Wednesday, August 05, 2009

This is a confused one

A Muslim school says it was defamed when the ACLU said it was a Muslim school. I kid you not.
"An Inver Grove Heights charter school accused of crossing the line between religion and public education is fighting back against the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) says the ACLU, which sued the academy in January, defamed the school and hurt its ability to hire qualified teachers, according to counterclaims filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

In its suit, the ACLU alleged that the public school promotes the Muslim religion, violating the Constitution's First Amendment.

The K-8 school has denied the allegations and said in court documents that Charles Samuelson, executive director of the Minnesota ACLU, injured the school's reputation by saying publicly that TiZA is "a theocratic school ... as plain as the substantial nose on my face."

The ACLU's lawsuit and statements led to threats against the school's staff, and the lawsuit and resulting negative attention hurt the school's learning environment and caused several students to withdraw from the school, TiZA said in a statement Tuesday. At least 10 prospective TiZA teachers withdrew their applications in the middle of the hiring process, leaving the school with several open positions, the statement said.


Truth hurts, I guess.


Anonymous said...

Here's more proof that Britain, with it's obsession with political correctness, is an international disgrace.,27574,25882361-401,00.html

Anonymous said...

1:56 AM Your comment is stupid. So no cases of petty bureaucracy go on in your country? And the case you cite isn't even a case of pc-ism. And "International disgrace" is overstating your case! And as for "obsession" - maybe you have one re an anti-brit agenda!

Anonymous said...

It is indeed a note-worthy day when i find myself in agreement with the aclu. But they're 100% right on this one, especially since it's so clear to see.

Redentor said...

1:56 AM - What does your post have to do with the article under discussion?

Anonymous said...

2:12, facts and reality are only stupid when viewed by the stupid.

Bird of Paradise said...

So now the muslims are finding out about the ATHEISTS,COMMUNISTS and LAWYERS,UNDERGOUND and that the ACLU was founded by a communists radical

Anonymous said...

Bird, you're right about the ACLU being formed by members of the Communist Party of America, as was the very leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, and many other left-wing groups including many of the major labor unions that were formed back in the 30's.

As for Muslims using our laws against us, they're not alone. All of our enemies do, that's why we're known as a Nation of Fools.

Anonymous said...

In South Los Angeles , a apartment building was destroyed by a fire.

A Nigerian family of six con artists lived on the first floor, and all six died in the fire.

An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats, all illegally in the country from Kenya , lived on the second floor, and they, too, all perished in the fire.

Six LA, Hispanic, Gang Banger, ex-cons, lived on the 3rd floor and they too, died.

A lone, white couple lived on the top floor. The couple survived the fire,

Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious They flew into LA, met with the fire chief, on camera. They loudly demanded to know why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics all died in the fire and only the white couple lived.....?

The fire chief said, "Becasue they were at work."

Toejam said...

A.C.L.U. vs. Islamic School

is a microcosm of:

Israel vs. Palestine

Anonymous said...

Good point Edie, one that most have missed.

Minnesota is a lovely state, assuming you enjoy snow and ice. But the people there are not known for being the smartest in the nation, only perhaps, the most liberal. So, let them enjoy their muslim schools. We'll just wait and see what their feelings are when their malls start blowing up.

There's nothing in the world that can turn a liberal into a conservative faster than reality!