Ann Arbor, Aug 28, 2007 / 09:13 am (CNA).- The New York City Department of Education approved a proposal to open a publicly funded Muslim school. The decision, however, is not going by unchallenged.
The Thomas More Law Center announced yesterday that it will represent a group of citizens opposed to the Sept. 4 opening of Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA)...
The school will immerse its students in Islamic culture and has three fundamentalist Islamist imams on its Board of Advisors, as well as other promoters with connections to militant Islamic organizations, the Law Center pointed out.
Wow! A publicly funded madrassa! Now, isn't that special?
The New York Department of Education denies it will be a madrassa, but even still it obviously fails the Lemon Test not to mention that under the 14th Amendment if an Islamic school is supported with publich funds any religion should (in theory) be able to have a school supported by tax dollars.
One more excerpt from the article:
The Law Center also noted that New York City School Chancellor, Joel Klein, who is aggressively promoting this Islamic school, also refused to allow two Christian students to display a Nativity Christmas. This is “another example of how political correctness is leading to a malicious double standard when it comes to religious expression in public schools,” said Thompson.
I was going to comment on this paragraph, but I think it speaks for itself about the growing malice toward Christianity in our country.