Virginia parents are livid after a Fairfax County School Board member delivered a scathing speech at a high school commencement ceremony where Virginia parents are rejecting the tones and notions of Critical Race Theory and White Supremacy.
Abrar Omeish, the school board’s loan Muslim board member, delivered a keynote address attacking those that don’t agree with Critical Race Theory and Wokeism.
The president of the student government introduced her, mentioning 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.
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