Metro Nashville Schools forms liaison with Islamic Center of Nashville

Here we go again. We have learned that the Metro Nashville Schools have formed an official committee to act as a liaison between The Islamic Center of Nashville, Masjid Al-Farooq and Masjid Al- Islam. The purpose of the committee is for the Metro schools to “meet the needs” of muslim children attending Nashville Public Schools. It also is calling for  the accommodations of muslim children so they can maintain their faith and beliefs.

Below is a memo regarding Metro Nashville Public Schools:

Education Resource Committee for Muslim Students

Per our last update on the meeting with Dr. Register by representatives from Islamic Center of Nashville, Salahadeen Center, Masjid Al-Farooq and Masjid Al-Islam, an official committee has been formed to act as a liason and educational resource for Muslim families and Metro Nashville Public Schools to meet the needs fo students while maintaining their Islamic identity.  For more information you may contact any of the centers or Sr. Berthena or Sr. Kasar.

Prayer Accommodations at School

For your children’s interest, accommodations for students taking a few minutes to catch their Dhuhr prayer are available.  Please contact your child’s appropriate teacher of that particular period  via email (emails can be found on metro’s website, www.mnps.org) and copy your school’s guidance counselor. Your child can also personally request the teacher as well. Letters for prayer arrangements during Ramadan (along with PE and lunch alternatives such as the  library) have already been sent to all the schools.  Letters for other specific accommodation have been revised and will be sent out.

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Next. lets make the connections…

Cathy H

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5 Responses to Metro Nashville Schools forms liaison with Islamic Center of Nashville

  1. Robert says:

    Can you believe this “S”. They will give the Muslim pray all they want on school time and property . But if a Christian wants to pray in school they CAN’T!! It may offend someone of other beliefs. That is Bull S.

    • cmh565 says:

      Robert,
      This is exactly why we all should be up in arms. It is not up to our public institutions to allow concessions for any religious group. However, you must understand the distinction..we dont care about the religion, we care about what they do under the “guise” of the religion. The moves they are making are forcing public institutions to apply sharia law, and every time we concede..we open the door for more sharia laws.

  2. Anonymous says:

    LORD HAVE MERCY, SINCE WHEN DO CHRISTIAN PRAY BUT SUNDAYS

  3. Anonymous says:

    EVERY MORNING THERE IS MOMENT OF SILENCE AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF USA, THATIS TAKING TIME OUT AS WELL, SO WHY HATE ON MUSLIMS GETTING A FEW MINUTES TO PRAY WHICH WILL BENEFIT YOU AS WELL, MAYBE THE GUIDANCE WILL COME TO YOU BY SEEING THEM PRAY.

  4. Joko says:

    Allegiance is not Religious. School is not religious. School teachings are those of literature and mathematical principle. We were forced, as a unified people, to remove ‘God’ from our pledge… a decision that allowed for more equality. I think we should stay unified and keep our days of equality growing stronger. Grow together in intelligence and peace, but the anger and rage is pulling us apart.

    As a child, I know that many would be pulled to a religion that would get them out of Math class for prayer, not because they believe in that religious outlook, but simply to get out of Math class. A child should have an unbiased choice and seek God on their own terms; meaning at home and in their daily life. Our educational system is already weakened, we need children to learn fact and not religious theory. These are public schools. Jewish children practice their faith outside of it, Catholic children practice their faith outside of it, and most children search for faith outside of it. Not to sell short the interpersonal communications that occur during school, which do have a large effect on a child’s view of the world, these also have an effect of religious belief.

    I suggest we simply allow children to learn and do not force the parents’ belief systems on them, none of us know who is right until we meet our makers. God is existence, so why not let them revel in the beauty of existence, free of any caste or rules. Allegiance is a different subject entirely. To pledge one’s allegiance is to give respect to the land and laws that allow them to freely choose. The choice should be the individuals’, however, what if the child wants to pray to Demonic forces? Or… say… Meditate on the teachings of Buddha for an hour? Should they be ‘allowed’? Based on the arguments I’ve seen on posts such as these, yes.

    We, as humans, need to stop trying to control each other with a system. Freedom is impossible until all society has been demolished and we can truly hunt, fish, and live off of the land. Rape, pillage, and do as we see fit. Or until we all think, act, and believe the same thing… The last is the one that I fear the most.

    free·dom
    /ˈfrēdəm/
    Noun
    1. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

    2. Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.

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