Lawfirm Demands Emails from Minneapolis Public Schools Regarding Relationship with Terror-linked Islamic Org CAIR

Source: FCDF Demands Emails from Minneapolis Public Schools regarding Relationship with CAIR – Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

Yesterday, FCDF sent a data records request to Minneapolis Public Schools, demanding the production of emails that could show whether MPS is unlawfully collaborating with the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Minnesota chapter to both single out Muslim students for special benefits and revise school curricula to portray Islam in a more “inclusive” light.

In recent months, Minnesotans have raised concerns about CAIR’s influence in MPS and other area school districts. For example, MPS has held CAIR-facilitated teacher workshops called “Increasing Academic Engagement and Cultural Competency with Muslim Students.” MPS has not held workshops about increasing engagement with Christian or Jewish students. CAIR also promotes curriculum revisions that portray Islam more favorably, including revising the narrative about the Palestinian conflict with Israel.

If MPS is singling out Muslim students for favorable treatment, it is violating the First Amendment, which prohibits government from discriminating in favor of one religion. All students must be treated equally, regardless of race or religion.

MPS has a large percentage of Muslim students, especially Somali refugees. School officials nationwide have recognized that Muslim students face challenges with assimilation, including culturally related behavioral conflicts arising between students and school staff. For example, male Muslim students have had difficulty respecting and responding to female teachers due to certain Muslim cultural norms about gender equality. CAIR also claims that schools are hotbeds of “Islamophobia” and Muslim bullying. For these reasons, CAIR pressures school districts to allow them to hold “culturally relevant” sensitivity workshops.

Learning more about students’ cultural and religious backgrounds is no doubt beneficial for teachers. But problems arise when a public school district allows a religious organization to advance its agenda under the guise of ‘promoting tolerance and diversity.’

Indeed, the local community also has expressed concern about CAIR’s access to children and influence over district policy. CAIR’s mission is to promote the “active practice of Islam.” Nihad Awad, CAIR’s National Executive Director, said “informing the American public about the Islamic faith is a religious obligation,” and the purpose of its public school programs is to “create a religious educational environment.” Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s Director of Strategic Communications, stated: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.

Moreover, although CAIR portrays itself as a social justice advocacy organization, national security and public policy experts have confirmed CAIR’s ties to radical Islam. For example:

  • Federal prosecutors have testified that CAIR was founded by members of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood
  • CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in financing terrorist activities in the Holy Land Foundation case
  • The FBI no longer works with CAIR because of its ties to terrorism
  • The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization

“We continue to urge all public school districts, including MPS, to reconsider potential partnerships with CAIR that place the safety of their schoolchildren at risk,” said Piedra. “Allowing a terrorist organization to indoctrinate children defies common sense and undermines the Constitution.”

FCDF is representing five California families in a federal lawsuit challenging the San Diego Unified School District’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative” with CAIR. The Muslim group has hailed the initiative as a pilot program for a nationwide rollout. The parents oppose CAIR’s access to vulnerable children for purposes of proselytization. In response, CAIR contends that the families—whose racial makeup include white, Chinese, and Hispanic and religious makeup Christian, Buddhist, and atheist—are merely “Islamophobes.”

FCDF has asked MPS to respond to the records request within five days.


Brief public service reminder of who CAIR is below:

6 thoughts on “Lawfirm Demands Emails from Minneapolis Public Schools Regarding Relationship with Terror-linked Islamic Org CAIR

  1. Hey, what could happen? Maybe a school special program where the kids all dress as ISIS fighters with toy guns! Either stand up and stop it or this will be everywhere and the country will be lost!

    • One correction, they don’t use toy guns when they teach children. They hand them real live ammo and a rifle. They don’t teach gun safety either, because everything they aim at they will shoot even another Muslim that refuses Muhammadism. Yep no taking the safety off because it is always off and chambered.

  2. America is being rotted out from the inside:

    This is outrageous, those who promoted it should be imprisoned! This is a NY high school test from the university regents:
    http://www.nysedregents.org/globalhistorygeography/Archive/20100817-gh-examw.pdf

    This is from page 13 of the test ” . . Wherever they went, the Moslems brought with them their love of art, beauty, and learning.
    From about the eighth to the eleventh century, their culture was superior in many ways to that
    of western Christendom.
    Some of the finest centers of Moslem life were established in Spain. In Cordova, the streets
    were solidly paved, while at the same time in Paris people waded ankle-deep in mud after a rain.
    Cordovan public lamps lighted roads for as far as ten miles; yet seven hundred years later there
    was still not a single public lamp in London!
    Some Spanish Moslems had homes with marble balconies and courts with lovely waterfalls.
    Bedrooms were vaulted with stained glass and speckled with gold. And metal pipes carried water
    into marble baths.
    Nearly every mosque had a public school in which the children of the poor were taught. Many
    Moslem libraries were excellent; the catalogue of one caliph’s library filled forty volumes. In
    addition, the followers of Mohammed achieved much in science, particularly in chemistry,
    astronomy, mathematics, and medicine. . . .
    Source: Daniel Roselle, A World History: A Cultural Approach, Ginn and Company (adapted)”

    Hey, American children see how wonderful islam is!

  3. We are permitting CAIR and the Communist/gay/Aztlan monsters shape a generation of Dhimmis.

    We need to do more than preach to the choir. We need people in San Diego County to take a stand, now.

    • I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but San Diego is part of Mexifornia. The dumbacrats call all the shots out there. Including, but not limited to selling America down the shitter.

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