Lee Kaplan at FrontPage on how schools in San Francisco have become, in their politically correct myopia, supporters of Islamic terrorism and the wanton murder of innocents:
The San Francisco Unified School District will host an event tomorrow (Saturday, October 2) in support of overseas terrorist groups given by the International Solidarity Movement and its affiliate, International ANSWER. Taking place at Horace Mann Middle School in San Francisco’s Mission District, the event is titled “The Struggle for Palestine: 4th Anniversary of the Intifada.” The Intifada means the violent insurrection started by the PLO in September, 2000 that has resulted in over 25,000 terror attacks and more than 1,000 innocent people deliberately murdered in cold blood.
For the radical Left, this event is especially timely, since it follows the beheadings of two American citizens in Iraq last week, a crime and tragedy that undoubtedly will not be condemned during the proceedings at the Horace Mann Middle School this weekend.
Overall, this event is only one example of the support for terrorism (euphemistically called “resistance”). The fourth purpose listed for holding the event on some of the organizers” websites is especially intriguing. It is to garner:
Support for resistance in Palestine, and to make links with others who are fighting against the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and against U.S. imperialism around the world.
Can you guess what the organizers of this event mean by “fighting against the U.S. occupation in Iraq?” They mean killing of our sons and daughters in Iraq who are in the U.S. military. And can you guess who’s fighting against them? The terrorists from al-Qaeda, the Ba’ath Party, Ansar Al-Islam and any other members of the terrorist network.…
To verify some information, I called one of the organizers of this event listed on the Al Awda website who answered the phone saying, “ADC” (the acronym for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee). The ADC claims to be an Arab civil rights group fighting discrimination against Arabs and Muslims since 9/11. So why is it conducting events designed to aid terrorist movements overseas, especially in Iraq?…
On many occasions, FrontPage Magazine has exposed how our colleges, high schools and now even junior high schools are being used by terrorist-supporting groups.
This support of terrorism has to stop.
The San Francisco Unified School District administrators refuse to stop their complicity with terror — even after they learned they are giving support to murder overseas. No doubt, the administrators were duped by the organizers of this event. However, instead of acknowledging their error, they claim they are preserving the very freedoms that the organizers of this event are working to destroy.
Let San Francisco Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman know how you feel: firstname.lastname@example.org . So far her office has stonewalled any common sense solution to not letting this event go forward. While you”re at it, contact Governor Schwarzenegger as well: http://www.govmail.ca.gov/.
Remember: polite, direct, and brief.