In other words, the Court denied CAIR’s (Council on American-Islamic Relations) attempt to impose Islamic blasphemy laws on an American college. CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror-financing trial against the Holy Land Foundation and its former officials, filed an appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a decision dismissing a case against the Maricopa Community College District and one professor for teaching material that the CAIR ‘claims’ is slander against Islam.
AZ Central The Scottsdale professor, Nicholas Damask, and the college came under harsh criticism in May by CAIR when one of his MUSLIM students, Mohamed Sabra, posted three of the professor’s quiz questions on social media.
The questions frame terrorism as a mandate of Islam, leaving no room for interpretation, according to the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The appeal details objections to these questions, after Sabra received wrong marks for stating terrorism in Islam is “always forbidden.”
“Damask misquotes and misuses [quotes] in order to show a distorted message of Islam in his classroom which is on political science, not religion,” said Imam Omar Tawil from the Islamic Community Center of Tempe in a CAIR video press release.
In a statement,CAIR-Arizona Civil Rights Director Ahmed Soussi said: “In addition to violating the Constitution, Professor Nathan Damask put the safety of Muslim students at risk by teaching that the only true and acceptable interpretation of Islam gives all Muslims a ‘mandate’ to kill anyone else.”