Faced With ISIS, These Italian Students Would Convert To Islam

“What Would You Do If the Islamic State Came to Your House?”

‘90% would not hesitate to convert to Islam to save their own lives, if the Islamic State should conquer the country. This “shock result” (Il Giornale) was produced by a test of 13-year-olds in an Italian middle school. Only 2 of 25 students disagreed. Both of them are from devout Catholic families.’

islam_trucksThis tells more about the parents than the students; what the parents are teaching and what the students thought their parents would say.

What Italian city or what school is neither here nor there. The subject of Islam and violence is being discussed everywhere. The phenomenon affects all of Europe. The Catholic internet daily Il Sussidiario reported on the third level of a random Italian middle school. All of the 25 students are 13-years-old. They too were talking about Islam. They wanted information from their teacher about the Islamic State. Who is that? What is its program? How does it operate?

“What Would You Do If the Islamic State Came to Your House?”

The teacher gave them information. And also reported that many fighters for the Islamic State came from Europe. Young Muslims of the second and third generation. Well-integrated, from well-to-do families, and many of them have even begun or completed university studies. One of the best-known executioners for the Islamic State was previously a well-known DJ. The teacher described for them how the Islamic State is destroying all Christian symbols and threatening to kill anyone who is not ready to convert to Islam. And she did not withhold the fact that many Christians were killed or enslaved because of their religion.

At the end, she asked them a question: “What would you do if the Islamic State came to your house?”

According to Il Giornale, “The answer was almost unanimous and shocking”. 23 of them declared without hesitation that they would convert to Islam. The two hold-outs were from practicing Catholic families.

“A Society With No Ideals”

Some people now will say that this was “not representative” and, first and foremost, the Islamic State danger in Europe is not real, so we should first see what the reaction would be, if it were real. That may be. Yet, this event is appropriate for some necessary reflection. It is better to recognize what is unpleasant than it is to suppress it. Both the attitude of the 23 as well as that of the other two students deserve comment. The first comment comes from the online daily Il Giornale and deserves to be our beginning. “It is clear that we live in a society without ideals.” Read full article at Gates of Vienna

Record Number Of Chinese Students Are Entering U.S. Christian High Schools

usa-china-flags300,000 Chinese attended U.S. colleges and universities in 2015.  To better their chances  of getting into an American college and university many are coming and enrolling in high schools.

The are called “parachute kids” with many living “with host families and attending private schools.

In 2005, fewer than 1,000 Chinese students were enrolled at U.S. secondary schools; by 2013, that number had surpassed 23,000, according to the non-profit Institute for International Education (IIE).

U.S. law allows foreign students on F-1 educational visas to enroll only for a single year in public schools. No is no such limit on private schools. The students are enrolling in private schools many which are Christian, and their atheist parents don’t seem to mind.

Because of restrictions on foreign student enrollment in U.S. public in U.S. public high schools, Chinese secondary students headed Stateside overwhelmingly attend private institutions. And Chinese parents don’t seem to care if that institution has a Christian underpinning. According to data obtained by Foreign Policy from the Department of Homeland Security via the Freedom of Information Act, 58 percent of the F-1 visas issued for Chinese high school students in 2014 and the first three months of 2015 were for Catholic or Christian schools.

Just under 28 percent of Chinese students obtained these visas to attend Catholic schools, while 30 percent were for schools with nondenominational or Protestant Christian affiliations, including schools affiliated with Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Baptist, Church of Christ, and Quaker traditions.

“It’s challenging to come to these classes with zero knowledge,” John May, the director of international student programs at St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy, an all-boys school in Toledo, Ohio told FP magazine. “They have no framework. It’s not like a Lutheran sitting in on a Catholic class. It’s a blank slate for these guys. It’s a bit of a head scratcher.”

Christians comprise only about five percent of China’s population, though estimates vary, and the state-mandated school curriculum there emphasizes atheism, Marxism, and a scientific worldview.

Online:  FP-Chinese Students Are Flooding U.S. Christian High Schools


Virginia Students Practice Calligraphy By Writing “There is no god but Allah”


Update: After backlash from parents 2 dozen public schools in Virginia closed Friday, starting the district’s winter break early.
They cited a risk of harm to officials as the reason for the closure. “Some communications posed a risk of harm to school officials” while others”threatened significant protests on or near school property.”  WHSV  Threatening violence, no excuse for that but protesting the lesson content is absolutely understandable.

Greenville, Virginia’s Riverheads High School assignment in World Geography class was to practice “calligraphy” by copying the Muslim statement of faith, also known as the shahada.  Also the female students were invited to don Muslim apparel and subsequently were photographed in costume by the teacher.

A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing — a story first reported by The Schilling Show.

The school district convened a meeting on Dec. 11th to discuss the assignment with outraged parents.

“Neither these lessons, nor any other lesson in the world geography course, are an attempt at indoctrination to Islam or any other religion, or a request for students to renounce their own faith or profess any belief,” the district said in a statement provided to Fox News.

The Muslim-friendly calligraphy assignment took place in a world geography class. The teacher had the kids copy the Muslim statement of faith, also known as the shahada.

Parents told The Schilling Show that their children were not given the translation of what they were writing.  In other words, there were more than likely a few Christian teenagers in that room who had no idea they were writing, “There is no god but Allah.”

But the school district doesn’t seem to think that’s a problem.

“The statement presented as an example of the calligraphy was not translated for students, nor were students asked to translate it, recite it or otherwise adopt or pronounce it as a personal belief,” the district stated.

They said it was all about the art — not about the theology.

“They were simply asked to attempt to artistically render written Arabic in order to understand its artistic complexity,” they stated.

And out of sheer coincidence — out of all the Arabic words and phrases the teacher could have selected, she picked the Islamic statement of faith?  FoxNews

Chicago High School Students Join Muslim Peers In Wearing Hijabs

vernon-hills-high-schoolA public school high school in Chicago allowed the  Muslim Students Association (MSA) which is a proxy of the Muslim Brotherhood to hold a hijab wearing event “as they conversed about the beliefs of Muslims”.

The Muslim Brotherhood established the first MSAs in the United States.  A public school allowed a group that is a proxy a terrorist organization in the school and allowed them to promote their religion to the students.

Students of a high school in Chicago joined their Muslim peers in wearing hijabs as part of an event.

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) of Vernon Hills High School in Chicago hosted an event “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” aiming to provide a better understanding of the Muslim faith. The event gave students of other religions an opportunity to wear the hijab in an attempt to challenge stereotyping of Muslims.

Six members of the school’s MSA devoted an entire morning placing hijabs on 17 non-Muslim girls as they conversed about the beliefs of Muslims. Teachers and students at the school were encouraged to ask questions about the hijab if they came across a student wearing one. JewsNews

Anti-Israel ‘Activist’ Spoke At U.S. Elementary School In Ithaca, NY

BeverlyJ.MartinElementary-IthacaAnti-Israel propaganda has now trickled down to the elementary school level in the U.S.  Palestinian Arab “activist” Bassem Tamimi spoke to third graders at Beverly J. Martin Elementary school in Ithaca, NY.  Tamimi’s visit to the school was arranged by anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold.

A call to action.

“In a closing statement of how students could help, a speaker spoke of solidarity and being freedom fighters for Palestine; to bring peace and protect the future of their children.”

Superintendent Brown stated school administration was not informed of the invitation and deemed Tamimi’s statements to the third graders “politically skewed, inflammatory, and not endorsed by the Ithaca City School District.”

The following statements are some of the most egregious examples from the presentation:

● At the beginning of the session, the speakers showed a brief video of a young Palestinian girl who references Israelis killing Palestinians;

●There was an indication by the speakers that Israel has broken many United Nations’ laws and that Israel controls all of the resources of the geographic area;

● In a closing statement of how students could help, a speaker spoke of solidarity and being freedom fighters for Palestine; to bring peace and protect the future of their children.

The Ithaca City School District’s position is that such statements are not developmentally appropriate for third graders, nor aligned with the New York State standards. The statements were politically skewed, inflammatory, and not endorsed by the Ithaca City School District. Legal Insurrection 

Tamimi is known for an infamous for using children, including his own, for media purposes. “He was convicted in 2012 for orchestrating rock-throwing attacks from the rooftops of the Arab settlement of Nabi Saleh.” IsraelNationalNews

The game goes like this: Tamimi’s children and other children from the village of Nabi Saleh are encouraged to confront Israeli soldiers in the hope of provoking a reaction. The children are surrounded by a phalanx of photographers and videographers waiting for the viral moment when the Israeli soldier reacts, which then is fed to the media through the Tamimi media operation and international activists who often participate.

Tamimi’s daughter Ahed is the blond girl in this 2012 video. Tamimi’s son, Mohammad, was the subject of a recent media frenzy after he threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and when they moved to arrest him, a soldier was set upon by local women and children, all as the video rolled. TheTower

One of Bassem Tamimi’s relatives is Ahlam Tamimi.

One of his relatives, Ahlam Tamimi, personally brought the suicide bomber Izzadin Al-Masri by taxi and bus through the security checkpoints and into Jerusalem to the site of the Sbarro restaurant and fled the scene after instructing Al-Masri not to explode until she was safe. This attack at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem in August of 2001 was one of the deadliest terror attacks in Israel’s history, and it took place during the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War. 15 people were killed in the Sbarro attack, including five members of the Schijveschuurder family from the community of Neria in Binyamin and 130 wounded, including one young mother who has never regained consciousness.

Ahlan Tamimi has been filmed expressing her pleasure over her role in killing innocent Jews during the attack, and has been hailed as a Palestinian hero – even more so after being released as part of the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal.  IsraelNationalNews

Hey #IStandwithAhmed It Is Not About Racism

Alex Stone
Alex Stone

Ahmed Muhamed brings a strange ticking device to school and it seems almost all are on his side.  Ahmed even gets an invite to the White House.  Where is the support for Alex Stone, a white student suspended for writing a story about a killing a dinosaur with a gun.

Who is Alex Stone? He’s the South Carolina 16-year-old who was arrested and suspended last year for writing a purely fictional story about a dinosaur in which he killed the prehistoric beast with a gun. Stone was a white kid.

I bring up his race for one reason, and one reason only: Some are suggesting that Ahmed’s race is the only reason he was treated so badly. This is the obvious, inescapable conclusion, according to many left-leaning pundits: school officials identified a kid with an Islamic-sounding name, saw him carting around a device he had built, and cried terrorist!

Mic’s Jon Levine called the incident “anti-Muslim bigotry” and “hypocrisy,” and implied that white kids routinely get away with far worse behavior. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp put it this way:

It’s hard to see this as anything but blatant, naked Islamophobia: Police surely would not have hauled off a white kid because of a clock.

This is a popular sentiment on Twitter right now—popular, but dead wrong.

White kids are disciplined—and yes, arrested—for mild misbehavior in schools all the time. It literally happens every day. It happens to white kids. It happens to black kids. It happens to boys and girls, preschoolers and teenagers, athletes and eggheads, wealthy and poor, gay and straight, religious and atheists; it happens all the time, to young people of all stripes.

Note that that I’m not speculating; I’m not suggesting that what happened to Ahmed could have happened to a white kid. I’m asserting that very similar things have happened to white kids—and black, brown, Asian, Indian, and Latino kids—on a routine basis. Reason

Geller: Ahmed Mohamed And The ‘Islamophobia’ Clock A Setup

PamelaGellerPamela Geller said in a op-ed, something ‘smells fishy‘ with teen Ahmed Mohamed being taken away in handcuffs for bringing a strange ticking device to school. The police who questioned Ahmed state he was  “passive aggressive”.

Achmed’s father “is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country.” NYDailyNews

The New York Daily News reported this Wednesday about Ahmed Mohamed’s father, Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed:

One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic pastor and defended the Koran as its defense attorney. That mock trial at a Florida church ended with the book’s burning, to ElHassan’s claimed shock. In an interview with the Washington Post at the time, the devoted Muslim said he’d take on Rev. Terry Jones’ challenge because the holy book teaches that Muslims should engage in peaceful dialogue with Christians.

Also in 2011, ElHassan debated Robert Spencer on the question of “Does Islam Respect Human Rights?” Clearly, he was trying to score a victory against a famous “Islamophobe” and thus win a name for himself. ElHassan has been looking for publicity and chances to fight against “Islamophobia” for a considerable period. Now he has seized it, going so far as to claim his son was “tortured” by school and law enforcement officials.

He finally has the cause he has been seeking for so long. School officials were being prudent, protecting the children. Irving, Texas has had its share of jihad and sharia. Two Muslim sisters, Amina and Sarah Said, were honor murdered by their father, execution-style, in Irving several years ago. He is still at large. And Irving, Texas is only half an hour from Garland, Texas – the site of a jihad shooting on a free speech event last May. And the news is regularly riddled with stories of young Muslims, all lovely, sweet achievers, who suddenly — go jihad.

Pamela Geller warns it is a security issue.

Agitpop – political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature.

This story is pure agitprop most fatal. “If you see something, say something” is now racism. And for destroying this simple principle of self-protection, young Ahmed Mohamed is a media star. Not only has Barack Obama invited him to the White House, but NASA has also invited Ahmed to meet with them, as has Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. The whole thing has clearly been a setup, and its effect will be to make Americans less safe. If you ever see a Muslim with a suspicious object, remember the lesson of Ahmed Mohamed: to say something would be “racism.” That could end up being the epitaph of America and the free world. BreitBart

Iowa Governor’s Conference On LGBTQ Youth Is Gay Advocacy

15072124938_6a61b6b8e3_q_school-busThe LGBTQ conference hosted by Iowa Safe Schools for middle and high school students is not about anti-bullying but actually something else, sex-talk laced with profanity promoting a homosexual lifestyle to youths.

The Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth claims to be the largest homosexual youth conference in the nation, but contrary to popular opinion, its purpose is not fostering understanding in the schools or preventing bullying.

“Get that idea out of your head right now,” one attendee of the April 3 event told The FAMiLY LEADER. “There were only two sessions [among more than 20] that had anything to do with bullying. It’s a conference teaching kids how to: how to be confidently homosexual, how to pleasure their gay partners – one session even taught transsexual girls how to sew fake testicles into their underwear in order to pass themselves off as boys.” Family Leader

Iowa schools are sending students to a conference that perverts the Bible, teaches children to engage in dangerous behavior, and vandalism.

One session taught how to properly use “binders” to reduce the visibility of a girl’s breasts and discussed hormone treatments for delaying puberty, assuring kids the drugs were safe.

Our observer also reported on the day’s final speaker, a drag performer named Coco Peru, who delivered an expletive-laden presentation filled with song and a startling piece of advice for the hundreds of high school students bused in from around the state….

Toward the end of the performance, Peru told the kids if they see a car with a bumper sticker that reads, “It’s Adam and Eve for a purpose,” they should, “Reach down inside yourself and give them a blessing … then slash their tires!” Family Leader

Who sponsors this conference:  Principal Financial Group, Nationwide, Office Depot, and The TJX Companies, Inc. (T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post) Family Leader

It is hosted through a student – run club.

District’s superintendent, Greg Darling said, “The club’s organizer is in charge of fundraising efforts and must determine if the event will be attended next year.” whotv

It is not paid for with tax dollars.  In 2013, sixteen Republican legislators stated they would vote to withhold taxpayer funding from Des Moines Area Community College unless they removed their sponsorship from the event. Iowa Republicans

Online:  Family Leader – Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth not what you think


Pennsylvania Students Suspended for Tweeting Criticism Over Students Wearing Chick-fil-A T-shirts

school desks photoIn Pennsylvania an Allentown area school suspended 15 students for using Twitter during school hours after two classmates wore Chick-fil-A shirts during a Gay-Straight Alliance event, parents and students said.

Last week, the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance encouraged students to wear different colored shirts each day to raise awareness of issues such as teen suicide and disabilities, said senior Erin Snyder, 18. For last Friday, the club encouraged students to wear rainbow colored shirts in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues.

During the high school’s televised announcements that morning, two students on the broadcast wore Chick-fil-A T-shirts, Snyder said. The students didn’t say anything about the Gay-Straight Alliance or the school’s LGBT community, but she believes they knew what they were doing.

The appearance of the t-shirts started a flurry of harassment and obscene tweets from students during school time. Continue reading “Pennsylvania Students Suspended for Tweeting Criticism Over Students Wearing Chick-fil-A T-shirts”

Device To Secure School Doors

thesleevefordoorsDaniel Nietzel a middle school teacher in Muscatine, Iowa has invented The Sleeve, a mechanism to protect students in schools.
The simple device Nietzel developed in his basement is a v-shaped metal arm that slips on a doors closer arm and prevents up to 600 pounds of force and keep the door closed.

“I found the top of a Rubbermaid container and measured out geometrically the shape I needed and cut out five pieces,” says Nietzel, a middle school teacher and President of Fighting Chance Solutions. “Then I got out the hot glue gun and on my work shop table in the basement, hot glued it, and let it dry.”

Schools have purchased The Sleeve so has corporations, hospitals, and the military.

Online:  School Shooter Prevention Device Goes National

Check Your Privilege

check-mark-white-mdThere is a new word by leftist for “success”  it is “privilege.” Accomplishments do not come from hard work but from some magical process related to where your great-great-great……grandparent came from.  This “privilege” is actually a consequence of hard work and sacrifice.

Jewish Americans income is approximately twice that of non-Jewish Americans. About 40 percent of high-school graduates attend college, however the rate among Jews is 85 percent. Is this a “Jewish privilege”? The success is the great emphasis placed on education by Jewish people.

There is a dominance of black athletes in major sports   Is it “black athletes privilege?” It is working hard to be better athletes and willing to put in the practice time necessary to excel.

Not all whites have the same opportunities, not all go to prestigious universities, belong to private clubs, or are on boards of directors of corporations.  Not everyone can succeed equally in every endeavor.  

Check your privilege” has emerged as a term by radical leftists to attack opponents and silence arguments.  If you missed it, the essay by Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang shows the folly of this phrase. Continue reading “Check Your Privilege”