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HATE HIGH: Parents Fume After Graduation Speaker Urges Students to ‘Remember Jihad’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.16.21

From Fox News:

After a Fairfax County School Board member delivered a scathing speech at a high school commencement ceremony, Virginia parents are rejecting critical race theory and other left-leaning ideas being pushed in their public school systems.

Abrar Omeish, the school board’s lone Muslim member, delivered the keynote address before a graduation ceremony for Justice High School in Falls Church, Va. on June 7. 

The president of the student government introduced her, noting that she campaigned for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and that her father, Esam Omeish, was a “leader and board member of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center” – the namesake of a mosque attended by two 9/11 hijackers in 2001, and the radical imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, and Nidal Hasan, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter. 

“I think it’s important for your viewers to know that Abrar Omeish’s comments here are incendiary comments are not the first example of divisive and anti-Semitic rhetoric,” Fairfax County Parent Gary Aiken told “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday

Aiken said that several weeks ago, Omeish posted “vile anti-Semitic tweets on her social accounts,” which were linked to her official “non-partisan Fairfax County school board page.”

“That desecrates the Holy Land and kills Palestinians. And this caused huge outrage amongst over 250,000 Jewish Americans here in Northern Virginia and it sparked outrage across all political lines and there were calls for her to apologize. She offered no apology. She doubled down on it,” Aiken said. 

Aiken said it is “absurd” to say that school board members do not represent the school when delivering speeches within “school functions” like a commencement ceremony.

Also, Aiken said that it is “absurd” that no one proofread or pre-approved the incendiary speech. The county school district said in a statement that Omeish’s comments were her First Amendment right and that her “personal views … do not reflect the views” of the school board or district.

Read the full report at Fox News.

CHARACTER, NOT COLOR: Father-Daughter Duo Speak Out on Critical Race Theory, Viral Video

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.03.21

The father-daughter duo that gained national attention this week spoke with Fox News after their video on ‘Critical Race Theory’ was viewed by millions of Americans.

“I’ve just seen a lot of things going on in America right now, going on in the world. I see the agenda being pushed on our children and they’re trying to teach our children to look at each other, not from who they are as a person, but for their skin color. I just decided I wanted to get out there and show the world what I teach my daughter and the values that I instill in her about the content of her character and not the color of her skin,” said Kory Yeshua alongside his daughter.

“They had played a video that kind of took me back and it was about segregation and there was a water fountain in the video that said Whites only. And after the video, my daughter had come to me and said why wasn’t the White kid able to play with the Black kid?”

“I did not think she was ready for heavy things like Jim Crow yet and I had to speak to her about that. And that’s actually what led up to coming out and speaking to her about these things,” Yeshua said.

 

“I’m so overwhelmed. It’s such a blessing but the main thing I want to get out there is I want little White kids to know they are not oppressors, I want little Black kids to know they are not oppressed. And they can do anything they want to do, anything they put their mind to. You can overcome any obstacle, your skin color does not matter,” Yeshua said.

Read the full report at Fox News.

DeSANTIS: ‘Critical Race Theory is Teaching People to Hate Our Country and Hate Each Other'

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.24.21

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ripped “Critical Race Theory” on ‘Hannity’ this week; saying the ideology is “basically teaching people to hate our country” and to “hate each other.”

“Critical Race Theory is basically teaching people to hate our country, hate each other. It’s divisive, and it’s basically an identity politics version of Marxism. It has no place in the classroom and certainly shouldn’t be funded by taxpayers,” said the Governor.

“We’re going to have a de-politicized curriculum; we’re not going to let that stuff in there. That’s going to serve the students in Florida well for years to come,” he added.

Ron DeSantis addressed reporters last month on his state’s push to get all children back into the classrooms; saying things like “Critical Race Theory” don’t deserve a single penny from Floridian taxpayers.

“There is no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money,” said DeSantis.

“We will invest in an accurate and true curriculum,” he added.

Watch DeSantis’ comments above.

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