The city of San Diego is made up of about 29% Hispanic due to its proximity to the Mexican border. Other ethnic groups include white Americans, black Americans, Asian Americans and a small percentage of Pacific Islanders and an even smaller percentage of Middle Eastern, but the Middle Eastern population is growing in the area.
With a growing number of Muslims coming to the area, the schools in the city were reporting an increase in Muslim bullying in the schools.
The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) employs about 6,500 teachers who are responsible for teaching about 135,000 students (about 21 students per teacher). Sometime during the 2016-17 school year, it appears that the SDUSD contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to help them address what was labeled as islamophobia among school students.
Over the past few decades, CAIR has been tied to Muslim terrorist organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. In 2013, it was reported:
“While the IRS has been busy targeting people like you and me, they’ve ignored other groups that have illegal dealings with known Muslim terrorists according to the American Freedom Law Center. The AFLC has filed additional documents with the IRS concerning the activities to CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.”
“AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, David Yerushalmi, says that CAIR has ‘elaborate ties to terrorism, abuse of tax codes and corporate law, and…deliberate deception’ in regards to their use of shell-corporations and suspicious funding sources. He also says that CAIR has ties to terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.”
Joining forces with CAIR, the San Diego Unified School District implemented a curriculum prepared by CAIR that didn’t just work to overcome Islamophobia in the schools, but it began teaching other aspects of Islam, as reported:
“The multi-year anti-bullying plan, developed with assistance from CAIR, called for adding Muslim holidays to staff calendars, introducing new library materials on Muslim culture, encouraging Muslim-centered high school clubs, creating ‘safe spaces’ for Muslim students and providing staff training about Muslim culture.”
A number of parents saw the curriculum as being nothing more than a religious advocacy program to promote Islam to the thousands of students in the school district, so they filed a lawsuit to challenge the curriculum as reported:
“The case was brought by several families and two parents’ groups against the San Diego Unified School District over its partnership with CAIR, a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to FBI evidence presented in a Hamas-funding case in which CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator. The families filed suit in May 2017 against the campaign, which was launched the previous month featuring curriculum and materials published by CAIR.”
Supposedly, in response to the lawsuit, the school district broke off their official relationship with CAIR, but unofficially, it seems the district continued to maintain a tie with the radical Islamic group.
The lawsuit is still ongoing and in a recent development, a judge ordered the San Diego Unified School District to reveal the evidence that they have maintained a secret correspondence the terrorist-connected Islamic group.
One of the arguments being used against the CAIR curriculum is that there is no special program to promote Jewish culture or the culture of any other religion, just Islam.
Sadly, this is the growing trend across America, which was largely promoted and pushed by Barack Obama, America’s first and hopefully last Muslim leader.