Skip to comments.Holder's Dept. Of (Social) Justice
Posted on 12/15/2010 4:29:09 PM PST by Kaslin
Politics: This Justice Department's social activism knows no bounds. First it meddled in a border state's right to protect itself. Now it's trying to rewrite school policy to pander to Muslim law.
On Monday, Justice sued an Illinois school district for rejecting a Muslim teacher's request to take a three-week leave of absence to travel to Mecca. The suit claims that the Berkeley School District discriminated against middle-school instructor Safoorah Khan, whose religion "required" her to perform the hajj, and is seeking damages for this so-called victim.
But it's not stopping there. It seeks an order mandating school officials adopt policies accommodating all Muslim customs, no matter how unreasonable.
Attorney General Eric Holder is fulfilling a promise to pander to the special interests of Muslims. In June 2009, he pledged "a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community" that includes "robust enforcement" of "religious freedoms."
"We are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans" in the workplace, housing market and schools, he said, adding that he was making it "a top priority."
Earlier this month, Holder spoke in San Francisco at the annual dinner of an anti-FBI group called the Muslim Advocates, whom he described as "partners in our work to promote tolerance."
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Needing updates on this case. Is there a school district legal defense fund I can contact? What can we do to help the school in their/our battle against this ?
We must stay on top of this.. we must !
The whole lawsuit is bogus. She is supposed to perform the hajj once in her lifetime if possible. The Muslim year is 354 or 355 days, so all the festivals move through the seasons. All she has to do is wait until the time for the hajj is during the summer when she can go to Mecca and not miss any days of work.
But you get expelled for making the sign of the cross.
Isn’t she a member of Illinois school district Teacher’s Union? Don’t they have to negotiate time off with the school system? So why isn’t the DOJ suing the Teachers Union?
Things have really changed in the 40+ years it's been sense I went there . . .
Interesting, Safoorah Khan is not listed in the Staff Directory. I wonder why . . . [scratches chin]
A new teacher with less than one year teaching, asked for 3 weeks off. School District denied request because it was not within the guidelines of the negotiated union contract.
The mooslime teacher pitched a hissy fit and quit. Now the mooslime former teacher wants her old job back, with 3 years back pay (including interest).
It wouldn’t surprise me if she was a converted Muslim
He was also for amnesty until he figured out during the campaign conservatives would not tolerate it. Snake in the grass.