Court Victory Won Against Shariah Law

From the Conservative Tribune –

The Christian legal organization Freedom X won a victory for the First Amendment right to discuss Islam and Shariah in public schools in Knoxville, Tenn., when the school district settled a lawsuit rather than attempt to fight a losing battle in court.

The lawsuit was filed over the refusal of Knoxville school officials to allow ACT! for America to host a discussion about the encroachment of Shariah in America after first granting the group permission.

Local and national Muslim groups objected to the announced event, however, according to Frontpage Mag. Abdel Rahman Murphy, a Muslim chaplain at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, emailed Farragut High School’s then-principal, Mike F. Reynolds, and asked that the event be cancelled. Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director of the Muslim Brotherhood front group Council on American-Islamic Relations, wrote to the high school, claiming to support free speech rights but arguing that the proposed event would endanger the “safe and inclusive learning environment” of FHS.

On April 10, Reynolds wrote to Knox County Schools Superintendent James P. McIntyre Jr., expressing concerns of “potential backlash” and “future security threats” from “retaliation of opposing groups,” according to Frontpage Mag.

In response, McIntyre the next day uninvited ACT! for America, leaving them to hold the event in a church instead….

 
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