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San Diego Unified dumps anti-Islamophobia initiative

This is a pretty balanced article on a pretty controversial topic. For the San Diego general public I earlier attempted to distill the issues in an op ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune. See: Why San Diego Unified should drop its plans to address "Islamophobia" (Title used in print version: ‘School No Place For Islamic Apologetics”) BY STUART H. HURLBERT, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 11, 2017, p. B21 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sd-utbg-isl... The main issue is really not so much about “bullying” as about attempts to impose politico-religious doctrines on public school students. As the Eric Bartl’s article makes clear, “bullying” of diverse sorts is a perennial problem with young people not getting strong ethical foundations from their parents. But it is not rocket science, and good teachers and administrators should need no outside help in dealing with it. It is interesting (and humorous and symptomatic of deeper problems) that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have taken different stances on the actions of the SD Unified School District and the lawsuit by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund. Neither organization has the integrity to be taken seriously on this issue. Both organizations engage in “bullying” and “hate speech” against those organizations supporting the recommendations of past US national commissions advocating large reductions in immigration to the U.S. and supporting US population stabilization. The unethical behavior of SPLC in particular has been documented for decades (http://www.populationstabilization.org/censorsh...), and finally the organization seems to have crashed in disarray (https://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publi...) – but with half a billion dollars in the bank! With that moola any zombie has a good chance of arising from the dead!
— May 22, 2019 5:03 p.m.

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