September 23, 2005, - 12:17 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m for more competition for federal Head Start grants. But not for the insertion of religion–especially radical Islam–into it, as a just-passed House bill will do (along with making the program more competitive).
I am a religious person, but oppose faith-based funding because I don’t want my or your tax dollars funding radical Islamic indoctrination of children in need. Do you?
Head Start is for indigent children from poorer neighborhoods who need a “Head Start” on life. That head start should not include learning about the attributes of jihad, the need to murder Christians and Jews, and why American infidels are evil. And if it does, our tax money should not fund it.
But, a House Bill passed yesterday will allow exactly that. A radical mosque in, say, Dearborn, Michigan, can apply for Head Start grants that you and I fund and use the money to hire only radical Muslim employees who will “educate” young, disadvantaged children with hate propaganda.
That’s why, well before 9/11, I wrote of my opposition to faith-based funding. At that time, a radical Dearborn Shia imam, Hassan Qazwini, was invited by President Bush to the Crawford ranch to design the faith-based funding program.
I wrote about Qazwini’s mosque of hate in the Wall Street Journal and The Detroit News–and about Qazwini’s quest for faith-based funds to fund his hate here. And I don’t think we should be forced to fund his extremism. Let his friends in Iran and the Sunni Muslims’ friends in Saudi Arabia spend the money. Not our taxes.
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