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Islamic Village Planned for Dallas, Texas

Date posted: August 30, 2011

By Donna Garner  

 

The Islamic Village Project

Please read the following article on the Muslim “No-Go” zones around the world and then go to the Islamic Village Project that is posted further on down the page.  This Islamic Village is to be built in Dallas, Texas.  Is this Islamic Village to be a type of “No-Go” zone built right here in the United States?

Then there is the issue of the Gulen-Turkish-Cosmos Foundation-Harmony Charter Schools that are using our tax dollars to indoctrinate our American children.

Some people may think that studying about Islam, the Muslims, and the Arabic language (and culture) is similar to studying Spanish, French, or German; but these people groups have not declared war on Americans, have not been involved in countless bomb plots and terrorist activities, did not fly their planes into tall buildings killing nearly 3000 innocent Americans, did not kill 13 people at Ft. Hood, have not taken over Egypt and Turkey, and do not have a Muslim Brotherhood that is stealthily infusing itself into every part of our American culture.    

Please take the time to read my 8.1.11 article, “Gulen-Led Coup — Turkey Falls to Islamists.” The U. S. media has not even reported yet on this takeover of Turkey by the Islamists, but the media in Europe and in the Middle East has.  Unfortunately, many Americans, particularly in the media, are still “asleep” to the growing threat of Islam:  

European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating

“Occupation Without Tanks or Soldiers”

by Soeren Kern

Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of “no-go” areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims.

Many of the “no-go” zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.

The “no-go” areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations.

In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called Muslims Against the Crusades has launched acampaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls “Londonistan” – into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.

The Islamic Emirates Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

In the Tower Hamlets area of East London (also known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets), for example, extremist Muslim preachers, called the Tower Hamlets Taliban, regularly issue death threats to women who refuse to wear Islamic veils. Neighborhood streets have been plastered with posters declaring “You are entering a Sharia controlled zone: Islamic rules enforced.” And street advertising deemed offensive to Muslims is regularly vandalized or blacked out with spray paint.

In the Bury Park area of Luton, Muslims have been accused of “ethnic cleansing” by harassing non-Muslims to the point that many of them move out of Muslim neighborhoods. In the West Midlands, two Christian preachers have been accused of “hate crimes” for handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham. In Leytonstone in east London, the Muslim extremist Abu Izzadeen heckled the former Home Secretary John Reid by saying: “How dare you come to a Muslim area.”

In France, large swaths of Muslim neighborhoods are now considered “no-go” zones by French police. At last count, there are 751 Sensitive Urban Zones (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, ZUS), as they are euphemistically called. A complete list of the ZUS can be found on a French government website, complete with satellite maps and precise street demarcations. An estimated 5 million Muslims live in the ZUS, parts of France over which the French state has lost control.

Muslim immigrants are taking control of other parts of France too. In Paris and other French cities with high Muslim populations, such as Lyons, Marseilles and Toulouse, thousands of Muslims are closing off streets and sidewalks (and by extension, are closing down local businesses and trapping non-Muslim residents in their homes and offices) to accommodate overflowing crowds for Friday prayers. Some mosques have also begun broadcasting sermons and chants of “Allahu Akbar” via loudspeakers into the streets.

The weekly spectacles, which have been documented by dozens of videos posted on Youtube.com (herehereherehereherehereherehere and here), and which have been denounced as an “occupation without tanks or soldiers,” have provoked anger and disbelief. But despite many public complaints, local authorities have declined to intervene because they are afraid of sparking riots.

In the Belgian capital of Brussels (which is 20% Muslim), several immigrant neighborhoods have become “no-go” zones for police officers, who frequently are pelted with rocks by Muslim youth. In the Kuregem district of Brussels, which often resembles an urban war zone, police are forced to patrol the area with two police cars: one car to carry out the patrols and another car to prevent the first car from being attacked. In the Molenbeek district of Brussels, police have been ordered not to drink coffee or eat a sandwich in public during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

In Germany, Chief Police Commissioner Bernhard Witthaut, in an August 1 interview with the newspaper Der Westen, revealed that Muslim immigrants are imposing “no-go” zones in cities across Germany at an alarming rate.

The interviewer asked Witthaut: “Are there urban areas – for example in the Ruhr – districts and housing blocks that are “no-go areas,” meaning that they can no longer be secured by the police?” Witthaut replied: “Every police commissioner and interior minister will deny it. But of course we know where we can go with the police car and where, even initially, only with the personnel carrier. The reason is that our colleagues can no longer feel safe there in twos, and have to fear becoming the victim of a crime themselves. We know that these areas exist. Even worse: in these areas crimes no longer result in charges. They are left ‘to themselves.’ Only in the worst cases do we in the police learn anything about it. The power of the state is completely out of the picture.”

In Italy, Muslims have been commandeering the Piazza Venezia in Rome for public prayers. In Bologna, Muslims repeatedly have threatened to bomb the San Petronio cathedral because it contains a 600-year-old fresco inspired by Dante’s Inferno which depicts Mohammed being tormented in hell.

In the Netherlands, a Dutch court ordered the government to release to the public a politically incorrect list of 40 “no-go” zones in Holland. The top five Muslim problem neighborhoods are in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. The Kolenkit area in Amsterdam is the number one Muslim “problem district” in the country. The next three districts are in Rotterdam – Pendrecht, het Oude Noorden and Bloemhof. The Ondiep district in Utrecht is in the fifth position, followed by Rivierenwijk (Deventer), Spangen (Rotterdam), Oude Westen (Rotterdam), Heechterp/ Schieringen (Leeuwarden) and Noord-Oost (Maastricht).

In Sweden, which has some of the most liberal immigration laws in Europe, large swaths of the southern city of Malmö – which is more than 25% Muslim – are “no-go” zones for non-Muslims. Fire and emergency workers, for example, refuse to enter Malmö’s mostly Muslim Rosengaard district without police escorts. The male unemployment rate in Rosengaard is estimated to be above 80%. When fire fighters attempted to put out a fire at Malmö’s main mosque, they were attacked by stone throwers.

In the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Muslim youth have been hurling petrol bombs at police cars. In the city’s Angered district, where more than 15 police cars have been destroyed, teenagers have also been pointing green lasers at the eyes of police officers, some of whom have been temporarily blinded.

In Gothenburg’s Backa district, youth have been throwing stones at patrolling officers. Gothenburg police have also been struggling to deal with the problem of Muslim teenagers burning cars and attacking emergency services in several areas of the city.

According to the Malmö-based Imam Adly Abu Hajar: “Sweden is the best Islamic state.”

 

 

 

Islamic Village

More than thirty years ago, the Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) was established to serve the local Muslim community. Since then, our community has grown considerably, and so have our needs. As we inaugurate our next quarter-century in North Texas, we introduce a novel community idea: the Islamic Village Project, a Muslim neighborhood.”

Project Overview

The Islamic Village Project is a multi-million dollar project that will foster great change in the Muslim community of Dallas. It will house a senior center, Youth center, Social Services department, residential quarters, play area for the children, retail center, clinic, and a separate building for IQA and Suffa Islamic Seminary classes. The project will extend from the currentMasjid facility at Abrams, on the North and South side of Spring Valley across from the masjid, and West towards Greenville.

Educational Complex

One of the cornerstones of the Islamic Village will be it Educational Complex housing our IANTQuranic Academy and Suffa Islamic Seminary under the leadership of Imam Yusuf Ziya Kavakci. In addition, the Educational Complex is expected to have a Youth Center, Day Care Facilities, and playground areas for children of all ages.

Revenue

The Village aims to be a self-sufficient neighborhood. One of the key attributes of the Islamic Village project is its large and sprawling retail and office complex. It is anticipated that this retail/office complex will consist of four multi story buildings providing prime frontage for retail and inside space for offices. Together these buildings will provide more than 60,000 Sq. ft. of lease space. IANT plans to use this complex as a base for its future WAQF. This will go well towards reaching our goal of developing revenue generating projects as part of the Islamic Village which will bring over $1 Million in income to IANT each year.


 

 

 

 

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Gov. Perry in his own words – his vision for Texas/Mexico

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By JoAnn Fleming
 

Texas Leadership Fails to Get the Job Done

More checking under the hood needed before we buy the car.  Read the text of Rick Perry’s speech from the Governor’s own website: Gov. Rick Perry’s Remarks to the Border Summit

As you read, think about how the legislature failed to get any interior enforcement laws dealing with illegal aliens passed this session.  Mr. Perry has been governor for ten years.  Why has nothing been done regarding the high cost of illegal aliens to our state?  For a possible answer, note some of these lines from the Governor’s speech found at the link above!

“The Rio Grande does not separate two nations, it joins two peoples. Mexico and the United States have a shared history, and a common future. And it is along this border where we will either fail or succeed in addressing the education, health care and transportation needs of our two peoples.”
“President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it.”
 
If your head is not already exploding, the following excerpts demonstrate the official mindset that has our social safety net costs in Texas skyrocketing:
 
In Texas, we recently placed a strong emphasis on preventative care when we expanded access to Medicaid for more low-income children by making the Medicaid enrollment process simpler. We allocated an additional $4 billion to the Medicaid program, and more than $900 million to the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramI urged legislators to pass a telemedicine pilot program that will enable, through technology, a sick border resident of limited financial means to receive care from a specialist hundreds of miles away. But the effort to combat disease and illness requires greater cooperative efforts between our two nations….. 
 
Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.  
 
As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.”
 
For those who believe with all their hearts that Governor Rick Perry is the answer to what ails this country, please remember that the best predictor of what a person will do in the future is what they have done in the past.  Our country cannot afford implementation of this sovereignty-weakening vision.  Taking tax dollars from citizens and legal residents to provide services for those here illegally, and going even a step further to give access to services from across the border, is a redistribution of wealth.  I don’t know how else to see it.

Below you will hear Jo Ann Fleming’s take on the 82nd Texas Legislature- Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from a Texan who knows what was going on inside the Texas Capital!!

JoAnn Fleming serves as Chairman of the TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee for the Texas State Legislature.  She is the full-time volunteer Executive Director of Grassroots America – We the People of Tyler/Smith County, Texas, (www.gawtp.com) and is a former county commissioner.  She is a subject matter consultant in local government public policy development, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Teambuilding, Small Business Consulting, Political Campaign Management/Strategy, and Grassroots Activist Training.  A leader in the conservative movement for nineteen years, she has served on twenty local government boards, committees, and task forces.  JoAnn is a regional public speaker and a guest political analyst/commentator for Tyler/Smith County local media.  Contact: jafleming3@juno.com
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Texas Constitutional Amendment #6 — a Raid on PSF

Date posted: August 29, 2011

By Donna Garner  

Photo courtesy of Lance Page / t r u t h o u t;

I am not an expert on the 10 Texas Constitutional amendments that will be on the Nov. 8, 2011ballot (http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/proc-nov8-2011.pdf ), but I do know that the one on the Permanent School Fund (Amendment #6) is a raid on the PSF assets held by the Government Land Office.  

 

These assets were previously exempt from distribution and would normally be invested by the elected Texas State Board of Education members (considered to be a part of the Executive Branch) who have done a magnificent job of protecting the PSF and helping the PSF corpus to grow even during the downturn in the economy. 

 

I believe that there are certain Texas Legislators who may be behind this wrong-headed amendment that has such a flowery caption most people may not know to vote against it.  These Legislators have wanted to get their hands on the PSF “pot of gold” for a long time, and they resent the fact that the elected Texas State Board of Education members have the fiduciary responsibility over the PSF instead of the Legislature. 

 

Of course, we know that if these Texas Legislators controlled the PSF funds, the funds would be raided constantly until there would be no money left for public school children’s textbooks (i.e., now called “instructional materials”). 

 

Excerpts from SBOE Member Ken Mercer’s newsletter, 5.26.11: 

 

The PSF is commonly known as the “children’s textbook fund.”  The state’s early-day founders created the endowment to help fund public education; and since 1919, the PSF has been used to ensure that Texas schoolchildren receive free textbooks.  

 

However, because of the economic downturn after the Civil War, the original fund was raided and depleted by the 1865 Legislature. 

 

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson reminded the Senate Finance Committee at its April 19, 2011, meeting that in 1876 Texas changed its Constitution to forever protect the children’s textbook fund from any future raids.  That is why the legal term today is the “Permanent” School Fund. 

 

When I took my oath of office as a State Board of Education member, I promised to uphold the Constitution, which demands that the SBOE protect and preserve the PSF for future generations, and use any proceeds to provide free textbooks for our 4.8 million public schoolchildren.  

 

The Texas Constitution provides a key tenet of American exceptionalism:  the separation of powers.  Permanent funds are managed by the executive branch, separate from those who appropriate funds, i.e., the Legislature.  This Constitutional separation should prevent any attempt to raid an endowment fund meant to be permanent… 

 

In 2010, under the leadership of SBOE Chair Gail Lowe (R – Lampasas) and then-PSF Committee Chair David Bradley (R – Beaumont), critical discussions were held with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Land Commissioner Patterson to help ensure the SBOE could pay out the most PSF funding possible while still being prudent in managing the endowment for the long term.  

 

The results were a payout from earnings, as allowed by the Constitution, of $1.2 billion for the current budget and another commitment of $1.8 billion for education for the upcoming biennium.  The careful management by the members of the SBOE had resulted in protecting the principal (e.g., corpus, assets) of the fund. This was a major accomplishment by the SBOE. 

 

Bottomline:  We need to encourage Texas voters to vote against Amendment #6.  Here is the innocent-sounding wording of the amendment, but we Texas voters need to be smart and vote against this raid on the PSF: 

 

PROPOSITION 6  

 

“The constitutional amendment clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.”

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Free Economies Make For Happier, More Prosperous Citizens

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Another great post by Joseph Lindsley from the Foster Friess Team. Don’t miss their Campfire Blog

‘If you care about improving people’s lives, you care about economic freedom.’

The United States used to be one of the most economically free countries but during the past years, as government has expanded and as regulations have strangled free enterprise, its ranking has fallen. Will American quality of life decline as a result? Watch this concise, well-produced video from the Charles Koch Foundation to learn more about the correlation between economic freedom and quality of life (length:  2:27).

And if you have a couple more minutes to spare, watch this old video of the late economist Milton Friedman addressing TV talk show host Phil Donahue’s concerns about economic freedom (length:  2:30). In his affable style, Friedman tears Donahue apart, asking him where he is going to find “those angels” who will organize Donahue’s ideal society.

Joseph Lindsley, Jr.

Joe writes for FosterFriess.com and the Campfire Blog. He graduated in 2005 from the University of Notre Dame, where he  studied the “Great Books” and Philosophy, Politics, & Economics. Starting off as a sports writer for Notre Dame’s daily paper, he later founded the school’s Irish Rover newspaper. He has previously worked at the Weekly Standard magazine in Washington, D.C.; as editor-in-chief of two weekly newspapers in the Northeast; and as executive director of the Collegiate Network, which promotes independent journalism on college campuses throughout the United States. A native of Toledo, Ohio, he grew up in Charlotte, N.C.

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Knowledge is Power! Stop Digging the Hole!

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Did you know…….From the North Texas Tea Party

Rule #1: Stop Digging the Hole!

 It is phenomenal that, with all of the incredible fiscal catastrophe that awaits us from our governmental debt at all levels, government insists on continuing to dig the hole deeper in new and ‘innovative’ ways.

Several of the latest proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments are a prime example.

■ Proposition 1

The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

■ Proposition 2

The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance ofADDITIONAL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $6 BILLION at any time outstanding.

■ Proposition 3

The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS of the State of Texas to finance educational loans to students.

(Because these programs are going belly up because students are unable- or unwilling- to pay back the massive loans taken out that put them into indenture servitude to the State. Government educating the future generations in their style of fiscal mismanagement.  Anyone hear of the Higher Education bubble?)

■ Proposition 4

The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to permit a county to ISSUE BONDS OR NOTES to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area. The amendment does not provide authority for increasing ad valorem tax rates.

(Because no government should let the future generations escape covering the costs of redevelopment dreams of people in office and their buddies.)

■ Proposition 5

The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.

■ Proposition 6

The constitutional amendment clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.

■ Proposition 7

The constitutional amendment
authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to ISSUE BONDS supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.

(New districts, new indebtedness for non-essential services.)

■ Proposition 8

The constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.

(Agenda 21, Anyone?)

■ Proposition 9

The constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.

■ Proposition 10

The constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

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