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Teachers Union Opposes FBI Anti-Terror Education

Randi Weingarten AFT President

Randi Weingarten AFT President


By Bill Korach


Last year the FBI introduced an anti-terror website called “Don’t Be a Puppet.” The purpose of the website was to educate teenager who might be negatively influenced by Radical Islamic videos and websites. Many young men and some women have been seduced by the message of radical Islam and some of the ISIS and Al Qaida websites.


The website helps teachers understand the danger signals that a student might be leaning towards radical Islam. However the educational establishment and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee opposes the program because they feel it promotes Islamophobia.


Randy Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, said: “We know there’s a need to be hyper-vigilant, but there’s a difference between being hyper-vigilant and racial profiling. This program should not go forward.”


Supporters of the program strongly disagree. Craign Strazzeri of Prager U reasonably asks: “How could any rational person who cares about protecting innocent life, oppose teaching young people how to recognize recruiting strategies of Islamic extremists?”


Once again the Teachers Unions are doing their best to keep American students in the dark.

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