ANN ARBOR, MI – A stunning new development has come to light surrounding allegations of public corruption over the sale of Farmington Public Schools (FPS) property to the Islamic Cultural
Association (ICA). On Wednesday, August 8th, Reverend Bruce D. Burwell, Senior Pastor of Light of the World Christian Center in West Bloomfield, read aloud a prepared statement on how the person in charge of FPS properties told him the property was not for sale when he expressed an interest in purchasing it for his church. FPS subsequently sold the vacant Eagle Elementary school property to the Islamic Cultural Association.
Video of Pastor Burwell’s statement to huge crowd at Wednesday event
Pastor Burwell told the audience “how odd it was that in these bad economic times that the Farmington Hills School District would not be jumping at the chance to sell one of their buildings to an interested buyer” and “how odd it was that if they were seriously trying to sell the building, why did they not have a for sale sign up.” He concluded his remarks by saying that “there is no doubt in my mind that something is going on.”
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Pastor Burwell’s prepared statement has been forwarded to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to consider as part of the request by the Thomas More Law Center that he empanel a citizens grand jury to investigate the allegations of corruption.
Pastor Burwell’s revelations are the latest in a series of allegations that FPS engaged in a NO-BID, secret backroom transaction with the Islamic Cultural Association while at the same time it was telling interested buyers that the vacant property was not for sale. Pastor Burwell’s statement was delivered to a packed community briefing last night to discuss the basis for the allegations of corruption and the legal issues surrounding a civil lawsuit already filed against the school district.
In June 2012, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), an Ann-Arbor based national public interest law firm, submitted a 22-page Statement of Allegations against the suburban school district to the Attorney General requesting that a citizens grand jury be convened to pierce “the fog of corruption”’ that has descended upon FPS surrounding this highly irregular and controversial sale.
Click here to read the 22-page Summary of Allegations
Records submitted to the Attorney General’s office included more than 400 pages of documentation supporting the TMLC allegations that FPS disregarded the recommendations of its own legal council, a specially convened internal committee and district residents in steamrolling through the secretly negotiated no-bid, below-market sale of valuable public property.
TMLC became involved in the case when it learned that according to the real estate broker who represented ICA in the purchase of Eagle Elementary, ICA owns and operates the HUDA, an Islamic school in the Village of Franklin, Michigan. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, reports that ICA shares direct ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the North American Islamic Trust, Inc. (NAIT), both of which were named as unindicted co-conspirators/joint venturers in U.S. v. Holy Land Found. For Relief & Dev. (HLF), the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors proved that HLF worked closely with the U.S. designated terrorist organization Hamas to fund terrorist activities.
Among allegations of corruption, the TMLC filing details the district’s representations to several parties that Eagle Elementary School was not for sale and was slated for demolition. All the while, records show, the district had discriminatorily granted exclusive consideration to and protected the bid of the ICA, with whom it was negotiating for months behind closed doors.
All citizens who value public transparency and accountability should welcome an independent grand jury investigation into this public school system scandal that has cost the students and taxpayers so dearly. At a press conference yesterday, Attorney General Schuette reminded all: “Public service is not a game.” We couldn’t agree more. And nowhere is it more important to assure integrity than in our public school systems.
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This is an unbridled infiltration of our culture on yet another level. There is no doubt in my mind that there was internal Islamic influence in this decision. But unless that town has been entirely overrun by Islam, how could it be that at least one American didn’t stand up against the corruption and further destruction of our culture and values. There had to be someone on some board somewhere that had to see this coming and decided to keep quiet, which now makes them an accomplice. They need to get to the bottom of this one and fast.
Islam is the cancer, eating away our culture and values.
Thank the muslim in the White House for letting things like this go on. DOJ will arrest a 90 year old Grandmother but let CAIR and others get away with this. Take the property away and put it up for bid. Besides islam is trying to destroy America and replace our Constitution with their sick sharia law, islam is only a political ideology and a dangerous one and islam needs to be stopped in this country, most don't know it but about 90% of the mosques in America is funded by Saudi Arabia. Prove me wrong if you don't believe it, but you can't.
Obama and Islam are the cancers!
And Eric Allen Bell, the producer of the documentary "Not Welcome", set out on the project leaning left. By the time he was ready to go public with the documentary, his entire outlook on the Murfreesboro Mosque issue turned 180 degrees, based on what he learned in the process of making the documentary. Also by the completion of the documentary he lost funding from his liberal investors because they wanted him to continue to slant the story in an untruthful direction. He stood his ground on telling the truth and got his funding elsewhere.
Yep.. coming from Hollywood so to speak, Eric Bell entered in to the project with a left-wing point of view. But when he got to the bottom of issues his opinion and beliefs changed, which is actually the best part of the story. So in the end, it was an open mind that allowed him to see the real truth about islam. In my opinion, unless someone is wearing blinders, it has to be realized that islam is best defined as a cult !
Another scream held in! This type thing has gotten to a breaking point. How can the local council etc.. let this stuff happen??? MONEY, track it down if you can, the money is there from the oil sheiks to buy all these city council and BOE officials and to grease the skids wherever need be. We are allowing our country to be bought lock stock and barrel.
I ask why are the muslims here? They want what we have, allowed into this nation by the enemy within. Islam is a diseased political system..
They want what we have...they are of Ishmael. God warned us. The enemy within want to destroy this white Judeo/Christian nation.
Wake up America!
Lois, I think it would be more correct to say that they want to change and destroy what we have. They certainly don't want the same freedom and liberty that we have had in the past, if so there wouldn't be the problems we are having at present. They would have joined into the melting pot and become U.S. citizens instead of wanting to change our country into another state of Islam.