Filmed by SIOA Florida Director Larissa Scott-Atbashian.
Once again, the parents of students in the Hillsborough School District have fiercely expressed their disapproval that faculty invited the political organization, Hamas-CAIR, to address their students without providing a pro-freedom counter voice to their jihadist message. Back in December I broke the story that Hamas-linked CAIR was talking to high school students. Co-conspirators in the largest terror funding trial in our nation's history were subjecting students to indoctrination and propaganda. That is child abuse. There were no counter voices or voices of freedom?
Hamas-CAIR was one of the many Islamic groups that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas jihad funding trial. They are in the top five AFDI Threats to Freedom Index.
The problem with that is that Shibly is a political speaker. A Hindu priest or Christian pastor won’t counter the poisonous propaganda that Shibly spews to our impressionable young minds. An informed counter-jihad speaker such as Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Wafa Sultan or I myself must be given a chance to speak, so as to counter the lies of Hamas-tied CAIR.
Hamas-linked CAIR should not be speaking at all, but if the public school shills insist on presenting jihadi views, they must provide freedom lovers with the same opportunity. Further, political speakers should be off limits on school grounds.
In January, I ran a firsthand account of one parent whose child had been subjected to this school-mandated child abuse. The outraged parent body addressed the issue at the last school board meeting, where school board chairwoman Candy Olson ignored parent's concerns. She should be replaced as soon as possible. These are our children. If this tool is unaware of Hamas-CAIR's history, she poses a danger to our children.
Yesterday, parents raised the issue again, at the February 14 school board meeting. The parents are not backing down. Bravo! This best demonstrates why you must get involved and run for school board and other local political committee seats. The Dems have known this for years. and they have stacked the deck against patriots and freedom lovers. The whole Hillsborough school board should be thrown out. Run for these seats. Campaign on this issue. Read more on how to strategize in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.
TAMPA — If members of the Hillsborough County School Board thought they had put controversy over a Muslim speaker behind them, they were wrong.More than a dozen who oppose school appearances from the Council on American-Islamic Relations attended Tuesday's board meeting, some asking the board to call for a workshop and others displaying signs on the sidewalk outside that said, "Welcome to Tampastan."
The group included Kristina Gionet of the Pinellas Patriots, who said, "I guarantee that if CAIR comes across the bay, we will stop them at the Howard Frankland Bridge."
At the Jan. 24 board meeting, chairwoman Candy Olson scolded an angry crowd for criticizing a teacher trying to broaden horizons.
On Tuesday, when she again rose to the defense of teachers, she was met with a loud chorus of boos.
Board member Stacy White, acknowledging many of the anti-CAIR speakers live in his east Hillsborough district, made a motion to schedule a workshop that would include presentations from CAIR and the Education Coalition, a group of conservative organizations that has mobilized over the issue. He met resistance from member Doretha Edgecomb, who didn't want CAIR singled out. "It's Islam today," she said. "Tomorrow it may be the NAACP, or somebody else."
The NAACP was never anmed an unidciated co-conspirator in the largest Hamas funding trial in our nations' history, tool. Would they let Nazis speak so as not be be prejudicial in any way?
Olson, similarly, said she worried that teachers would be afraid to teach about the Holocaust, the Vietnam conflict or other topics that might appear controversial. "I've had some teachers say, 'I don't want to be the next target,' '' she said.
While agreeing to broaden the topic of the workshop, White insisted that the public be allowed to speak at it. White's motion failed 5-2, with Susan Valdes siding with him.
The board directed staff to report on the feasibility of such a system by the end of March.
According to Kelly Miliziano (history teacher at Steinbrenner High School), she "regularly asks" Hassan Shibly of CAIR to speak. Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic supremacism. Ms. Miliziano's refusal to respond to parents' requests to vet the notorious Mr. Shibly, and instead attack the parents, should be grounds for her immediate dismissal. Ms. Miliziano further went on to call parents' concerns about CAIR "baseless and Islamophobic." I urge you to politely demand that the school principal, Brenda Grasso, move to remove Ms. Miliziano at once. Brenda Grasso, Principal: email, [email protected] Phone 813-792-5131.
Following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, Shibly granted legitimacy to Hezb'allah by characterizing it as a "resistance movement" that provides valued social services to the Lebanese people. "They're absolutely not a terrorist organization," Shibly said, and "any war against them is illegitimate" -- here). Read the rest at The American Thinker.
Although it presents itself as a civil rights group, CAIR actually has numerous links to Islamic supremacist and jihad terror groups. CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Niwad Awad (who still serves as CAIR's executive director) were present at a Hamas planning meeting in Philadelphia in 1993 where they and other Hamas operatives conspired to raise funds for Hamas and to promote jihad in the Middle East. CAIR has steadfastly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror:
- * Ghassan Elashi, founder of CAIR's Texas chapter, in 2009 received a 65-year prison sentence for funneling over $12 million from the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation to the jihad terrorist group Hamas, which is responsible for murdering hundreds of Israeli civilians
* Mousa Abu Marzook, a former CAIR official, was designated by the U.S. government in 1995 as a "terrorist and Hamas leader." He now is a Hamas leader in Syria.
* Randall Royer, CAIR's former civil rights coordinator, in 2004 began serving a 20-year prison sentence for aiding al-Qaida and the Taliban against American troops in Afghanistan and recruiting for Lashkar e-Taiba, the jihadist group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai jihad massacres.
* Bassem Khafagi, CAIR's former community relations director, was arrested for involvement with the Islamic Assembly of North America, which was linked to al-Qaida. After pleading guilty to visa and bank fraud charges, Khafagi was deported.
* Rabih Haddad, a former CAIR fundraiser, was deported for his work with the Global Relief Foundation (which he co-founded), a terror-financing organization.
In 1998 Omar Ahmad, CAIR's co-founder and longtime Board Chairman, said: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
After he received unwelcome publicity as a result of this statement, Ahmad denied saying it, several years after the fact. However, the original reporter, Lisa Gardiner of the Fremont Argus, stands by her story.
CAIR's spokesman Ibrahim Hooper once said: "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future."
Florida Family Association reports:
School board blindly ignores 10,000 emails to each official, votes to allow CAIR to indoctrinate students. Allowing CAIR officials, known for defending people whose actions were hostile to America, to teach unedited propaganda to students is borderline treason.
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to the school board's decision.
Florida Family Association sent out two email alerts and posted an online article which reported that Hillsborough County School Board members were allowing CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) officials to indoctrinate school children with propaganda including their version of Sharia law.
Florida Family Association’s Take Action Message Report indicates that EACH school board official has received approximately 10,000 emails urging them to stop allowing CAIR officials from addressing students. That number does not include emails these officials have received from individuals and other groups apart from Florida Family Association.
Several organizations including local Tea Party leaders challenged the Hillsborough County School Board on February 14, 2012 to stop local CAIR officials from addressing students.
School board member Dr. Stacy White offered a motion to have CAIR and a committee “discuss” this situation with no specified stated resolution. Susan Valdez seconded the motion. April Griffin tried to gut the inane motion by requiring that all groups be included in the discussions thereby extending the issue to a non-issue.During the February 14, 2012 meeting school board members rejected Dr. Stacy White’s weak motion by a 2 – 5 vote. This rejection vote effectively approves CAIR officials addressing students without regard for the content of their presentations.
School Board Chairman Candy Oslon, Poster Child for Ultra Progressive Politics, gave another one of her extremely biased bashings of reasonable thinking people. She proclaimed that “Most Muslims are moderate” to justify CAIR officials speaking to students and scolded rational thinking concerned Americans who criticized Steinbrenner High School teacher Kelly Miliziano for inviting CAIR officials to speak to 500+ students. Chairman Olson also lost her cool during the January 24, 2012 meeting when she took a low shot at conservative Americans concern regarding CAIR talking to school children by saying “I don't think we can protect our children from the fact that there are extremists in every religion." Olson was quoted on tape saying that if you don't like the actions of this school district then you can always move to another county.
Having a TEACHER provide ALL OF THE FACTS regarding Sharia law is called education.
Allowing CAIR officials, known for defending people whose actions were hostile to America, to provide unedited propaganda to students is borderline treason.