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Taught to Hate

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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Mar 29, 2005 at 22:26

Parents send their children to school to be taught to hate and no one -- not one of the parents, not any of the other teachers, not the administration or the board, not even the students -- complained or questioned this insanity.

Going to an Islamic school is a brainwashing experience in hatred and bigotry and bias and prejudice that can only survive and thrive with the acquiesence of the participants ... the faculty, the administration, the parents and the students. This is a school system with a poweful weapon granted to them by the very people they hate. It's called tax-exemption!

Granted that status, an institution must promise to work in the public interest. Since when is hate mongering in the public interest? These schools have violated the very tenets of tax-exemption. Under the tax-exempt status an organization pays no property taxes, no taxes on goods and services, no taxes on utilities. We, the people, absorb their tax liabilities so they may do good work.

Tax-exemption and not-for-profit status are totally different. The government doesn't care if an institution and/or organization and/or agency works for no profit. Tax-exemption is an agreement between the grantor, the government and the organization, the grantee, that in return for services in the public interest, the people will pay the taxes of the agency.

These schools that preach hatred of others -- or perpetuate the hatred by turning the other way when confronted with it -- should immediately lose their special tax status and I guarantee that these institutions will thereby shrivel and die. We give them an opportunity to thrive when we absorb their public financial responsibilities which these Islamic schools who hate America use to their full advantage.

We have lost our institutional minds to continue to allow this system to thrive on American soil. It is an outrage and should be stopped immediately. Are we so politically correct and so fearful of being branded anti-Islamic that we allow this hate mongering to continue to thrive in our free and democratic society?! This is politically correct insanity: it is likely that one day one of those alumni, so carefully taught to hate, is going to graduate with the proper mindset to attack us and kill us.
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