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Washington School District Teachers Asked to Bless Muslim Students

District Supt. Judy Martinson of the Dieringer School District in Lake Tapps, Wash., decided to implement guidelines, which were essentially written by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-linked group, on how to bless Muslim students in Arabic during Ramadan.

The Freedom of Conscience Legal Defense Fund (FCDF), a religious liberty advocacy group, sent a letter to Martinson reminding her that implementing these guidelines is unconstitutional because it endorses Islam to the exclusion of other religions and threatening a lawsuit if the district doesn’t revoke the so-called “Ramadan Policy.”

Daniel Piedra, executive director of FCDF, said, “A school district would never order teachers to ‘welcome’ Catholic students during Easter with ‘He is risen, alleluia!’ Singling out Muslim students for special treatment is blatantly unconstitutional.”

Ramadan, which celebrates the Muslim God Allah, began on Sunday evening, May 5 and ends Tuesday, June 4.

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San Diego to Teach Islam as Part of School Curriculum

The Left complains that a school system is endorsing a religion when Christians want students to be taught tenets of the faith but praises a school system that considers teaching other religions. Just look at San Diego, which recently decided to incorporate instruction on Islam in its school programs. That news did not sit well with conservatives. “While the government’s kicking prayer out of school and crosses from public land,” says FRC’s Tony Perkins, “places like San Diego are endorsing a religion of extremism.”

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