"Students will be permitted to wear the
scarves," said Cara Ann Zanella, communications director for Gateway
The Monroeville school said the scarves would be allowed
after a meeting Wednesday involving students, one of the Muslim students'
mothers, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American Civil
According to CAIR, the school principal said his
initial ban on the scarves was an attempt to "diffuse tension" between Jewish
and Muslim students.
Tension? What’s this about tension, you ask? Well, it seems these same muslim students wore “RIP Israel” t-shirts to school during the resent palestinian
A school district spokeswoman said three students recently wore T-shirts saying
"RIP Israel" and 35 Jewish students responded with a petition saying they felt
threatened. She said Al-Abbasi, Al-Sadr and the Jewish students will sit with
counselors and discuss their cultural differences