What’ll It Be For Your Public School: Crucifix Day? Yarmulke Day? Or Hijab Day?

Hillary and Chelsea HijabThe encroachment of Islam into the neutral zone continues.  Some call it jumping off sides in football.  But no one is throwing a penalty flag in this game.  By neutral zone, I’m alluding to the political playing field of America’s public schools.  You know –  the institutions the political left will vehemently and vigorously defend against any display of religious significance – except for Islam.

What on Earth are you getting at, Work?

Well, I was cruising through some headlines and came across this story at WND.com. 

A Sacramento, California, high school scheduled a “hijab day” celebrating Islamic law in which Muslims helped school girls don the concealing headscarves.

It was at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School, also known as NP3, where officials posted a notice that said: “January 28, 2015. The hijab is a headcovering worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty and their devotion to God. GIRLS! Come to the library Wednesday morning and MSA [Muslim Student Association] members will assist you in putting your hijab on. You can bring ANY type of rectangular (or square) scarf that is bought at any store. (If you do not have any scarves, they will be provided for you to borrow for the day.)”…

Read all of it.

Just so you know, Natomas Prep School is a publicly funded charter school.  So, a parent and taxpayer wrote an email to the principal, protesting against the Islamic, Shariah-compliant event on a public school campus.  Scholar and author Robert Spencer also wrote an email, replete with facts and logic, in support of the complaining parent.  The Natomas school’s principal, Tom Rutten, dodged responsibility and had a student organizer of the Muslim event respond.  In part, the student’s response goes thusly:

At a time when anti-Muslim sentiment is growing, I wanted to let my classmates and teachers know about the challenges that young Muslim women face when they put on a headscarf. It is unfortunate that a small effort to promote mutual understanding would provoke such a hate-filled and irrational response.

NP3 Hijab Day was part of my Senior Project, meant to bring awareness to my campus about the misconceptions surrounding Islam, particularly those surrounding the headscarf. I invited a speaker to talk to faculty about addressing Islamophobia in the classroom and the challenges in the Muslim world, and they appreciated the open and frank discussion.

The irrational reaction by some intolerant individuals is similar to the many manufactured controversies nationwide over the teaching of basic information about Islam, the faith of one-fifth of the world’s population, in public schools. In many other cases, any discussion of Islam or American Muslims brings about this reaction.

The person who promoted the misinformation about this issue, Robert Spencer, is one of the most notorious Islamophobes in America….

Speaking of the misconceptions surrounding Islam, and some basic information about Islam, Mr. Rutten and the student organizer behind which he hid would do well to read one of Andrew Bostom’s books, such as The Legacy of Jihad.  Somehow I doubt that Mr. Rutten and his little student organizer would be much interested in reading that one.  After all, there are many people in the world whose mentality still holds to the belief that professional wrestling matches are not scripted or rehearsed – and they absolutely refuse to listen to anyone who suggests that perhaps professional wrestling is scripted.

Such people actually are allowed to vote in elections and sit on trial juries.  And I guess they run the public schools, too.

BOOKS BY JOHN L. WORK

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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