Skip to comments.Saudi School Expansion Approved
Posted on 08/04/2009 7:59:05 AM PDT by La Lydia
A Saudi-funded academy was granted a zoning exemption Monday that allows it to expand at its 34-acre Popes Head Road campus in Fairfax County, culminating a years-long campaign to enlarge the school at that location...The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, whose permission was required for the expansion, stressed Monday that the 6 to 4 decision was based on zoning questions, not on what happens in the school's classrooms.
"The community will get an awful lot of development," said Penelope A. Gross (D-Mason). "I think [it] will improve the community."
The academy, founded in 1984, has about 1,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and is the only Saudi-funded school in the United States...The plans approved Monday allow construction of a building at the Popes Head Road site that would ultimately accommodate 500 students. The school has been subjected to a series of high-profile examinations of its religious curriculum, which has been revised repeatedly in the recent to remove passages that extolled militant jihad and martyrdom. As recently as 2007, at least one textbook still said that the killing of adulterers and apostates was "justified."...
The school's curriculum was revised again at the beginning of the 2008-09 school year after the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom condemned its textbooks. Critics of the academy say most of the offensive material has now been removed. But they say the textbooks clearly remain guided by Wahhabism, the fundamentalist school of Sunni Islam that is dominant in Saudi Arabia. They object particularly to some references to the marriage of children...
Last week, the school's 1999 valedictorian, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who had been convicted in 2005 of plotting with al-Qaeda to kill President George W. Bush, was resentenced to life in prison...
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Other alumni: Mohammed Osman Idris and Mohammed el-Yacoubi were denied entry to Israel in Dec 2001, under suspicion of planning to carry out a suicide martyr attack. The two were departing JFK International Airport when a letter was found in el-Yacoubi's luggage which was characterized as "a farewell letter...for a suicide mission in the name of Jihad." The two hastily boarded a flight to Jerusalem, leaving behind their belongings. However, when the flight arrived in Israel, the two were detained and sent back to the U.S. Idris was later charged with lying to a federal grand jury investigating terrrorism.
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland Sully Supervisor Michael Frey Lee Supervisor Jeff McKay Dranesville Supervisor John Foust Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins Mason Supervisor Penny Gross
--- Those who voted against ISA Expansion
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity Braddock District Supervisor John Cook County Chairman Sharon Bulova Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth
Sure thing, Dhimmi Penelope. Among the "improvements":
* No American flags, but lots of crescents everywhere
* Honor Killings
* Random terrorist acts
* Banning of Bibles, distributions of Korans
* Sharia law
Hope you enjoy wearing a stuffy burqa during the summer, Personal-Property-Penelope.
That is pretty much my take on it. It is as if we had allowed the Soviets to send millions of their hard-core here to live during the 1950s, bent on destroying and burying us; let them open schools, and gave them county property on which to expand their schools. The board members who voted for this were bought and paid for by the Saudis. The entire situation is shameful. I wonder how many people will have to die before they realize this is a bad idea.
The separation of church and state should also apply to FOREIGN states like the Islamic supremacist theocratic rule of Saudi Arabia.
Their theocratic government shouldn’t be given access to indoctrinating our populace.
They export wahabism because they themselves felt threatened by Islamic terrorists 30 years ago when they captured the grand mosque. It was their negotiated peace.
This violates Foreign Mission Laws.
To obamasize then eventually islamize America.
Why are we building schools and handing out trash cans and guarding borders in Iraq, and letting these people take over our country from within? This is insane.
I’m beginning to think the entire country has fallen down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Only this Wonderland is not in the least bit amusing.
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