Fairfax School Board Member Opposes Moment of Silence for Israel

from The Republican Standard

Fairfax County School Board Member Abrar Omeish put liberal intolerance on full display during a school board meeting Thursday night.

The Yale-educated Democrat broke into a minutes-long diatribe following a moment of silence held by her colleagues for the victims of Hamas terrorism and the innocent Israeli and Palestinian lives lost:

Thursday wasn’t the first time Omeish disrupted school board proceedings. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, she opposed a moment of silence for the victims, implying it was racist and neglected to acknowledge “state-sponsored traumas” inflicted by the U.S. government.

As The Daily Wire reported at the time:

Abrar Omeish is on the school board of Fairfax County Public Schools, near the Pentagon. She lives with her father Esam, who was a director of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, and hired as its imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who President Barack Obama later ordered killed by drone strike. The mosque was attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers as well as the shooter in the 2009 attack on Fort Hood, Texas. She said a school board resolution calling for a moment of silence marking the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 was not “anti-racist.” While 9/11 was “jarring” and a “historic turning point in our nation’s history,” she said, the resolution failed to address “state-sponsored traumas” to Muslims. “Just two years ago, even I was profiled as a threat, in one of the most traumatic experiences of my life,” she said. That refers to an incident in which she was pulled over by the police for running a red light, then removed from her car for repeatedly refusing to show her license. Video shows an obvious traffic infraction and that the officer could not see her appearance when he pulled her over.

Omeish also took heat for saying the Battle of Iwo Jima “unfortunately happened” – setting a record for “human evil.” Her remarks didn’t acknowledge the 7,000 Americans who died fighting there to stop Japanese militarism that had claimed tens of millions of lives.

This article originally appeared in American Liberty News. Republished with permission. 

Republished on Bacon’s Rebellion with permission from The Republican Standard.