First, a Christian pastor who volunteered as an assistant coach was fired after a Muslim student converted to faith in Jesus Christ during a private, off-campus wrestling camp. (The pastor claims that he never preached while serving as a coach.) The student was baptized.
It is of interest to note that the convert reportedly "was not a student at Fordson high school at the time as this took place in the summer before his freshman year."
Nonetheless, the complaint that has been filed alleges that
[s]ubsequently, in full view of students and faculty, Defendant Fadlallah approached the young Fordson student who had chosen to be baptized a Christian at Hancock's summer wrestling camp, punched the student, and advised the student that he had "disgraced his family" by converting to Christianity from Islam.Marszalek was ordered to keep the pastor (Trey Hancock) off-campus, as if he were some sort of child molestor or otherwise imminent threat. But Hancock had a son who was a star wrestler, so he eventually did come on campus. Whereafter Marszalek was let go.
Principal Fadlallah is a Muslim, as are many within that community. Can a threat be detected in this note Fadlallah sent Pastor Hancock in letting him go?
"I would like to keep this matter under strict confidentiality. If this issue is leaked to the community, I cannot stop the adverse reaction that it will cause."The coach has filed suit. Here's a striking note: in spite of the allegation of obvious rights violations, the ACLU was not interested in the case.
The lawsuit alleges that Marszalek, a Hall of Famer who had achieved over 450 wins and was made "Sportsman of the Year" by the All-American Athletic Association, was let go simply because he was a Christian, and because Principal Fadlallah has been systematically eradicating Christianity from the school.
WorldNetDaily reports that Marszalek "is suing both the principal and the school in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan, seeking back pay, injunctive and declaratory relief, damages, and to be reinstated as coach of the wrestling team."
"We are getting a glimpse of what happens when Muslims who refuse to accept American values and principles gain political power in an American community," said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Marsazalek. "Failure to renew coach Marszalek's contract had nothing to do with wrestling and everything to do with religion."The Religion of Peace. Coming to power near you.