It is becoming increasingly clear that Sharia Law is a contentious issue that continues to arise in the United States. Meanwhile, Muslim-sympathizing leftists continue to turn the other cheek. Recently, a sign was discovered that illustrates the issue of Sharia law infiltrating America, causing outrage among Muslims and their leftist allies.
American News (h/t Manithan) The sign comes after Sharia Law has forced even large American chain retailers to give in to relentless Muslim demands for excessive religious accommodations in the public sphere. Several states have passed amendments which ban sharia law from being recognized by the courts for any reason.
In a controversial decision by a U.S. school board, religious holidays will be removed from Montgomery County public schools’ calendar starting next year in the state of Maryland. But it won’t really affect students since they will still be allowed to have off from school during those particular days.
In other words, we would rather remove all references to existing religious holidays rather than be forced into adding two new holidays for Muslims. GOOD.
HNGN The issue was brought forward after Muslim leaders from terror-linked CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) protested over the fact that the schools were closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones even though both religious holidays will coincide next year on Sept. 23, 2015.
At this, Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr suggested the Board of Education to consider removing any religious mentions to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from the school’s calendar beginning in the 2015-16 school year, with the board voting their agreement 7 to 1 on Tuesday afternoon.
The main reason for schools to remain closed on Christian and Jewish holidays is due to the absence of a significant number of staff and students on those days, Starr told MyFoxDC, adding that this will technically be regarded as the reason for providing holidays from next year.
Obviously, the board’s decision did not do much to satisfy Muslim leaders who were hoping for their children to gain a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, according to NBC News. “Equality is really what we’re looking for,” Saqib Ali, a former Maryland state delegate and co-chair of Equality for Eid, said. “Simply saying we’re not going to call this Christmas, and we’re not going to call this Yom Kippur, and still closing the schools, that’s not equality.”
Since the 1970s, Montgomery County Public Schools have closed for the Jewish high holidays because the county’s large Jewish population in the county creates a high absenteeism rate in the county, Fox News reported. However, county officials claim the size of the county’s Muslim population doesn’t warrant closing schools.
“High absenteeism is the main reason” for schools being closed on the Jewish high holidays, said Dana Tofig with Montgomery County Public Schools. “The absentee rate on the Eid holidays, when they’ve fallen on a school day, haven’t been considerably higher or lower than it is on any other given day.”
Muslim animal sacrifice and barbaric blood-letting festival of Eid
“The Eid is just the same exact as Christmas day or Easter day or Yom Kippur,” Hussein, who has campaigned for the past 20 years to have the Muslim holiday added to the school calendar, said. “The children want to home with their families. This is a family holiday that God designated and gave us the time to celebrate and be joyous.”
Meanwhile, future school calendars will now list the students’ Christmas vacation as “winter break”, the Easter vacation as “spring break” while religious holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur would simply be marked “no school for students and teachers.”
CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry said:
“We’re very disappointed that the board would take such drastic measures to deny fair and equitable treatment for the county’s Muslim population. The Muslim community has been struggling for years to obtain equality for the Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha holidays. There’s no justice in robbing other faith communities of their holidays in order to deny Muslims equal accommodation. We believe yesterday’s decision doesn’t solve the problem, as schools would still not be closed in observance of Muslim holidays unless they happen to coincidentally land on a weekend or other holiday.” (That’s the idea!)
The question is, will it become a mosque/terrorist training center EVERY Friday from now on?
Hamas-linked CAIR press Release Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups announced today the first celebration of Muslim Friday prayers (Jumaa) at the Cathedral on Friday, November 14.
Leaders believe offering Muslim prayers at the Christian cathedral shows more than hospitality. It demonstrates an appreciation of one another’s prayer traditions and is a powerful symbolic gesture toward a deeper relationship between the two Abrahamic traditions.
What: Muslim Friday Prayers at Washington National Cathedral
When: Friday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, director of liturgy for Washington National Cathedral
South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Islamic Society of North America
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque
The latest opportunity grew out of a trusted relationship between the Cathedral’s liturgical director, the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, who met while planning the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Rasool, who is also an Islamic religious thinker and leader, brought together Muslim leaders from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Masjid Muhammad (the Nation’s Mosque), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) for this repugnant event.
“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” said Rasool. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”
The Cathedral has welcomed Muslims in the past, often at interfaith services and events, as well as at the Interfaith Conference of Greater Washington’s annual concert and specific programs such as the 2008 Ramadan Iftar at the Cathedral College. But this is the first time the Cathedral has invited Muslims to come and lead their own prayers in a space known as a house of prayer for all people.
Planners hope that the people around the world will take note of this service and the welcome extended by the Cathedral so that Muslims everywhere will adopt a reciprocal welcome of Christians by Muslims. (In your dreams)
The prayers will be offered in the north transept, an area of the Cathedral with arches and limited iconography that provide an ideal space–almost mosque-like–with the appropriate orientation for Muslim prayers.
After being voted down twice already, on Tuesday, Nov. 11th, the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Board of Education will vote to decide if the Muslim holidays of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha will be placed on the 2015 school calendar. Encourage your school board members to VOTE “NO.”
MYMC Media In a memo to the school board explaining his recommendation, Dr. Joshua Starr wrote, “In preparing Attachment A, I have considered the concerns raised by some representatives of the Muslim community about the desire to recognize Muslim holidays and close schools on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, or at least have these days noted on the school calendar.
However, as we have discussed in the past, decisions about closing schools on the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, specifically, are not based on honoring or favoring a particular religious, cultural, or ethnic group. The decision to close on these days—originally made in the 1970s—has been based on the experience of significant student and staff absenteeism impacting the school system’s ability to continue an instructional program and operate safe schools.” In that memo, Starr said he suggests not closing school for the Muslim holiday.
In an age when even the mention of “God” is strictly prohibited in public schools, the Mt. Carmel High School choir confirmed that “there is no God but the Islamic God” in their performance of the Islamic chant:
I seek refuge in allah from satan the accursed
In the name of allah most compassionate most merciful
I believe in allah, angels, heavenly scriptures, prophets and messengers, judgement day, fate, good and bad is all from allah and life after death.
I testify there is no other god except allah, who is one without partner and I testify that Mohammed is his messenger and final prophet.
I seek the forgiveness of allah my lord for all my sins and turn to him.
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Recent calls for civility in campus debates are a pretext to suppress free speech in protest of Israel, a pro-Palestinian/Hamas legal advocacy group wrote in a letter. In the letter dated Monday, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support and its partners, including several civil rights organizations, cited several recent incidents to argue that the concept of civility has been invoked of late to limit the extent of free speech.
JTA It was addressed to John Kelly, the president of Florida Atlantic University, which attracted criticism last year for disciplining students who protested a lecture by an Israeli soldier.
The letter noted the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s withdrawal of a tenure offer to Professor Steven Salaita over a series of stridently anti-Israel tweets; a recent statement by the chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, suggesting that free speech can only truly exist in the context of civility; and a statement by the president of Ohio University calling for civility in the wake of a controversial “blood bucket challenge” video issued by the student senate president to call for an Israel boycott.
It was coauthored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
The letter argued that civility is not a necessary component for free speech according to the First Amendment, federal civil rights law or the Department of Education.
“Because the concept of ‘civility’ is so elastic, it risks being applied unfairly and selectively on the basis of political disagreement,” it said. “[I]ndeed, it has recently been deployed to castigate students or faculty members who express criticism of the Israeli occupation.”
Two New York police officers have been charged with assaulting a teenaged Muslim thug during his arrest in Brooklyn, prosecutors said, an unusual case in a city where prosecutions of police for excessive are rare. After a brief chase on a Brooklyn sidewalk in August, Officers David Afanador and Tyrane Isaac can be seen in surveillance video footage hitting Kahreem Tribble, 16.
The video, which was published by the news website DNAinfo, also shows one of the officers using his gun to hit Tribble, a high school student, in the face. The officers arrested Tribble for possessing marijuana, but a judge dismissed the criminal charges during his arraignment, and Tribble pleaded guilty only to a violation, according to his lawyer and media reports. The officers broke some of Tribble’s teeth and left him bruised and bloodied, Amy Rameau, Tribble’s lawyer, said.
The last time city police officers were prosecuted for brutality was in 2008, according to the New York Daily News, when three officers were charged with forcing a baton into a man’s anus during an arrest. A jury acquitted the officers.
Parents of a boy enrolled in Manhattan Beach Middle School are pulling their son out of class because the school is teaching children the tenets of the Islamic faith, Los Angeles news station KTLA reports.
Breitbart The father said, “The audacity of this school, to think that they can sit these children down and teach ’em whatever religion they please; it’s preposterous. This is illegal, basically. You can’t teach religion in schools any more, but apparently, in this particular school, at least, that’s not the case.”
Parents said they discovered that what their children were learning about Islam was more about the tenets of the faith than the history of the religion, according to KTLA. One question asked the students to write down teachings from the Koran.
The father continued, “What I saw written in these bubbles was, ‘The one true God, Allah’ in one of the bubbles. In one of the other bubbles was ‘All people must submit to Allah,’ in another bubble. The I turned the page over and I see the five pillars of Islam.”
The parents talked to the principal, but the school refused to change the schoolwork, prompting the parents to remove their son from the class. The school would not respond to questions from KTLA.
For those with a dog in this fight, i.e. locals, and all American patriots, please address your concerns forcefully but peaceably to the superintendent or principal:
Michael D. Matthews, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Manhattan Beach Unified School District
325 S. Peck Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-318-7345, x5900
If you get this person, ask to speak to the butcher, not the block
(no not literally!), because you’re talking to the wrong person:
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: 310-318-7345 x5902
Manhattan Beach Middle School
1501 North Redondo Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Principal John Jackson 3000
Assistant Principal Dr. Karina Gerger 3002
Muslim plan to spread Islam by using American public schools