New York: Muslim Teacher Arrested, Groped 9-Year-Old Girl at After-School Mosque Class

Source: 9-Year-Old Girl Groped by Teacher at Queens Mosque’s After-School Class: DA – East Elmhurst – DNAinfo.com New York  /t TROP

EAST ELMHURST — Authorities have arrested an after-school program teacher who sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in his class at a Queens mosque — after the girl revealed the abuse during a sex abuse prevention workshop at her elementary school, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Mohammad Rana, 46, an instructor at an after-school religious program at the Islamic Center of Jackson Heights, Masjid Abu Huraira mosque at 78-04 31st Ave., groped the girl twice over the past three months, according to the Queens DA’s office. He’s been working at the center for seven years, his lawyer said.

The first incident took place some time between Nov. 30, 2015, and Jan. 28, 2016, when Rana allegedly reached underneath the girl’s shirt, grabbed and squeezed her chest and said, “you are a good girl,” according to his criminal complaint.

He also allegedly touched the girl’s chest over her clothing on Feb. 3, 2016.

The victim came forward about the alleged abuse while attending a sexual abuse prevention workshop at her elementary school, the DA said.

The program uses puppets to discuss inappropriate behavior, and the girl told the instructor what happened to her, according to the complaint.

Officials at the mosque could not be reached for comment.

Rana, who lives in East Elmhurst, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and charged with two counts of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted he faces up to 7 years in prison, the DA said.

At his arraignment, he told investigators he may have accidentally made contact with the victim when asking her to line up before leaving, according to the complaint.

“Usually before the class in mosque is over I tell all the kids to form a line,” he said, saying the victim often tries to leave before it’s time.

He’ll sometimes put his hand on the door, and on her, to stop her from leaving and “unintentionally and without thinking about where I make contact.”

He said he “never had any ill intentions whenever my hands came in contact with her” and asked for forgiveness.

New York: Public school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students

Supposedly the whole thing was thought up and organized by one Muslim refugee/immigrant from Yemen. It should be followed by  a hijab-free day. 

Source: NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students | EAGnews.org

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Officials at Rochester’s World School of Inquiry spent last week fielding dozens of calls from parents angry about a “World Hijab Day” event that encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering.

Sophomore Eman Muthana wears a hijab to school and wrote a letter to principal Sheela Webster asking if the school can put on its own World Hijab Day at the school last Friday, WHAM reports.

Webster approved the event – designed to educate students about the religious purposes behind the hijab – but did not inform parents until after the media reports of the event sparked backlash online, and angry calls to the school, according to WHEC.

“As a high school teacher for over 30 years, let me say that this is wrong on so many levels,” Jim Farnholz wrote, according to the news site.

“All religions are taught in our global studies classes. That being said, that is where understanding, tolerance and the good and bad of religion and history are taught. This, however, is a clear violation of separation of church and state.”

WHEC reports teachers brought in about 150 scarves in on Friday and wrapped up volunteers before the first bell. The school set up tables in the cafeteria, where girls tried on a hijab and boys were given carnations for support, according to WHEC, which described the event as “student run.”

“We wanted them to experience it and feel how we feel,” Muthana, originally of Yemen, told the site. “I just feel proud that I’m sharing my culture.”

“I love that we’re having the open conversation. I think that’s the first step into making it a more open and tolerant environment. I think this is the perfect school for it,” English-as-a-Second-Language teacher Kelly Lalonde told WHAM.

A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that “there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event” than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf.

Regardless, Webster, who also donned a hijab, was adamant the school did not promote religion, but rather cultural acceptance.

“Our perspective in it was not religious – it was really about experiential,” she told WHAM. “We are an experiential school; we engage kids in all kinds of activities and projects all of the time, so the perspective of being able to learn what a hijab is, why some women choose to wear it and why some women don’t choose to wear it, and we provide the opportunity to experience it; it is well within protocol of experiential learning.”

She told WHEC the lessons on the hijab had nothing to do with the Muslim religion, it “was actually around learning about the cloth.”

School board president Van Henri White didn’t seem to have a problem with the hijab day when he stopped in on the event Friday.

“She’s not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are,” White said of Muthana, “but she wants people to accept who she is.”

WHEC reporter Brett Davidsen asked: “Does it put any pressure on the kids who don’t want to participate – does it put them in an awkward position?”

“I don’t know,” White replied. “Look around, I don’t see that.”

Many parents and commenters online were offended, nonetheless.

“What lesson will they wear a Yarmulke in? Or the Christian cross? Or the Hindu turban?” Dan Lane posted. “Funny how it always seems to be the Muslims they learn about, even in Common Core.”

“How disgusting and irresponsible for any educator to encourage a child to wear a symbol of oppression, whether it be religious or cultural,” Rebecca Sluman wrote.

“Don’t you kids dare wear a shirt with the American flag on it, someone WILL be offended,” Rick Bentley added.


Contact the school here.

Even the Washington Post writes: Why teachers should not ask students to try on the hijab

Univ of Iowa converting offices into gender-segregated mosques for Muslim Brotherhood students

As we noted previously, the Islamic call to prayer can already be heard in Arabic on the University of Iowa campus.

Source: UI creating prayer rooms primarily for Muslim students h/t Bare Naked Islam

The University of Iowa is re-configuring two former offices in the Iowa Memorial Union to serve as full-time prayer spaces that primarily will serve the university’s Muslim faculty, staff and students.

The decision, made late last year, comes in response to a long-standing request from the university’s Muslim Student Association to offer a centrally located space in which the growing number of Muslims on campus can complete their daily religious obligations.

“The necessity had been well established for a while,” said Tom Rocklin, UI’s vice president for student life. “It was more a question of when the opportunity to do something came up.”

Motier Haskins, faculty adviser for UI’s Muslim Student Association, described the two new prayer rooms — located in Rooms 206 and 208 of the IMU — as a “step in the right direction.”

“(They are) two small but newly carpeted and painted rooms, one for men and one for women located, centrally in the IMU with 24/7 access,” he said.

Each of the rooms provides space for between 15 and 20 people assembling for joint prayer, said Mohammed Ismail, a biochemistry major and event coordinator for the UI Muslim Student Association.

“We’ve very happy what they gave us,” Ismail said. “It’s a big place for the moment, but we may see a need for a bigger room in the future.”

Haskins, a UI clinical associate professor of social work, has tried to find a more permanent prayer site for UI’s Muslim population since he came to the university in 2007. Around that time, UI administrators made Danforth Chapel available for daily prayers, which Haskins said initially seemed an ideal solution.

But after a handful of gatherings, it became obvious the chapel, with benches, an altar and a cross, was anything but a “neutral” religious space. It simply wasn’t going to work for a group whose members spread out rugs and blankets to sit, kneel and stand on during prayers.

A chapel with crosses and other non-Muslim symbols simply wasn’t sharia compliant.

Many Muslim students, faculty and staff report feeling tension on campus as they seek discrete places in which to offer their five daily prayers, at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and night.

Rocklin said that Danforth Chapel continues to be used by a number of other religiously-focused student organizations, and the new prayer rooms will be available to all students as well.

“These rooms are certainly going to be used primarily by Muslim students, but they’re not limited to be used by Muslim students,” Rocklin said.

Haskins said the next challenge will be to locate a larger space for the weekly congregational prayers on Fridays.

The national Muslim Student Association has been working for years with campus organizations to seek various accommodations at public universities across the country.


Islamic Supremacy 1o1 as executed to perfection by the Muslim Brotherhood. The MSA was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that “many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,” the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami. The three most significant founders of MSA were Hisham al Talib, Jamal Barzinji, and Ahmed Totanji, and all of whom were MB leaders of Iraqi descent. Other noteworthy individuals who served as early co-founders of MSA were Mahboob Khan and Malika Khan.

The creation of MSA resulted from Saudi-backed efforts to establish Islamic organizations internationally in the 1960s, for the purpose of spreading its Wahhabist ideology across the globe.


 

The MSA is a breeding ground for Islamic terrorists (and legal jihadists):  The growing list of Muslim Student Association (MSA) terrorists.

See sharia creeping in your area, say something by dropping us a note!

Tennessee: Williamson school board divided…on banning terrorist-linked material

WhosFundingCAIRDivided? Divided? WTF? via: Williamson school board debates proposal on terrorist-linked material  h/t Islamist Watch

The Williamson County school board was divided Monday night over a proposal that would prohibit teachers from using supplementary material linked to terrorist organizations.

Some school board members said the policy revision was unnecessary and demeaning to teachers, while others said the revision was simply an extra precaution.

“I respect teachers as much as anyone in this room,” said school board member Beth Burgos, who introduced the policy revision. “I adamantly disagree that this ties their hands or in any way disrespects them. It’s the opposite.”

Burgos added: “I just want to safeguard our district and our parents and our teachers and our students.”

Burgos said there have been incidents — locally and nationally — where at least one group with known ties to terrorism has attempted to “infiltrate” classrooms.

Burgos said a teacher in Bristol used a PowerPoint in class provided by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR is a national Muslim advocacy group. Although not convicted in court as a terrorist organization, some believe the group has connections to terrorist organizations.

“I believe it’s a real threat,” Burgos said, referring to terrorist groups interested in influencing the American education system.

The policy revision says supplemental instructional materials, including online resources, must not be provided by or associated with known terrorist groups or organizations with known ties to terrorist groups.

A terrorist group is defined as “any Foreign Terrorist Organization as designated by the United States Department of State.” An organization with known ties to terrorist group is one “comprised of or including members who have, in a court of competent jurisdiction, been convicted of or found to be conspirators in providing material support to terrorist organizations.”

The policy revision also says parents are entitled to review supplemental instructional materials used in class.

“None of our teachers are going to knowingly look for materials provided by terrorist groups,” said school board member Anne McGraw. “I don’t think our teachers are going to Hamas and pulling down supplementary materials.”

Hamas is a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to the U.S. Department of State.

McGraw and school board members Jay Galbreath and Bobby Hullett questioned who would monitor teacher selection of supplemental materials.

School board members Dan Cash, Candace Emerson and Susan Curlee said they supported Burgos’ proposal.

“We’re not doing any harm to add to this policy,” Emerson said.

School officials said they do not see a need for the policy revision. They also said they do not object to the policy.

“I don’t have any objections because we don’t do any of these things,” said Tim Gaddis, referring to using supplementary materials linked to terrorist organizations. Gaddis is the district’s assistant superintendent of teaching, learning and assessment.

Gaddis added: “Our parents are entitled, and always have been, to review all supplementary materials.”

School board chairman Gary Anderson and WCS Director of Schools Mike Looney will decide whether to put Burgos’ proposal on the board’s agenda.

Burgos’ proposal follows several months of statewide concern about how Islam and other world religions are taught in public schools.

Anderson said in an interview that the board’s instructional materials policy has not been changed in 15 years.

Earlier this school year, Burgos introduced a resolution to enable parents to review classroom materials for religious bias. She later pulled the resolution before the board could vote on it.


Some information for the Williamson County Board of Education.

CAIR is HAMAS, according to a federal judge.

CAIR is also a designated terrorist organization, according to the United Arab Emirates.

The terrorist front for HAMAS has been in the classrooms in Texas, Florida and Tennessee among other states and they’ve harassed and bullied schools all over America. Scroll through these archives for years of examples.

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Minnesota: St. Paul school bans Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving

To appease Somali Muslims. Creep, creep. via St. Paul school pulls plug on marking holidays like Valentine’s, Christmas – StarTribune.com

Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families.

Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.”

With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view.”

Masini said there will be no cards or treats brought to school to mark Valentine’s Day.

The letter listed the holidays that the East Side school will no longer celebrate as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Masini said the decision was made in consultation with his staff.

“One of the concerns that I have,” Masini wrote, “ … is whether or not this practice is encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”

Scott Masini, principal at Bruce Vento Elementary School

Masini, who has been with the district for roughly 20 years and principal at Bruce Vento School since fall 2013, acknowledged that shelving these celebrations “will be an unpopular decision with some of you.” He said school administrators would be happy to discuss the decision with concerned parents.

“Because Saint Paul Public Schools is a diverse district that is filled with families from around the world we strive to respect all cultures and all students. We recognize that not every student celebrates or participates in some or all holidays. We have a board policy that discourages programs and festivities that celebrate observances unless they are required by law,” a statement from St. Paul schools later Thursday said.

The statement included comments from Masini: “I’m struggling with this and I don’t know what the right answer is. But, what I do know is celebrating some holidays and not others is not inclusive of all of the students we serve.”

The letter surfaced Wednesday evening on an invitation-only Facebook page titled “Supporting St. Paul Students and Teachers.” By daybreak Thursday, there were dozens of comments left on the page, which was started by parents in the district two years ago in connection with teacher contract talks.

“Very sad. All the fun is gone,” read one posting. “Totally ridiculous” and “Tired of the PC,” read two others.

It appears that attention to ethnic sensitivity has been a mission of Masini’s at the school. In May, a conservative education watchdog website posted a photo of a KKK hood that was displayed during a teacher training session. Below the image were the words: “When do you wear the hood?”

“ ‘The principal allegedly displayed the picture and asked the staff to sit in silence and reflect on it for 3 to 4 minutes,” according to EAGnews.org.

Masini’s e-mail response to the website read, “The hope was that by doing the activity … that we could change any practices at our school that were unfair to students. I also thought we were ready to take this deep dive into a difficult conversation on race, white privilege, and practices that don’t serve all students. The image that was provided to you was completely taken out of context.”

Shortly before taking over as principal at Bruce Vento School at the start of the 2013-14 school year, Masini said in a note to students, families and staff that “I am extremely passionate about continuing the work to achieve equity for all students.”

According to the latest state demographic data, the student body at Bruce Vento school is 52.3 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 35.4 percent black, 6.9 percent Hispanic, 4.3 percent white and 1 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native. More than half the students are learning English as a second language, data show.


Reactions:

via Independent Sentinel

The intolerance of Tolerance promulgated by the Totalitarian left is alive and well in our schools. One public school is doing away with Christmas – a legal national holiday, Thanksgiving – a legal national holiday, and Valentine’s Day – a really fun diversion from winter. Wait until you hear why.

A Minnesotal elementary school wants to include ethnically diverse students by excluding citizens and diminishing our culture. They are teaching the children how to not be Americans.

We have a new culture now – everyone else’s. What kind of country do they want to have, one where there is no cohesion whatsoever? There won’t be anything left for our military to protect.


via Truth Revolt

School administrators beholden to the cult of political correctness have completely gone off the rails. The latest insanity to occur in an America’s education system concerns Burce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, which has decided to ban Valentine’s Day along with other so-called “dominant holidays” (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas) because the “dominant view” could “suppress someone else’s view.”


via Pamela Geller

While many public school districts across America have submitted to Muslim demands and agreed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and make it an official holiday, other school districts are stripping away our long-held traditions and holidays, as part of the increasingly poisonous leftist-Islamic driven agenda.

The Muslim world has long hated and banned the romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. Now we see St. Paul is following suit.


via Todd Starnes:

It sounds to me like the St. Paul area is infected with a case of ethnic sensitivity – a diagnosis confirmed by the district spokesperson.

She explained to me that their schools include many, many cultures – students from around the world – including a very large Somali population.

That’s all well and good, but the children live in America now. They are presumably Americans. As such they and their families should be acclimating to the American way of life.

They no longer live in Somalia. They live in the United States. And in the United States we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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Minnesota: Muslims at Apple Valley High School get prayer time during school

Islamophilic puff pieces by NPR have a way of shedding light on how sharia is creeping…and how hypocritical the ACLU is.  Source: Being Muslim in Minnesota: Events stoke tension, fear among the faithful | Minnesota Public Radio News

At Apple Valley High School, south of St. Paul, Principal Stephen Degenaar said that his school’s Muslim population has gone from five to about 100 since he arrived at the district in 1994. “We may be the only school out here right now that’s doing prayer time during the day,” he said.

As word of this spread in the community, Degenaar said he got phone calls from people who asked about the practice but concluded, “Well, since our Christian kids have had the FCA club for over 25 years here, and we have an active Bible study club going on, why should we not allow the Muslim kids to have the same opportunity?”

“I feel like me missing my prayers is something that I’ll feel down about,” he said. “Five times, just to remember your Lord, the God that created you … almost an hour a day is not a lot.”

But Degenaar recently suspended prayer time for Muslim students at Apple Valley, except for Friday prayers, because some students were violating the rules. He said they were wandering the hallways and playing on their phones instead of praying.

The move upset more religious students, who said they shouldn’t be punished for the acts of a few. The principal said prayer may be brought back by the spring.

Maryland: Marine Files Lawsuit Against Public School’s Islamic Indoctrination

More citizens need to stand up and fight those who are aggressively trying to submit us all.

via: Thomas More Files Suit Against School’s Islamic Teaching

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, yesterday afternoon, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class. The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board of Education, and the Principal and Vice-Principal of La Plata High School located in La Plata, Maryland.

The Woods’ daughter was forced to profess and to write out the Shahada in worksheets and quizzes.  The Shahada is the Islamic Creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”  For non-Muslims, reciting the statement is sufficient to convert one to Islam.  Moreover, the second part of the statement, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” signifies the person has accepted Muhammad as their spiritual leader.  The teenager was also required to memorize and recite the Five Pillars of Islam.

Charles County Public Schools disparaged Christianity by teaching its 11th grade students, including the Woods’ daughter, that: “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”

The Charles County Public Schools also taught the following:

  • “Islam, at heart, is a peaceful
  • “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism.”
  • The Koran states, “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.”

Read the two exhibits containing Student worksheets here.

The sugarcoated version of Islam taught at La Plata High School did not mention that the Koran explicitly instructs Muslims “to kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”  (Sura 9-5)

When John Kevin Wood discovered the Islamic propaganda and indoctrination of his daughter, he was rightfully outraged.  He immediately contacted the school to voice his objections and to obtain an alternative assignment for his daughter.

The Woods, as Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and our Savior, that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, and that following the teachings of Jesus Christ is the only path to eternal salvation.  The Woods believe that it is a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God.  Thus, they object to their daughter being forced to deny the Christian God and to her high school promoting Islam over other religions.

The school ultimately refused to allow the Woods’ daughter to opt-out of the assignments, forcing her to either violate her faith by pledging to Allah or receive zeros for the assignments.  Together, John Kevin Wood, Melissa Wood, and their daughter chose to remain faithful to God and refused to complete the assignments, even though failing grades would harm her future admission to college and her opportunities to obtain college scholarships.

Adding insult to injury, in an effort to silence all pro-Christian speech in her school, La Plata’s principal, without a hearing or any opportunity to refute the false allegations against him, issued a “No Trespass” notice against John Kevin Wood denying him any access to school grounds.

Wood served 8 years in the Marine Corps.  He was deployed in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and lost friends to Islamic extremists.  A few years later, Wood responded as a firefighter to the 9-11 Islamic terrorist attack on the Pentagon.  Wood witnessed firsthand the destruction created in the name of Allah and knows that Islam is not “a religion of peace.”  The school prevented John Kevin Wood from defending his daughter’s Christian beliefs against Islamic indoctrination, even though as a Marine, he stood in harm’s way to defend our nation, and the Charles County Public Schools.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented: “Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to disparage her Christian faith by reciting the Shahada, and acknowledging Mohammed as her spiritual leader. Her World History class spent one day on Christianity and two weeks immersed in Islam. Such discriminatory treatment of Christianity is an unconstitutional promotion of one religion over another.”

Thompson added, “The course also taught false statements such as “Allah is the same God worshipped by Christians, and Islam as a “religion of peace. Parents must be ever vigilant to the Islamic indoctrination of their children under the guise of teaching history and multiculturalism.  This is happening in public schools across the country.  And they must take action to stop it.”

The Woods’ lawsuit seeks a court declaration that Defendants violated their constitutional and statutory rights, a temporary and permanent injunction barring Defendants from endorsing Islam or favoring Islam over Christianity and other religions, and from enforcing the no trespassing order issued against John Kevin Wood.

Read entire Federal Complaint here.


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The lawsuit charges that the defendants’ “curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess the five pillars if Islam.”

The students, the complaint says, were required to “write out and confess the shahada, the Islamic profession of faith.”

The lawsuit charges that school officials concealed the curriculum by using two separate history textbooks, one of which contained the Islamic teachings and which students were required to leave at school. The other, which did not contain the teachings, was allowed to be taken home, the complaint explains. The school also excised the Islamic teachings from the course syllabus.

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