Friday, April 11, 2008

Allah in School

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy is a K-8 charter school in Minnesota. A Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion. An article by Katherine Kersten exposes them for using tax payers' money to run an Islamic school.

Evidence cited by Kersten:

The school shares the headquarters building of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, whose mission is "establishing Islam in Minnesota." The building also houses a mosque.

The executive director, Asad Zaman, is a Muslim imam, or religious leader
Students pray daily

The cafeteria serves halal food - permissible under Islamic law

"Islamic Studies" is offered at the end of the school day as an extra-curricular activity, but none of the school buses leave until this study is over.

Assemblies are held, children are required to perform ritual washing beforehand, and religious leaders lead the children in prayer.

I hope that this will show some Christians in the U.S. how important it is to protect the separation of church and state, and that it also protects them, not just non-believers.

Special thanks to the Friendly Atheist for sharing the article.

Stumble Upon Toolbar

No comments: