On Sunday night I mentioned that there was to be a final hearing last night of the on the expansion of the Islamic Saudi Academy into its new Fairfax campus. As it turned out, the final hearing wasn’t quite final.
At last night’s meeting the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision until August 3rd. They may have been influenced by the mobilization of hundreds of shariah opponents that was organized by the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force.
Jim Lafferty sent out this email today to Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force supporters:
First of all, thanks to everyone who called their Supervisors and attended last night’s hearing. There were over 600 of you.
The Supervisors delayed their vote on the ISA expansion proposal, and some credit for that goes to each of you who took the time to make your feelings known. I saw lots of people from the churches, ACT for America, Republican Women’s Clubs, and other groups which helped us make this happen.
The media coverage was excellent. Every Washington TV station covered the hearing, along with the Christian Broadcasting Network and Fox News. This afternoon I will appear on the Glenn Beck show to discuss the hearing and the checkered past of the ISA.
We’ll keep you posted, of course, on our plans for the coming weeks.
Here’s Jim Lafferty on Glenn Beck:
Another participant added this:
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I think we need to be prepared for to experience retaliation on August 3. The pro-Sharia crowd seemed pretty ticked last night at the audacity of the infidels (too bad!).
I know a lot of people will probably be on vacation but we need to mobilize an even bigger crowd for the board’s final hearing that night when they are supposed to vote on the expansion. I have no doubt the opposition will bus people in and based on their nastiness and covert hostility last night, along with their downright lying, try and intimidate the board into getting their way. I believe CAIR will get involved so we need to be ready.
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