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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.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/multiculedu/detail?.dir=/f1bf&.dnm=26c6.jpg&.src=ph

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=183001

22/06 EDF 2005 3 3 1 4 :( Flag Rating Contact Rater 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 :| Flag Rating 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 :( Flag Rating 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

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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)

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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.

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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

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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."

Read articles from the Educational Leadership issue "The World in the Classroom," including Susan L. Douglass' article "Teaching About Religion."

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http://edconsultations.com/resume/drq_resume

Yasmeen Qadri, Ed.D.

Web: www.edconsultations.com * E-mail: yqadri@valenciacc.edu
EDUCATION University 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 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 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 Cultrual Diversity * 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 workshops Indian Embassy School Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1984-1987 Teacher, Elementary/ESOL Minaret-e-Jeddah Saudi School Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1983-1984 Teacher, Elementary/ESOL N.Y. Institute of Child Development, Inc. Manhattan, NY 1981 Counselor Jewish Center for Family and Children Services New York, NY 1980 Counselor TEACHING ASSIGNMENT University 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 WORKSHOPS Florida 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 Guest Lecturer Public and Private schools, Colleges, Universitites, and Businesses * Mentoring in Islamic Schools, Retention of Principals & Teachers * Cross-Cultural Training * Multiculturalism * 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 PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP * 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 REFERENCES 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

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