Parents and community members of Hendersonville High School, in Sumner County TN need to be outraged! On Weds, Sept 4th 2013, World Studies teacher Amanda Elmore took her class on a filed trip to the Islamic Center of Nashville. Students that chose not to attend this trip were given an assignment in its place.
There are 2 serious problems with this. First, the Islamic Center of Nashville is one of the most radical mosques in Tennessee, Why would a teacher feel it acceptable to take her class to an institution she apparently did no research on? Here are a few facts about this mosque:
Abdulhakim Mujahid Mohammed , better known as Carlos Bledsoe attended and was radicalized at this mosque. Bledsoe was responsible for the death of Army Sgt Andy Long at an Arkansas recruiting station in 2009 when he opened fire killing one soldier and wounding another. Bledsoe plead guilty to the charges stating it wasn’t murder but rather :retaliation” Bledsoe even went so far as to change his name to the Imam from the mosque that radicalized him.
From 2002-2004, Abdulhakim Mohammed served as the Imam of the ICN as well as the Education Director for Olive Tree Education. He is featured in the “Losing Our Sons” video:
Regarding the U.S. he said, “This country will not be the richest country on earth because it is the worst country on earth.”
Regarding Christians he said, “Christians have lost much of their basics and tenets of faith. The truth of Christianity was lost at its earliest stages.” “Tomorrow they’ll celebrate Christmas assuming that Christ is a god or son of god. There is no greater lie than this. The greatest lie of all time.”
Regarding Jews he said, “Jews believe that everyone created on the face of the earth was only created for their service. They became as vicious as the Pharoah throughout history til today. The true evil today is the existence of one state [Israel].” “Aren’t we this near for a mass battle and war against the Jews? Aren’t they gathering themselves in Palestine?”
ICN’s recently departed Imam Mohammed Ahmed told attendees at the June 2011 meeting of the Religion Communicators Council he defended the Egyptian police forced virginity tests performed on female protesters in Tahrir Square. The imam explained:
“Why? It’s a very interesting fact that the police giving you a heads up, ‘oh, those people are not virgin’. That’s mean they are not good people”.
The imam also talked about honor killings and confirmed that they do occur throughout the Muslim world and even suggested that they used to occur in the U.S. but no longer because of how “crazy our moral ethics have become.”As
As if this trip wasn’t bad enough, Korans were given to each student, but they did have a choice to decline.
The second part of this story is regarding the assignment given to the students that remained behind. This post to follow next