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Group opposing Shariah law sues Knox County Schools for event cancellation
by Jamie Satterfield
The director of a local chapter of a group taking aim at "radical Islam" is suing Knox County Schools and Superintendent Jim McIntyre for rescinding approval of the use of Farragut High School for an after-school event.
Freedom X, a conservative nonprofit law firm targeting religious freedom issues, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Monday on behalf of John Peach, director of the Knoxville chapter of ACT! for America, against the school system, the board of education, McIntyre and another school official involved in the April controversy.
The lawsuit stems from McIntyre's decision to rescind approval for Peach's group to use Farragut High School after hours for an April event centered on Islamic or "Sharia" law. McIntyre's decision came after complaints from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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