Friday, December 23, 2011

Florida: Hamas-linked CAIR rep propagandizing in public high school

From Jihad Watch:

Florida: Hamas-linked CAIR rep propagandizing in public high school

In "Hamas High School in Florida?" in the American Thinker today, Pamela Geller details how Hamas-linked CAIR has spread its propaganda in one Florida public school. And there is no telling how many other schools are subjecting their students to the same thing.

Why is a representative of a terror-linked organization, a defender of jihad terror groups and an apologist for Islamic supremacism welcome to speak in public schools?

Back on December 4, I published at my website the disturbing news of child abuse in Florida public schools: the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was poisoning the minds of high school students. CAIR was crowing about its propaganda putsch in getting their party line into high schools, but did not name the schools or who spoke. This shows that Hamas-linked CAIR knows what they are doing is subversion, and that the schools would be held accountable.

However, now we have been able to identify one school -- Steinbrenner High School -- where a representative of CAIR spoke to students. An informed source tells me it was the notorious Hassan Shibly.

Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic supremacism.

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" -- more on that here.

Nonetheless, he was welcomed into the school and spoke to several classes throughout the day, including AP World History, World History, and World Religions.

The email exchanges between CAIR and Steinbrenner High School are revealing. Kelly Miliziano, a World History teacher at Steinbrenner, wrote this in a November 14 email: "Every year I invite a representative from CAIR to speak to our AP World History Students." After CAIR-Tampa responded favorably, Miliziano wrote again: "Over the years I have had many speakers from CAIR come to my classes, and it has been such a good learning experience for the students." She added: "I would prefer to have a speaker for each period of the day so that students can really interact with the speaker and ask questions."

"Every year"? "Many speakers from CAIR"? "Each period of the day"? Hamas-linked groups are regularly talking to high school students? Unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terror funding trial in our nation's history are being given a platform to mislead impressionable teenagers? Miliziano suggested topics that would have given CAIR a magnificent platform to spread their disinformation among the students:

Topics can range from :

The mission of CAIR

Basic beliefs, practices, history of....

Confronting stereotypes and misconceptions (a favorite of students)


Why does Islam look differently around the world?

Human Rights and Islam

Women and Islam in different countries

Any other topic you think students should know about.

These are important subjects for students to study, but Hamas-tied CAIR is the last place where they can find out the truth about them. Is this what our public schools are doing with our children -- subjecting them to indoctrination and propaganda? That is child abuse. Where are the counter voices? Where are the voices of freedom?...

Read it all. And Pamela has an action alert here. Politely and courteously register your protest against Hamas-linked CAIR being given a platform in public schools.

Hamas-linked CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case -- so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR's cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements.

And work the phones: Brenda Grasso, Principal email: Phone 813-792-5131

Kelly R. Miliziano, Ph.D. (extended the invitation to CAIR) Social Studies Department

Steinbrenner High School - (Rt 2)

5575 W. Lutz Lake Fern Rd.

Lutz, FL. 33558

813 792-5131 Ext. 264

813-792-5131 Ext. 264

813-792-5135 (Fax)

Posted by Robert on December 19, 2011 11:51 AM

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