News Crew Attacked at Islamic School

A news crew from KSTP, ABC channel 5 in Minneapolis, was assaulted today during a visit to Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy.  Two men confronted the journalists who had gone to the school to obtain a comment from the school about a state Department of Education finding against the school. 

In an attempt to report about the new findings from the Department of Education, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to TiZA. While on school grounds, our crew was attacked by school officials. Our photographer was injured while wrestling with the two men over the camera.

Our photographer was examined by paramedics and suffered minor injuries.

The academy initially came under investigation after a teacher alleged that the school was engaged in Islamic instruction in violation of its state charter, some of which have been borne out, including more-or-less mandatory prayer and an after-school Islamic study period.

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