The Islamist principal of the NY public school madrassa will not give it up. More Islamic lies and deceit. We ought to sue for slander.
Dhabah Almontaser's Campaign Of Deceit By William Mayer and Beila Rabinowitz
December 18, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Sunday December 16, Dhabah Almontaser, the recently ousted principal of Brooklyn's embattled Arab language school Khalil Gibran International Academy, spoke as part of a series called the "Masked Talkback Series," held at the Daryl Roth 2 theater. The "talkback series" being organized around the controversial, pro-Intifada off-Broadway play, "Masked." Written by Israeli Ami Dayan, the plot revolves around the killing of a 7 year old Palestinian youth and the tension experienced within a Palestinian family, involved in the Intifada, who suspect that one of the family's three brothers is an Israeli informant, see "Masked" website, http://www.maskedtheplay.com/index_enter.html.
Almontaser's presence at the event [listen to audio file here, Almontaser Masked] brings her full circle back to the subject which was the tipping point, turning the tide against her effort to remain the head of KGIA.
Almontaser's remarks at the event betray a level of deception that might be shocking to those who fail to understand that misrepresentations and outright lies are stock-in-trade among Islamists - pushed with much histrionics by groups like CAIR - who have made the strategic calculation that in a world where multiculturalism and moral equivalency are in ascendance, legitimate critics of radical Islam can be muzzled, dismissed as bigoted Islamophobes.
Towards that end Almontaser's remarks spun a conspiratorial tale in which she was intentionally set up and "smeared" by a coalition led by certain New York and alternative media sources and shepherded back-stage along the way by the omnipresent bogeyman, the noted Middle East historian Dr. Daniel Pipes.
Even a partial transcript [13:50 - 24:12] is damning:
"The school was announced on February 12…a couple of days later the bloggers began to blog, so the notorious Daniel Pipes started blogging about the school as being a school that would be developing home grown terrorists, suicide bomber…"
Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can access Pipes' blogs on KGIA; they are collected here.
On March 7 of this year he wrote:
"My take on the school: In principle it is a great idea – the United States needs more Arabic-speakers."
Thus during the time frame to which Almontaser refers, not only absent from Pipes' entries are any references to "home grown terrorists" or "suicide bombers," but rather, verbiage clearly supportive of KGIA conceptually. His reservations regarding implementation of such a program, "...In practice, however, Arabic instruction is heavy with Islamist and Arabist overtones and demands." - are scholarly, reserved and stripped entirely of invective.
On this charge if Almontaser is not simply lying, she is delusional, neither desirable traits for someone who is still employed by the New York DOE.
"…the second phase of the smear was actually on me, where they started calling me an Islamic jihadist…behind those closed doors I was going to be developing terrorists…"
PipeLineNews.org has actively covered KGIA and Ms. Almontaser. We, not Dr. Pipes [who has never been one of our writers and has no connection to our organization] produced the short video mentioned in the court filing in Almontaser's lawsuit against the NY DOE for wrongful termination. We believe that our statements in that work are characteristic of what the overwhelming majority of critics of that school and her inept stewardship of it have said.
The piece is here. There is so much more GO!