Texas curriculum: “Allah is the Almighty God”

Arabic-speaking Christians generally use the word “Allah” for the God of the Bible, but this curriculum doesn’t seem to be talking about Arabic-speaking Christians: it seems fairly clear that it is trying to portray Islam in a benign and positive light, without any reference to the violent texts and teachings that jihadis and Islamic supremacists point to in order to justify their actions.

What a coincidence that this curriculum would be in use in Texas, where Governor Rick Perry partnered with the Aga Khan Foundation to develop a severely whitewashed, Islam-friendly curriculum. When Pamela Geller and I broke the story of that curriculum in 2011, the reaction was furious: one blogger demanded I stop linking him; another claimed that the curriculum material we had uncovered was not really the curriculum at all, and tried to pass off one teacher’s private notes as the real curriculum; and former friends and associates denounced us with a cult-like fervor that I still find hard to believe that a compromised nonentity like Rick Perry could have inspired.

Now, lo and behold, we find that Texas has a severely whitewashed Islam curriculum, just as we said. Today one of the bloggers who was most furiously and frenziedly denouncing us last year for daring to suggest that Perry was opening Texas schools to a biased and whitewashed presentation of Islam posted this WND story without the slightest reference to the Perry controversy, about which he was so spectacularly wrong. That’s chutzpah.

“Texas teaching ‘Allah is the Almighty God,'” by John Griffing for WND, December 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):

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EXTREME TAQIYYA (Islamic deception): ‘MY JIHAD’ Ad Campaign will attempt to sanitize the term ‘Jihad’ (Holy War against unbelievers)

CAIR calls ‘MY JIHAD’ a campaign to educate ignorant Americans on the politically correct meaning of Jihad. In other words, Muslim Brotherhood proxy CAIR has devised a deceptive campaign to convince stupid dhimmi (submissive) Americans that Islamic jihadists aren’t really the savages that the world has seen them to be as they were commanded by the prophet Mohammed in the 7th Century.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “jihad”? If you think 9/11 Muslim suicide bombers, honor killers, Fort Hood massacre, Times Square bomber, London, Madrid, Bali, Mumbai, etc. Islamic terrorists, you are correct. But these bus ads from terror-linked CAIR that are rolling out across the United States will try to convince you otherwise.

CAIR Ahmed Raheb, a Muslim thug employed by CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations) in Chicago, has recently put out an ad campaign to change the view of the word “jihad” and, by the transitive property, change the image people have of Muslims.

Read more here.

The Ayatollah Khomeini’s Book: Sex with Children and Animals

he leader of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, wrote extensively on Islamic Jurisprudence. A two-volume book, which was published originally in Arabic, was called ‘Tahrir al Wasilah’. Translated into Farsi, the book is called “Tahrirolvasyleh.”

Khomeini also had another treatise on Islamic rules for living, called in English, “The Little Green Book.” It is useful to understand what an esteemed Islamic leader such as the Ayatollah teaches his followers.

Here are some excerpts from “Tahrirolvasyleh” which Muslims probably don’t want you to know about Islam:

A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate vaginally, but sodomising the child is acceptable.
If a man does penetrate and damage the child then, he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl will not count as one of his four permanent wives and the man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.

It is better for a girl to marry at such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband’s house, rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven. [“Tahrirolvasyleh”, fourth edition, Qom, Iran, 1990]

Read more about this disgusting book and religion here.

‘Grinch Gang’ Ransacking Well-To-Do Westchester County Towns

Someone’s dropping by Westchester County homes this holiday season, and it isn’t Santa.

Police say smash-and-grab break-ins are on the rise, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Thursday.

You can call them the “Grinch Gang.” They are loose in the tony northern suburbs this season. They struck near one house on a golf course by smashing through the back door and ignoring the burglar alarm. The damage was still evident, CBS 2’s Young reported. Scarsdale cops said they’ve identified a pattern.

“They’re breaking in by force. They’re in and out fairly quickly. We haven’t been able to get latent prints, so were testing for DNA. They’re probably pros,” Scarsdale Police Lt. Thomas Altizio said.

The targets are always near one of the parkways and the thieves inevitably grab expensive jewelry from the master bedroom, although they’re not above grabbing a stray holiday package, police said.

The break-ins apparently happen in pairs, within close proximity to one another. One house was hit last Friday, not far from the golf course house mentioned earlier, with the same m-o — smashing the back door, grabbing the jewelry all the while the alarm was sounding.

In one case, victims arriving home were warned of the danger by their own alarm system.

“They walked in the house and they heard the alarm sounding in the house and they realized someone was in the house and they left. We called the alarm company and asked what we can do to protect ourselves,” neighbor Daisy Godoy said.

Read more here.

Court terminates parental rights in homeschool case

An appeals court panel in Sweden has imposed the “death penalty” on a homeschooling family, granting the state full custody of their son, who famously was “state-napped” from a jetliner in 2009 as the family prepared to move to India.

The appeals panel reversed a lower court ruling that granted Annie and Christer Johansson custody of their son, Domenic. But if the decision is not reversed again by the nation’ Supreme Court, the Johansson’s will lose their son, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been working on the case with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

The family was on board a jetliner minutes from departing Sweden for Annie’s home country of India when Domenic was seized in June 2009. The reason authorities initially gave for taking Domenic was that he had been homeschooled.

During the first months following his seizure, the parents were only permitted to visit Domenic once every two weeks. The visits soon became every five weeks, and in 2010, all visitations were cut off, HSLDA said.

“The United States Supreme Court has written that terminating parental rights is the family court equivalent of the death penalty,” HSLDA said.

The Johansson case in Sweden, the group said, “demonstrates what can happen when the family is not respected as an integral unit of society.”

Read more here.

The right-to-work dilemma

For all the fury and fistfights outside the Lansing Capitol, what happened in Michigan this week was a simple accommodation to reality. The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the United Auto Workers, royalty of the American working class, became right-to-work.

It’s shocking, except that it was inevitable. Indiana went that way earlier this year. The entire Rust Belt will eventually follow because the heyday of the sovereign private-sector union is gone. Globalization has made splendid isolation impossible.

The nostalgics look back to the immediate postwar years when the UAW was all-powerful, the auto companies were highly profitable and the world was flooded with American cars. In that Golden Age, the UAW won wages, benefits and protections that were the envy of the world.

Today’s angry protesters demand a return to that norm. Except that it was not a norm but a historical anomaly. America, alone among the great industrial powers, emerged unscathed from World War II. Japan was a cinder, Germany rubble and the allies — beginning with Britain and France — an exhausted shell of their former imperial selves.

For a generation, America had the run of the world. Then the others recovered. Soon global competition — from Volkswagen to Samsung — began to overtake American industry that was saddled with protected, inflated, relatively uncompetitive wages, benefits and work rules.

There’s a reason Detroit went bankrupt while the southern auto transplants did not. This is not to exonerate incompetent overpaid management that contributed to the fall. But clearly the wage, benefit and work-rule gap between the unionized North and the right-to-work South was a major factor.

President Obama railed against the Michigan legislation, calling right-to-work “giving you the right to work for less money.” Well, there is a principle at stake here: A free country should allow its workers to choose whether to join a union. Moreover, it is more than slightly ironic that Democrats, the fiercely pro-choice party, reserve free choice for aborting a fetus while denying it for such matters as choosing your child’s school or joining a union.

Principle and hypocrisy aside, however, the president’s statement has some validity. Let’s be honest: Right-to-work laws do weaken unions. And de-unionization can lead to lower wages.

Read more here.

Pro-Union Activist Threatens the Michigan Governor: ‘We’ll Be at Your Daughter’s Soccer Game’

Tom Monaghan sues feds over new health care law

The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.

Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a “gravely immoral” practice. He’s a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino’s Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.

Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new law requires employers to offer insurance that includes contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan says the law violates his constitutional rights, and he’s asking a judge to strike down the mandate.

The government says the contraception mandate benefits women and their role in society. There are similar lawsuits pending across the country.

Read more here.

Get ready for the costs and chaos of Obamacare

Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” At the time, March 2010, Pelosi’s words accurately described the Democrats’ just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In fact, we have to implement Obamacare so that you can find out what is in it.

Amid the other momentous events coming in 2013 — bitter fights over federal spending, debt, entitlements and immigration — the biggest story of the year, and of 2014 as well, will be the arrival of Obamacare in the lives of every American.

For millions of people, Obamacare will mean, alone or in some combination: higher insurance bills, unwanted changes in status at work, higher taxes, loss of employer-based health insurance and a bewildering bureaucracy that will make today’s already complex insurance maze seem downright simple.

Whether Obamacare’s benefits will outweigh the chaos it produces could decide the future of the program.

Start with higher insurance bills. “The big unwritten story is that for people who already have insurance through the individual market, or small companies that are buying products in the state-regulated small group market — those current policies are going to see premium increases on the order of 25 percent to 30 percent come Jan. 1, 2014,” says James Capretta, a health care expert and close student of Obamacare at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center. “They are going to have a rate shock like you wouldn’t believe.”

The reason is that those people are generally younger and healthier and are able to get lower rates. Under Obamacare, they will be combined with older and less healthy people who cost more to insure. Capretta says about 30 million people will see a steep increase — a population big enough to make a lot of political noise.

Read more here.