David and Goliath…not that our president would know the story.

Most of the below article is from an article by Joseph Klein:

Ladies, get out your burkas, don’t bother about your sun tans.

I find it astounding that our president, who continues to preach his “Christianity” no matter the fact he’s attended what, two church services since taking office, and the fact he was born and raised a Muslim, and has a Muslim father and brother, and bows to the king of Saudi, presses his attorney general to sue an Illinois school district.  It’s David and Goliath all over again…not that our president would know the story.  You’d think he’d stay away from “Muslim” issues if he wants to proclaim his Christianity.

From Joseph Klein:

The ‘Is it Legal?’ segment of The O’Reilly Factor recently dealt with a disturbing decision by the Obama Justice Department that has received very little publicity. It is yet another example of the Obama administration’s policy of accommodation to Islamic sharia law, irrespective of its impact on our own society.

Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.

Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women. Under Islamic law, a woman is not allowed to perform Hajj alone and must be accompanied by an adult Muslim Mahram (father, husband, son or brother etc.). And for an administration that claims it regards a quality education for our public school students to be one of its highest priorities, it is willing to fight for the “right” of a Muslim teacher to abandon the students in her charge so that she can trek to Mecca for a few weeks.

In any case, note that the religious requirement for a Muslim to perform Hajj is once in a lifetime if financially and physically able to do so. This teacher, Safoorah Khan, had no more than two years of service under her belt at the suburban Chicago school when, in 2008, she decided that she could not wait any longer to make her pilgrimage. After the school district twice denied her request, the teacher wrote the board that “based on her religious beliefs, she could not justify delaying performing hajj.” She resigned shortly thereafter. In November 2008, Khan filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which punted the case over to the Justice Department after finding that there was reasonable cause to believe that discrimination had occurred.

This week, Eric Holder’s team in the Justice Department’s civil rights division decided to bring the school district to federal court on Khan’s behalf. The relief that the Obama administration is seeking is a court order requiring the school district to adopt policies that reasonably accommodate its employees’ religious practices and beliefs, to reinstate Khan with back pay and pay her compensatory damages.

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Had this not been a Muslim issue our attorney general, and president, would never have stuck their noses into it.  I presume there’s lots of precident for this woman to sue…let’s see, another teacher took a three month leave to go to her KKK meeting, or to go to a Scientology camp out, or, or, or…it’s totally rediculous.  Tell her to take a year off so her students won’t be affected by her decision.  I have no problem with that.

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