Sunday, March 27, 2011

Transformation Of The Educational System

Thanks to the hard work of Michael Chapman who descibes in detail how the UN and the United States Government has changed the Educational System in the United States.(the video is 60 minutes) I broke down the video and provided the links discussed to back up the information.

It is hard to believe that something like this is possible, but it is. Fortunately, parents are able to choose the schools they want their children to attend.

Continue to educate each other.

How is Sustainable Development and Education tied together? Through The No Child Left Behind passed by George W. Bush and is being reinitiated by Barack Obama:

Some Highlights From The Video

-March 26th MN Governor Signs The Declaration Of World Citizenship
-The Department Of Educations in partnership with OERI (Office Of Education and Research And Improvement) by design is to Implement World Citizenship ideology and Sustainable Development in the schools
-8th Grade School Book, A More Perfect Union - is teaching that the Constitution can CHANGE WITHOUT AMENDMENT - "The Constitution is not a rigid document"
-The Declaration Of Independence is now being taught as a document that limits the people instead of it being taught as the foundations of our freedom
-The 9th and 10th amendment is not taught in schools
-National Council For Socials Studies Had this to say
1.Total Transformation Of Our Society
2.Facts and Information (Knowledge) no longer primary purpose of education
3.Connection between economic (sustainable)development and human capitol (labor)
-Education of Sustainable Development equals preparation for Global Citizenship (Agenda 21)
-The Challenge Of Governance - "Zoning is the system of land control that gives the government the power to define the use of land in certain areas"
-National Content And Standards in Economics says Government often defines and protects property rights
-2003, Then Senator Steve Kelly said "The Declaration has no legal status in defining peoples rights and privileges
- The UN has Declared 2005 to 2015 The Decade Of Education on Sustainable Development and had designated UNESCO as the lead agency to promote and Integrate Sustainable Development in all levels of Education.

Video Of The Week

Michael Chapman - All About Education

No Child Left behind ties together the Workman Investment Act, Educate America Act, and The School To Work Act. Here are the links:

No Child Left Behind

Workforce Investment Act

Goal 2000 - Educate America Act

The School To Work Act in 1994

Sustainable Development, Education, And The Economy

Agenda 21 Chapter 36: Promoting Education, Public Awareness, And Training

In The ESD Toolkit says: World Citizenship encompasses the values, constellation of principles, attitudes and behaviors that the people of the world must embrace if sustainable development is to be realized.

Regional Education Laboratory Program

National Council Of Social Studies

What Democracy Means To Ninth Graders

National Council For Education

8th Grade School Book - A More Perfect Union

The Challenge Of Governance

Friday, March 18, 2011

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

ICLEI Announces Nine New Star Beta Communities
Atlanta, GA, Boulder, CO, Chattanooga, TN, Cranberry Township, PA, Des Moines, IA, New York, NY, King County, WA, Washington, DC, St Louis, MO

Articles Of The Week

In Montana, Regulated Into Poverty

California, Your Hometown & United Nations Agenda 21

Videos Of The Week

ICLEI Concerns

More States Concerned Over ICLEI

-Amador County, California Supervisors Terminate ICLEI
-Edmund Oklahoma – A City Council workshop to share ideas about sustainability was abandoned
-Colorado County Residents Reject Behavior-modifying Recommendations in Agenda 21

The Fight Against ICLEI Moves To Virginia

Hey ICLEI; Get Outta Dodge!!

Maryland Commissioners Dump United Nations ICLEI

In New York,For Some Cities Green Movement Raises Flags

ICLEI Agenda 21 voted in Florida

More ICLEI In The News

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

Initiative For Sustainable Communities And States

Project Manager, Sustainable Development Software

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sharia Law vs The Constitution


US Constitution

Article I - All legislative Powers shall be vested in the Congress.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1) It is not a sin to comply with man-made laws that require buying auto insurance or having a photo ID because “the authorities are responsible for the sin, not the individual forced to comply.” (w42.3 and w50.4)


US Constitution

Section 8 – Powers of Congress include to levy taxes, to make laws, and to declare war.

Sharia Law

It is obligatory to obey the commands and interdictions of the caliph or his representative in everything that is lawful, even if he is unjust . . because the purpose of his authority is Islamic unity, which could not be realized if obeying him were not obligatory. (o25.5) The caliph or his representative have the duty of undertaking jihad if their territory borders on enemy lands, of dividing the spoils of battle, and of remitting a fifth for “deserving recipients.” (o25.9(8))

Jihad is obligatory for everyone when the enemy has surrounded the Muslims. (o9.3) It is permissible in jihad to cut down the enemy’s trees and destroy their dwellings. (o9.1)


US Constitution

Article II, Section I -- Qualifications of a President – He must be a natural born citizen, thirty-five years old, and a resident for fourteen years. The President is elected by ballot by the people (via the Electors) and shall serve for no more than 2 four-year terms.

No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Sharia Law

A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave, a male, of the Quraysh tribe, etc. (o25.0)

The Caliph appoints a group to select his successor among themselves. There is no a term of office. However, the caliphate of someone who seizes power is considered valid, even though his act of usurpation is disobedience, in view of the danger from anarchy and strife that would otherwise ensue. (o25.4(3))

(Note: The Islamic Caliphate was disbanded the Turkish Parliament in 1924.)


U.S. Constitution

Section 4 – The President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from office if found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Sharia Law

(No provision for removal from office.)


US Constitution

Article VI – This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made under it shall be the supreme law of the land, and judges in every state shall be bound by them.

Senators and Representatives, legislative officers, all executive and judicial officers both of the United States and the several states shall be bound by a Oath or Affirmation to support the Constitution.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1)


US Constitution

Amendment 1 – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

Sharia Law

Non-Muslims are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. Non-Muslims are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures, or make a public display of feast days or funerals. Non-Muslims are forbidden to build new churches. A non-Muslim may not enter a mosque without permission. The protection for non-Muslims is withdrawn if a non-Muslim commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her, leads a Muslim away from Islam, kills a Muslim, or says anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam. (o11.5 through o11.10)

US Constitution

Amendment 2 – The right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Sharia Law

It is a condition that someone buying weapons be of a people who are not at war with Muslims. (k1.2(f))

Enormities (sins) include selling weapons to non-Muslims who will use them against us. (w52.1(192))

US Constitution

Amendment 3 – No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner prescribed by law.

Sharia Law

(Not covered.) However, the Pact of Omar (636 AD) imposed on Christians in Syria, “We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days.”

US Constitution

Amendments 4 – 8 – These amendments prohibit unreasonable searches, require due process according to the law, provide for confrontation of witnesses, impose jury trial on all matters involving over $20, and prohibit excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishments. Amendment 14 provides for equal protection of the laws for all citizens.

Sharia Law

No testimony may be made by people who have lowly jobs, such as a street sweeper or a bath house attendant, or non-Muslim. (o24.2-3)

Testimony regarding fornication or sodomy requires four male eye-witnesses to the act. (o24.9)

A woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man. (o24.10)

(There is no provision for a jury trial under Sharia Law.)

Cruel and unusual Islamic punishments include 1) stoning for adultery (o12.2); 2) scourging 40 lashes with hands, shoes, ends of clothes, or a whip for drunkenness (o16.3); 3) severing the right hand for theft of over $36 and the left foot for a repeat offense (o14.1); and 4) death for apostasy from Islam. (o8.2)

Indemnity for accidentally killing a male Muslim is 100 camels or 4,235 grams of gold. (Current value: $144,000.) Indemnity for killing a woman is half that of a man, for killing a Jew or a Christian is one-third of the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a killing Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth of that of a Muslim. The indemnity for causing a miscarriage is one slave. (o4.9)

There is no indemnity for a killing a non-Muslim at war with Muslims, an apostate, or someone sentenced to death by stoning. (o14.17)

Jews and Christians are subject to a “poll tax” not less than 1 dinar (Current value: $144) per adult male per year. No maximum is stipulated. (o11.4) This is a penalty for remaining in their ancestral religion instead of embracing the “religion of truth.” (o9.8)

A husband may beat a “rebellious” wife for 1) not allowing immediate sexual intercourse when he asks for it, at home, and if she can physically endure it; 2) answering him coldly; or 3) being averse when she was previously kind. (m5.1 and m10.12) The only limitation is that he may not break her bones, wound her, or cause bleeding.

US Constitution

Amendment 13 Slavery and involuntary servitude are abolished.

Sharia Law

The section on Slavery (k32.0) is not translated into English. The provisions remain in Arabic. The editor of “The Reliance of the Traveler” claims that these provisions are no longer applicable, yet they remain in there in the text of Sharia Law. Elsewhere, the manual states, “Originally the status of slave was simply the outcome of having been taken as a prisoner of war. A captive who could not buy his own freedom by means of ransom remained in the possession of the captor until he had earned his freedom by work or until he was granted liberty by his master.” (w13.1)

US Constitution

Amendment 21 repealed “prohibition,” thereby allowing manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages.

Sharia Law

It is unlawful to sell grapes to someone who will make wine from them. (k4.9) “Allah cursed whoever drinks wine, gives it to others to drink, sells it, buys it, presses it for another, transports it, receives it, or eats its price.”

Enormities (sins) include drinking wine in any form or other intoxicant, even if only a drop as in medicine; pressing out the juice to make wine or other intoxicant; carrying it for purposes of drinking, or having it carried; serving it to others or having it served; selling it; buying it; having it bought or sold; consuming proceeds from selling it; or keeping wine or other intoxicant. (o16.6 and w52.1(350-361))

Islamic Law And The Constitution: Are They Compatable?

The Islamists Challenge To The US Constitution

Translated Version Of The Consitution And Declaration Of Independence In Arabic

Muslims Concern Of Sharia Law In The United States

The Status Of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule

We Left Islam

Muslims Against Sharia Law

Friday, March 4, 2011

Why Create A Second Sharia Law Judicial System?

Why create a second judicial system in the United States?

In Texas, the state approved a Sharia Law court system. In Oklahoma, a November vote banned (SQ755) Sharia Law but then the attorney general and judge blocked the ban after the people voted against it.

Below there is information on what is happening in different states. Look at what devout muslim, Dr. M. Judhi Jasser said about the Oklahoma Ban on Sharia Law and what is happening in England. Second, listen to what Wafa Sultan had to say, who lived 30 years under Sharia Law. Third, take some time to understand Thomas jefferson's writings on the Constitution and church and state. He was a religious man but also conflicted because he understood what it meant to live under a big government, church and state regime. He understood the importance of putting a check and balance system on Congress and understood the importance of respecting religions without government interference.

An Article by Christine Brim below:

"A vote to confirm Elena Kagan’s nomination (Now United States New Supreme Court Judge) will bring a liberal, pro-Shariah justice to our highest Court. And if she is confirmed, her behavior as Obama’s Solicitor General indicates she will refuse to recuse herself on any Shariah-related decision but instead will lead the charge to legitimate Shariah law in America." (More on Kagan's record in the link)

To understand what is happening today, you need to take a look back at history.

Continue to educate each other.

Oklahoma Bans Sharia Law

Oklahoma Bans Sharia Law

Hearing On Sharia Law Set For Today

Unconstitutional Ban On Islamic Law In The US

Oklahoma's Ban Shariah Law Blocked

CAIR Exposed

What did Dr. M Juhdi Jasser, A devout Muslim, from American Islamic Forum For Democracy, have to say about the Oklahoma ban:

"SQ755 is not about religious freedom or minority rights. It is about the inviolable sanctity of the U.S. constitution and our country's foundational belief in a legal system based in one law that is based in reason and individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The law has no impact on the personal practice of Islam or the personal interpretation of "shariah" (God's law to a Muslim), but rather SQ755 focuses on shariah as a total legal system that the people of Oklahoma wanted to make clear shall not be used or respected systemically in deciding law in Oklahoma. CAIR's assertion that it is akin to France's ban of the hijab or personal head covering for women is absurd. There is no evidence that this law prevents any of the personal manifestation of the practice of Islam or the use of personal religious principles in arguing law based in reason in state or federal court. Shariah as a legal system can just not be used as prima facie evidence in court.

SQ755 also thus prevents the establishment of separate shariah or Islamic courts in Oklahoma. As we have seen in Britain, Islamists have transformed the British arbitration system to the point that they are operating upwards of 85 shariah courts now. These courts are mostly operated out of mosques in Britain. While they claim that the courts are voluntary, as Canadians voiced loudly in their rejection of shariah courts, these groups exploit tribal pressures and coercion within Muslim communities in order to circumvent the one law and one legal system of Britain and western nations. It is naïve and ignorant to believe that such courts are purely "voluntary". Just ask many of the women who get pressured through them and pressured to stay "out of western un-Islamic courts."

Full article is here:

Sharia Law Approved In Texas

Sharia Law Approved In The State Of Texas

Ever Heard Of Texas Islamic Courts

Islamic Tribunal Chosen Through Arbitration Clause

News Nationally

California Mosque Calls For Unity And Sharia

Time To Questions Sharia Law In Florida

Wellesly Massachusettes Public School Students Learn To Pray Allah

Sharia Comes To Michigan

Minnesota Under Attack From Sharia Law

Sharia Law Comes To New Jersey

Supreme Court, Elena Kagan And Sharia Law

What Is Sharia Law?

Definition :
The code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"

Why Sharia Law Can Threaten America By Wafa Sultan
(Wafa Sultan lived for Three Decades Under Sharia Law In Syria)

Top Ten Reason Why Sharia Law Is Not Good For America

Islam: Governing Under Sharia

Thomas Jefferson, Wall Of Seperation And The Supreme Court

Judeo Christian Roots Of Americans Founding Ideals And Documents

Amendment 1 To The Constitution - Freedom Of Religion and Press

Jeffersons Wall Of Seperation Letter

"The unedited draft of the Danbury Baptist letter makes it clear why Jefferson drafted it: He wanted his political partisans to know that he opposed proclaiming fasts and thanksgivings, not because he was irreligious, but because he refused to continue a British practice that was an offense to republicanism. To emphasize his resolve in this matter, Jefferson inserted two phrases with a clenched-teeth, defiant ring: "wall of eternal separation between church and state" and "the duties of my station, which are merely temporal." These last words -- "merely temporal" -- revealed Jefferson's preoccupation with British practice. Temporal, a strong word meaning secular, was a British appellation for the lay members of the House of Lords, the Lords Temporal, as opposed to the ecclesiastical members, the Lords Spiritual. "Eternal separation" and "merely temporal" -- here was language as plain as Jefferson could make it to assure the Republican faithful that their "religious rights shall never be infringed by any act of mine."

Debate and Thomas Jeffersons Unedited Document Here:

Exploring Constitutional Conflict

1803 Marbury vs Madision, The First Supreme Court Desicion

The American Bar Association Undertakes The Fight For Sharia Law

The American Bar Association undertakes the fight for Sharia Law.

There needs to be a national debate on this subject.

On CBN News, Anjem Choudary had this to say: (Live Interview Below)
"You can't say that Islam is a religion of peace. Because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission."

On Sean Hannity, Anjem Choudary had this to say:
"You are worried because you know Islam is coming to your backyard. And you cannot tolerate that. The biggest criminals and the biggest murders today are not the Muslims."

Life Under Sharia Law in many countries. More detail available under Right Side News below:

"There is no freedom of religion. There is no freedom of speech. There is no freedom of thought. There is no freedom of artistic expression. There is no freedom of the press. There is no equality of peoples—a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim. There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims. There are no equal rights for women. Women can be beaten.A non-Muslim cannot bear arms. There is no democracy, since democracy means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim. The United States Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia. Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens. All governments must be ruled by Sharia law. Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed. There is no Golden Rule."

More Research Provided Under Sharia Law Section Of This Site.

Articles And Video Of The Week

The ABA's Jihad

Anjem Choudary: Islam Does Not Mean Peace. Islam Means Submission

Why Sharia Law Can Threaten America By Wafa Sultan
Wafa Sultan lived for Three Decades Under Sharia Law In Syria)

Sharia Law In The News

Sharia Law For The Non-Muslim

ABA: The Islamic Finance Committee

Who Is Anjem Chaudary

Dvorak: Muslim Sharia Law For America? March Third, A Protest For Shariah Law?

Protesters Express Disdain For Sharia Law