Bristol inundated with news coverage about Muslim speaker’s cancelled event

Northeast Middle School

Once again Bristol is in the regional and national spotlight.

A class studying world religions at Northeast Middle School was slated to have a Muslim woman come and “dispel misconceptions” about Islam.

But then the threats started, the Hartford Courant reported, forcing the school to cancel the speech amid a wave of troubling emails and phone calls.

The school initially sent a letter home to parents letting them know that Annam Choudhry, who is Muslim, would speak at the social studies class on Nov. 22.

The letter said that Choudhry, who grew up in New York and lives in Connecticut, started an organization called YURSA, according to Fox61.

Fox News 17h ago

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wtvr.com 14h ago

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New York Daily News Nov 17, 2017

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Hartford Courant Nov 16, 2017

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Hartford Courant Nov 16, 2017

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WFSB 22h ago

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Evening Standard Nov 16, 2017

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The Independent Nov 16, 2017

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TIME Nov 16, 2017

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NJ.com Nov 16, 2017

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The Daily Caller Nov 16, 2017

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Blogging Censorship 14h ago

A Muslim speaker was invited to a class studying world religions. Then came threats.

 

One thought on “Bristol inundated with news coverage about Muslim speaker’s cancelled event

  1. I find this disgusting and embarrassing for our city. Studying world religion, schedule a guest speaker and then receive threats? Come on people of Bristol, we are sooo much better than that. Diversity is Bristol.

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