Posted by: infideltaskforce | November 7, 2013

Muslim Idiots DEMAND California High School Drop Its ‘Arab’ Mascot

Muslim Idiots DEMAND California High School Drop Its ‘Arab’ Mascot

Hot on the heels of the Washington Redskins name controversy, an Arab-American advocacy group wants a California high school to abandon its decades-old sports mascot and associated imagery on the grounds it offensively stereotypes Arabs.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is unhappy with the Coachella Valley High School’s “Arab” mascot – the name, the logo, half-time shows that feature an “Arab” figure and a belly dancer, as well as Arabian Nights-styled wall murals including one depicting an Arab man and woman using a book as a flying carpet.

“ADC is appalled at the use of a caricature depicted to be an ‘Arab’ as the official mascot of the high school,” ADC legal and policy director Abed Ayoub wrote in a Nov. 4 letter to Coachella Valley Unified School District superintendent Darryl Adams.

He observed that the mascot logo “depicts a man with a large nose, heavy beard, and wearing a kaffiay [keffiyeh], or traditional Arab head covering.”

“ADC understands the context in which the nickname was initially selected,” Ayoub wrote – apparently a reference to the valley’s history as a prime date-growing region, dating back to the early years of the 20th century.

“However, in the 21st century, such justifications for these actions are no longer tolerable.”

Ayoub wrote that the logo, murals and sporting event half-time show were all “examples of gross stereotyping, which must not be tolerated, and must immediately be addressed.”

“By allowing continued use of the term and imagery, you are commending and enforcing the negative stereotypes of an entire ethnic group, millions of whom are citizens of this nation.”

The ADC therefore “encourages” the district and school “to give this important matter proper attention.”

“It is our hope that a swift and amicable solution can be reached to resolve this issue,” he concluded. “I look forward to your anticipated cooperation.”

“We demand that the ‘Arab’ as the official mascot of the Coachella Valley High School be eliminated, along with the imagery and terminology associated with it,” it says. As of early Thursday the petition carried more than 430 signatures.


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