An “oh crap” moment in Britain

From the demography-is-destiny file:

The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times.
The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million.

Say hello to Londonistan.

Ezra Levant interrogated in the name of “human rights”

On January 11th the former publisher of The Western Standard was hauled before the Alberta Human Rights Commission to answer for his decision to publish the “offensive” Danish cartoons of Mohammed. Ezra Levant’s editorial decision got under the skin of hypersensitive islamist imam Syed Soharwardy. The whiny radical filed a complaint with the AHRC demanding a public apology from Mr. Levant.
Dude picked the wrong target.

There may be hope for Canada yet. More details at EzraLevant.com.

Jihadists 1, Pentagon 0

Stephen Coughlin, an expert on jihadist ideology, made the mistake of pointing out what our Muslim enemies believe. In response, a touchy Muslim aide working for Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England got Coughlin fired.

[Coughlin] had run afoul of a key aide to Mr. England, Hasham Islam, who confronted Mr. Coughlin during a meeting several weeks ago when Mr. Islam sought to have Mr. Coughlin soften his views on Islamist extremism.
Mr. Coughlin was accused directly by Mr. Islam of being a Christian zealot or extremist “with a pen,” according to defense officials. Mr. Coughlin appears to have become one of the first casualties in the war of ideas with Islamism.
The officials said Mr. Coughlin was let go because he had become “too hot” or controversial within the Pentagon.

Mr. Coughlin wrote a memorandum several months ago based on documents made public in a federal trial in Dallas that revealed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-origin Islamist extremist group, to subvert the United States using front groups. Members of one of the identified front groups, the Islamic Society of North America, has been hosted by Mr. England at the Pentagon.

I wonder what my blogging colleague Patrick Poole thinks about this travesty. I’d love to know what ties Hasham Islam might have to the ISNA.
H/T: Hot Air

Catholic magazine in Malaysia forbidden to use the word “Allah”

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Allah Allah Allah.
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So there. Bite me.
H/T: Hot Air

Julio Pino gets his department chairman fired

The chairman of the history department at Kent State University just got himself canned. He allowed his department’s resident jihad booster, Professor Julio Pino, to take six weeks of leave to attend a conference … in the Persian Gulf.
That’s a good start. Now KSU needs to fire Julio.
Some background:

  1. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  2. The Smoking Gun Points to Julio Pino
  3. Kent State and Jihad-Gate
  4. Julio Pino: Islam’s Most Effeminate Jihadist
  5. Klansman teaching History at Kent State
  6. Julio Pino: A Genocidal Racist without Moral Authority
  7. Pino 911
  8. Rate My Terrorist Professor Dot Com

Taxpayer-funded madrassas in Columbus? Nearly so.

Two publicly-funded charter schools in the Columbus area, International Academy of Columbus and Westside Academy, are run by Islamic extremists tied to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), according to Patrick Poole:

Even though many of the new students are learning English as a new language, an essential tool for helping them integrate into their new community, the schools instead focuses on Arabic as part of their core curriculum. As a result, standardized test scores for the schools are well below state standards; and yet Ohio educrats continue to give the project new life, pumping millions of taxpayer dollars into each school every year to keep the schools open and renewing their contracts. One board member for both schools has even co-authored an article advocating an educational policy of “selected acculturation” and “accommodation without assimilation” to “encourage Somali youth to develop an adversarial identity that will put them at odds with mainstream society” – thus trapping the students in a cycle of perpetual cultural alienation and isolation.
The student population of both schools is overwhelmingly drawn from the Central Ohio Somali community, which itself is comprised of refugees who fled their war-torn country to escape from the warlords and clan warfare that have torn the country apart since 1991. 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.
One of the new educational warlords these unsuspecting Somali families are encountering is Ahmad Al-Akhras, CAIR national vice chairman, who is listed as one of the incorporators of both charter schools, and who is listed as the treasurer of International Academy. Joining him on the board of both schools is Abukar Arman, the Somali terror apologist who was recently forced to resign from the Central Ohio Homeland Security oversight board following my FrontPage exposé regarding his published statements of support for terrorist organizations and individuals (see, “Hometown Jihad: The Somali Terror Apologist Next Door” and “Terror Sympathizer Tossed from Homeland Security Oversight Panel”). Arman identifies himself as the board president of Westside Academy and March 2005 press release announcing his appointment to a government board lists him as “building director” of International Academy.

Students at the two schools perform badly on standardized tests. The International Academy of Columbus reports dismal scores, and the Westside Academy has no scores at all. Abysmal academic performance and shrinking enrollment aren’t the only problems. Poole suggests that the CAIR members who founded these schools have skimmed profits from both operations. And how does militant Islamist proselytizing grab you?

Extremist politics, rather than education concerns, seems to be the driving factor of the schools. One of the leaders of the two schools admits to creating a program designed to keep students from integrating into the “racist” American mainstream. In a published education article, “Educating Immigrant Youth in the United States“, Abukar Arman and his co-author lay out an educational plan of keeping Somali children from integrating into their new culture, and cite the experience of International Academy as the best example of their recommended “selected acculturation” educational philosophy in practice.
Another indicator of the partisan political and sectarian use of these schools is in an anti-Israel “teach-in” sponsored by CAIR-OH held at International Academy in September 2006, entitled “Palestine 101”. The event was co-sponsored by a number of Marxist and extremist organizations: The Committee for Justice in Palestine, International Socialist Union, World Can’t Wait-Columbus, and Not In Our Name-Columbus. CAIR national official and school treasurer Ahmad Al-Akhras served as one of the panelists.

Read the whole thing.
These aren’t private schools; they’re public charter schools that get bucket-loads of taxpayer funding from Ohio’s educrats. And if that isn’t enough to raise your hackles, Poole’s article points out that the CAIR bunch just incorporated a new charter madrassa school: Eastside Academy.
To stay abreast of this mess, drop by Central Ohioans Against Terrorism, where Patrick Poole blogs (his personal blog is Existential Space). This gent deserves an invitation to join the SOB Alliance.
Also, see what the charming folks at CAIR have been up to lately in their advocacy for The Religion of Peace™.
Hat tips: Michelle Malkin for the story, and Jill Miller Zimon for the school data.

Two defense questions for Betty Sutton

While I was in a questioning mood, I threw these into the mix:

I have two detailed questions.
1) Are America and political Islam (a.k.a. “sharia”) at war? If so, should America seek to achieve anything more than dismantling al Qaeda and capturing/killing Osama bin Laden?
2) Should America forcibly crush and discredit political Islam (a.k.a. “sharia”) while preserving individual Muslims’ right to worship peacefully? If so, how? If not, what will the consequences be for America?

How about it, Betty?

Islam’s violent mainstream

Islam is a violent religion. Not just Islamism. Not just Salafist Islam. Not just “radical” Islam. Islam, period.
Don’t take my word for it. Read the words of a former member of the terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiya, a man named Tawfik Hamid.

Slinging the “islamophobe” label

Nobody has any control over things like the country they’re born in, their sex, or their race, but a person’s religious beliefs do not fall into that same category. Believing in Islam is something a person chooses to do.
Keep that distinction in mind when you read Dean Esmay’s challenge to Michelle Malkin and other conservatives for their alleged islamophobia. Don’t miss Michelle’s response, as well as retorts by The Jawa Report, Bryan Preston, Donald Sensing, and Dean’s own wife Rosemary Esmay.
More:

Naming the enemy

Are you bothered by the terms “Islamofascism” or “Islamic Fascism”? Don’t be. Here’s a small sample of people who argue effectively in favor of recognizing the reality that’s staring us in the face.
J. Peter Mulhern
Steve Huntley
Victor Davis Hanson (here and here)
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
President Bush (here and here and here)
Tony Blankley
Arnold Kling (sort of)

Update: The Religion of Peace
Update: Joseph Loconte diagnoses “The Fascist Disease” in The Weekly Standard.