing visas to imams for whom there is no demand, and begin to look out for the interests of Americans, first and foremost.
If you agree with Rattlesnake, you are or soon will be in the minority based on current immigration trends.
Political Correctness gone mad: Hairy Muslim Terrorists allowed in U.S. Military
Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan is successfully waging Jihad from his prison cell. His latest victim is the judge, who was removed from the case after ruling that Hasan should be forcibly shaved.
The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn’t appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.
But the court said it was not ruling on whether the judge’s order violated Hasan’s religious rights. Hasan has argued that his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, although facial hair violates Army regulations.
“Should the next military judge find it necessary to address (Hasan’s) beard, such issues should be addressed and litigated anew,” judges wrote in the ruling.
Hasan appealed after Gross ordered that he must be clean-shaven or be forcibly shaved before his court-martial, a military trial.
The logical question that no one seems interested in asking is: If Hasan’s insistence that he not shave because of a religious objection, why did he not object to being clean shaven when he was a psychiatrist in the Army?
The answer is obvious: Muruna.
For some reason, this video seems relevant:
About Shoebat Foundation
Born in Bethlehem of Judea, Walid’s grandfather was the Muslim Mukhtar (chieftain) of Beit Sahour-Bethlehem (The Shepherd’s Fields) and a friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf Hitler. Walid’s great grandfather, Abdullah Ali Awad-Allah, was also a fighter and close associate of both Abdul Qader and Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who led the Palestinians against Israel. Walid lived through and witnessed Israel’s Six Day War while living in Jericho. As a young man, he became a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel, and was later imprisoned in the Russian Compound, Jerusalem’s central prison for incitement and violence against Israel. After his release, he continued his life of violence and rioting in Bethlehem and the Temple Mount. After entering the U.S, he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization at Loop College in Chicago and continued his anti-Israel activities. In 1993, Walid studied the Tanach (Jewish Bible) in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam. Six months later, after intense study, Walid realized that everything he had been taught about Jews was a lie. Convinced he was on the side of evil, he became an advocate for his former enemy. Driven by a deep passion to heal his own soul, and to bring the truth about the Jews and Israel to the world, Walid shed his former life and his work as a software engineer and set out to tirelessly bring the cause of Israel to tens of thousands of people throughout the world: churches and synagogues, civic groups, government leaders and media.