Skip to comments.Islamist Threat to Public Schools in Columbia, South Carolina?
Posted on 12/12/2004 6:25:43 PM PST by velocityguy
Islamist Threat to Public Schools in Columbia, South Carolina? On January 6, 2004, Anti-CAIR published a Press Release concerning Minhaj Arastu, the lead contact for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter in Columbia, South Carolina.
Why are we revisiting this issue? Its the result of a complaint Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) received from the parent of an Irmo High School, Columbia, SC student. Why is Irmo High School important? Mijhaj Arastu is the teacher the parent is concerned about.
In his capacity of teacher at Irmo High School, Mr. Arastu:
1. Required the students to create a pamphlet which would teach people about Islam.
2. Spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the 5 pillars of Islam.
3. Had an Orthodox Christian priest speak to the class who informed the students that all religions are based on Islam.
4. Told students that the United States is a Judeo-Christian-Muslim nation according to the beliefs of the founding fathers.
5. According to the student, Arastu is a passionate Muslim and is the sponsor of the school Muslim student group and was instrumental in having a portion of the school library set aside for Muslim students to pray each day. (There are no such accommodations for other faiths.)
So we have a CAIR officer, sponsoring the schools Muslim student group, bringing in speakers who falsely claim that the founding fathers desired the fledgling United States to be a Judeo-Christian-Muslim nation requiring students to create Muslim pamphlets learning about the five pillars of Islam
Just when do we Americans wake up to the threat of militant Islam in our public schools? When is enough enough? What will it take to get parents, teachers, administrators, and the public incensed to the point where positive steps are taken to protect our children from the false indoctrination and perversions of radical Islamists?
We saw with our own eyes the evil of radical Islam on 9-11 were seeing militant Islam rear its filthy head in Europe on an almost daily basis our soldiers are returning to our country in body bags as the result of militant Islamists hell-bent on earning a place in paradise by killing infidels just why do we put up with militant Islam in the United States? At what point will the straw break and what will happen when it does?
We invite our readers to read an excellent article by Dr. Daniel Pipes on the issue of Islamist influence in the public schools.The gist of Dr. Pipes article is that Islamists are deliberately targeting our school systems in an attempt to spread propaganda to students in the tenets of Islam.
Read his words carefully
youll never be able to say you werent warned
I thought you couldn't teach any religion in a public school.
I thought you couldn't teach any religion in a public school.
Only Christianity is not allowed.
Sure would be interesting to know the (real) name of this "priest."
a portion of the school library set aside for Muslim students to pray each day
I thought schools decided that religon couldn't exist at school. Then I saw the Muslim part. I think I will be checking this out.
Something needs to be done about this...
Where are the South Carolina Freepers?
Man, I would LOVE to help my sons create a pamphlet teaching people about Islam. In fact, I think I'll do just that. And it will be all true.
The teaching is bad enough but what about the praying-----how can it be legal?
The classic "runnin' him out of town on a rail" oughta be revived. I'm looking up more on this from "anti-Cair" . Hope they have a website.
Where is the ACLU? Are they afraid of the Muslims?
GRRRRRR..this crap is happening at Irmo High School...my alma mater!
Of everything in that Press report, this is what angers me....look what they are teaching to corrupt the kids' minds....
"4. Told students that the United States is a Judeo-Christian-Muslim nation according to the beliefs of the founding fathers"
These people need to be STOPPED preaching their stupid crap in the classrooms....when non_Islamic religious teachings in the Public Schools are not permitted.
I am in India, but I will work my btt off this morning and will phone this particular school's dumb administrator.
Someone contact the ACLU. ....they'd be furious. / sarc
"Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face harassment and violence in schools every day across the country. This is precisely why."
Kerry Lobel, NGLTF Executive director
Outrage was expressed by leaders of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force over the cancellation of a May 7 South Carolina High School Performance by the popular duo the Indigo Girls. The school's Principal, Gerald Witt, acted because the women are lesbians.
"Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face harassment and violence in schools across the country. This is precisely why," stated Task Force executive director Kerry Lobel. "We urge Principal Witt to change his tune." The Grammy Award-winning duo, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, were slated to give a free half-hour performance during a talent show at Irmo High School near Columbia. Irmo High Schools Principal Witt canceled the show, saying through a spokesperson it was because Saliers and Ray are lesbians. Since publicity arose about the cancellation, principal Witt is attributing the cancellation to other reasons, in addition to the sexual orientation of the performers.
"The refrain of Ray and Saliers is integrity and respect for everyone. Principal Witt certainly has a lesson or two to learn from the Indigo Girls," said Lobel.
The Indigo Girls may be going forward with other arrangements for a show in Irmo next week. The Irmo High School show was part of a series of scheduled high school performances by the Indigo Girls.
Indigo Girls & GLAAD: Cancellation Homophobic
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls expressed deep disappointment and shock at a South Carolina high school principal's decision to cancel a performance by the group. The Indigo Girls, who since 1989 have sold close to 8 million records, were to perform for free at the school and were planning to give interviews to local journalism students following the show.
Earlier this week, Irmo High School Principal Gerald Witt canceled the concert after a number of parents complained about the openly gay duo's sexual orientation. Witt contends that it was not merely the complaints nor the duo's sexual orientation that had led him to cancel the show. According to a Knight-Ridder article, Witt cited worries about safety during the performance.
Joan M. Garry, GLAAD's Executive Director and part of the team which originally launched and developed MTV Networks in 1981 was particularly troubled that such blatant prejudice was fueled by the leader of an educational institution. "It is a travesty that a performance by the Indigo Girls--who have long exemplified service and commitment to a diverse number of important social issues--would be considered anything other than enlightening and celebratory. Instead of Mr. Witt using this opportunity to teach his students how to dismantle homophobia, he has demonstrated precisely how to promote fear and intolerance."
Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls issued the following statement: "We are saddened and angry to hear that our show at Irmo High School has been cancelled. It is a blatant case of homophobia. The show was cancelled because we are gay. In the wake of recent violence in schools and the often bleak environment for kids which includes the cutting of school arts programs and lack of creative outlets," said Saliers, "we believe that playing free high school shows will provide a positive musical and emotional experience for high school students. Despite this particular cancellation, we will play in Columbia, SC and we'd like to thank the people there and elsewhere who support our collective message of respect and justice for all human beings."
Jennifer H. Einhorn, GLAAD's Director of Communications, stated that, "Surely Mr. Witt would not prohibit an appearance by a multi-Grammy award winning group because of their religious affiliation or ethnicity. In that regrard, this egregious and hurtful decision is one all Americans must not tolerate."
In Russia they killed and raped the children of the school.
In America, they are using brainwashing.
The bottom line is that we loose our children.
1. Attend all meeting of the city council and the school board. Join both and become active in local politics.
2. Pull your kids out of public schools and start homeschooling. This pulls money out the local public schools. If enough people do this, things will change.