Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meet Rep. Sue Myrick, Founder of the Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucus

by Pam Meister from Family Security Matters (US: New Jersey)

Q: according to some experts, Saudi Wahhabists are not only funding radical texts in American mosques, but their funding also influences what American schoolchildren from elementary school through college learn about Islam and the Middle East. What can we do to stop this trend?

Rep. Myrick: Well, we’ve got to start by educating the American people that this is happening. It’s our country, and it’s people in the country that need to make the difference, but we’ve got to educate them. It’s scary to me, because yes it is happening. The funding does go into the colleges in particular; they’ve been doing that for at least 20 years, where they fund professors in the schools. And then these schools...the professor starts out with a small amount of money; I’m told by a former professor who actually was part of this, and the point was, they give you, like $25,000 the first year, and no strings attached, and it keeps going up in amounts each year. And by the time they reach about $100,000 then they start to say “why don’t you say this, why don’t you teach this, why don’t you use this book,” etcetera, etcetera. And that’s how they are molding the minds of young people in this country. And then those people are going out and they’re in our military and our justice system and our legal system; they’re in all sections of the government – the State Department – and they’re the ones that are making decisions about how we address and how we deal with this problem, and that’s part of the reason nothing’s getting done.

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