Tarik ibn Zayad Academy-Charter-School Officials Attack News Crew

Ibrahim Hooper spokesman for CAIR told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.  But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

Fifteen years later a news crew is attacked at an American charter school that shares a mosque with the Muslim American Society (MAS).

We were warned and didn’t listen.



Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) — named for the Muslim general who conquered medieval Spain,,,,

TIZA’s strong religious connections date from its founding in 2003. Its co-founders, Zaman and Hesham Hussein, were both imams, or Muslim religious leaders, as well as leaders of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS-MN).

MAS-MN came to Minnesotans’ attention in 2006, when it issued a “fatwa,” warning Muslim taxi drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that transporting passengers with alcohol in their baggage is a violation of Islamic law.

Group linked to Hamas

Islamic Relief-USA, the school’s sponsor, is compared to the Red Cross in several TIZA documents. In 2006, however, the Israeli government announced that Islamic Relief Worldwide, the organization’s parent group, “provides support and assistance” to Hamas, designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist group.

Meanwhile, MAS-MN offers on its web site “beneficial and enlightening information” about Islam, which includes statements like “Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr.” [http://www.startribune.com/16404541.html?location_refer=Bios]

Stop The Madrassa is watching with grave concern at this disturbing behavior by the authorities of a Minnesota  Public School, Tarik ibn Zayad Academy. The school administrator behaved violently in front of his STUDENTS.

Stop The Madrassa asks WHERE is the MSM? Why is this not news? Why are they not blasting their own story and looping it on CNN? Reporters were attacked on a public street in the United States!

This Muslim Public School was already in violation of how public funds are being misused for a religious school that meets in a mosque. And now! This PUBLIC SCHOOL arrogantly threatens our Freedom of the Press by their disrepect for American Freedom of Speech. These reporters were on a public street.

 What else are they teaching their students? Will these children have any understanding of it means to be an American? To respect our Freedoms of Assembly of Speech? Stop The Madrassa asks WHY  is Tarik ibn Zayad Academy allowed to continue as a PUBLIC SCHOOL

The link below comes from NationalReview.Com

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Charter-School Officials Attack News Crew   [Robert VerBruggen]

Some background: 

The state Education Department on Monday directed a Minnesota charter school to “correct” two areas related to religion at the school on Monday.

Tarik ibn Zayad Academy, which focuses on Middle Eastern culture and shares a mosque with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, came under fire after a teacher alleged that the school was offering religious instruction in Islam to its students.

The investigation:

In an attempt to report about the new findings from the department of education Monday, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to Tarik ibn Zayad Academy in Inver Grove Heights.

While on school grounds, our crew was confronted by school officials. Our photographer was injured while wrestling with the two men over the camera.

Our photographer[, who] was examined by paramedics … suffered minor shoulder and back injuries.

The video


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