CAIR's Plans For KGIA

The Islamists' long term indoctrination strategy

By William Mayer and Beila Rabinowitz

August 23, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - - Indicative of the extent to which Islamist groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR desire access to public schools, a Front Page Magazine article dated today outlines two Ohio public charter schools which have come under its influence.

Set within Columbus, Ohio's Somali immigrant community, these two charter schools, International Academy of Columbus and Westside Academy are establishing a template which finds CAIR's virulent ideology supplanting traditional pedagogy, with FPM author Patrick Poole stating that the schools:

"..are sponsored under an Ohio Department of Education contract with the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation and operated by a politically-connected group of Islamic extremists associated with both the national and Ohio chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At least one of the taxpayer-financed schools has been used during the last school year to play host to an anti-Israel CAIR-OH ?teach-in"?Sadly, these refugees have arrived only to find the warlords and clan leaders in charge of the very public and private institutions here in the US intended to help them resettle and adjust to life in their new home..." [source ?CAIR Goes Back To School,"]

As we have previously written, a similar takeover is occurring at the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a proposed Arabic school set to open in Brooklyn in September.

In a document obtained as part of a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the NY Dept of Education, KGIA?s Executive Summary makes it clear that CAIR has already insinuated itself into the curricula, via internships offered by AMAL, a group of Muslim attorneys which is affiliated with NY CAIR?s Executive Director Omar Mohammedi, to the degree that Mohammedi owns the AMAL website domain.

"Students will also participate in community service projects in which they can put what they have learned into practice. Our community partners will support leadership development. The American Muslim Association of Lawyers and the Salaam Club will offer internships in offices and law firms" [pg. 7, KGIA Executive Summary].

With KGIA's former principal Almontaser now gone from day-to-day operations at the school, AWAAM, Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media has stepped into the breach.

Since AWAAM's sale of "Intifada NYC" t-shirts and Almontaser's series of duplicitous responses to it was in large part responsible for her hasty retreat it's surprising that they would take such a prominent public role in pushing the school. This fact is made even more incongruous considering that AWAAM has not only failed to back-off its placing of the offensive garments for sale, they are now firmly on record as fully supportive of the Palestinian Intifada terror campaign, justifying it in the below open letter to UFT teacher's union president Randi Weingarten.

"Aside from everything else that points to the racist nature of thiswhole incident, do you not know that in most parts of the world, theword intifada connotes resistance to an unethical and illegal and brutaloccupation? It is not the word intifada that promotes violence or thatshould be denounced; rather, what should be denounced is an occupationthat promotes violence and that made the intifada necessary." [source]

Motivated by this belligerency, AWAAM organized a major rally held on September 19, designed as a PR kick-off, attempting to right the severely listing KGIA proposal, with the NY CAIR chapter serving as a prominent sponsor of the event [source, CAIR-NY Urges Support for Arabic Language School,].

Where is the DOE on this matter, are concerned citizens to make what seems to be the reasonable assumption that Chancellor Klein and Mayor Bloomberg approves of these groups taking an active role in the day-today affairs of the school?

These two Islamist players have thrust themselves into a high leadership capacity for one reason, because they want to wield influence upon the process, further Islamizing KGIA's pathway.

This now overt meddling by CAIR and an unapologetic AWAAM can only serve to add to the growing public perception that the proposed Arab school is a manifestly bad idea.

In large measure the efforts by these groups represents a peek into a plan geared towards an incremental encroachment of shari'a into public education, one that mirrors the above outlined activities of CAIR in Columbus, Ohio.

The introduction of shari'a as part of a stealth curriculum in the public school system during the years where children are most impressionable is the penultimate goal of the Islamists. Since public education in West has traditionally been organized around the idea that it should inculcate children into a reasonable model of a civil society, which in the United States includes instilling a high regard for the principles set forth in the Constitution, employing the KGIA model would represent a catastrophic departure from a governing principle that is culturally and ethically compelling.

Seen in that light, CAIR's behind the scene power grab is even more ominous.

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