The United America Committee Northern Virginia Chapter Decries Fairfax County Supervisors’ Secrecy, Intimidation Tactics, and Submission to Saud Interests.
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On Monday, May 19, 2008, the head of the Northern Virginia United American Committee Chapter, Mr. John Cosgrove, testified before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, calling on them to delay the renewal of the Islamic Saudi Academy’s (ISA) lease of Fairfax County property.
The UAC joined the Center for Security Policy, the Traditional Values Coalition, and other concerned citizens who supported delaying the renewal of the ISA lease until the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the State Department complete their investigations of ISA.
The Supervisor of the County District where the ISA is located, Mr. Gerry Hyland, outlined the intentionally cloaked investigation of the ISA material he commissioned, and emphasized that the findings of his study would not be publicly known. UAC NoVa finds this deeply troubling as Supervisor Hyland, in the 65th minute of the hearing, admits the ISA material contains texts of concern. Rather than allowing for public access to the materials, Supervisor Hyland intently enumerated the methods by which his findings would remain secret. Herein, the UAC NoVa will continue its efforts to shed light on an issue the Board of Supervisors would rather keep in the dark.
UAC NoVa also rejects Fairfax County Chairman Gerry Connolly’s assertions of slander and his derision of testimony from citizens concerned about a school funded by a government the US Treasury Department still considers a financier of terrorism.
UAC NoVa will continue to overcome Supervisor Hyland’s attempts to hide information and Chairman Connolly’s intimidation tactics. In stark contrast to the Board of Supervisor’s decision to pass the buck to Federal authorities, UAC NoVa believes homeland security begins at home.
UAC NoVa testimony begins at 22:50 and is available online at:
Select “Public Hearings” from the May 19 links. Correction of Testimony: The reference should be to Robert Hanson, not Richard Hanson.