One of the first things our nation’s founders did was to establish schools and colleges. They believed that in order to pass the founding ideals to future generations, they needed institutions of higher learning to do it.
For example, those who conceived and built Harvard wanted their ideological legacy to continue:
“One of the next things we longed for, and looked after was to advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches, when our present Ministers shall lie in the Dust.”
Why an educated ministry? Ministers were often the only source of information in the colonies. “No other thinker had such as wide audience as did the preacher in his pulpit, and his printed sermons and treatises were the staple reading matter of his parishioners.”1
Liberals understood that education was the way to change a nation from the inside. If you have control over the education of children and the content of the curriculum, you can change the direction of the nation without ever firing a shot. It takes time; but it can be done.
Muslims also understand this methodology. That’s why they are setting up schools in the United States. They are using our freedoms against us.
The 66-acre former home of the Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in Cooksville, Maryland, is in the process of being purchased by a Muslim group to build an educational center from kindergarten through college. The goal is to have a long-term national impact:
“We have to look at our community’s growth in terms of the next 50 years to 100 years, not just 10 or 20 years down the road. This is an investment in the future of the community, for the Muslims who are here long after we are gone.”
Their own Muslim publication, The Muslim Link, describes the educational center as “the “Largest Islamic Project in America.”
Muslims understand that to put their children in a government school would mean that a large percentage of them would be lost to their Islamic ideals. In order to reshape America and make it Islamic, the process of Islamization must begin with the children. Year after year more Islamic-trained young people will make their way into American society and begin to take over the centers of power. We’re already seeing it in politics. Presently, there are two Muslims in Congress.
It may take a hundred years. It’s taken Islam more than a thousand years to get where it is today. Another hundred years is nothing.
- Richard B. Schlatter, The Social Ideas of Religious Leaders, 1660–1688 (New York: Octagon Books,  1971), v. [↩]