It began when Dalia Z, a high school junior and editor of her school newspaper in suburbia, Ohio, championed Aya, a senior who complained to school authorities that she was a victim of racial bias because she wore a hijab. To the disquieting article, I wrote “Offense by Design,” and Dalia replied in her defense. In response to my readers’ requests and to Dalia, I submit the following about the severely misinformed product of our deteriorating national educational system.
Dalia, the first generation American of a Holocaust-surviving Jewish family, attended Jewish day school and presumes knowledge about immigrants, irrespective of the individual’s personal history, heritage, culture, language, beliefs, needs, aspirations and expectations. By referencing 11 million Nazi victims, she dismissed the conventional number of six million Jews exterminated, two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. (New research indicates the number could well be 20 million people in some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps, not the accepted 1,500.) Hitler called himself a barbarian, and despised morality; hence, he abhorred the Jews, guardians of ethics and morals, and made them his priority in his race war. Dalia’s Holocaust lessons appear to have been sideswiped and distorted by a Leftist position.
Pursuant to my negating her blaming Donald Trump for America’s current racism, Dalia glossed over the growing divisiveness since 2008, when Trump was absent from the scene. It is President Obama who has divided and undermined our country at home and abroad, repeatedly sullying our American history to our enemies, diminishing our exceptionalism, insulting and betraying our allies, and even initiating the teaching climate that blames white people for all our ills.
Obama snubs the white Christians who left England’s monarchy to create a republic; establish our national government, fundamental laws, and guarantee certain basic rights for its citizens. Our US Constitution and The Bill of Rights (the first Ten Amendments) protect the individual from tyranny; and the Republican Party, specifically, instituted our 13th Amendment against slavery; our 14th Amendment to ensure that no State can deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process; and the 15th Amendment that guarantees the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, against strong opposition by the Democrat party.
By sermonizing to the American people on gun control, gay rights, racial discrimination, our police and armed forces, climate change, transgender bathrooms, immigration, etc., Obama pits one faction of the community against the other. Divisiveness exists in school textbooks because Hillary Clinton (“it takes a village”) and President Obama implemented the Common Core curriculum that supports Islam while suppressing Judaism, Christianity, and Americanism. The program, crafted by the unqualified David Coleman and funded by the Bill Gates Foundation and a 45 percent investment interest by Dubai World/Istithmar World Board of Directors (EMPG) in the publishing companies that provide 52 percent of American textbooks, was presented by then-US Secretary Arne Duncan to the National Governors Association with a threat of withholding funds – long before Trump’s appearance. This was eagerly accepted by Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich.Instead of learning the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments, today’s students study the Five Pillars of Islam, the Hajj, and the Kaaba. To his credit, during his campaign, Trump promised to return the right of education to the states (10th Amendment) where it belongs.
Aya, born in the US, may be “just another awkward teen,” but she chose to blame her fellow students for her discomfort. Everyone has differences to overcome, whether in the classroom, social setting, or workplace, and perhaps Aya did not extend herself enough, demanding instead of earning respect. Yet Dalia, who authored the article, presented the perfect example of Common Core thinking by citing Aya’s and her own feelings. Students are learning affective, emotional outcome-based conclusions instead of common sense / critical thinking or factual verification.
Nevertheless, not so long ago the hijab provoked only mild interest and curiosity, but today’s thoughts align Islamic dress with Islamic violence and destruction of non-Islamic cultures. Who is to blame? The non-Muslim whose life is under daily threat? or the Muslim who represents the ideology that boasts its intent to dominate the world?
Mohamed Akram, a Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operative in Virginia, understood that a “soft” or “stealth jihad” would be more effective than terrorism in subduing the west. He wrote that their “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands.” This is where the blame lies. If the non-Muslim responds with suspicion or animosity, he/she must not be reproached but understood.
It is fair to say that we all experience times of ridicule or rejection, and the following three healthy guidelines might be of help to anyone in that common situation:
- Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain
- Become genuinely interested in other people
- Join, praise, and appreciate others.
Aya’s donning the scarf of the stealth jihadist appears to be a statement, pushing boundaries and creating a societal discomfort for Islamic gain. Provocation through her hijab and its tie to an oppressive culture brings her victimhood, attention, and reaction, and Dalia, the writer, should not be taking on the position of her Islamic apologist.
Assuming that Aya does not sympathize with the violence and bloodshed seen in New York, Boston, Florida, Madrid, London, Brussels, Germany, Paris, Nice, Calais, Bosnia, Argentina, Mali, Israel, Kenya, (and more), she should be directing her anger at her co-religionists who announce their exclusivity, hate and brutality, and who have virtually destroyed any Islamic claims to being civilized. Towards her fellow students, she should have shown more humility combined with an openness to discuss her values and beliefs in order to gain acceptance. In a civilized society, it is incumbent upon the one who gives offense to apologize, not the one who is offended. Aya might have chosen to show genuine grace and good manners rather than create a situation of suspicion and animosity. She might also have considered the likely fate of an individual’s wearing a cross or kipah in Islamic society.
To Dalia’s offensive, defamatory statement of moral equivalence – that terrorism exists among all religions, another sign of her Leftist education – I provide statistics: There have been no Jewish and Christian offensive terrorist attacks; and none by Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, or animists. However, the number of deadly Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11, to date (8/01/16), is 28923; the death count mounts rapidly, with the number of severely injured unknown. Islam is at war with minorities and majorities in 33 countries; 57 percent of anti-religious hate crimes in the US targets Jews and 17 percent targets Muslims. In Europe, the vast majority of hate crimes against Jews are committed by Muslims, and less than 1 percent of hate crimes against Muslims are carried out by Jews.
Islam has the unenviable reputation for being the only religion that teaches, as a matter of doctrine, violence against all other people:
Quran 8:60:”Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of God.”
Quran 9/29: Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.
Islam is a religion of war: its followers inflict death and destruction upon both Muslims and non-Muslims daily, with growing sadism and ferocity. American students are a captive audience to unscrupulous instruction, manipulated to mask the truth and protect the guilty (Islamophobia). Dalia and her teachers should be duty-bound to provide the statistics of the Jewish and Christian terror attacks they claim, and other accusations, or apologize for the unwarranted and offensive defamation.
June’s statistics alone should be yet another warning: 238 attacks, 2055 killed, 2006 injured, in 13 countries, by Muslims. As a reporter, writer, and potential voter, Dalia cast blame upon Mr. Trump for the thousands of unvetted migrants brought in by Obama and Hillary Clinton into safe “receiving” communities and for the subsequent crime and carnage – the honor killings, stabbings, beheadings, mass rape of young women that remain unreported by mainstream media.
Sharia obliges Muslims to engage in jihad worldwide. There is not a country where there are Muslims, where the construction of that first mosque doesn’t result in conflict with the host population. Obama’s Department of Justice is suing Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania, for refusing their first mosque, the forerunner of unvetted migrants into an unsuspecting community. And more than half of Muslims living in America today say they would prefer sharia law over the US Constitution!
Dalia reacted and wrote as she was taught – to avoid the uncomfortable or offensive truth. Students know nothing of sharia, the Islamic law that is antithetical to our Constitution and Western civilization, which Islamists intend to establish in every country in the world. They know nothing of the ramifications of this totalitarian socio-political doctrine, the comprehensive legal and political framework that seeks to regulate all behavior – economic, social, military, legal, and political. Under sharia, abhorrent behavior becomes acceptable, including such as child abuse, wife abuse, female genital mutilation, polygamy, underage and forced marriages, marital rape, honor killing, pedophilia, restrictions on music and art, decapitation, chopping limbs, and stoning, as authorized by Mohammed in the Koranic hadith.
While the majority of Muslims may not follow the directives or engage in jihad, the reality is that the imposition of strict sharia doctrine is followed at different stages across the world, and it includes the repugnant behaviors and crimes. Through our own freedoms of religion and diversity, we inadvertently enforce a tolerance that allows for an unconstitutional agenda. Tolerance of the intolerable is civilizational suicide.
Dalia bristled at the comparison between Muslims and Hitler. She cited the people killed by Nazis over five years, but ignored the forces of sharia that have warred against non-Muslims for 1400 years, and against America for 220 years – when Thomas Jefferson repulsed the Barbary pirates, beginning with 1778. “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of believing people and remove the fury in the believers’ hearts (Qur’an 9:14-15).
Jihad destroyed a Christian Middle East, a Christian North Africa, and the Persian Zoroastrians - about 60 million people; annihilated about 80 million Hindus (half their civilization); devastated the first Western Buddhists (Greeks descended from Alexander) and all Buddhists along the silk route, about 110 million; and obliterated more than 120 million Christians and animists in Africa. The Jews became permanent targets throughout Islam. This total of 270 million is considered a low estimate by many researchers, and yes, Islam can be compared to Nazism.
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a Muslim who admired Hitler’s hatred of the Jews and wrote to Hitler of his desire to collaborate with the Nazi party. With Nazi support, al-Banna developed the Brotherhood into a Middle East ally, complete with spy network and troops in the Waffen-SS Handschar Divisions. Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was another Hitler admirer. The Palestine Brigade that helped Britain was Jewish; the Muslims fought on the side of Hitler and joined the invasion of the new nation of Israel. The MB in Israel created Hamas, which uses the Nazi salute and reads Mein Kampf. Translated into Arabic in 1930 and retitled My Jihad, it remains a bestseller in the Islamic world. And yes, again, Islam can be compared to Nazism.
The Hebrew and Christian scriptures do not command or endorse murder, but the Koran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule, along with instructions to chop off heads, fingers, and kill infidels. They are warned to fight or be sent to Hell, facts omitted from the classroom.
The Left teaches that it is morally superior to accept all religions as peaceful, which keeps the populace blind to the truth that the Koran leads to violence and death. Islam is intolerant: the apostate deserves to be killed; all public expression of ideas and art must submit to Sharia’s prohibitions; musical instruments are condemned; those who listen to singing will have their ears filled with lead; those who make pictures will burn in Hell (their art is geometrical); all literature must meet sharia’s restrictions; those who resist must be killed. The United Nations finally revealed the number of honor killings worldwide (Muslim-on-Muslim crime, men against their wives and daughters) at 5,000 per year. In this Obama Era, we suppress and tolerate criminal behavior in the name of relativism, tolerance, anti-racism, diversity and political correctness, and shroud the truth as they shroud their women, and allow ourselves to be deceived.
Dalia tried to explain away Islamic terrorism, indulge Aya’s position of feigned victimhood, and to be dismissive of Orthodox Jews who were Hitler’s earliest victims as roaming Brown Shirts cut their beards and made them clean the streets with toothbrushes, who were gassed along with other Jews, who were ridiculed in cartoons that Muslims now reproduce for their own hate propaganda, and who labored side by side with all other Jews to build a thriving democratic Israel out of barren swamp land. The orthodox were among the Jews who had to relinquish their beautiful city, Gush Katif with its thriving greenhouse businesses, to make room for Arabs in a “land for peace” exchange, and there was still no peace as the city was converted into a rocket-launching pad. Her own heritage aside, Dalia was taught to malign Jews who dedicate themselves to live by the laws of the Torah and Commandments, and who transmit the honesty and morality of Judaism from one generation to the next.
American school children are learning what Palestinian children learn – to disparage Jews and Israel, which could again lead to genocide. Muslim student groups’ anti-Semitic activity is eight times more likely to occur on a college campus if one anti-Zionist group exists. The number of anti-Semitic campus incidents increased by 45% from last year. Suppression of freedom of speech and assembly for Jewish students doubled from last year. We are reminded at every Passover Seder that the enemy rises up against Jews in every generation, and I am distressed to see how Dalia and other students are being indoctrinated.
We know that not all Muslims are the same, and we don’t know Aya’s perspective, but I think it was fair to lay out the case. I personally wish her well and hope she and this entire generation, which is also my grandchildren’s generation, live happy American lives, in security, under our laws and the guaranteed freedoms.
I wrote more than I’d intended, but falsehoods and accusations without proof require fewer words, whereas repudiations require reason and proof. Today’s educational system has been severely corrupted, and the children deprived of much. When we return America to her original greatness, I hope that we will be able to do the same with our educational system.
My information comes from several sources, and I recommend the reader avail him- or herself of the data within the links provided above. I recommend a simple, short book, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, by Bill Warner, Center for the Study of Political Islam, and another, though larger, but also an easy read, Sharia, the threat to America; an exercise in competitive analysis” Report of Team B II.