April 9, 2008, - 12:43 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
For months, many readers from Minnesota have contacted me about the Muslim Minnesota charter school–the Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) funded by tax dollars, and paraded as a non-religious school. But, in fact, the school violates the separation between church and state extensively, as reported by the primary voice of vigilance against Sharia Islamic law in Minnesota, columnist Katherine Kersten. (She’s the sharp woman who’s been on top of Target kowtowing to Muslim cashiers who won’t ring up pork, Muslim cabbies refusing fares with alcohol and guide dogs for the blind at the airport, etc.)
The problem is, the separation between church and state apparently doesn’t apply to mosque and state. Anything goes with Islam and the usual separations don’t apply, and the ACLU and federal and state governments deliberately turn a blind eye. Kersten’s description of what goes on at the “non-Muslim” Muslim charter school is no surprise to me. We have similar Muslim charter schools in Michigan and Ohio. And, as with most charter schools, the tax dollars flow in, but not the oversight. Small, obscure colleges from far away are in charge of overseeing the schools in Michigan. And they don’t do the job, while Islam dominates the “education” at these madrassahs, er . . . “schools.”
Supposedly, TIZA is a “model” for a national plan of Islamic schools. But, that’s not a “supposedly.” That is the plan and we’re already there. These schools have cropped up all over, and you’re paying for them, while you are not allowed to have your tax dollars go to Christian or Jewish academies.
And in Minneapolis, it’s even worse. Kersten says that the sponsoring organization of the “non-Muslim” Muslim charter school is Islamic Relief. Readers will remember my extensive piece on Islamic Relief a/k/a Islamic Relief-Worldwide, and how it is a HAMAS charity and has gotten over $20 million in goods from the Mormon Church–the Latter Day Saints Church. Islamic Relief was also identified by the Treasury Department as an Al-Qaeda front group. As I wrote, a 2004 Islamic Relief fundraiser I attended glorified beheadings of Americans in the Muslim world and was depicted in a nauseating “dance” skit performed by a Muslim dance troupe of young boys.
The fact that a Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda charity whose HAMAS employees were kicked out of Israel for funding and enabling terrorists is sponsoring a tax-funded “public” charter school in Minnesota should tell you all you need to know. That’s aside from the Islamic religious practices Ms. Kersten details in her disturbing, but not at all surprising, column.
Wake Up, America!
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