Teaching Jihad in the Heartland

What would you say about a public charter school using taxpayer money, founded by a group with ties to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, and operating out of a mosque?

If you're the Minnesota Public School system, you don't say anything at all.

"It appears the school may be impermissibly blurring the line between providing a secular education and endorsing and promoting religion and religious activities," said Charles Samuelson, who heads the group's Minnesota office.
 
Blurring the line? It has erased it. There's overwhelming evidence the public school's endorsing the Islamic faith, including:

• Daily scheduled prayer led by an imam.

• Classroom instruction in the Quran.

• Compulsory "after-school" Islamic Studies classes (buses don't leave the school until after Islamic Studies is over).

• Halal cafeteria food.

• Observance of Islamic holidays.

• Early release for Friday mosque.
The ACLU was apparently unaware of this egregious violation of the seperation of church and state. Or maybe they were and just didn't care.

One thing is for sure, if instead of Muslims the school catered to Christians, you can bet ACLU lawyers would have been all over it from the beginning.

The school has the goal of "establishing Islam in Minnesota" and was founded by the Muslim American Society - a group that the FBI says was begun by Egypts radical Muslim Brotherhood.

The school received more than $3 million in taxpayer funds to operate as a Madrassa. What are the chances do you think of getting that money back?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
What would you say about a public charter school using taxpayer money, founded by a group with ties to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, and operating out of a mosque?

If you're the Minnesota Public School system, you don't say anything at all.

"It appears the school may be impermissibly blurring the line between providing a secular education and endorsing and promoting religion and religious activities," said Charles Samuelson, who heads the group's Minnesota office.
 
Blurring the line? It has erased it. There's overwhelming evidence the public school's endorsing the Islamic faith, including:

• Daily scheduled prayer led by an imam.

• Classroom instruction in the Quran.

• Compulsory "after-school" Islamic Studies classes (buses don't leave the school until after Islamic Studies is over).

• Halal cafeteria food.

• Observance of Islamic holidays.

• Early release for Friday mosque.
The ACLU was apparently unaware of this egregious violation of the seperation of church and state. Or maybe they were and just didn't care.

One thing is for sure, if instead of Muslims the school catered to Christians, you can bet ACLU lawyers would have been all over it from the beginning.

The school has the goal of "establishing Islam in Minnesota" and was founded by the Muslim American Society - a group that the FBI says was begun by Egypts radical Muslim Brotherhood.

The school received more than $3 million in taxpayer funds to operate as a Madrassa. What are the chances do you think of getting that money back?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky