Justice, of a sort. An update on this story. “Principal has new job after ‘Islam 101’ controversy: Parents outraged over assembly allowed by Friendswood Junior High leader,” by Ericka Mellon for the Houston Chronicle, June 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The Friendswood Junior High principal who outraged some parents by allowing an Islamic group to make a 40-minute presentation to students last month is now off the job.
Come on, Houston Chronicle. It wasn’t just any Islamic group. It was the unsavory unindicted co-conspirator CAIR.
In a two-sentence statement sent late Wednesday, the school district said Robin Lowe “has accepted another administrative position effective immediately.”
The news drew relief from some who were incensed by the May 22 presentation and concern from others who considered the assembly a good way for students in the predominantly Anglo Christian school to learn about other cultures.
About 875 seventh- and eighth-grade students attended the presentation given by two women with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houston, according to the school district.
The president of the nonprofit council, Tarek Hussein, said he contacted Lowe about conducting an educational presentation after hearing from a father who said his son was physically attacked at the school because he is Muslim.
“It was physical harassment. I believe the boy has a medical report,” Hussein said, declining to provide details of the incident because he did not have the family’s consent.
Officials with CAIR have described the presentation as “Islam 101.” But parents and community members began flooding the district with complaints after the assembly became a hot topic on Houston talk-radio station 950 AM….