From Anti-CAIR, with thanks to DC Watson:
On January 6, 2004, Anti-CAIR published a Press Release concerning Minhaj Arastu, the lead contact for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter in Columbia, South Carolina.
Why are we revisiting this issue? It’s the result of a complaint Anti-CAIR (ACAIR) received from the parent of an Irmo High School, Columbia, SC student. Why is Irmo High School important? “¦Mijhaj Arastu is the teacher the parent is concerned about.
In his capacity of teacher at Irmo High School, Mr. Arastu:
1. Required the students to create a pamphlet which would teach people about Islam.
2. Spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the “5 pillars of Islam”.
3. Had an “Orthodox Christian” priest speak to the class”¦who informed the students that all religions are based on Islam.
4. Told students that the United States is a Judeo-Christian-Muslim” nation”¦according to the beliefs of the founding fathers.
5. According to the student, Arastu is a passionate Muslim and is the sponsor of the school Muslim student group and was instrumental in having a portion of the school library set aside for Muslim students to pray each day. (There are no such accommodations for other faiths.)
So”¦we have a CAIR officer, sponsoring the school’s Muslim student group, bringing in speakers who falsely claim that the founding fathers desired the fledgling United States to be a “Judeo-Christian-Muslim nation–¦requiring students to create Muslim pamphlets”¦learning about the five pillars of Islam”¦