Soon you will not be able to say anything about Islam. Period.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will conduct sensitivity training for Aurora Public Library employees next month.
The organization, in a joint press release with the library, said the training for the more than 100 library employees will begin in May.
Sensitivity training was one of the changes promised recently by Aurora Public Library Director Daisy Porter-Reynolds, prompted by the situation that developed around the library’s display of a poem seen by some as insulting toward Muslims.
After hearing numerous complaints, the library and the author of the poem removed it from the library, and library officials have spent the last week apologizing for its display.
The council had condemned the exhibit, but also praised the library for acting quickly to remove it. In the news release, the council said it and the library are working together to “initiate healing, bring understanding, and rebuild trust” following the situation.
Both the organization and library officials said the display, while its intent was satire, came off as being against Muslim women, and possibly inciting violence against Muslims.
The council, in the news release, said the “display itself was presented at face-value without any such context thus working to shock and threaten viewers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike,
at a time in which anti-Muslim and anti-Hijab animosity is a serious problem.”
Ahmed Rehab, council director, spoke with Porter-Reynolds and Library Board President John Savage, both of whom expressed regret and apologized for the display.
The organization said it also is “in positive communication” with Professor George Miller who wrote the poem. Rehab also spoke with Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who had issued a strong rebuke of the material.
“For us, this is not about ‘claiming scalps,’ to quote the unfortunate poem,” Rehab said. “To the contrary, where there is humble admission of error and a genuine desire to fix mistakes, then our strategy is to create an opportunity out of the challenge and work together to not only fix problems, but even set new standards of welcomeness.”
Porter-Reynolds has told the Library Board she is changing the process for approval of material displayed at the library.
Instead of being decided on by one person, a team of staff and board members will review content for displays, she said.
“Looking ahead, we will also engage the community with a series of programs on race and religion in Aurora and America,” she said. “I have taken feedback from the community on how we can best go about this. I intend for every one of all religions and races to feel safe and welcome at Aurora Public Library.”
Public libraries in the U.S. – more than 800 of them – have already been inundated with taxpayer-funded Islamic propaganda. This effort will be no different. The focus will be Islam – the whitewashed version – and it will only be Islam. It will be dictated by the terror-linked Hamas front group CAIR. And it will shut down and punish free speech that is critical of sharia and jihad.
CAIR, as most readers know, is banned by the FBI, named a Hamas front by a federal judge, listed as a terrorist organization by the UAE, and has had many of its leaders jailed or deported for terror-related crimes.
More on the poem: Aurora Public Library employee resigns over Muslim poem controversy
No one knows that better than Amy Roth, the former communications manager at the Aurora Public Library.
I say “former” because, as this controversy was playing out, she resigned from that position after refusing to post a press release from the library board that she felt — my words, not hers — threw the staff under the bus without consulting with them.
Roth says when she first read the poem, which seems to take cruel aim at Muslims and, in particular, Muslim women, “it stopped me in my tracks … it was horrible,” she said. “But then I read it again and started to think about it … and saw what the artist was trying to say … that those thoughts were abhorrent.”
The poem’s text, superimposed over a confederate flag, begins with, “Every kid should be like my kid and snatch a hijab,” and the last two lines state, “Some people don’t know what America is all about. But me and my family are here to show them the right way.”
Roth said because she values freedom of speech, she felt she had to stand up for Miller’s rights to say what he wanted, as his words “were not causing any imminent danger.”
The real danger, that won’t be discussed during any of this is the jihad problem that already exists in Aurora, see stories below, or the state of Illinois in general.