Maryland Democrat Equates Muslim Families With White Supremacists

A Maryland Democrat sparked outrage by declaring that Muslim families who opposed their children being indoctrinated by schools with LGBT ideology are aligned with “White supremacists.”

Montgomery County Council District 5 member Kristin Mink (D) said Tuesday night that “this issue has, unfortunately, does put…some Muslim families on the same side of an issue as White supremacists and outright bigots.”

In the escalating culture wars, this is an obvious misfire from the leftists. After all, Muslim parents along with all who love their children want to protect them from what they see as harmful material.

In the case of Maryland schools, those are lessons that clearly violate their strongly held religious beliefs.

At the Tuesday school board meeting, Mink was hardly accommodating of those who feel that using textbooks with graphic images is appropriate for young children.

She claimed that not only does the indoctrination not infringe on the community’s religious beliefs, but it is a valuable “equity” lesson.

Her egregious comments came after Muslim children spoke to the gathering about the inability of their parents to opt them out of inappropriate lessons. Mink said this right in her school district does not exist.

As she explained, “that’s not an infringement on, you know, particular religious freedoms, just as we cannot allow folks to opt out of teachings about evolution.”

One freedom of religion advocate called her rant “shocking.”

Ismail Royer of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute said he was “absolutely stunned.” He recalled that what she uttered was “the last thing I thought she was going to say.”

Royer said his purpose was to simply have his right back to have an “opt-out option.” He said his faith respects all belief systems and all people and their rights.

Another attendee, Ibrahim Raziuddin, is a 2023 graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools. He expressed his firm disbelief that, unlike the stand taken by Mink and her colleagues, the system’s curriculum is not “all-inclusive.”

Raziuddin said that the district obviously thinks that texts and discussions of transgenderism and LGBT issues are inclusive. But he added, “I don’t believe my first-grade and third-grade cousins are prepared to read and discuss such issues.”