Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Islamic indoctrination for public school kids? No problem!

Imagine if public school students were required to learn Christian prayers, fast during Lent, adopt saints' names, and generally pretend to be devout Christians for a day. Do you think the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State might, shall we say, put in an appearance?

But require those same students to learn Muslim prayers, fast according to Muslim practice, adopt Muslim names, paint Muslim slogans on banners, and generally pretend to be devout Muslims for three weeks, and hey, no problem. This, according to Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the incomprehensible Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Hamilton was, inter alia, among the first to declare the Partial Birth Abortion Ban unconstitutional, just a few hours after it was signed into law.