September Press Conference and October Rally
The Stop the Madrassa Coalition will hold a press conference on September 4 at New York City Hall.
We are NOT holding any events of any kind at the Khalil Gibran International Academy. We have stated to the media and in press releases that we will not hold any event at the school Our organization will NOT be holding or encouraging any events in the vicinity of the KGIA. We urge others to respect the safety and well-being of the children and others at the site and refrain from holding any events or activities there. Please, NO rallies, signs or protests at the school.
We WILL hold a press conference at New York City Hall on September 4, 2004 at 12 noon, with the support of a rapidly growing number of other organizations, New York community leaders, to announce our intensified efforts to fight in the courts against the KGIA, and to launch a national campaign against radical Islamist ideology in our neighborhood schools. See our press release on that here.
If KGIA is still open in October, we plan to hold the next public rally around Columbus Day (Sunday October 7 or Monday October 8), since the KGIA Board of Advisors is determined to teach not only that Muslims came to America before Columbus, but that any other historical lessons are “old, racist, European renditions of American history.”