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Teaching soccer? How about American History/Civics?

Have you heard about the Fugees School in Clarkston, GA?

This school has been organized and operated by by Luma Mufleh and Tracy Ediger.

Luma (the spokeswoman) is a Jordanian Muslim. The school is devoted to and aimed at Muslim children. Luma claims that the children are victims of war and war torn countries, but when you check the list of countries on the website, very few have had a recent war. What Luma doesn't tell you is that under the Refugee Resettlement Act part of this classification as a refugee allows for eligibility for quick legal entry toward U.S. citizenship provided the applicant has a valid visa. This obscure exception allows these people and their children to be classified as refugees.  Compassionate Americans accept these "refugees" (under the ordinary dictionary definition) without knowing that these are simply people that Hilary Clinton's State Department falsely defined as refugees and granted Visas. If you have a valid Visa then you jump to the front of the legal immigration line. 

A close reading of the website, blog, and other propaganda put out by Luma indicates that the school does not help these children assimilate into the American culture.  The classes taught are math, English...and soccer. The children are not taught world history, American history, civics and other courses designed to help the children develop a love and appreciation for America and the American way of life.  Instead, the children are isolated in a Muslim culture and assimilate among themselves.  This is the same atmosphere in which the younger of the 2 Boston Bomber Brothers matriculated. 

In addition, Luma is out pestering (the Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton intimidation approach) large corporations (Coke), wealthy organizations (Atlanta Falcons) and other charities into contributing money to build a school facility in Clarkston.  When the school is built--which will happen if this program is not curtailed--it will become a magnet for Muslims all over the U.S. and the world to resettle in Atlanta.  We will become a Muslim center much like  Boston, Flint, Michigan and other similar areas.  Please view the Fugees School website and blog.

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Cindy on Monday, July 08, 2013 1:31 PM
I am appalled at your blog comments about the Fugees School and their founder, Luma. This school and these soccer teams embrace all that I believe about what makes America great and I am proud that Luma has started this program in Georgia. Have you been to the academy? Spoken to the boys and girls? Their parents? The college administrations where several of the students are attending? Your blog simply fuels the fears of ignorant people who don't take the time to research their material.
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ibcbet on Saturday, November 21, 2015 5:26 AM
ok i know

Rob G. on Monday, July 08, 2013 1:40 PM
Dear Author, I had a chance to review the Fugees website, Facebook page, and other news articles about the school. While you're entitled to your opinions, you are no better than the members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Just because there aren't active wars and genocides happening in African countries (that you know about), that doesn't mean it's safe. Corrupt governments, tribes, terrorist groups, and even left over land mines all affect the safety and livelihood of children and other innocent people in those regions. The fact that our government hasn't officially stated that there are wars happening in Africa means nothing at all. In fact, did you know the official definition of "Refugee" according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is "a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution"? Do you see the word "war" anywhere in that sentence? Secondly, the children who end up attending Fugees Academy come from numerous countries in Africa. As such, they do not even speak the same language as each other, let alone English . How can you teach kids American Civics or World History when they're trying to learn our language? How would you like it if your child went to middle school in a foreign country where they were expected to learn about their history in their native tongue? Let me answer that for you: You wouldn't like it very much. The fact that they're learning English should (and is) the most important point of all. Being able to speak our language and do basic math gives them a much better chance of contributing to society than knowing what year Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Believe it or not, Soccer is the only language these children (and children around the world) all speak. You don't need to be from the same tribe or region of Africa (or Asia, or Europe, or Latin America) to play Soccer. Soccer is the glue that holds these kids together, and the fact that you're belittling it proves how little you actually know. By the way, have you seen how fat Americans are these days? Do you think staying active and playing soccer in school is a bad thing? I bet if you visited Fugees Academy, you wouldn't find a single obese child within those halls. Can you say that about other local schools in the Atlanta area (spoiler alert: no, you can't). While the first 2 paragraphs or so of your blog post prove how oblivious you are, it is the 3rd paragraph that really gets me. In addition, Luma is out pestering (the Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton intimidation approach) large corporations (Coke), wealthy organizations (Atlanta Falcons) and other charities into contributing money to build a school facility in Clarkston. Do you think Mitt Romney, Barrack Obama, or any other politician for that matter, fund their own campaigns? No, they don't. They beg people for money. They call everyday people harassing them for donations, even though these same people are struggling to buy groceries or pay rent. Corporations like Coca-Cola or the Atlanta Falcons have more money than they know what to do with. So why shouldn't they help fund non-profits? Why shouldn't they give back to their communities? I currently live in Boston, and the fact that you managed to slip in a remark about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes me sick. You truly are a disgusting individual if you are alluding to the fact that some of the kids who are learning at the Fugees Academy will one day do something as horrid and despicable as the Boston Marathon Bombers. Did the Sandy Hook or Columbine killers grow up in an "isolated in a Muslim culture and assimilate among themselves"? I've never met you, nor do I claim to know what goes on in your head. But based on the blog post that you wrote, I think it's pretty clear that all you are is a hate-mongerer who is afraid of anything different. There are more than 1.6 Billion (that's Billion with a "B"). Less than 1/10th of 1 percent of them grow up to be terrorists. Quit being so closed minded. It's pathetic. Perhaps you've never heard of the Pledge of Allegiance, but the last line is "With Liberty and Justice FOR ALL." Take note: that doesn't say "white people who were born in America. I would encourage you to take a step back and think about your outlook and Muslim Americans, or anyone who doesn't fit your definition of "American". I think it would do you a lot of good. Sincerely, Rob G. (A white American Christian)
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Matt Widjaja on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:37 PM
You're joking right? Have you looked at the schedule, talked to people, or golly I don't know, did any research beyond that of "Oh cool, a website!". Don't let denial or the past blind you from the present or you'll drive all of us crazy.
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casino on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:58 AM
State of Georgia

Beth K on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:47 PM
I have known Luma since her Middle School and High School days, she is a thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent women. She became a US citizen in 2011 If you watch the clip you will see the joy and pride she has for this nation which she chooses to call home. In many public schools international/immigrant/refugee children are often marginalized, and left to fall behind because we do not take the time to focus on the basics skills and acknowledge the unique knowledge and cultural experiences they bring with them. Instead we instill in them (unintentionally) a sense of not belonging, inferiority and isolation as we try to force them to assimilate by leaving behind who they are because we do not have the luxury of time to get to know them and make connections from their culture to ours. Sadly public schools need to get through a curriculum often regardless of the needs of the students. As a person who has lived in a variety of countries as the foreigner I faced being lumped into a broad category of what people thought of Americans. I did not fit the prescribed images but was treated as if I was. It really is time for us to focus on individuals and not groups. Maybe if we started looking at people as individuals they would not flock to the groups we assign them. We would see the strengths and talents they bring to this nation and we will be the stronger for it. On a side note as an educator I encourage learners to take the time to research all sides of a position to make inquiries, to seek information and then to reflect on the information before coming to a conclusion. Did you conduct research, contact the school to ask about their curriculum, contact students, parents and other members of the community? You would add more support to your argument if you could back it up with precise information. Without evidence you only share an opinion which is easily dismissed.
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Slim Chiply on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:45 AM
Flint, Michigan?!?! A hotbed of muslim extremism? Ummm...have you ever been to Flint?
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Refugee Resettlement Relief on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:28 AM
I don’t doubt that Luma has had some success but the fact remains that DeKalb County and especially Clarkston, Georgia, where Luma’s school is located---have been slammed with vastly more refugees than can possibly be assimilated into that area with or without Luma’s assistance. “8 USC sec. 1522(a)(2)(c)(i) insure[s] that a refugee is not initially placed or resettled in an area highly impacted [as determined under regulations prescribed by the Director].” Frankly, the Director has ignored his responsibilities under the act which has led to action by our state to seek relief under the appropriate provisions of the RR act. The Federal Refugee Resettlement statute requires that geographical areas which have been over burdened with refugees be relieved of the responsibility for more refugees. In spite of the gross over population of refugees in Clarkston and the surrounding communities, Luma wants to build out a 19 acre campus and draw even more refugees to the area. We are cheating the Georgia tax payers AND the refugees because the economic consequences of sending refugees to Georgia have been a disaster for a high percentage of refugees. The Federal RR act requires that refugees be settled where they can “establish a new life that is founded on the dignity of economic self-support” and furthermore, the Director should “make available sufficient resources for employment training and placement in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency among refugees as quickly as possible”. Obviously this is not being done because Luma has had to form a cleaning service just to give a few of the families a “livable wage” For the last 33 years, the State of Georgia, its cities, counties, charities, foundations, corporations, churches, schools and numerous other individuals have exerted an enormous amount of time, money, and effort to make the program work. It is time to get out of the RR program until these people can be successfully assimilated into our communities and until other states take their fair share of refugees.
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doubledotnonwoveninterlining on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:07 AM
After months of negotiations and six weeks of prosecutors wearing plain clothes, a formal commitment of two PSOs to be permanently stationed at Moorabbin is expected this week.
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