The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund today sent a public records request to West New York School District, demanding the production of documents that could show whether the District is unlawfully promoting religion. Last month, Memorial High School hung a large banner beseeching “Allah” to “shower” students with “love and wisdom.”  FCDF is also seeking…

School Officials Had Unwittingly Partaken with Local Mosque’s “Dawah Educational Awareness in the Public Schools” to Convert Schoolchildren to “Accept Islam with Allah’s guidance.” Two days after FCDF sent a “cease and desist letter” to the West New York School District, attorneys for the school district’s Board of Education notified FCDF on Friday that “the…

FCDF Demands that Superintendent Take Down Unconstitutional Ramadan Posters The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent a “cease and desist” letter moments ago to West New York School District’s superintendent, demanding that two district-sponsored Ramadan posters in Memorial High School be taken down. One poster offers “Warm greetings from Memorial High school” and wishes…

The Northshore School District has withdrawn its Ramadan policy in response to a “cease and desist” letter filed by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF). Two weeks ago, several parents and an anonymous teacher contacted FCDF about the district’s special protections for Muslim students during Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. FCDF’s executive director Daniel Piedra…

FCDF Warns Northshore School District after anonymous teacher pleads that the District’s oppressive pro-Islam directive “needs to be exposed” After receiving multiple complaints from local community members and an anonymous teacher, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent today a “cease and desist” letter to the superintendent and school board of Northshore School District,…

Following a nearly two-year legal battle over the San Diego Unified School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative,” U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order dismissing the case with prejudice after the parties reached a settlement agreement. The federal civil rights lawsuit, initiated on behalf of five families with children in the District and two…

The settlement agreement ensures an equally safe and supportive learning environment for students of all religious beliefs. Yesterday, FCDF attorneys finalized a settlement agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that resolves a federal lawsuit challenging the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” FCDF representing five families, along with two advocacy organizations, San Diego Asian Americans for…

School Officials are arguing President Trump’s presidential campaign justified religiously preferential program This afternoon, attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund responded to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education’s defense of its “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” Since five families and two local organizations sued last year, the school board has refused to defend…

Judge Ruled President Trump’s Election Justifies School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia” Initiative This afternoon, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing five families have asked federal judge Cynthia Bashant to reconsider her recent order denying their motion to stop the San Diego Unified School District’s “anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” In their Motion for Reconsideration, the families argue the Initiative…

This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District of California denied the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent to stop their “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” In her order today,  Judge Bashant rejected the families’ argument that…

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