Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pro-Madrassa Rally for Khalil Gibran School

I always wanted to play the violin. In Jr. High School I signed up for the violin in music class but to my surprise the boys had already taken all the string instruments. It sure would have come in handy last night when I went to the pro-Madrassa Rally yesterday in front of the NYC Department of Education headquarters downtown on Chambers Street.
In attendance were the usual assortment of Park Slope liberals talking about diversity. Lots of 'blah blah, poor us'.. 'poor Arabs, poor Muslims', so discriminated against. Crazy Rabbi Feinberg [pictured above center] said that the controversial resigned principal, Dabah Almontaser couldn't be at the rally because she was 'concerned for her personal security.' OH BROTHER! He also proclaimed the Stop the Madrassa group, the UAC and the Gathering of Eagles were pretty much pro-war fascist organizations guilty of committing the 'lowest of McCarthyite tactics'.

Demands for the return of Dabah Almontaser as principal were chanted and lots of boos for Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and for the New York Post as well as for Randi Weingarten from the United Federation of Teachers who came out against the INTIFADA NYC t-shirts. Poor them, the whole world is just mean and racist against them. The INTIFADA NYC was just a 'big misunderstanding' .... but a 'legitimate struggle' for poor them.... get me a violin!
Here are my photos from the whine-fest.

In response to this, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said the school's children could be "indoctrinated" and warned in a statement that "establishment of an Arab school is a misguided and dangerous idea." He wrote a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to protest the school's opening.

He released the following statement:

"[Almontaser] said that 'intifada' means to 'shake off.' We know that 'intifada' means the killing of innocent men, women and children. And now, the sponsors and organizational endorsers of the school advance a boycott of Israel and divestment. Is this what we want taught in our public schools? Is this how we want New York children to be indoctrinated?

"Instead of enriching our students' grasp of diverse cultures, will this school become a morass of polarization and justification of terror tactics? Establishment of an Arab school is a misguided and dangerous idea. I am calling on you, as Chancellor, to abolish this school before it becomes firmly entrenched. At first I embraced the idea (of a school which teaches the Arabic language) albeit, somewhat less than enthusiastically, but nevertheless, I felt the country needed skilled students steeped in Arab language and culture.

"All signs point to this concept as being a precarious mistake, especially with its radical endorsements. Do we want a school to teach its students that Hamas militants are freedom fighters, and that Israel is an apartheid state? This school is ill-advised. It will not, as suggested, be a hope for peace; it is a blueprint for anti-Israel and anti-U.S. extremism. As per their website mideastjustice.org, Adalah-NY 'supports boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.' The school should not be opened for the September term."

7 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

wish I could have been there with u girl!..brilliant as always !!

August 21, 2007 5:13 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Thanks WomanHonorThyself!

It was a real whine-a-palooza alright.

August 21, 2007 6:36 PM  
Anonymous skye said...

UI,

Fascinating take on the malaise that is 'multiculturalism'. I just finished reading a Wall Street Journal opinion piece entitled 'The Death of Diversity" written by Daniel Henninger. We are harvesting a bitter fruit with the policies of diversity embraced by campuses, oorporations and the MSM decades ago.

Lovely pictures as usual, UI. I love how they consider the Gathering of Eagles as the enemy!

August 21, 2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

DO THESE ISLAMOSTALANISTS EVER DO ANYTHING BUT WHINE?!?!?!

AFTER ATTACKING NEW YORK, THEY WANT NEW YORK TAX MONEY TO TRAIN MORE TERRORISTS!!!!!!!

DOV HIKIND IS A GOOD PRO-AMERICAN, BUT HE SHOULD QUIT THE TERRORIST-CODDLING, AMERICA-HATING, ISRAEL-LOATHING, PIAPS-LOVING DEFEATOCRAT PARTY!!!!!

August 22, 2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

My biggest question is "Where is the ACLU?".
Why are they silent?
Glad to see you still on the front lines.

August 23, 2007 11:20 AM  
Blogger defiant_infidel said...

A Democrat who parts with PC?? Why is he a Democrat?

His words were right on, though... I hope he meant it.

You must have to photo this human debris on an empty stomach, UI.

August 29, 2007 5:46 PM  
Blogger Durandel said...

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese CHRISTIAN. What do you think he would do to see this mis-use of his good name? When he wrote that your children do not belong to you, he certainly wasn't thinking about indoctrination by islamofascists.

P.S. to Ralph,

What's a PIAP?

September 10, 2007 3:52 AM  

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