This is a revealing 5 minutes of video promoting understanding of islam produced and funded by … taxpayer money! That’s right, you know that chunk of dough they subtract from your paycheck? Some of that is going to the National Park Service to fund Islamic propaganda.
I guess I should first ask the question, did you even know there was such a thing as the ‘Women’s Rights National Historical Park‘? I thought this was some kind of a goof – something you might see on The Onion.com, but no – I checked it out, it is for real. While I was on the page for this park, I also learned that the National Park Service has approximately 22,000 ‘diverse professionals’. What is a ‘diverse professional’? Are they professional at being diverse? Is their diversity honed to a professional level? If so, that’s good because I really don’t care to run into unprofessional diverses at the National Parks.
Now, the video you paid for. The video presents the narrative of the speakers quite straight forwardly, but I jotted down some notes while watching it. First impression is the emphasis in islam, of mandatory worship and devotion. This illustrates how muhammed crafted islam mostly out of the core of the Old Testament. It’s a bastardized, plagiarized religion. Allah is someone you don’t mess with. When he says pray 5 times a day, you don’t pray 2 times or 4 times, you pray 5 times a day or there is going to be consequences. These children don’t spell out the consequences in this video, but they are strongly implied. If you pray more often, you get extra credit points from allah.
In this concept of religion, man is not in a relationship with the Supreme Being, he is an indentured servant – at best. Everything is approached in terms of obligations, imperatives and mandates. Jesus paints a quite different picture of a relationship, one that is voluntary, not based on coercion. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20
With allah, you don’t sup. You avert your eyes and fulfill his directives to the letter and shudder at the consequences for failure. That same kind of posture is played out in the family roles. The men of the tribe dictate and the women and children obey them or pay the price.
The girls and the one boy (Muhammed) in this video, attend a private madrassah school, the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, NY. As I watched and listened to these children, I got the distinct impression that the points of view that were expressed were partially internalized by them, but much of their monologues were scripted by adults. For instance, these kids are in a segregated cocoon and are not interacting daily with secular children so all these anecdotes about “people think islam means…and people think moslems are…”, seem very inauthentic to me.
What is happening in this production is that these children are being exploited as mouthpieces for a political agenda. That’s not to say that any of them don’t identify with their status as muslims, but that none of them are speaking without the knowledge that their words are purposed in selling Americans on islam being benign and non-threatening.
I couldn’t help thinking that if some of us don’t understand the islam thing or cotton to it, a lot of that has to do with the way muslims parade their religious and cultural beliefs around in front of us on a daily basis and refuse to assimilate to American values and culture. It’s a reasonable assumption that you hail from another islamic country when you wear the garb of that society and refuse Bacon. We eat Bacon here and are rightfully suspicious of the motives and intentions of those who don’t. I know Jews that admit eating Bacon and are not in the least ashamed of it, so don’t go to that card. Even if they don’t eat Bacon, they don’t freak out and look horrified and sanctimonious at us when we do. “Eh, it’s a goy chowing down on pigmeat – whatever, Leonard, listen to me, did I tell you what Uncle Irving did last week after Sabbath?”
It’s annoying to see children being used in this exploitative manner. The girl that talks about how wonderful islam is for women, has no objective knowledge about the vicious nature of that movement and the unimaginable suffering women endure in islamic societies. She doesn’t know about genital mutilation, forced marriages (rapes with a religious ceremony to sanctify them), honor killings, beheadings, stonings, physical and sexual assault or the fact that muslim men have higher esteem, respect and concern for their animals than they do for women. She’s probably never seen her mother be denied the simple privilege of being able to drive an automobile without a male relative in tow. She doesn’t know about girls being shot for promoting education. These children live in a vacuum where all information is filtered.
Worst of all, and forgive me for the insensitivity of raising this issue, but weren’t we told by Democrats that if we allowed what whacky California Congresswoman Maxine Waters calls ‘Sea-Castration’ to kick in, that assets like the National Parks would have to either be closed or the access to them limited, because we wouldn’t agree to raise the debt ceiling? If the National Park Service can find money under the sofa cushions to hire a media company to produce islamic public relations propaganda, maybe the debt ceiling is not the problem after all.