by Asra Q. NomaniExclusive: In 2019, Abrar Omeish canvassed for support at a fundraiser for the anti-Semitic group American Muslims for Palestine and said she wanted to change the “narrative” on Palestinians. She was elected to office and launched a tirade against the state of Israel, which she smeared as an “apartheid” nation, repeating the talking points of an anti-Semitic brigade in the Woke Army. Here is the full transcript.

Last month, at Luther Jackson Middle School, parents gasped as a Fairfax County Public Schools board member, Abrar Omeish, stumbled through a clumsy speech and called the historic battle of Iwo Jima “evil,” even though the decisive victory by U.S. Marines led to eventual victory by Allied forces against Japan and Nazi Germany and its leader Adolph Hitler, ending the brutal genocide of Jews in the Holocaust.

In the days after, the remarks sparked a national outcry, even spilling over globally, with Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, a former U.S. Marine, assailing the remarks and a pair of comedians asking indelicately: “How did this clown get elected to a school board?”

Editor’s note: For Asra’s twitter conversation on the event see here.

I know the answer because I witnessed it happen, and the answer reveals an unholy alliance that I expose in my new book, Woke Army, between the Democratic Party and rigid anti-Israel, anti-Semitic establishment Muslim leaders in the United States. These establishment Muslims include activists, politicians, and academics — from Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), University of California at Berkeley academic Hatem Bazian. and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

What is particularly disturbing is that this Woke Army set its sights on K-12 schools and their children. School board member Abrar Omeish is Exhibit A in this dangerous alliance in K-12.

I saw it first-hand one Saturday night on Sept. 7, 2019, documenting the evening in video shared here for the first time.

Leaders from establishment Muslim organizations had gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Virginia, for a fundraiser for the organization, American Muslims for Palestine, dedicated to the destruction of Israel. In a lawsuit, Boim v. American Muslims for Palestine, the threads have emerged of its ties as “alter egos” to groups that have engaged in anti-Semitic extremism. Omeish didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Guests were waiting for the headliner: activist Mark Lamont Hill. CNN had just fired him for a speech he had given at the United Nations, calling for a new nation of Palestine from “the river to the sea,” a popular anti-Israel chant that is code for the destruction of Israel, sitting between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea.

Instead, a surprise speaker stepped onto the stage behind the podium. She was a young woman in a white headscarf, and she introduced herself, saying, “My name is Abrar Omeish, and I am running for Fairfax County School Board at-large.”

She was a darling, literally, of Muslim Brothers who had established since the early 1980s an alphabet soup of organizations that I chronicle in my book, based at 500 Grove Street in nearby Herndon, Va., in Fairfax County, drawing the attention of law enforcement agencies for years for alleged terrorism financing.

Omeish, it would turn out, wasn’t concerned about failing schools or lifting lagging students up to standards. Her talk was about what she characterized as the lies of American public education, which she considered to be pro-Israel, anti-Palestinian. She spoke of a teacher fired from her position for promoting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, the controversial economic and political program — and cause célèbre of worldwide leftist organizations — that would pave the way for Palestinian statehood by crippling or destroying Israel economically.

Omeish started, “When we talk about the Palestinian issue, and it affects us deeply and families are affected, and we know how important it is to us.” Indeed, when she was a girl, in 2007, her father, Esam Omeish had resigned from a Virginia state commission to which former Gov. Tim Kaine had named him a member, after a video emerged of him saying that pro-Palestinians had to pursue the “way of jihad” in opposing Israel.

Two years later, in 2009, he ran for state delegate for the 35th district of the Virginia House of Delegates. He raised $143,734, with pals at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, based in Herndon, Virginia, and donations from the businesses connected to the network at 500 Grove Street, including Reston Investments, Mar-Jac Investments Inc., and Sterling Management Group Inc. His daughter canvassed for votes for him. Still, he lost.

At the 2019 fundraiser, the younger Omeish continued, deliberately, “These are conversations that start in the classrooms begin attending. These are conversations they are learning in their world history textbooks that they learn from a world history teacher. When they open a textbook, they read Muslims, terrorists, Middle East, Palestine…that word may not even be mentioned in the books. These are things that we have to get attention to on the local level right here. When a teacher is fired from her job for supporting BDS,” she said.

She was talking about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement that is dedicated to using economic leverage to destroy the state of Israel.

“The narrative was controlled many years before, right? From the classroom the assumptions were made,” she said. “I really want to wake up our community.”

She had the crowd guess how much money the school board controlled. When answers came in at $3 million, she answered, “How about we change that ‘m’ to a ‘b’? The Fairfax County School Board manages $3 billion. That’s one school board in Northern Virginia. That’s over half of the Fairfax County budget. Okay, we’re talking big money.”

Sitting in the back, I was so stunned by the arrival of a school board candidate at such an anti-Israel event, I started videotaping her campaign speech. An anti-Israel leader, Taher Herzallah, stood in front of my phone camera, but it didn’t matter. I got the message.

A network of Muslims in America had their eyes now set not only on the corridors of power in the nation’s capital – with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib in office – but they were now gunning for local races. And they were immersing themselves in a new movement in America to influence K-12 students. This was a Woke Army that was emerging in this unholy alliance between Islamist groups and school administrators, #RedForEd teachers’ unions and “social justice” activists. What has emerged is a wider indoctrination that goes way beyond issues of Israel and Jews, but it includes the agenda of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel propaganda because that is a priority for emerging leaders like Omeish. She won the endorsement of Justice Democrats, the same political interest group that propped up Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and others.

And while these ideologues have used fake identities to launch websites, like one called LoonWatch.com, to wage character assassinations on Muslim reformers, ex-Muslims, Israel and the United States of America itself, they now have the political capital to wage their war in the open. In an investigation, which I also reveal in my book, I learned that CAIR has funded, operated and run the LoonWatch website. (You can read about this part of my investigation in a column I published at UnHerd.)

As a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement, I have been reporting for 20 years on a network of Muslims that has worked to penetrate the Democratic Party with their agenda from the White House to the U.S. Congress, through political action committees and organizations with tax benefits under section 501(c)4 of the U.S. tax code. Now what I was witnessing was their penetration into school boards. The organizations include MPower Change, led by Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, who barred Israeli Jewish feminists from the Women’s March, arguing that Kimberlé Crenshaw’s “intersectionalism” makes Israeli feminists the oppressors over Palestinians.

Indeed, Omeish was a Virginia delegate for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and I sat front row in September 2019 as Muslims at a national convention of the Islamic Society of North America gave Sanders a standing ovation for supporting the right of people to support the BDS movement.

Their agenda isn’t the two-state solution of the 20th Century. Today, the movement is focused on a one-state solution, in which “Palestine” replaces Israel on the map with a right of return for millions of Palestinians from around the world.

On Election Day 2019, at the Elks Lodge off Little River Turnpike in Fairfax, there was electricity in the air. The Democratic Party was on the verge of winning back the state House of Delegates for the first time in 20 years. Local representatives of Emgage Action PAC, a Muslim political action committee that helped elect Omeish, cheered the Democratic sweep of the Virginia legislature. They had both stood silent and bemused as Linda Sarsour had her assigned bouncers block my way into Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s office months earlier. Now, they were grinning from ear to ear.

A few blocks away, at the home of the Omeish family, young women in headscarves were parking on the side of the road and dashing through the darkness to the back of a home. Inside, they stepped into a war room for political Islam in America, and the mood was joyous and festive. That night, Abrar Omeish, 24 and single, with no children, had just won her seat on the Fairfax County School Board. In the run-up to the election, she had galvanized the local Muslim community to flood a local school so she’d win the nod for the at-large school board position, unseating a stalwart in the Korean American community. Now, she had won in the general election, running on the slate supported by the Democratic Party. A delivery man brought pizza for the festivities.

Over the years, Islamists had exploited “critical race theory” to racialize any criticism of Islam or Muslims as “Islamophobia” and press their grievances. Now it was their opportunity to pounce to further their own agenda.

When it came time to celebrate the victory, Omeish’s father called the Muslim Brothers and their new stars – including Ilhan Omar – to a brunch at his home celebrating the younger Omeish’s election to school board.


(L-R) Council on American-Islamic Relations Executive Director Nihad Awad, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Esam Omeish (father of Abrar Omeish). Celebrating the election of Abrar Omeish to the Fairfax County Public Schools board in November 2019 at the home of Esam Omeish.

In a Facebook post, Omeish regaled in the celebration after a “wonderful night with the annual CAIR National banquet in D.C.”

And sure enough – in rhetorical assault after assault, against the state of Israel, 9/11 first responders, and America itself – Omeish has had the leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations beside her, its founder, Nihad Awad, even showing up to one rally.

On the occasion of Eid in May 2021, Omeish posted a selfie with two brothers and expressed the agenda of the Muslim Brothers of decades ago: the anti-Semitic destruction of the state of Islam. “Hurts my heart to celebrate while Israel kills Palestinians & desecrates the Holy Land right now. Apartheid & colonization were wrong yesterday and will be today, here and there,” she wrote.

Amidst anger over her tweet, she didn’t back down. Like her mentors Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Omeish doubled down, and local members of the Fairfax Democrats and the Islamist network in Northern Virginia rallied for her “free speech” rights at a protest outside a school board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia. CAIR promoted the rally.

When I arrived, I saw familiar faces in the outer circle, surrounding the protesters; elder representatives from among the Muslim Brothers who had built their base in Northern Virginia, starting at 500 Grove Street. A young CAIR organizer bellowed from behind a megaphone against the “Zionists,” and behind her stood Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Muslim Brothers no longer depended on their anonymous disinformation LoonWatch page to push their propaganda. They got on the evening news that night.

Just before the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Virginia Education Secretary Atif Qarni was propped up by the Muslim Brothers at 500 Grove Street. He endorsed a training webinar by educator Amaarah DeCuir and posted on the official YouTube channel of the Virginia Department of Education.

In the nearly two-hour lecture, DeCuir told teachers to avoid calling the 9/11 hijackers “terrorists,” simply calling them “extremists,” but with no discussion of religion.

“It’s going to be important as we begin to plan our 9/11 lessons in a way that does not seek to reproduce anti-Muslim racism,” she said. “We’re not going to reproduce a false assumption of Muslim responsibility for 9/11. We’re just going to begin right there and name that there is no responsibility and therefore we’re not going to use this space to try and untangle this.”

The Virginia Department of Education was now engaged in state-sponsored propaganda work for the Woke Army.

“We’re also not going to reproduce what’s understood as American exceptionalism — this understanding that America is a land at the top of a beautiful mountain and that all other countries, nations, and people are less than America,” she said.

DeCuir’s propaganda was promoted by and parroted that of CAIR, Islamist sympathizers in the Woke Army intent on destroying the state of Israel and deflecting from the real issues of Islamic extremism. After an outcry by us, as parents, the Virginia Department of Education took down the video. But that didn’t deter the Woke Army.

From the dais on Sept. 11, 2021, Fairfax County school board member Abrar Omeish refused to vote for a 9/11 resolution honoring the victims of 9/11 and the first responders.

“The token phrasing around 9/11 is ‘Never Forget,’” she said. “As a nation we remember a jarring event, no doubt, but we chose to forget, as this resolution does, the fear, the ostracization, and the collective blame felt by Arab Americans, American Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus and all brown or other individuals that have been mistaken for Muslims since that day over the past two decades.”

https://twitter.com/AsraNomani/status/1440150677804572680?s=20

Omeish was doing her job in the Woke Army, playing the victim and the wound collector. Across the country, CAIR Chicago’s executive director was playing his part — now out in the open, out of the shadows of the LoonWatch disinformation network he had created. He published an op-ed in USA Today, laying out the same talking points of grievances that Omeish had outlined. “All in all, an emergent Islamophobia cottage industry that extended from outlandish blogs and think tanks to the halls of power defined a generation of Muslims as well as my entire career.”

For years, the Muslim establishment had used critical race theory as a shield to racialize Muslims and hide the corrupt ideas of puritanical Muslims from critique. While school officials denied critical race theory was taught in schools, Omeish was the first school board member to own it publicly, hosting a seminar in early 2022 on — what else — critical race theory in education.

By December 2022, the alliance between the Islamists and the wokeists brought the new Fairfax County superintendent, Michelle Reid, to Omeish’s mosque, Darul Hijrah, where women aren’t even allowed to pray in the main hall. But for this occasion, the CAIR communications coordinator, Ibrahim Hooper, and a stalwart in Islamist circles promoted the meeting on Twitter with great bravado.

Fast forward to now. Taking a cue from their grievance strategy, Omeish responded to the backlash against her remarks about Iwo Jima with a classic response: playing the victim, claiming critics embraced “the false assumption… that Muslim somehow implies anti-American.”

No, that’s not it. The evidence is there. Omeish has emerged as an undisciplined ideologue, causing more controversy than creating solutions. The verdict is in on Exhibit A of the Woke Army. Vote Omeish out, say parents.

Asra Q. Noman is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and the author of “Woke Army: The Red-Green Alliance Destroying America’s Freedom.” She is a senior fellow in the practice of journalism at Independent Women’s Network. She can be reached at asra@asranomani.com and @AsraNomani on Twitter.


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60 responses to “Meet Abrar Omeish, Exhibit A in the Woke Army”

  1. Just remember Israel is undefeated against its Arab enemies….. and no Arab nation gave the Palestinian Arabs Gaza or the West Bank – which Nation was it?…..hmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Matt Adams Avatar
    Matt Adams

    There is no such thing as a former Marine. Her speech is abhorrent and to combat it, her opponents need to speak more against it (Counterspeech Doctrine).

  3. James C. Sherlock Avatar
    James C. Sherlock

    Extraordinary reporting.

    1. James McCarthy Avatar
      James McCarthy

      Reporting perhaps; journalism, hardly.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Extraordinary cuts both ways too.

      2. James C. Sherlock Avatar
        James C. Sherlock

        So you are looking for a journalist. If I had your worldview, I would as well.

        Let’s examine how the two terms are defined.

        The Oxford Dictionary defines reporting as “giving a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated”

        Ms. Nomani is serving as a reporter here.

        You seem to object to reporting, as Ms. Nomani does with personal accounts and exhaustive links to original sources, that contradict the progressive narrative.

        Journalism is defined by the same source as “the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast”.

        There is no reference in that definition to personal observation or investigation.

        Journalism is instead showmanship – skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance – that can easily accommodate shaping news to a narrative.

        That kind of journalism is available nearly everywhere.

        This article is reporting.

        1. James McCarthy Avatar
          James McCarthy

          As I stated, at best this article is reporting something; in your usual incorrect interpretive method, my objection to the article related to my impression of its personalty and “hair on fire” tone. If y’all like that and are not interested in the conflation of terms presented, that’s your choice. If y’all think journalism is showmanship, what are folks to make of the pieces you publish on BR?

        2. James McCarthy Avatar
          James McCarthy

          IMHO, your offer of a dictionary definition is not the view held by consumers or producers of material characterized as journalism. For a concise rendition of the term, refer to professional sites such as the American Journalism organization. Dictionary definitions are handy for term papers.

  4. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
    James Wyatt Whitehead

    She recieved 161,000 votes in 2019. I wonder what the number will look like in November 2023?

    1. energyNOW_Fan Avatar
      energyNOW_Fan

      If I recall in 2019 Fairfax Democrat party set up a contest, democrat school board candidates who could get the most signatures on a petition would be the ones that they endorsed. So those who could hustle petition signatures, won the main election, by virtue of the party endorsement.

      1. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
        James Wyatt Whitehead

        She was elected to an at large seat. Why do we have those? Only Dave Allen is competent enough to be a member at large.

    2. Thomas Dixon Avatar
      Thomas Dixon

      Before or after the machine manipulation?

  5. DJRippert Avatar
    DJRippert

    I was willing to put up with Abrar Omeish’s rants until she got to 9/11. Yes, the people who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shankesville, Pa were terrorists. That is a perfectly apt word to describe them. She also lost me when she voted against a moment of silence to to remember the victims of that terrorist attack.

    Interestingly, Omeish seems oddly silent about the plight of women in Afghanistan after Biden summarily abandoned that country.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64045497

  6. James McCarthy Avatar
    James McCarthy

    The Byzantine conflicts in the Middle East translate poorly into the US creating treacherous opportunity for judgment errors of opinion. In 2013, the ADL skillfully parsed the American Muslims for Palestine as anti-Zionist and anti-Israel while hinting at associations with anti-Semitic sentiment. In 2018, the VA GOP accused a Dem candidate for Congress as anti-Semitic based upon statements in a published book critical of US-Israel policies.

    The author here makes no distinctions in alleging anti-Semitism against another public figure with statements that may be anti-Israel. Such mudslinging and conflation involving theocratic and geopolitical conflict is a difficult, if not impossible, picture to appreciate. The author’s harangue adds little light.

    1. DJRippert Avatar
      DJRippert

      I appreciated her article. I live in Fairfax County and I vote. Admittedly, I’ve paid too little attention to school boards and Commonwealth’s Attorneys. That problem will be rectified, in part, through articles such as this one.

      1. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        As with concerns for all about discerning facts , prejudice, and fiction in media and reporting vs journalism, I’m more skeptical where criticism is so vehement and comes across as personal. But it’s a good thing to look at more than a single source. I read Fox News material for that reason.

        1. DJRippert Avatar
          DJRippert

          Here is a brief video about the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the group Omeish is addressing in the video at the start of this blog post. If you are in a hurry, skip to the 3:45 mark to see some examples of what AMP members have said and written.

          Her public comments about Iwo Jima are hard to fathom as well.

          Why should an extremist be elected to the Fairfax County School Board?

          I’ll vote for somebody that campaigns about improving education in Fairfax County, not a shrill woman prone to making outlandish comments that have nothing to do with education.

          1. James McCarthy Avatar
            James McCarthy

            Thanx for the video. While I have no difficulty with speech criticizing Israel or even Zionism to some extent, hate speech couched in anti-Semitic language is as abhorrent and condemnable as that which is directed at any race or ethnic group. The author of this article makes the case against her opposition by declaring it anti-Semitic. My caution on the earlier comment was all need to be careful of emotive terms or language employed in this discourse.

            Omeish’s rhetoric will be judged by voters; hopefully not by Nomani’s criteria.

          2. DJRippert Avatar
            DJRippert

            I agree. Anti-Israel is not necessarily anti-Semitic.

            However, at least some people in AMP seem very anti-Semitic.

          3. James McCarthy Avatar
            James McCarthy

            The tape evidence supports that observation. BTW, anti-Israel is far too an over broad term to be meaningful. For example, I oppose Bibi’s actions seeking to reform that nation’s judicial system.

          4. James C. Sherlock Avatar
            James C. Sherlock

            That will cause him to think twice.

          5. James C. Sherlock Avatar
            James C. Sherlock

            “Omeish’s rhetoric will be judged by voters.”

            More voters will be informed about it now that Ms. Nomani has so thoroughly reported on it. I think that is why the press has constitutional protections, don’t you?

    2. James C. Sherlock Avatar
      James C. Sherlock

      Wow.

    3. Stephen Haner Avatar
      Stephen Haner

      Even the term anti-Semitism has lost its meaning as it refers to the Semitic languages, as in both Hebrew and Arabic. When my brother was in the U.S. military’s language program, they called Hebrew “special Arabic.” Didn’t want to highlight how much eavesdropping on them was going on.

      This line of political discourse does make me very nervous. Ms. Nomani seems to like cans of gasoline and matches.

      1. James C. Sherlock Avatar
        James C. Sherlock

        “Cans of gasoline and matches”.

        She is an arsonist by reporting what has been occurring in Northern Virginia?

        1. James McCarthy Avatar
          James McCarthy

          Howzit metaphor is so often distorted from others but we are to accept definitions of scurrilous screed from a Screedmaster?

      2. DJRippert Avatar
        DJRippert

        Omeish is an elected official and (I believe) was speaking at a school board meeting when she made he bizarre comments about Iwo Jima. That seems newsworthy to me.

      3. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        The author’s political rhetoric robs the term of its potency in some respects and to the detriment of discourse. OTOH, there was no mistaking the attitude or views of the marchers with tiki torches in C’ville.

        1. DJRippert Avatar
          DJRippert

          But those Unite the Right marchers were not, to the best of my knowledge, elected officials.

          1. James McCarthy Avatar
            James McCarthy

            No claim or allegation that any were elected officials. The echo of anti-Semitism by a mob reflects, in some respects, popular acceptance of the term which, in turn, credits its use on bully pulpits.

  7. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    The politics of the West Bank and Gaza come to Northern Virginia. Wonderful. On the violence front, Americans left or right to date are mere amateurs and poseurs. These guys on both sides are pros.

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      Civilian deaths in Shock & Awe count? Just for the record, in the Battle of London indiscriminate bombing killed civilians at a rate of 360/day. Shock & Awe using precision bombing killed civilians at a rate of 365/day.

      1000kg precision bomb is a misnomer.

      1. James C. Sherlock Avatar
        James C. Sherlock

        What is the source of those data?

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          In answer to the question, one of the European newspapers maintained at website totaling casualties in the two countries from NGO and other sources. They were damned close on US and NATO casualties.

          1. James C. Sherlock Avatar
            James C. Sherlock

            U.S. and NATO casualties are not what are in question.

          2. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            They maintained those too, and they were pretty close. They also warned that the numbers were estimated.

            The site, long gone now I’m sure, had civilian casualties in Baghdad at around 5K over the 13 days of the bombing within city limits. Again, we did use 2000lb JDAMS. The big days involved the mall, and the TV broadcast bldg, also used as a command center.

        2. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          Good God, it was 20 years ago. The number of civilians killed in Baghdad was estimated to be 5K with the 4 JDAMs in the shopping mall being 1/8 of those. They didn’t deploy 500lb and the smaller 250 until the next year. At 1000kg anyone within 500m is sucking blood.

  8. William O'Keefe Avatar
    William O’Keefe

    She’s entitled to the protections of free speech no matter how ill informed and hateful her views. Maybe at the next election, her constituents will be better informed before casting their votes.
    The comment about muslims killing christians around the world than saying the christians or Americans are killing Americans daily. It is extremists and mentally deranged people who are doing the killing; the Muslim religion should not be tarred by ill-informed comments by James Kiser!.

    1. Matt Adams Avatar
      Matt Adams

      Extremists of all shapes and sizes do lots of killings in the name of whatever Religion they pervert to rationalize it.

      1. William O'Keefe Avatar
        William O’Keefe

        And? Your point is what?

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          What, or where?

        2. Matt Adams Avatar
          Matt Adams

          Not everything’s confrontation, I was agreeing with your statement and expounding upon it.

          Don’t be a …

    2. energyNOW_Fan Avatar
      energyNOW_Fan

      This board member’s next election will be interesting to watch. Basically in Fairfax you have be a democrat, and then it boils down to which candidates that the Fairfax democrat party management decides to endorse. Now that this candidate has a certain track record, the endorsement or lack thereof may not be so important.

  9. James Kiser -Nancy Naive –not acceptable off topic commentary. Repeats will result in a week’s ban.

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      Well, I didn’t have the ability to delete his post so chose to mock him instead. The mockery would have sufficed.

  10. f/k/a_tmtfairfax Avatar
    f/k/a_tmtfairfax

    My uncle and godfather (for 64 years) fought at Iwo Jima as a rifleman with 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. He was wounded in action. He told me that there were only about 25 Marines in his company not killed or wounded when the fighting was over and the regiment was sent back to Pearl Harbor. The only response to calling their sacrifices as evil is to wish Ms. Omeish a safe trip to Jahannam someday.

    1. DJRippert Avatar
      DJRippert

      Omeish has attempted to walk back her dim-witted comments by claiming that the Japanese commander on Iwo Jima should have known he was going to lose the battle and surrendered without fighting. Hence, the battle somehow became “evil”.

      Somebody with so little appreciation for the mentality of the Japanese in WWII has no business being involved in education.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Wouldn’t have stopped the mass suicides, or am I thinking of Saipan?

  11. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    I once sat drinking in a bar with a Brit and an Irishman. The temperature of the conversation rose abruptly and I interjected, “Whoa, whoa now. Look, I understand that the English and the Irish have a long history of animosity, but I admit that I’m still confused about one thing. Which of ya’s the Brit?”. Fortunately, the ER was fairly empty and I was in and out in a hour.

    Keep that in mind when reading any scurrilous screed about the mideast, one side or ‘tother. They will ally against a common enemy and neither side is above using a 3rd party against the other.

    1. James C. Sherlock Avatar
      James C. Sherlock

      “Scurrilous screed” defined: Any reporting Nancy finds to contradict the progressive narrative.

      1. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        Nah!! Any media report extolled by Sherlock, especially excoriating wokery.

      2. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        Nah!! Any media report extolled by Sherlock, especially excoriating wokery.

      3. It does lack the snappy flair of “Woke.” Workshop it, Nancy!

      4. It does lack the snappy flair of “Woke.” Workshop it, Nancy!

      5. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        No, any reporting that really doesn’t involve us.

        As a 50s baby I lived 30 years under the threat of sudden and complete vaporization. I always found it interesting that in the 80s as US and USSR relations thawed the IDF or the PLO would always pull some well-timed stuff to muck up the deal. Well, a pox on both their houses.

  12. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    “For Asra’s twitter conversation on the event see here.”

    Never trust anybody who refers to themself in the third person…

    “I know the answer because I witnessed it happen, and the answer reveals an unholy alliance that I expose in my new book, Woke Army…”

    “In an investigation, which I also reveal in my book…”

    Spam alert!!

    1. James C. Sherlock Avatar
      James C. Sherlock

      The first comment was added by an editor to explain the link.

    2. James McCarthy Avatar
      James McCarthy

      Keep in mind that some regard this article as “extraordinary reporting” while her BR bio states she is a “senior fellow in the practice of journalism.” Practice and perfection are not synonyms.

  13. DJRippert Avatar
    DJRippert

    Comment moved to proper article.

  14. DJRippert Avatar
    DJRippert

    Comment moved to proper article.

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