Virginia: Muslim school board member called battle of Iwo Jima evil, wanted to ban term ‘radical Islamic terror’
The woke takeover was accomplished by first establishing cancel culture and accepting restrictions on speech that are imposed by Islamic supremacists via “diversity” and “anti-racism” programs. Woke Virginia board member Abrar Omeish, with “radical Islamic terror” associations herself (as is pointed out in the article below), is repeating a toxic, divisive message that is dividing America and other free societies. It needs to stop, while Islamic jihad needs to be taught about, including how its exponents and enablers deceptively trick societies into subversion.
Omeish’s influence is strong in her area. According to a 2019 report:
Abrar Omeish made history …..as both the youngest woman and first Muslim woman to hold elected office in Virginia’s history.
“Abrar’s campaign worked hard to elevate young voices and those of underserved and underrepresented communities, proactively reaching out to constituencies who have otherwise not been engaged by registering 1,500 new voters and training hundreds of new volunteers,” Omeish’s campaign said in a statement celebrating her victory to an at-large seat.
“She strives towards facilitating a school system that believes fully in the potential of the leader in every child and believes that the investment in that child is worthwhile no matter their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status,” the campaign continued.
Based on all appearances, voters couldn’t see what she was up to.
Woke Virginia school board member who branded Iwo Jima ‘evil’ voted against 9/11 tribute and urged lessons about attacks to avoid using terms ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and ‘jihadist’ over fears of Islamophobia
by Lewis Pennock, Daily Mail, March 2, 2023:
A Virginia school board member who stirred controversy for refusing to support a 9/11 tribute also wanted to ban terms like ‘radical Islamic terror’ and ‘jihadists’ from classes about the terror attacks, it has emerged.
Abrar Omeish, 28, said teachers in Fairfax should use a ‘culturally responsive’ guide that doesn’t ‘explore the definition of terrorism’ to inform children about the atrocity.
The guide recommended by Omeish in 2021 said the word terrorism is ‘often used in a biased manner’ and classes about the September 11 attacks, which claimed the lives of 2,977 victims, should focus on the impact on ‘communities of color, including Muslim Americans’.
Omeish, who in 2021 declined to support a commemoration of 9/11 victims, is the youngest Muslim woman in Virginia to hold elected office. Details of the lesson plan have emerged just days after she stated America’s victory over the Japanese in the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II showed what ‘human evil is capable of’.
Those comments were made last Thursday in reference to the Day of Remembrance, a day of observance for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It occurs on the same calendar day as the first US landings on the island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945.
A Republican official in Fairfax told Fox News: ‘Her cruel attacks on the memory of 9/11’s victims and heroes should be the last straw. They were not just incredibly tone deaf — they were vicious and, frankly, anti-American.’
Another recommendation in the teaching guide, published by the Family and Youth Institute, said teachers should ‘wear cultural items from Muslim countries as a show of support’, like scarves, while teaching about 9/11.
Teachers are also encouraged to use the term ‘endless wars’ about conflicts in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Astonishingly the guide claims such conflicts ‘only harm Black and Brown communities’.
Elected into office in 2019 at just 24, Omeish also has a history of anti-Israel rhetoric, and has said that the district’s admissions policy has an anti-Asian bias.
Her father, 55-year-old Esam Omeish, is also a member of the Board of Directors of the the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque where three of the 9/11 hijackers had prayed before carrying out the attacks.
Esam is the chief of General Surgery at Inova Alexandria Hospital, and former President of the Muslim American Society (MAS).
The mosque previously employed a man suspected of working with Al-Qaeda. That man, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed by a US government drone strike, ordered by President Barack Obama, in 2011.
When she voted against the 9/11 tribute last year, Omeish said it would cause ‘harm’ because it didn’t ‘recognize the extensive and unwarranted structural discrimination and ethnic and religious profiling following 9/11’…..
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