The Burqa is Not a Fashion Item
Is Free Speech Dead in Australia?
“Still breathing, but almost extinct” got the most votes.
What a coincidence that this would be happening in Texas, of all places, where Governor Rick Perry partnered with the Aga Khan Foundation to develop aÂ severely whitewashed, Islam-friendly curriculum. When Pamela Geller and I broke the story of that curriculum in 2011, the reaction was furious:Â one blogger demandedÂ I stop linking him;Â another claimedÂ that the curriculum material we had uncovered was not really the curriculum at all, andÂ tried to pass off one teacher’s private notesÂ as the real curriculum; and formerÂ friendsÂ andÂ associatesÂ denounced us with a cult-like fervor that I still find hard to believe that a clueless and compromised Norquistian nonentity like Rick Perry could have inspired.
Now, lo and behold, we find Texas public school students dressing in burqas. And they’ve already learned that “Allah is the Almighty God.”
“State Investigation Launched After Students Dress in Burqas,” by Todd Starnes forÂ Fox News, February 25 (thanks to JW):
A Texas lawmaker is launching an investigation after a teacher reportedly invited female students to dress up in Islamic garb and then told her classroom they should call Muslim terrorists – freedom fighters.
Todd Starnes of Fox News radioÂ reportsÂ that Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of the senate education committee, is launching an investigation, after outraged parents provided photographic evidence that their Lumberton (Texas) High School children were required to don burqas (and other Muslim garb), as part of an ostensible “geography lesson” on Islam.
Moreover, students, as part of this unabashed Islamophilic indoctrination process at Lumberton High School, were told by their teacher, “we’re going to change the way we perceive Islam,” who then also proceeded to instruct them to compose an essay, according to thereport,Â “based on a Washington Post story that blamed Egypt’s troubles on democracy – instead of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Such involuntary Islamic dawa in school must be thoroughly investigated, condemned, and permanently disallowed.
I suggest as an adjunct “corrective,” that it also beÂ requiredÂ of the Lamberton High School teacher of this geography class, and recommended for the students, to read Mark Steyn’sÂ caustic analysisÂ of the murderous Muslim rioting in Nigeria during November, 2002, in advance of the Miss World beauty pageant (prompted by an article in the Lagos newspaper “This Day,” which suggested Islam’s prophet Muhammad would have been happy to marry one of the contestants). The teacher should be furtherÂ required, and the students encouraged (with parental accompaniment, given the R-rated language) to watch Â thisÂ videoÂ of Steyn’s hilarious performance of “My Sharia Amour” (London, Ontario, November 1, 2010).
Below are samples of Steyn’s original 2002 lyrics, which he expanded and updated circa November of 2010.
My Sharia Amour, good enough for some emir.
My Sharia Amour, I’m the guy you like to fear.
My Sharia Amour, pretty little girl in your chador.
One of only four that I beat sore.
How I wish that I had five.
My Sharia Amour, I got her from an imam in Lahore
One of only four wives…
How I wish that I had five
In her burqa, this chick could take away your breath
But don’t even glance, or I’ll have to have her stoned to death