Michelle Malkin picks up the story on Gerry Connolly’s support of a Saudi-funded islamic school in Fairfax County that teaches that it is OK to murder adulterers and apostates, who are those who convert to another religion. The report by the United States International Commission on Religious Freedom which she references includes some rather interesting excerpts from the texts used to “teach” children who attend this school, which Gerry Connoly allows to operate on county-owned land.
“The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people. A sly, wicked person who sinfully and deceitfully professed Islam infiltrated (the Muslims). He was ‘Abd Allah b. Saba’ (from the Jews of Yemen). … began spewing his malice and venom against the third of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, ‘Uthman (may God be pleased with him), and falsely accused him.” (Tawhid, Administrative/Social Sciences Track, 67)
The operation of this school has attracted the attention of the United America Committee, which is concerned with the influence of radical islam in the United States. When the lease of the county-owned property was discussed by the Fairfax Board of County Supervisors on May 19th, a representative from the Virginia chapter testified about the disturbing nature of this Saudi-funded school before the board only to be told by Gerry Connolly that they were slandering the Islamic Saudi Academy before he derisively dismissed their concerns. Fairfax Supervisor Jim Hyland later admitted in this hearing that some of the texts used at the school were “of concern”, although the Fairfax County Board approved the school’s lease, ignoring these concerns which have now been validated by the Commission on Religious Freedom.
The Board’s discussion of this lease can be heard here.
Gerry Connolly is definitely a friend of the Islamic lobby in Northern Virginia, and rarely passes up an opportunity to speak at events hosted by the Muslim American Society, which produced Governor Kaine’s appointee to the Virginia Commission on Immigration, Dr. Esam Omeish. Gerry Connolly’s appearance with Mahdi Bray last summer at an event held by the Muslim American Society shows Gerry’s strong support for these folks.
But in this video, we see that these folks are actually Hamas and Hezbollah supporters. Here’s Mahdi Bray pumping his fist in celebration while now-convicted terrorist Abduraman Alamoudi declares his solid support for terrorism:
You better believe this is going to be an issue in Gerry Connolly’s congressional campaign. It’s bad enough having a county supervisor who embraces these folks. Having that person become a United States Congressman is utterly ridiculous.
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