NJ: Muslim mayor demands resignation of Board of Ed member for “Islamophobic” remark


“‘This is not Sharia law, this is an orderly session,’ Anderson is alleged to have said.”

What Mayor Mohamed Khairullah should say in response, instead of calling for Anderson’s resignation, is “This is not Sharia law, this is the freedom of speech,” and said that Anderson should stay in her position. But alas, no.

“Board of Ed member made ‘Islamophobic’ remark, Syrian-born mayor says,” by Anthony G. Attrino, NJ.com, June 28, 2017:

PROSPECT PARK – The borough’s Syrian-born mayor is calling for the resignation of a board of education member, claiming the woman made an “Islamophobic remark” as he spoke during a public meeting.

Mayor Mohamed Khairullah claims he was expressing his position on an issue Tuesday during a Prospect Park Board of Education meeting when board member Emma Anderson interrupted.

“This is not Sharia law, this is an orderly session,” Anderson is alleged to have said.

Sharia law is a body of Koran-based guidance that points Muslims toward living an Islamic life. The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says Anderson’s alleged remark – in the context in which it was made – is offensive….

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