Madrassas in our public schools

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    Jihad In Schools?
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    Political Correctness: Seems the ACLU couldn't care less that a San Diego public school has set aside 15 minutes of classroom instruction time for Muslim students to pray, while non-Muslims twiddle their thumbs.

    Right now it has no plans to legally challenge the budding madrassa as endorsement of a religion by government. Apparently the establishment clause only applies to the practice of Judeo-Christian rituals in public places.

    The special accommodations for Carver Elementary's nearly 100 Somali Muslims don't stop with organized prayer. The school cafeteria has banned pork and other foods that conflict with the Islamic diet.

    And the K-8 school has even added Arabic — the language of the Quran — to its curriculum, while segregating classes for girls, a la the Taliban.

    In effect, Carver administrators have carved out a school within a school expressly for Muslims, elevating them above Christian and Jewish students. They've had 15 minutes of instruction time taken away from them, so Muslims can roll out their pray mats.

    It amounts to a special privilege afforded a specific religion, which plainly does not have our best interests at heart. That same privilege is not extended to other faiths that are part of our traditional culture — and do not wish us ill or pray for the demise of our system of government.

    Tough, say Muslim-rights groups. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is defending the Carver program, insists public schools must cater to the growing number of Muslim students. "Our country is transforming demographically, religiously," said the spokesman for CAIR's San Diego chapter. "Our country has to now accommodate things that are not traditionally accounted for before."

    But when does accommodation become promotion? In California's brave new schools, Johnny has been forced to recite the Quran along with Ahmed.

    Seventh-graders at a San Francisco-area school were required, even after 9/11, to "become Muslims" for two full weeks as part of California's world history curriculum. This included reciting the Muslim profession of faith — "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger" — and chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts.

    Parents naturally were outraged that teachers would be shoving Islamic beliefs down their children's throats. And some of them sued the school district, only to lose in federal court. They appealed, but the ultra-liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals out of San Francisco ruled that such Islamic catechism is constitutional.

    There's a stealth jihad under way in our schools, and school officials, wittingly or not, are aiding it. The ACLU, which operates from a double standard, refuses to step in. That leaves it up to parents to stand up and insist that the purpose of our tax-supported public schools is to educate our children in English as Americans.

    If Muslims want to spend class time bowing and praying to Allah and learning in Arabic, they have the right and the freedom to attend private Islamic schools.

    http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=268874251390676
     
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    Unless ALL religions are accorded the same right in our public schools, it should not be allowed at all.

    It is not for our public schools to cater to the inherently irrational beliefs of any religion. Unless, of course, the public schools present a critical examination of religion in a comparative religion course. But that would provide the students with the critical thinking skills they might use to break the shackles of whatever religious tradition is being foisted on them from the cradle by well-meaning but misguided parents. And we can't have that now, can we? After all, a population capable of seeing beyond the patent absurdities of religion will be capable of seeing past the even more obvious absurdities of politicians.
     
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    islamo nazi terrorists are the biggest global threat, and the vast majority committed is by them.

     
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    I have taught you well young padawan.

    Wasn't this topic already posted?
     
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    Are you for real? Or is your world view entirely informed by the propaganda arm of the Bush Administration, FOX Noise?
     
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    The thing is...you might be listened too if you didn't come off as a complete bigot with that article.

    OMG...its a Muslim...they must be teaching Islamic Jihad. What? Fine if you want to be against them teaching Islam in schools, but also fight against them teaching Christianity in schools. And its not a Jihad. Saying that just makes you seem ignorant.
     
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    Lets review.

    Nazi's wanted global control

    So do radical muslims

    Nazi's wanted to kill all jews

    So do islamic radicals

    Nazi's will anyone who doesnt believe as they do

    so do islamic radicals

    You, know... I dont need fox news, or bush to tell me anything. My little comparison is true. We are fighting islamo-nazi terrorists, and if you are too afraid of offending people to say the truth, that is not my problem.

    We are not fighting cute cuddly teddy bears.

    Still love ya bp, but i cant think for myself, and just cause i agree with a conservative point of view doesnt not mean im incapable of thinking for myself

     
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    Are you that stupid?. Calling someone a biggot, because they expose the truth. NEWSFLASH... Radical Islam is being taught in madrasses all over the world including the u.s. , if you have your head buried in the sand, or your head up your ass, and cant handle the truth, that is not my problem. Secondly christianity is not being taught in our public school, carver is a public school teaching islam.

    I hate when idiots open their mouth. With nothing intelligent to say, I will call a spade a spade, but when im ignorant, i dont pretend to be a genius.



     
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    People like larkinn dont get it. He is intellectually incapable of being honest, because he is more worried about cow towing to bullies, then dealing with real issues.

     
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    :wtf:

    You may not <b>NEED</b> FOX Noise, but you repeat their talking points almost verbatim.
     

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