Did you ever think you would see the day when the Virginia Military Institute would be celebrating jihad and the caliphate? Or when ROTC training would be partially in the hands of a foreign, Arab government? Such is life in the Twilight Zone that is the Age of Obama. From Big Peace:
Amid talk on Capitol Hill about defunding public broadcasting—and just after NPR was exposed as willing to take money from the Muslim Brotherhood—it turns out that a film produced by PBS already has. At 5:30 p.m. on March 23, a PBS-produced movie, Cities of Light—funded by Arcapita, a shariah compliant bank supervised by a leading international supporter of jihad, Taqi Usmani—will be shown to America’s next generation of ROTC students and military leadership.
[Today], the [three-day] East Meets West conference celebrating the caliphate… [begins] at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), known as America’s oldest state military school.
Cities of Light portrays Moorish Spain as an area of tolerance and mutual understanding. In actuality, the Muslim occupiers frequently persecuted people of other religions and made them pay a Jizyah, or tax to be levied on non-Muslims. [The film’s] donor, Arcapita, …is renowned for having Shariah bigshot Taqi Usmani on their Shariah advisory board. Usmani has explicitly advocated jihad against any non-Muslim state, even ones where Muslims are welcomed as equals and allowed to practice their religion without interference. [i.e., the United States of America!]
The Defense Department grant that funded this caliphate-celebrating conference at VMI is part of “Project GO” [Global Officers] — formerly the ROTC foreign language and culture program, but newly renamed by the Obama administration. But here’s the real shocker: The Obama administration has delegated the management of Project GO to the International Institute of Education (IIE), a private entity that has as sponsors and partners several UAE entities including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an arm of the ruling dynasty of the United Arab Emirates. (Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai.) For all I know, al-Maktoum may personally be a nice guy, but in no case can it be a good thing that decision-making power over an important part of the training of ROTC students all over the U.S. has been partially delegated to the decision-makers of the United Arab Emirates!
As to VMI specifically, there’s also a Muslim Brotherhood connection. Several entities associated with the conference have supported CAIR, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In 2002 the Al-Maktoum foundation provided $978,031.34 in the form of a Deed of Trust for CAIR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. In 2006 UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed a proposal to build a property in the United States to serve as an endowment for CAIR. And… another significant funder of that film [being shown today to our VMI cadets] was the Sabadia Family Foundation. According to reports, the Sabadia Family Foundation was a major supporter of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Over a 4-year period, the Foundation wrote $755,000 in grants to CAIR. And CAIR, according to the prosecution’s documents in the Holy Land Foundation trial, is associated with Hamas, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Once again, the Obama administration has shown its first loyalty to be not to the U.S. armed forces that defend us from our enemies, but to those very enemies themselves.
Here’s the question: Which of the several congressional committees who could claim oversight on these UAE-managed Defense Department ROTC Global Officer grants will investigate [how and why] taxpayers [have ended up] paying over half a million dollars for [VMI’s] celebration of jihad, the oppression of religious minorities and the Muslim Brotherhood?
Since they are Defense Department grants, sounds to me like this is a job for the Armed Services Committee, on which sits, among others, freshman Congressman Allen West, a renowned anti-jihadist.
Please check here to see if your own Representative sits on this committee, and if so, contact him or her immediately!
Hat tip: Creeping Shariah