Celebrate 'Diversity' by Having Girls Wear Muslim Head Scarf?
This is one of the most bizarre efforts by diversity freaks to advance their cause.
A high school principal has canceled an exercise dubbed "The Covered Girl Challenge," where girls would cover their heads with a Muslim head scarf. The event was nixed after intense criticism from people not besotted with idiotic notions of cultural relativism.
But, hey! Her heart was in the right place:
Intense criticism has prompted an Ohio high school's principal to cancel a student event in which girls would celebrate diversity by spending a day wearing a Muslim headscarf.
Mason High School Mindy McCarty-Stewart also issued an apology in an email Thursday to district families, saying the intent of the April 23 student-led event was meant to be positive, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
"I now realize that as adults we should have given our students better guidance. After much consideration and after talking with the student event organizers, we have canceled the event," she said.
Well, if the point of the event was supposed to be positive, obviously everything is OK. The fact that it was a display of profound ignorance about Islam and the brutal way it treats women -- covered or not -- should have had no bearing on the happy happy path to diversity and understanding the event would have promoted.
Sharon Poe, a former school board candidate in the district, told the Enquirer she opposed the "Covered Girl" event.
"My belief is wearing these hijabs represents the oppression of women and Sharia law," she said, adding that public schools should not be promoting one religious tradition over another.
However, Yasmeen Allen, an Iraqi native with two teenagers at Mason High, told the newspaper that Muslim students at the school "were robbed of an opportunity" to counter negativity their religion faces around the world.
McCarty-Stewart said she decided to cancel the event because it was clear it was not reaching its goal of teaching tolerance, the Dayton Daily News reported.
She also said it was a mistake for the event, which was sponsored by a Muslim student group, to be promoted by the school's student activities department.
The decision to cancel the event has since prompted its own backlash, with some complaining that the school caved in to anti-Muslim bigotry, The Associated Press reported.
To be intolerant of intolerance is the best lesson those kids can learn out of this. Since when is it "anti-Muslim bigotry" to protest against the reality of Muslim treatment of women? Sheesh.
Only radical multiculturalists promote diversity in a vacuum. When you ignore the reality of Islam's oppressive 8th century ideas about women and celebrate one of the major symbols of that oppression -- the hijab -- you give aid and comfort to the very people and ideas you are supposed to be fighting.
Muslims do not celebrate "diversity." They punish it -- harshly. The price for non-conformity is sometimes death, always ostracization. And the hell of it is, the principal is clueless about the gaping dichotomy of celebrating diversity by having girls wear an anti-diversity symbol.
Someone that dense should be fired.