Dec 4 2010
CAIR Nazis’ press release said: ‘Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader to Teach Islam at Oregon College.’
This is the course outline, before CAIR got it cancelled:
KEZI – A Lane Community College teacher wants to call attention to Middle Eastern religion, conflict in the news, and how jihadists in particular make their way into the mainstream. Teacher Barry Sommer says the new offering couldn’t come at a more relevant time — days after a bomb attempt in Portland and a fire at a mosque in Corvallis.
Sommer says his class asks the question “What is Islam?” “There is difference between following what the leaders of your religion say and interrupting something in your holy book totally outside of what the leaders say,” Sommer said.
It happens over and over in history, Sommer says, people use God and the religious leaders to commit violent acts and use it as a means of propaganda to make news and crease a sense of fear. He hopes by dissecting Islamic religion, people will have the tools to think for themselves before they act.
CAIR – The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) today called on an Oregon community college to replace a leader of an anti-Muslim hate group who is scheduled to begin teaching a course on Islam in January.
CAIR-WA reported that Barry Sommer, president of an Oregon chapter of the hate group ACT! for America, will teach a course called “What is Islam” at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. Sommer also produces a weekly local cable access program “Islam Today” on Comcast’s CTV29. The contact e-mail for the program is “firstname.lastname@example.org.” His personal blog features one of the infamous Danish cartoons mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
The preface to Sommer’s online book, “From the Mouths of Our Enemies,” states: “Our enemies want us destroyed not because of our riches, or our liberties, although they say that is so. No, they want us gone because Allah told them so. Foundational Islam demands that ALL citizens of planet earth convert to Islam, pay a tax (jizya) or die. It is now demanded of us that we make a stand, draw the line and decide who wins this clash once and for all. If it means war, so be it.”
In a July 16, 2010 letter to Eugene’s Register-Guard newspaper, Sommer wrote: “Until Islam changes its 1,400 years of subjugation and conquest by the sword, the atrocities will continue to escalate.”
In a letter to Lane Community College President Mary Spilde, CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari wrote: “Unless the goal of this course is to promote anti-Muslim bigotry, Lane Community College should replace Mr. Sommer with someone who will offer students a balanced and objective analysis of the subject matter.”
Bukhari said ACT! for America national leader Brigitte Gabriel claims an American Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen” and that Islam is the “real enemy.” She once told the Australian Jewish News: “Every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim.” She also claimed that “Islamo-fascism is a politically-correct word. . .it’s the vehicle for Islam. . .Islam is the problem.” (Ewwww, the truth hurts, doesn’t it?)
When asked whether Americans should “resist Muslims who want to seek political office in this nation,” Gabriel said: “Absolutely. If a Muslim who has — who is — a practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah, who abides by Islam, who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day — this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.”
Gabriel stated: “America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam.” SEE: Islam’s March Against the West