American Freedom Alliance, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Freedom X sponsored this installment in the lecture series. It was held at the Luxe Hotel with a nice buffet dinner first.
Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and special envoy to the UN for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) spoke first. She is an award winning producer with over 500 film and video productions.
She spoke about her fight against teaching Islam in the public schools in her state of Tennessee. When a friend showed her the lessons her son was being taught in his school she mobilized parents and met with the principal. The principal informed them this was curriculum from approved textbooks and Common Core. She then mobilized more parents and went to the school board. They met great resistance from the school board so, through her grass roots organization, they put spots on the radio to inform the public and they were able to replace the entire school board during the next election and get the textbooks edited. Pearson Publishers were the publishers of the textbooks and, interestingly, the religions editor was a Muslim. She suggested we use some of their tactics in our cities. She suggested we go to http://www.FreedomXLaw.com and http://www.pjtn.org for information.
From my own experience of going to the Manhattan Beach School Board meetings, I found them completely unmoved by the parents concerns about the way Islam was being taught to our children.
Bill Becker spoke next. He is the president, CEO and general council for Freedom X, a non-profit public interest legal organization dedicated o protecting conservative and religious freedom of expression. Freedom X is partnering with PJTN to develop legal initiatives aimed at countering Islamic indoctrination in public schools.
Becker has been successfully litigating cases that involve claims of defamation of Islam, the rights of Christians to evangelize Muslims in public spaces, the right use public school spaces to address the threat of sharia and Islamic hegemony. Becker also helped American Freedom Alliance regain it’s non-profit status.
Becker spoke of how conservative values are being restricted more and more (no nativity scenes on public land, kids can’t wear patriotic t-shirts to school, freedom of speech and religion) while Islam is being accommodated more and more.
He spoke of schools having children dress as Muslims, take Muslim names and recite the shahada, the oath of allegiance to Islam. I wonder if our schools don’t see a problem with that, would they have a problem with the kids dressing like Jesus and accepting Jesus as their savior?
Too many parents are unaware of the way Islam is being taught to our children. It is up to those of us who do know to inform them.
During the Q&A, I said, coincidentally, that afternoon my 13 year old twin grandsons showed me the chapter on Islam in their World History textbook. I read it with them and pointed out how it misrepresented Mohammad, the Qur’an and Islam. I also pointed out how the text promoted socialism by saying numerous times that Mohammad said the wealthy should share their wealth with the poor.
I told them I had a friend that taught high school in San Diego and his school allows an Imam to come into the school and lead Muslim prayers. I asked when the ACLU is working to prevent high school football teams from praying in their locker rooms, how is this legal? Becker said it wasn’t.
We need to ask why the ACLU isn’t going after Imam’s leading prayers in school………..….but I think we know the answer.