Hate Content – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:06:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://handfulofhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Hate Content – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ 32 32 DPP Haji orders investigation into Facebook group for hate speech – https://handfulofhate.com/dpp-haji-orders-investigation-into-facebook-group-for-hate-speech/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:19:59 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/dpp-haji-orders-investigation-into-facebook-group-for-hate-speech/ Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered an investigation into a Kenyan Facebook group posting inflammatory content amid a spate of attacks in Lamu County. In a letter to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai on Friday, Haji identified the Facebook account as Lamu County Unlimited Political Group. According to the DPP, 12 […]]]>

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered an investigation into a Kenyan Facebook group posting inflammatory content amid a spate of attacks in Lamu County.

In a letter to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai on Friday, Haji identified the Facebook account as Lamu County Unlimited Political Group.

According to the DPP, 12 people using pseudonyms posted content that amounts to hate speech.

The accounts listed bear the names of Catherine Dylan, Cyte Nimz Maina, Muthoni Martha, Lucy Peter, Anthony Mambo, Njeri E. Mwaniki, Frank Mwangi, Josh Mhumble, Alphaken Madiba, Paul Keta Sikujua, David Brighton, and Ndirangu Kenn.

“The above-mentioned persons have published content likely to incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence or discrimination against certain ethnic groups, which is contrary to Article 33(2) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, Section 62(1) of the National Cohesion and Integration Act 2008 and Sections 22 and 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act 2018,” the DPP said.

Read: CS Matiang’i imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew in Lamu due to insecurity

Haji ordered the IG to investigate the said posts and submit a case to his office within 30 days.

“I hereby order you to initiate thorough investigations into said postings and submit the resulting investigation file within thirty (30) days,” Haji said in the copied letter to the INCC President. , Simon Kobia.

“A progress report is to be forwarded to my office within fourteen (14) days for further instructions.”

At least five suspected al-Shabaab attacks have been reported in several parts of the county, leaving more than seven civilians and four policemen dead in recent weeks.

Several houses were also set on fire in what security agencies say could be linked to land issues between locals and some residents perceived as “outsiders”.

Read also: 4 people arrested in connection with the Lamu attack which left 6 dead

Last week, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i imposed a 30-day dusk-to-dawn curfew in the county over the killings.

The SC declared the affected areas a disturbed area and ordered the immediate deployment of a multi-agency security team to pursue the “bandits”.

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Implement transparency, punish violators of fake news: the global fact-checking body writes on YouTube https://handfulofhate.com/implement-transparency-punish-violators-of-fake-news-the-global-fact-checking-body-writes-on-youtube/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 05:26:54 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/implement-transparency-punish-violators-of-fake-news-the-global-fact-checking-body-writes-on-youtube/ Time and time again, India has paid the price for disinformation on social media intended to widen the dividing lines between different social and religious groups, and even to stir up unrest. While some social media giants, such as Facebook, have at least put in place a mechanism to control the free flow of hate […]]]>

Time and time again, India has paid the price for disinformation on social media intended to widen the dividing lines between different social and religious groups, and even to stir up unrest.

While some social media giants, such as Facebook, have at least put in place a mechanism to control the free flow of hate and disinformation, other popular platforms, such as YouTube, still have a long way to go. .

READ ALSO | Hacked I&B Ministry Twitter account, restored after a few minutes

By some estimates there are almost 46 million YouTube users in India. This means that one in three Indians access the platform for content related to entertainment or news. But the fact that there are no checks and balances over the type of information being disseminated on YouTube makes it a lucrative forum for rumor sellers who generate income through deceptive click bait.

This has forced global fact-checkers to take note, and now the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has written to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in this regard. The letter, dated January 12, 2022, urges the social media platform to implement policies to control the flow of disinformation and also suggests measures to that effect.

Sample them.

Hundreds of anti-vaccination sermons have been watched on YouTube by millions of users around the world, including India. Many fake Covid cancer cures still flood the platform. The repercussions have been heavy for governments and health workers in the fight against the pandemic.

Misinformation about government programs or content targeting specific communities, especially during elections, manages to get free passage on YouTube. Unsurprisingly, such videos influence people’s minds a lot, which hurts Indian social security.

READ ALSO | YouTube was down for some users around the world, issue resolved

In such a scenario, it is imperative that YouTube filters the content being served on the platform. For disinformation is a global threat, as evidenced by the infamous United States Capitol Riots early last year.

The IFCN letter called YouTube “one of the main vectors of online disinformation and disinformation in the world.” He says, “What we don’t see is a lot of effort on YouTube’s part to implement policies that solve the problem. On the contrary, YouTube allows its platform to be armed by unscrupulous actors to manipulate and exploit others, and to organize and finance themselves.

The letter lists how YouTube has been the go-to platform for global conspiratorial groups from Europe to Latin America, and the unfounded accusations of US voter fraud in Taiwan. It also expresses its concern at the many hateful content targeting vulnerable groups or those who try to whitewash the crimes committed by dictators and strong men in the army.

READ ALSO | Pakistan has opened a fake news factory to target India. here’s how

“The examples are too numerous to count. Many of these videos and channels remain online today, and they have all gone under the policy radar of YouTube, especially in non-English speaking countries and countries in the South, ”the letter said.

Expressing annoyance with YouTube’s approach to disinformation, the letter further states, “Your company’s platform has so far presented discussions of disinformation as a false dichotomy between deleting or not. – content removal. By doing this, YouTube avoids the possibility of doing what has been proven successful: our experience as fact-checkers as well as academic evidence shows us that bringing up verified information is more effective than removing content. “

READ ALSO | Baby dies, woman criticizes as man attempts childbirth procedure while watching YouTube videos

“And since a large portion of views on YouTube come from its own recommendation algorithm, YouTube should also make sure that it doesn’t actively promote misinformation to its users or recommend content from untrustworthy channels,” he added.

The IFCN then suggested a series of measures for YouTube to verify the dissemination of fake news on the social media platform. Seeking “a commitment to meaningful transparency on disinformation on the platform,” he suggested: “YouTube should support independent research into the origins of different disinformation campaigns, their reach and impact, and the most effective means. to demystify fake news. It should also publish its policy of full moderation on disinformation and disinformation. “

READ ALSO | I&B Ministry targets Pakistani propaganda, blocks 20 YouTube channels and 2 websites

Highlighting YouTube’s’ misplaced priorities’, the letter states: ‘Beyond removing content for legal compliance reasons, YouTube should focus on providing context and offering demystifications, clearly superimposed on videos. or as additional video content. This can only come by engaging in meaningful and structured collaboration, taking responsibility and consistently investing in independent fact-checking efforts. “

He also called for action against “repeat offenders who produce content consistently flagged as disinformation and disinformation, especially those who monetize this content on and off the platform, including by preventing its recommendation algorithms from promoting content. content from such sources of disinformation ”.

The letter called on YouTube to “expand current and future efforts against disinformation and disinformation in languages ​​other than English, and provide country and language specific data, as well as transcription services that work. in any language “.

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The letter was signed by fact-checking organizations around the world. India Today Group, which has a dedicated Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) fact-checking department, is also among the signatories.

]]> Islamophobic comments by members of Congress betray American values https://handfulofhate.com/islamophobic-comments-by-members-of-congress-betray-american-values/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:25:11 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/islamophobic-comments-by-members-of-congress-betray-american-values/ At the beginning of December, a group of 50 Muslim staff on Capitol Hill wrote letter calling on House leaders to categorically reject “inflammatory rhetoric” in the workplace. More than 350 additional staff also signed the letter. Imagine having to go to work every day knowing that because of your religion the people you sit […]]]>

At the beginning of December, a group of 50 Muslim staff on Capitol Hill wrote letter calling on House leaders to categorically reject “inflammatory rhetoric” in the workplace. More than 350 additional staff also signed the letter.

Imagine having to go to work every day knowing that because of your religion the people you sit and work with hate you.

The letter followed the posting of a video of Representative Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Making hateful comments about Representative Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., A practicing Muslim. But the video was just the latest fanatic attack on Muslims in Congress, highlighting not only the issue of Islamophobia on Capitol Hill, but also how tragically America remains tolerant of Islamophobia and doubles. standards that exist when politicians engage in open bigotry towards Muslims and face little or no consequences.

Imagine having to go to work every day knowing that because of your religion the people you sit and work with hate you, fear you, and question your commitment and loyalty. Imagine walking your coworkers down the halls at work who you know are spreading lies about you, demonizing and denigrating your faith, and vilifying your community. And imagine, faced with all of this, having no recourse, no human resources department to which you can address your complaints, no boss committed to addressing your fears and concerns and remedying the hostile environment they oversee.

No one should have to put up with it. Yet these are the experiences of staff members and Muslim representatives who go to work on Capitol Hill every day, according to the open letter and three staff members I spoke to.

“As passionate public servants, we have each chosen to pursue a career in public service to work for a better future for our country,” the letter read. However, the recent remarks by Representative Boebert have intensified the climate of Islamophobia on the Hill, creating a sense of anxiety and fear for many Muslim staff, our families and communities, and leaving many of us look to our Congressional leaders for Support. “

Islamophobia is nothing new in America. In fact, this is not new to the US Congress or to our politics. As the trends of recent years have shown, Muslims, their workplaces and organizations are always at the center of mass surveillance and bigotry. The Pew Research Center pointed out that in polls measuring how warmly Americans view religious groups, they put Muslims down with the atheists. In September, Pew reported that “opinions towards Muslims are increasingly polarized along political lines”, with Republicans more likely to associate Islam with violence.

In 2009, Representative Sue Myrick, RN.C., in the preface to a book titled “Muslim Mafia”, wrote that there had been an attempt by “radical Islamists to infiltrate our main institutions”. In 2012, Representative Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Falsely accused Huma Abedin, a Muslim who was a longtime collaborator of Hillary Clinton, of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and infiltrating the US government. Neither has suffered any significant consequences. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has constantly tweeted Islamophobic comments, called for “a total and complete stop of Muslims entering the United States. Democrats haven’t made the GOP’s hateful comments, but they haven’t been aggressive in combating hatred directed against Muslims either.

When the House discussed an anti-Islamophobia bill in response to Boebert’s comments, the debate only fueled further anti-Muslim rhetoric and hatred from some GOP members.

When Boebert was questioned for her comments implying that Omar was a terrorist, she offered what she claimed to be an apology via Twitter: “I apologize to all members of the Muslim community that I have offended with my comment on Rep Omar. ” The leadership of his party thought that was enough and was ready to move on with barely a mention. It seems like most of the time Congress just gets on with it. When the House discussed an anti-Islamophobia bill in response to Boebert’s comments, the debate did nothing but fueled more anti-Muslim rhetoric and to hate of some GOP members.

The question is: what allows Republicans like Bachmann, Myrick, Boebert and others to continue to spread sinister and disgusting lies that American Muslims in government are working on behalf of terrorist organizations to advance? extremist ideologies? If those we elect to defend and represent our values ​​spew hatred and bigotry, then what does that say about our values ​​and our society when it goes unpunished?

“Lauren Boebert plucks the fruit of a cancerous and diseased tree that was planted by the GOP two decades ago,” James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, told me in a recent interview on my program.

Look, politics in America is divisive, but it shouldn’t be hateful.

When can Rep. Steve King of Iowa made comments defending white supremacy and white nationalism on behalf of Western Civilization in 2019, he was removed from his committee position within a week. In 2021, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., (Who has her own history of Islamophobia) was stripped of its missions in committee for his apparent comments supporting violence against Democrats as well as his anti-Semitic rhetoric. Of course, defending white supremacy and spitting out anti-Semitism warrant punitive measures, but so does Islamophobia.

Meanwhile, Omar is traveling with additional security measures which are often reserved for senior members of the leadership of Congress. She regularly receives death threats attacking her faith, one of which she shared when she released a voicemail at a press conference.

Look, politics in America is divisive, but it shouldn’t be hateful. We must expect and demand better from our representatives and reject their use of hatred and bigotry to attack members of Congress, especially when the hatred targets the faith of another. Islamophobia sets a dangerous example for our children and our society.


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Podcaster says he fled Canada after being “marked to death” https://handfulofhate.com/podcaster-says-he-fled-canada-after-being-marked-to-death/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 01:39:40 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/podcaster-says-he-fled-canada-after-being-marked-to-death/ A man whose behavior was seen by a judge as “a hateful example of hate speech at its worst,” said he was fleeing Canada before being arrested in America this week because he was “scarred with dead”. Kevin J. Johnston has appeared in court before for spreading racist material targeting an Ontario restaurateur and, separately, […]]]>

A man whose behavior was seen by a judge as “a hateful example of hate speech at its worst,” said he was fleeing Canada before being arrested in America this week because he was “scarred with dead”.

Kevin J. Johnston has appeared in court before for spreading racist material targeting an Ontario restaurateur and, separately, for blasting Alberta health officials over their pandemic restrictions.

On Wednesday, he offered an explanation of his latest actions in a statement written the day before and released through his lawyer.

“Recently, I learned of a fatwa after being attacked on Christmas Eve, when I went into hiding to stay safe,” the statement read.

“Being marked to death in my own country was the last straw, that’s when I knew I had to go. … I hoped to find refuge in the United States, where I could express my opinions.

His statement contained links to his websites, but no other evidence of the threats.

A day earlier, Johnston was due to start serving an 18-month sentence for contempt in Ontario, just after completing a 40-day intermittent sentence in Alberta.

Instead, he was arrested after crossing the border into the United States, having entered Montana illegally from Saskatchewan, authorities said.

His trip appears to have been plagued by problems.

April LaJune, a right-wing YouTuber, said in a video made on Tuesday that she was on her way to help an anonymous person coming to the United States with her asylum claim.

“As he was going to enter the United States, he got lost, I mean, lost. I’m talking about, like, really lost, ”LaJune says in the video. “We couldn’t find him.

Fearing for her safety in the freezing weather, LaJune said, she called the border patrol for help.

Johnston was picked up by border patrol officers near the Montana-North Dakota state border, US Customs and Border Protection said.

Then, on her YouTube show Wednesday, LaJune confirmed that it was Johnston that she was helping. She said Johnston didn’t know how to share his location and was ill-prepared for the trip, leaving without a flashlight, thermal blanket and other supplies.

“You can’t sail next to the stars when it’s covered in clouds,” she said in Tuesday’s video.

His version of events has not been confirmed by Johnston.

LaJune did not accept a request to talk about the events, instead offering the Star to come on her show to talk about it, which the Star declined.

The contempt charges against Johnston – who ran for mayor in Calgary last year and Mississauga in 2014 and 2018 – stem from two separate court cases. In one, he was admitted to defaming a Mississauga restaurateur with racist online content in what observers described as a landmark decision against hate speech. Another defamation case involved statements against Alberta Health Services.

He was supposed to finish serving his sentence in Alberta for violating court orders related to the libel case, then report to Ontario, but did not serve his last weekend in a prison in the Alberta and an arrest warrant has been issued for him, authorities said.

His lawyer, Ian McCuaig, said Johnston had been turned over to Canadian authorities and was being held by the RCMP in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

McCuaig said his client would likely return to Calgary to complete his sentence in Alberta before traveling to Ontario. He could face other charges as well, McCuaig said.

Johnston still has an assault charge in court related to an incident in the parking lot of a Dawson Creek grocery store last year. He said he fled for his own safety.

“I have had to appear in court more than 266 times and have served five months in prison for defending conservative political views. I also suffered frequent physical attacks from members of ANTIFA, ”the statement read.

In 2019, a judge ordered Johnston to stop making defamatory statements against Mohamad Fakih and pay $ 2.5 million in damages. He had not paid when he was sentenced in October and had continued to defame Fakih.

In the 2019 summary judgment, Ontario Superior Court Judge Jane E. Ferguson called Johnston’s behavior a “hateful example of hate speech at its height, targeting people purely on the basis of their religion.” .

Johnston was sentenced in Ontario on October 4 and is expected to start serving his sentence on Tuesday.


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Former hate group members unite against hate in January https://handfulofhate.com/former-hate-group-members-unite-against-hate-in-january/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/former-hate-group-members-unite-against-hate-in-january/ MCFARLAND, Wisconsin, January 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Officials from the National Department and the State of Justice as well as a former Ku Klux Klan leader, a former white nationalist, a former neo-Nazi and a former Al Qaeda recruiter, join United Against Hate for a special anniversary event on January 6e, attempted coup in […]]]>

MCFARLAND, Wisconsin, January 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Officials from the National Department and the State of Justice as well as a former Ku Klux Klan leader, a former white nationalist, a former neo-Nazi and a former Al Qaeda recruiter, join United Against Hate for a special anniversary event on January 6e, attempted coup in 2021 in the national capital.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will host the event in person and online and is free to the public.

“We are organizing this event on January 6e for a reason: we can all work together to ensure that January 6the, 2021 will never happen again, ”said Masood Akhtar, president and founder of the We Are Many-United Against Hate movement. Masood continued, “Learning from those who were once plagued by racial and cultural hatred can teach all of us how to end this hatred. . ”

The opening speech features Thomas Brzozowski, domestic terrorism lawyer at the US Department of Justice. Guest speakers include Daryl Johnson, expert on domestic terrorism, and Professor Brian Levin, expert on hate crimes.

The second panel features four former members of the hate group:

  • Derek Barsaleau – a former white nationalist who changed his life after another black soldier in the US Army saved his life.
  • Ryan Lo’Ree – a former neo-Nazi who now works to prevent teens from joining extremist groups and gangs.
  • TM Garret – a former neo-Nazi and KKK leader of German descent working with the Jewish and black community speaking on college campuses and working to help extremists leave hate groups.
  • Jesse Morton – a former Al Qaeda recruiter working with the NYPD officer who arrested and jailed him in 2011 to prevent the spread of extremism.

A panel of students from various high schools is also planned where students will share their own experiences and work to influence their schools and communities.

When: January 6e, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Where: McFarland High School Performing Arts Center and ONLINE

Register today and learn more about We Are Many – United Against Hate

About United Against Hate, Inc.

United Against Hate, Inc. is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization of ordinary people – urban and rural, spiritual and secular – seeking equal protection for all, united against hatred, bigotry and racism. The organization does outreach and interventions in communities to promote understanding, healing, reconciliation and redemption. Instead of simply condemning the latest outbreaks of hate-inspired violence, we explore the root causes of division, fear and hatred. And we advocate for policies that create greater economic security, promote religious tolerance, celebrate differences, and honor America’s heritage of openness to foreigners.

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New on Netflix: January 2022 releases https://handfulofhate.com/new-on-netflix-january-2022-releases/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/new-on-netflix-january-2022-releases/ Netflix rings the new year in an atypical way. Throughout 2021, the streaming giant’s original offerings swelled as titles in its library dwindled. With its list of new releases for January 2022, however, Netflix is ​​expanding its non-original market a bit. January 1 sees the arrival of a truly impressive amount of awesome non-Netflix movies […]]]>

Netflix rings the new year in an atypical way. Throughout 2021, the streaming giant’s original offerings swelled as titles in its library dwindled. With its list of new releases for January 2022, however, Netflix is ​​expanding its non-original market a bit.

January 1 sees the arrival of a truly impressive amount of awesome non-Netflix movies and TV shows. Top titles available the first of the month include: 300, Interview with the vampire, Paranormal activity, Superman Returns, Terminator 2, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and much more. Later this month, Netflix is ​​also expected to add Phantom thread (January 16) to his list.

While Netflix will be lighter on original content in January 2022, there are still plenty of intriguing titles to be discovered. Horror series Archives 81 premieres Jan. 14 and should exploit the weirdness of old VHS tapes. The Kristen Bell with the true satire of crime The woman in the house across tThe street of the girl in the window arrives on January 28. Then of course Ozark begins its fourth and final season on January 21.

The movie list looks pretty grim, but Kevin James’ movie starring Sean Payton Home team might be worth watching … even if it is a hate watch.


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Katharine McPhee responds to critics after husband David Foster’s bikini comment https://handfulofhate.com/katharine-mcphee-responds-to-critics-after-husband-david-fosters-bikini-comment/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 10:24:48 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/katharine-mcphee-responds-to-critics-after-husband-david-fosters-bikini-comment/ K Atharine McPhee hit back at criticism after her husband David Foster shared a photo of herself in a bikini less than a year after welcoming her first child. The Smash actress, 37, who married the musician and producer, 72, in 2019, gave birth to her son Rennie David earlier this year. Foster drew criticism […]]]>
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Atharine McPhee hit back at criticism after her husband David Foster shared a photo of herself in a bikini less than a year after welcoming her first child.

The Smash actress, 37, who married the musician and producer, 72, in 2019, gave birth to her son Rennie David earlier this year.

Foster drew criticism after sharing a photo of McPhee in a black bikini captioned “What a baby!”

McPhee, who has previously spoken of his experience with eating disorders, responded to “enemies” who took offense Thursday, telling them to “earn a living.”

Sharing a photo of herself in a red swimsuit on Instagram, she said the response was “so stupid,” adding, “I’m sorry but we’re not sorry. And for all of you who can’t cope with it, maybe it helps.

“I struggled with weight throughout my twenties and thirties. I increased and decreased 10 times. Does it make you feel better? There is nothing wrong with it – most people do.

“I lost this baby weight without dieting. Zero. Diets are the worst and I haven’t had any pressure from anyone.

“I let my body do its job and found a great workout. That’s it. And guess what? I will probably gain weight again at some point too. We do not care?

“BUT people who freak out about what my husband captioned seriously have a life… Stop being so offended by what people post that has no impact on your life and move on.

“Maybe you should have more of an attitude like, like… ‘Oh, that’s good, he thinks his wife is hot.

“I can’t with this overly sensitive company right now. But as Taylor Swift said, haters are going to hate it. Bye. “

McPhee and Foster tied the knot in London after McPhee completed a West End run as the lead role in the musical Waitress.


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Texas educator calls evangelicals “kooks” who hate to read https://handfulofhate.com/texas-educator-calls-evangelicals-kooks-who-hate-to-read/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 09:17:29 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/texas-educator-calls-evangelicals-kooks-who-hate-to-read/ A Texas educator is under fire today after making fun of “evangelicals” as fanatics who hate to read. The poem calls evangelicals “nuts” who hate to read Fox News Reports Former Round Rock School District teacher Krista Tyler read the poem at the Leander School Board meeting on December 16. What did the educator read […]]]>

A Texas educator is under fire today after making fun of “evangelicals” as fanatics who hate to read.

The poem calls evangelicals “nuts” who hate to read

Fox News Reports Former Round Rock School District teacher Krista Tyler read the poem at the Leander School Board meeting on December 16.

What did the educator read at the school board meeting?

Her comments were made in this Dr. Seuss style poem which she recited during the meeting:

Everyone in Léandre liked to read a lot, but some Evangelicals in Léandre did not like it. These crazy people hated reading, all reading season. Please don’t ask why, no one really knows the reason. Maybe it could be the scary critical thinking. Their heads may not be screwed on properly. But whatever the reason, their brain or their fear, they cannot follow politics in black and white.

Some parents have expressed concerns about certain books which they claim to be pornographic. But Tyler urged the board not to listen to these outrageous complaints. She continued to read her poem:

These fanatics don’t choose for us, that’s clear. So how, I wonder, did we even get here. They growl in our meetings, all panting and buzzing, “We have to stop this indoctrination from coming!” They came for the books and the bonds and why? Their kids don’t even attend Leander Schools anymore. Bring back our books, keep the decorum, dammit. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a peaceful meeting?

Parents are unhappy. Dustin Clark tells Fox “I am disgusted and disheartened that there are teachers in our school district who think it is okay to mock parents for their religious beliefs and demand that children not have access to books in the library. or the classroom with pornographic illustrations and graphic descriptions. sexual acts. ”Clark, who has four children in schools, was arrested for speaking at a board meeting.

Tyler sent this statement to Fox news:

Krista Tyler was not an employee of any school district at the time of this reporting and is another relative of Leander ISD. At no time did she represent a school district. It was not an attack on Christianity and had nothing to do with Round Rock ISD.

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2 more reservations in the Haridwar Dharam Sansad hate speech case https://handfulofhate.com/2-more-reservations-in-the-haridwar-dharam-sansad-hate-speech-case/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 01:50:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/2-more-reservations-in-the-haridwar-dharam-sansad-hate-speech-case/ Haridwar (SP) Police Superintendent Shekhar Suyal said on Saturday that two other people had been named in the FIR in connection with the alleged hate speech in Dharma Sansad in Haridwar. Police named Dharm Das and Annapurna, a woman in the hate speech case. Earlier Wednesday, police said they had detained Wasim Rizvi, aka Jitendra […]]]>

Haridwar (SP) Police Superintendent Shekhar Suyal said on Saturday that two other people had been named in the FIR in connection with the alleged hate speech in Dharma Sansad in Haridwar.

Police named Dharm Das and Annapurna, a woman in the hate speech case.

Earlier Wednesday, police said they had detained Wasim Rizvi, aka Jitendra Tyagi, and others under section 153A of India’s Criminal Code in the case.

Meanwhile, Anand Swaroop, a participant from Dharma Sansad told reporters, “We stand by our statements which are well thought out. If a person rapes our sister, won’t we kill her? The speakers spoke of killing such people, not ordinary Muslims who are our friends. No one can stop India from becoming a Hindu Rashtra ”.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Florida bill could close hate crimes loophole https://handfulofhate.com/florida-bill-could-close-hate-crimes-loophole/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 23:09:58 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/florida-bill-could-close-hate-crimes-loophole/ BUNNELL, Florida. – Flagler County, Fla., School Board Member Seeks School Officials for Leaving Copies of LGBTQ +-themed Book “Not All Boys Are Blue” in two of the high school’s libraries County. Board member Jill Woolbright filed a report with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, claiming the book violated state obscenity laws. She is also […]]]>

BUNNELL, Florida. – Flagler County, Fla., School Board Member Seeks School Officials for Leaving Copies of LGBTQ +-themed Book “Not All Boys Are Blue” in two of the high school’s libraries County.

Board member Jill Woolbright filed a report with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, claiming the book violated state obscenity laws. She is also asking that three other books be removed from district school libraries, “The Hate You Give”, “Speak” and “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You”. Three of the four are written by black authors.

“My concern is with the children of Flagler County. This book must be investigated as a crime in our media library. It’s a pretty heavy stuff, which violates our own policies. That’s why I felt the need to table the report, so I know it will be investigated, ”Flagler County School Board member Jill Woolbright told local media.

“Not All Boys Are Blue” was written by journalist and LGBTQ activist George M. Johnson and was published in April 2020. The books are a series of personal essays on growing up black and gay by Johnson .

In his criminal complaint, Woolbright alleges Johnson’s book contained “detailed descriptions” of masturbation, oral sex, and sodomy, which she said violates state obscenity laws regarding material accessible to minors.

Flagler County School Board attorney Kristy Gavin told local media that never in the history of the Flagler County School District has a book been challenged or banned. Gavin also indicated that Woolbright – who is running for re-election in 2022 – may only represent herself or a handful of voters, if applicable. No parent filed a reading challenge in high school or college.

According to the school board lawyer, Woolbright uses three separate laws as a rationale for forcing school staff to delete “Not all boys are blue.” Woolbright claims the school board is directly responsible for monitoring and supervising material provided to students by the school’s media center / libraries.

The first is Chapter 1006 of the Florida Act: Support for Learning. The law states that “each district school board is responsible for the content of all instructional and other materials used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list. “

The following two are listed in Florida criminal codes for obscenity, the one who reads in part: “A person cannot knowingly sell, rent, lend, give, distribute, transmit or show obscene material to a minor. “

Flagler Live reported that last Wednesday, Bobby Bossardet, the deputy superintendent of schools ordered the removal of the four titles from circulation, requested – and received – the names of the students who had currently checked out one of the books, and took a copy of each books for the district office for review.

“What prompted Mr. Bossardet to go to school was when we learned that the police report had been filed,” Gavin says Flagler Live adding that she has the names of the students who have currently checked the disputed books.

“These names are with me in my office, I haven’t even looked at this list, I don’t care who the students are” Gavin said. The names were only collected in the event the committee decides that a book should be banned. If this happens and some of the books have been checked out, those students or their parents would be contacted to return the book.

The four books challenged courtesy of Flagler Live are;

The hate you give, “ Angie Thomas’ 2017 novel about a white cop shooting an unarmed black teenager. The book debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, stayed there for 50 weeks, was adapted into a film the following year, and won over a dozen awards, including the Coretta Scott King Book Award and the National Book Award for young adults. Thomas is black.

Not all boys are blue”, A 2020 memoir by journalist and activist George M. Johnson on coming of age, family, bullies, gender identity, sexuality and race. The book is on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List, an annual list of “” books with meaningful gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender content, and aimed at young people from birth to age. ‘age 18. “The headline was also a Publishers Weekly’s choice for anti-racism. Johnson is black.

Speak”Is a 1999 novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. In the author’s experience, this is the rape of a high school student and its traumatic effects which, among other things, make her unable to speak. The book, regularly taught in Flagler County schools, was a 1999 National Book Award finalist, won numerous awards, and has been among the most frequently banned or contested books in American libraries since its publication. Anderson is white.

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and YouIs a 2019 novelist that Jason Reynolds wrote in collaboration with Ibrahim X. Kendi, writer and historian and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi wrote “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” ​​in 2016, when he won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. The Reynolds-Keni book is a children’s “remix” and is meant to start conversations about breed. Reynolds and Kendi are black.



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