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No taxpayer funding for religious schools

Reader comment on item: Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy – An Islamist Charter School in Minnesota?
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Submitted by John G. Spethman MD (United States), Sep 25, 2008 at 00:47

"The school is named for the Muslim general who conquered Spain in the eighth century. It shares a building with a mosque and the headquarters of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. The cafeteria serves Halal food. Arabic is a required subject. There is a break for midday prayers. On Fridays, many students join with Muslim teachers and attend religious services in the school's gym. There are voluntary Islamic Studies classes held "after" school, but before the buses leave to take the school's 400 students home."

This an an Islamic school receiving taxpayer funding and it should stop. If muslim parents want their children educated in the way this school operates, then they should pay for it. Their children's education should not be subsidized by the people of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Education should demand that TIZA comply with State law or revoke it's Charter. The idea that TIZA is going to dictate terms to MDE I think shows a contempt for the rule of law and secular institutions. Islam does not recognize any system other than the Qur'an, Sharia and Sunna as legitimate.

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