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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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