Debate Over Separation of Mosque and State Sparks Death Threats

Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Center senior scholar

At a charter school in Minnesota, what should have been a “call the lawyers” dispute over religion in the classroom has escalated into a “call the FBI” imbroglio involving death threats against school officials.

Allegations of school-sponsored prayer don’t ordinarily provoke threats of violence. But Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) in Inver Grove Heights is no ordinary public school.

TIZA is . . .

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