Since the Portland Christmas Tree bomber, the fire at the Corvallis mosque, the conviction of Pete Seda of Ashland on money laundering charges and past jihadist activities it is surprising to see an Oregon public school, one which runs on tax dollars, bow and scrape to Muslim demands. I hope the school would not have done this on their own volition, and that some kind of outside pressure or faulty thinking process lies behind this decision. If that is the case, then the question becomes: how to educate the administrators and teachers so this will never be repeated.
Sadly, from looking at history I fear the students are doomed to indoctrination and religious relativism favoring Islam.
Thanks to Victoria Taft at KPAM for this story.
From her blog Dec 27
PDX's Rigler Public Grade School Provides Students With Bibles, Gives Kids Special Chapel in School to Pray During Math Class
Oh, wait, I'm sorry, I got it all wrong. Whoops. Dang I knew I messed something up. Wrong religion. Nothing to see here. Go about your business.
Muslim students at Portland's Rigler Elementary School are given their own school provided prayer room, prayer rugs, helpfully stored in the prayer room by the school, and let out of class five times a day to pray to Allah. Did I mention this is during school hours? School officials AND the PPS spokesman confirmed before I went on the air with this earlier this month.
This was first reported to us by the relative of a teacher at the school who called to the show thinking it odd that schools in Portland who don't allow creche scenes and can't bring themselves to call it a "Christmas" tree actually provide the prayer implements for the mostly Somalian Muslims at Rigler Elementary. Apparently that whole prayer in public school being unconstitutional thing applies only to Christians.
The school stores the Muslim prayer rugs for the students in a special room and they roll them all out for the kids five times a day.
Government schools are required to accommodate religious beliefs of students to a point, but this is beyond the pale.
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