The deputy director of the Minnesota chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Mohamed Ibrahim, insinuates that the discussion by the Faribault School Board on whether or not to refuse a grant is based in racism.
Just because CAIR came to the meetings, it gets its brand displayed on the broadcast and is treated as if it has something of value to offer.
This is a teachable moment for all of us that we need to be vigilant about these attempts to really defund BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color].
There are no “attempts” or need to be “vigilant” about the board meeting depriving BIPOCs of an education. They are questioning a poorly written piece of legislation.
Minnesota authorities and local newscasters need to take responsibility for their role in what became nationwide rioting: here is a video of people in Santa Monica, California, almost 2,000 miles away from Minneapolis, dragged out of their cars by George Floyd protestors and beaten in the street.
Minnesota did not kill George Floyd, but they did bring us the riots, and could do it again.
Although CAIR’s Jaylani Hussein was instigating trouble both before and after the George Floyd riots, he continues to receive favorable coverage, even when positioning himself potentially to trigger a large-scale event.
Hussein brought a mobile public address system to the five-year memorial for Jamar Clark, whose police shooting sparked massive protests at the time. Hussein lashed the crowd for not doing “something,” and bellowed into the microphone:
After a police officer in Minnesota accidentally shot and killed Daunte Wright, Hussein led the hostile response. He blamed white people, was among the rabble that threatened police, and was a driving force behind the firing of Brooklyn Center Police chief Tim Gannon and City Manager Curt Boganey. They were fired not for any role they had in the shooting, but for having the police protect themselves from an angry mob.
Hussein received coverage on ABC’s national news broadcast, comparing Dolal Idd to George Floyd. Unlike George Floyd, who died handcuffed and face down with three men on top of him, Dolal Idd chose to shoot at police in order to avoid arrest, and was killed in a hail of bullets. Although Hussein’s network news appearance was somewhat muted, Jaylani found his voice later, when he again equated Idd with Floyd, and summoned the “peaceful protests that took over the nation last summer.” “We’re not going anywhere”, he promised.
Here is Jaylani Hussein telling us that he is part of a revolution.
Was Jaylani Hussein trying to bring the Jacob Blake riots to Minneapolis?
It is safe to surmise that if Hussein succeeded in sparking a riot of some sort, his method of dealing with it would be to offer the mob a scapegoat. Take Bob Kroll, for example.
Even though Bob Kroll had done nothing, CAIR helped make him the target of the mob’s rage in the aftermath of the George Floyd riots. Friends of CAIR beat effigies of Kroll and his wife in the driveway of their suburban home. CAIR never condemned this and continued to work with the Racial Justice Network in trying to fire Kroll. Why? Jaylani couldn’t tell you if he tried.
This story about the Faribault School Board is another example of CAIR being irrelevant to the news item at hand, and insinuating, if not outright saying, that other people have racist motives.
Rather than be vigilant against “attempts” to deprive BIPOCs of an education, we need to look out for Minnesota TV stations when they put CAIR on TV.
“After pushback, Faribault School Board approves mental health grant for BIPOC students,” by Brittney Ermon, KSTP, December 6, 2022:
The Faribault School Board voted Monday night to accept a state grant for mental health and drug abuse prevention efforts for Black, Indigenous and other students of color, but the vote met some resistance.
A $1.1 million dollar grant to fund mental health and substance abuse programs for students of color was on the table.
The Faribault School Board approved it 5-1 Monday night.
But the vote came with controversy. During meeting discussions, a few board members claimed this grant would discriminate against white students….
“To hear sentiment about refusing dollars that is meant to fund BIPOC children is wildly egregious and shocking because it was done in the name of equity,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, deputy director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).
CAIR-MN is a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group that came to the meetings.
“As school board members, they should have the ability to recognize what equitable services are and the gaps in terms of what the school districts provide and what the students need,” Ibrahim said. “They should also know what other students are receiving that maybe the rest of the students are not.”
Ibrahim said students of color face challenges different from their peers such as a lack of adequate behavioral health services and it affects minority kids disproportionately.
“Allies and advocates can play a great role in breaking down these barriers by pushing for change both at the local level and at the state level,” Ibrahim said….