Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NY Madrassa Principal Wants Job Back
--No Word on Whether She
Still Supports "Infitada NYC"

[photo:Israel News Radio]

by Mondoreb

Her failure to condemn "Infitada NYC" T-shirt sales for a fund-raiser lost Debbie Almontaser her job. She wants it back and is doing the American way: she's filing a lawsuit.

From the New York Post:
October 16, 2007 -- The former principal of the city's controversial Arabic academy launched an 11th-hour effort yesterday to get her old job back - and then slapped her would-be employer with a free speech lawsuit.

Debbie Almontaser submitted paperwork to be reinstated as principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, which she founded, in Brooklyn minutes before the application deadline expired.

The Yemeni-native, who still holds an administrative position at Education Department headquarters, resigned from the school on Aug. 10 after a public outcry over her failure to condemn "Intifada NYC" T-shirts sold by an activist group with links to her. Those comments first appeared in The Post.
Since the average lawsuit in America takes somewhere between 5-7 years to come to trial, it may be some time until Almontaser is out of limbo. Unless, of course, a settlement is reaached.


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