Who is Abrar Omeish?
Abrar Omeish is the sole Muslim member on the board of Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia who sparked controversy after she mentioned the word ‘Jihad’ in her speech for graduating high school students. On June 7, 2021, Omeish addressed the outgoing batch of Justice High School and gave a poignant, stirring speech. However, during her speech, which was mostly in English, she mentioned:
“The world sees the accolade, the diploma, the fruit of all your years yet be reminded of the detail of your struggle. She added that the students must remember their ‘Jihad’ as they were going to enter a world full of “racism, extreme versions of individualism and capitalism, [and] white supremacy.”
Abrar Omeish, member at-large on the Fairfax County School Board, speaks to AJ+ about the backlash she’s received after tweeting in support of Palestine. pic.twitter.com/44GDHK8LL2
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 6, 2021
How old is Abrar Omeish?
Abrar Omeish is 26 years old as of the year 2021.