Muslim group CAIR has hijacked Michigan school system

muslim-school-prayersThe Council on American-Islamic Relations apparently believes in freedom of religion for itself, but freedom from religion for all other faiths, and has the audacity to impose this cockeyed reasoning on Michigan’s public schools.

In April, CAIR’s Michigan chapter demanded that a Detroit-area school district essentially advocate one particular religion — Islam — over all others.

CAIR lodged its complaint against the Dearborn School District, claiming that the school system didn’t accommodate Muslim students wishing to participate in prayer on school grounds.

After CAIR staff met with Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston, the district “implemented a policy which fully accommodates student-led prayer in all the schools,” according to the Arab-American News.

After the Dearborn public school system rolled over to its demands, CAIR is expanding its efforts. “CAIR-MI is currently in discussion with Melvindale Public Schools to get similar accommodations for students that are now in place for Dearborn Public Schools,” according to the same report.

Making CAIR’s demands to allow for in-school prayer especially hypocritical was an even that took place in October.

The very same Michigan chapter of CAIR sent a letter to the Roseville Public School system complaining that permission slips were being handed out so that students could attend Bible classes, according to a CAIR press release.

The classes were not held on school property, but rather at a local Baptist church. In addition. the school didn’t provide transportation to or from the Bible classes, and attendance didn’t excuse the students from keeping up with their regular school work.

Nonetheless, CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid found the practice objectionable, and wrote:

School staff and teachers are not to serve as advocates for one particular religion or congregation within a religion by passing out slips inviting parents to give permission for their children to attend religious instruction. . . According to the United States Supreme Court, the First Amendment clearly requires that public school students and their parents are never given the impression that their school/school district prefers a specific religion over others or sanctions religion in general.

Just like Dearborn would do six months later, the Roseville Public School system backed down to CAIR’s demands. It “apologized to CAIR-MI for the distribution of the permission slips and said district principals will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting,” as CAIR disclosed.

What’s more CAIR’s argument that “school staff and teachers are not to serve as advocates for one particular religion” should have come back to bite the organization in the backside six months later. That was precisely what it demanded Dearborn do — advocate for a particular religion.

Townhall’s Kyle Olson observed, “Muslims can conduct religious activities within a public school, but Christians can’t go off-site to receive voluntary Bible lessons? What’s wrong with this picture?”

There’s plenty wrong, I’d say.

H/T Townhall.

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155 thoughts on “Muslim group CAIR has hijacked Michigan school system

  1. mark says:

    I can see what you are saying, I personally do not agree with Muslims being able to have prayer time during school. Let me state my theory, allow prayer for all religions, in fact make it mandatory, for every student to take a class about every other religion and at a certain time of the day they would have to have prayer time for their religion period, problem solved.

  2. Me2 says:

    should keep state and church separate ..school 2..i dont want someone pushing their beliefs on my kids

  3. Lola says:

    I did read the article. Kyle Olson's observation is a flawed one. Christians CAN go off-site to receive voluntary Bible lessons. I read nowhere in the article that the lessons were cancelled. However, the school can't hand out permission slips to the lessons. The church should hand out their own permission slips. It's called separation of church and state. And the "religious activities" of the Muslims isn't being forced on anyone or promoted by the school. In case you didn't know, Muslims have to pray in the direction of their holy cities during certain time of the day. This would require them to leave class for that period of time to go pray and that is why to school needed to grant them permission so that children wouldn't just be walking out of class. It's not like the whole class is having to pray or that Islam is now part of the curriculum. When the Muslim children leave to go pray, people in the classroom probably barely even notice it. Additionally, no one is stopping Christian children from praying if they want to. All of you hateful "Christians" are going to be in for a rude awakening in years to come. Muslims live in America, they work, they love, they laugh, they contribute to the economy. They are just regular people like everyone else, and the sooner you accept this and get over your ill-conceived notions that this is a Christian country and everyone believes what you do, the better. We are moving forward, not backward. No one is taking your rights away, we are just allowing other people rights that they should have had in the first place. I suggest you all focus on keeping true to your own faith and trying to be good people rather than sitting at your computers, hate-mongering, and insulting people that you don't understand. Islam isn't the epidemic that is destroying this country, it is being destroyed by ignorance and hate.

  4. Moses says:

    Clearly you need to brush up on your reading comprehension skills if that is what you understood from this article.

  5. Moses says:

    Sorry you feel that way

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