Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will be joined by community leaders, concerned citizens, and elected officials to demand the removal of Debbie Almontaser as principal from The Khalil Gibran School, set to open for the September 2007 school term. "Almontaser just doesn't get it. How can she possibly, transmit to students in an experimental Arab school that some Muslim words have been used to justify killing innocent men, women and children? When she sanctioned ‘Intifada NYC' t-shirts, she completely undermined the intent of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. She has tainted the whole concept of this school with her outrageous comments," said Hikind.
"I have personally spoken with scores of New Yorkers who are very concerned about where a school like this would go. They legitimately want to know if school projects would laud Hezbollah leader Nasrallah? Would Israel's Independence Day be treated as a Yawm al-Nakba, a catastrophic anniversary?"
Sunday, August 12th, 10:00AM - at the NYC Department of Education Headquarters, 52 Chambers Street, New York City (between Broadway and Centre Street).
For more information:
Allison C. Witty
Senior Legislative Aide
Office of Assemblyman Dov Hikind
1310 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219