Terrorist Front Group CAIR demands that Lewiston School in Maine provide “constitutionally protected religious accommodation,” such as a designated prayer room so one Muslim student can pray in school. So, then, I guess separation of Mosque and State does not apply?
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/4/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for stepped up outreach efforts by the Muslim community in Maine after a severed pig’s head was thrown into one of that state’s mosques during prayers. CAIR said the frozen pig’s head was rolled into the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center late Monday as worshipers bowed in prayer. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said the use of pigs or pork products is a favorite theme of Islamophobic bigots who wish to attack or insult Muslims. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork. LINK
LEWISTON — A national Muslim civil rights organization TERRORIST FRONT GROUP has filed a formal request with the Lewiston School Department to allow a middle school student to pray on school property. The group also wants Lewiston to modify existing policy and provide “constitutionally protected religious accommodation,” such as a designated prayer room.
The group has also requested the school department institute diversity training for school staff, and to ensure the middle-schooler won’t face retaliation because of her request to pray at the Lewiston Middle School.
According to the Washington, D.C.,-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, seventh-grader Nasra Aden had been routinely “praying discreetly during her free time or lunch break in a corner of a school hallway.” But, on Tuesday, CAIR asserts a teacher told Aden “never to pray on school property” after Aden was seen preparing to kneel in prayer in a corner of one of the hallways.
After Aden told her mother, Jamad Warsame, what happened, Warsame spoke with school Principal Maureen Lachappelle and asked the school to accommodate her daughter’s desire to pray. According to CAIR, Warsame’s request was rebuffed and she has been “forced to pick up her daughter every day and take her to a nearby park to pray.” Lachappelle said Aden is not being forced to leave school to pray, but that the district accommodated her mother’s request for her to leave the campus this past week for prayer.
Lewiston Superintendent Leon Levesque, who learned of CAIR’s written accusations hours after a press release had already been published on various Web sites, said, “Students are free to pray quietly during class if they choose as long as it’s not disruptive,” because “prayer is constitutionally protected in schools.” “They can pray audibly or silently,” and are subjected to the same rules of order as apply to other students in the school. “We have never denied a student’s right to pray,” he said.
Aden’s uncle, Ismail Warsame, who lives in Orono, said Lachappelle and another school official told the family that because the school department “could not provide a room for Muslims to pray, it was against the school policy for anyone to pray.” Lachappelle disputes that was the department’s explanation.
Lachappelle said she told Jamad Warsame that the school department cannot provide special prayer rooms for students of any religion, but that “students certainly have a right to pray in school. We know that’s their constitutional right.”
A lot of kids pray silently in school,” Lachappelle said, at their desks before a test or during study hall. “We don’t promote prayer and we don’t deny” students’ right to pray, she said. “We’re neutral.”
Levesque said that staff is trained to protect the right of students to pray, and he’s certain many students do pray unnoticed. The district also allows religious clubs to meet in school buildings before and after school, and that students are permitted to be excused from school for religious holidays.
In a written statement, Ismail Warsame called school officials’ alleged actions in responding to Aden’s effort to pray “a stunning scenario of lack of multicultural competency” and “clear violation of our constitutional rights to free religious expression.”
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Warsame also accused Lachappelle of hanging up on him as he was asking whether the school department would accommodate the family’s request to accommodate the specific religious needs of certain students. Lachappelle acknowledged she did end a phone conversation with Warsame abruptly because “he wouldn’t take no for an answer.”
According to Lachappelle, after an involved conversation about the school’s position on allowing silent prayer, she said she told Warsame that “this is what the ruling is. We’re disagreeing, and I’m following district policy. I feel we need to end this conversation.”
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said Friday that if the Lewiston School Department did not address its four requests to allow prayer, modify school policy, institute training and protect Aden from retaliation, “we wouldn’t really have much choice but to take the case further” because “the student has the legal right and the constitutional right to pray in school in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment.” SUN JOURNAL
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So why is it that only Muslims, both students and adults, are provided special accommodations? Jewish students also consider pork products to be unclean, but, they are not accommodated as Muslims are by the public school system. Christianity has been marginalized as even Chrisimas trees in the public school system and the public forum are disappearing thanks to the anti-Christianity PC police.
Instead, Islam and all-things-Muslim are now not only being accommodated but, apparently revered and placed above other religions-by members of our politically-correct society – a society that is quick to demand “human rights” for those who would destroy us but, will not apply those same rights to Americans who object to these inequities. The Terrorist Front Group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is now considered a mainstream group within the USA. But CAIR supports Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist organizations that have the destruction of Israel, the United States, and Western civilization as their goals. Yet we allow them to exist within our midst, and until recently, following members of their group being named as co-conspirators in terrorism investigations by the FBI. have given them government support and recognition.
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has joined CAIR in filing countless lawsuits against US citizens, municipalities, cities, businesses and even individuals, in effect to promote Islam and place it in a position above other belief systems. Even though, in Islamic societies, there is no ‘separation of mosque and state.’ In Muslim countries, religions other than Islam are either not allowed and non-Muslims are regularly persecuted and/or killed.
What this latest of Muslims’ demands illustrates is that we are now not only affording special privileges to these “guests” in our country but are placing their needs above that of non-Muslims. Even members of the Democrat-controlled Congress have tried to appease and placate these enemies-as well as providing them with credibility, while condemning Republicans who have called for an investigation of CAIR’S attempts to infiltrate Congress with Muslim interns as spies. As our leaders provide aid and comfort to our enemies, the ACLU and CAIR sue anyone who complains about Islam or its practices and schools now require the teaching of Islamic studies. How long until we all will be forced to bow down to Allah? —BNI
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