‘INTIFADA’ PRINCIPAL RESIGNS
Posted by thebosun on August 10, 2007
Courtesy of the NY Post
August 10, 2007 — The principal of the city’s controversial, new Arabic academy resigned this morning in the wake of her comments that condoned “Intifada NYC” T-shirts.
Debbie Almontaser’s resignation comes just days after The NY Post reported that the inflammatory shirts were being sold by an Arab activist group headquartered in the same storefront as a Yemeni-American association that Almontaser heads.
Instead of condemning the shirts, Almontaser attempted to justify them, provoking a huge outcry from residents and elected officials who said she would not be appropriate to head the Khalil Gibran International Academy, which will focus on Arabic culture, history and language.
For the rest of the story at the NY Post: Intifada Principle Resigns