REVEALED: School Board Member Wanted To Push Palestinian Agenda In Schools And Refrain From Calling 9/11 Terrorism
Virginia school board member Abrar Omeish is back in the news cycle. You may recall how she inexplicably claimed the Battle of Iwo Jima was evil and refused to elaborate. Or how she told the class of 2021 to remember "jihad" as they entered a world full of "white supremacy." A totally normal thing to say to a bunch of 18-year-olds.
This same school board member previously said she wants to use some of the $3 billion available in the district's budget for a Palestinian agenda and channel "Muslim Power". The video was taken before she was elected, and was unearthed by investigative journalist Asra Q. Nomani.
Omeish made the comments at a September 2019 American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) fundraising event. She said, "I'm running for Fairfax County School Board at large. And I want to make the connection tonight between local politics…[and] the Palestinian issue… These are conversations that start in the classrooms."
EXCLUSIVE Abrar Omeish speaking at fundraiser in 2019 for American Muslims for Palestinewww.youtube.com
"We love talking politics at the dinner table… And I implore you… we need the Muslim community to turn out, because when we turn out… we are money, we're votes, and that means power. And wallahi [swear to Allah], I cannot tell you how many times people talk… about the Muslim power."
"So, the Fairfax County School Board manages who knows how much money?… The Fairfax County School Board manages three billion dollars. That's just one school board in Northern Virginia. That is over half of the Fairfax County budget, OK? We're talking big money, and this gets funneled, the school board entirely makes the decisions on this. These are just examples of, again, power of us needing to be involved."
"We can mobilize our community to start talking about the textbooks, and talking about the teachers, and what, you know, what they're talking about in the classrooms. And when a child is bullied, or harassed for, or called a terrorist, 'cause that happened to my own brothers in public school, those are, that's when we can actually make a change, because they know the power that stands behind our electeds."
I'm honestly not really concerned with Omeish's personal political beliefs. The problem comes when she, or anyone really, tries to push a certain agenda onto kids in public schools. Fox News recently found that Omeish recommended teachers use a "culturally responsive" curriculum guide for lesson plans about 9/11 history. The plan opposed using terms like "radical Islamic terror," "Islamic terrorists" and "jihadists."
The curriculum read, in part, "Do not frame the lessons as a chance to explore the definition of terrorism or a clash of two different societies/cultures. There is much disagreement about what terrorism means, and it’s often used in a biased manner."
Obviously, random Muslim kids shouldn't be bullied or called "terrorists" for their religion. But that doesn't mean 9/11 wasn't a terrorist attack. Unless of course you're Ilhan Omar.