A radical left-wing member of the Fairfax County School Board with a history of controversial remarks is making headlines now for calling the Battle of Iwo Jima, a critical turning point against the Japanese in WWII, “unfortunate” and “evil” during a recent meeting.
The controversy started when member Abrar Omeish began discussing the Day of Remembrance, a day of observance to remember Americans of Japanese descent who were put into internment camps against their will by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration during WWII. This day also happens to occur on the same day that the battle of Iwo Jima occurred.
“Just a few days ago was Japanese Day of Remembrance,” said Omeish. “Something for us to certainly reflect on… the days when, you know, Iwo Jima unfortunately happened and set a record for really what, I hate to say, human evil is capable of.”
This shocking remark paints a skewed narrative of the historical event. The battle, which lasted from Feb. 19 to March 26 of 1945, turned the tide in the war in the Pacific and cost the United States roughly 7,000 lives while trying to take the Imperial Japanese stronghold.
Her father is also a member of the Board of Directors of a Fairfax mosque where three of the 9/11 hijackers had prayed before carrying out the heinous attacks. “Controversial member of woke Virginia school board slams Battle of Iwo Jima as 'evil' https://t.co/yePViWF1m8
— 🇺🇸James Lee🇺🇸 (@leepd84) February 26, 2023
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What Would Make Her Say This?
As of now, Omeish has given absolutely no context as to why should would attempt to paint the courage and sacrifice of our service members as “evil” since this victory helped turn the tide, save potentially millions of lives, and end the war sooner than if it hadn’t occurred. She hasn’t even acknowledged why anyone is upset with her remarks.
In a statement she issued after her remarks caught public attention, Omeish stated to the Washington Free Beacon that “There is no reason to warp what was said, and reading more into it merely reflects biases forced in by the listener.”
Omeish basically said that if you have a problem with what she said, you’re the problem.
Wow, real genius we’ve got here.
Here's video of the above quoted (mis?)statement from Ms. Omeish. pic.twitter.com/D05eJfuVAH
— Fairfax County Parents Association (@FFXParentsAssoc) February 24, 2023
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Oh, it Doesn’t Stop There
This isn’t the first time that Omeish has garnered controversy for out of pocket statements made to instigate her constituents.
The Washington Free Beacon pointed out a past incident in which she upset Jewish parents in Fairfax County, one of them being parent Gary Aiken who spoke on “Fox and Friends First” last year when Omeish called Isreal an apartheid state.
“This caused huge outrage among over 250,000 Jewish Americans here in northern Virginia,” said Aiken, “and it sparked outrage across all political lines and there were calls for her to apologize. She offered no apology. She doubled down on it.”
It doesn’t stop there either. In 2021, Omeish gave a very politically charged speech to students at Justice High School, where she mocked capitalism.
“Our world is overwhelmed with need. We struggle with human greed, racism, extreme versions of individualism and capitalism, White supremacy, growing wealth gaps, disease, climate crisis, extreme poverty amid luxury and waste right next door. And the list goes on.”
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Does anyon want to say the obvious, she’s a conservative Muslim who hates America & is here to undermine our nation.
Just another America hating Democrat twit who should be booted out of the country. On her own dime….If she has any left from sending monies paid to her by We The People to her terrorist buddies.
People like this nuts need to move out of America! Omeish has no business being in America if she can’t accept the history or capitalism that help built this country!
Paraphrasing something I heard in college, from a history professor, “I disagree wholeheartedly with your ignorant statement, but I will fight to the death defending your right to say it.”
time to assign all school board members clean up duties in East Palestine
How about we invite her to go somewhere where her opinions are welcome.. We don’t need her toxicity in our schools much less society. “ if you don’t like it, leave”. Oh and send ilhan Omar with her. I’m so tired of the left wing haters. If you don’t have anything good to say, STFU.
She just wants to stir up trouble and get her 15 minutes of fame.
As a WWII Army brat, (who graduated from Fairfax) this Rag Head and her whole Rag Head family should be sent to a country where they belong! They certainly don’t belong in a country that has done more for international freedom than any other!
Yeah, you idiots keep electing these usurpers to represent you and this is what you get. What you gonna do when they come for the battle statue?
Another traitor heard from!
Send this bag of dirt back to Iran. No room in our country for haters of our country!
The parents in attendance should walk out every time this
buffoon opens her pig-eating pie-hole to speak.
Just a thought. Wonderful people those religion of peace people are.
where the heck does this idiot come from? She sure is enjoying the freedom all of our military has died for. I suggest she better go back to the place she came from, if she is insulting our fallen heroes. She should be made to study WWII, ’cause she is totally clueless.
How do idiots like her get on school boards?