Virginia Military Institute Sells Out To The Jihad

by 1389 on February 3, 2011

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General Stonewall Jackson

Yes, you heard it correctly. VMI is celebrating the Muslim invasion and occupation of Spain in 711 AD.

The myth of the tolerant “golden age” in Spain under Muslim rule – or, for that matter, anywhere else under Muslim rule – was never anything but a lie. The current revival of this lie is an effort to lull us into complacency about the current revival of Islamic expansionism. Even worse, one of the speakers at this travesty of an event is also a shill for the Muslim Brotherhood.

VMI Celebrates Muslim Invasion, Brutal 781-year Occupation of Spain

(h/t: Weasel Zippers and buzzsawmonkey)

Stonewall Jackson is rolling over in his grave.

Next month his beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.

No word if VMI’s World War II commemoration will be entitled “Germany meets Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, The Netherlands and Russia”.
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Reza Aslan is scheduled to speak on a panel entitled “‘Al-Andalus’ – an ageless Model of Tolerance“, but it is doubtful that Aslan and his co-panelists will be discussing the widespread persecution of Christians and Jews under Muslim rule that led to the establishment of an entirely new class of Roman Catholic martyrs, “the Cordoba martyrs“, or the 1066 massacre of Jews and crucifixion their leader Joseph ha-Nagid in “tolerant” Cordoba. The great Jewish scholar Maimonides and his family fled “tolerant” Cordoba after the Muslim conquest of the city in 1148, when the new occupiers gave Jews the option of converting to Islam, death or exile. A similar persecution emulating the Almohad’s “model of tolerance” prompted Maimonides to write his famous Epistle on Forced Conversion to the Jewish community in Yemen. The myth of “the Golden Age of Muslim Spain” has gained recent attention from the attempts by the Ground-Zero mosque promoters to appropriate the narrative in support of their “Cordoba Initiative”.

Restoring ‘“Al-Andalus’ – an ageless Model of Tolerance” has been the stated goal of Al-Qaeda (Reza Aslan and Al-Qaeda – together at last!). In September 2007 Ayman al-Zawahiri issued an audio tape calling for the reconquest of “Al-Andalus” and more recently called for the “cleansing” of North Africa of Spaniards and the French as preparation for the reoccupation of “Al-Andalus”. An al-Qaeda-linked cyber-jihadist group that targets US companies with hacks and computer worms styles themselves as “The Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad”, named after the invader and occupier of Spain…

Read it all.

Which speaker at this disgraceful event is shilling for the Muslim Brotherhood? It’s Reza Aslan:

Jihad Watch: Reza Aslan praises group dedicated to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within”

Reza Aslan is a case study in the poverty and ideological bias of the mainstream media these days; his adolescent gutter mentality and abject intellectual vacuity do not stop mainstream media outlets from giving him a platform, for his trivial platitudes and patently deceptive nostrums fit in with their Leftist, anti-American ideology.

The mainstream outlets that feature Aslan apparently do not mind that he is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council, a group that genuine Iranian pro-democracy forces regard as an apologetic vehicle for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nor do they care that he has tried to pass off Iran’s genocidally-minded Thug-In-Chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a liberal reformer. They are unconcerned that Aslan has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate with Ahmadinejad himself, as well as with Hamas — that is, with some of the most barbaric and murderous adherents of Sharia. He has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as “the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon,” recalling the useful idiots and fellow travelers who used to praise Stalinist Russia and even Hitler’s Germany for their social services apparatuses.

Now, unsurprisingly, this Fritz Kuhn for our age has found another Jew-hating, women-hating, kuffar-hating Islamic supremacist group to love: the Muslim Brotherhood. (This should come as no surprise: Aslan has previously spoken at events sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, a Brotherhood group.) And he is spreading that love in the Washington Post.

Read it all.

What to do?

The superintendent of VMI is Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III.

Office Contact:
Lori Parrent, Secretary to Gen. Peay
Ph: (540) 464-7311
Fax: (540) 464-7660

201 Smith Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

Email the Office

In addition, I suggest that everyone who will be anywhere near Virginia Military Academy on March 23-25, 2011, should protest this event in person.

Stonewall Jackson – Online Resources from the VMI Archives

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson served on the VMI Faculty as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy & Instructor of Artillery from August 1851 until the beginning of the Civil War in April 1861. The Virginia Military Institute Archives holds a large collection of Stonewall Jackson’s personal papers, Jackson images, and other information about his life and times. Included on this page are links to full text correspondence, as well as to full text information about various topics of interest to Jackson researchers.

Much more here.

Even more information about General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson is available at Son of the South.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stogie February 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

That is truly disgusting. Maybe VMI should celebrate Sherman’s march to the sea next.

2 Brock Townsend February 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm
3 Always On Watch February 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D.


What to say? The whitewash of Islam has reached epic proportions at VMI. Of all places! 👿

4 1389 February 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

@Stogie,

Political correctness being what it is, nothing would surprise me any more.

Did you notice the message about “diversity” on Gen. Peay’s page? While I have no problem with VMI taking students from any racial or ethnic background, I sure DO have a problem with them accepting Muslims. Islam is an ideology that is incompatible with the US Constitution, with civil society in general, and with the duties of anyone serving in the US military. We do NOT need another Major Hasan. Check this out… “A Ticking Time Bomb”

5 1389 February 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

@Brock Townsend:

Thanks very much for your support!

6 FrancisChalk February 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

If this is an example of what passes for historical scholarship at VMI then I have grave concerns about the future of our military. VMI should be setting the standard of truth and excellence on issues like this, not following the mindless, leftist, PC lead of the so-called elite institutions. Sad, very sad.

7 Laurence Dempsey February 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I am a graduate of VMI, Class of 1970. If the story is true:

-It marks the end of the Institute as honorable and of any value whatsoever

-It represents the ultimate surrender of this once eminently worthy college to the barbarism that is Islam.

-It is an unconscionable betrayal of its cadets, its alumni, and the citizens of Virginia and the USA.

-Then VMI is dead to me.

-Then I hope someone finishes what General David Hunter attempted 147 years ago (Cadets and alumni will know exactly what I mean)

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