I’ve written several times previously about the proposed new campus for the Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax County, Virginia. At the most recent “final” hearing on the ISA, the county Board of Supervisors received enough negative feedback on the proposal to give them pause. They postponed their decision until August 3rd — this coming Monday.
James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST) has sent out an email reminding local residents that the board needs to hear their voices. Along with his email, I’m including contact information for the members of the Board of Supervisors. Any Fairfax County residents who have an opinion about the ISA are urged to express themselves (be polite!) to the supervisor for their district:
ISA Hearing is Monday Afternoon
“I cannot put the safety of the American citizenry at risk.”
— U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the July 27 sentencing of ISA valedictorian Ahmed Omar Abu Ali to life in prison
Fairfax County Supervisors could use a blood transfusion (and perhaps a spine transplant) from Judge Lee in Alexandria as we approach Monday’s vote on the massive expansion plan of the Saudi government’s Islamic Saudi Academy here in Fairfax.
How is it possible for a federal judge in Alexandria to understand a threat and just a few miles away 10 people in Fairfax don’t ?
If one single terrorist is a threat, isn’t a training facility like the ISA which prepared him to join Al Qaeda and consistently does its “best” to turn out numerous terrorists every year a multiple threat to “the safety of the American citizenry?”
Monday afternoon’s vote is critical in the fight against the spread of Shariah. Washington’s, Jefferson’s and Patrick Henry’s voices cry out from Virginia’s distinguished history — “Don’t squander the liberty given to you by God and preserved by brave American men and women who stood their ground from Yorktown to Normandy to Afghanistan. The first generation of Americans ran a brutal king out of our country, don’t let this generation be the one to yield quietly and timidly to enslavement by yet another tyrannical sovereign.”
I was reviewing tapes of the various hearings related to the Islamic Saudi Academy last night and I was struck by how belligerent the Supervisors were when there were only six of us at the hearing. They called us just about every name they could summon from their limited vocabularies.
That treatment changed dramatically when their switchboards were crowded with thousands of calls from Virginians and from people around the globe who have experienced first-hand the tyranny of shariah rule.
Please revisit your Blackberries and call people you haven’t called before. Invite them to Monday afternoon’s hearing because the Supervisors may commit a crime and there need to be thousands of witnesses, thousands of American eyes and ears.
At your church, synagogue or elsewhere, ask people to come to the hearing. Those cunning Supervisors have scheduled the vote for mid-afternoon when they suspect all us will be at work. Take a vacation day or move your lunch hour back so that you can look in the eye those who will sell out America for a campaign contribution or a handful of votes.
Monday’s hearing amounts to an auction and the public’s trust is for sale. We need to remind the Supervisors that it may also be the day that their unprincipled and visionless political careers come to an end.
The Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST)
P.S. — let’s all make another round of calls to the Supervisors (see attached) today and Monday to remind them that we are watching.
For more information on the Islamic Saudi Academy, check out Saudi Watch.
Contact information for the Board of Supervisors is below the jump:
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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Penelope A. Gross
Mount Vernon District
Linda Q. Smyth
Michael R. Frey
County Chairman Sharon Bulova
John W. Foust
Hunter Mill District