Equity Office Marks 9/11 By Bemoaning ‘Prejudice’ Against Muslims With Play In Which American Muslims Cheer Attack

Equity Office Marks 9/11 By Bemoaning ‘Prejudice’ Against Muslims With Play In Which American Muslims Cheer Attack


The diversity office of a Maryland county planned to commemorate 9/11 by hosting a play that it said “explores themes like Islamophobia” and “expose[s] the racial and ethnic prejudices” against Muslims — in which the main Arab-American character admits he was “proud” when the Twin Towers fell, and another says America “deserved what it got.”

Howard County was set to host the play on Saturday, the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans. “County Executive Calvin Ball will provide opening remarks,” an announcement from the county executive and the Office of Human Rights & Equity said. It advertised the play as exposing “the racial and ethnic prejudices that ‘secretly persist in even the most progressive cultural circles’ in a post-9/11 America.”

They then deleted the announcement and “postponed” the play — “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar — due to “unforeseen circumstances.” They did not explain those circumstances, but if anyone in the Equity office had gotten around to reading the play,

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