“Islamophobia”? Really? This “poem” was actually lampooning “Islamophobia,” offering a standard Leftist view of what opponents of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women are really all about: they’re white supremacist rednecks (the Confederate flag) and violent bullies (snatching the hijab). Those who complained about it, and Aurora Public Library officials, are apparently so intellectually bereft that they cannot see that the “poem’s” author, George Miller, is actually on their side. And so it had to go. If Muslims and Leftists are offended, it doesn’t matter whether they’re right or wrong. They must be placated above all other considerations.
Note Hamas-linked CAIR’s Ahmed Rehab adopting a serene tone of assumed supremacism: “For us, this is not about ‘claiming scalps,’ to quote the unfortunate poem. To the contrary, where there is humble admission of error and a genuine desire to fix mistakes, then our strategy is to create an opportunity out of the challenge and work together to not only fix problems, but even set new standards of welcomeness.”
Since the Aurora Public Library has grovelingly displayed a “humble admission of error and a genuine desire to fix mistakes,” Rehab will deign to train them on how to restrict the freedom of speech so as not to offend Muslims. And so Hamas-linked CAIR claims yet another set of scalps.
“In wake of backlash over ‘unfortunate poem’ display, Aurora library to start sensitivity training in May
Aurora library,” by Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, April 28, 2018 (thanks to Creeping Sharia):
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will conduct sensitivity training for Aurora Public Library employees next month.
The organization, in a joint press release with the library, said the training for the more than 100 library employees will begin in May.
Sensitivity training was one of the changes promised recently by Aurora Public Library Director Daisy Porter-Reynolds, prompted by the situation that developed around the library’s display of a poem seen by some as insulting toward Muslims.
After hearing numerous complaints, the library and the author of the poem removed it from the library, and library officials have spent the last week apologizing for its display.
The council had condemned the exhibit, but also praised the library for acting quickly to remove it. In the news release, the council said it and the library are working together to “initiate healing, bring understanding, and rebuild trust” following the situation.
Both the organization and library officials said the display, while its intent was satire, came off as being against Muslim women, and possibly inciting violence against Muslims.
The council, in the news release, said the “display itself was presented at face-value without any such context thus working to shock and threaten viewers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, at a time in which anti-Muslim and anti-Hijab animosity is a serious problem.”
Ahmed Rehab, council director, spoke with Porter-Reynolds and Library Board President John Savage, both of whom expressed regret and apologized for the display.
The organization said it also is “in positive communication” with Professor George Miller who wrote the poem. Rehab also spoke with Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who had issued a strong rebuke of the material.
“For us, this is not about ‘claiming scalps,’ to quote the unfortunate poem,” Rehab said. “To the contrary, where there is humble admission of error and a genuine desire to fix mistakes, then our strategy is to create an opportunity out of the challenge and work together to not only fix problems, but even set new standards of welcomeness.”…