Wednesday, May 21, 2008
KSTP News Crew Confronted At TIZA
When a news crew from St. Paul television station KSTP attempted to take video footage of TIZA from a public street, they were attacked by the school's director Asad Zaman, and others. KSTP:
In an attempt to report about the new findings from the Department of Education Monday, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to Tarik ibn Zayad Academy in Inver Grove Heights.
While on school grounds, our crew was confronted by school officials. Our photographer was injured while wrestling with the two men over the camera.
Our photographer was examined by paramedics and suffered minor shoulder and back injuries.
The state education department on Monday directed the charter school to "correct" two areas related to religion at the school on Monday.
Tarik ibn Zayad Academy, which focuses on Middle Eastern culture and shares a mosque with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, came under fire after a teacher alleged that the school was offering religious instruction in Islam to its students.
KARE-News 11 has video footage of the KSTP crew being
Islam...such a sweet, non-violent religion, yes?
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