School Blocks ISIS Sex Slave Survivor Speaking to Kids over 'Islamophobia' Fears
'Woke' official prevents students from attending book club event with author
A "woke" school board has blocked students from attending a speaking event with an ISIS child sex slave survivor over claims she would "foster Islamophobia" in the kids.
The largest school board in Canada has reportedly banned students from attending a book club event with Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad.
Murad miraculously survived being kidnapped by the Islamic State as a teenager and forced into sex slavery.
She was slated to participate in a book club event with students from the Toronto District School Board in February 2022.
The event was scheduled upon the release of her new book, "The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State."
The book chronicles her story of being sold into sex slavery by Islamic terrorists at age 14.
However, Helen Fisher, the superintendent at the Toronto District School Board, said students would not be allowed to attend the event.
Fisher cited concerns that Murad's book would offend students and "foster Islamophobia," according to The Telegraph.
In response, Tanya Lee, who organizes the book club, emailed Fisher information about ISIS.
"This is what Islamic State means," Lee wrote Fisher.
"It is a terrorist organization.
"It has nothing to do with ordinary Muslims.
"The TDSB should be aware of the difference."
According to the Telegraph, Fisher responded to Lee's email by sending her a copy of the school board's "policy on selecting equitable, culturally relevant and responsive reading materials."
Lee told The Telegraph:
The book club event for 'A Room Of Your Own Book Club' with Nadia Murad will go ahead across Canada in February. The TDSB has not committed to letting their students attend. This is unfortunate for all involved. A great loss to the students, community, and educators at the TDSB.
The school board withdrawing their support means that they are not putting their students first— only their administration. Nadia Murad is a Nobel Peace Prize winning author and Human Rights Activist. We have so much to learn from her about the Triumph of The Human Spirit and the Will and The Ability to help others overcome tragedy. Nadia and her activism is an example to us all in all societies around the world.
The decision caused such an uproar in the community that the TDSB released a statement clarifying Fisher's opinion of Murad's book does not represent the district.
The statement, in addition to including an apology to Murad, said:
"An opinion that did not reflect the position of the Toronto District School Board was shared with the organizer of the book club prior to staff having an opportunity to read the books — something that is routinely done before giving them to students."
"Staff are currently reading both books and anticipate being able to add them to the list of titles used in the corresponding course(s)," the statement added.