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CAIR promoting shari'a with year long da'wa course at the Foundation for Islamic Education

February 14, 2008

CAIR Promoting Shari'a Through Year-Long Da'wa Course

By Beila Rabinowitz and William Mayer

February 14, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] has long operated under the guise of "civil rights" group while working to bring about the Islamization of North America. Case in point, the group, recently named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest terror prosecution, announced it will be conducting a year-long seminar in shari'a. Registration ends this month and the first class is scheduled for March, 1.

The course is designed to appeal to Muslim leaders and train them in methods thought beneficial to the spreading of Islam:

"Imams of Islamic Centers and those who are working in the field of Islamic da'wah. The educational approach will add new aspects to their knowledge...Teachers/instructors, intellectual leaders, and people of influence who are helping to explain the message of Islam."

This intensive training program is to be held at the Foundation for Islamic Education, a Saudi funded, Wahhabist organization which these writers have previously covered [see, Conestoga High School Da'wa Field Trip - Visit Planned To Saudi Dominated, Terror Tied Foundation for Islamic Education and Saudi Wahhabists Promoting Islamic Extremism Through Villanova Jihad Camps] and, "is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Principles of the Sciences of Islamic Law (usu al ulum ash Shari'a)," [source, CAIR's Academic Program on Islamic Juristic Sciences

Taha Al-Alwani is one of the proposed instructors for the course [see, http://www.cordobauniversity.org/gsiss/faculty/Alalwani.asp]. Al-Alwani is the former president of the Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences which was raided by the FBI in Operation Greenquest [see, http://www.nbc4.com/news/3483448/detail.html]. He is also listed as co-conspirator number five in the Sami Al Arian terror prosecution.

The school is on a list of institutions under investigation for ties to terrorism.

"The U.S. government revoked the visas in 2004 of sixteen people affiliated with the Institute for Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, of Fairfax, Va. In the words of the Washington Post, "That decision followed accusations that the institute, a satellite campus of al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, was promoting a brand of Islam that critics say is intolerant of other strains of the religion as well as Christianity and Judaism." In addition, the IIASA is under investigation for ties to terrorism," [source, What Are Islamic Schools Teaching? Dr. Daniel Pipes, March 29, 2005]

CAIR has from its inception, advanced the idea of Islamic supremacy and this course meshes neatly with that ideology.

"Consistent with these origins, CAIR's former Board Chairman Omar Ahmad told a Muslim audience in 1998: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant…The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." Although Ahmad now denies saying this, the reporter who witnessed his speech stands by the accuracy of her story. CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper has himself said: "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future," [see, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={084A0268-5FB9-4B05-8EAE-386213E48D8E}]

CAIR offering this level of instruction in da'wa; and spreading shari'a is testament to the organization's place at the forefront of the cultural jihad being waged against the West, as if any further proof was needed.

MIM: The course announcement

Sponsored by CAIR Pennsylvania

Foundation for Islamic Education, Villanova PA One Year Academic Program on Islamic Juristic Sciences

Registration deadline: February 22, 2008, CONTACT Manal El‐Menshawy: mmenshawy@fiesite.org

The Foundation for Islamic Education and CAIR‐PA are pleased to jointly offer a 1 year academic program on Islamic Juristic Sciences. This academic program, introduced in a friendly and interactive atmosphere, is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Principles of the Sciences of Islamic Law (usul al‐‘ulum ash‐Shar'iyah). There will be an emphasis on the historical development with examination of application to current global, intercultural, and social challenges.

The program will serve the following interested parties: • Imams of Islamic Centers and those who are working in the field of Islamic da'wah. The educational approach will add new aspects to their knowledge. • Teachers/instructors, intellectual leaders, and people of influence who are helping to explain the message of Islam. • Administrative leadership of American Muslim community organizations • Muslim youth with special interests in Islamic education. • Academicians interested in Islamic Studies as a field of specialization, regardless of their religious affiliations.

The program consists of four consecutive courses: 1. Revelation of the Qur'an and its related academic disciplines (‘Ulum al‐Qur'an) 2. Fiqhi trends and Development of Islamic Jurisprudence 3. Prophetic Sunnah and Rules of Verification of the hadith according to Jurists and Hadith Scholars 4. Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al‐Fiqh) Each course is pre‐requisite for the following, and will be taught in a three month period. Time: 2 simultaneous sessions will be offered weekly for your convenience Session 1: class begins Saturday March 1st 2008, at 6:00‐8:00 PM held every Saturday Session 2: class begins Thursday March 6th 2008, at 6:00‐8:00 PM held every Thursday Registration Fee: College Students: $25 per course, Adults: $40 per course.

Location: The Foundation for Islamic Education, Room 205 – 1860 Montgomery Ave, Villanova, PA 19085. Instructor: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed [and other suggested guest speakers: Dr. Khaled Blankinship, Dr. Taha Al‐Alwani, Dr. Jerald Dirks, Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub, Sheikh Anwar Muhaymin, Carolyn Baug

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