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BERKELEY, Ill. — Safoorah Khan had taught middle school math for only nine months in this tiny Chicago suburb when she made an unusual request. She wanted three weeks off for a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The school district, faced with losing its only math lab instructor during the critical end-of-semester marking period, said no. Khan, a devout Muslim, resigned and made the trip anyway.
Justice Department lawyers examined the same set of facts and reached a different conclusion: that the school district’s decision amounted to outright discrimination against Khan. They filed an unusual lawsuit, accusing the district of violating her civil rights by forcing her to choose between her job and her faith.Wait until the first Christian objects to performing a marriage between two males or two females -- we'll see how far backwards Justice is willing to bend to accommodate the Christian.
Why does the word Berkelely seem to bring out nuttiness in people?
I understand the Eagle is considered haraam in Islam; kind of insensitive for the US Justice Department to feature it on their seal; a bit like rubbing it in, don't you think?
And that's the way the haraam and getting haraamier Ball bounces.