Gates of Vienna under siege?
I hope this post is tongue-in-cheek, but somehow I doubt it:
Talking Points for the Madrassa
by Baron Bodissey
Supporters of the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) in Brooklyn organized a community meeting on Monday night at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge to discuss the school and coordinate their efforts.
The original contents of this post have had to be removed due to legal concerns for the parties involved.
Meanwhile, Daniel Pipes here and Alicia Colon here weigh in today on the Khalil Gibran madrassa. From Colon's piece:
The question is, where is the ACLU? If a cross is anywhere to be found on public property, the ACLU will file a case to have it removed. Yet, clearly, this zeal is nonexistent when it involves Islam.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is spending $25,000 to build footbaths for Muslim students. In San Diego, an experimental school, Carver Elementary, has morphed into one with accommodations for Muslim prayers and dietary needs not previously made for Christian and Jewish students. In San Francisco, the Bryon Union School District held a three week "How to be a Muslim" program wherein students prayed to Allah and took Islamic names. When the case was taken to court, the liberal Ninth Circuit ruled for the school.
Perhaps the ACLU requires someone to initiate the complaint and atheists only seem interested in targeting Christian artifacts. Exactly what is it about the religion of peace that makes it immune from litigious nonbelievers?
Update: The Baron's post clearly was serious. Here's his statement replying to a comment:
It's not my liability that I'm worried about, but somebody else's.
They had to take down their post, so I removed my quotes & links.
Posted on 08/15/2007 2:14 PM by Robert Bove