May 15, 2008, - 7:37 am
EXCLUSIVE: When Your Public High School is Run by Hezbollah: The Imad Fadlallah Saga Continues – Hezbo Principal Hits Students, Bans Christians
By Debbie Schlussel
In 2006, I wrote about Fordson High School a/k/a “Hezbollah High.” The Dearborn high school is the first majority Muslim public high school in America.
And it foreshadows what’s to come in America’s future as we allow more and more Muslims to immigrate here and refuse to absorb into America and mainstream American culture.
As I noted then, the principal of Fordson Hezbollah High, Imad Fadlallah, is a cousin of Hezbollah spiritual leader, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah–who is on the State Department Terrorist List and who issued the fatwa to Hezbollah terrorists to murder over 300 U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy officials (among countless other terrorist acts he’s okayed).
Imad Fadlallah’s wife, Susan, is the daughter of Hezbollah-backed Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who was Hezbollah’s negotiator during the 1985 TWA flight 847 hijacking during which Hezbollah tortured to death Navy Diver Robert Dean Stethem. Before that, he was the head of the Shi’ite Amal Militia, which has been absorbed into Hezbollah.
As I also noted, Fadlallah–a supporter of Hezbollah, like many in his student body–gave students the day off in 2005 and “extra credit” if they campaigned at the polls on election day for candidates endorsed by the extremist Muslim group, Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC). AAPAC is headed by Hezbollah agent Osama Siblani, whose brother works for Al-Manara (Hezbollah TV) in Lebanon. Students from Fordson who took the deal were seen campaigning against Christian candidates at the polls, including Christian Arabs.
And then, there’s Fadlallah’s many extended trips to Lebanon on school time, with the Dearborn school district’s full knowledge and approval–including the one close to the time of the Hezbollah-Israel War. Just who was he visiting and what was he doing there?
Well, the Imad Fadlallah saga continues. And it gets worse.
A few weeks ago, I attended a Dearborn School Board meeting. Not much happened, but at the beginning of the meeting, board members were given what was described as “a confidential investigation of a complaint by a Fordson student.”
I knew what the complaint was about. It was the reason I was at the meeting. But the complaint wasn’t discussed. That might have something to do with the fact that the man who handed out confidential copies of the complaint is John Artis, the man who is retiring as Dearborn Schools Superintendent and who has made a career out of being beholden to extremist Muslims.
The complaint is that Fordson Principal Fadlallah hit one of his students. And it’s reportedly not the first time. Apparently, corporal punishment at Hezbollah High is a common behavior. Like the last time he allegedly hit a student, Fadlallah might have gotten away with it. But there was a witness in the room–reportedly another student–and a teacher walking buy his office heard the smack of his hand at the point of contact with the student body. The teacher is not backing down, despite pressure from the Dearborn Schools administration.
And Fadlallah and members of the Islamic community are pressuring the student who was hit and his family. Sources say Fadlallah sent four employees, including allegedly an Arabic translator, to tell the parents to keep quiet or bad things would happen to them and it “wouldn’t be good for the (Arab Muslim) Community.”
Despite repeated behavior like this and an alleged grade-altering scam, which Fadlallah reportedly oversaw in order to inflate his school’s performance), Fadlallah was allowed to keep his job. Dearborn is little Bint Jbeil (the Hezbollah stronghold in South Lebanon), after all.
But that’s not the whole story. Fadlallah has replaced a number of employees at Hezbollah High with his hand-picked cronies. His cousin, Majed Fadlallah, is a Vice Principal. A number of Christians have been fired and replaced by Muslims. And it’s not a coincidence. He’s a religious bigot.
Trey Hancock was an assistant wrestling coach at Fordson for five years. It was a volunteer position, and he enjoyed it as his son–a Fordson junior–is a successful wrestler on the Fordson Wrestling Team. But in his spare time, Hancock–a descendant of great American John Hancock–is a Christian minister. And principal Imad Fadlallah didn’t like that, so he fired Hancock in violation of civil rights laws barring discrimination based on religion.
Moreover, Fadlallah made the unconstitutional, illegal fiat that neither Hancock nor his wife were allowed to take part in or assist the team in any way except watching wrestling matches in which their son participated. And they were harassed over that, too.
Hancock has never mixed religion with his wrestling coach position, and there is no evidence to the contrary. But what makes Fadlallah mad is that at least one Muslim wrestler–who was friend’s with Hancock’s son–on the Fordson team converted to Christianity before he even reached high school. The church, at which the Hancocks minister, helps abused Muslim women who are trying to escape violent husbands and seeking divorces. In short, what he does in his private life–and because what he does involves Christianity–Hancock’s civil rights are non-existent at the tax-funded, public school run by relatives of Hezbollah’s spiritual leader.
At a recent Dearborn School Board meeting, PTA member and Fordson parent Hussein Berry–also a relative of the Hezbollah-backed Shi’ite Amal Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabbih Berri–objected to Hancock’s private website, saying that because he has pictures of himself with the Fordson wrestlers he used to coach, that this is an improper mix of church and state. That’s absolute bunk.
But it goes on in Dearborn because people do nothing. And because people do nothing, it is spreading to your neck of the woods.
Because Trey Hancock and his wife continued–as is their right–to attend their son’s wrestling matches, Fadlallah summarily fired the wrestling coach who was set to retire in another year after 36 years of coaching. We can’t have openly Christian parents attending their kids wrestling matches at tax-funded, public venues. Can we? Not at Hezbollah High, apparently.
But, without ACLU lawsuits or interference, we can have illegal, organized Muslim prayer by the Hezbollah High football team. Don’t you know?–Under principal Fadlallah, the Constitutional separation is only between church and state, NOT mosque and state.
Next week, Hancock and others from Dearborn will be in Lansing at a meeting with State Representative Fulton Sheen (who represents a distant part of Michigan nowhere close to Dearborn–they have to go outside to get help) and a representative from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. But don’t expect the pan-Islamist Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to do a thing about it. As I’ve repeatedly detailed, he’s in bed with the Imad Fadlallah crowd in Dearborn and helped them cover up and get away with Medicaid fraud for pregnant Muslim illegal aliens.
Fordson High School a/k/a Hezbollah High . . . just a hint of what’s to come in America. Imad Fadlallah is the principal of the future because nobody in America is doing anything to stop him.
Remember, in America, violence and religious discrimination cannot and will not be tolerated . . . unless the perpetrators are Muslim.
In that case, anything goes. Sadly, the only thing not going is Hezbollah High principal Imad Fadlallah, who is sitting pretty.
To date, no charges have been filed against him. Predictably, no ACLU lawsuits, either.