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Islam, The Religion of Fear

Reader comment on item: Islamists Police the Classroom [at the University of South Florida]

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Jan 4, 2004 at 12:01

The teaching of Islam requires that the religion be held as a sacred thing unencumbered by truth and/or fact, or Allah and his sword wielding minions... will reign terror on the infidels that blaspheme.

Universities are supposed to teach not proselytize. Universities, under the tax-exempt status, may not engage in politics and are supposed to work for the good of the community. The University of South Florida has long ago crossed the line of the tax-exempt requirements in its zeal to placate Islamists. CAIR does not determine how and what is taught. The organization is a lobby group for Islamists and as such has no right to influence the curriculum of a teaching institution. It jeopardizes the tax-exempt status along with the charter of South Florida University.

We, the people, pay the taxes for all tax-exempt organizations and the state charters schools to meet certain requirements in order for students to graduate with recognized diplomas. These are privileges, not a rights. The Federal government offers the privilege of tax exemption to organizations that work in the public interest. The organization may not engage in politics as part of its tax-exemption. The state charters schools and investigates annually the school's curriculum and records to assure that the students and the schools that graduate them have, indeed, met the requirements of their charter.

South Florida has publicly violated its agreement with the United States government and should be penalized along with any madrasas that preach the politics of religios hatred as as a substitute for a curriculum. It appears that South Florida University violated its charter and its tax-exempt status.

Again, Dr. Pipes has reminded America that all is not well on campuses such as South Florida University, for which we, the people of this nation, support, fund and nurture through tax-exemption and the people of Florida through its charter. The university is not working in the public interest, if its Islamic studies course is under a mandate from lobby groups that support fundamentalism and radical Islam. A university can and does teach anything it deems fit to expand and educate the minds of its students but if said university violates its tax-exempt status and/or the provisions of its charter then said universitiy should be denied tax-exemption and have its charter revoked. Let CAIR support and fund their own university, without the privilege of a charter or tax-exemption so passionate is their commitment and concern to education.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1I am Muslim and totally disagree with that practice... [622 words]MarciaDec 12, 2008 15:11144987
08 A counterpoint. [137 words]Phil GreendMar 30, 2008 13:52124112
1Islamic treachery [199 words]AnonymousJun 19, 2005 11:2422745
1to outlaw islam, it is not a religion [76 words]joseph anonymousMay 10, 2006 21:5822745
1Spirit of America [136 words]AngeleJan 26, 2004 23:3813571
1Shame and submission [135 words]MauricioJan 22, 2004 22:2913497
1It is mind control at its' most destructive [80 words]Mukmaad SadaakiNov 27, 2006 10:5413497
11402# comment [163 words]S.C.PandaJan 19, 2004 05:1613403
Why don't you say it clearly and unequivically ? [105 words]Saul PfefferJan 14, 2004 19:4213367
Tolerance on Campus [410 words]Seth FrantzmanJan 12, 2004 16:4113310
Put yourself in their place [200 words]Charles R.L. PowerJan 7, 2004 16:5213215
We should put ourselves in their place to defend our free and secular societies [122 words]Herman Van KeerMar 9, 2007 16:4513215
What? [195 words]Daryle DawsonDec 23, 2007 11:0913215
High School vs 7th Grade [85 words]Walt BreedeJan 6, 2004 20:5213174
islam in world history-will it contain the last 50 years? [64 words]vijay ladJan 6, 2004 12:3413166
Not subjective artcle [86 words]shaker AsiriJan 6, 2004 05:2813159
Islam in the universty class room taught by devotees. [250 words]kameelfaragJan 6, 2004 02:1313154
Islam in classrooms [72 words]HArry WelelrJan 5, 2004 22:4913149
Not proven [107 words]Leif KnutsenJan 5, 2004 14:1913123
separation of church and state [80 words]pattiJan 5, 2004 13:4913118
Painting with a broad brush [335 words]Naomi HordesJan 5, 2004 13:1413113
The Thought Police [162 words]Dov Sussman, Esq.Jan 4, 2004 22:2513100
Campus watch [98 words]robert fusfeldJan 4, 2004 21:4713099
PLEASE STOP THIS TRAGEDY [85 words]Maged RofailJan 4, 2004 21:2613098
racial profiling among other things [128 words]Norm LeenstraJan 4, 2004 21:1513097
An Omission? [205 words]ron thompsonJan 4, 2004 18:5313095
Jihad [81 words]steven charlesJan 4, 2004 15:3013092
Is There An Islam Behind The Islamism? [346 words]Alain Jean-MairetJan 4, 2004 13:5713089
Teaching "Sunday School" religion [55 words]mikeJan 4, 2004 13:5313087
1Are our schools to be taken over in america by muslims [30 words]SchoolsJul 8, 2010 23:3613087
Islam, The Religion of Fear [402 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJan 4, 2004 12:0113082
like it or lump it [61 words]Richard HandJan 4, 2004 09:0113078

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