Late last year, The Learning Channel (TLC) was at the center of controversy when it aired a show entitled All American Muslim. Lowe’s withdrew its advertising and we learned that the show featured a radical Muslim cleric named Husham Al-Husainy. Though the show was eventually pulled, it may have inspired something much more pervasive – in America’s high school classrooms.
Via the Florida Family Association:
Channel One Network provides daily newscasts and education videos to junior and senior high schools across America. Channel One Network aired a two part series titled, “Muslims in America”, on May 16, 2012 and May 17, 2012 to approximately 6 MILLION students at more than 8,000 schools.
The show has featured interviews with members of the Muslim Brotherhood / al-Qaeda farm club – the Muslim Students Association, a group that once had Anwar Al-Awlaki as its president at Colorado State University and Chicago’s CAIR Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab.
The transcript of part one of “Muslims in America” reads like The Learning Channel’s recently cancelled television show “All-American Muslim.” Channel One attempts to portray Muslims living normal American lives. But that contention is difficult to accept since the shows profiled two Muslim Students Association (MSA) presidents.
Two of the Muslims interviewed, Muhtasham Sifaat and Kyle Smith, are Muslim Students Association chapter presidents. Muhtasham Sifaat is president of the Muslim Students Association, Bronx Science. Kyle Smith of Plainfield, NJ is president of the Muslim Students Association at his university.
Jihad Watch has posted the MSA’s pledge:
“Allah is my lord. Islam is my life. The Koran is my guide. The Sunna is my practice. Jihad is my spirit. Righteousness is my character. Paradise is my goal. I enjoin what is right. I forbid what is wrong. I will fight against oppression. And I will die to establish Islam.”
You can read the transcripts from these programs at FFA.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids