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Yasmeen Qadri CAIR director of educational affairs and Valencia U education coordinator indoctrinates students using diversity course for da'wa
December 28, 2006
On the Rate My Professor website one student wrote:"Dr. Qadri is nice, but very focused on teaching about the Muslim religion, not DIVERSE populations... Unless you want to learn everything about Muslims and nothing about anyone else, drop this class and take someone else."
Not surpisingly, Qadri is also helped in her efforts by CAIR Tampa director Ahmed Bedier and her husband Kamran Qadri who teaches at Valencia College. The assistent professor is the CAIR director of Educational Affairs and a board member.
Besides trying to force students to intern as teachers at the Muslim Academy of Central Florida where she was a former principal,she teaches them about Islam under the guise of sensitivity training about Muslim students. Qadri and CAIR are also exploiting the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development to push their Islamist agenda.
Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 170,000 educators from more than 135 countries and more than 60 affiliates. Our members include superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. http://www.blogger.com/profile/6947542
MIM: The ASCD would be well advised to divest themselves of CAIR's Yasmeen Qadri as would the Jewish Day School whose former director is listed as a reference on her resume.
CAIR's real record is one of extremism. North American Muslims themselves are beginning to discover - and the government, leading media, churches, and businesses should follow - that CAIR represents not the noble civilization of Islam but an aggressive and radical strain similar to that which led to the suicide hijackings last September. CAIR must be shunned as a fringe group by responsible institutions and individuals throughout North America. (Dr.Daniel Pipes"CAIR -Moderate Friends of Terror" article below)
CAIR and Qadri at work indoctrinating students about Islam under the guise of teaching them how to be sensitive to Muslim students i.e. by 'reverting' to Islam themselves and not remain in their inferior 'kuffar' state.
22/06 EDF 2005 3 3 1 4 I would not recommend this teacher. She seems like a nice person, but she was confusing. I didn't learn anything from her class. She even told us that she doubts her own career choice of being a teacher and that we should question if it's really the right decision for us. Not supportive or helpful at all.
2/5/05 EDG 2701 2 3 2 1 Dr. Qadri is nice, but very focused on teaching about the Muslim religion, not DIVERSE populations. Class is sorta boring, but tests are hard and detail specific. Unless you want to learn everything about Muslims and nothing about anyone else, drop this class and take someone else!
11/12/04 EDG 2701 4 2 1 5 she is so into her religion that she thinks you should be too...she tried to force me into doing one of my observations at the muslim academy...i really did not enjoy her class at all. i wish i had dropped and taken it w/ another teacher. 9/22/04
MIM:Da'wa tapes made by Qadri, her husband Kamran and Ahmed Bedier.
Bedier's role in making 'educational tapes' is more proof that Qadri's position as education professor is being exploited by CAIR to push their Jihad through conversion efforts into the the school system.
Muslims are Americans, Too: Embracing Global Education in the 21st Century AHMED BEDIER, KAMRAN QADRI, YASMEEN QADRI
From ASCD's 60th Annual Conference ... Voices of Education: Unleashing the Power, Passion, and Promise
Diversity has become a buzz word in education, particularly after the September 11 events. Educators have been challenged to teach students about the Middle East crisis, and the most challenging aspect is presenting an unbiased perspective. Hear about a model that will help prepare students to be productive citizens in a global community.
(ASCD audio CD, 2005)
MIM: Qadri is also on the advisory board of the Mayor's Educational Action Board in Orlando:
Members Marion Cannon, Classroom Teachers Association Wolfgang Halbig, National Institute for School & Workplace Safety Beatrice Harris, Retired Teacher Carlota Mendoza-Iglesias, Stonewall Jackson Middle School Principal Sgt. Eric Pedersen, Orlando Police Department Dr. Yasmeen Qadri, Valencia Community College Nancy Robbinson, Lake Silver School Advisory Committee/Parent Teachers Association Danella Schuler, Blankner K-8 School Advisory Committee/Parent Teachers Association Mary Louise Wells, Jones HS, 2001 Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Laura Wharton, Cypress Springs Elementary Teacher Dr. Bob Williams, UCF College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
http://www.cityoforlando.net/executive/children/councilmembers.htm MIM: This year both Qadri and her husband Kamran presented a paper at the Islamic Society of North America conference. She was listed as the Education Coordinator at Valencia University and the Director of Educational Affairs of the Council for American Islamic Relations.
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML Dr. Yasmeen Qadri is currently the Education Coordinator at Valencia Community. College and has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Central ... www.isna.net/uploads/media/Yasmeen_Qadri_Kamran_Qadri_2006_-_Accreditation_Process_from_A-Z.pdf - Similar pages
According to Steven Emerson :
ISNA "is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation"; "convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred" (For instance, al Qaeda supporter and PLO official Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi was invited to speak at an ISNA conference); has held fundraisers for terrorists (After Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested and eventually deported in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense); has condemned the U.S. government's post-9/11 seizure of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad financial assets; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Islamic Horizons, that "often champions militant Islamist doctrine." http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6178
MIM: Qadri uses the concept of diversity as a euphemism for cultural Jihad - i.e. forcing Americans to learn about Islam in the hopes that they will 'revert' to their original Muslim state. Note that she speaks of "strategies to accomplish these goals".
Encouraging Sensitivity to Differing Religious Expressions
As more Muslim children become visible in U.S. public schools, the need to enhance religious tolerance and accommodate differing religious expression has become increasingly essential in the school setting. Strategies to accomplish these goals were addressed in Saturday's session "Muslims Are Americans, Too: Embracing Global Education in the 21st Century."
Yasmeen Qadri, professor of education at Valencia Community College, encourages students to embrace commonality.
"The model I wish to present begins with making students aware of their American citizenship," said Yasmeen Qadri, professor of education at Valencia Community College, Orlando, Fla. "I encourage students to see the commonality with their fellow students in being American citizens."
Embracing their common U.S. citizenship breaks down barriers and helps children understand why some children may dress differently and why they do certain things to honor their religious customs, Qadri said.
"This kind of dialogue is helpful for students because it helps build bridges across the different customs," Qadri said. Ahmed Bedier, communications director for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Tampa, Fla., discussed the First Amendment and the Equal Access Act of 1984 that protect religious expression in institutions that receive federal funding, such as school districts.
"In making decisions as educators, you cannot discriminate against students' practice of religion or fail to accommodate their religious expression needs," Bedier said.
The First Amendment protects students' rights to religious expression, such as prayer, fasting, religious observance, special clothing or special dietary needs. The Equal Access Act affirms the right for student-initiated religious activities in public schools.
Common excuses for failing to accommodate students' special religious needs, Bedier said, include, "if we accommodate you, we have to accommodate everyone" or "our policy forbids it" or "other students have never requested such a thing." "It's a right for our children to observe our holidays just as other children have the right to observe Christmas," he noted.
"Also, policies are made to be amended according to circumstance, and just because one student doesn't recognize a religious observance, that's their business, but if another student does, that's their right."
EDUCATIONUniversity of Central Florida Orlando, FL 1994
Doctorate in Education:
- Area of Emphasis: Educational Leadership; Multiculturalism;
Curriculum & Instruction
- Dissertation topic: Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning
Practices for Training Teachers in Multicultural Education.
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 1991
Master of Arts: Social Science
Osmania University Hyderabad, India 1978
Master of Arts--Psychology
St. Francis College Hyderabad, India 1976
Bachelor of Arts--Literature, Political Science, Child Psychology
Professor in Education, Valencia Community College 2002-Present
Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, 1995-Present
* Area of Instruction: Multicultural Education; foundation
in Education, Teaching Diverse Population, ESOL
Local Colleges, Universities, Public, and Private Schools 1994-Present
Partnerships, Teacher Preparation, Mentoring, Workshops, & Seminars
National Council for Community and Justice Orlando, FL 1991-Present
Youth Facilitator: Building Better Communities
Muslim Academy of Central Florida Orlando, FL 1991-2002
Principal (Pre-K to High School)
* Opened a full-time multicultural school
* Established policies
* Developed student and teacher handbooks
* Provided in-service teachers training with emphasis on Gender and
* Curriculum development
* Extensive experience designing, developing, implementing, monitoring
and evaluating Educational Programs with a focus on research and
Application of Research on Women Issues; cross-cultural experiential
learning practices; leadership roles of Muslim women in the west;
and Gender Discrimination
* Hiring of staff
* Organized fund-raising events, seminars, and staff development
Indian Embassy School Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1984-1987
Minaret-e-Jeddah Saudi School Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1983-1984
N.Y. Institute of Child Development, Inc. Manhattan, NY 1981
Jewish Center for Family and Children Services New York, NY 1980
TEACHING ASSIGNMENTUniversity of Central Florida / Valencia Community College
* Teaching Strategies I
* Analysis of Educational Foundations
* Introduction to Education
* Teaching Diverse Populations
* Multicultural Education
* History of American Education
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPSFlorida Law Related Education
* Islam & Democracy at Democracy Camp Tallahassee, FL 2003
American Association of Educational Research (AAER)
* Muslim-American Student: An Endangered Species Florida 2003
National Interfaith Conference
* Delegation to Washington 2003
Women Retreat - Presbetarian Church
*Prayers in the Middle of the Muddle 2003
Islamic Society of North America
* Keeping the Peace in the Board: Challenges of Islamic Shools 2003
Education Forum Chicago, IL 2002
* Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges
for Islamic School Principals
Kappa Delta Pi Orlando, FL 2001
* To teach is to Touch Your Own Future:
How to be an Effective Teacher (co-presenter)
Staff Development Houston, TX 2000
* Teacher as a Role Model
Elementary Education Orlando, FL 1999
* Cross-Cultural Experiential Teaching and
Learning -- Key to Multicultural Education
Islamic Society of North America Chicago, IL 1999
* Islamization of Behavior
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Orlando, FL 1999
* Celebrating Diversity: Leading the Way into
the New Millennium
Islamic Medical Association (International) Hyderabad, India 1999
* Our Children-Our Future: An Awakening Call
in the New Millennium
American Association for teaching and Curriculum Orlando, FL 1998
* Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century: Cross
Cultural Experiential Learning Practices for
Training Teachers in Multicultural Education.
National University of Ireland Kildare, Ireland 1997
* Faith: The Key to Successful Education (co-presenter)
Islamic Medical Association Orlando, FL 1997
* Marriage: Is it an End to Education?
United Muslim Conference Orlando, FL 1996
* Split Personality Syndrome in Muslim Youth:
Is it a Myth of Reality?
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 1996
* Unity in Diversity: Teachers Can Make a Difference
Miami Symposium of Private Schools Miami, FL 1995
* The Principalship: Building a Learning Community
University Behavioral Center Orlando, FL 1996
* Study Skills Workshop for Youth
Assoc. of Supervision & Curriculum Dev. San Francisco, CA 1995
* Multicultural Education: Preparing Teachers
for the 21st Century
Assoc. of Supervision & Curriculum Dev. Los Angeles, CA 1994
* Cross Cultural Experiential Learning Practices for Training
Teachers in Mulicultural Education
Assoc. of Supervision & Curriculum Dev. Baltimore, MD 1994
* Intercultural Experiential Learning of Anglo-American
Teachers in a Muslim Academy
Public and Private schools, Colleges, Universitites, and Businesses
* Mentoring in Islamic Schools,
Retention of Principals & Teachers
* Cross-Cultural Training
* Character Education
* Teachers Training
* Parenting Youth - Our Future Leaders
* Building effective Boards
FEATURED / RECOGNITION
* Featured on 580 WDBO and 1440 WPRD
* Featured on WESH and WFTV, loval affiliates of NBC and ABC News
* Featured in Central Florida Family Magazine
* Featured in the Orlando Sentinel
* Kappa Delta Pi INternational Honor Society
* Who's Who in American Education
* International Biographical Center: One Thousand Great Americans
* Mayor's Education Task Force
* American Muslim Alliance
* Catholic Social Services, Inc.
* Community Resource Volunteer
* National Council for Community and Justice (NCCJ)
* UCF Student Alumni Association Mentor Program
* Women's Multi-Faith Center in the South
* Muslim Women's Association
* National Educators Forum
* Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
* American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)
* Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
* Central Florida Association of non-Public Schools (CFANS)
* Council on American-Islamic Relations - FL Chapter (CAIR-FL)
* Advisor, Muslim Students Association - Valencia Community College
Dr. Karen Biraimah, Chair, Educational Studies, Department of Education,
University of Central Florida. Tel: (407) 823-2427
Mrs. Nirsa Gautier, Lawton Chiles Elementary School, Teacher of the Year
11001 Bloomfield Drive, Orlando, FL 32825
Telephone (407) 737-1470
Dr. Marcella Kysilka, Chair, Doctoral Studies, University of Central Florida, orlando, FL.32816
Phone: (407) 823-2011
Dr. Phyllis Olmstead, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FLorida 33314. Telephone 1-800-986-3223, Ext. 4094. Fax (954) 423-1224
Dr. Zena Sulkes, Director, The Hebrew Day School of Central Florida, 851 N. Maitland
Avenue Maitland, FL. 32751. Tel: (407) 647-0713 Fax: (407) 647-1223