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(EDITOR’S NOTE: George Bush, Sr., George Bush, Jr., and John F. Kennedy Jr. actually attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts versus Phillips Exeter Academy. However, there is still reason to be concerned about this academy as a possible terrorist breeding ground.)
Meet Maggie Hassan, the Democratic candidate for governor in the state of New Hamphshire. Maggie is married to Thomas Hassan, the principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. For those of you who are not familiar with Phillips Exeter Academy, it is ranked the number six school in the country and has an extremely impressive list of alumni that includes Oliver Wendell Holmes, John F. Kennedy Jr., George Herbert Bush, George W. Bush, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. And the list goes on: Bill Belichick, coach of New England Patriots; James Spader the actor; Dr. Spock, renowned pediatrician from the 1950’s, and many more. The list is like a “who’s who” of American history, and there is no doubt that the students currently enrolled will have similar power and influence in the decades to come. So what could be the problem with that? The short answer: radical Islam.
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To quote an excellent article by Chris Anu of the New Hampshire Herald:
…On Thomas Hassan’s watch, numerous Islamic scholars and activists with ties to radical Islamic groups have been invited to address student assemblies and other student forums. Among them, Hadia Mubarak, former president of the Muslim Student Association, spoke at a PEA assembly on Oct, 1, 2007. Founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, the MSA was labeled “a virtual terror factory” by terrorism expert Patrick Poole. Its former members include such notable jihadists as Anwar al-Awlaki, Ramy Zamzam, Omar Hammami, Abdurahman Alamoudi, Aafia Siddiqui and Ramzi Yousef.
As most readers know, the Muslim Brotherhood has been described as the common link between terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda, yet it is somehow acceptable for PEA to allow a student offshoot of the organization on its campus?
More disturbing than the student group however, is the litany of guest speakers that have been invited to the school since Mr. Hassan joined the staff back in 1989. They include Ahmed Bedier of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), who spoke to PEA assemblies in 2006 and 2009. Many may recall that CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial, the largest terrorism trial in American history. As the New Hampshire Herald article points out: :Its charter calls for the destruction of Israel. CAIR has funneled large sums of money to Hamas. Among those tied to CAIR are Ismail Royer, Bassem Khafagi, Ghassan Elashi, Musa Abu Marzook, Imam Siraj Wahaj and Rabih Haddad – all considered to be jihadist promoters.”
But wait, there’s more: “Nancy Khalil of the Muslim American Society also spoke at PEA on March 16, 2010. According to federal documents on terrorism, the MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.”
We know from the HLF trial that the Muslim Brotherhood has a blueprint for overthrowing the government of the United States. The MAS is an integral part of that plan. Khalil is also a board member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Yusuf al- Qaradawi, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, who is banned from entering America, was somehow listed as a trustee for the ISB for seven years. The ISB has also written checks to the HLF, which funneled money to Hamas.
But it doesn’t end there folks. Ingrid Mattson, former president of Islamic Society of North America, spoke at Phillips Exeter in November 2005. ISNA and its affiliate organization, the North American Islamic Trust, admitted in court in 2008 that they have ties to Hamas. They funneled money directly to Mousa Abu Marzook, leader of Hamas. Federal documents quoting Hamas writings include such rhetoric as, “The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters…”
“Another speaker at Phillips Exeter was a Palestinian professor from Columbia University named Joseph Massad. He once called Israel a racist colonial settler state and said: ‘Let us imagine a world where the majority of Israeli and Diaspora Jews and their gentile supporters are no longer committed to Jewish supremacy.’”
Finally and perhaps the most disturbing of all is Jamal Badawi: “PEA chose Jamal Badawi to address its students on April 24, 2008. Badawi has several hair-raising affiliations, including the Fiqh Council of North America. The FCNA is akin to the Supreme Sharia court of Islam in North America. Its membership has included Abdurrahman Alamoudi, Taha Jaber Al-Alawani, Sheikh Muhammad al-Hanooti, Muzammil Siddiqui and Jamal Badawi. Google their names, and you will be stunned by how many of them are either under arrest, in jail, deported or culpable of sedition. Badawi is also a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and founder of MAS.
The Egyptian-born Badawi gained notoriety from his book, “Gender Equity in Islam,” in which he promotes wife-beating. “There are cases, however, where a wife persists in deliberate mistreatment of her husband and disregard for her marital obligations.” Badawi wrote that under this type of situation the woman deserves “permissible beating” and “permissible striking.” Is it any shock that he was also an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial?
What you might find shocking is that he spoke to students at PEA after he was named in the HLF trial.
Yes, I think it’s safe to say that Maggie Hassan and her husband are capable of doing a great deal of damage on many levels. Principal Hassan obviously has great influence over future movers and shakers. Maggie could have influence over the first in the nation primary state if elected governor…. think about the state’s election board. Also, given his credentials, Thomas Hassan may very well advise his wife on education in the NH school system. It’s not out of the realm of possibility.
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