Skip to comments.Why is the U.S. National Park Service extolling Islam in a video?
Posted on 10/13/2013 4:23:14 AM PDT by IbJensen
We are constantly told that the Constitutions First Amendment mandates a separation of church and state, on the basis of which prayers are forbidden in public schools, and the Ten Commandments removed from court houses across America.
So why is it that an agency of the United States federal government the Department of the Interiors National Park Service has produced a series of videos defending and extolling the Islamic religion?
Note: The words separation of church and state are not in the First Amendment, but are words from the phrase, wall of separation between church and state, in Thomas Jeffersons letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.
Todd Starnes reports for FoxNews, Sept. 23, 2013, that a series of videosproduced for the U.S. National Park Service shows American Muslim students blaming the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on hatred against their faith. The videos also, laughably, promotes Islam that religion of peace that stones women to death for rape and adultery, denies them an education, forbids them for driving a car even in Saudi Arabia, and entombs them from head to toe in black shrouds as a pioneer in womens rights.
First reported by Sancho Panza in the Independent Journal Review, the video was posted on the website for the Womens Rights National Historical Park. It was filmed at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, N.Y. by a National Park Service intern.
According to the parks website, the three-part series features children as they discuss their experiences and challenges with negative Muslim stereotypes and assumptions.
Most of the videos show images of female students sitting in a classroom defending their faith and talking about how Muslims are persecuted for their beliefs in America.
NPS video1Screenshots taken from the video
One student says, People always say, Youre Muslims. Go back to your country. I mean, this is the land of the Native Americans. Everyone should go back to their country if you think about it. Another student blames public perceptions about Islam on a general ignorance about what Islam is. A lot of people are against us so theyd do anything to make us look bad. Were all human beings. Just because we have a different religion doesnt mean that were all difference from others.
The video says: Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace. Islam brings nothing but peace if you truly look into it.
The videos spent considerable time on the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how perceptions of Islam changed. Since 9/11 happened before there wasnt that much hate against Muslims, but since 9/11 happened people saw that and that was a big thing because a lot of people died, a student says in the video. They just started believing this is what they do. This is what they know. This is what theyre supposed to do. This is what their holy book tells them. This is what their Prophet told them. They think that ever since.
The students all agree that the terrorist attacks had something to do with how they are perceived. A lot of people from Christianity and Judaism and a whole bunch of other religions a lot of them have done stuff wrong, but especially if its Muslim, they think of it as were terrorists, one student says. If a Christian man does something or a Jewish man does something or an atheist man does something, nobody ever blames their religion, another student says. But if you see a Muslim man doing something, their religion is blamed when Islam brings nothing but peace when you truly look into it.
Other students blame the media as the main reason for the negative portrayal of Islam. Islam means peace, too. So we all just want to be peaceful with everybody. Were supposed to represent our religion at all times. Thats something that the Prophet and God ordained on us. But especially after 9/11 we have to be super careful how we act around people, definitely watch what we say.
The video also praises Islams treatment of women while completely ignoring the violence and discrimination many women are still facing in modern-day Islamic countries. It declares that in seventh century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep their money and the right to work outside the home.
A Muslim student in the video says, People think that Islam oppresses women and theres no equality but theyre wrong. Theres equity. Islam gave women the right to own property, Islam gave women the right to divorce, Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Another student says, Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and weve had these rights since the 7th Century A.D. and its just not acknowledged worldwide.
Erwin Lutzer, the author of The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, told Fox reporter Starnes he is quite alarmed that the National Park Service would endorse videos that seem to rewrite history: Islam has a very poor record when it comes to the rights of women. In Ontario in 2004, when the premier said Sharia law should be practiced in Muslim enclaves, it was the women from Muslim countries who joined others to oppose it. (They) said Sharia law is legalized violence against women.
Lutzer was puzzled as to why the National Park Service would commend Muslims on this particular issue, and that the videos claims have no historical basis whatsoever: If you look at the history of Islam, there was no such thing as equal rights between men and women. We must be very careful here when history is sometimes made out of thin air.
For their part, the National Park Service says no federal taxpayer dollars were spent on the production of the videos (as if that makes the video okay!), and that the funding came through a donation from the Friends of Womens Rights National Historical Park.
National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst told Starnes, The videos are part of the parks ongoing effort to share the story of the womens rights movement and show that the fights for human and civil rights including the freedom to worship are struggles that continue to this day.
The National Park Service did not respond to questions about whether theyve produced videos promoting other religions like Christianity or Judaism.
It's the Obama National Park Service now. How else could one explain the evil that's now being promulgated by this once useful agency now rendered useless?
How have they managed to permeate every last bit of our government? This makes no sense whatsoever. Why arent we pushing Mormonism or Scientology or the Jewish faith? Why islam? Has our scummy muslim slime of a president told everyone in the government to push this horrible ideology? And if he has, how can you keep that many people quiet? What do these people think when they push this? Are they that stupid?
People, if you are employed by the government, you can speak up anonymously and tell the world why you are doing what you do. Give us some insight so we can prepare our defense of our country and maybe wake people up so they will see what is being done to them.
The Republican party is now referred to as the stupid party, but what shall we call those wretched asses that voted to install this muslim in the White Hut?
I don't want them necessarily to go back to "their country", they probably stole it anyway. I just want them to get the hell out of MY country, that WE stole (according to the leftists) for US - which doesn't include THEM. There!
The video says: Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace. Islam brings nothing but peace if you truly look into it.
Um. No it doesn’t. It means submission but hey it also says you can lie about stuff if it’s good for Islam. Savages.
This is just one more indication of the Federal Govt. and the transformation of all entities associated with it. Once the major departments are “re-formed” and “re-educated” - then they will systematically start targeting individual citizens - it won’t be groups - it won’t be large confrontations - it will be single, but methodically, instituted selection of certain individuals that have the potential to counter the govt through mass appeal. Even once this operation is exposed, no one will react for fear of other departments descending on their families.
Just this weekend - the truckers of the US were suppose to stop the traffic around Wash DC - was suppose to be 3,000 truckers....how many actually showed up - and it lasted for what - 2 hrs???
Prepare to move - hide - relocate - I’m not as big as the govt. - the politicians I voted for to halt this type of aggression have failed - the Tea Party started way too late - and people have become accustomed to their style of living and comfort and know nothing about sacrifice except for a small minority.
Out public education system was the first to be infiltrated - then they started with the colleges as those kids grew up - and now merged into the govt sectors at all levels - and now are moving into the social sphere for complete control. Adults being adults - were always too busy to care - too involved to attend school board meetings to stop the eroding and low standards of the public school systems.
It’s over people — thanks for stopping by — on to the next phase of global living...we allowed it to get to this level - and nothign we do now will stop it...I can’t wait to see what happens in 2014 Elections...I think it’s going to be very funny and a big waste of time!
What troubles me is how willingly the Park Service has joined Obamunism.
That their boss, the current occupier of the White House , is a muslim, could not have any bearing to it, could it?
“Why is the U.S. National Park Service extolling Islam in a video?”
Because we have a closet muslim for a president.
Sorry. These are not videos, but are just clips from the videos showing stupid Muslim women smiling and being happy in the most evil religion ever foisted upon a stupid race of people!
Why would all these world leaders be pushing and promoting both Islam and homosexuality?
Cupcake needs to come OUT of that closet on two important issues.
1. He is a Muslim and has stated so on numerous times. Even that large waste of space he’s wedded to has stated this fact.
2. He needs to acknowledge why he’s called Cupcake, Twinkletoes, Fruitcake and a host of other handles.
This is not surprising in a Muslim male. Many prefer stimulation with one of their same sex. They generally lead two lives: one with a woman for appearances and the other down and dirty in an alleyway.
The only reason I can think of is that they are satan’s disciples.
I think you are right.
It is mind blowing that in a nation our size the current government can display a total failure such as how Obamacare has rolled out and people are not descending on the WH demanding impeachment for ruining our healthcare.
People will die because of this yet we see hardly any kind of robust reaction on the scale you would expect.
2014? I expect the election results to be posted prior to voting.
Not only it is the Government proselytizing Islam....it also pushes the myth that Islamic Terrorism does not exist
even the Muslims are using the young and dumb to do their bidding just the same as 0. Looks like spreading the “one world religion” propaganda is being done by the 0 administration more and more all the time. Now I wonder, why is that the WH sides with Muslims and does this and sends money and weapons overseas knowing they will fall into the hands of terrorists? Christians understand what this and numerous other acts being done to promote Islam by the WH truly means. We already know what the signs mean and what is to come by many prophets in the Bible; the very book that Muslims hate.
That’s what amazes me. All the followers who just go along.
Where the hell are the whistleblowers & those that will speak up & stand up?
Weeping for America.
The answer should be obvious. The man in the White House is using the resources that he commands to promote a violent, world-domination ideology that is cleverly disguised as a religion.
It is the Democrat bureaucracy. The whole of our government is now permeated, polluted if you will, with the Utopian ideologues.
It will take longer than the political cycle to root them out.
I think 1792 is coming to America. The tumbrels will roll for days on end
Was in London recently. On multiple occasions saw Muslim women treated like dogs, orders barked at them as if the were slaves or prisoners.....which they are
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