In an update to a story first reported on August 24,newly obtained documents show Associate Directors of the Southwest Region Anti-Defamation League advanced a fever-pitched narrative that opponents of HISD’s agreement with a foundation reportedly linked to a terrorism-financing investigation were expressing “hateful” rhetoric and “bigoted language” during a recent protest outside the Arabic Immersion Magnet School.
On August 24th a protest was held in the public space outside the Arabic Immersion Magnet School. This was one of the signs displayed by opponents of Houston ISD’s financial and influence agreement with Qatar Foundation International, LLC.
And oh boy did the frenzied Houston media panic over protesting moms & grandmothers holding a sign with “Qatar” written on it—- the CW39, , the Houston DePressed, and the Houston Chronicle all advanced a false narrative that these retired U.S. military members, moms & grandmothers were bigots and how dare they protest outside a first-of-its-type school on the first day of school.
Two Associate Directors for the ADL – Southwest Region even wrote a letter to (at the time) Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier and AIMS Principal Adams which you can read in its entirety here: ADL letter
“The images of the protestors carrying placards with hateful and bigoted language and waving American and Israeli flags are especially disconcerting. Equating your efforts to teach young children Arabic with terrorism is despicable and we categorically denounce the protestors’ hateful messages.”
That may be the ADL’s opinion, but you know what’s REALLY despicable?
Writing to a government-monopoly school that accepts money from a foundation linked to the support of terrorism—and accusing these grandmothers, moms and retired U.S. military members of being the problem.
Because neither the CW39, nor the Houston DePressed, nor the Houston Chronicle –not even the ADL were remotely capable of practicing the diversity of thought & opinion they only preach—
They never thought for one minute that the sign “Qatar out of our schools” referred to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Houston Independent School District and the Qatar Foundation International, LLC—-and that QFI is a foundation reported by the Clarion Project as linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Hamas-supporting Sheikh financing Hamas & Syrian extremists.
That’s the significance of the Qatar out of our schools sign.
So I have a question for the propaganda “reporters” in Houston masquerading as “journalists” these days:
Did you think no one would obtain the 20152016 First Day Talking Points document put out by Houston ISD Media Relations?
Is putting forth a false narrative to deflect from the true context of another perspective what constitutes for journalism these days?