The magic word is apparently, “Islamophobia.”
The drama club at Westowne Elementary School was planning to perform Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” next year. Students auditioned for the play last month and it was due to go on in February. The play is adapted from the popular 1992 Disney film “Aladdin.”
One parent, Danette Zaghari-Mask, said her fourth grade son came home upset and humiliated.
“In the play, Arabs are described as barbaric – those are the exact words that are used. And the actual play was very controversial apparently in the early ‘90s,” Zaghari-Mask said.
Her son decided to drop out of the play, but she also decided to speak out. She’s an attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Of course she is.
Hamas is okay. Aladdin isn’t.
Maybe if there was a scene where the genie from Aladdin was killing Jews, it would be far more politically acceptable to CAIR.
“It was worth expressing his experience to the school, and were just so relieved that the school is considerate of diversity,” Zaghari-Mask said.
How was diversity served?
The school decided to perform “The Young Fables” instead.