Terror tied CAIR imposed their hate in public schools. It is despicable that symbols of hatred and incitement to violence would not be banned on school grounds. It is a symbol of Jewish genocide and Islamic supremacism and domination. It was the de riguer article of clothing du jour in the death to the Jews marches across the world last month.
Notice the kid who claims that the keffiyeh is a "cultural" thing, but admits to wearing a Israel RIP tee shirt.
If you allow hate symbols on school grounds - Jewish children will be at risk of harm and violence - the very thing that is happening across Europe right now.
Students initially barred from high school to 'diffuse tension'
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/09) - CAIR announced today that two Muslim high school students in Pennsylvania will now be allowed to wear kaffiyehs, a checkered scarf worn by many men in the Middle East.
The students at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Penn., were sent home yesterday after refusing to remove their kaffiyehs.
In a meeting this morning with the parents of one of the students and a representative of CAIR's Pittsburgh chapter, the school's principal agreed to allow the kaffiyehs. He reportedly said his initial ban on the scarves was an attempt to "diffuse tension" between Jewish and Muslim students. The Muslim students say they suffered verbal abuse after another student at the school published a commentary falsely claiming the scarves are "hate" clothing.
Other organizations represented in today's meeting with school officials included the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, American Friends Service Committee, Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium, Middle East Peace Forum, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, the Thomas Merton Center, Universal Academy, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, and Episcopal Peace Fellowship.he also thanked all the other groups that turned out in defense of constitutional rights.
Lasania added that CAIR publishes a booklet, called "An Educator's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices," designed to help school administrators understand Muslim beliefs and to promote a positive learning environment.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
Please take a few minutes to send a note explaining that the keffiyeh is a symbol of Islamic jihad, just like the swastika is a symbol of Nazism. CONTACT:
Mr. William Short
Gateway High School
3000 Gateway Campus Boulevard
Monroeville PA 15146
Send Principal Short this video:
WATCH THIS VIDEO - THE KEFFIYEH AND WHAT IT MEANS IN THEIR OWN WORDS
The keffiyeh was Yaser Arafat's swastika and became a powerful symbol of jihad. In the ensuing years, the keffiyeh as an icon of anti-Americanism, anti-semitism and anti-westernism took on a life of its own. The death-to-the-Jews marches across the globe during the Israeli defensive these past few weeks were awash in keffiyehs from London to Paris, to New York, to Fort Lauderdale, to Bahrain, to Thailand .....well, you get the picture.