Wow! Go pastors!! "Officials with a Houston pastors organization have decided to monitor attempts by the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] to preach Islam to captive public school student audiences."
-- From "Pastors to monitor CAIR demands in district" © 2008 WorldNetDaily 6/11/08
Pastor Dave Welch, a spokesman for the Houston Area Pastor Council, an inter-denominational organization, told WND today that open records requests will be submitted at every school in the area to determine "how many have been contacted by CAIR."
The decision follows a dispute that erupted over a presentation by leaders for CAIR's Houston base to students at Friendswood Junior High School.
The principal, Robin Lowe, has been moved to another administrative post dealing with curriculum, officials have confirmed. She arranged the mandatory presentation in which CAIR instructed students that Adam, Noah and Jesus are prophets; announced "there is one god, his name is Allah"; taught the five pillars of Islam; told students how to pray five times a day; and gave instruction on Islamic religious requirements for dress.
Welch said school officials announced the principal set up the assembly after CAIR asked for time to talk to all students about Islam. They said CAIR was upset by an altercation between two students CAIR perceived as attacking Islam, even though school officials found no evidence of that.
CAIR, as WND has reported, is a spinoff of the defunct Islamic Association for Palestine, launched by Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook and former university professor Sami al-Arian, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide services to Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
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Same thing in Florida schools as well . . .
-- From "Islamic group banned after visit to Seminole classroom prompts complaints" by Dave Weber, Sentinel Staff Writer 6/11/08
An Islamic group has been banned from visiting classrooms in Seminole County schools after officials said it crossed the line between telling students about the Muslim culture and pushing its religion.
The flap over the Academy for Learning Islam's visit to Lake Brantley High School also has caused the school system to re-evaluate who it lets into county classrooms to present educational programs and what they can talk about. By fall, teachers will have stricter guidelines.
In addition to the Lake Brantley High visit, the Sanford-based academy also presented programs at Crooms Academy, Sanford Middle, Seminole High, Wicklow Elementary and Wekiva Elementary this past school year, officials said.
But a ruckus arose after three representatives of the Islamic group showed up at teacher Alison Henderson's family dynamics class at Lake Brantley in late April. Henderson had requested the program through the school district's speakers bureau, but the three were substitutes for the originally scheduled speaker, officials said.
. . . Alan Kornman, who led those complaining to the School Board about the academy, said the Muslim group clearly wants to convert students to Islam. He heads the Central Florida chapter of the United American Committee, a right-leaning [sic] watchdog group that says it wants to alert Americans to the threats of Islamic extremism.
No media bias in this article, uh? Ya, right!
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