On October 15 the US Supreme Court denied a petition — if four of the nine Justices feel the case has value, they will issue a writ of certiorari: a legal order from a high court for a lower court to send the records of the case to them for review — presented by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), to hearWood v. Arnold, a case brought by Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. Wood refused to take part in a school exercise she felt would deny her faith “by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – ‘There is no god by Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” The TMLC argues the school violated the First Amendment’s Establishment and Free Speech clauses when it ordered Wood to do an assignment that she could not complete without violating her Christian beliefs. The teacher then gave her a failing grade. This is not just a violation of the First Amendment but an ongoing, albeit subtle, diffusion of Islam in our Western society.
Wiiliam Kilpatrick reported that in Chatham, New Jersey, 7th grade students were subjected to Islamist propaganda as they were coerced to watch a set of videos in their World Cultures and Geography class that essentially proselytizes Islam. One five-minute video declares that:
- God gave Muhammed the noble Quran;
- The Quran is a perfect guide for humanity;
- Islam is a shining beacon against the darkness of repression, segregation, intolerance and racism;
- The Beautiful Quran is guidance for the wise and sensible.
The video ends with an invitation of sorts: “May God help us all to find the true faith, Islam.” One can only imagine the public outcry of today’s anti-Christin society had it were to be the virtues taught by Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the dead?
In any case, there is a complete contradiction to the left-wing position of the American Civil Liberties Union hat has thus far made it clear that the Christian religion cannot be present in any way in the public school system. This stems from a 1963 US Supreme Court sentence (School District of Abington Township v. Schempp) that ruled unconstitutional for public schools to mandate religious activities — the activity at issue was reading the Bible. “On the other hand,” as Tom Wallace said in his publication How Islam Is Being Introduced In Our Public Schools, “it seems that any other religion is acceptable. Other religions, such as atheism, Buddhism, and Islam are being taught in our public schools. For the most part they do it under the guise of teaching ‘world religion.’ When they teach about Christianity they teach on the persecution of Christians by Christians without any historical context. They teach that the Crusades were a great sin of Christianity. In fact, the Crusades were, for the most part, Christians taking back land that had been taken by the sword of Islam.”
Many “open-minded” Americans who remain willingly ignorant about Islam tend to forget Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s opinion in Lee v. Weisman (1992), which ironically should sustain TMLC’s petition. Kennedy stated: “Even for those students who object to the religious exercise [high school graduation], their attendance and participation in the state-sponsored religious activity are in a fair and real sense obligatory, though the school district does not require attendance as a condition for receipt of the diploma.” In a dissenting opinion Justice Antonin Scalia argued: “The coercion that was a hallmark of historical establishments of religion was coercion of religious orthodoxy and of financial support by force of law and threat of penalty” — and this is exactly what happened to Caleigh Wood.
While disappointing that at least six Supreme Court Justices refused to hear the Wood v. Arnold plea, we should not be surprised given that among the North Wall friezes of the US Supreme Court there is a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad holding a swords and the Qur’an. The sculptor, Adolph Weinman, with government sponsorship, created the image, even tough Muslims generally have a strong aversion to sculptured or pictured representations of their Prophet. The intention was that Islamic law (sharia) could integrate itself into a free and democratic society.
Let us remember that because of sharia law, equity or social development are both negated in Islam. As it has played itself out in its 1,400 year-old history, Islam is nothing else than a theocratic system with Allah alone at its head where there is no room for rational thinking that may conflict with the ruling body with a mandate to Islamize society: It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error. (Sura 33, 36) And the sooner we collectively recognize this and stop this Islamic infiltration, the better.
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