Illinois – Berkeley – Muslim fired for seeking Religious PRIVILEGE and the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT seeks to ESTABLISH ISLAM as America’s religious doctrine

She should have made her decision prior to the start of the year.  She should sub for that year, when time comes for hajj, then there wouldn’t be any problems to take time off.

Hajj is required for those are ABLE to make it.That means both financially and regarding any other issues.  So, it’s a LIE or (takiyyah / Taqiyya,) to say that it’s a MUST obligation.

Burqa clad female uses taqiyah lies ( taqiyya, takiyah, takiyya, takiya) to accuse officer of being RACIST. Carnita Matthews sentenced to 6 months for lies.

This administration is catering to the Muslims.  They are in essence not adhering to the Religious Establishment clause.  They are setting Muslims up as a privileged Religion.  THAT is not constitutional.

Why is it that it’s been 2 or 3 days since this came out and this is NOT a bigger story?

Where are all the LIBERALS and even the Progressives?  To defend us against this RELIGIOUS tyranny?

They even admit that they are “reaching out” on purpose. This administration is as corrupt as they can be.

How outrageous that the Justice Department should be pursuing this.



Would any Muslim country allow this if it was regarding Judaism?  Then, this is completely unacceptable.  America has decided that it would bow to Shariah?  What did the forefathers create this country for? Islam is not inclusive.  To close ones eyes to that fact is TREASONOUS to this country, because it posses a threat.  Islam is EXCLUSIVE and if it is allowed to do this, then the rest of the RELIGIONS will be extinguished one way or another.  To choose Islam is to choose EXCLUSIVITY.  THAT IS NOT AMERICAN



U.S. lawsuit backs teacher denied leave for hajj

Jerry Markon, Washington Post


(03-23) 04:00 PDT Berkeley, Ill.

Safoorah Khan had taught middle school math for only nine months in this tiny Chicago suburb when she made an unusual request. She wanted three weeks off for a pilgrimage to Mecca.

The school district, faced with losing its only math lab instructor during the end-of-semester marking period, said no. Khan, a devout Muslim, resigned and made the trip anyway.

Justice Department lawyers examined the same set of facts and reached a different conclusion – that the school district’s decision amounted to outright discrimination against Khan. They filed an unusual lawsuit, accusing the district of violating her civil rights by forcing her to choose between her job and her faith.

As the case moves forward in federal court in Chicago, it has triggered debate over whether the Justice Department was following a purely legal path or whether suing on Khan’s behalf was part of a broader Obama administration campaign to reach out to Muslims.

The decision to take on a small-town school board has drawn criticism from conservatives and Berkeley officials, who say the government should not stand behind a teacher who wanted to leave her students.

The lawsuit may test the boundaries of how far employers must go to accommodate workers’ religious practices – a key issue as the nation grows more multicultural and the Muslim population increases.

But it also raises legal questions. Experts say the government may have difficulty prevailing because the 19-day leave Khan requested goes beyond what courts have considered.

“It sounds like a very dubious judgment and a real legal reach,” said Michael Mukasey, who was attorney general during the George W. Bush administration.

His successors in the Obama administration say they are upholding a sacred principle – the right of every American to be free of religious bias in the workplace.

“This was a profoundly personal request by a person of faith,” said Tom Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, who compared the case to protecting “the religious liberty that our forefathers came to this country for.”

Berkeley, a blue-collar village west of Chicago with about 5,000 people, rail yards, strip malls and ranch-style homes, is majority African American and Hispanic, and about 75 percent of its voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama.

Khan, 29, was happy in the job, said her lawyer, Kamran Memon. But she longed to make the hajj, one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, which Muslims are obligated to do once. It would not have fallen on her summer break for about nine years.

In August 2008, Khan requested an unpaid leave for the first three weeks of December that year. The district said the leave was unrelated to Khan’s job, according to court documents. Khan resigned in a letter to the school board.

In November 2008, Khan filed a religious discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which found cause for discrimination and referred the case to the Justice Department.

Justice lawyers sued in December. The suit argued that the district violated the Civil Rights Act by failing to accommodate Khan’s religious beliefs. By “compelling” Khan to choose between her job and religion, the lawsuit says, the district forced her discharge.

A trial date has not been set. Berkeley school officials declined to comment but said in court papers that Khan’s request would have imposed an “undue hardship.”

This article appeared on page A – 12 of the San Francisco Chronicle


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