“The main issue is what we can do with the money,” says dense TUSD board member Mark Stegeman
The Daily Caller reports on an astonishing occurrence taking place in Tucson. The governing board of the Tucson Unified School District requested that the school board accept a $465,000 curriculum grant from the Qatar Foundation International, a global organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of the terrorist group Hamas.
The grant money is intended to implement “innovative curricula and teaching materials to be used in any Arabic language classroom,” according to this report in the Arizona Daily Independent.
Two Tucson schools, Safford K-8 Magnet School and Cholla High Magnet School, will be the recipients of the terror-infested cash, according to Tucson News Now. About 100 students at Cholla High Magnet School are learning Arabic. At Safford K-8 Magnet School, 125 students are learning the language. Last year’s grant for Arabic language from the Qatar Foundation was $55,000.
In 2012, the Qatar Foundation launched the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Qatar. The Center’s director is Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Sunni Muslim and the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Ramadan had been banned from the United States for several years because he allegedly contributed money to a terror-connected charity, reports The New York Times. Nevertheless, in 2010 the Obama administration allowed him to apply for a visa so that he could speak on a panel at Cooper Union in Manhattan.
The Qatar Foundation is also closely associated with Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an outspoken advocate of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I support Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah,” al-Qaradawi said in 2007. “I oppose the peace that Israel and America wish to dictate. This peace is an illusion. I support martyrdom operations” (ie: “suicide bombers”). In 2008, al-Qaradawi gave a speech in Doha, the capital of petroleum-rich Qatar, heralding “the collapse of the capitalist system, which is based on usury and securities rather than commodities in markets,” according to Islamweb. “Our integrated Islamic philosophy, if properly understood and applied, can replace the Western capitalism,” he proclaimed.
Longtime Seeing Red AZ readers will remember previous articles on the Tucson Unified School District. Here is a single one from 2011 to bring others up to speed on this notorious district.