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Brooklyn's Khalil Gibran Madrassah Will Function As Jihad Recruitment Center
PipeLineNews.org ^ | August 7, 2007 | William Mayer and Beila Rabinowitz

Posted on 08/07/2007 12:34:50 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic

Brooklyn's Khalil Gibran Madrassah Will Function As Jihad Recruitment Center

By William Mayer and Beila Rabinowitz

August 7, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It is now clear why the New York Department of Education has been dodging requests by concerned citizens who have been trying to determine what type of institution the proposed Khalil Gibran International Academy will be.

Charges leveled against KGIA by these writers - that it will in essence function as a madrassah, a center for indoctrination not education - are proven by the school's own executive summary [Access KGIA Executive Summary Here], a document recently released under threat of a lawsuit by the Stop The Madrassah Coalition.

The summary is actually a manual for creating an Islamist vocational school, one in which every activity is planned around creating social activists with an Arab supremacist mindset, in the mold of KGIA's activist/principal Dhabah Almontaser.

Despite the New York Dept. of Education Chancellor's assertions to the contrary, KGIA will even bow to shari'a in its cafeteria, where halal food will be served. This is a clear incursion of Islamic religious principles into the public sector, a reason recently cited by Mr. Klein as justification for shutting the institution down.

With a pedagogy wrapped around social activism, the student will be strongly urged to get involved with the surrounding Arab community, within which a radical Islamist sentiment figures prominently...

(Excerpt) Read more at pipelinenews.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: almontaser; cair; islam; jihad; khalilgibranacademy
Case closed, this school has got to go.
1 posted on 08/07/2007 12:34:54 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic
Pitchforks, torches, anyone ?
2 posted on 08/07/2007 12:41:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: johnqueuepublic

but it offers such rich diversity and culture!


3 posted on 08/07/2007 12:45:38 PM PDT by isom35
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To: johnqueuepublic
This doesn’t make sense. Gibran was raised a Maronite Christian. His best known work, The Prophet, is a thinly veiled (and very positive) story about Abdul Baha, the founder of the Baha’i faith (an offshoot of Islam, it is considered heretical as it doesn’t accept that Mohammed was the final prophet). The Tenanbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, a primarily Jewish organization, is heavily involved in this school.

Yes it’s multicultural. Yes it emphasizes Arab history, language and culture, but notably not Islam. Most of Gibran’s writings were about things other than Islam in the Arab world. In fact he is thought by most to be anti-religion based on personal experience with corrupt Eastern Orthodox Christian and Ottoman Empire Islamic officials.

4 posted on 08/07/2007 1:06:29 PM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Phsstpok

Gibran has nothing to do with the school, did you take the time to even read this article?


5 posted on 08/07/2007 1:11:34 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: isom35

Yes although the diversity is probably not [understatement of the year] of the type that we probably don’t wish to encourage within a public school setting.


6 posted on 08/07/2007 1:12:46 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: Phsstpok

The principal of the school Dhabah Almontaser is a Yemeni muslima, who wears hijab and who denies that the 9/11 hijackers were either Arab or Muslim.

Perhaps I mis read or mis interpreted your post, in which case I apologize.


7 posted on 08/07/2007 1:14:20 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: Phsstpok
It seems to me from all I've read, that Gibran's name is being used as the sheep skin...


8 posted on 08/07/2007 1:16:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

yeah, these dudes are shameless, love that pic...

CAIR’s fingerprints are all over this school, hell the principal’s organization was selling intifada t shirts a few days ago and got caught


9 posted on 08/07/2007 1:26:59 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic
There are certainly quite a few warning signs there, although Gibran's name isn't one of them. The whole "critical thinking" and "Socratic approach" allows the adult to lead the kiddies to any conclusion desired depending on the questions asked. It saves the effort of having a curriculum to examine because there isn't one, at least not written down.

I would be very wary of a curriculum that leads sixth-graders to consider "world events" in the light of their nearly non-existent real world knowledge and those bits of information they are fed and manipulated into considering. That isn't education, IMHO, it's indoctrination.

10 posted on 08/07/2007 1:30:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: johnqueuepublic
Despite the New York Dept. of Education Chancellor's assertions to the contrary, KGIA will even bow to shari'a in its cafeteria, where halal food will be served. This is a clear incursion of Islamic religious principles into the public sector, a reason recently cited by Mr. Klein as justification for shutting the institution down.

This thing needs to be stopped NOW! The department of education wants New York taxpayers to foot the bill for this? They truly have gone mad!!!

11 posted on 08/07/2007 1:50:17 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: johnqueuepublic; Phsstpok

He’s asking why would they name it after Gibran? The answer is, to fool locals into thinking the school is based on beliefs of a Christian pacifist, and not teaching extremist theology.


12 posted on 08/07/2007 1:52:01 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Phsstpok

NYC has a gay high school named as a San Francisco guy.


13 posted on 08/07/2007 1:53:13 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: johnqueuepublic

I just scanned through the entire 29 pages of the Summary. No mention anywhere of Christianity or the involvement of any Arab Christian organizations, though the overwhelming majority of non-Mohammedan Arabs are Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox or Coptic Christians. The a substantial majority of Arabs here in the States are Christians. I do note that the Mohammedan Attorneys’ Association plays a role, however. :(


14 posted on 08/07/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis

Good catch. Relates to NYC immigration patterns. The first Arabs in NYC were Christian (circa 1890s). The oldest Orthodox church in Brooklyn dates to around that time period. Later arrivals extended that community because of infratstructure of common language, food, etc. However, many of the Christian Arabs and early Muslims are so thoroughly assimilated by the fourth or fifth generation, they are no longer active in the community outside of a small number via churches or mosques.


15 posted on 08/07/2007 2:03:41 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: johnqueuepublic

The sad part is that Khalil Gibran was not a Muslim, but a new-agey fallen-away Christian.


16 posted on 08/07/2007 2:03:46 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Phsstpok

Apparently the major league baseball player Khalil Greene (San Diego Padres) is an adherent of the Baha’i faith...if he was born into it that may explain his first name.


17 posted on 08/07/2007 2:11:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: johnqueuepublic

Brooklyn’s Khalil Gibran Madrassah Will Function As Jihad Recruitment Center

and the taxpayers have to fund this crap!!!!!

pc out of control!!!!


18 posted on 08/07/2007 2:49:01 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: wideawake

In college I saw and wished I’d bought, a sendup of The Prophet titled, “The Profit” by “Kellogg Allbran”, where the face is not enigmatic, but grinning with a wink.

Anyway, the wolf/sheep analogy is spot on. The Muslimah headmistress no doubt denies the Holocaust, as well.

There are so many ways a building’s infrastructure can be attacked........


19 posted on 08/07/2007 2:50:02 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: wideawake
Have you read The Prophet? I can’t imagine it appealing to anyone who isn’t a moody ‘sensitive’ 16 year old.
20 posted on 08/07/2007 3:34:15 PM PDT by Borges
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To: johnqueuepublic

Let’s recap:

Date: Sept. 11, 2001
Site: NYC

Right in the BOE’s backyard.

Sickness.


21 posted on 08/07/2007 3:36:31 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Billthedrill
Yes the warning signs are myriad. Khalil Gibran School Info Center The above should link, assuming Ive done it right, to a location where all the authors' articles on KGIA appear. They have done nearly 20 over the last 7 months including a very cool video, check it out.
22 posted on 08/07/2007 3:41:38 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: theDentist

I figured that was his angle, like everyone I guess, I read the Profit, lol, a long time ago, kind of like Rod McCune poetry an adolescent daliance.

This school has been designed from the ground up with two ideas in mind.

1. Fooling the public about what they are up to, using a Christian mystic as a poster child just for starters.

2. Putting into place a mechanism whereby kids from an area in Brooklyn that has produced numerous terrorists, will be brought into contact with the radical social activists like CAIR, so they can be indoctrinated.


23 posted on 08/07/2007 3:45:32 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: Borges
Have you read The Prophet? I can’t imagine it appealing to anyone who isn’t a moody ‘sensitive’ 16 year old.

LOL! I read it at the same time I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Whuzzattellya?

24 posted on 08/07/2007 4:00:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: FARS; milford421; Founding Father

Ping.


25 posted on 08/07/2007 4:14:37 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: Kolokotronis

Scan page 8 again...see what religion IS mentioned.

Workshops on Islam...


26 posted on 08/07/2007 4:18:43 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: johnqueuepublic

Page 8 of the report...

Workshops on ISLAM!!!!!!!!!!!

In black and white.


27 posted on 08/07/2007 4:19:31 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: johnqueuepublic

Gibran wasn’t a mystic. He as a poet/artist, a Christian, born in Lebanon, but emigrated and grew up in America.

But yes, they’re just using the name...


28 posted on 08/07/2007 6:10:27 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: theDentist

............why quibble......cant think of an artist who isnt also a mystic.......u say gibran i say tomato.......


29 posted on 08/07/2007 10:56:47 PM PDT by johnqueuepublic
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To: Borges
Have you read The Prophet? I can’t imagine it appealing to anyone who isn’t a moody ‘sensitive’ 16 year old.

As you know, I am a Roman Catholic.

For some reason, during the 80s and 90s every hippy-dippy 60s burnout priest or nun or "involved" layman I ever had to deal with in a formal extraliturgical setting invariably read aloud from The Prophet.

Prep class for the sacrament of confirmation? Sr. So-and-So begins class with a reading from The Prophet.

Fund raising drive for the foreign missions? Fr. So-and-So feels that a reading from The Prophet is appropriate to the occasion.

Mandatory pre-Cana marriage retreat? Why not have a series of readings from The Prophet?

Parish Youth Day? You guessed it.

Your description of the book is dead-on accurate. I've never actually bothered to read the book, but I am pretty sure at least a third of it has been read aloud to me without my permission, so I know it well.

30 posted on 08/08/2007 5:17:00 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake
It’s a watered down very poor man’s Blake. Not the Marriage of Heaven and Hell but the Civil Union of Heaven and Heck.
31 posted on 08/08/2007 8:11:12 AM PDT by Borges
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