Tuesday, April 29, 2008

NY "madrassa" UPDATE

School will soon recess for the summer and administrators will evaluate challenges of the past year. And the controversial Khalil Gibran International Academy in New York was not without tribulations.

From its inception controversy surrounded the institution and critics closely scrutinized everything from board members and staff to the halal cafeteria. Attempts to recruit arab students fell flat with only 20% of the 67 students of arabic heritage and 9 students leaving before the end of the inaugural school year.

Supporters claim the negative attributes assigned to the madrassa have been the result of the post 9/11 hysteria. This assertion, perceived by muslims in America, of increasing racism not a lack of assimilation and the islamic separatist mentality.

In a whine-o-gram issued yesterday, CAIR intimates the current allegations of violence stem from this post 9/11 climate. Fighting, teacher abuse and weapons violations are rampant in the 58 student institution with muslims being the target.

In classic CAIR fashion, the cloak of victim hood covers the entire report. The NY Times article reveals the whole story. It's a 6 (web) page article and covers most of the saga from the beginning.


SkyePuppy said...

Let me get this straight: It's a madrassah teaching Islam, and there's violence against Muslims in the school? What kind of idiots would send their kids into that kind of situation???

janice said...

I believe you're on the right track Skye!

Dinah Lord said...

"Fighting, teacher abuse and weapons?"

What happened to reading, writing and arithmetic?

Oh, that's right it's a Madrassa.

janice said...

You got it Dinah, the jihadist staples!

Malott said...

"...perceived by muslims in America, of increasing racism not a lack of assimilation and the islamic separatist mentality."

You just don't see many Muslims tap-dancing down the street, wearing American Flag lapel pins, and singing Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Maybe they're just shy.

janice said...

Good point Chris, I think you could be right. Perhaps we've been misreading their actions all these years...