Blogger Ken Santema maintains a dubious documentarian agnosticism about the moral merits of the now monthly hate fests taking place to foment false fears of immigrants in our fair city. The Aberdeen High School Democrats express a clearer moral vision: there’s no room for bigotry or willful ignorance in Aberdeen.
“High schoolers and just people in general need to know what’s actually going on….
“Me personally being a Muslim, I get offended, and I know there’s a lot of Syrians in Aberdeen that also get offended” [Sulaiman Jamal, in Kayleigh Schmidt, “High School Students Protest Bigotry,” KSFY, 2016.10.20].
About ten Aberdeen teenagers took to Second Street yesterday evening to shame the Aberdonians who attended Usama Dakdok’s second anti-Islam propaganda fest. I hope these young people’s visible protest says more about the moral character of our community than the fearful, deceitful folks inside the meeting.