It’s happening again. Some Metro Nashville schools are facilitating field trips to the Islamic Center of Nashville, which has many parents wondering once again, why the need to send school children to a mosque? What is the historical value of public school students attending this field trip?
The Islamic Center of Nashville is hardly free of issues when it comes to supporting those with radical, anti-American,anti-Christian, anti-Jew sentiment. Below are just some examples of what this mosque has been involved in, including a video clip from a documentary titled Losing Our Sons. This is the story of a Christian young man who began attending prayers at the Islamic Center of Nashville, who then converted to Islam. Carlos Bledsoe of Memphis TN, who took the name of his Imam AbdulHakim Mohammed, was radicalized at the Islamic Center of Nashville. Carlos was sent to school in Yemen where he spent 18 months, 4 of which he was imprisoned, and upon his return to the United States, on a mission from Allah, he opened fire on a Little Rock recruiting center, where he killed Pvt. William “Andy” Long.
Who is Abdulhakim Mohamed? He was the Imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) from 1999-2007 who came to Nashville from the radical Brooklyn Al Farooq mosque which had a documented history of raising money for terrorists and is the same mosque attended by the “blind sheik” who was convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
This excerpt is just one example of the hatred towards Christians spewed by past Imams of the Islamic Center of Nashville, where Nashville public school educators think it’s a good idea to have a field trip.
In the spring of 2011 the Islamic Center of Nashville’s Imam Ahmed Mohammed, gave a lecture in Nashville in which he defended the Egyptian police forced virginity tests reportedly performed on the female protesters in Tahrir Square. He 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.”
He testified against the anti-terrorism bill during the 2011 legislative session and was also a participant at the TN Dept. of Homeland Security’s closed door June 2011 meeting with the Tennessee DHS Regional Advisor James Cotter.
Women that are not virgins are a cause of honor killings? Perhaps that mindset of a former imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville should sink in as your daughters attend a field trip to this mosque. This is the same imam that in 2012 invited students from Hendersonville High School to take the Quran as they exited the mosque.
The current Imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville is Ossama Bahloul – who hails from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt – with a degree in Da’awah (prosletyzing for Islam; his thesis was the establishment of a Da’awah curriculum aimed at secularists, atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims)
Al Azhar is credited with starting the Islamist movement with training from Islamic radicals and closely tied to Muslim Brotherhood and stands for the propagation of Islam and Sharia as a complete way of life.
A mosques library often reflects the ideology of its leaders. Some of the books found in the Islamic Center of Nashville should be no surprise,considering how radical their past imams have been.
“Islam & Chrisitianity” by Mrs Ulfat Aziz-us-Samad (available now through Amazon):
“Christianity is too other-worldy..The outcome of such a teaching can only be the production of stunted and contorted hypocrites instead of full grown human beings.
“Christianity is seen as a corruption of Christ’s message and Islam as the true religion of Jesus”
“Towards Understanding Islam” by Abdul A’la Mawdudi (also available through Amazon)
“…jihad is as much a primary duty of the Muslims as are the daily prayers or fasting…The greatest sacrifice made in the way of God is jihad. In it man sacrifices not only his own life and belongings, but destroys those of others as well”.
“Veiling & Un-Veiling” by Hala Bint Abdullah (also available through Amazon)
“The veil shall cover the whole body of the woman including the face and palms of the hands….Unveiling is a heresy, error and a violation of both the Islamic religion and the purified tradition (Sunnah). It is an evidence that a woman who uncovers herself has a weakness in belief as it strips her from chastity and modesty…Additionally, uncovering takes away dignity and the granted legal rights from the woman, revealing of her private parts, exposing her shortcomings (faults)..A woman being unveiled will be in a state of rebellion against Islamic society…”
Still think a field trip to the Islamic Center of Nashville is appropriate?
Speakers invited often to the Islamic Center of Nashville includes imams such as Siraj Wahhaj– who was raised as a Baptist but converted to Islam under the leadership of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. He is the imam at the al-Taqwa mosque in New York. He preaches that the U.S. should and will become an Islamic state because “Islam is better than democracy.”
What does Wahhaj tell his audiences?
“Islam is better than democracy. Allah will cause his deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam to prevail over every kind of system, and you know what? It will happen.”
“If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if eight million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us,” he said in 1992.
“You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.”
Read more on Sihaj Wahhaj here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=716
Another “friend” of the Islamic Center of Nashville is Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi. Qadhi, is a resident scholar at the Memphis Islamic Center and Dean of Academic Affairs, al Maghrib Institute. His media company used to sell recordings by the al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awalaki. Al Maghrib students include the Christmas Day bomber and convicted terrorist Daniel Maldonado. Qadhi is an International speaker and Holocaust denier, who says “we are loyal to our countries insofar as it does not interfere with our religion of Islam.”
Qadhi calls Christians and Jews spiritually “filthy.”
Qadhi also tells students the only laws that can be followed are those created by Allah, not man made laws such as the Constitution.
There are many many more examples of how the Islamic Center of Nashville’s imams, supporters and friends are on a path that defies everything America stands for, including their anti Christian, anti-Jewish sentiment. Do not for one minute be swayed by the deeds they boast about, that is their means to cover the truth.
What is said in public is one thing, what is said behind closed doors is quite another.
Is this where you think your child should be taken to on a field trip? Nashville Metro schools think it is.