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Sharia Creep: University Of Western Ontario Offered $2 Million To Establish Islamic Studies Program

Revelation 17:1-2,5-6a, “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, ‘Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.’ … And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…”

By Barbara Kay – “For various reasons, some good, many Western universities are keen to establish Islamic Studies programs. And for various other reasons, the same is true of Islamist organizations -which tend toward a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. To this end, with a professed goal of fostering ‘understanding’ of Islam, the latter offer hefty financial endowments to universities.

Some critics worry that such a scenario may be in progress at Huron University College, an affiliate of University of Western Ontario (UWO). Huron offers post-baccalaureate and professional degree programs in theology. The College recently accepted a $2-million endowment for a new Chair in Islamic Studies within the College’s historically Anglican Faculty of Theology. About half the money is to come via fundraising facilitated by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), and the other, matching half from the Virginia-based International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). A cofounder of the latter group was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007-2008 trial of Sami al-Arian, an Islamist academic linked to jihadism.” Read more.

Saudi Arabia’s Export of Radical Islam – “Over the last week [early January 2007], several items in the world news have highlighted the problem of Saudi Arabia, a supposed ally in the War on Terror, funding mosques which promote the same extremism and calls for jihad which create terror. There is a certain hypocrisy about the Saudis exporting any form of Islam abroad, as the undemocratic kingdom prohibits any symbols of other faiths from being imported. Crucifixes, Bibles are forbidden. Guest workers proliferate in the kingdom, but if any attempt to hold Christian prayer and worship, they are jailed.” Read more.

Saudis Funding Islamist Centers Of Hate – “… CAIR was co-founded by Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad, who were members of the Islamic Association for Palestine. Omar Ahmad has famously said: ‘Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.'” Read more.

Mosques Preaching Hatred Against ‘Kaffir’ Jews and Christians – “Channel Four sent an undercover reporter to the Green Lane mosque in Birmingham, where he filmed secretly for four months. This mosque is the headquarters of the Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith. The preachers at this mosque were shown inciting hate against ‘unbelievers’, called disparagingly ‘Kuffaar’ or ‘kaffir’.” Read more.

  1. Kurt J.
    05/13/2011 at 3:09 PM

    This is my wife’s undergraduate alma mater, in London, not Huron. Very sad.

    I wonder how objective and critical the Islamic Studies chair will be of that religion?


  2. ICA
    05/13/2011 at 3:16 PM

    I would say neither objective, nor critical. Donors pay so that the ‘studies’ are pro-Islam, pro-Sharia while critical of Christianity and Judaism.


  3. Kurt J.
    05/13/2011 at 3:41 PM

    Yeah, it was kind of a rhetorical question!


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