The Hillsborough school parents continue fighting against Hamas-CAIR Tampa proselytizing in Florida public schools 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 2011 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2012, 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.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.
Father of Terrorist….Pleads with School Board to Ban CAIR from Schools!
For over seven (7) months literally hundreds of parents have been voicing concerns and requesting a formal policy to ban Hassan Shibly, CAIR, or members of the Muslim Brotherhood from their schools. With the exception of Dr. Stacy White, these request have fallen on deaf ears.
After hearing about the controversy over CAIR speaking in the Tampa Public School System, Melvin Bledsoe, father of convicted homegrown terrorist Carlos Bledsoe aka Abdulhakim Muhammad, flew from Memphis Tennessee to have his three (3) minutes to address the school board and voice his concerns. He shared first hand grief over losing his son to Islamic indoctrination and radicalization while he attended Tennessee State University. Mr. Bledsoe said it happened “bit by bit… a process if you will…using the “Soft” approach initially”.
Hillsborough County School Board Chair and Vice-Chair, Candy Olson and April Griffin have maintained a position of arrogance and at times hostility toward those who oppose CAIR in the classroom. During past meetings, Candy Olson, arrogantly dismissed the dangers of lawyer Hassan Shibly speaking in the classroom because Hillsborough students were too smart to be indoctrinated and Vice Chair April Griffin said “I resent having this conversation in the first place….. I don’t want to craft a policy based on bullying…..based on people who don’t like the way we do things.” By “People” one can only assume Mrs. Griffin is talking about parents…those she was elected to represent.
Related: December 19, 2011: 'Hamas High School in Florida?'
January 5, 2011, Hamas-linked CAIR in your Kid's Classroom: A Parent's First-Hand Account
January 7, 2012: Pamela Geller, Big Government Column: Hamas-linked CAIR in the Classroom
February 15th, 2012, AFDI/SIOA EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Parents at Hillsborough School Board Meeting Demand Hamas-CAIR Indoctrination of School Children Cease
February 29, 2012 Power to the Parents: After Thousands of Complaints, Hillsborough schools to limit outside speakers, i.e. CAIR
> March 1, 2012: VIDEO Victory: After National Uproar, Fla. Hillsborough School Board Limits Outside Speakers, Hamas-CAIR defeated