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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  • KB Cook

    surprised? nope – me neither. Deerfieldistan has expanded its boundaries extensively and ignored the law of OUR land entirely.

  • Gailmarie

    Parents must begin to stand against this….. Go to the school board meetings boaring as they can be you can stop this kind of stuff if you show up.. Parents your children need you to pay attention to whats going on in the school system.. Heard of Common Core? Go to your local school board meetings..

  • RonSr

    Perhaps we as Christian America should do the same things the Muslims who have invaded our society should do, we should get rid of all unbelievers in the same way they wish to get rid of us, the Muslims here are the ones who need to be abolished from the human race.

    • NeverGiveIn

      I totally agree with you, Ron. This is our country and if they don't like our values and beliefs, then they can leave. If they refuse to leave, then we should forcefully kick them out. If they want to wage war against Christians, then Christians have a duty to fight them and beat them. Christians have the one true God, and God will not allow His own to be defeated if you truly love and obey your God.

    • Velma Saccone

      If we Christians cannot say the Lord's Prayer in school or at school functions, then why oh why are the Muslims allowed to practice their religion in our schools??? Could it be because our President is a Muslim?

    • Beeta

      I so agree with you!!! If we do not do it now latter will be to late.!

  • David

    Id check the the schools systems head for bribe taking.

  • sunflower

    Michigan does not have the sense to stand up for much. They will shut their schools down for fifty cents but will let the muslims dictate their authority and shove them around. From now on there will be a an office for the imam free of charge to oversee the prayers, paid for by the tax payers.

  • arrbuc

    We need to start a petition to congress and the senate. To stop immigration of all nations until we can manage what is here. National Security is the reason.

    • Velma Saccone

      I agree.

  • American Infidel

    Writing your congressman, writing you senator isn't going to cut it. We need to prepare for the inevitable which us being ready to take our country back by force and rid America of any religion that will not go by the our constitution

  • Beeta

    If the people of Michigan do not stand up to these muslims it will be a disease that will travel across this nation. It has turned to moslem Gangs in Minn. The moslems are here with an agenda and that is to take our nation over and make it an islamist country… Obama is their advocate in this also. He has the same agenda . People better stand up and fight these people before it is to late and they lop your head off as they do consistently to people that do not agree with their Ideology. It is now or never people. The are multiplying like rabbits for this purpose. Obama is bringing them here by the thousands every month. Wake up people we are at war with Islam and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. Look at the middle east after Obama turned the terrorist lose there to kill the leaders that were keeping these animals in check. Same will happen here if we do not wake up!

  • Anaid

    If they buckled down and let Islam win, They need to have all government funding for the school district taken away from them. This is not Irac and they can always go back home if they do.'r like the LAWS in AMERICA. Who is holding them hostage and maki.g them stay in AMERICA? Not the citizens of this fine country. So I say go home and pray on your own schools, your way. NOT ON MY TAX DOLLARS.

  • jewhader

    youtube "barbara lerner spectre"