Islamic Guest Speaker Pushed Out After Community Backlash


A teacher and her administration at Northeast Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut are finding themselves under fire from community members over a guest speaker. With hate filled comments coming forth from the more conservative sides of the Bristol community, Northeast Middle has had to cancel an event featuring the schools first Muslim guest speaker.

Fearing for the safety of both the speaker and the students of Northeast Middle, the school will continue to take cautious steps over the next several days.

Despite this, Northeast Middle will continue to feature and promotea diverse array of guest speakers on its campus, and will be having a conference for the community of Bristol headed by multiple religious groups.

This is but one of many incidents that speak to the current aggression of the nation’s political climate, but it is the hope of one Bristol middle school to change that.

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