Storm Track Infiltration: Taxpayers Funding Terror Tie School
Is there a line being crossed by a Muslim school in
Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) -- named for the Muslim general who conquered medieval
Spain-- is a K-8 charter school in . Its approximately 300 students are mostly the children of low-income Muslim immigrant families, many of them Somalis. Inver Grove Heights
The school is in huge demand, with a waiting list of 1,500. Last fall, it opened a second campus in
TIZA uses the language of culture rather than religion to describe its program in public documents. According to its mission statement, the school "recognizes and appreciates the traditions, histories, civilizations and accomplishments of the eastern world (Africa, Asia and
But the line between religion and culture is often blurry. There are strong indications that religion plays a central role at TIZA, which is a public school financed by
taxpayers. Under the Minnesota and state constitutions, a public school can accommodate students' religious beliefs but cannot encourage or endorse religion. U.S.
MAS-MN came to Minnesotans' attention in 2006, when it issued a "fatwa," warning Muslim taxi drivers at the
that transporting passengers with alcohol in their baggage is a violation of Islamic law. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
You read that right. This is the same school that the infamous Muslim taxi drivers attended who refused to pick up passengers who had liquor or Seeing Eye dogs.
Now tell me. What’s a publicly funded school doing issuing religious fatwas?
"A visitor might well mistake Tarek ibn Ziyad for an Islamic school," reported
Monthly in 2007. "Head scarves are voluntary, but virtually all the girls wear them." The school has a central carpeted prayer space, and "vaguely religious-sounding language" is used. Minnesota
Yeah, right. Mistake. Dumb Kaffir. More mistakes.
Publicly, TIZA emphasizes that it uses standard curricular materials like those found in other public schools. But when addressing Muslim audiences, school officials make the link to Islam clear. At MAS-MN's 2007 convention, for example, the program featured an advertisement for the "Muslim American Society of
," superimposed on a picture of a mosque. Under the motto "Establishing Islam in Minnesota ," it asked: "Did you know that MAS-MN ... houses a full-time elementary school"? On the adjacent page was an application for TIZA. Minnesota
The group is also linked to – hold it – Hamas. Shocker!
Islamic Relief-USA, the school's sponsor, is compared to the Red Cross in several TIZA documents. In 2006, however, the Israeli government announced that Islamic Relief Worldwide, the organization's parent group, "provides support and assistance" to Hamas, designated by the
government as a terrorist group. U.S.
Meanwhile, MAS-MN offers on its web site "beneficial and enlightening information" about Islam, which includes statements like "Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr."
And what about teaching their students proper family values? The umbrellas organization has that covered with guest speakers.
At its 2007 convention, MAS-MN featured the notorious Shayk Khalid Yasin, who is well-known in
Yasin's topic? "Building a Successful Muslim Community in
That says it all.
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