New Yorkistan: Deblasio closing schools for Muslim holidays

Red Bill: aka Warren Wilhelm Jr.

 

via NYC schools add two Muslim holidays – New York News.

The New York City school closing calendar will add two holidays to celebrate Muslim events.

Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed via Twitter that the largest school district in the country will add Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr to the school holiday schedule.

The mayor said it “respects the diversity of our city.”

“We’re here today to make good on a promise to our Muslim brothers and sisters that a holiday of supreme importance to the Muslim community will be recognized in our school calendar so that children can honor the holiday without missing school, so that families can be together on the holiday, so that our city respects and embraces this important and growing community,” de Blasio said at an event Wednesday. “We’re making good on a promise, and it’s time for this promise to be kept.”

In the coming 2015-2016 school year, schools will close on September 24 for Eid al-Adha. The event, also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

Even the holiest day for Muslims celebrates slaughter. Even though Islam didn’t exist when the Biblical sacrifice of Isaac took place, and Muslims can’t even agree on who was sacrificed on this supposed holy day.

Further dawah deleted.

Eid al-Fitr, which falls over the summer, will be designated a holiday for those attending summer school.

That event, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is also considered an important religious holiday for Muslims. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said each school year will be adjusted to take into account when all recognized holidays fall to make sure the mandated minimum of 180 days of classroom time is met. She said the schedule always builds in a few extra days in anticipation of snow days.

NYC schools will be closed to celebrate Islam on 9/11 in future years when the dates coincide.

Univ of Minnesota chooses Islamic terrorists over free speech

via You can’t make fun of terrorists at the U. of Minnesota.

No student or student group at a public university should have to fight for their First Amendment rights. But as I’m preparing for graduation in a few short months, that’s exactly what I find myself doing—fighting for the rights of my student publication.

At the Minnesota Republic, we pride ourselves in standing up for freedom of speech on campus because we might not exist without it.

“In the future, close attention may be paid to the content published by Students for a Conservative Voice to ensure that any material that is produced with student fee funds does not compromise the cultural harmony of the campus.”

Our publication, derived from the University of Minnesota’s Students for a Conservative Voice (SCV), allows students on campus to share their viewpoints no matter what—even if they are considered offensive.

And no other publication on campus can say that.

When Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Danita Young Brown apologized to students for a student group throwing a fiesta on the grounds that it might offend the Chicano and Latino students, we printed Goldy Gopher with a sombrero on the front cover. After the Charlie Hebdo attacks, we put a drawing of Muhammad on the cover, asking for speech over terror.

We do these things to show support for students’ right to say what they want on campus.

But the Student Service Fees Committee (SSFC) is now putting our rights in danger.

Every year student groups apply for funding from this committee, which is responsible for allocating millions of dollars. And while it’s a fight every year to secure the funding needed to print the Minnesota Republic, this year we were faced with a new challenge—the right to publish what we want.

At SCV’s budget presentation to the committee, we were asked about a back cover from an issue published in 2011 that pictured a man with a gun burning an issue of the Minnesota Republic with the words, “Terrorists hate the Minnesota Republic.”

Other than the protection afforded by the First Amendment to print such things, the SSFC even has its own rule that protects students’ rights to print content without hurting their request for funding.

And if the fees committee was following its own rules, a four-year-old newspaper cover would not have been questioned.

“While reviewing one of the sample publications, committee members came across material that demonstrated an overt lack of sensitivity to the portrayal of members of the Arab world,” SSFC’s funding recommendation to the Minnesota Republic said. “When pressed for information on how this piece made it into print, representatives informed the committee that, based on the date of this particular publication, the members responsible for that work are no longer in the organization and that this particular piece is not representative of the work produced by the organization today.”

“After assessing this information, the Student Service Fee Committee would like to emphasize for the group the significance of culturally sensitive discourse on a campus like the University of Minnesota, which prides itself on being home to a wide range of values and beliefs held by members that originate from countless cultures across the globe,” the recommendation continued. “In the future, close attention may be paid to the content published by Students for a Conservative Voice to ensure that any material that is produced with student fee funds does not compromise the cultural harmony of the campus and to ensure that the material that is produced is not at odds with the criteria in place for receiving this funding.”

I am shocked that not one person in the room during these deliberations questioned the committee’s flagrant disregard for our right to free speech as it was questioning whether or not our publication disrupts the “cultural harmony” on U of M’s campus.

It’s clear that their statement is meant to scare students on campus from publishing or saying anything that the committee might not like.

Students should be encouraged to share their views at a public university, not threatened when they do so.

Sadly, this is not the first time that the Minnesota Republic has had to deal with censorship issues at the U of M. Earlier this year, a stack of our publication was found in the garbage next to our newsstand. Our newsstands have also been vandalized and signs promoting the Minnesota Republic have been ripped up and thrown on the ground.

The Minnesota Republic has dealt with all of this, while the U of M has stood by and allowed it to happen. Whether it is offensive speech or not, all speech on a public university campus should be protected.

Students on campus should not have to feel as though the university is spying on them, waiting for a chance to strip them of their First Amendment rights. Instead, students—especially on a public campus—should be undeterred in their discourse and dialogue on any issue.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @AllisonMaass

Chicago: Muslim student arrested after sexually assaulting woman ‘Fifty Shades’ style

Fifty shades of sharia. via Sex assault charges tied to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie – Chicago Tribune.

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A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student in what Cook County prosecutors say was a re-enactment of scenes from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, appeared shocked after a Cook County judge set his bail at $500,000, walking back to the lockup with his mouth wide open.

The judge was taken aback after Hossain’s lawyer, assistant Cook County public defender Sandra Bennewitz, said Hossain had been involved with several UIC leadership programs, was a student ambassador to the alumni association and was on the triathlon team.

“Sandra, how can someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this?” asked Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.

“He would say that it was consensual,” she replied.

Prosecutors said Hossain and the woman went to Hossain’s dorm room about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The two had “previously been intimate” but were not dating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.

Once inside his dorm, in the 900 block of West Harrison Street, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothing and she did, keeping on her bra and underwear, Karr said. He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.

Hossain used a knit cap to cover the woman’s eyes, Karr said, and removed the woman’s bra and underwear. He then began striking the woman with a belt. After hitting her several times, the woman told Hossain he was hurting her, told him to stop “and began shaking her head and crying,” said Karr.

Hossain continued striking the woman — including with his fists, according to an arrest report — and she managed to get one arm, and then another, free. But he then held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.

Hossain’s roommate came home soon after the assault and, prosecutors said, Hossain held the door shut to prevent him from entering. The woman then left and told another person what happened, then called police.

Police arrested Hossain later that night in another dorm building in the 700 block of South Halsted Street, according to an arrest report. He was interviewed by UIC detectives and, according to Karr, admitted assaulting the woman and “doing something wrong.” He allegedly told police he and the woman were re-enacting scenes from “Fifty Shades of Grey.”


More: Answering Muslims has filled in where the media has failed, via Muslim Student Mohammad Hossain Arrested for Torturing Woman in “Fifty Shades of Grey” Re-Enactment at University of Illinois:

At 5:30 PM on Saturday, Mohammad Hossain arrived at his dorm room with a female student, whom he proceeded to torture and sexually assault. Later that evening, he posted on Facebook that he was “finally satisfied.”
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Hossain doesn’t post much on Facebook, but it’s clear from his “likes” that he considers himself a Muslim.

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He also “likes” Reza Aslan, Russell Brand, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and he’s vocal about “Islamophobia”…


More at the link.

 

Texas: Muslim college student admits making up claim that gunman followed and threatened her

Another fake hate crime perpetrated by a Muslim. A hoax. A total fabrication bought hook, line and sinker by the media so eager to destroy America. The lie should be prosecuted as a hate crime.

via UT-Arlington student admits making up claim that gunman followed her to campus, threatened her | Dallas Morning News. h/t TROP

A UT-Arlington student who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint on campus this week admitted Friday that she’d lied, a university spokeswoman said.

The student told police she hadn’t even been at the school the day she said the incident occurred.

UT-Arlington had been investigating the complaint with Arlington, Denton and University of North Texas police, school spokeswoman Kristen Sullivan said.

Officials have not released the student’s name, and it was unclear Friday night whether she would be charged with filing a false police report.

The student could not be reached for comment.

University President Vistasp M. Karbhari said in a written statement that he appreciated the police efforts in the case.

“We take these issues very seriously,” he said. “The safety and security of all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern.”

The university had issued an alert Friday that the student told police she had been followed six miles by a man in a pickup before she reached the campus. She had reported that when she parked at the university, the man threatened her and pointed a gun at her before he left.

The student also posted on social media that the man might have targeted her because she is Muslim. In a Facebook post, she referred to the killings of three Muslim students this week in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The student’s identity is being protected by the media while who barely even mention that she is Muslim now that it’s a confirmed hoax crime. It’s “open season” alright. Open season for Muslims to keep lying as they try to spread sharia.

Remember how terror-group CAIR blamed the murder of a Muslim woman in California on Americans…until it was found out the Muslim husband killed her. And the media ignored suddenly dropped the story? We remember.

Florida: Another public school forcing kids to recite Islamic prayer, make Islamic prayer rugs (VIDEO)

The same prayer ISIS recites. The teacher threatened to not give students full participation grade if they did not recite the Islamic prayer. via 9 Investigates: Dad protests Islamic lessons at school | www.wftv.com.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A history book used in school districts across the state is sparking controversy in Seminole County.

A parent called 9 Investigates after finding out his son was learning too much about the Islamic religion in a public classroom.

Ron Wagner read from part of his son’s world history book, “There is no god, but God. Muhamad is the messenger of God.”

Wagner is not reading the Five Pillars of Islam from the Quran, but rather his son’s 10th-grade world history book from Lyman High School.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Wagner claims.

Wagner, who is not religious, said he had no idea the public school was teaching so extensively about religion until he spotted a text on his son’s phone from a teacher reminding him to complete a prayer rug assignment and study an Islam packet.

“For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn’t seem right,” Wagner said.

Inside of the book is a chapter dedicated to the “Rise of Islam,” including prayers and scriptures from the Quran. What’s more disturbing for Wagner is that the first 100 pages discussing Judaism and Christianity are missing. The district blames a manufacturer defect in 68 books that are only a year old.

According to Wagner, Dr. Michael Blasewitz, who oversees the high school curriculum, said, “The Pillars of Islam are benchmarks in the state curriculum.”

Wagner’s concerns prompted a district investigation that found the teacher never tried to indoctrinate or convert students.

Some other students interviewed by administrators said they were not required to recite the prayer aloud. They did discuss a video played during class about the religion, but Blasewitz got frustrated and stormed out when 9 Investigates asked whether the district is considering changes to the curriculum.

“You’re just going to walk away from our interview when we’re trying to get information,” said investigative reporter Daralene Jones.

Before Blasewitz walked out, he further justified the curriculum, saying students learn specific Judaism doctrine, the Bible and its scriptures, in earlier school years.

“If anything, it’s a little imbalanced toward Christianity and Judaism,” Blasewitz said.

Federal law allows schools to teach aboutreligion, because it’s part of history. But public schools may not teach religion.

“There’s a difference between teaching of the significance or the impact of a religion and teaching the specific tenets of a religion,” Wagner said.

9 Investigates was told the district will reconsider this book when the contract is up in three years. Some districts in South Florida have requested the publisher rewrite portions because of the controversy.


Interview video with the Dad here.

He notes among other things, the chapters (100 pages) on Christianity and Judaism were missing from the books.

WFTV then published a statement from the FBI-banned, UAE-listed terror group CAIR.

The only thing the terrorist group might be good for is putting up videos.

To expose CAIR’s terror links and inform WFTV they should not be quoting terror groups, send them the following:

SEND POLITE EMAILS TO:
daralene.jones@wftv.com
anthony.colarossi@wftv.com
shawn.bartelt@wftv.com
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dave.sirak@wftv.com
gene.saladna@wftv.com
susan.falcon@wftv.com
michelle.stevens@wftv.com
matt.parcell@wftv.com
news@wftv.com

Also contact the school board here or school contacts below (click links to send email)

Phone: (407) 746-2050
Fax: (407) 746-2024

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
Brian Urichko
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL(S):
Melissa Flory
Regina Klaers
Tanya Cameron
Thomas Andrews
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION MANAGER:
Steve  

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges Seminole County School District Board Members to rectify this situation.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to Seminole County School District officials. 

Contact Info

Karen Almond, 407-320-0488
email:Karen_Almond@scps.k12.fl.us

Jeffrey Bauer, 407-320-0495
email: Jeffrey_Bauer@scps.k12.fl.us

Tina Calderone, 407-320-0489
email:Tina_Calderone@scps.k12.fl.us

Amy Lockhart, 407-320-0371
email: Amy_Lockhart@scps.k12.fl.us

Dede Schaffner,407-320-0588
email:Dede_Schaffner@scps.k12.fl.us

Jill Mahramus, 407-320-0241
School Board Clerk
email:jill_mahramus@scps.k12.fl.us

 

Connecticut: Waterbury schools bow down to Muslims, ban tests or field trips on Muslim holidays

What has Islam or Muslims in the U.S. – or anywhere for that matter – done to deserve any respect? The Koran clearly teaches Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as friends. Should this be respected? via Waterbury schools to respect Muslim holidays.

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Starting next fall, all schools in the Waterbury School District will be honoring two of the Muslim religion’s most holy days by not scheduling tests, field trips or major school events on those days.

It started with more than 300 signatures on a petition and has come full circle. Thursday night, the Waterbury Board of Education voted to honor two Muslim holy days. Fahd Syed says he is happy because his children won’t have to choose between education and religion.

“Growing up in Waterbury myself and going to school here, I missed a trip because of the holiday,” said Syed. “I had to choose my faith and I didn’t go to the trip. That was in the third grade at Washington Elementary.”

Syed has four children and he is happy that the new generation of Muslims coming up through the Waterbury School District won’t have to choose between exams and religious beliefs, which is the point of Thursday’s vote, says Board of Education President Charles Stango.

“We were approached about this, and we thought about it, and honored it,” said Stango.

It is not about a day off. They are not going to shut the schools down for two Muslim holidays. A memo is going to go out at the beginning of the year. Superintendent Dr. Cathleen Ouellette says the idea is to show respect for the Muslim culture.

A sensitivity memo will go out to the district to teachers and staff, asking them to be sensitive to the Muslim holidays in regards to scheduling assessments and major events that happen through the district,” said Dr. Ouellette.

This is the first decision of its kind in the state of Connecticut.


When a Muslim holiday falls on 9/11, what takes preference?

 

Canadian terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association

via Sun News : Canadian terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association.

MONTREAL – Eleven of Canada’s highest-profile jihadi terrorists, terror suspects and alleged extremists have ties to the Muslim Students Association, a security conference has heard.

The data was presented on Thursday evening by the Canadian Military Intelligence Association in Ottawa, where three men were charged Tuesday with terrorism-related offences.

Suspect Awso Peshdary, 25, was an invited speaker of the Muslim Students Association at Ottawa’s Algonquin College last year. He’s accused of financing efforts to send recruits from Canada to Syria to join the Islamic State.

A second man, Khadar Khalib, 23, was a member of the same MSA and the third suspect, John Maguire, 24, attended MSA events at the University of Ottawa. The latter two are believed to be in Syria.

The 11 named at the security conference range from people, like Maguire, who reportedly attended a few MSA events, to top executives like former MSA leader Salman Ashrafi of Calgary.

He blew himself up in November 2013 in a double suicide bombing at an Iraqi military base, reportedly killing 46 people on behalf of ISIS.

Former friends in Lethbridge, Alberta say Ashrafi was very involved in the MSA.

The Muslim Students Association has operated on Canadian campuses since its inception the early 1960s when Canada’s Muslim population numbered just a few thousand.

The number of MSA clubs is estimated at several hundred across North America, providing prayer space and social events as well as speeches by imams and other Islamic presenters.

Some MSA members had more sinister plans, however, including al-Qaida financier Ahmed Said Khadr, the now-deceased head of Canada’s first family of terror and father of convicted killer Omar Khadr.

In her 2008 book entitled Guantanamo’s Child, journalist Michelle Shephard said the father was radicalized at the University of Ottawa’s MSA in the 1970s.

Ahmed Khadr was killed in a 2003 shootout with Pakistani security forces near the Afghan border.

The activities of former MSA members have also caught the attention of law enforcement south of the border.

The New York Police Department said in 2012 that it monitored MSA groups, individuals and online activity across the Northeast in 2006 and 2007.

The NYPD defended its operation by citing 12 convicted or suspected terrorists in the United States and abroad who had once been MSA members.

In its 2007 report, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” the NYPD mentioned “radicalization that has permeated some Muslim student associations.”

The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the conservative think-tank Middle East Forum have all reported that the MSA was heavily financed by Saudi Arabia.

In its 2003 profile of the group, the Wall Street Journal noted that Saudi Arabia has “for decades has tried to inculcate young people with a fundamentalist and intolerant version of Islam.”

E-mails to MSA’s North American headquarters in Flint, Michigan were not returned by press time.

 


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