What a “Reasonable” Person to Do When “Islamic””Jihad” Begets “Counter-Jihad”?? – 08/23/2014

We may have been “traumatized” by “Anti-Islamist groups and individuals like those that inspired Norwegian Anders Berhing Breivik to launch his bloody attacks in Norway”.

However, unfortunately, in light of what is happening in the world, right now, some of the “Counter-Jihad Movement” “narrative” is taking hold in our collective subconscious……..:+(

“In a 1,500-page manifesto and a YouTube video posted to the Internet just hours before the attacks, Breivik laid out his views, including the idea that liberal policies advocating multiculturalism threaten Western culture. “The EU is formally surrendering an entire continent to Islam while destroying established national cultures, and is prepared to harass those who disagree with this policy,” he wrote. “This constitutes the greatest organized betrayal in Western history, perhaps in human history, yet is hailed as a victory for ‘tolerance.’ ”
“My advice to Westerners in general is to arm themselves immediately, first of all mentally with knowledge of the enemy and pride in their own culture and heritage, but also physically with guns and the skills to use them,” Breivik wrote.”

“The counter-jihad groups increasingly are combining forces for fundraisers — with high-profile European anti-Islam speakers gaining audiences in the United States among right-wing religious and political groups.
On this year’s anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, like-minded groups are invited to attend a conference in New York City called Stop Islamization of Nations , spearheaded by Pam Geller, a well-known voice in the anti-Islam movement.”

“”Freedom fighters from all over the globe, journalists, intellectuals and academicians will be among the participants in the workshop, which will consist of brainstorming sessions to develop mechanisms for cooperation with external partners, and to develop an action plan to address the phenomenon of the Islamic war against free speech,” Gellar wrote in an article announcing the event.”

“Among the speakers listed were several European luminaries of the counter-jihad movement who maintain that their governments have suppressed free speech in deference to Muslim sensitivities, including Anders Gravers and Lars Hedegaard of Denmark. Gravers, Hedegaard and Geller are all listed among the Counter-Jihad report’s “Top Dozen Players.””

Operation Trojan Horse was an organised attempt by Islamiststo covertly co-opt schools in England. The name, based on theAncient Greek legend, came from a leaked letter of questionable authenticity discovered in March 2014, alleged to be from Islamists in Birmingham, detailing how to wrest control of a school and speculating about expanding the scheme to other cities. Around a month later, Birmingham City Council said that it had received “hundreds” of allegations of school takeover plots similar to those illustrated in the letter, some dating back over 20 years. Tahir Alam, the chairman of the Park View Educational Trust which runs six schools in Birmingham, was found to have written a 72-page document for the Muslim Council of Britain in 2007 detailing a blueprint for the “Islamisation” of secular state schools.”

“Investigations by Ofsted and the Education Funding Authority in 21 schools in Birmingham found evidence of an organised campaign to target certain schools by Islamists and that head teachers had been “marginalised or forced out of their jobs”.Golden Hillock School, Nansen Primary School, Park View School– all run by the Park View Educational Trust – Oldknow Academy and Saltley School were placed in special measures after inspectors found systemic failings including the schools having failed to take adequate steps to safeguard pupils against extremism. Another school investigated, Alston Primary, was already in special measures. A sixth school was labelled inadequate for its poor educational standards and twelve schools were found needing of improvements. Three schools were commended. Ofsted subsequently expanded their investigation into schools in East LondonBradford and Lutonover concerns regarding a limited curriculum and pupils’ detachment from the wider community.

Birmingham City Council was accused by Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw of a “serious failure” in supporting schools in protecting children from extremism. Its leader, Sir Albert Bore, said that the Council accepted the Ofsted findings that schools in the city were failing pupils.A government report found that senior council officials and elected members were aware of extremist activities many months before the allegations surfaced but had made no serious attempt to address the issue, instead focussing on community cohesion and appeasement.[1]Birmingham City Council imposed a temporary freeze on the appointment of school governors after probes into Operation Trojan Horse were announced.”

“The report, commissioned by the Ministry of Education, written by Peter Clarke, the former head of the Metropolitan police’s counterterrorism command, said that there were “co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained” attempts to introduce an “intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos” into Birmingham schools.”

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said that “protecting our children [was] one of the first duties of government” and convened an emergency meeting of the Extremism Taskforce and a ministerial meeting to discuss the affair. He announced proposals to send Ofsted to any school without warning, saying that the schools in question had been able to stage a “cover-up’ previously. The government terminated its funding arrangement with three of the schools. In the wake of the findings, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, announced that all schools in the country will have to promote “British values” of tolerance and fairness and said that teachers will be banned from the profession if they allow extremists into schools.”

“A number of governors and the Muslim Council of Britain dubbed the reaction of authorities to the plot a “witch-hunt”. In protest of the investigations, Tahir Alam and several other governors of affected schools resigned.

The leaked letter on the plot was reported by media including the BBC on 7 March 2014. In it, Islamists claimed responsibility for installing a new headteacher at four schools in Birmingham, and highlighted 12 others in the city which would be easy targets due to large Muslim attendance and poor inspection reports. It encouraged parents to complain about the school’s leadership with false accusations of sex education, forced Christian prayer and mixed physical education, with the aim of obtaining a new leadership of Islamists. It was also encouraged to attain Academy status for successfully infiltrated schools, so as to have a curriculum independent of the Local Education Authority. The letter was alleged to have been written from Birmingham and sent to a contact in Bradford to expand the operation into that city. Its author described the plan as “totally invisible to the naked eye and [allowing] us to operate under the radar”.”

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