The Irony, It Burns
From Top Right News:
A prominent figure within a Virginia school district decided to ask a simple question of Muslims in a post on her personal Facebook wall, and you’ll never guess what ended up happening as a result.
Chesapeake School Board Chairwoman Christie New Craig merely shared a meme to her personal wall last month, without any comments about it.
However, that didn’t stop the Muslim community from exploding with rage, upset that a member of the school board would ever post something so horribly “offensive.”
So what did the meme say? It was a cartoon that listed several things that Muslims dislike, then asked why it is they want to come to America so badly when we have all these things.
It reads, “Muslims hate pork, beer, dogs, bikinis, Jesus, and freedom of speech. My question is, what the hell do they come to America for?”
Under attack, Craig said “I did not post that maliciously,” she said, before adding that she doesn’t take exception with any particular religion or group. “I’m not racist. I wasn’t raised that way.” But she said it was a humorous post that should be taken in stride.
Local Muslims aren’t laughing, and have demanded she resign. Craig said that is never going to happen. But now the terrorist-linked pressure- group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is getting involved, and they’re quite upset over Craig exercising her freedom of speech.
In a written statement to the district, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper didn’t mince words when expressing how he felt about it, and he accused the district of supporting “anti-Muslim bigotry” if they didn’t take swift action: The Chesapeake Public Schools Board’s silence on this issue will inevitably be viewed as acceptance and approval of anti-Muslim bigotry. We therefore formally request that the board take up this important issue at its next meeting. The board must send a message to students and parents of all faiths and backgrounds in the district and the state that they deserve equal respect and support."
Despite the negative backlash that Craig has received, she’s offering to sit down with anybody who is concerned and have a chat. However, she’s still amazed that a Facebook post, of all things, has received so much attention.
“I merely shared it. I did not make a comment, and I’m just shocked with everything going on in our country – police officers are losing their lives, people are homeless and people don’t have jobs – that a political cartoon would cause this much stir,” Craig said, according to WAVY News.
It's a fair question. In fact it should be a litmus test for prospective immigrants.
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