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ACLU Sues Islamic Charter School Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA)

January 21, 2009

I can not believe I am siding with the ACLU

Snow cones must be selling like hot cakes in Hades right about now.
ACLU sues TiZA charter school

by Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio
January 21, 2009

A Twin Cities Islamic culture charter school is being accused of illegally promoting religion with taxpayer money. That’s the gist of a lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union against the TIZA Academy, which has campuses in Inver Grove Heights and Blaine.

Podcast of MPR news report

Click here to d/l the complaint (Pdf).

The questioning of why TIZA should be funded by taxpayer money has been discussed for some time. For instance in this report by Katherine Kersten of the Star Tribune
“Are taxpayers footing bill for Islamic school in Minnesota?”

TIZA’s strong religious connections date from its founding in 2003. Its co-founders, Zaman and Hesham Hussein, were both imams, or Muslim religious leaders, as well as leaders of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS-MN).

According to the MPR report Joe Nathan of the Center for School Choice at the University of Minnesota disagrees that TIZA promotes religion.

“This is a school that is quite clearly not promoting one particular religion in its curriculum, in its assignments and in the materials that are used,” he says. “I have seen religious materials used to promote one religion or another, in math or history or science, and so on, and I’ve found quite the opposite. In fact, what I’ve found was a real promotion of inclusion and tolerance and acceptance.”

Joe Nathan couldn’t be more wrong. Or blind. Full dhimmi mode. Traitor.

Since then, they have played dual roles: Zaman as TIZA’s principal and the current vice-president of MAS-MN, and Hussein as TIZA’s school board chair and president of MAS-MN until his death in a car accident in Saudi Arabia in January.

TIZA shares MAS-MN’s headquarters building, along with a mosque.

TIZA shares quarters with MAS-MN’s headquarters and a mosque, TIZA board chair was also (Pres of MAS-MN) up to his death in Jan ’08 and TIZA principal is also (VP of MAS-MN) That SCREAMS Islam.

On page two of Kerston’s report we learn the truth.

Publicly, TIZA emphasizes that it uses standard curricular materials like those found in other public schools. But when addressing Muslim audiences, school officials make the link to Islam clear. At MAS-MN’s 2007 convention, for example, the program featured an advertisement for the “Muslim American Society of Minnesota,” superimposed on a picture of a mosque. Under the motto “Establishing Islam in Minnesota,” it asked: “Did you know that MAS-MN … houses a full-time elementary school”? On the adjacent page was an application for TIZA.

Not only that MSN-MN attempted to enforce Islamic Sharia laws in the US.
BTW There was a also a Muslim cabbie foot bath controversy in an Indy airport

MAS-MN came to Minnesotans’ attention in 2006, when it issued a “fatwa,” warning Muslim taxi drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that transporting passengers with alcohol in their baggage is a violation of Islamic law.

Info on MSA-MN from Discover the Networks.
TIZA being a taxpayer funded religious school is the least of it. Keep in mind what I had pointed out above.

As of early June 2007, the Minnesota chapter of MAS featured the following anti-Semitic, pro-jihad quotes on its website,
# “The Holy Prophet (and through him the Muslims) has been reassured that he should not mind the enmity, the evil designs and the machinations of the Jews …”

# “In view of the degenerate moral condition of the Jews and the Christians, the Believers have been warned not to make them their friends and confidants.”

# “If you gain victory over the men of Jews, kill them.”

# “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'”

# “‘May Allah curse Jews and Christians for they turned the graves of their Prophets into places of worship’, for they turned the graves of their Prophets into places of worship’

# “A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal … Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr.”

Archived linkage since then MSA-MN has scrubbed their site

Some background on MSN-MN’s parent org the Muslim American Society (MAS) from the Discover the Networks article

In May 2005, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross reported in The Weekly Standard that MAS is a U.S. front group for the Muslim Brotherhood — a claim supported by a September 19, 2004 Chicago Tribune story — and, as such, wishes to see the United States governed by sharia, or Islamic law. “The message that all countries should be ruled by Islamic law,” writes Gartenstein-Ross, “is echoed throughout MAS’s membership curriculum. For example, MAS requires all its adjunct members to read Fathi Yakun’s book To Be a Muslim. In that volume, Yakun spells out his expansive agenda: ‘Until the nations of the world have functionally Islamic governments, every individual who is careless or lazy in working for Islam is sinful.'”

Worst of all the schools sponsor Islamic Relief-USA is linked to the terrorist org Hamas.
Read it all!

Final thoughts. I say not only should TIZA not be funded by taxpayer monies. I would go as far as to say they should be shut down immediately if not sooner. To many radical Islamic connections. Way out of any comfort zone. The last thing the US needs is young impressionable minds of immigrant children who in lieu of learning to assimilate being influenced by the characters connected with TIZA and their counterparts.

If they care to promote Islam over and above all else including democracy and freedom, then they should go back to where ever the hell it is they came from.

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Provacation Alert – Islam in U.S. Public schools
America’s Wahhabi Invasion – Forewarned is Forearmed
Friday Night Quickie – Baltimore County Public School Officials Put The Kibosh On Muslim Holiday’s
Dhimmitude Attitude – Carver Elementry San Diego
Stop The Madrassa – Khalil Gibran International Academy
Awareness Alert – Khalil Gibran Academy [updated]
Principle of KGIA Dhabah Almontaser Resigns!
KGIA: Agenda Driven Curriculum Fuled By Radical Islamist Views (?)
Pace University Dhimmitude Attitude [Updated]
WEB ALERT- c.a.i.r. Pressures School Board To Remove Jewish and Christian Holiday
Dhimmitude Attitude – Oak Lawn School District 122
Crackin’ The Whip…


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