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    Jews Disenfranchising Muslim and Arab American Citizens by Joachim Martillo (ThorsProvoni@aol.com) Suppose circa 1953 that a liberal school board by Baltimore
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      Jews Disenfranchising Muslim and Arab American Citizens
      by Joachim Martillo (ThorsProvoni@...)

      Suppose circa 1953 that a liberal school board by Baltimore standards
      appointed a Jewish superintendent to improve and modernize the school
      system.

      Suppose

      * that after the 1954 ruling in the Brown vs Board of Education
      Supreme Court Case, some Baltimore racists decide that the "Jew
      superintendent" does not support white Christian values,
      * that the leading segregationists put together a group called
      "Stop-the-Talmud Community Coalition," and
      * that this "community organization" claims that the
      superintendent is "Jewifying" the Baltimore school system because Jews
      hate all goyim (non-Jews) equally and have a plan to mix the races to
      encourage miscegenation so that a cabal of "smart" Jews will be able
      to dominate the "niggerized" United States of America according to the
      principles of halakhah (Jewish Law or Jewish Sharia, so to speak)
      derived from the Talmud.

      Suppose that during a press conference the superintendent defines
      "civil disobedience" as a technique according to which dissenters take
      a civil stand against injustice even though though they may be arrested.

      At this point, "Stop-the-Talmud" goes into high gear with the
      connivance of the local, press, radio, and TV to denounce the
      superintendent for supporting lawlessness and disrespecting the basic
      legal principles of American society.

      Suppose

      * that the Baltimore mayor confers with the local city council,
      * that together the mayor and the councilors inform the
      superintendent that resignation is the only way for him to preserve
      any of his school system reforms, and
      * that after a meeting in which they browbeat him, he resigns.

      Wouldn't the case have been practically the only topic discussed in US
      intellectual circles?

      Wouldn't the case have become a cause célèbre covered on the front
      pages of the NY Times, LA Times and Washington Post.

      Wouldn't columnists have compared the superintendent to Dreyfus?

      Wouldn't a writer like John Howard Griffin have penned an essay
      entitled "J'accuse aujord'hui!" to condemn any surrender to
      segregationist intimidation by remaining silent?

      Yet today national media coverage and discussion has been meager from
      the start when an organization of Jewish anti-Arab anti-Muslim racists
      in New York City created a well-funded organization called
      "Stop-the-Madrassa" to undertake systematic defamation both of the
      Khalil Gibran International Academy, which is a charter school focused
      on Arabic language and culture, and also of the observant Muslim
      American principal Debbie Almontaser, who has regularly taken part in
      NYC interfaith outreach activities.

      When asked about the term intifada, Almontaser explained the meaning
      of the Arabic word but failed to swear loyalty to the State of Israel
      and to condemn Palestinians for struggling against Zionist oppression,
      which is often worse than anything that took place in Apartheid South
      Africa or in the Jim Crow South according to both South African
      Archbishop Desmond Tutu and also former US President Jimmy Carter.

      (Supporting Zionism and the State of Israel is not a requirement for
      US citizens no matter how much Israel-firsters attempt to operate as
      if it is.)

      Jewish-dominated media companies like the NY Sun, Post, and Daily News
      then colluded with the "Stop-the-Madrassa" campaign to incite
      hysteria. Eventually, Jewish NYC mayor Bloomberg and Jewish Chancellor
      of NYC Schools Klein gave the principal the option of resigning for
      the sake of her school. In response to the intense pressure, to which
      she have been subjected, she complied.

      When supporters, including many Jews, who took part in Interfaith
      activities, encouraged her to press a lawsuit to reclaim her job, the
      Jewish judge Sidney Stein "ruled that Almontaser's free-speech rights
      could not have been violated since she was speaking as a school
      employee - not a private citizen - when she gave the interview."

      Let's ignore the judge's decision that Almontaser could be fired
      simply for defining or translating a word. Isn't there something just
      a wee bit wrong with this picture?

      Isn't the Almontaser case just another case of a conspiracy by Jewish
      racists to deny Muslim and Arab Americans their rights as Americans to
      free expression, to work and to take part fully in American society
      and politics?

      An network of Jewish groups and individuals are working throughout the
      country to disenfranchise Arab and Muslim Americans from Boston (the
      Roxbury Mosque Conflict) to LA (the LA Eight), in Texas (the HLF
      shutdown and trial), and in Florida (the persecution of Sami el-Arian)
      as well as to drive them both from politics (attacks on Ken Ellison
      for his practice of Islam) and also from academia (efforts to prevent
      Arab and Muslim American scholars like Rashid Khalidi, Hamid Dabashi,
      Joseph Massad, Nadia Abu el Haj, and Wadie Said from having a voice at
      US universities).

      The treatment of Almontaser is a violation of US federal criminal code
      Title 18 Section 241 "Conspiracy against rights (18 USC 241).
      Patriotic Jewish and non-Jewish Americans, who support the
      Constitution and whose primary national and political loyalties lie
      with the USA and not with some foreign country, must take a stand
      against Jewish and Zionist extremists that for the sake of the State
      of Israel or Jewish tribalism are trying to steal the country from us.
      Otherwise, we will wake up to find that we are no longer living in a
      democratic America based on US Constitutional principles.

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      Ex-principal of Arabic Khalil Gibran school loses round in court
      BY THOMAS ZAMBITO
      DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
      Thursday, December 6th 2007, 4:00 AM


      A federal judge Wednesday shot down a last-minute attempt by the
      former principal of a Brooklyn Arabic-language school to keep the city
      from selecting her successor.

      Debbie Almontaser, the short-lived head of the new Khalil Gibran
      International Academy, wanted the judge to delay the selection and
      order someone other than Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to oversee the
      process.

      Almontaser, who was forced to resign after a published report tried to
      link her to a militant Islamic group, re-applied for the job in
      October, but was not among the four finalists.

      In August, a story in the New York Post suggested Almontaser sided
      with a Muslim girls' group distributing T-shirts that read "Intifada NYC."

      In tearful testimony this week, Almontaser said she was trying to make
      a teaching point about the meaning of intifadeh when she explained to
      the reporter that its root translation was "shaking off oppression."

      "She didn't talk about T-shirts," said Almontaser's lawyer, Alan Levine.

      "She was asked the definition of intifadeh."

      Almontaser's lawyers will ask a federal appeals court to overturn
      Judge Sidney Stein's decision.

      The city said it will not resume the selection process until at least
      tomorrow, to give the appeals court time to hear the matter.

      Stein ruled that Almontaser's free-speech rights could not have been
      violated since she was speaking as a school employee - not a private
      citizen - when she gave the interview.

      He also said she should have realized that her comments would be
      widely reported because there was a great deal of media interest in
      the school controversy.


      tzambito @ nydailynews.com

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