Christians and Muslims have vastly different religious beliefs, but they agree that public schools should not be indoctrinating students with a woke agenda.
Christians concerned with sexually explicit materials in Dearborn (Mich.) Public School District rallied the area’s large Muslim community to join them in protest, “The Daily Wire” reported. Local Islamic leaders pushed Muslims to attend a school board meeting weeks in advance and even used sermons as a platform to urge attendees to go.
“Some of those books are completely inappropriate for our children to read,” said Imam Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Institute of America, one of the most prominent Muslims in the state. “Some of those books promote pornography. Some of them promote homosexuality. We don’t need this.”
Hundreds of people attended the school board meeting earlier this week, which got out of control when the crowd learned that their public comments would be limited to three minutes. The situation became so unruly that the school board chairwoman, Roxanne McDonald, suspended the meeting.
Protesters brought signs with them that read, “Keep your porno books to yourself,” “If democracy matters, we’re the majority” and “Protect the children,” the last one written in five languages. Activist Hassan Aoun said the school district “disrespected” those who attended. He responded by leading chants of “Vote them out!”
The school board said it shut down the meeting down because the people in attendance were violating the fire code.
“Despite the large crowd on Monday, the regular board meeting initially proceeded in an orderly fashion,” the district said. “Some of those who came for the meeting used overflow rooms set up to accommodate the large crowd. However, after about 80 minutes, when the time came to begin public comments, many of the hundreds of people in attendance began yelling about the three-minute time restriction and the request that many of those not planning to submit public comments leave the packed room to bring it back within the fire code limits.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice News