Islamic Saudi Academy

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Virginia – A holy war is brewing in Virginia, where a controversial Islamic school is seeking permission to expand its campus and a group of residents is going all out to stop it.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday night to consider a proposal to expand the campus of the Islamic Saudi Academy, a Saudi-owned college preparatory school.

Critics of the plan point to former students of the school who have been convicted in a plot to assassinate former President Bush, and more recently, arrested for trying to board an airplane with a seven-inch kitchen knife.

And others say they oppose the move to expand the school for one reason only:
“We’re opposed to the operation of the Islamic Saudi Academy because it teaches and practices Shariah law,†said James Lafferty, chairman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST).
“Shariah law is anti-constitutional and we feel that it is the ultimate improper land use here in the state where the Constitution was created.â€
 
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