In Defense of the Constitution

-CAIR News & Analysis 040/04

  December 6, 2004 
- Islamist Threat to Public Schools in Columbia, South Carolina?

Islamist Threat to Public Schools in Columbia, South Carolina?

     On January 6, 2004, Anti-CAIR published a Press Release concerning Minhaj Arastu, the lead contact for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Why are we revisiting this issue?  It’s the result of a complaint Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) received from the parent of an Irmo High School, Columbia, SC student.  Why is Irmo High School important?  …Mijhaj Arastu is the teacher the parent is concerned about.

    In his capacity of teacher at Irmo High School, Mr. Arastu:

1.  Required the students to create a pamphlet which would teach people about Islam.

2.  Spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the “5 pillars of Islam”.

3.  Had an “Orthodox Christian” priest speak to the class…who informed the students that all religions are based on Islam.

4.  Told students that the United States is a Judeo-Christian-Muslim” nation…according to the beliefs of the founding fathers. 

5.  According to the student, Arastu is a passionate Muslim and is the sponsor of the school Muslim student group and was instrumental in having a portion of the school library set aside for Muslim students to pray each day.  (There are no such accommodations for other faiths.)

     So…we have a CAIR officer, sponsoring the school’s Muslim student group, bringing in speakers who falsely claim that the founding fathers desired the fledgling United States to be a “Judeo-Christian-Muslim nation”…requiring students to create Muslim pamphlets…learning about the five pillars of Islam…

     Just when do we Americans wake up to the threat of militant Islam in our public schools?  When is “enough…enough”?  What will it take to get parents, teachers, administrators, and the public incensed to the point where positive steps are taken to protect our children from the false indoctrination and perversions of radical Islamists? 

     We saw with our own eyes the evil of radical Islam on 9-11…we’re seeing militant Islam rear its filthy head in Europe on an almost daily basis…our soldiers are returning to our country in body bags as the result of militant Islamists hell-bent on earning a place in paradise by killing “infidels”…just why do we put up with militant Islam in the United States?  At what point will the straw break…and what will happen when it does? 

     We invite our readers to read an excellent article by Dr. Daniel Pipes on the issue of Islamist influence in the public schools.The gist of Dr. Pipe’s article is that Islamists are deliberately targeting our school systems in an attempt to spread propaganda to students in the tenets of Islam. 

     Read his words carefully…you’ll never be able to say you weren’t warned…  

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