“Itbach al Yahood” is the first thing on the menu, no doubt:
Moonbattery presents: Mandatory Arabic Language and Culture Classes
So that’s what the US Department ofÂ EducationÂ is for â€” using our money to see to it that American kids are forced to take Arabic language and culture classes.Â From Texas:
SomeÂ StudentsÂ at Mansfield ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. TheÂ school districtÂ wantsÂ studentsÂ at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.
The Foreign Language AssistanceÂ ProgramÂ (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department ofÂ Education.
As part of the five-year $1.3 million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross TimbersIntermediateÂ School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School. TheÂ programÂ would also be optionalfor studentsÂ at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High School. …
The DOE has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the future.’
At least we’re seeing some consistency from the Obamination Administration, which has been doing all it can on every front to see to it that Arabic rather than English is the language of the future.
Mansfield backs away from Arabic studies program Star Telegram via Atlas
The Arabs know what this is all about:
Egyptian Journalist: “The U.S. Will Be Transformed into an Islamic Republic”
Indeed, the chances are good: most senators and congressmen are on the take and with a Marxist Muslim in the (once) white house they might just get what they want:
The disease called moonbattery kills from within by attacking the most vital centers. The Virginia Military Institute has been home toÂ Stonewall Jackson andÂ George Patton. Now it produces politically correctÂ celebrations of Muslim victories over Western Civilization.
Next month [Jackson’s] beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, isscheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed anÂ invitation to the celebration.
Next they’ll rename December 7 as “East Meets West Day.” But the Muslim conquest of Spain caused far more long-lasting damage than Pearl Harbor, despite the multiculti pabulum dished out by event organizers about how “Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived side by side” under the thumb of Islamic rule.
Reza Aslan is scheduled to speak on a panel entitled “‘Al-Andalus’ â€” an ageless Model of Tolerance”, but it is doubtful that Aslan and his co-panelists will be discussing the widespread persecution of Christians and Jews under Muslim rule that led to the establishment of an entirely new class of Roman Catholic martyrs, “the Cordoba martyrs“, or theÂ 1066 massacre of Jews and crucifixion their leader Joseph ha-Nagid in “tolerant” Cordoba. The great Jewish scholar Maimonides and his family fled “tolerant” Cordoba after the Muslim conquest of the city in 1148, when the new occupiers gave Jews the option of converting to Islam, death or exile. A similar persecution emulating the Almohad’s “model of tolerance” prompted Maimonides to write his famous Epistle on Forced Conversion to the Jewish community in Yemen. TheÂ myth of “the Golden Age of Muslim Spain” has gained recent attention from the attempts by the Ground-Zero mosque promoters toÂ appropriate the narrative in support of their “Cordoba Initiative”.
Reconquering Spain is a stated goal of al Qaeda, which must appreciate the propaganda support provided by liberal useful idiots.
Jackson and Patton aren’t the only ones rolling in their graves. Charles Martel â€” who prevented the Muslim conquest of France â€” and the many brave Spaniards who threw off Islamic rule during the Reconquista can’t be resting easy either.
Celebrating Islam’s long history of aggression:
Obviously, Reza Azlan would like you to ignore the doctrine of warfare against and subjugation of unbelievers that is taught by every single orthodox Islamic sect and school of jurisprudence. Instead, we should note that dhimmis were able to practice their religions within the Islamic state — while ignoring also, of course, the institutionalized discrimination under which they labored even in vaunted Muslim CÃ³rdoba.
In fact, Muslim Spain was hardly a paradise for non-Muslims. Even Maria Rosa Menocal, in her extended whitewash of Muslim Spain called The Ornament of the World, admits that at the laws of dhimmitude were very much in force in the great Al-Andalus:
The dhimmi, as these covenanted peoples were called, were granted religious freedom, not forced to convert to Islam. They could continue to be Jews and Christians, and, as it turned out, they could share in much of Muslim social and economic life. In return for this freedom of religious conscience the Peoples of the Book (pagans had no such privilege) were required to pay a special tax â€” no Muslims paid taxes â€” and to observe a number of restrictive regulations: Christians and Jews were prohibited from attempting to proselytize Muslims, from building new places of worship, from displaying crosses or ringing bells. In sum, they were forbidden most public displays of their religious rituals.
So much for paradise. Also, historian Kenneth Baxter Wolf observes that “much of this new legislation aimed at limiting those aspects of the Christian cult which seemed to compromise the dominant position of Islam.” After enumerating a list of laws much like Menocal’s, he adds: “Aside from such cultic restrictions most of the laws were simply designed to underscore the position of the dimmÃ®s as second-class citizens.” These laws were not uniformly or strictly enforced; Christians were forbidden public funeral processions, but one contemporary account tells of priests merely “pelted with rocks and dung” rather than being arrested while on the way to a cemetery.
If Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived together peaceably and productively only with Christians and Jews relegated by law to second-class citizen status, then al-Andalus has absolutely no reason to be lionized in our age. The laws of dhimmitude give all of Menocal’s accounts of Jewish viziers and Christian diplomats the same hollow ring as the stories of prominent American blacks from the slavery and Jim Crow eras: yes, Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington were great men, but their accomplishments not only do not erase or contradict the records of the oppression of their people, but render them all the more poignant and haunting. Whatever the Christians and Jews of al-Andalus accomplished, they were still dhimmis. They enjoyed whatever rights and privileges they had not out of any sense of the dignity of all people before God, or the equality of all before the law, but at the sufferance of their Muslim overlords.