LGBT Activists Attack Muslim School Board Member For Refusing to Support LGBT
Letter that accused Abrar Omeish of creating a 'deeply hurtful' environment
A Muslim member of the Fairfax County School Board, who allegedly refused to be a “100 percent ally” in the LGBT movement, is facing backlash from left-wing activists.
On Friday, the far-left Pride Liberation Project (PLP) posted a letter that accused Abrar Omeish of creating a “deeply hurtful and traumatic environment for members” of the group during a phone call on June 21.
Omeish had expressed doubts on the encouragement of queer students, reports say.
Thread (1/5): Today at noon, the Pride Liberation Project released a press release discussing harmful statements made by @AbrarOmeish during a private meeting with Brown, Muslim, South Asian, and North African student representatives of the PLP. pic.twitter.com/VMQ0pZNg7t— Pride Liberation Project (@PrideLiberation) July 16, 2021
The school board member also noted a “difference between going after oppression and endorsing,” the letter claimed.
The PLP alleged Omeish said that being invited to a gay pride parade would “give [her] pause."
The PLP demanded that Omeish issue a statement to apologize for her remarks.
It also included a “broad affirmation” of queer students; a clarification on her being the only member absent during a June 17 vote on the motion to include non-traditional family structures in the Family, Life, and Education curriculum; a “commitment to center queer students”; and resolve to “promote queer visibility and representation in the future.”
Activists also demanded Omeish to attend “family-friendly Pride Parades” and post on LGBT issues.
The spokesperson for the advocacy group told Patch that demanding a formal apology rather than Omeish’s resignation was the PLP’s deliberate decision.
Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported the number of Americans identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender has exploded, according to a new Gallup poll.
The poll discovered those who identify as LGBT rose from 4.5 percent in 2017 to 5.6 percent in 2021.
Of those polled, slightly more than 86 percent identified as straight.
7 percent did not answer the question.
In 2019, 600 Muslim children were taken out of school by their parents after they were forced into lessons on homosexuality and gender equality.
Parents have kept their children at home from Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, UK, to protest the 'No Outsiders' program, which teaches children as young as four about LGBT lifestyles.