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Week of 12/12/15: Muslim Teacher Fired After Showing Malala Video

Week of 12/12/15: Muslim Teacher Fired After Showing Malala Video

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off.


Welcome back to another week of #MGProbs. Enjoy my darlings.

Week of 12/12/15:

  • Muslim teacher fired after showing a video of Malala to her class. Keep in mind, a non-Muslim teacher at the same school had shown a video of Malala earlier, with no parental outbursts. She was also told to refrain from referencing Islam and the Middle East in her classroom. What the actual fuck is going on in this story? How is a teacher showing a video of a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is currently fighting for equal education around the world, wrong? Is Middle Eastern/Islamic history not worthy of being taught because it interferes with your fear-mongering narrative? GTFO. [Daily Beast]
  • Paris airport fired two Muslim men because their beards were too long. One of the men even claimed his beard was for fashion not religion. After working there for 5 years, growing a beard got this guy fired in 2 seconds. Unbelievably ridiculous. [Daily Mail]
  • School district shuts down Friday classes and weekend activities after a teacher hands out an Arabic calligraphy assignment. The outrage came after they realized they were copying the shahada. CHILL PEOPLE, the assignment is not going to magically convert you to Islam. [The Blaze]
  • Muslim family was denied boarding on a flight from the U.S. to Gatwick. The family consisted of nine members, including 4 children. Their visas were authorized by the Department of Homeland Security a whole month before their trip but that clearly wasn’t enough? [BBC]
  • Georgia Middle School teacher asks her 13-year old Muslim girl student if there was a “backpack bomb.” Oh. My. God. Was this teacher living under a rock when #IStandWithAhmed basically took over the world? There are no excuses for this type of behavior. No, an apology is not enough for your deep-rooted Islamophobia. [Daily Caller]

 

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  • If you aren’t willing to shave your beard, don’t work at an airport that has a dress code. You can’t defy professional standards of dress and then cry religious discrimination.
    “No, an apology is not enough for your deep-rooted Islamophobia.”
    What do you want, her head on a pole? Probably.
    “The outrage came after they realized they were copying the shahada. CHILL PEOPLE, the assignment is not going to magically convert you to Islam.”
    How would you feel if they made your kids copy down Jewish prayers or excerpts of Richard Dawkins’ “God Delusion”?

    • @Bertrum Guess what I would be fine with it because just because you write something down doesn’t mean it should change your beliefs. If you believe strongly in something it is not going to change by writing down something different. I have had to write essays from a perspective that didn’t agree with my belief but I wrote it anyway knowing that even though it isn’t my belief I don’t have to be so close minded as to not even write it. So yes CHILL OUT was the proper response.
      An apology will never be enough for someone who a uses a girl of having a backpack bomb based on faith. And the fact that you said that a person of that faith would want her head on a pole is absolutely ridiculous that you would even suggest that.
      Why would he need to shave his beard? Are people going to mix him up with ISIS. If they do then it’s not the men who grew their beard out who are at fault, it is the people who look at him and think ISIS because of how he looks.

  • I like your references to obvious injustice, but I’d like them more if you did not use profanity. It is obvious that you are more than adequately articulate, so please do not give hostages to fortune by bad language.
    Keep up the good work.

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