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Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill
The Blaze ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:49:09 AM PDT by GraceG

An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”

Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation.

“It’s still a criminal charge. It happened at the school and it involved a student,” Kosinski said. The police department could not release any additional information.

Stephanie Bennett, the mother of the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted at Butts Road Intermediate School, told TheBlaze in an emotional phone interview that Harris has a disturbing trend of “indoctrinating” students with Islamic teachings. She also said the teacher openly campaigns for President Barack Obama in the classroom.

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TOPICS: Activism; General Discusssion; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: cair; islam; multiculturalism; muslim; taraharris; virginia
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I am speechless....
1 posted on 10/18/2012 8:49:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I gotcher islamic hand sign right here.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: GraceG

What the hell???


3 posted on 10/18/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Obyebye 2012)
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To: T Minus Four

Yeah, Ditto. ,|,


4 posted on 10/18/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: GraceG

Eventually We the People need to rise up and hang the elites that are forcing their one world, multicultural, garbage on us.

I not referring to this teacher, but to the elites that are at the top on the food chain.

And I mean “hang by the neck until dead”.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 8:55:31 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: T Minus Four

Exactly!


6 posted on 10/18/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Obyebye 2012)
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To: GraceG
I agree....just wow...

This looks like it has been going on....TALK TO YOUR KIDS.....EVERY DAY AFTER SCHOOL.

My little 5 year old came home from kindergarten and reported that teachers didn't make much money.

The following year, I put her in Catholic school and paid the extra tuition. She got a real education from them. Went on to college TOTALLY AT HER OWN EXPENSE and is now a vice president at a major bank. Hard work!!

7 posted on 10/18/2012 8:57:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: GraceG

No picture of Tara with the article. Let me guess...


8 posted on 10/18/2012 8:58:24 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Get your children *OUT* of the government school collective!!!

How much evidence do you need that you must do this ASAP for the benefit and protection of your own children?

Do *NOT* feed this horrible beast with your own children!

The time for hanging will come if they ever try to forbid us from educating our own children.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 8:58:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: GraceG

The ACLU, the Feedom From Religion Brigade, the Atheists, will hold a press conference in three...two..one......(crickets chirping)


10 posted on 10/18/2012 8:59:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: GraceG

I’ve never heard of “Islamic hand signs” before. When I read the description (a sort of upside-down A), it sounded like Teach was trying to show them how to make gang signs. Or maybe Islamic hand-signs and gang signs are one and the same.

In any case, I’m glad the girl’s mother was on top of things, but if it’s true that this teacher is working for Obama in the classroom and pushing Islam, it sounds like there are a lot of parents who should be joining her in getting that teacher fired.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by livius
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To: GraceG

The most disgusting thing that I have noticed is the deep and abiding love that leftists have for jihadis.
There is no rational reason for that love.
I will take a stab at why this love exists.

Leftism and jihadism are both totalitarian world-control ideologies.
Both hate Christianity and Judaism.
Both require suspension of rational thinking.
Both are against human nature.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Beware the alliance of liberals and jihadis.)
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To: GraceG
You mean like this Islamic giving hand signs?








13 posted on 10/18/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GraceG

This is like a Jack Chick tract come to life.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 9:06:18 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: GraceG

This kind of crap is why my oldest daughter’s 3 children are in private schools, and my youngest son’s child is in a christian school...


15 posted on 10/18/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT by little-e ((Get the muslim out of my White House--then fumigate it))
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To: GraceG

Glad my BFF’s kids go to a private school in VB!


16 posted on 10/18/2012 9:13:37 AM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. ~ CE)
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To: GraceG

Well, the article said they terminated the teacher. I hope this means she gets no legal representation from them.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by goldi
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To: I want the USA back
The most disgusting thing that I have noticed is the deep and abiding love that leftists have for jihadis.
There is no rational reason for that love.
I will take a stab at why this love exists.

You're not alone in thinking that this attraction is some twisted application of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." (Never mind what those jihadis, when they come to power, would do to Unitarian lesbians who don't want to wear burqas.)

18 posted on 10/18/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: livius

There’s no such thing. Sounds like a Westernized recent addition. I can assure all that any Muslim trying to flash a “hand sign” in a Muslim country would get a stern dressing down by a cleric or their family.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 9:22:08 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: I want the USA back

Oh you should hear the leftists talking about the “poor downtrodden Palistinians” who are at the mercy of the evil Joooooooooooooooooooos and the stupid Methodists who let them come present their claptrap at their meetings, along with references to the “evil Jooooooooooooooooooooooooos” as “dogs”.

Well, let me tell you, they thought they had a mutual admiration society there to present their lies to, but I gave them what for right in front of everybody and challenged them blow by blow.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 9:25:43 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GraceG

I’ve never heard of “Islamic hand signs” before. When I read the description (a sort of upside-down A), it sounded like Teach was trying to show them how to make gang signs. Or maybe Islamic hand-signs and gang signs are one and the same.

In any case, I’m glad the girl’s mother was on top of things, but if it’s true that this teacher is working for Obama in the classroom and pushing Islam, it sounds like there are a lot of parents who should be joining her in getting that teacher fired.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: GraceG

where’s the mug shot


22 posted on 10/18/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Found it. It's ancient. Due to it's links to superstition, I can see no way it would be freely used in public in the Middle East. In the six years I lived in Saudi Arabia, I never saw it used or mentioned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa

23 posted on 10/18/2012 9:33:42 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GraceG

It is going to be time to take out the trash soon, or we’re going to live in a third world dump.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: I want the USA back
Leftism and jihadism are both totalitarian world-control ideologies.

You got it. Hitler found that the best Nazi recruits came from converting Communists.

You essentially have a spectrum. At one end you have the ideas of individual liberty and individuals being free to pursue their own goals, and at the other end you have the idea that the individual is the property of the Group (whether that group is the Islamic Ummah or the Communist State).

25 posted on 10/18/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: T Minus Four

Amen Brother.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: livius

Yes, most gangs have hand signs.k


27 posted on 10/18/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Those are all over the place in the street markets of the Old City of Jerusalem. My guess is they’ve become a good souvenir item for all the stupid tourists. Definitely superstitious in origin though.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: GraceG

A local teacher played this for the class, along with the same for the VP debate. It’s not close to what happened in VA, but It still troubles me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ti2S7Py25w


29 posted on 10/18/2012 9:55:39 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans diedI)
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To: yldstrk
where’s the mug shot


30 posted on 10/18/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

openly campaigning for Obama is probably happening in every classroom in this country. My niece tells stories of teachers who belittle christians and religion.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 10:12:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eva
That's terrible! If my child was shown that video in public school, I'd be in the Principal’s office showing them what a pissed off parent looks like!
32 posted on 10/18/2012 10:18:38 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: GraceG
Stories like these make me think less like a Christian and more a Messianic Odinist...just give the socialist jihadis' bodies to Odin's ravens and let Christ deal with their souls as He chooses...


33 posted on 10/18/2012 10:34:26 AM PDT by Tuanedge (The buffalo hates the tiger, but the tiger loves the buffalo.)
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34 posted on 10/18/2012 10:35:54 AM PDT by randita
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To: yldstrk
Oh you should hear the leftists talking about the “poor downtrodden Palistinians” who are at the mercy of the evil Joooooooooooooooooooos and the stupid Methodists who let them come present their claptrap at their meetings, along with references to the “evil Jooooooooooooooooooooooooos” as “dogs”.

Well, let me tell you, they thought they had a mutual admiration society there to present their lies to, but I gave them what for right in front of everybody and challenged them blow by blow.

Excellent work, keep it up!

I'm sure they (and their supporters) were not happy hearing the truth.

35 posted on 10/18/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: liberalh8ter

The one from the VP debate was even worse. It’s not my child, though. It’s a child that my daughter has been taking care of before and after school. Her mother is a principal in the school district and not likely to be sympathetic to my complaint.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans diedI)
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To: GraceG
Main article: Raka'ah

Each Salah is made up of a repeating unit or cycle called a raka'ah. The number of raka'ahs for the five daily worship can be found below. A basic raka'ah is made up of these parts.

Standing

A Muslim raises his hands to recite Takbeeratul-Ihram in prayer

Main article: Standing in salah

If this is the first raka'ah, the prayer is commenced by the saying of the takbir, which is الله أَكْبَر (transliteration "allāhu 'akbar", meaning God is Greater). The hands are raised level with shoulders or level with top of the ears, with fingers apart and not spaced out or together. This is done before, with or after the takbir. One who wants to show respect will hold their hands there for about a few 5 extra seconds extending the takbeer. [22][note 1]

Both arms are placed over the chest, with the right arm over the left.[23]

If this is the first raka'ah, a supplication praising God is said such as سُبحَانَکَ اللّٰھُمَّ وَ بِحَمدِکَ وَ تَبَارَکَ اسمُکَ وَ تَعَالٰی جَدُّکَ وَ لَا ِالٰہَ غَیرُک

Subhaanak-Allaahumma, wa bihamdika, wa tabaarakasmuka, wa ta'aalaa jadduka, wa laa ilaaha ghayruka.[24]

Muslims then ask refuge from God from such as 'acūdhu bi-llāhi min ash-shayṭāni r-rajīm.[25]

The recitation of the Quran begins with b-ism illāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm.[26]

Surah Al-Fatiha is recited.[26]

If this is the first or second raka'ah, the recitation of Al-Fatiha is followed with a recitation from any other section from the Quran of choice.[27]

The takbeer is said again and the hands are raised as previously described and the next position, ruku', begins.[28]

Bowing

Main article: Ruku'

The palms are placed on the knees, with finger spaced out. The back is erected at an angle at which poured water may not fall from it.[29]

Some of many types of remembrances of God are recited for this situation such as سبحان ربى العظيم (transliteration subḥāna rabbī al-caẓīm, meaning "Glory to my Lord, the Most Magnificent") three times or more.[30]

If you say it more than three times, you should recite an odd number and recite the same amount for sajdahs... Allah gives more reward for this I'tidal and stopping

I'tidal is the standing again after ruku'. The back is straightened and the hands are raised as in takbir as mentioned before but saying سمع الله لمن حمده (transliteration samica allāhu li-man ḥamidah, meaning "Allah listens and responds to the one who praises him").[31]

Some of many praises to God are said for this situation such as ربنا لك الحمد (transliteration rabbanā wa-laka al-ḥamd, meaning "O our Lord! And all praise is for You").[32]

The takbir is said and the hands are either raised or do not raised as mentioned before as the next position, prostration, begins with hands on the ground before knees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah

http://www.muslimgateway.com/community/prayer/articles/f_lib_article_hc_islam.html

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37 posted on 10/18/2012 11:13:35 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Eva
Home schooling is the only recourse for sane, loving parents.
38 posted on 10/18/2012 11:15:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: GraceG

> ...Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill

Sadly,

:) :) :) -— Hussein is Happy -— (: (: (:


39 posted on 10/18/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Col Freeper

Col Freeper are you banned? Your page says you are, why?


40 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:58 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
What?

Banned again, eh?

That Jim and John, they are such persistent little devils.

Ah, but they don't realize (shh, don't let them hear us) that I have the secret code for unbanning myself!

Just a little tweak in the code .... and .... voila, the banning has been reversed!

Take a look at my page now!

Do you want me to adjust your grades to all "A"s?

I can do that for you for a very reasonable cost: Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, or .... cash in an envelope ... just let me know.

41 posted on 10/18/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper

You are awesome


42 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Rats! Jim must have overheard us. See my web page now.

Hmmmmm, this might seriously impact my secret plan to take over the world.

43 posted on 10/18/2012 3:51:12 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper

That is hilarious!


44 posted on 10/18/2012 3:56:19 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Am I right in assuming you would like to be able to accomplish that on your home page?
45 posted on 10/18/2012 3:59:14 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper

No, actually COL you are NOT right about that, why ever would I want that?


46 posted on 10/18/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
LOL, easy now.

I thought you had realized by now that I was pulling your leg a bit, and that all of those entries on my page are fake, especially the fake comment attributed to Jim.

Once, long ago, Humblegunner coded his home page to look like he had been banned, because he has a lot of FReepers calling for him to be banned.

I took a look at the code he used and replicated it on my page. I had forgotten about it until your post asking about it.

I was teasing you a bit, and thought you understood.

When I asked you if you wanted to replicate it on your page, I meant did you want to know how to fake being banned on your home page (i.e., it's just displayed text, and has no impact on FR in any way).

Sorry you didn't catch on that you were being teased -- have a nice day.

47 posted on 10/18/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper

It’s ok, you are funny. But no, I am retarded when it comes to IT


48 posted on 10/18/2012 4:43:37 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Oldpuppymax

49 posted on 10/18/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: I want the USA back
Leftism and jihadism are both totalitarian world-control ideologies. Both hate Christianity and Judaism.
Another possibility, because of this common hatred, they gravitate toward each other in an unholy alliance of convenience. An alliance based on the assumption that "an enemy of my enemy is my freind". And we all know what happens when we ASSume.
50 posted on 10/18/2012 5:12:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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