Seriously, Johnstown?

A Johnstown area school district, Richland, pulled their scheduled performance of the play “Kismet” (which I’ve never heard of by the way), because there are Muslim characters in the play and the performance was going to be near September 11.

The superintendent cited the fact that they are near Shanksville as the reason for pulling the play.

I’m going to let a quote from the article speak for itself:

Ahmed Rehab, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that literature and the arts are some of the best ways to bridge gaps between people.

“And those in education ought to know that more than anyone,” Rehab said. “We’re a country of immigrants. It’s doesn’t stand true to our legacy as a nation. I think they need to reinstate the play.”

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