Friday, August 31, 2007

StoptheMadrassa Protest in NYC

Last Friday on our WOMANTalk edition of the show we had Pamela Hall, a parent and the founder of StoptheMadrassa on to tell us about the Muslim PUBLIC school that is opening soon in NYC.

StoptheMadrassa has launched a national offessive, with a September 4th press conference, on the steps of New York City Hall.

"Stop the Madrassa will hold a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall on the first day of school next Tuesday September 4 to announce the launch of a new national organization, as well as an intensified initiative to force New York City to respond to Freedom of Information Law requests concerning textbooks, lesson plans and design documents for the academy.

The new organization, Citizens for American Values in Public Education, will expand the fight nationwide to stop the imposition of radical Islamist agendas in curricula, Arab language programs, history classes, textbooks, teacher training, and charter schools."

It will also demand the immediate closing of the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn , New York. Stop the Madrassa succeeded in forcing the resignation of KGIA's controversial founder and first principal, Dhabah Almontaser.

Press Conference
Opening Day of School, Tuesday, September 4
12:15 p.m.
Steps of City Hall, New York City

Hear the show online(See 8/17/07)


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