Creeping Sharia

Enforcing the sharia. via Villainous portrayal of Arabs at issue in mascot controversy | The Desert Sun | mydesert.com.

The anti-discrimination group protesting the Coachella Valley High School “Arab” mascot is more concerned about the villainous portrayal of an Arab than the choice of the mascot itself.

It is possible the school district could adjust the mascot while retaining the Arab name or something similar, said Abed Ayoub, director of legal and policy affairs for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

The group is seeking a compromise that removes the offensive nature of the mascot but allows the school to maintain its long-standing history, Ayoub said Thursday.

“Through our dialogue with the school, what we hope is finding a way where they can retain their history without making too many changes,” Ayoub said. “What we are looking for here is a compromise that removes the stereotyping of Arabs and positively portrays…

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