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Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) was an elementary school (K-8) in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota named after Tarek ibn Ziyad, the Berber general of medieval Algeria who entered Gibraltar in 711 CE on behalf of the Umayyad Caliphate and defeated the Visigoths. The school is sponsored by Islamic Relief USA.


Jun 30, 2011 ... Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, the embattled metro-area charter school, got a double whammy of bad news Thursday that spelled its closure. ... banning out-of-state authorizers goes into effect, making the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization Islamic Relief USA ineligible to continue overseeing TiZA.


Aug 14, 2009 ... ... funded charter school alleging that it is promoting the Muslim religion and is leasing school space from a religious organization without following state law. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, known as TIZA, and the Minnesota Department of Education, ...


Apr 11, 2008 ... Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) -- named for the Muslim general who conquered medieval Spain -- is a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights. ... that Islamic Relief Worldwide, the organization's parent group, "provides support and assistance" to Hamas, designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist ...


In January 2009, the ACLU of Minnesota filed a lawsuit against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) and the Minnesota Department of Education in federal district court ... ACLU of Minnesota v. TiZA, et al.: Commissioner of Education and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) Motions for Summary Judgment Documents (01/10/ 2011).