Oklahoma Univ’s arch dean apologizes for wearing Muslim garb after a couple of Muslims complain

It’s not like he equated Muslim terrorists to Nazi’s, he just put on Wahhabi jihadist clothing. via OU Architecture dean apologizes for offense caused by attire – OUDaily.com: News. h/t BNI

The dean of OU’s College of Architecture issued an apology Monday for wearing clothing associated with Islam at a back-to-school meeting.

A photo on the College of Architecture’s Facebook page that has since been deleted showed Dean Charles Graham wearing a white thawb and a red keffiyeh on his head at the meeting on Aug. 20.

In his apology, he said he purchased the garments when he went to Dubai. According to the apology, he asked “a number of [his] Muslim friends around campus and in Norman to see if [his] wearing the attire would be offensive in any religious way,” to which the answers were “all resoundingly ‘no.'”

OU press secretary Corbin Wallace told The Daily in an email that three or four people anonymously contacted the president’s office regarding Graham’s attire. He said Graham took an appropriate step in emailing the apology to faculty and staff.

Graham described himself as “always striving to be inclusive and considerate of others in every context” in his apology, and said his Muslim friends thought wearing the attire would be “a nice gesture of diversity and acceptance of other cultures.”

The College of Architecture has a study abroad program in Dubai which explores building design and construction within the city. The program has sent more than 30 students there in the past couple of years, Graham said in his apology.

Graham welcomes anyone who wants to discuss the matter with him, according to his apology, but declined to comment to The Daily when staff attempted both to call him and to speak with him in person.


Groveling dhimmitude. Apology letter at the link above.

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Penn: Senator calls on Lincoln Univ. to discipline ISIS-defending Muslim professor

via Senator calls on university to discipline ‘rogue’ professor.

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams on Monday called on the administration of Lincoln University to discipline a rogue professor whose anti-gay, victim-shaming, and terrorist-defending social media posts have drawn international scorn to the university.

Sen. Williams

In a letter to Lincoln Interim President Dr. Richard Green, Williams said Professor Kaukab Siddique “continues to cross the boundaries, adding no value to the popular conversation on race, rape culture or LGBT rights” and, most shockingly, for defending ISIS against charges of terrorism by dismissing reports of rape and ethnic cleansing as “propaganda.” Siddique‘s 2010 statements denying the holocaust led to similar protest but were deemed protected by academic freedom.

Kaukab Siddique

Williams urged the university to conduct an inquiry to determine whether Siddique has violated the university’s professional conduct code. He pointed to Siddique’s repeated denial of historical facts as evidence of his professional incompetence, which could be grounds for his removal.

“Is it not professionally incompetent to deny historical fact, or to voice support for wholesale discrimination against large swaths of people? His words, broadcast widely, have created a hostile environment for all Lincoln University students, particularly during a time in which an increase in sexual assault cases coupled with recent media reports exhibiting persistent racial harassment on college campuses have led to a national demand for universities to address student safety and intolerance,” he wrote.

“It is my firm belief that Dr. Siddique has failed to maintain these standards, in that the publicity generated from his online discourse may cause a negative financial impact on Lincoln due to decreased enrollment and that students under his supervision may be discriminated against, or perceive they have been discriminated against, due to their gender, religion or sexual identity,” Williams wrote.

Lincoln University officials on Tuesday declined to comment on the Williams statement.

Lincoln University is the first degree-granting historically black university in the United States and boasts former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall among its graduates.

“This historic distinction of defending the rights of society’s most vulnerable and unfairly maligned groups is at the core of Lincoln’s mission, making Siddique’s comments all the more harmful,” said Williams in a separate statement. “Do we really want someone who rushes to the defense of terrorists or refers to rape victims and LGBT individuals in a derogatory manner shaping the minds of our best and brightest students?”

“Academic freedom is certainly important, but so is academic integrity,” Williams’ letter concluded. “Allowing a member of your faculty to continue spreading hateful, vile lies in the public arena is irresponsible; to protect him from any form of discipline for such actions is unconscionable.”

 

California: Muslim arrested in online threat to UC Santa Cruz

via Man arrested in online threat to UC Santa Cruz.

SANTA CRUZ >> A 25-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Wednesday in an online threat of an explosion at UC Santa Cruz, UCSC police said.

There was no explosion, but the post “referenced creating explosives, homicide, suicide and a past university shooting,” said UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis.

The man is not a UCSC student and made the remarks anonymously online, Oweis said. Oweis said police take such reports “very seriously and investigates them to their fullest extent.”

About 7 p.m. Wednesday, a father of a UCSC student spotted the post and reported it to police, Oweis said.

Authorities tracked the post to Ayman Kareem Hawari on the 600 block of Pacific Avenue, according to Oweis and jail records. Hawari was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats and resisting arrest, Oweis said.

Hawari was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail after midnight, Oweis said. Officers have not found a connection between him and the university, Oweis said.

“The post didn’t target any individuals, though it included general threats against two campus colleges, Oakes and Porter,” Oweis said.

Other people also contacted police with concerns about the online post, Oweis said. Police have not yet said on which website it appeared.

 

Alabama: U.S. Embassy Brings Muslim Students from Morocco to Space Camp

Your tax dollars are funding trips for Muslim students from foreign countries to the U.S.  via Video: Moroccan Students at Space Camp Exploring Huntsville, U.S.AMorocco World News.

Five Moroccan high school students won a contest to travel to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama! See them fly on a plane for the first time, check in to Space Camp, and explore Huntsville in the summertime. Stay tuned for more video this week!

 Apparently there weren’t five students in Alabama or elsewhere in the U.S. who would have benefited from the experience. Or because, like NASA, the goal is now outreach to Muslim countries.

UC Berkeley students: Chattanooga jihad justified, nothing to do with Islam

Muslim: “There are legitimate targets everywhere.” (that means all Americans)

With people like those in the video becoming a majority in the coming decades, along with unfettered mass immigration, the future for America is very dim.via Berkeley students: Chattanooga shooting justified, racist to call shooter Muslim – Examiner.com. h/t TROP

In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, students at the University of California in Berkeley told filmmaker Ami Horowitz that the shooting at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, recruiting station was “legitimate.” Moreover, students said that referring to the shooter as a Muslim is racist.

“The attack in Chattanooga, was that a little more legitimate because they were soldiers?” Horowitz asked. Students he asked said yes and explained why.

“Some people would say that a military installation or institution, even including recruiting centers, that is a legitimate military target,” one student said. The man went on to say that “some people” would consider the 9/11 terror attacks to also be legitimate. Some 3,000 people died in the attacks that took down the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

“If you get caught with your pants down it’s unfortunate,” another student said. His female companion agreed, adding, “Yep – I feel like they put themselves in that situation – they know what they’re getting themselves into.”

“If a man is in a U.S. military army uniform….police officer, if they can drone me that’s a legitimate target, he’s asking for it,” said a third student. “There are legitimate targets everywhere,” a Muslim student remarked.

The students interviewed expressed absolutely no remorse for the five service members killed in the attack. Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson said they were “quick” to defend against allegations that Islam played a role. The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was texting Islamic verses to friends hours before the shooting, Watson added. One message read: “This life is short and bitter and the opportunity to submit to Allah may pass you by.”

But students dismissed any notion that Islam played a role. “You cannot blame the religion for that,” one person said. Another said Christians commit just as many attacks. When pressed, both were unable to cite a single attack by a Christian. One student mentioned the Crusades, conflicts that were over long before the United States came into existence.

“When a newscaster says a terrorist attack happened, and the guy was Muslim, is that racist?” Horowitz asked. All of the students in the video said yes, despite the fact that “Islam” is not a race.

“I have to admit, this is one of the first times that I thought the students would never go this far,” Horowitz said. “I guess I was wrong. There is truly no limit to their anti-American sentiments.”

 

Minnesota: Charter school’s opening delayed after links to Muslim Brotherhood group arise

via Summit Charter school’s shaky start continues – TwinCities.com. h/t Atlas Shrugs

The opening of a Dakota County charter school has been derailed after questions were raised about possible ties to a Muslim organization and a now-defunct charter investigated for teaching Islam.

Summit Charter School was scheduled to open in Inver Grove Heights next month, but Innovative Quality Schools, or IQS, the authorizer charged with overseeing the school, announced Wednesday that it would delay the opening by one year.

Tom Tapper, IQS managing director, said his organization’s board voted to delay Summit’s opening not because of suspected religious ties, but over concerns about its planned home. The building is already occupied by STEP Academy charter school and the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

“Quite frankly, it related to the size; there is already a school there, and it is growing,” he said.

But concerns about Summit go deeper than real estate.

The decision not to allow Summit to open comes after a June complaint to the Minnesota Department of Education that claims the new school has close ties to the leaders of the former Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, or TiZA, and the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

TiZA went bankrupt and then closed in 2011 after a flurry of lawsuits that centered on allegations that the school taught Islam and funneled state money meant to educate students to religious organizations. A lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union was settled in 2012 and included a “stipulation of facts” that essentially acknowledged that the school promoted Islam and funneled some money to faith-based groups.

Federal and state laws prohibit public schools from advancing religious beliefs or financially supporting religious institutions. Minnesota schools are allowed to share or rent space from religious groups as long as there is clear separation between the public school and religious institution.

Magdy Rabeaa, a former TiZA administrator tapped to lead the new Summit school, declined a phone interview but said in an email that no other staff members from TiZA or religious groups are part of the new charter. As of Thursday, Rabeaa wrote that he was Summit’s only employee and the school had renewed its search for a school building.

In a letter to the State Department of Education, Tapper reiterated Rabeaa’s responses in detail. He said IQS investigated the complaint filed with the state and found no credible links between the new Summit Charter School and TiZA or any religious organizations.

Asad Zaman, the former TiZA executive director who now leads the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, said there is no connection between his organization and Summit or any other charter school. He added that academic and religious spaces at the Inver Grove Heights facility are separated.

On July 13, state education leaders decided to delay the new school’s first state aid payment until IQS officials assured state leaders that Summit was ready to open.

Summit’s founders applied July 2 for state aid to make $300,000 in annual lease payments to rent about 23,000 square feet of space from building owner Minnesota Education Trust. TiZA rented the same space from the Muslim American Society of Minnesota for a similar fee, but that rent grew significantly as the school enrolled more students, court records show.

In the same building as Summit would be the Muslim American Society of Minnesota and STEP Academy, a charter school also authorized by IQS.

Asif Rahman is listed as the principal officer of the Minnesota Education Trust. The ACLU lawsuit detailed Rahman’s ties to TiZA and the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

Rahman did not respond to a request for comment.


Same building, same admin, and same Muslim Brotherhood slum lord. Only the names have changed. Much more on TIZA here.

 

UK: Muslim schools accused of anti-Christian chanting in assemblies

The same Muslim schools Michelle Obama visited and John Kerry sent his Muslim rep? via Muslim schools accused of anti-Christian chanting in assemblies. h/t TROP

Some Muslim schools “include anti-Christian chanting in assemblies” which is being ignored by the schools watchdog, it has been claimed.

The Christian Institute has said Ofsted and the Department for Education are not taking proper action to deal with some Islamic schools accused of bullying Christian pupils.

In a letter to Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary and a Christian, the Institute’s director Colin Hart said “inadequate attention” had been given to the way Christian pupils were being taught.

He said it was “striking” that several official reports outlining examples of Muslim “intolerance” to Christians had gone ignored by Ofsted.

“You will see they include anti-Christian chanting in assemblies, GCSE pupils who opted to learn Christianity being left to teach themselves, and Christians being called ‘ignorant’ or ‘liars’ by teachers,” he wrote.

It was “disturbing” that there had been a “complete lack of any specific plans of action to tackle anti-Christian intolerance”, he added.

Mr Hart also accused the school’s inspector of being part of the problem and said its methods for detecting bullying against Christians were “clearly inadequate”.

“Ofsted may be part of the problem”, he said.


The UK is done:

Those are but a few examples.

 

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