Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rick Perry - "To Be or Not to Be - That is the Question"

Can America withstand another Muslim "enabler" in the White House?
August 16, 2011

Forget About Rick Perry

Laura: It looks as though we have another Chris Christie on our hands in Texas governor Rick Perry who has announced he is running for president. Like Christie, Perry speaks of fiscal conservatism but is clueless about the stealth jihad and has pandered to the agenda of islamic leaders and groups in Texas who’s aim is to infiltrate the educational system to propagandize youngsters with lies about islam’s contributions and sugarcoating its violent history and implementing sharia. It’s hard to believe that with all of the information out there in which even ordinary American citizens have access to, that so many politicians in both parties are unaware of the agenda and radical views of the islamic organizations and individuals they cultivate. It seems they are willing to sell out the future of our country to gain power for themselves, and unfortunately these stealth jihad groups are wielding an increasing amount of power and influence in our political system. Even Herman Cain backtracked on his earlier statements about appointing muslims to his cabinet. Is it possible to have politicians who will stand on principle and speak honestly about jihad and sharia?
American Thinker
By Pamela Geller

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Saturday that he is going to seek the Republican nomination for President, and in his speech declaring his candidacy, he sounded great: “we reject this President’s unbridled fixation on taking more money out of the wallets and pocketbooks of American families and employers and giving it to a central government,” Perry said. “‘Spreading the wealth’ punishes success while setting America on course to greater dependency on government. Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed ‘stimulus’ plans and other misguided economic theories have given us record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.”

Perry promises to fix all that: “We’ll create jobs. We’ll get America working again. We’ll create jobs and we’ll build wealth, we’ll truly educate and innovate in science, and in technology, engineering and math. We’ll create the jobs and the progress needed to get America working again.”

Sounds good. But Perry has been sucked into the propaganda vortex, and is now wielding his enormous power to influence changes in the schoolrooms and in the curricula to reflect a sharia compliant version of Islam. He is a friend of the Aga Khan, the multimillionaire head of the Ismailis, a Shi’ite sect of Islam that today proclaims its nonviolence but in ages past was the sect that gave rise to the Assassins. Perry has concluded at least two cooperation agreements between the state of Texas and the Ismailis, including a comprehensive program to feed children in Texas public schools and taqiyya nonsense about how Islam is a religion of peace. Another agreement stipulates that Texas officials will work with the Ismailis in the “fields of education, health sciences, natural disaster preparedness and recovery, culture and the environment.” Perry let on that this was all about whitewashing Islam’s bloody historical and modern-day record: “traditional Western education speaks little of the influence of Muslim scientists, scholars, throughout history, and for that matter the cultural treasures that stand today in testament to their wisdom.”  continue

Posted by Laura @ 11:26 pm< - Israpundit
Rick Perry Has Good Ties With Muslims

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 11:30 AM
By Husna Haq, Christian Science Monitor Corresponde
Rick Perry, Muslims, president, republican

In a GOP field crowded with presidential hopefuls questioning Muslims’ loyalty and promising to crack down on Muslim religious sharia law in America, Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters the race with a distinguishing calling card: a historically good relationship with Muslims in his state.

Whether Governor Perry, as a presidential candidate, will continue courting Muslims — and whether that is a liability for Perry in the current Islam-leery climate — remains to be seen.

An evangelical Christian and self-described social conservative who recently led a Christian prayer rally in Texas, Perry has had a surprisingly warm relationship with Muslims as governor, says Mohamed Elbiary, founder of the Freedom and Justice Foundation, a Muslim public policy organization in Texas.

“We’ve seen him for 20 years at state level, as lieutenant governor and state governor,” Mr. Elbiary says.
“Throughout that whole history, he’s never taken an anti-Muslim or anti-Islam position. He’s a live-and-let-live type of Texan, and relations have been good.”

In fact, Perry’s relations with Ismailis, a Shia sect of Islam whose adherents number between 30,000 and 40,000 in Texas, have been particularly positive, says Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the USA.

"I believe that Governor Perry’s leadership philosophy has been to serve Texans of all races and religions and his relationship with the Muslim community generally and the Ismaili community in particular has been cordial and respectful," Mr. Eboo says in an email.

In 2008, Perry helped expand the Muslim Histories and Culture Project, a teacher-training program spearheaded by Texas Ismailis that introduces Islamic history and culture curricula into Texas schools.
"I have supported this program from the very beginning, because we must bridge the gap of understanding between East and West if we ever hope to experience a future of peace and prosperity," Perry said at the signing ceremony.

In contrast, upon entering the race, most of Perry’s contenders immediately set about distancing themselves from Islam and Muslims.
  • GOP hopeful and former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain has famously said he will not have Muslims in his cabinet if he is elected because he questions their loyalty, though he has since amended his stance by calling for a “loyalty oath” from any Muslim appointees.

  • Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has called sharia law an “existential threat to America.”

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has proposed a federal anti-sharia law. "I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time [my grandchildren] are my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists,” Gingrich said to thousands of evangelical churchgoers during a March address at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

  • In response to a debate question about French Muslims during a congressional campaign in 2005, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, the winner of this weekend’s straw poll in Iowa, said: "Not all cultures are equal. Not all values are equal."

  • Former Minnesota governor (and now former candidate) Tim Pawlenty touted his cancellation of a Minnesota agency's sharia-compliant mortgage program designed to help Muslim homebuyers.

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said in 2007 that he would not consider Muslims for cabinet posts. Romney said that “based on the numbers of American Muslims [as a percentage] in our population, I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified." Romney later disputed the accuracy of that quote.
“This is all part of a post-9/11 phenomenon,” says John Green, a political scientist at the University of Akron in Ohio. “There’s been a lot more focus put on Islam.” It’s not all bad, he said, “but the negative side is heightened scrutiny of Muslims and Islam.”

Many of these candidates have previously had good relations with Muslims before the climate turned against Islam. Mr. Gingrich cultivated Muslim donors and helped Muslim congressional staffers get prayer space on Capitol Hill.

Noting the change, Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Houston, calls the candidates’ recent questioning of Muslims and Islam a “chilling” trend designed to galvanize support among the conservative base of the Republican Party.

“I think what is happening is they’re using this anti-sharia law stuff as a red herring to get everybody fired up,” Mr. Carroll says. “In order to show how patriotic you are, [you have to demonstrate] how negative you can be about Muslims.

“People are saying things they can’t say about anybody else in society,” he added, comparing some of the anti-Muslim rhetoric to “nasty, ugly things” political candidates said about African Americans during the Civil Rights era.

If Perry were to reverse course himself, he would be walking away from a long record of good relations with Muslims. As governor he signed off on several Muslim-friendly pieces of legislation, including a consumer protection law ensuring the accurate labeling of food products as halal, or conforming to Muslim dietary restrictions.

And for years, Perry has been close friends with the head of the Ismaili sect, Aga Khan, whom he met in Paris in 2000. Since then, Perry has attended a number of Ismaili events in Texas, brokered a few agreements between the state and Ismailis (including the legislation introducing Islamic curricula into Texas schools), and even laid the first brick at the groundbreaking ceremony for an Ismaili worship center in Plano in 2005.

Perry’s relatively good relations with Muslims have already sparked distrust among some conservative bloggers.

“Scratch him off my presidential list," wrote RoadTest on the conservative site "We have already seen what a Muslim enabler in the White House can do."  contnue

Both Democrats and Republicans have had much to say about Perry, since he announced his run as another GOP presidential candidate.  The Democrats have been accused of "running scared", fearing Perry would beat Obama; while just as many Conservatives are afraid that Perry's ties to Islam would become "business as usual" with another Muslim apologist in the White House.  Heaven knows America has awoke from a deep sleep and recognizes that the culture of Islam contradicts civilization in general, and America's democracy, specifically.

Not one Islamic country in the world is democratic - not one!  Not one Islamic country is without its dictators, madmen, or kings.  Not one Islamic country seeks freedom for its own people, or for the freedoms within the countries they have immigrated to - promoting their same Sharia laws and suing the pants off of the very citizens they are neighbors to, when that culture happens to conflict with Islam.  No other religion or non-religion teaches the beheadings, cutting off of limbs, bombing and murdering of 3,000 people in one morning, attaching suicide belts onto their bodies to blow up innocent people and threatens to wipe out entire nations "off the map"!

Only Islam attempts to not only change their own history, but does the same in the countries they happen to live in that are not predominately Muslim!  We've had our own president these past few years, in speeches throughout the world, lie about the contributions of Islam in America's history - a president who bows to Islam, slams against the wall America's allies of over 60 years, and at times, Americans cannot tell the difference between Obama and the Arabs he bows and apologizes to - all of it, a disgrace and shame to America and its history since it was first founded, under a Constitution that lives and breathes "Freedom" to all peoples.  

But that freedom came with a huge price tag - the blood and sacrifice of our Founding fathers, right down to the Navy Seals who died in a helicopter last week in Afghanistan - a helicopter shot out of the sky by ..... yup, you guessed it, Islamic extremists.

Fear-mongering?  Islamaphoiba?  Hardly!  Call it a will to survive, while Islam attempts to control and rule not only within their own borders, but also, within the borders of the very countries that opened its doors to them - freely.

Islam is less than 1.2% population in America.  The first mosque in America was built around 1912.  What does that say about Islam's so-called contributions to America's history?!  And yet, today, with half of Europe in flames from the overwhelming immigration of Muslims, their propaganda spreads like wild fire across America, in the halls of Congress and the White House - our own politicians aiding and abetting those who burn our flag and talk about killing all infidels!

Many excuse their vote for Obama in the last election, by saying they did not know enough about Obama before voting.  Well, this time around, before elections, get to know each candidate and what and who they stand for, before closing the curtain and pressing "Yes or No" on that ballot sheet.  KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES - !!  Way past time we got rid of an Islamic type logo of this president and his administration and restored the American flag to its rightful place and honor!

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is NOT in the vocabulary or understanding of Islam, for Islam is less a religion and more a political, deadbeat, murdering ideology.  Since when, did American politicians and presidents take to the streets and airwaves, promoting any "religion" - if Islam is a religion?  That type of propaganda is NOT the duty or responsibility of any President (or politician) of the United States.

God save America and help us all! 

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