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School Cancels ISIS Survivor Event Over Fear of Offending Muslims

Added 11-28-21 09:45:02am EST - “'This is unfortunate for all involved. A great loss to the students, community, and educators,' the organizer said.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Unbelievable: School Cancels ISIS Survivor Event Over Fear of Offending Muslims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In trying to prevent Islamophobia, Canada’s largest school board has proved itself to be Islamophobic itself. Good work.

According to a report earlier this month in The Globe and Mail, the Toronto District School Board pulled high school students out of a book club event featuring a former Islamic State group sex slave.

Nadia Murad, a Nobel Prize-winning activist, was set to appear before the A Room of Your Own Book Club in February of next year to discuss her memoir, “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.”

The book club, organized by Tanya Lee, invites hundreds of teenage girls — many of them from low-income families — to read a book and then discuss it with the author virtually. The club is promoted by educators, including school principals and teachers.

The TDSB said they’d be pulling their students from two events. One involved the lawyer who defended former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, who was tried for sexual assault in 2016. The other involved Murad, whose talk, according to TDSB Superintendent Helen Fisher, could potentially “foster Islamophobia.”

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