MICHIGAN: Guess Who is Detroit’s Bloomfield Hills High School Diversity Expert?
By W.O. Williams
The diversity expert is Huwaida Arraf 47 year-old Democrat born in Detroit to Palestinian Christian parents. She is US citizen but caries also an Israeli passport. As a Palestinian American activist and lawyer co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), “a Radical Palestinian-led organization suggests using non-violent protests and international pressure to support Palestinians.”
Yet on March 16, 2023 Israel National News (Arutz Shiva) in a column titled Palestinian American activist goes on hateful rant at Michigan school diversity event reported:
Bloomfield Hills High School issues apology after speaker refuses to stick to agreed upon topic, goes on offensive rant against Israel.
A Michigan high school has apologized after a Palestinian American anti-Israel activist was invited to a student-led diversity event where she went on a hateful tirade against Israel.
Huwaida Arraf, the co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and a failed Democratic Congressional candidate, had promised Bloomfield Hills High School she would stick to topics vetted beforehand but did not do so, according to the StopAntisemitism advocacy organziation.
“Outrage by students, staff, & parents at Bloomfield Hills High School in Michigan as a Palestinian activist – Huwaida Arraf – was brought into to speak at a 10th grade diversity event,” StopAntisemitism tweeted. “Arraf refused to stick to agreed upon speaking points and started spreading lies about Israel.”
They pointed out that Bloomfield Hills has one of the largest Jewish populations in Michigan.
Bloomfield Hills High School Principal Lawrence Stroughter sent an apology to students, parents and staff on Tuesday night after the incident occurred.
The statement described the event as a “diversity assembly” that was led by students.
“Today, a BHHS student-led diversity assembly was held for all BHHS students. In preparation for this assembly, our student organizers and administrators met with each speaker to discuss the intent of the assembly and the prompts,” Stroughter said.
From the ISM Mission Statement:
“As enshrined in international law and UN resolutions, we recognize the Palestinian right to resist Israeli violence and occupation via legitimate armed struggle. However, we believe that nonviolence can be a powerful weapon in fighting oppression and we are committed to the principles of nonviolent resistance”.
Arraf is a radical anti Semitic and anti Israel propagandist who advocated violence to advance Palestinian causes.
She was never concerned about the plight of Palestinian Christians. Their population dramatically declined in Palestinian territories from 84% to 22% due to killing, kidnapping, confiscation of property and destruction of churches. Huwaida and her husband Adam Shapiro (not a Jew) advocate destruction of Israel with all means even violent. As supporter of Boycott Divest Sanction she is well financed.
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) which Huwaida Arraf created was popular in high schools and colleges and Arraf diversity effort is a recruitment effort of students to ISM. This organization sent naïve ignorant students to a war zone without training which resulted in 10 death of students.
While rampant antisemitism is spreading in this country and beyond the diversity program at Bloomfield Hills Schools makes the situation worse, making hate an option justified by false narrative. Media, TV and radio, take antisemitism seriously, colleges and schools lag far behind.
Will they learn?
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