Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Muslim mischief afoot - this time in Minnesota

Storm brewing between state and Muslim school.

Accommodation is reached, but the school's Muslim representatives are confrontational and defensive. Why should we be surprised by that? It still sounds like they are being granted special treatment to me. If we tried to implement the same prayer program here at County (the local high school) the ACLU would be on our a$$es so fast we wouldn't know what hit us. And the real bite of it all? The place is taxpayer funded.

Last week, Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) and the Minnesota Department of Education appeared to reach an understanding in the controversy over whether Islam is being promoted at this public school.

But behind the scenes, a storm may be brewing.

TiZA officials have "taken a confrontational road" in discussions with the department, according to Deputy MDE Commissioner Chas Anderson, the department's No. 2 official.

Anderson says that the two sides have not yet reached an agreement on one key issue and that MDE will be closely monitoring TiZA's performance in future months.

Thanks to Katherine Kersten for breaking this story months ago and STICKING with it. You can read more of her latest update here. This problem is not going to be going away anytime soon.