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ACLU to sue Twin Cities charter school that caters to Muslims
Star Tribune ^ | 1/21/09 | Randy Furst and Sarah Lemagie

Posted on 01/21/2009 11:48:06 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota said it will file suit today against a publicly funded charter school, alleging that it is promoting the Muslim religion and that its directors are using a holding company to illegally funnel taxpayer dollars to a Muslim organization.

The suit was to be filed this afternoon in U.S. District Court against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, known as TIZA, and the Minnesota Department of Education, which the ACLU says is at fault for failing to uncover and stop the alleged transgressions. The suit names the department and Alice Seagren, the state education commissioner, as co-defendants.

The department investigated the Twin Cities school last year, and the school said it had taken corrective actions in response to concerns about the practicing of religion in the school. TIZA officials have previously said they are in compliance with federal and state regulations...

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aclu; aliceseagren; america; churchandstate; cult; education; federal; islam; islamic; islamictheocracy; islaminamerica; jihad; middleeast; minnesota; mosqueandstate; muslimbrotherhood; religion; school; state; stealth; sue; tarekibnziyadacademy; taxpayers; teachers; terrorism; tiza; twincities; usconstitution; usdistrictcourt; usgovernment; wot
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1 posted on 01/21/2009 11:48:07 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Gee, put this in the ‘Things I never thought I would see in my life’ catagory....


2 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:10 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Pigs flying?


3 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:26 AM PST by SouthTexas (Danger, Danger .. Will Robinson)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Someone que the Hell Freezes over picture. The ACLU? who would have thunk it.!


4 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:26 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

I am shocked that the ACLU is actually taking action against a religion other than Christianity.


5 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:33 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is double plus ungood.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

What’s the catch? It makes me very worried when I think the ACLU may be doing something correctly!


6 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:49 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Badeye
Gee, put this in the ‘Things I never thought I would see in my life’ catagory....

Ditto

7 posted on 01/21/2009 11:50:58 AM PST by wastedyears (Got eyes on my Jessica Rabbit.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

OH. MY. GOSH.

MM


8 posted on 01/21/2009 11:51:16 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
And now for my Robert Byrd impersonation......

THUD
9 posted on 01/21/2009 11:52:02 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: DAC21

10 posted on 01/21/2009 11:52:02 AM PST by wastedyears (Got eyes on my Jessica Rabbit.)
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To: Badeye

Wow. That’s gotta be a first. Allrighty then. Maybe there’s still hope left.


11 posted on 01/21/2009 11:52:51 AM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

I would like think they made a promise that if a Black Man were ever POTUS they’d do something pro-American.


12 posted on 01/21/2009 11:53:10 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated ("...there are two things in Washington that are unbalanced—the budget and the liberals." R Reagan)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota said it will file suit today against a publicly funded charter school, alleging that it is promoting the Muslim religion and that its directors are using a holding company to illegally funnel taxpayer dollars to a Muslim organization.


13 posted on 01/21/2009 11:53:20 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Great now I’m gonna get crap all over my car from all of the pigs flying overhead.


14 posted on 01/21/2009 11:53:45 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: SouthTexas

15 posted on 01/21/2009 11:54:27 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

well blow me down!


16 posted on 01/21/2009 11:54:30 AM PST by freespirited (Help save humanity. Find a cure for the RINOvirus.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Except in the military ....


17 posted on 01/21/2009 11:58:17 AM PST by RonF
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To: farlander
Maybe there’s still hope left.

Don't go there....

18 posted on 01/21/2009 11:58:17 AM PST by SouthTexas (Danger, Danger .. Will Robinson)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Got to be something behind this. Maybe so it opens the door to being actions against other charter schools.


19 posted on 01/21/2009 11:58:17 AM PST by easternsky
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Cue The Twilight Zone theme...


20 posted on 01/21/2009 11:59:04 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: DAC21

Obama being elected, and now this. What is happening to this country??


21 posted on 01/21/2009 11:59:45 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Vigilanteman

I bet the Muslims would love that!


22 posted on 01/21/2009 12:00:31 PM PST by SouthTexas (Danger, Danger .. Will Robinson)
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To: Vigilanteman
Pigs and monkeys

It's a flying pig and monkey moment...

23 posted on 01/21/2009 12:00:37 PM PST by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

24 posted on 01/21/2009 12:01:11 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

The ACLU is kinda like Hannibal Lecter. Just what you think you understand them, they help you with something.


25 posted on 01/21/2009 12:01:47 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

26 posted on 01/21/2009 12:02:39 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Elvina

****”I am shocked that the ACLU is actually taking action against a religion other than Christianity.*****

And that’s what scares me....they are using it as a springboard to come down harder on Christians....that’s all.

Don’t let the ACLU fool you. They are after two things:
-Money
-Power


27 posted on 01/21/2009 12:03:25 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
the school said it had taken corrective actions in response to concerns about the practicing of religion in the school.

"corrective action" "against" "practicing religion"?!?

Apparently this is actually meant to comply with:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the practice thereof."

I can see objecting to a school promoting a particular religion over others, but good grief, if "practicing religion" is not allowed in school, I suppose Christian parents should tell their children that while at school its OK to be cruel and selfish.

28 posted on 01/21/2009 12:04:00 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

The only difference between the ACLU and CAIR are the last names of their members.


29 posted on 01/21/2009 12:04:45 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Wonders never cease.


30 posted on 01/21/2009 12:10:29 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: easternsky
Got to be something behind this. Maybe so it opens the door to being actions against other charter schools.

My first thought exactly!

31 posted on 01/21/2009 12:11:41 PM PST by atomic_dog (No matter how obvious my sarcasm is, my post will be taken seriously by someone here on FR.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?

Morpheus from The Matrix
32 posted on 01/21/2009 12:13:08 PM PST by RedMonqey
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Uh Oh. Men with bushy black beards wearing Popeye like hat’s are going to be angry with this.


33 posted on 01/21/2009 12:15:47 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Hell hath officially frozen over.


34 posted on 01/21/2009 12:19:17 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

The ACLU occasionally does seemingly good work. It is the other 99% thatis the problem.

Minnesota is officially in the insane Blue State category, as in “What are they, insane?”


35 posted on 01/21/2009 12:25:11 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: MNDude

Here’s the original Katherine Kersten story that started this whole thing.....

http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/16404541.html?elr=KArksDyycyUtyycyUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

And, at the time, she was roundly criticized and accused of being a bigot and a racist by just about every left-leaning person and organization in MN...........


36 posted on 01/21/2009 12:25:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

YIPPIE!! I was one among many that wrote the ACLU to protest this ‘charter school’. I’m surprised and pleased to see this happening.


37 posted on 01/21/2009 12:30:54 PM PST by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Perhaps next they should go after the funding of mosques in America by the Saudi state.

Separation of church and state was not limited to JUST establishment/funding of churches by our OWN government. Mosques that are funded by foreign governments should not get a tax break in the US.


38 posted on 01/21/2009 12:39:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

“Mosques that are funded by foreign governments should not get a tax break in the US.”

Unfortunately, your proposal would have to be applied universally, and it would be terrible for Catholicism in the U.S.


39 posted on 01/21/2009 12:49:21 PM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: Badeye

A small warm feeling in my heart...real small, but there.


40 posted on 01/21/2009 12:49:57 PM PST by heartwood (Tarheel in exile)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

There may be management of the money within the Vatican, but money comes in there from the congregations. It is redistribution.

The Saudi State funds the expansion of Islam in the West to appease the Wahabi terrorists who captured Mecca in the 1970s.


41 posted on 01/21/2009 1:20:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: FormerACLUmember
The ACLU occasionally does seemingly good work.

Or they half-heartedly pretend to. Then they can say "see, we even defend Rush Limbaugh's rights". It's where .01% of their efforts go, pretending to protect civil rights in the real sense of the word. The rest goes to tearing down the principles of governance and culture that make rights possible.

42 posted on 01/21/2009 1:24:16 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

The end times must be near.


43 posted on 01/21/2009 1:29:18 PM PST by CriticalJ
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To: FormerACLUmember
Minnesota is officially in the insane Blue State category, as in “What are they, insane?”>

My congressman is Kieth Ellison. My Senator is Stewart Smally. My president is BHO. My neighbors are fools.

44 posted on 01/21/2009 1:34:22 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
Unfortunately, your proposal would have to be applied universally, and it would be terrible for Catholicism in the U.S.

Catholic Churches in the U.S. are funded by foreign governments? I don't think so.

45 posted on 01/21/2009 1:37:41 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Gee, put this in the ‘Things I never thought I would see in my life’ catagory....

You and me both, sheesh, I had to read it 3 times to make sure I read it right.


46 posted on 01/21/2009 2:23:56 PM PST by mojitojoe ( A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves)
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To: griffin

I could not be happier.....


47 posted on 01/21/2009 3:17:38 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

48 posted on 01/21/2009 3:59:46 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Crisis - America Held Hostage)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This one to is in MN, perhaps they should include it to. http://www.aaa.k12.mn.us/


49 posted on 01/21/2009 5:48:07 PM PST by tickles
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

OOoooohhh?

THE aclu? Going after mohammedans? Zer0bama wins the presidency and now this.

I’m expecting to see Bizarro Superman go flying past any moment.


50 posted on 01/21/2009 5:54:20 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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