via Muslim parent proselytizing Islam at Terre Haute, Indiana elementary school – h/t @CausingFitna & SDMatta
Administrators at the Vigo County School Corporation are trying to figure out how a Muslim family managed to go classroom to classroom Friday morning, handing out religious literature to most every teacher while school was in session.
“And we are addressing that, we are making changes,” said Ray Azar, the corporation’s director of student services.
Azar told reporters Monday afternoon that an internal investigation is being launched at Dixie Bee Elementary, the K through 5 school three girls in that Muslim family attend. Azar said those girls and their father were properly approved to drop off cards, with a religious message, and a flower for each teacher at the school. But the family, according to Azar, was never supposed to venture beyond the school’s main office.
The message on the fliers the family dropped off reads, “Mohammed is a prophet of Mercy. Do not defame people, lest you make them your enemies.” The school corporation vehemently denies any claim that it was endorsing a particular religion by allowing the school visit; rather, according to Azar, it was viewed as a lesson in history.
A history lesson? What are the chances that Mr. Azar (Raymond Saad Azar) is Muslim?
Not one school board member was willing to comment on the incident at Dixie Bee Elementary, and the topic did not come up at Monday evening’s school board meeting.
“Nobody told me to stop,” recalled Mohammed Alharbi, 34, a father of four. “Unfortunately, they gave me a visitor’s tag: that means I can go and observe class to class.”
Alharbi’s visit to Dixie Bee Elementary School in Terre Haute, the morning of Friday, February 8, is stirring much controversy; it’s even launched an internal investigation behind the walls of the kindergarten through fifth grade school, according to high-ranking leaders of the Vigo County School Corporation.
Alharbi told News 10 the Dixie Bee school principal had approved his visit at least a couple days in advance.
More: The school knew the event was planned and let it go as their lawyers feared the legal jihad and potential cries of Islamophobia:
On Monday, the Vigo County School Corporation announced the incident at Dixie Bee had launched an internal investigation to find out who “dropped the ball,” in the words of Superintendent Danny Tanoos.
Tanoos also presented a document from the corporation’s legal counsel in Indianapolis, advising the corporation to allow the Muslim family into the school or face the potential of “viewpoint discrimination” claims.
Despite the corporation’s willingness to admit the family’s prospective visit was approved, even OK’d by legal, the agreement was that the visitors would merely leave religious materials, and a single tulip, for teachers at the school’s front office. Ray Azar, the director of student services, told reporters on Monday that the family was never supposed to venture beyond the office.
The small flier passed to most all Dixie Bee teachers that fateful morning reads, “Mohammed is a Prophet of Mercy. Do not defame people lest you make them your enemies.”
According to the county website, there are at least four Azar’s employed by the district:
|AZAR, ADAM SAAD||SOCIAL STUDIES 8
WEST VIGO MIDDLE SCHOOL (462-4361)
|AZAR, MICHELLE K||CHORAL
NORTH VIGO HIGH (462-4312)
|AZAR, RAYMOND SAAD||DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (462-4224) xtn: 11410
|AZAR, STEPHANIE R||LANGUAGE ARTS 7
WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (462-4396)
Vigo Schools Corp Phone (812) 462-4011