The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on the administration of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to meet with representatives of the Muslim community to discuss its social media policy after a teacher apparently sent out virulently anti-Muslim statements on Twitter.
* “I do not want people who are at war with me (dar so Harb) in my country”
* “Embrace Islam and you embrace death”
Some Tweets also included highly sensitive photos of mutilated children and the comment “Islam did this.”
“We find it repugnant that a public school teacher would use social media to promote hatred of the faith practiced by a significant number of the district’s student population,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll. “In order to ensure that that this type of incident does not happen again, we will seek to meet with HISD administration to review its social media policy and to consider sensitivity training for its staff.”
He noted that CAIR-Houston in 2015 welcomed the resignation of a Lamar Consolidated ISD teacher who passed out anti-Muslim materials in his class.