Skip to comments.Seattle-Area District School Board Instructs Teachers to Give Islamic Blessings
Posted on 05/10/2019 8:58:43 PM PDT by marshmallow
SEATTLE, Washington, May 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― As Ramadan began, a public school board urged teachers to assist Muslim pupils in adhering to the annual Muslim fast.
According to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), Dieringer School District in Washington state has asked teachers to follow guidelines set by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about Muslim pupils religious practices during school hours.
In March, CAIR submitted an Informative Letter on Upcoming Islamic Holidays and Religious Accommodations to Superintendent Judy Martinson, the FCDF reported.
Martinson enacted the letter as official district policy when she distributed the letter to school principals, who in turn circulated the letter to all teachers and staff.
CAIR lawyer Amanda Misasi had asked that teachers not schedule tests or important assignments on two Muslim holy days, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha, that these holidays be added to school calendars, that fasting students be allowed to spend the lunch period in the library, and that teachers welcome Muslim students to the classroom during Ramadan by wishing them Ramadan Mubarak (i.e. Have a blessed celebration) or Ramadan Kareem (i.e. May Ramadan be generous to you).
Misasi also requested facilities for in-school prayer.
In addition to supporting Muslim students during Ramadan, you can also support Muslim students in your school by accommodating their need for prayer year-round, she wrote. One or two of which will typically occur during school hours, depending on the time of year.
Daniel Piedra, FCDFs executive director, believes that the instruction to bless Muslim students is a violation of the First Amendment.
By urging teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic, the District is running roughshod over the First Amendments mandate of government neutrality toward religion, he wrote.
A school district would never order teachers to welcome Catholic students during Easter with.......
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This is NOT a Muslim country
Ham sandwich, musbag? Har! Not directed at you...
This is NOT a Muslim country
But it soon will be.
And we will deserve it for letting such nonsense continue.
Let me guess...the teachers are banned from greeting their students with Merry Christmas...or at Easter with He Is Risen...
Time for the mid-Ramadan pig roast.
Bacon muffins in morning, BLT for lunch, pepperoni jerky for snacks.
Seattle, AIDS capitol and sewer of humanity...
Islam is a war plan.
Some people are determined to commit suicide.
And it is working.
No surprise, it’s the public schools and since most conservatives think their particular public schools are ‘wonderful’, they’ll keep sending their poor kids into that rot and defending their ‘wonderful’ schools from those who want to break up the monopoly.
So, given that, we deserve those schools and those policies.
What in the heck!? Is really wrong with these leftists!?
It’s the ultimate virtue signal.
Were a Christian group asking for similar Christian guidelines, the ACLU and the SPLC and others would be filing briefs asserting the “separation clause”.
However, since the original mentions the word “church” and muslims have “mosques”, the clause does not apply ... therefore, let it be known that muslims can have as much religious freedom as they please with mandatory compliance, while any such guideline from a Christian group is forbidden ... and will be prosecuted.
You will convert soon, because your children will demand it.
“teachers welcome Muslim students to the classroom during Ramadan by wishing them Ramadan Mubarak (i.e. Have a blessed celebration) or Ramadan Kareem (i.e. May Ramadan be generous to you).”
Under no circumstances however, will they say “Merry Christmas”.
Separation of religion and state?
Reason number 245 googolplex to homeschool...This is why we need to take over our local board of education. Muslims are going to kill this Judo-Christian nation.
>>a public school board urged teachers to assist Muslim pupils in adhering to the annual Muslim fast.
While at the same time encouraging students to ignore biblical teachings that homosexuality is a sin.
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