In The truth behind TiZA, City Pages reported that the American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota filed a lawsuit against the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a public charter school, after conservative Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten suggested "taxpayers were footing the bill for an 'Islamic school.'"
CP staff writer Gregory Pratt reported:
Sitting in his cluttered office behind scattered papers and folders,[ALCU MN president Chuck] Samuelson says he never expected the lawsuit to become the biggest in the Minnesota ACLU's history. The suit, filed in January 2009, continues on and contains 700 filings at last count. It names Islamic Relief and the Department of Education as co-defendants. It has cost the ACLU more than $300,000, and that's with pro bono legal representation.
"This is more than we've spent on all of our previous cases in the last 60 years combined," Samuelson says.
The complaint accuses TiZA of violating the separation of church and state. It also claims that the school has a secrecy oath mandating "that information about the operations of TiZA be withheld from the public." . . .
The ACLU-MN won the case and the school shut down.
But in the world of toxic metal preacher Bradlee Dean, where the sky is the color of overripe kumquats, the ACLU is dedicated to helping Muslims "infiltrate" public schools to foster jihad against America! Dean first gained national attention when he questioned President Obama's faith while serving as a chaplain in the Minnesota House.
Here's the Youtube:
In the script for a video released in March, Dean says:
Interestingly enough, in recent years, American public schools have been indoctrinated with the Muslim religion.
[Seconds of a Sean Hannity clip plays: "Public schools across American are under seige by radical Islam"]
Studies have shown over five hundred historical errors in public school textbooks giving an Islamic slant to our youth
The voiceover is illustrated by of 2008 book, The Trouble with Textbooks, a study by Gary Tobin and Dennis Tobin that found "500 specific and notable problematic entries about Jews, Judaism, and Israel. . . "
Unfortunately for Dean, TWT's author include such errors as "introducing Jewish theological beliefs by saying 'Jews claim . . .' while presenting other religious traditions as historical fact. ('[Joseph and Mary's] status was undistinguished before the miraculous selection of the young Virgin Mary as the mother of the Messiah.'). Somehow, we think that Dean would take exception to calling that phrasing as an "error" and to the book's discussion of conservative Christian advocacy for content in the textbook adoption process--though he allows himself to cherry pick only the authors'concern about Islamic groups.
As a result, our youth are subject to the following teachings: learing to become a Muslim, fasting for Ramadan, learning the five pillars of Islam, memorize verses of the Quran, adopt a Muslim name, stage a jihad, war against non-Muslims.
Well, how did this happen?
The ACLU, the American Muslim Council, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Clinton Adminstration, joined together and made a clause that opened the door to Muslim teachings, while attacking anyone who speaks of the Christian religion in public schools.
[Clip about ten commandments being removed from a school]
Hence you see the courts backing the Muslim agenda when, for example, a school in California,is teaching its students a three-week course which essentially requires them to becoming Muslim for that period of time.
This also explains very well why my ministry has been under incessant attack for bringing a moral and constitutional message to public schools and our country.
And here we thought it was the gay boys! Dean continues, ranting against private Muslim schools, Saudi money funding university professors who teach courses on Arab Women Writers and Arab and ISlamic Feminisms, all of which explains why Obama targets the youth vote! And why the ACLU rushes to defend Muslims while refusing to represent Christians!
At ACLU fights for Christians, Allen Asch has assembled a list of instances where the ACLU did just that, including ACLU of MA Defends Students Punished for Distributing Candy Canes with Religious Messages, ACLU of New Jersey Joins Lawsuit Supporting Second-Grader's Right to Sing "Awesome God" at Talent Show, and our fav, ACLU Tells High School to Allow Students to Protest ACLU at Football Game.
What's clear is that the ACLU opposes the state paying for what is clearing religious teaching at public expense, but not the indivudual's religious rights whether Christian, Muslim, and an individual's right to have no religion if she so chooses. As for Dean, he's easily conned by satire and flmisy evidence as we noted in December's Bradlee Dean and tons of conservative websites punked by rewrite of Sept. National Report satire.
Meanwhile, he's dissing the Easter Bunny on Facebook, since "Funny. Easter is not about bunnies and eggs. It is about Jesus Christ and His resurrection! For them that did not know, bunnies don't lay eggs. "
Screenshot: Easter is not about bunnies, Dean tells us, because rabbits don't lay eggs. Thanks for the helpful tip from biology, Pastor Dean.
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