If you know of any CAIR spokesperson addressing public school students please inform Florida Family Association at DavidCaton@floridafamily.org Florida Family Association successfully countered CAIR’s attempt to push its agenda at public schools in Tampa, Florida. Schools that allow CAIR officials access to its students must be challenged.
CreepingSharia reports Settlement Bars Terror-linked Muslim Group CAIR from Indoctrinating Students in San Diego School District.
Officials in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) were giving the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) unconstitutional preferential treatment in an anti-bullying program. The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed a lawsuit in 2017.
FCDF sued the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on behalf of several area parents and two interest groups. It asked the court for a preliminary injunction forcing the school district to stop working with CAIR, arguing that working with a religious organization violated the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause.
Florida Family Association sent out several alerts that encouraged people to send emails to San Diego Unified School District members. Thousands of people sent emails that stated: Dear School Board Member, I have learned that a recent court filing reports that your school district continues to give unlawful preference to CAIR. A public school violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution when it gives preferential treatment to a religion. Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist linked CAIR is pushing acceptance of Sharia doctrine on businesses, schools and government agencies across the country. Many of the oppressive tenets of Sharia law are antithetical to the rights afforded all Americans by the United States Constitution. I am astounded that San Diego School board members are giving preferential treatment to CAIR especially given its history and agenda. I urge you to take action to restore the faith of the people that the San Diego Unified School District is applying the law justly and truthfully.
On March 20, 2019, FCDF attorneys finalized a settlement agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that resolves a federal lawsuit challenging the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.”
“Nowhere is religious liberty and equal protection more critical than in our schools,” said Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s Chief Counsel. “We commend the District for taking affirmative steps to ensure that students of all faiths may learn and thrive in a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.”
The District’s Initiative, which was developed in collaboration with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), mandated training on “how to become allies to Muslim students,” provided for CAIR officials to teach students about Islamic religious practices, and authorized the Islamic group to revise school curricula to ensure more a “inclusive” portrayal of Islam.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the District distributed a policy memo to area superintendents and principals regarding the First Amendment’s “limits on the conduct of public school officials as it relates to religious activity.” These directives include:
To address religious preferentialism:
• “Educators should treat each religion with equal respect, with the time and attention spent discussing each religion being proportionate to its impact on history and human development and the material presented in its historical context.”
• “Educational material on religious subjects must be neutral and may not be presented in a manner that promotes one religion over another.”
In response to CAIR’s activism:
• “Educators or other staff sponsoring guest speakers at District events must ask them not to use their position or influence on students to forward their own religious, political, economic or social views or and shall take active steps to neutralize whatever bias has been presented.”
• “Guest speakers from religious organizations are not permitted to present to students on religious topics.”
“Every child, regardless of their race or religion, should be able to attend school without fear of being harassed and bullied. We are pleased that the District has agreed to take these steps to ensure that all students attending San Diego schools are equally protected under the Constitution without discrimination or preferential treatment.”