'Remember Jihad as you enter world ruled by white supremacy’ - US School board member tells kids in graduation speech

'Remember Jihad as you enter world ruled by white supremacy’ - US School board member tells kids in graduation speech



Abrar Omeish, a board member of the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia, US, told graduating students to remember the word "Jihad" as she warned they were entering a world ruled by "white supremacy".


Addressing Justice High School pupils on June 7, Abrar Omeish told the students in English:


"The world sees the accolade, the diploma the fruit of all your years yet be reminded of your struggle."



But when she repeated the speech in Arabic, she warned the pupils to remember the word "Jihad" - which means holy war in Islam.


Omeish warned the class that they were entering a world ruled by “white supremacy and capitalism”,


In her speech, she told students: 
"We struggle with human greed, racism, extreme versions of individualism and capitalism, white supremacy growing wealth gaps, disease, climate change, extreme poverty amidst luxury and waste right next door and the list goes on.
"The world may try to quiet you by deciding for you what's cool, what's weird, what is or isn't objective.


"It may try to convince you that what you hold dear is too different to be accepted. But who gets to decide.


"You are walking into a world that will be uncomfortable when you seek to cause good trouble. And that may seek to intimidate you or make you think the truth is controversial."


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