This was posted in an anti-racism community that i frequent. The original article is rather long, and the more i read it the more shocked, angered and saddened i felt.Critics Cost Muslim Educator Her Dream School
The basic gist is that this woman helped to start a school that was focussed on teaching Arabic, servicing the Arab-American population, and on global studies along with regular NY school district curriculum. She was thwarted by a bunch of xenophobic, hate mongering racist asses who used scare tactics and guilt by association to paint her as a Muslim extremist who would be teaching aspects of what they
(who have very little applied knowledge on this subject) define as "radical Islam." Because she was unwilling to disavow her culture or her religion, she was demonized, hounded and eventually forced to resign. the school and the children attending it are still suffering and being subjected to ridiculous media attention and mishandling, as well as protestors. Thats right, protestors, at a middle school. Its beginning to remind me of pictures, video and editorials from the desegregation era.
i cannot be terribly eloquent at the moment as I am still reeling from the jack-assery that this woman was subjected to.
this cant be my country, these cant be people who are in any way reasonable, I do not recognize these people as my countrymen/women. To quote one of my favorite righteous babes: "These are not my laws, these are not my rules"