NAACP Joins with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood to Muzzle Free Speech in Ohio

by 1389 on March 28, 2011

in 1389 (blog admin), CAIR, censorship, education, Islamic infiltration/invasion, leftist-jihadist convergence, Muslim Brotherhood, Ohio, PC MC, political correctness, Tea Party, U.S. Constitution

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The leftist thugs of the NAACP have made common cause with the jihadi thugs of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to try to muzzle free speech at an event held by the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party. We salute the Tea Party organizers for standing their ground!

According to the FBI, CAIR was listed as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. Even so, CAIR never misses a chance to try to bully both private organizations and governmental bodies (even the US Air Force Academy) into cancelling speaking events where somebody might reveal the truth about the dangers posed by Islam. The very fact that our government allows a foreign enemy organization (which is exactly what CAIR is) to operate on US soil is an absolute disgrace. The federal government should deport all of these subversives, and no federal, State or local governmental body should allow itself to be intimidated by them – or by any organization, such as the NAACP, that makes common cause with them.

Mansfield News Journal: Mansfield school chief pulls plug on ‘anti-Islamic’ tea party event

(h/t: Weasel Zippers, vagabond trader)

1:40 PM, Mar. 28, 2011

MANSFIELD — A Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association event featuring a speaker on radical Islam will go on at 7 p.m. today as planned, but in a different location.

Usama Dakdok will speak at Premier Office Complex, 1456 Park Avenue West, Suite J. Attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs.

The group had planned to meet at its usual location at the high school until this morning, when Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Dan Freund, citing safety concerns, withdrew permission for the group to meet there.

Speaking at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at the school’s central office, 856 W. Cook Road, Freund said that, after consulting with Mansfield City Police, the school decided it could not guarantee public safety at a Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association event scheduled for 7 p.m. [emphasis added]

In his comments, Freund said the district’s decision was prompted by safety concerns and not by the presumed content of the scheduled speaker’s message.

The Mansfield Branch of NAACP followed with a press conference of their own at 11 a.m.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. today, the NAACP announced it would hold a joint press conference at 11 a.m. to ask the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education and superintendent to withdraw permission for the tea party meeting tonight. Around 10 a.m., the superintendent’s office annnounced a press conference for 10:30 a.m.

According to a press release issued this morning, NAACP will be joined at the 11 a.m. press conference by representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR, emphasis added], Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and other civic community leaders.

NAACP is asking for a “rigorous review” of the school’s facilities use guidelines and policies before an event scheduled for Mansfield Senior High School community room at 7 p.m. today.

Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, which meets regularly at the high school, will host guest speaker Usama Dakdok. The press release announcing his appearance said that Dakdok will “reveal the ways that we are not just losing our freedoms, but that we are surrendering them to our enemy, radical Islam. He will explain what Islam is and what Muslims believe.” The event is open to the public and, according to the tea party press release “a freewill offering will be taken.”
The NAACP press release states: “We must stand together as a community and realize there exists many, diverse cultures in America. We as Americans have a right to choose whatever religion we wish to follow. It is our country’s diversity which has made us a nation rich in cultural experience and our children have a right to know that whatever faith they choose to follow, that they will not be judged by their color or religion, but by the content of their character.”…

Read the rest here. View comments on the original article here.

The fact that a school superintendent is behaving this way is just one more argument for privatizing our educational system. There is a huge conflict of interest whenever any governmental body controls the purse strings of any school system. I would have no problem with a system of purely local schools, where only the families involved with each individual school have a voice in how money is raised and spent, what is taught there, who is hired, and how the buildings may be used both during and outside of school hours.

It is especially ironic that leftist and pro-jihadi organizations such as the NAACP and CAIR keep trying to play the “freedom of religion” card when their real intention is to suppress the freedom of speech of anybody they disagree with. Both organizations know perfectly well what they are doing: they are using our sometimes misguided understanding of what our liberties entail, so as to put an end to those very liberties once and for all.

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