I am posting this article because so many folks in our country are simply clueless...please undo "Clueless"
The Connection Between Qatar Foundation and DAM hip-hop and Terrorism
By Nadene Goldfoot
Lincoln High is very happy that the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, established in 1995 by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, and now chaired by his 3rd wife, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned., has sent them an Arabic language teacher, and it most likely isn’t costing them a penny, plus it gives them the distinguished fact of offering Arabic in their high School.
It’s fine to study Arabic. In Israel, students take Hebrew just like we study English, but besides that they also take English, and have a choice between Arabic and French. I saw Arab and Jewish students helping each other out with their homework in Safed’s junior high. If you live in Israel, you find that Arabic is most helpful to know since there are 1.4 million Arab citizens of Israel. All street signs are in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Three Palestinian Israeli citizens, however, have formed a hip-hop group called DAM, and are using this talent that they learned from Jewish rappers and with the encouragement of Jewish friends, are now telling listeners to damn Israel and their lyrics promote terrorism and the destruction of Israel.
They have been on Al-Jazeera’s TV program, who have promoted and backed them. This Palestinian hip-hop group from Lod, Israel, now is stating that Lod is in Palestine, not Israel. The brothers Tamar and Suhell Nafar plus their friend, Mahmoud Jreri, relate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and poverty. They rap in English, of course as well as Arabic, so Qatar Foundation, who sent the teacher over here, is indirectly responsible for her bringing in this DAM hip-hop group as well. Actually, Al-Jazeera is owned by the state of Qatar and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It gained worldwide attention following the 9/11/attacks as it was the only channel to cover the war in Afghanistan live from its offices there. They’re known for their slanted coverage favoring the Hamas terrorists in Gaza. I’ve also personally seen horrid children’s shows on this station teaching little Arab children to hate Israel.
In February 2009, Israel imposed sanctions on Al Jazeers after Qatar closed the Israeli trade office in Doha in protest to the Gaza War. Israel was almost to the point of declaring Al Jazeera a hostile entity and shutting down its Israel offices, but instead imposed limited measures to restrict their activities in the country. In 2011 the TV stations Afghanistan bureau chief, Samer Allawi, was arrested on charges of being a member of Hamas. Al-Jazeers hosted a conference on religion, sponsored by the Emir, where Israel was criticized. Israel has also banned all activity by the Qatar Foundation. The Foundation has promoted such attitudes shown by writer Jihad el-Khazen, that "Israelis are immigrants to Palestine, descended from murderers and thieves, while the Qataris are sheikhs from a family that has ruled its country for hundreds of years."
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development has a Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. They have instituted the Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi Scholarships. It also named its newly established research center "The Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal after him. This sheik is a religious leader in the foundation who is a bigwig in the Muslim Brotherhood. He was from Egypt, but was thrown out because of that and so he moved to Qater, where the Emir loves him.
He is famous for his speeches on Al Jazeera TV, and writings that give consistent support of terrorist groups that seek to undermine a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. No doubt this is one reason why Abbas has refused for so long to sit down and talk peace terms with Netanyahu. He has expressed his desire to see Jerusalem conquered, and on January 24, 2011, gave a fatwa where he negated Jewish attachment to Jerusalem and stated that it is the duty of Muslims to "defend" Jerusalem with their lives, money and all they possess or else they will be subject to Allah’s punishment." This is but one fatwa inciting violence against Jews and Israel. On Al Jazeera TV January 28, 2009, he said that he would shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, .....where he would give his life in martyrdom. In another on January 9, 2009, he lashed out at Jews, including calling on G-d to "kill them," down to the very last one." This evil man endorses Palestinian suicide bombings against Israeli civilians. He chastises Muslims who do not observe jihad as an obligatory duty. His people are told that the "Zionist massacres of today" are a continuation of alleged Jewish calls to genocide in the Old Testament. It sounds to me like tit for tat, what happened 4 thousand years ago to the Hittites is the reason why they can go after Jews today.
Out of Qatar’s foundation is an umbrella organization for Hamas and Muslim brotherhood-affiliated Islamic charity funds called The Union of Good. The chairman is Sheikh Yousef Moustafa Al Qaradhawi. It is a Charity Coalition and was started in May 2001 due to the 2nd Intifadah. Hamas has also taken over the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development since the early 90's. The Union of Good coordinates of of Hamas’s supporting funding activities.
Sheikh Al-Qaradawi has been barred from entering the US since 1999. From February 2008 he was barred from entering the UK.. He is most grateful to the Emir for including him in his plans in Qatar as he knows the Americans were ready to put him on a list of terrorists, but the Emir stood fast courageously, pitting his determination against theirs, and as a result he has stayed off the list. It was announced that the Center will create a library of Qaradawi’s works as well as article about him. They will also train preachers and imams and translate books on Islam to reach out to Western readers, (maybe like the high school kids at Lincoln?) His Al-Qaradawi Center will serve as a think tank and offer advice on issues important to the Islamic nation. They will help reach on-Muslims the truth about Islam, in addition to disseminating a proper understanding of Islam and its values. In the past, he called for the Islamic conquest of Rome, and this spring he made more negative headlines in Europe.
With such a background and reputation, Hillary Clinton participated in an official al-Jazeersa town hall interview at Carnegie Mellon U’s branch campus in Qatar’s Education City and was introduced by Sheikh Abdallah Aal-Thani, and she responded favorably about all she had heard about the progress of Education City. Just a short walk from this CMU branch is the Al-Qaradawi Center for Research in Moderate Thought. The Foundation has established branches not only at Carnegie Mellon, but NW University, Texas A &I M U, Georgetown U, Virginian Common wealthy U, Cornell Medical College, and Rand Corporation’s Education City branch.
Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi is Qatar Foundation’s Theologian of Terror. The Foundation and all the good it might be doing is a front for Hamas who is to destroy Israel and remake it into Palestine. This man is spouting words like Hitler did. His words reach the American public via satellite TV and the Internet such as IslamOnline which is in Arabic and English. It supports violence against non-Muslims as well as anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-American content. Now we see an inroad through hip-hop artists and their in-person appearances. After the assembly for DOM, in which students were given extra-credit for attending, one girl was heard to shout, "Oh, my
G-d, I hate Israel! It so sucks."
Here in Portland, Oregon we have Lincoln High School with the staff and school board insensitive and noncaring about what they have introduced into their schools and what havoc it is causing in their Jewish students. They all feel that this is a matter of "freedom of speech." Look what Hitler’s speeches caused. Death to Jews. Well, Sheik Qaradawi intends to do a better job than he did. In his speeches he has said so. "Oh allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people...do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their nukmbers, and kill them, down to the very last one." He "supports the Palestinian cause, the resistance and the jihad, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah. He opposes peace that Israel and America wish to dictate. This peace to him is an illusion, so he supports martyrdom operation. " Evidently there are no homosexual students attending Lincoln as he said that the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty. What great material these students will soon be reading in Arabic?
Thank you so much, Lincoln High, for offering Bob Horenstein a chance to speak sometime in the future about the Jewish/Israeli position in this. Now that the barn door is closed, the brain washing has already commenced. The time to invite Bob to speak was before DAM performed, not afterward. How much of a background have these students had in the history of Israel and the Palestine situation? The minds of these students are no doubt already hardened towards Israel after such a presentation along with your attitudes.