Nearly 50 mosques, Muslim organizations and student groups have signed a statement that highlights concerns with a federal pilot program to combat radicalization and terror recruitment in Minnesota.
FOX News & SC Times About 40 Muslim groups in Minnesota are voicing concern about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting, according to a statement sent out Friday by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The statement, which contains the names of several mosques, student groups and other Muslim organizations, asks the Department of Justice to discontinue the program, saying it unfairly singles out members of the state’s large Somali community for their nationality and religion.
“While we support the right of all Americans to live in democratic communities free of violence, we cannot in good conscience condone or help refine programs that are fundamentally discriminatory and are likely to further subject our community members to additional civil rights abuses,” said the statement released by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The pilot program in Minnesota is focused on the state’s Somali community, which has seen more than two dozen youth leave in recent years to join the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia or militants in Syria. Community members who have long sought help in stopping recruiting initially embraced the pilot program as an opportunity.
The statement lists 44 Muslim organizations as undersigned supporters. “It is our recommendation that the government stop investing in programs that will only stigmatize, divide and marginalize MUSLIM communities further,” the statement said.
The groups instead suggest the following framework to combat extremism:
Support for a Minnesota Muslim community-based task force, which is currently under development to serve as an outreach resource for law enforcement agencies. (“Outreach” is code for allow us to brainwash law enforcement with the myth that Islam is a religion of peace and terrorism is anti-Islam)
Funds for anti-radicalization programs should be separated from federal counter-terrorism and law enforcement agencies. Instead, funding should come from foundations, community organizations and state and local government. (That way, we can keep funding our terrorist pals overseas)
The Department of Justice should protect groups and individuals who intervene with those they believe are vulnerable to recruitment into extremist groups. Those who intervene should not be penalized with prosecution, watch-listing or surveillance because of their association with a potential violent extremist. (Surveillance of Muslims and mosques should be banned)
The statement also calls on Congress to investigate the federal government’s “overbroad surveillance of mosques and American Muslims, absent evidence of criminal activity.” (Just because mosques are breeding grounds for terrorists, the government should not be spying on them)
Members of Minnesota’s Somali community rallied at the Capitol on Monday in support of the families of the men accused of trying to join the Islamic State in Syria. Some wore shirts that said, “Free our boys” and chanted, “We’re not ISIS! We’re not terrorists!” (Even though our sons are)
Instead of counter-terrorism activities, CAIR wants the government to focus on:
– Youth and after school programs for MUSLIMS
– Job fairs and job training programs for MUSLIMS
– Eliminate ethnic profiling at the airport of MUSLIMS
– Get more Somali MUSLIMS into law enforcement careers (AKA fox guarding henhouse)
– Increase engagement between MUSLIM religious leaders and MUSLIM youth (one of the best ways to recruit future terrorists)
Organizations listed on CAIR letter of concern
Read a complete copy of the letter at http://bit.ly/1I3DfD9
Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR MN
Global Somali Diaspora
Muslim Youth and Family Services
Islamic Relief & Social Services
African Family and Education Center
Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center
Tawfiq Islamic Center
Islamic Center of Twin Ports “ICTP”
Brooklyn Park Islamic Center
Building Blocks of Islam
ICM-Muslim Youth of Minnesota
Al Farooq Youth & Family Center
Islamic Center of Owatonna (Masjid Al Rahma)
Burnsville Mosque (Al Salaam)
Roshester Islamic Center
Irshad Islamic Center Eden Prairie
Masjid Al-Huda (ICCC)
Masjid Al Tawba/Eden Prairie Islamic Center (ICCC)
Ummatul Islam Center
Masjid As-Sunnah (St Paul)
Minnesota Dawah Institute
Al Farooq Youth & Family Center
Dar-Alqalam Islamic Center
Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center-Faribault MN
Masjid Ni’mat ul-Islaam
Muslim student association SCSU
Mankato Islamic center
Islamic Center of Minnesota
Al-Madinah Cultural Center
University of Minnesota Muslim Student Association
University of St Thomas Muslim Student Association
MCTC- Muslim Student Association
Engage Minnesota Muslims
Global Deaf Muslim the Minnesota chapter
After publicly humiliating children who didn’t want to go on a trip to visit a mosque, the governors of a small rural school in Cornwall have reacted to concerned parents fears of violence and indoctrination of their children by mosque leaders, not to mention all the worldwide negative news coverage of it, by making the trip mandatory for all students. (Time for parents to sue the school and refuse to send their kids to it until this obscene sharia-compliant policy is revoked)
ORIGINAL STORY/VIDEO: ten-young-british-students-publicly-humiliated-in-school-after-parents-refused-to-allow-them-to-take-part-in-school-field-trip-to-a-mosque
I wonder if these parents know that when their children are brought to a mosque, they are forced to recite an Islamic prayer which automatically converts them to Islam?
Breitbart Earlier this week, it was reported that ten families had not given consent for their children to travel from Lostwithiel School in Cornwall to Devon to visit the Exeter mosque, citing fears about violence and danger to their children from Muslims. Governors have now told parents that absences from the trip will not be allowed, citing the importance of ‘promoting different faiths and ethnicities’ to school-age children.
Earlier, school staff humiliated children who weren’t going on the trip by singling them out during assembly and asking them their reasons for not going on the trip.
Despite the school being in one of the least ethnically and religiously diverse counties in England, rising intolerance in Cornwall has been used as the reason for the trip, which will now take place next week. The Independent newspaper quotes Cornwall-resident Muslim Mostofa Abdul Rahman, who said that attitudes towards Muslims were changing for the worse.
Remarkably, the newspaper even managed to claim that plural “Mosques in Cornwall have been defaced with graffiti”, despite there being only one mosque in the whole county, a converted Methodist chapel.
Insisting that parents of young children had absolutely nothing to fear from Muslims, or Islam, school governor Kat Smith who is understood to be the force pushing the trip through against the wishes of parents said: “The visit to the mosque will provide an insight for pupils into the nature of British Islam, help them understand how Islam is presented in the media and that groups like Isis are not a true reflection of the Islam followed by the vast majority of Muslims in Britain”.
“Religious Education forms part of the basic curriculum in schools and its teaching is enshrined in law. The school recognises that parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE in whole or in part, and provide alternative work to further their child’s knowledge and understanding of the parents’ beliefs and values.
“However, the school is aware that children growing up in Cornwall may have little contact with Muslims and it is aware that it has a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to promote good relations between people of different beliefs and ethnicities as part of its single equality duty.”
“Allah is a god who hates and Islam is NOT a religion of peace,” says this Somali woman who is now an ex-Muslim.
Vdare via TROP Mona Walter, an ex-Muslim living in Sweden who left Somalia for Scandinavia as a refugee, says she read the Koran for the first time and discovered the truth of what Islam is about. Her search eventually led her to Christianity, but her mission is still with Islam, namely to tell Muslims what the quran really says.
“It’s about hating and killing those who disagree with Islam. It’s about conquering. Mohammed, he was immoral. He was a bloodthirsty man. He was terrible man, and Muslims can read that in his biography — what he did to Jews, how he raped women, how he killed people. I mean, he killed everyone who didn’t agree with him,” she explained.
Four members of a fraternity at the University of Kansas have been kicked out after admitting to participating in a video mocking Muslims. Big deal.
The Blaze Zeta Beta Tau, a fraternity known for its Jewish roots, punished the members just one day after learning about the clip, which was posted using the Yeti app on April 9, according to the Associated Press. The short video showed a man dressed in blue, wearing what appears to be a turban and repeatedly saying “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great.” Others can be heard laughing at the spectacle, which can be viewed below. (I guess they should have stuck to allowable Muslim commentary such as “Death to Israel” and “Kill all the Jews”)