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Common Defense Richard Falknor on 21 Mar 2012 11:46 pm

TALK 1200: Fred Grandy & Mrs. Fred On Islamism in US Textbooks

Catherine Mann-Grandy — wife of and fellow warrior with former House member Fred Grandy — declared this morning that “it looks like [grade 6-12] textbooks are turning our children into useful idiots.”

Mrs. Fred was highlighting ACT for America’s just released study “Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks” here. See ACT’s executive summary here on p.27 which declares —

“There is no mention that the perpetrators of this attack were Muslims engaged in Islamic jihad. This is a critical omission that is common in the textbooks reviewed in this Report. The statement that the 9/11 attack was carried out to ‘further a cause’ is left undefined. There is no mention that the ‘cause’ was Islamic Jihad. This omission may lead students to believe that the attack was a noble or idealistic act. Students must understand that 9/11 was perpetrated in the cause of Islamic Jihad to hurt the ‘Great Satan,’ as America is called by many in the Muslim world.”

Fred Grandy explained that the ACT report is being sent to 70,000 state and local school boards around the country, but suggesting to listeners that follow-up action is up to local activists.

Anchor Jeff Katz asks — “What do these publishers have to gain by ‘sanitizing’ 9/11”?


Think-tank executive Fred Grandy also highlighted reports that Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman aided CAIR in defeating American Laws for American Courts initiative in Florida.

Here for example —

“New York, March 14, 2012 — The National Conference on Jewish Affairs (NCJA) today expressed its dismay that the Anti-Defamation League actively lobbied, along with CAIR, to defeat Florida legislation that would have restricted state courts from considering foreign laws as part of a legal decision.

NCJA learned that the ADL sent a letter to Senator Mike Haridopolos, Florida Senate President, urging the Senate to oppose SB 1360 on the grounds that it is ‘an obstacle to Jewish divorce and remarriage, and an infringement on religious freedom.’ CAIR hails its “Sharia Victory” in Florida and acknowledges ADL’s help: http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_display.cfm/blog_id/41102

Both Grandys warned about the Islamic Circle of North America Launch[ing A]Nationwide Shariah Education Campaign to Promote Religious Freedom and Combat Islamophobia”

“NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) announced today a national Shariah education campaign to promote religious freedom and combat Islamophobia. ICNA’s campaign, Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Shariah, will include a 25 city education tour to introduce the Islamic faith to the American public.”

Discover the Networks reports about ICNA

“Terrorism analyst Steven Emerson claims that ICNA has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological forebear of all radical Islamic movements — including Hamas and al-Qaeda. Documents show that Hamas officials have participated in previous ICNA events. ‘The ICNA’s hatred of the Jews is so fierce,’ writes Emerson, ‘that it taunted them with a repetition of what Hitler did to them.’ In his book American Jihad, Emerson expounds: ‘The ICNA openly supports militant Islamic fundamentalist organizations, praises terror attacks, issues incendiary attacks on western values and policies, and supports the imposition of Sharia [Islamic law].’”

Click here to listen to Fred Grandy and Mrs. Fred and their illuminating back and forth this morning with anchor Jeff Katz recounting their continuing fight to combat Shariah in the United States.

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