Two Shias lead campaign for removing “inappropriate content” from school curricula in Dearborn, USA
Two Shia clerics in the US state of Michigan played a central role in organizing protests against the inclusion of inappropriate content and the promotion of homosexuality in school curricula for primary and secondary school students, according to US media reports.
NPR station stated in a report that ” Sayyid Hassan Al-Qazwini and Sheikh Daoud Walid mobilized a large group of Muslim and Christian demonstrators to reject the inclusion of inappropriate content and the promotion of the (LGBT) community in the school curricula.”
“The protesters carried signs that read: ‘Keep your dirty books in the cabinet, ‘Stop taking care of our children’ and ‘Homosexuality is a big sin,'” it added.
The source explained that “the demonstrators loudly booed and rejected campaigns supporting the publication of homosexual books or their publication in school curricula, as they offend religion and human beings and violate freedom.”
Al-Qazwini was quoted by the Middle East Forum as saying: “Dearborn school libraries are promoting homosexuality and pornography.”
“We don’t want these kinds of books in our children’s schools, we need to protect them and make sure they are protected physically, mentally and morally,” he added.
Others have launched calls for the conservative Christian and Jewish community to join the campaign against the promotion of inappropriate content in school curricula.
“Conservative Christians and Jews need to understand that Muslims are their allies in the desire for a purer and morally upright society,” Sheikh Yasser Qazi said.
It is worth mentioning that Sayyed Hassan Al-Qazwini is president of the American Islamic Institute in Dearborn Heights, and Sheikh Daoud Walid is president of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).