After two years, CAIR has been successfully repelled from the classrooms of San Diego.
This legal victory is in the context of:
- Parents of San Diego schools students in a rage over CAIR’s proposed access to their children
- Charles LiMandri stating that out of tens of thousands of students, there were only 7 cases of bullying in the district, none of which were religious in origin.
- CAIR-approved texts for the classroom included “Teaching Against Islamophobia (Counterpoints),” which states:
“9/11 in part reflected the rage toward the U.S. pulsing through the veins of many Muslims,’ and ‘the indifference displayed by many U.S. policymakers toward the suffering of everyday people around the Islamic world fanned the flames of this anti-American fury.’”
San Diego still has a severe CAIR problem.
- Here is Hanif Mohebi, Executive Director CAIR San Diego lying about Muslims forced into oncoming traffic. There is no mention of this in CAIR’s report or anywhere else.
- Hanif Mohebi gets all puffed up over the “Punish a Muslim Day” hoax.
- CAIR exploited the murder of Shaima Alawadi before washing their hands of her when it was determined to be a case of domestic violence.
- CAIR San Diego lied in an effort to have Greenfield Middle School principal fired.
- The San Diego City Council honored Hamas-linked CAIR with a special day of appreciation.
Families Reach Comprehensive Settlement with San Diego School District in Lawsuit Challenging Anti-Islamophobia Initiative
The settlement agreement ensures an equally safe and supportive learning environment for students of all religious beliefs.
Yesterday, 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.” FCDF representing five families, along with two advocacy organizations, San Diego Asian Americans for Equality and Citizens for Quality Education, sued the District in 2017, alleging that the anti-Muslim bullying program violated the First Amendment because it was religiously preferential.
“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.
The complaint alleged that the Initiative violated the Constitution because it (1) singled out Muslim students for preferential benefits and (2) empowered CAIR with governmental decision-making authority, thereby constituting government entanglement with religion.
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.”
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