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TEA Party group sues over cancellation of speaker



Published: Sun, April 10, 2011 @ 1:16 a.m.

MANSFIELD (AP)

A lawsuit alleges an Ohio school district violated a tea-party group’s civil rights when it withdrew permission for the group to have an event on school grounds featuring a speaker who some activists say is anti-Islamic.

The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association sued Mansfield City Schools this week.

Mansfield’s superintendent said the district decided March 28 to withdraw permission because of concerns about safety amid potential demonstrations.

He defended the decision and said it wasn’t based on the presumed content of the speech by Usama Dakdok, who founded a ministry that preaches conversion from Islam to Christianity.

An attorney for the tea- party group says it believes the decision was a reaction to pressure from activists who urged the district to block the event.

The district did not respond to a message seeking comment Saturday.


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1block50(128 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

What's next on the agenda for these lemmings? How's 'bout a good ol' fashion Klan meetin'? Bet there' a lot of good, decent folks from these parts like to go to somthing like that, too!

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2atownreader(34 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

This is just a glimpse of the true identity of these TP folk who hide behind masks of right-wingers.

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3atownreader(34 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Oh, how little you obviously know, slamlam! Another great example!

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4Photoman(1005 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

It would be my guess that this same board would allow a militant Islamist to speak, in the name of political correctness of course. That same political correctness is one of many things destroying our nation.

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5piak(508 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Them that voted for Obama sure hate the Tea Party.

From 1861 to 1865 we had our first civil war. The next one isn't far off. This time it won't be North vs South.

It'll be Progressives vs Anyone who isn't one.

I won't bet on the Progressive side when it comes to this.

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6Attis(900 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

America has been Terrorized Enough Already by these right-wing thugs who would even sue a Board of Education for following its own principles of safety and civility by forbidding a call for violence on its property. Go back to under the rock you came from, TEA thugs.

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7AugieTx(15 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

And if the wacko Michael Moore was invited? The Board would have Dunkin Donuts stock the podium -- and would REQUIRE the teachers to integrate the "lessons" of his speech in their curricula.

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8Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Oh how predictable,..

Now the treachery filled Teabaggers will launch a frivolous suit against the schools. In response to being informed that their antisemitic hate based klan rally's are to be relegated to their regular perches for promoting petulance.

Along with there is no civil rights issue nor violation committed what so ever. By someone rightfully and sensibly denying them or any other faction / cult. To use school facilities to host a sinister hate based ministry. That panders a militia styled conversion from Islam to Christianity.crusade under the guise of a and or any religion

This is clearly an instance where that Drac pack of undesirables. Willfully wanted to infiltrate the schools in a manner of infringement. Solely in hopes of recruiting the youth to their geriatric bandwagon. Via a pathetic entrapment example of epitomizing predatory propagandizing as protocol,..

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

http://www.thestraightway.org/

Hello,
My name is Usama Dakdok. I was born in Egypt and I grew up in a Christian home. But as I grew up in school in Egypt, a government school, and through all these years that I was in school, I learned about Islam, like every other student in a Muslim country. I came to America in 1992, and I found out that there were many Muslims in America. I said, "What a great ministry for me to do right here."

With all the knowledge that I have about Islam, I can reach out to the Muslim people with the word of Jesus Christ. That is why we began The Straight Way of Grace Ministry.

Please look around my website. There are many resources available to you as a Muslim to get to know the Lord, Jesus Christ, better. You who may want to learn more about the religion of Islam and how you might reach out to those in this faith with the word of our Savior. Please contact us if you would like us to personally visit your church or organization and share our good news!

God loves you, my friend.

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10cambridge(3027 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Some typical teabagger speakers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwO8vC...

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11Tigerlily(491 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Knowing that most Tea Party events are full of spectacle that incites anger and hatred and physical demonstrations that have lead to people being trampled and kicked and hit, I applaud this school district for protecting their children. Let the Tea Party hold its rallies where they belong: in the zoo with the other animals.

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12JoeSmith(4 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Let the Tea Party speak all that they want. It just shows how out of touch they are. "Keep the government out of my healthcare" when a lot of the idiots in there already have government run healthcare they are just too stupid to realize it.
Next step on the Baggers agenda,,vote for Paul Ryan's budget..it won't affect me.

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

I see that the libs are up in arms if someone else has the freedom of speech . . ..

FRINGE LEFT VIEWS . . ..

http://theboldcorsicanflame.files.wor...

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

LIBERALS MASCOT

http://www.topnews.in/health/files/mo...

It is the productive that allow society to exist . Liberals are doing their best to destroy civilization . . ..

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