The question is what is a Muslim student (whose religion bans music and dancing) doing at a school for the performing arts in the first place? Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and the Performing Arts is the legendary school that was featured in the popular 1980’s blockbuster movie and subsequent TV series “Fame.”
The New York chapter of the (Hamas-linked) Council on American-Islamic Relations CAIR-NY, the Islamic Leadership Council of New York, American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG), and the Muslim Community Forum today called on the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to remove a teacher from the classroom after allegedly calling a Muslim student a “terrorist.”
On December 11, 2019, while Duha Elkhouli, a 16-year-old female Muslim teen of Egyptian ancestry who wears hijab (Islamic headbag), was “traumatized” when in Physics class, her teacher allegedly called her a “terrorist.” Duha reported the incident to school administrators who failed to report the incident to NYCDOE and failed to investigate as required by NYCDOE regulations.
Later that day, the teacher explained to the physics class that he called Duha a terrorist because that is how Arabs and Muslims are portrayed in the media.
The groups are demanding an investigation of LaGuardia High School (LHS) for condoning Islamophobia and lacking religious sensitivity when it comes to Islam. They are also demanding implementation of a series of bias and anti-Muslim bullying trainings and educational materials for staff and students, to be provided by designated terrorist group CAIR, of course.
In a statement, Ali Rashid of theAmerican Pakistani Advocacy Group said:
“With a heavy heart, the American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) strongly condemns the acts of “Islamophobia” and racism (What ‘race’ is Islam?)that occurred at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. APAG is an organization founded on the ideals of equality, rooted in notions instilled by the Constitution of the United States, that all are created equal. (HAH! That’ll be the day)