There’s an old joke about Sammy Davis Jr. getting asked by an old Jewish man, “You’re already black. Why do you want to be Jewish on top of that?”
A young Arab American woman and her family are demanding that Dearborn’s Henry Ford Centennial Library temporarily ban a middle-aged man who directed racial insults toward the girl at the library last month.
Alia Sareini, 17, said an older white man told her, “Your heritage is all about terrorism” while she was heading to the library’s second floor on Jan. 13.
Sareini was wearing a t-shirt containing Che Guevara’s portrait. The man asked her if she knew who Guevara was. “He is a revolutionary,” she replied. He responded by saying that Guevara was a terrorist. The conversation escalated, ending in the man insulting the 17 year-old’s racial background after telling her that she should learn more about history.
Sareini said the status of historical figures is “subjective.” She added that she felt insulted and disrespected by the man’s remarks, which she described as “verbal abuse.”
“The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!”
Sounds pretty objective to me.
“Hatred is the central element of our struggle! Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus.”
Even more subjective. Mohammed would no doubt have approved.
She said she demands that he receive a temporary ban from the library, “so he knows that what he did is wrong.”
“The security personnel reassured us that he will be banned from the library for some time once he is identified,” said Samia.
However, the man returned to the library and no actions were taken against him, as he was not found to be in violation of any law or the library’s code of conduct.
“That’s not right,” said Samia. “We know what he did does not constitute a hate crime. We never asked for him to be charged. But the library is taking the matter very lightly. It is not freedom of speech when you verbally abuse others at a public library. We demanded that he gets banned from the library for 30 days to send him a message that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
Samia needs to take a lesson from Che. Che didn’t go around whining that his critics should be banned from public libraries. He had them killed.
Oh great, now I just got banned from Dearborn’s Henry Ford Centennial Library.