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Gym Attire Seen As Latest Attempt to Force Shari'a in US
CNSNews ^ | October 02, 2006 | Monisha Bansal

Posted on 10/02/2006 11:59:58 AM PDT by 300magnum

A Muslim advocacy group's successful argument that a 9th grade student from a Virginia public high school did not have to wear regulation gym attire because of her Muslim religion, has fired up a critic of Islamic radicalism.

The 9th grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va., was "threatened with failing the class if she did not wear shorts," according to a statement released by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

"The student's family contacted CAIR (of Maryland and Virginia) for assistance in resolving the issue. Following discussions with school officials, the student was moved to a different gym class and will be allowed to dress in attire that meets her religious needs," stated CAIR.

The group stated that initially, the girl's teacher told her "the law required that the student wear the shorts."

In light of the dispute over the gym class attire, CAIR also noted that it would conduct diversity training for Lake Braddock's newer staff, as well as "visit local middle and high schools to review their policies for accommodating the religious needs of Muslim students during Ramadan, Eid and throughout the school year."

But Daniel Pipes, a frequent critic of CAIR and the director of the Middle East Forum, told Cybercast News Service that the gym shorts are part of a "campaign" by CAIR to replace rules in the U.S.

It is a campaign "to adapt public schools in the United States to Islamic norms," Pipes said, and "is an integral part of its effort to adapt the country to the Shari'a, or Islamic law."

"Its success in getting the gym rules changed at Lake Braddock [Secondary] School, plus its success in providing 'diversity training' for school staff, have inspired it to become more bold and to 'review the policies' in other middle and high schools in an attempt to bend them too to the Shari'a," Pipes added.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; cair; diversitytraining; islam; islaminamerica; muslims; pc; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; politicalreeducation; sharialaw
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1 posted on 10/02/2006 11:59:59 AM PDT by 300magnum
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To: 300magnum

I guess they would rather the girl go to gym in a burkha, trip over the thing while doing jumping jacks--then they could sue the school.


2 posted on 10/02/2006 12:01:55 PM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: 300magnum


Only a matter of time before there is seriuous civilian blowback if this krap become pervasive.


3 posted on 10/02/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: 300magnum

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.


4 posted on 10/02/2006 12:02:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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To: 300magnum

Make her wear a burka and play basketball. I would pay money to watch that.


5 posted on 10/02/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT by tigtog
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To: 300magnum
She should be kept indoors, illiterate and regularly beaten like a good muslim female. /Extreme sarcasm.
6 posted on 10/02/2006 12:02:44 PM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: 300magnum

If Christians would stand up for their faith half as much as the muslims do....


7 posted on 10/02/2006 12:03:08 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: 300magnum

My kids don't like to wear them either, but they do it.
If they can't follow the rules then get the hell out of our schools.


8 posted on 10/02/2006 12:03:25 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: 300magnum

Where it will eventually lead:

Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal.

Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.

Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.

Egypt - Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith. Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.

Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution.

Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.

Sudan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death.

Pakistan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims. Christians regularly put in prison for charges of blasphemy. Islam is the state religion, and in a court of law the testimony of a Christian carries less weight than that of a Muslim. Section 295(c) of the Penal Code calls for a death sentence for anyone who defiles the name of the Prophet Muhammad and requires the testimony of four Muslims for a conviction. This fosters an environment in which Muslims can feel free to use intimidation and violence against religious minorities for personal gain.

Qatar - Islamic instruction is compulsory in public schools. The government regulates the publication, importation, and distribution of non-Islamic religious literature. The government continues to prohibit proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims.

Malaysia - Under Malaysian law, any convert to Christianity must apply to a shariah (Muslim law) court to legally renounce Islam. Many Christians prefer to remain silent converts rather than take their battle to the shariah courts, where apostasy or conversion out of Islam is punishable by whipping, fines, imprisonment and--in the most extreme application--death.

The Maldives - In the island paradise visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year, Christianity is simply not tolerated. While local Christians – said to number around 300 out of a total population of 300,000 – do get together to worship, they do so at the risk of imprisonment or worse if discovered by the Muslim authorities. Bibles are banned, and tourists can be arrested for trying to bring them into the country.

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/


9 posted on 10/02/2006 12:03:29 PM PDT by 2banana
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To: 300magnum

"Diversity training" is just doublespeak for political re-education.


10 posted on 10/02/2006 12:05:28 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: tigtog

I think this could be a television hit, too. Want to help me set up the American Burkha Basketball League? Next up: burkha mud wrestling,


11 posted on 10/02/2006 12:06:02 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Teddy drank, people sank.)
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To: brooklyn dave
No, their goal is to close the school and replace it with a madrassa where they'll inculcate boys with their evil religion and their perverse misogynism.
12 posted on 10/02/2006 12:06:09 PM PDT by PeterFinn (Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.)
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To: 300magnum
"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future...But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."

-- Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR Spokesperson

"If you choose to live here [in America], you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

-- Omar Ahmad, CAIR co-founder

13 posted on 10/02/2006 12:06:12 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: kinoxi

The Islamic supremacists probably had a problem with her being seen in public by kufir males. Shorts would've been an unbearable torture.


14 posted on 10/02/2006 12:06:24 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: DonaldC

The ACLU fights against Christians, not so TROP.


15 posted on 10/02/2006 12:06:58 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: 300magnum

There is no reason to force someone to wear revealing clothes in gym class. There are plenty of acceptable options including full-length sweat clothes. Sometimes our war causes us to overreact even at the point of being stupid.


16 posted on 10/02/2006 12:07:02 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: 300magnum

Again, you put your kid in public schools as a last and only final resort.. anything less and you are engaging in neglect and child abuse.

Don't trust the government with your health care, but let them have your kids 8 hours a day... Brilliant.


17 posted on 10/02/2006 12:07:59 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: 300magnum
I'll stir this pot ... ;-)

OK, if the school can and must accommodate disabled students in gym class (ADA) then WHY (truthfully) must a student wear shorts, if other non-movement-or-safety-impinging garments are available. The fact that the religion of the student is muslim/islam is largely irrelevant. The issue is WHAT MUST be worn, and the rationale behind it.

I can understand them requiring soft sole shoes with no heels, garments that won't snag on equipment, etc., etc., but why MUST a student wear shorts?

Just so ya know, the answer is to put your kids in private schools or home school and avoid the arbitrariness of public schools.

At our local county pool the County has been able to ENFORCE a policy of requiring swim garments being worn, even if your own personal modesty requirements dictate street clothes. You're in a public pool, and you must wear pool garments. You're not guaranteed modesty. (buy a swimsuit from the late 1902s?)
18 posted on 10/02/2006 12:08:04 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Islamic imperialism and Islamic supremacist advocates.

I like it when people are clear that they seek to toss the Constitution on which this nation is founded. It makes it fair game to call them an enemy of the state.


19 posted on 10/02/2006 12:08:34 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: 300magnum
I disagree - there is nothing wrong with a high school girl trying to be more modest. For whatever reason, religious or otherwise, they shouldn't be forced to bare their legs if they don't want to.

It's not about sharia, it's about modesty. Girls have a right to cover themselves more if they want to. That's freedom, people.

20 posted on 10/02/2006 12:08:54 PM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: tigtog

I volunteer this burqa for adoption as exercise attire.

21 posted on 10/02/2006 12:09:07 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Samsonite! I was WAAAYYY off!)
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To: tigtog
Make her wear a burka and play basketball. I would pay money to watch that.

Close but no burka

22 posted on 10/02/2006 12:09:32 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: osideplanner

Ever swim in sweatpants?


23 posted on 10/02/2006 12:10:27 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: 300magnum

One word = Burumas


24 posted on 10/02/2006 12:11:02 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese, that why I don't sing.)
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To: HamiltonJay

"Again, you put your kid in public schools as a last and only final resort.. anything less and you are engaging in neglect and child abuse."

Oh please.


25 posted on 10/02/2006 12:11:21 PM PDT by Gone GF
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To: Blueflag
Okay, lets say I tell my oldest boy it's alright to dress up as the 'stay-puff marshmallow man' for gym. The requirement for handicapped is just that, a requirement.
26 posted on 10/02/2006 12:11:56 PM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: Blueflag

Maybe they could have put her in sweats or something. Or a tracksuit, I dunno.


27 posted on 10/02/2006 12:12:39 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: 300magnum

What about the seperation of church and state? I bet the ACLU jumps all over this <S. (sound of crickets chirping...) This crap has got to stop. If you want to live in this country you play by this country's rules. You don't like it then get your ass back to where ever you came from. Virginia is slowley going to hell I'm afraid. And if this moonbat Webb gets elected, well time will tell.


28 posted on 10/02/2006 12:12:39 PM PDT by Mane in Virginia (Virginians please join www.vcdl.org)
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To: osideplanner

Here is what could happen if she wears long pants, long top and a head covering.

The teacher wants her to run a mile and its over 90 with high humidity. The girl overheats, passes out and dies. The school will be sued.


29 posted on 10/02/2006 12:12:40 PM PDT by art_rocks
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To: osideplanner

"There is no reason to force someone to wear revealing clothes in gym class. There are plenty of acceptable options including full-length sweat clothes."

I don't know if you are old enough, probably not, but when I was in gym class, we wore incredibly ugly blue one'sies with bloomer bottons that snaped up the front. The plus side was everyone looked hideous in the bloomers.

The schools should bring them back. ( -;


30 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:04 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: 300magnum

"visit local middle and high schools to review their policies for accommodating the religious needs of Muslim students during Ramadan, Eid and throughout the school year."

Looks like CAIR wants muslim kids to be able to wear suicide belts instead of shorts for gym to "honor" ramadan.


31 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:23 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: 300magnum

Our way or the highway.


32 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:26 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: 300magnum; MotleyGirl70
I prefer to see them in their shorty-shorts with "sassy" and "hotie" written on the bottom.
;-)4
33 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaeda)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Only a matter of time before there is seriuous civilian blowback if this krap become pervasive.

You might think so, but looking at photos in the yearbook of my secondary school (Irish term for 'high school'), I remember seeing a photo of a group of girls - all in school uniform - except for one Muslim girl in traditional Islamic attire, no big public backlash ensued.

34 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:42 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: 300magnum

Ready for flaming but I can see people not wanting their daughters to wear shorts and a tshirt. Having said that there must be some alternative that will allow this girl to participate with more restrictive clothing if not in gym class then some other activity (walking)


35 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:43 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: 300magnum

There is room for compromise here, which I don't see they are interested in pursuing, unless I didn't see it. If she doesn't want to wear shorts, then what about pants of some type? Gym pants. I don't see a problem with that.


36 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:48 PM PDT by twigs
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To: Dog Gone

No, I don't swim in sweat pants, but I would if I decided to. And your reason to pass a rule to stop me would be?


37 posted on 10/02/2006 12:13:48 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: 300magnum

Let all students wear sweats if they want. Problem solved. If the Muzzies want any more than that, they can pound sand.

}:-)4


38 posted on 10/02/2006 12:14:06 PM PDT by Moose4 (They caught me white and nerdy.)
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To: art_rocks

As the possibility of a law suit now is much lower I guess.


39 posted on 10/02/2006 12:14:26 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: Dog Gone

Swimming is not the issue. This is gym class.

Leg suits ARE available for swimming (mainly for guys with hairy legs who dont want to shave their legs).

Public schools are famous for arbitrary rules. While I don't the theology behind the request here, I do support the rationale of the parent to question WHY a student MUST wear shorts if other safe/ functional attire can be brought to class.

Speaking out of the other side of my mouth, these people bug me. Wait til they tell me Christmas offends them.


40 posted on 10/02/2006 12:14:37 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: SF Republican

You and I are thinking alike and I agree. See the next post after yours.


41 posted on 10/02/2006 12:14:41 PM PDT by twigs
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To: 300magnum

"It is a campaign "to adapt public schools in the United States to Islamic norms," Pipes said, and "is an integral part of its effort to adapt the country to the Shari'a, or Islamic law."

This is just silly. Tell me again how many non-Muslims they forced to stop wearing shorts? Oh that's right, none.


42 posted on 10/02/2006 12:14:58 PM PDT by Gone GF
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To: Gone GF

Oh please what, tell me where I'm wrong?

You wouldn't live in Section 8 housing.. you don't want government in charge of your health care.. but you willingly hand your kids over to the state.. and make no mistake about it, that's exactly what you do 8 hours a day.

Public schooling should be the schooling of abject last resort.


43 posted on 10/02/2006 12:15:26 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: tigtog

My ? is does the Muslim faith allow for female gym activities?

Is school gym co-ed now a days?

And is that allowed.

I am trying to imagine her on the uneven bars (gymnastics). Impossible.

Do schools even have gym classes anymore. I thought budget woes cut them out.


44 posted on 10/02/2006 12:16:30 PM PDT by Global2010 (Tag line in Prayer.)
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To: HamiltonJay

I thought public schools have local school boards and aren't run by the state or the fed.


45 posted on 10/02/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: 300magnum

CUCK FAIR!


46 posted on 10/02/2006 12:16:50 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: OpusatFR

I remember those when I went to Catholic boarding school in the 50s. I remember in boy's HS hoping those shorts in front of me were on girls instead.


47 posted on 10/02/2006 12:17:16 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: brooklyn dave
Remember that story about girls in Saudi Arabia being burned alive in a school fire because men wouldn't allow them to exit the building uncovered.

These people are deadly serious and must be shut down at every turn.

48 posted on 10/02/2006 12:17:36 PM PDT by Dark Skies (Allah sez "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.")
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To: Gordongekko909
THAT works for me. I remember 'gym' when I was in high school (last century). We wore shorts when it was hot, sweats when it got cold, and mixes in the middle. Why can;t this girl be allowed to wear something other than the school-admin-required shorts?

IF there is a real rationale (like a team uniform) then I'll go with the school. If not, then the Libertarian in me says let her wear something else that's functional and safe.
49 posted on 10/02/2006 12:17:41 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: K4Harty

... and my vote goes to the burquette within.


50 posted on 10/02/2006 12:17:42 PM PDT by knarf (Islamists kill each other ... News wall-to-wall, 24/7 .. don't touch that dial.)
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