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Careless use of terminology

Reader comment on item: On New York's "Khalil Gibran International Academy"
in response to reader comment: The fact she is part of the islamist group C.A.I.R. is reason enough to consider her unfit to teach children. ...Mar.2010

Submitted by TinFoil (United States), Mar 17, 2010 at 19:22

This entire thing was blown way out of proportion. Lets face it, there's no "there" there. CAIR is an organization devoted to helping Arab Americans (a group, by the way which could use some assistance in this obviously racist current environment) NOT an Islamist anything. ... You realize of course that the US Constitution protects our right to choose and practice any religion, or none. This is no reason to have a perfectly competent (even gifted) teacher fired from the academy that she herself founded. Is this what you envision for a free society?

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