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CAIR told that anti-Islamist activist presentation at high school will not ‘violate policies prohibiting disparagement of any religion

CAIR told that anti-Islamist activist presentation at high school will not 'violate policies prohibiting disparagement of any religion'

CAIR told that anti-Islamist activist presentation at high school will not ‘violate policies prohibiting disparagement of any religion’

Founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant, ACT! for America describes itself as “a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americans concerned about national security, terrorism, and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice.”

Chapters of the group have claimed that school textbooks have been re-written to reflect an anti-American view and that Sharia law is being implemented in the courts.

Gabriel is scheduled to speak at Little Falls Community High School on July 29, 2013 in an event sponsored by the Central Minnesota Tea Party, a group that describes itself as “non-partisan independent thinkers working to restore our Republic. We are pro-family, pro-God, pro-American and pro-Constitution. One thing is certain. You won’t see a Tea Party member desecrating the American flag or engaging in hooliganism. Our core values are fiscal responsibility, limited federal government, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets, and national sovereignty. We are opposed to the New World Order, social engineering in our schools, UN involvement in our government, and progressive, socialist, and entitlement legislation.”

According to the Minnesota chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), the school district gave CAIR-MN a statement claiming that the Tea Party group has “signed off in writing” to a school district official that Gabriel’s appearance “will not violate policies prohibiting harassment or disparagement of any religion.”  CAIR-MN is asking for a clarification.

“Little Falls High School would not, and should not allow a racist or an anti-Semitic speaker to use its facilities. School and district officials should apply the same standard to an anti-Muslim speaker. While Ms. Gabriel has the right to express her views, her anti-Muslim hate should not be given a legitimizing platform such as a school facility,” CAIR said in a press release.   “We welcome the assurance that this extremist anti-Muslim speaker will adhere to district policies prohibiting harassment and religious disparagement, but we need to know what actions will be taken if the policies are violated,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya.

In the fall of 2011, the Southern Poverty Law Center noted:

During a private legislative briefing in the basement of the Capitol, congressmen — many of them rising stars in the Tea Party movement where Gabriel has made many inroads — spoke freely about the danger supposedly posed by Muslims. “This jihadist, Islamist, terrorist ideology, it is more dangerous than the Nazi ideology,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told about 250 ACT members who attended. “As evil as the Nazis were, they wanted to live.”

ACT defends itself against charges of broad-brush hatred of Muslims by claiming to promote the efforts of “reformist” Muslims such as Tawfik Hamid, an Egyptian author who opposes Islamic fundamentalism. In 2009, Hamid wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal calling on Islam to prove its peacefulness. The same year, in a column written for The Washington Examiner, Hamid was one of the first to spread the groundless fear of Shariah law. “Concessions to Islamic Shariah law can serve as a provocation to radical Islam, as it gives the radicals the impression that the West should bow to their Islamic laws.”

If that’s the work ACT endorses as proof of its moderate views, it seems hard to disagree with the conclusion of a March 2011 New York Times profile of Gabriel: “She presents a portrait of Islam so thoroughly bent on destruction and domination that it is unrecognizable to those who study or practice the religion.”

Saroya said CAIR-MN will monitor the event and will consider filing a federal complaint against the school district if the policies are violated.


CAIR-FL Seeks Review of UCF Courses Taught by Anti-Islam Prof

Whatever Hamas…

Professor at publicly-funded institution works with anti-Muslim hate group, says Germany will be ‘Islamic republic’ by 2050

Published: Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 – 10:32 am

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), along with other community organizations, announced today that it has called on the University of Central Florida (UCF) to review the accuracy and objectivity of information offered to students in courses taught by Dr. Jonathon Matusitz.

CAIR-FL says Matusitz, an associate professor in the UCF Nicholson School of Communication, is “membership director” for the anti-Muslim hate group ACT! for America and bizarrely claims Germany will “become an Islamic republic by 2050.”

Video: University of Central Florida Professor Spews Anti-Islam Hate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cESJ58FyUQ0

ACT! for America leader Hanah Kahwagi Tudor, who goes by the pseudonym “Brigitte Gabriel,” says an American Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen” and that Islam is the “real enemy.” She once told the Australian Jewish News: “Every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim.” Tudor also claimed that “Islamo-fascism is a politically-correct word…it’s the vehicle for Islam. . .Islam is the problem.” The New York Times describes Gabriel as a “radical Islamophobe” who in the past has made statements like “Arabs have no soul” and “Arabs are barbarians.”

Backgrounder: Brigitte Gabriel and ACT! for America http://tinyurl.com/kz2do9a

Matusitz recently told a Tea party gathering, “The problem is not so much the average Muslim, as it is the ideology,” and falsely claimed that the Quran has “a lot of hateful verses that urge the adherents to kill non-Muslims.” Public outcry forced Florida Republicans to cancel a scheduled lecture by Matusitz titled “The Islamic Threat to America.”

SEE: Pinellas GOP Wisely Cancels, Err, “Postpones” Speech from Controversial Anti-Islam Professor http://tinyurl.com/kjt38ls

Moderates within the Republican Party, such as Chris Latvala, son of state Sen. Jack Latvala, expressed concerns with Matusitz’s talk, describing it on his Facebook as “bashing an entire religion practiced by many in Pinellas County.”

SEE: Pinellas Republicans Criticized for Inviting Anti-Islam Speaker http://tinyurl.com/lrsxmo6

In a letter outlining Matusitz’s Islamophobic views sent to the Dean of the UCF College of Sciences Dr. Michael Johnson, CAIR-FL wrote in part:

“His presentations on these subjects are full of anti-Muslim bigotry in the form of hate speech, inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and stereotypes that would mislead students to believe that all Islamic societies are nothing more than violent, hate-filled terrorist factories. . .

“The focus of Dr. Matusitz’s teachings appears to be more about his personal ungrounded fear of Muslims than about teaching students how any culture actually facilitates terrorism. . .

“We are requesting that courses taught by Dr. Matusitz be thoroughly reviewed by the College of Sciences so that your students are not subjected to his apparent disinformation and bigotry.”

Last week, Florida Atlantic University distanced itself from an advisor who made anti-Muslim statements on Facebook.

Video: FAU Responds to CAIR-FL Request to Drop Anti-Muslim Advisor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISxFWbJutI

Visit CAIR-FL’s link ‘Islamophobia in Academia’ for the latest on this developing issue: http://tinyurl.com/kzcyyjp

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze,954-673-9459, nhamze@cair.com; CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,hshibly@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/17/5503185/cair-fl-seeks-review-of-ucf-courses.html#storylink=cpy

CAIR Bullies Teacher for Calling Taliban and Hamas Bullies

By /The message here, as usual, is to warn off teachers from criticizing Islamist terrorist groups by crying bigotry. It’s more Islamist bullying aimed at a teacher who spoke out against Islamist bullying.

Mary Janda, a veteran teacher of 21 years at the Concrete Middle School in Concrete, Washington, is under attack by the radical Washington affiliate of Hamas-connected Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), accusing her of racism against Muslims.

The alleged incident occurred last October but the radical Islamic group began last month calling for federal investigators to look into the Concrete School District after the allegations that the teacher, Mary Janda, made racist remarks.

The district called the allegations completely false.

“Her “offense?”, “said Brigitte Gabriel. “During a class discussion on bullying, she referred to Hamas and the Taliban as examples of organizations that use violence to “bully people.”

One of the students in her class objected and said, “My father is a Muslim and these statements aren’t true.”

Residents who know of the teacher said they’ve never heard of any issues with her before.

“The kids that I know who’ve gone to the teacher have had no problems,” said Tabithia Hicks. “The teacher was well-liked, well-respected, and to hear this from this, I’m like, wait, this isn’t what we need here in Concrete. We’re not a bunch of racists.”

CAIR is claiming that Janda said that…  that “just like Hitler,” Muslims train their kids to be martyrs and to kill innocent people, when she was actually talking about Islamist terrorist groups, like some of the ones that CAIR supports.

The superintendent says they did an investigation and handled it internally, but CAIR called that inadequate.

“Our concern is that if this is what one student is coming forward to report, how many more times has this occurred and will this occur, and what kind of a message is the school district sending to other teachers that their behavior will be tolerated?” Gist said.

So after months of looking into it, CAIR hasn’t been able to come up with a single other complaint, but yet it’s calling for a Federal investigation based on a claim that the district shot down.

Janda wrote in response that CAIR had not even bothered talking to her before trying to sic Obama and Holder on her school.

“I explained to her (the student) that I was not talking about Muslims and Arabs in general but groups that chose to impose their will by training people to intimidate and kill other people. This discussion is not about religious beliefs. It is related to a state mandate that public schools teach students about bullying and not allow it.”

“I am surprised and saddened that no one from the (name blackened out) contacted me about (student’s name blackened out) perceptions of the day’s discussion. I would have hoped to have had an opportunity to personally recount the substance of that day’s work and engage in a dialogue to dispel any misinterpretations.”

“Likewise, I am also surprised that the organization (CAIR) filing the complaint did not contact me to hear my account of the class discussion before publicly criticizing me and my employer. I had absolutely no intention or nor did I disparage anyone’s religious beliefs and I regret any lingering misunderstandings.”