Like pitbulls seized on an unwitting victim the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA), New York’s Public Arabic school, is refusing torelease an innocent parent student body from its chokehold. The currently failing school is moving to a top performing school in the Fort Green section. And the parents are not happy about it.
Mark Steyn understands the implications. Mark Steyn said this of the Arabic public school opening in NY on my show a few months back;
" it shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand
Islam. Yes, on the face of it yes Arabic is a language in a sense there
is would be no difference between opening a foreign language school – a Spanish
language school or a french language school – but in fact Arabic is more than a
language. It is explicated the language of Islam so in that sense it is
part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Radical Islam advances through
the Arabic language. And you go all kinds of places that aren’t in the
Arab world now like Pakistan, Indonesia, Central Asia, the Balk ins, the
Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada and the United States and you will
here those Imams preaching in Arabic. Arabic is not just another
language like French or Italian, it is the spearhead of an idea logical project
that is deeply opposed to the United States
We need a specific amendment declaring seperation of Mosque and state becuase whatever we got now ain’t working.
But Some Parents at P.S. 287 Object To Sharing Space
by Mary Frost
FORT GREENE — The Department of Education has confirmed that the
Arabic-themed Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) will be moving from
Boerum Hill to a building occupied by P.S. 287, at 50 Navy St., near the
Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
Parents also say that there are space issues at the
But parents at P.S. 287, who were told about the move at an
“emergency” meeting Wednesday evening, say they are outraged.
“They ambushed us,” said Matrice Sherman, mother of two
students at P.S. 287. “Garth Harries [DOE’s Chief Portfolio Officer], when he
met with us last time, said there would be a dialog, and that they would hear
“Who did he speak to? Not to the people at this school.” Read
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