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OUTRAGEOUS: This Marine vet was banned from daughter’s graduation after objecting to Islam lessons

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John Kevin Wood says his daughter’s school has banned him from campus for more than a year, illegally punishing him for raising objections to classroom lessons about Islam. Now he’s gone to court for help, asking a judge to remove the ban so he can watch his daughter graduate from high school.

“She’s in the final semester of her senior year, and as it stands right now, she’s going to have to go through that life experience without her dad there,” said Kate Oliveri, a lawyer from the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center who is representing the Wood family.

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The dispute dates to October 2014, when Wood’s daughter showed him several assignments for her 11th grade World History class at La Plata High in Charles County, Md.

She had been asked to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam. She had been asked to write and recite the shahada, the Muslim statement of faith: There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. She had been taught, according to school papers submitted to federal court, that most Muslims’ faith is “stronger than the average Christian.”

An exhibit, showing classroom materials used in a high school lesson on Islam, submitted to the court as part of the Wood’ complaint.

The lessons also taught that Islam was a “peaceful religion,” court papers say, and that “jihad” is a “holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline.” Wood is a Marine veteran who had lost two buddies in combat in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.

The school wasn’t just teaching Islam but was promoting it, it seemed to Wood, and in a way that amounted to an assault on his family’s Christian faith.

When Wood called to complain about the assignments and request alternative work for his daughter, school officials issued a no-trespass order against him. Wood has not been allowed to set foot on the campus of La Plata High since October 2014.

The order, which Wood’s lawyers posted online, says that Wood “made verbal threats against the school.” The legal battle now centers on whether the school system unfairly punished Wood for speaking out.

In court papers, Wood says he never threatened physical harm against the school or its staff. Instead, he said, he threatened to take his concerns public by going to the media and to lawyers.

The dispute turned into a legal battle last month, when Wood and his wife, Melissa, sued the Charles County school system, alleging that La Plata High’s lessons on Islam violated their daughter’s civil and constitutional rights.

“The First Amendment prohibits the promotion of the religion of Islam over other faiths, such as Christianity or Judaism, in our public schools,” says the complaint, filed in U.S District Court in Maryland.

Katie O’Malley-Simpson, spokeswoman for the Charles County school system, said she could not comment on pending litigation. But when Wood first raised concerns about the assignments in 2014, the school system released a statement clarifying what students learn in its World History classes.

The unit to which Wood objected is meant to teach about Middle Eastern empires and the role that Islam — along with politics, culture, economics and geography — played in the history and development of those empires, the statement said. The course covers other religions in other units; students study Christianity when they learn about the Renaissance, for example, and Hinduism and Buddhism in units about India and China.

Now Wood is asking the court to rescind the no-trespass order, alleging that the ban violates his First Amendment rights to speak about and advocate for his daughter’s activities at a public school. School officials banned him only because they disagreed with him and “wanted to quash criticism of their pro-Islamic curriculum,” he argued in a motion filed on Monday.

O’Malley-Simpson said she had not yet seen Wood’s motion asking the court to rescind the ban, and therefore could not comment on it.

 

The dispute is reminiscent of a controversy in rural Augusta County, Va., that drew national attention in December after a teacher assigned a calligraphy lesson that asked students to write the shahada in Arabic. Objections from local parents went viral on social media and cable news, triggering a slew of messages that didn’t specifically threaten students but nevertheless persuaded officials to close the county schools.

Parents elsewhere in the country, including in Tennessee and Georgia, also have raised concerns about lessons that center on Islam.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the Maryland lawsuit is “an example of the anti-Islam campaign that’s being waged nationwide in schools.”

“It’s just this hysterical knee-jerk negative reaction to anything to do with Islam or Muslims in our society,” Hooper said. “To merely say the shahada, the declaration of faith, or to understand what Muslims believe — it in no way converts you to Islam, that’s a ridiculous notion. Islam is a belief system. You’ve got to believe in it or you’re not a Muslim.”

Experts say that it’s especially critical for children to learn about Islam and other world religions now, as fears of terrorism linked to jihad have become an increasingly dominant part of the country’s political debate.

“To be an educated person, to be a citizen, to be part of the global conversation, to be engaged in our world, religious literacy is essential,” Charles Haynes, vice president of the Newseum Institute and founding director of the Religious Freedom Center, told The Washington Post in December. “How are we going to live with one another in one of the most religiously diverse societies in the world without understanding one another?”

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What This Hotel Just Banned Has Muslims Ready To Riot Around The World Right Now

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Now, this is a smart move in today’s world.

The Malaysian Association of Hotels or also known as MAH has now defended its members’ policy of prohibiting their frontline staff from wearing the hijab, or headscarf while at work saying it is international practice and not meant to be discriminatory.

A spokesperson for the hotels, Cheah Swee Hee, said the hotels, especially the international hotels in Malaysia, which has a huge Muslim population, followed a standard operating procedure and policy on the matter and that it shouldn’t be called discrimination because these hotel companies have international policies to follow. He later added that it’s not about “Islamophobia” because the practice of not letting women wear headscarves has been done from the beginning. But of course, the left is going crazy over this policy.

Via FMT News:

I regret that Muslim women in Malaysia still face religious discrimination, when it comes to the wearing of the hijab, which is a religious requirement that many of them adhere to.

This is according to the report by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said he had received complaints from hotel employees regarding the banning of headscarves or hijab at the workplace.

This is something we should not tolerate especially when there’s no plausible explanation as to why the hijab is a hindrance to the nature of their work.

This is even more so in a country which holds Islam as the religion of the Federation.

Simply being in the private sector does not exclude the party from respecting one’s right to practice their religious requirements.

This argument also applies to our national airlines, Malaysia Airlines, where there are also calls from flight attendants to be allowed to observe their religious requirement in wearing hijab.

The fact that flight attendants with hijab had been serving the pilgrims during the Hajj season in flights to Mecca is testimony that wearing the hijab does not determine inefficiency.

With regard to hospitality industries, it is not easy for these women to actually lodge reports, especially when allowances, salaries and placement for internship are involved.

If these are students, we know that internship is part of the requirement in their last semester before they can graduate.

Our Muslim students are trapped in a systematic discriminatory process along the line.

I urge Muslim ladies who face such discrimination to come forward and report it to us at [email protected] We promise to maintain their confidentiality.

Now here is the thing. No one is forced to work at this establishment. Just like an individual can pick and choose where they will work, a business should have the right to dictate what and what should not be worn by their employees, especially those who have direct access to the public. I am sure this rule must have been in the contract every employee needs to sign in order to get employment from this company.

The Malaysian Insight Reports:

Wafiq president Associate Professor Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar said the NGO has received four direct complaints while her personal Facebook page has received dozens of grouses .

“Since we have many universities producing graduates in hospitality and tourism, it’s kind of a setback to have international hotels having (such) standards.

“It’s discriminatory against our citizens in terms of employment and training.  I’ll have to work with the respective ministries, such as higher education and tourism (on this matter),” she told The Malaysian Insight in a WhatsApp message.

Syukri, a hotel banquet manager in Kuala Lumpur said the hijab policy had been in place for at least 10 years.

“At a five-star hotel in KL where I once worked, Muslim female staff were not allowed to wear the headscarf so as to attract customers.

“If a woman wanted a job as a waitress, she could not wear a scarf. It was considered unfashionable and unattractive,” said Syukri who did not want to give his full name.

As he was in charge of hiring temporary workers for big functions, he had to tell recruits that they could not wear the headscarf. He said the policy consistently applied to those working in food and beverage, such as servers, and in frontline positions, such as receptionists.

Syukri left the five-star hotel three years ago and found another job at a hotel that did not have such a policy.

“I moved to another hotel because I did not want to be a part of that kind of practice,” the 39-year-old said.

Farisha, who has worked for a year as a receptionist at a five-star hotel in Putrajaya, said she removed her headscarf whenever she went to work

“To be a receptionist at this hotel, you can’t wear the ‘tudung’. They say that this is in line with the image of an international hotel.

“So after I finish work, I will put it back on. I just don’t wear it at work. What else can I do? It is not easy to find a job now,” said the 29-year-old. – November 11, 2017.

Let us be honest with ourselves. This isn’t about a headscarf. This rule has been applied for years. I bet if any of us worked there we wouldn’t be allowed to wear a New York Yankee’s hat. All this is is the left and how they try to push Islam on the rest of the freedom loving world. And if anyone dares to say “NO” they are branded as racists, bigots and “Islamaphobes” which is a term that doesn’t even exist. It’s all part of the globalization movement and some of us just aren’t having anything to do with it. This is a great example as to why we elected President Donald Trump. We are sick and tired of people pushing their own beliefs and culture on us while if we do the same we are branded as criminals.

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This Is The Wife Of Most Senior American Member of ISIS And You’ll Be Pissed To Know Why Obama Allowed Her Into America

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If you thought former President Obama left America with a few hidden presents for citizens, then you should see what’s crawling around the country right now. A British jihadi bride married America’s most senior member of ISIS and now she’s trying to rock out like a soccer mom in suburban Dallas. She must think a new life removes her from the past of her connection to ISIS, but people who know don’t forget. People who learned about it now won’t forget either.

Her name is Tania Georgelas and she’s 33-years-old. She has previously stated that she had a dream like to have her kids become demented terrorists. That’s not like the dream Martin Luther had and the radicalization of her and her family is very disturbing. But then she split with her ISIS husband and now she thinks a new life as a normal person is possible, but once someone goes to that extreme, others will wonder if it’s ever possible to cut ties with ISIS and live a normal life.

An interview with Atlantic gave more harrowing information than you’d like.

‘Our dreams were to have land of our own, raise a family and train them be assassins or whatever, soldiers, and then eventually go join the jihad,’ she said of her ex-husband John Georgelas, an American-born convert to Islam who has risen to the upper ranks of ISIS.

From the comfort of her new life on the northern outskirts of Dallas, where she lives with John’ wealthy parents and attends a Unitarian church with her IT programmer boyfriend Craig, Tania described the extraordinary journey that took her from England to Syria, and finally America.

The first lady of ISIS is reported, by Daily Mail, to be born in London as one of five children. She claimed to face a lot of racism in her childhood due to bad neighbors who would smash their windows and cause her to feel like an outsider. It’s not something kids should ever go through, but that doesn’t mean she should’ve grown up to marry a member of ISIS either.

But then you realize what may have brought her to that decision, which we can infer from when she said “I was looking for a way to retaliate” and it makes you feel like she was bullied. But still, she’s connected to ISIS and you can only imagine it might be nearly impossible to disconnect from a terrorist organization, or if she’s truly removed from them at all. All conspiracy theories aside, it’s a legitimate concern to America to have her in the country due to her previous connections and unknown connections now. Who is she still in touch with? Who is she talking to when no one’s listening?

Her ISIS husband grew up in Plano, Texas and Daily Mail reports that he was a rebellious teenage drug user who dropped out of school and converted to Islam after the events of 9/11 and likely the condemnation of the Islamic religion. John eventually met Tania and they began having children and talking about joining ISIS in Syria. How they went from the honeymoon stage of a relationship to the possible planning of traveling to Syria to become terrorists is quite the extreme.

They’d had three children and another on the way when, in 2013, they began discussing joining ISIS in Syria.

‘John wanted to go to Syria, and I said I wasn’t ready, not while the kids are small,’ she recalls.

It’s great to know that John the drug using ISIS guy was sympathetic about the kids. It’s all about the kids in marriage, right? Maybe not. If it was, then people wouldn’t join ISIS and drag them into a life of distorted inabilities to assimilate to modern civilized culture and oppression of women. If they really cared about their kids, then they wouldn’t have had kids in the first place knowing that they planned to live a life in terrorism. ISIS isn’t exactly the best influence on children unless one is breeding just to build future detonation devices for their explosive vests. A life decision that will affect the children forever and strip them of the ability to live a normal life.

What’s next for Tania? She’s on Match.com doing online dating ever since breaking up with John.

‘I went to the dating website Match, I wrote an essay: “I have four kids, my husband abandoned me to go become the next Osama Bin Ladin”. I got 1,300 replies.’

She met her new beau Craig, an IT worker, within 24 hours on the site.

Does Craig know about her former life living with the top ISIS guy in America? Is Craig her new ISIS sympathizing boyfriend?

Craig might be the new pawn in a deadly attack as he either knows not what he’s gotten into or he’s well into it and can’t wait for the sparks to fly.

Authorities should keep an eye on these two.

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60,000 Sneaky Muslims In Houston Just Woke Up To NASTY Surprise From Pissed Of Texans

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It’s been a particularly bloody couple of weeks around the world as terror attacks continue in Europe where refugees have been widely welcomed in to take over. Meanwhile, in America, Muslims who call the great state of Texas home are realizing that things aren’t so great for them there as they are in more apologetic liberal states and nations.

The last time statistics were available of how many Muslims there are in Houston, was in 2000 when reports estimated the Islamic population in the city had reached about 60,000. Since it’s been 17 years since, that’s now just the minimum number of Muslims there, as they procreate like crazy to increase their Islamic community, and were moved to the U.S. in droves under Barack Obama. However, each one of them just suffered a huge blow to the biggest part of their belief system.

Texas isn’t just taking their state back from these people, they’re the first to hit them where it really counts regardless of the subsequent outrage from Muslims and apologists about “rights.” Everyone has a right to safety and the governor just ensured that with a swift, yet surprising, move he just made.

When Muslims move into an area in groups, their plan isn’t to assimilate to the American culture or “coexsist.” Islam preached for a takeover and world domination, by killing or converting all non-believing infidels. Anyone who knows even just the smallest part of what the Muslim holy book, the Koran, preaches, it’s that women and children are horribly mistreated. They’re used and abused by men in their lives who hold all of the power. This comes with the cornerstone of the religion, which is “Sharia Law.”

Despite Sharia Law being unconstitutional and illegal in the U.S., liberals are open to the idea to make this place better for Muslims. There are sneaky ways to slip it into our way of life and make it legal, which Muslims who want to dominate with it are well aware of. Liberals fall fast for this by making it sound that it’s their “religious right,” but that doesn’t mean they have a right to impose these inhumane rules on those who want no part of it in a free country.

In what is being billed as a death blow punch in the fight against Islam and their savage Sharia Law. Texas state legislators just passed a law called the “American Law for American Courts” bill, or Texas House Bill 45, Freedom Daily recently reported.

“This new law now makes it illegal to practice Muslim Sharia law within the Texas state lines. Both houses of the Texas legislature voted in favor of HB 45. The ‘Texas Foreign Law Procedural Protection Act.’ on Monday, and today the bill has been signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbot.”

“Sharia Law is the Islamic religious governing code which governs all aspects of Muslim daily life. Including death for infidels, adulterers, the LGBTQ community, the crucifixion of highway robbers, amputation of limbs for theft, and so many other none or petty crimes.”

“This law is also the one responsible for Muslim honor killings of women and young girls who have been deemed to have brought shame to their families. Which is something that is already starting to happen here in the states. There have been cases reported in Texas and especially the state of Michigan which is currently starting to resemble an Islamic 3rd world cesspool.”

This house bill was necessary and urgent since an Islamic Tribunal is already set up in Texas and is practicing Sharia Law, as Breitbart recently uncovered:

“An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are ‘voluntary’.”

“Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the ‘judges,’ Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of ‘non-binding dispute resolution.’ El-badawi said their organization is ‘a tribunal, not arbitration.’ A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as ‘a court or forum of justice.’ The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not ‘arbitrators’.”

“El-badawi said the tribunal follows Sharia law to resolve civil disputes in family and business matters. He said they also resolve workplace disputes.”

Muslims have a great way of skirting the system and making things sound innocent when there’s always something much more sinister beneath the surface. While they take advantage of liberals as their useful idiots to impose Islam on them, it’s time for states to follow in Texas’s lead and start fighting back against this evil. Montana recently attempted to ban Sharia Law in their state, but liberals won in the end. Anyone who fights to defend this set of rules and lifestyle should be forced to live it for a week and see if they still think it’s a good idea to make America a Muslim nation.

h/t: [ConservativeTribune]

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