Democrat Congressman Andre Carson says Public Schools Should Be Like Muslim Madrassas
With all that has taken place since the Supreme Court enacted a prohibition on state-sponsored Christian prayer in public schools since the early 1960s, I kind of find this next story sort of ironic.
It was reported yesterday, July 7th, that Democrat Congressman Andre Carson from Indiana wants American schools to be more like Islamic ones - called madrassas.
Madrasah is the Arabic word for an Islamic educational institution. Obviously Representative Carson must really have had a great experience to say that that is what America needs.
Rep Andre Carson of Indiana — one of only two Muslims in Congress — claims the country will always miss out unless it changes its education system to resemble faith-based schools such as the Islamic madrassas.
“America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that he have in our madrassas, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran, and that model we are pushing in our schools meets the needs of our students,” Carson said.
I know that this may be hard to believe, but he is a three-term congressman from Indianapolis. He said this when he spoke at the Islamic Circle of North America in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 26th 2012.
Video only surfaced recently when it was posted by WorldNetDaily.
“America must understand that she needs Muslims,” said Congressman Carson. “There are over 7 million Muslims in this country. And while we are under attack, we cannot retreat.”
Interesting comment since they are the ones doing the attacking. I wonder where he gets his information?
Since the video came to light, Carson has claimed his comments were taken out of context, saying his speech addressed "Islamaphobia."
He told the Indianapolis Star, "This is a message that I’ve given consistently to Christian groups, Jewish groups. The question becomes for me, ‘Why are the graduation rates higher at faith-based institutions? What are they doing that we might be able to extract from that? That is not an argument saying that we should remove separation of church and state, because I think that is important in the public sector."
He told the Huffington Post, "I do not believe that any particular faith should be the foundation of our public schools, it is important that we take note of the instructional tools these schools utilize to empower their young people."
His speech has started up something in the way of talk regarding a possibly agenda among the Muslim community is America. But then again, this is not the first time that Congressman Carson has sparked outrage.
Last year he said the tea party would like to see black people "hanging from a tree."
It's becoming more and more apparent that the Democrat Party is ripe with fools!
Black 17 year old teenager Shawn Tyson gets Life for Murder of two White British tourists
Shawn Tyson was in the courtroom when the verdict was read in his murder trial at Sarasota County Court, March 28, 2012, in Sarasota, Florida.
The 17 year old black Florida teenager received a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two young British tourists last April, a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press - but hardly nothing here in the states.
Shawn Tyson, 17 years old, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read and as two friends of the victims spoke angrily about the crime. When Judge Rick De Furia asked the black teenager if he wanted to say anything before being sentenced, Tyson mumbled, "No!"
The verdict came after two hours of deliberations and the sentencing about an hour after the verdict. Because he is under 18, Tyson is ineligible for the death penalty and is facing a mandatory life sentence.
During the trial, witnesses testified that the 17 year old black teenager Shawn Tyson shot James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, last April 16th.
The two white British men were vacationing in Sarasota, Florida, and spent an evening drinking when they got lost and walked into a housing project where Tyson lived. So to say, it was the wrong move on there part.
Details of their deaths have gripped the British news media. Tabloids there have written stories saying the men were "slaughtered" in a Florida "ghetto." And yes, they are right as can be.
In a statement, the families of James Cooper and James Kouzaris accused the 17 year old Shawn Tyson of being "evil." They said that they had been given "a life sentence when our sons were so brutally and needlessly taken from us. Ours is a life sentence, with no chance of parole from a broken heart, and a shattered soul."
Joe Hallett, a friend of the victims who sat through the entire trial, said the pair befriended people from different walks of life and would have tried that with Shawn Tyson, as well.
"I have to try to make you understand the pain you brought to so many people," Joe Hallett said directly to Shawn Tyson. "It was through your deadly action that you've taken us all on a journey to Hell. Every night before you go to sleep, every morning you wake up, I want you to think of my friends who were murdered."
During a news conference in front of the courthouse following the verdict, Joe Hallett praised Sarasota police and municipal officials. But he criticized the U.S. government for what he said was its failure to send condolences to the victims' families.
I'm sorry for the loss of James Cooper and James Kouzaris. I remember getting lost once in Detroit and was actually escorted to a freeway on ramp to get out of town safely by a Police Officer there who informed me that I was the wrong skin color to be there. It is a scary feeling to be lost in such a hostile land.
A prosecutor read a statement from James Cooper's parents and played a video at the request of his parents. The video, which portrayed the young man from the time he was born, was also played at his funeral.
James Kouzaris was from Northampton and James Cooper was from Hampton Lucy, Warwick. Both were considered fun-loving world travelers by friends — but also smart and cautious.
Authorities said both were drunk when they got lost and wandered just before 3 a.m. into the housing project where Tyson lived. Witnesses testified that Shawn Tyson told them he saw two "crackers" — his phrase for white people — walking through the neighborhood and that he intended to rob them.
The young white tourists said they didn't have any money and begged 17 year old Shawn Tyson to let them go home. The men also told the teenager that they were lost.
"Since you ain't got no money, then I have something for your ass," Shawn Tyson recounted to a witness, then added that he shot the men several times.
Just like that, huh! Animal bastard is too light a term. I'm just hoping his prison stay will be as horrible as God can see fit!
The two tourists' bodies were found shirtless on the street and their baggy pants were pulled down to their thighs. Both men still had their wallets and did in fact have money.
James Cooper also had a cellphone and camera in his pants pocket. Authorities later found that James Kouzaris' blood alcohol level was 0.243 and Cooper's was 0.214 — well past Florida's legal limit for intoxication when driving, which is 0.08.
During closing arguments, Assistant State Attorney Ed Brodsky told the jury that the case was about "opportunities."
"For James Cooper and James Kouzaris, they had seized an opportunity to travel abroad," Ed Brodsky said. "Shawn Tyson seized upon an opportunity to rob and kill two men."
I say it's about savagery! Shawn Tyson is nothing less than a savage. An animal, but God knows that I have never seen animals act like that black teenager. Maybe it's just something blacks do nowadays. Kill and hate.
In the end, 17 year old teenage Shawn Tyson was his own undoing.
Several prosecution witnesses said Tyson told his friends about the shootings in the hours after the killings, then asked friends to hide the murder weapon and bury the bullets. At the trial a DNA expert said 17 year old Tyson's skin cells were found on Cooper's jeans.
Tyson maintained to police that he was at home during the murders. But witnesses spotted him crawling into his window shortly after hearing gunshots.
Tyson did not testify. His attorneys called only one witness, a crime scene technician, and questioned him briefly. Defense attorneys also tried to discredit the witnesses by saying many of them had criminal records and cooperated with detectives to avoid jail time.
Authorities say Tyson wasn't alone the night of the shooting; police have not charged the second suspect because they don't have enough evidence - supposedly that person is currently in prison on unrelated charges.
Paul Davis, another friend of the men who attended the trial, had another message for the black teenager Tyson.
"You might think that being a man is about carrying a gun, but it isn't," Paul Davis said. "The stupid thing about what you've done is that you've ended your own life."
Paul Davis is right. With murdering James Cooper and James Kouzaris, he effectively ended his own life.
That is unless of course the Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder, the ACLU, or the NAACP black civil rights lawyers turn this around in the future to make it appear as though James Cooper and James Kouzaris were the actual assailants.
From what I've seen this year, it could happen!
Morgan Freeman says "We Invented God"
OK, so I usually don't care what liberals out of Hollywood say because I really believe that most live in glass houses in that they are not without major issues in their lives.
Most put way too much importance on their spot in this crazy world, and though I really enjoy some TV and films, I really wish they would just act or sing or do what they do without being - well, liberal all the time!
I really like some of Morgan Freeman's films in the same way that I like some, but not all, of Clint Eastwood's movies. He is a really good actor. And honestly, I think it must really be extremely difficult to put a voice and emotions to words and actions written by someone else.
Like I said, I've always liked Morgan Freeman's work on screen, but this was on the Internet in early June -and I still don't know what to think about it. It just seems hard to believe.
The Science Channel has cast Morgan Freeman as the host of its new series, "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman."
When The Wrap asked Freeman about one of the coming episodes, titled "Did we invent God?," the distinguished actor didn't hold back.
"Yes [...] Well, here's a scientific question: Has anybody ever seen hard evidence? What we get is theories from our earlier prophets. Now, people who think that God invented us think that the Earth can't be more than 6,000 years old. So I guess it's a question of belief. My belief system doesn't support a creator as such, as we can call God, who created us in His/Her/Its image."
Answering whether he was an atheist or agnostic, he said that was "hard" because the actor thinks "we invented God."
"So if I believe in God, and I do, it's because I think I'm God," he said.
"Through the Wormhole" is a show that deals with weighty philosophical questions like the existence of God and whether we're alone in the universe.
"The question of if we’re alone only occurs to you every now and then, when you look up and say, 'Oh goodness, this can’t be all there is,'" Mr Freeman told the Huffington Post earlier this year. "If you are going to try to logically answer the question of if we’re alone in the universe, the answer is, 'We can’t be.'”
Actor Morgan Freeman famously played the Almighty in "Bruce Almighty" and its sequel, "Evan Almighty." He's set to star as the Earth-bound Lucius Fox in "The Dark Knight Rises," which is out in theaters on July 20.
So does playing God on screen give you unique insight into deity? That's what the some are asking. As hard as it is to believe, Morgan Freeman seems to think so.
But wait! That isn't the only craziness from the actor.
Morgan Freeman says Barack Hussein Obama not America's First Black President!
Yes, it's true!
A few days ago, on July 5, 2012, the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman joined Tell Me More host Michel Martin to discuss his new movie, The Magic of Belle Isle.
What came out of his mouth was a huge surprise. Believe it or not, when he was talking about President Obama, the actor said that he thinks Obama should not be called "America's First Black President."
Since President Obama is clearly black, Mr Freeman's reason amazed me!
"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Mr Freeman said.
"There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's First Black President hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's First Black President — he's America's first mixed-race president."
Try to understand his reasoning here. Even though President Obama is black, according to Morgan Freeman - the president cannot be considered black because he had a white mother.
By God, Morgan Freeman is a Racist!
The NPR report stated that many of Morgan Freeman's films explore important chapters of Black American history: Amistad was about the trans-Atlantic slave trade; Driving Miss Daisy was set in the civil rights era; and Glory centered on an all-black Union Army Regiment established during the Civil War.
Not surprising, Mr Freeman says that he has been disappointed by what he considers unfair treatment of Obama by his political opponents.
I gather Mr Freeman thinks that everyone in America should have just rolled over and let Obama do whatever he wanted to do because he's the country's first black president? Oh wait, I'm sorry Mr Freeman doesn't think President Obama is black because his mother was white.
Mr Freeman said, "He is being purposely, purposely thwarted by the Republican Party, who started out at the beginning of his tenure by saying, 'We are going to do whatever is necessary to make sure that he's only going to serve one term.' That means they will not cooperate with him on anything. So to say he's ineffective is a misappropriation of the facts."
Again, that's not surprising. It just seems a little early to rewrite what has taken place in the three and a half years of the Obama administration. Besides, Mr Freeman forgets that President Obama had complete control over both Houses of Congress for his first 2 years in office.
And yes, there are others who Morgan Freeman is not happy with!
Morgan Freeman said Obama has made Racism worse
In September of 2011, Morgan Freeman said that Obama has actually made Racism worse and that the Tea Party will do "Whatever [It] Can To Get This Black Man Outta Here."
That's right, as untrue as that is, actor Morgan Freeman believes it!
But it's not because of the Race Card that Obama or even Attorney General Eric Holder have played again and again, it's because of the Tea Party! Yes, they are responsible for race relations going down to the dogs since Obama took office.
In an interview on CNN, with liberal host Piers Morgan, Morgan Freeman actually said that Obama has actually made Racism worse and blames it on the Tea Party - saying they're "going to do whatever [they] can to get this black man outta here."
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism, or has it in a strange way made it worse.
MORGAN FREEMAN: Made it worse. Made it worse. Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party, stated, and what’s this guy’s name, Mitch O’Connell. Is that his, O’Connell?
HOST: Yeah, Mitch McConnell, yeah.
MORGAN FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”
HOST: But is that necessarily a racist thing?
MORGAN FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.
HOST: Is it not Republicans, wouldn’t that say that about any Democrat president?
MORGAN FREEMAN: No, they would have gotten rid of Bill Clinton if they could have.
HOST: They tried.
MORGAN FREEMAN: They did try, but still. I don’t, they’re not going to get rid of Obama either. I think they’re shooting themselves in the head.
HOST: Does it unnerve you that the Tea Party are gaining such traction?
MORGAN FREEMAN: Yes.
MORGAN FREEMAN: Well, it just shows the weak, dark, underside of America. We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s, that’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. “Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America.” You know? And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water.
Wow, is that what it shows? Interesting stuff huh?
And yes, this man has gotten awards for his wisdom. Imagine that!
To me, it shows that people - and yes, not just those in the Tea Party - are treating him just the same as they would any other president - not special with some sort of insight that only he has, but instead with open and honest constructive criticism and a fair appraisal of what they see him doing.
What's wrong with that? Nothing!
Because of this, many people - even those who were his most ardent supporters - have lost faith in Obama and now see him as just more of the same from the Democrat Party. He is simply another politician who has tried the sell the American people a bill of goods that they don't want.
Proof? Well, fact is, Obama's poll numbers continue to sink.
The reality is that more and more people - even some in the liberal media, believe it or not - have come to the conclusion that it is true that Barack Obama was totally un-qualified for the job as President. Fact is that his performance proves it.
What folks like Morgan Freeman, and really most of liberal America, basically doesn't understand is that there is nothing racist about disagreeing with Obama or any other president.
Fact is, it is all about his policies.
People have a right to feel the way they do without being labeled racist.
That is not right, and to make such an accusation is - well, extremely racist. Besides, it is now having a horrible effect because the term "racist" has been thrown around so much since he was elected that the word itself is losing its power and real meaning.
But, sorry to say, I really agree with others out there who see those types of accusations getting louder and even more often as we get nearer to the Presidential election. And yes, if Obama loses, then most likely there will be black-Americans out there who will surely shout "racism."
Of course, as everyone should remember, we were told that with the election of the first black president that our nation would come together.
I agree with Morgan Freeman on only one of his points: Yes, Obama has made racism worse. In fact, I really believe that racial problems in America are at the lowest point that they have been in at least 40 years.
If Obama loses the upcoming November election, then I see racism as being the excuse for riots in the streets, killings, and cities on fire.
Hero lifeguard who was fired after saving man outside his 'zone' offered back his job
On July 05, 2012, a Florida lifeguard who was fired after leaving his beach zone to save a drowning man has been offered his job back. But, he has declined the offer.
Tomas Lopez, 21, who was fired by his then employer Jeff Ellis & Associates after his heroic actions at Hallendale Beach, 18 miles north of Miami, should never have been fired, Jeff Ellis told the Sun-Sentinel.
"I am of the opinion that the supervisors acted hastily, " Ellis said. "It was not the appropriate course of action to take."
But after being offered his old job back, Tomas Lopez told the Sun Sentinal that he now sees that the company is trying to fix the issue. And went on to say, but that "on a personal level I just don't want to work for the company anymore."
More lifeguards exit in solidarity.
The nine other lifeguards, who either quit in solidarity or were fired for stating publicly that they would also do as Lopez did, have also been offered their jobs back, according to the Sun Sentinal.
Some of them have also decided to decline.
The incident took place on July 2nd, when a beach-goer asked Lopez to help a drowning man on an unprotected part of the beach. After running to help the victim, Lopez swam toward him, double-hooked him, and brought him ashore.
An off-duty nurse tended to the swimmer's water-filled lungs before paramedics arrived.
"I was not supposed to leave my jurisdiction," Lopez told "Fox & Friends on Thursday morning.
His reward from the company for doing such a great job above and beyond the call of duty was termination. It was not until Lopez filled out an incident report about what took place that he was actually fired.
"I'm not going to obey such a ridiculous rule," Lopez continued.
According to Jeff Ellis & Associates, due to legal liabilities, the company has a policy of firing any lifeguard who rescues someone outside their jurisdiction.
Does that make sense? No! But here's more ... "We have liability issues and can't go out of the protected area," supervisor Susan Ellis initially told the Sun-Sentinel. "What he did was his own decision. He knew the company rules and did what he thought he needed to do."
The rescue victim remains in intensive care. But alive, thanks to Tomas Lopez going against stupid company rules and doing what's right!
May God Bless Tomas Lopez. He's to be admired and respected!
Have a great weekend!
Story by Tom Correa