We need to be clear; we have won the battle to stop CAIR from addressing students.
Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 which encouraged supporters to send emails to companies that advertised with The Tampa Tribune because of the paper’s continued bias for CAIR and its impact on the school board in Tampa.
We have won the battle for now. We want to make sure that it is clear to our supporters that we have effectively won the challenge to stop CAIR from addressing students for now. Florida Family Association reported numerous reasons for declaring victory in previous email alerts. We have engaged in more activism since those previous email alerts which we would like to share with you now.
Steinbrenner teachers respond to our reward offer. We received calls from two teachers who are interested in the $1,000 reward that Florida Family Association offered for information regarding future CAIR speaking engagements and $2,000 reward if the information is received more than a week before the engagement date.
We are placing more pressure on Steinbrenner High School. IF (and that is a big IF) CAIR is invited back we will organize a protest in front of the school as well as hand out information to parents during several days before and after the speaking engagement. Additionally, we have inquired with officials at Steinbrenner High School about renting their auditorium to hold a public event which would present the truth about Islamist radical plans for America which include adoption of Sharia law.
Steinbrenner may be the only school in Florida which invited CAIR. According to documents received from the Hillsborough County School Board Communications Officer Steinbrenner High School is the only school that invited CAIR officials to address students. Public record requests to surrounding counties reported NO CAIR engagements in other counties. It appears that Steinbrenner High School is the only school in Florida that invited CAIR officials to address students. Additionally, it appears that Tampa has the only school district in the country which has taken no action regarding CAIR officials speaking to students in public schools.
Board Chair Candy Olson confirmed Florida Family Association’s assessment that CAIR officials would not be addressing students anytime in the near future. She said “I have to tell ya. I know you don’t like to hear that I trust our teachers. But I think it is highly unlikely that a teacher .. if a teacher chooses to invite a speaker in would invite CAIR right now. They don’t want to be the target of this kind of thing.”
Thanks to your support we have wonthe battle to stop CAIR from addressing students.