Proselytizing (da'wah) to our children on a class trip?
In late May of 2010, Wellesley, Massachusetts public middle school students took a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center -- a controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque run by the Muslim American Society of Boston. There, the students were separated by gender and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part. (hat tip Dan F)
The implications of this cannot be understated. This is an outrage. Your taxpayer dollars going to brainwash our children to Islam. It's bad enough that the history books have been whitewashed of the over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.
Go over to peaceandtolerance.org: School Trip to “Moderate” Mosque: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah
This morning we are releasing to our supporters and to the public a disturbing video (LINK) showing Wellesley Massachusetts public middle school boys taking part in Muslim prayers during a field trip to a mosque. The video raises serious questions about permitting school children to visit the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center - the controversial Saudi-funded mosque in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.
It also raises questions about the behavior and intentions of mosque leadership. The mosque is controlled by the radical Muslim American Society (MAS).
In a May 2010 visit, the students were presented with Islamist propaganda, which falsified history by minimizing oppression of women in the Muslim world and whitewashing the role of Jihad in Islamic territorial conquests.
The most outrageous incident occurred during the Muslim mid-day prayer. The students were separated by gender. Then, some of the public school boys, along with the Muslim men, bowed and prostrated themselves with their heads touching the floor in traditional Muslim prayer.
This is yet another one of a series of incidents at the mosque which demonstrate the deceitful nature of its leadership. Under the guise of an educational field trip, the MAS subjected public school children to a subtle form of proselytizing. The combination of bad faith by the MAS with poor judgment, and perhaps incompetence, by school officials is responsible for this breach of the separation of church and state.
The Boston mosque, like the Ground Zero Mosque in New York City, has been embraced by local political leaders including Boston Mayor Menino and Massachusetts Governor Patrick. Our political and civic leadership is reluctant to deal with the reality of Muslim radicals in our community promoting their Islamist agenda to our children, preferring instead to adopt a feel-good politically-correct posture.
After you watch the video, please:
Forward this notice - the film is linked - to all of your friends and lists. Make a point to send it to your community's religious and communal leaders and ask that they publicly condemn what happened at the mosque. Follow press coverage of this issue and write supportive letters to the editor. This incident is a wakeup call for school and elected officials. Our schools must provide honest and unbiased teachings about Islam and take a more vigilant approach in screening for extremist groups like the MAS, which might use educational initiatives to promote Islam to our public school students.
Mr. Joshua Frank, the Principal of Wellesley Middle School, must inform his students' parents of the incident and consider adopting an unbiased and scholarly curriculum on Islamic history that is based on historical facts and isn't developed or presented by Islamic religious groups with an agenda.
We call on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and responsible school officials to launch an investigation into the relationship between the Roxbury mosque and Massachusetts public schools, as well as to take immediate corrective action.
We think that this local issue will now become linked to the "new beginning" in America's fight against radical Islam here. For the past five years we have been working to demonstrate how the leaders of the Saudi-funded mega-mosque in Roxbury are not the moderates that Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick believe them to be. Now, the ground zero Mosque controversy in New York has raised public awareness - to the national level -- of how highly educated and charming radicals succeed in promoting their agenda with the enablement of our political leaders and mainstream media.