British Schoolgirl Expelled From Public Speak-Out Competition. Here’s Why!

British school girl expel

FARS NEWS AGENCY       Posted Tues., A.M.,   May 31, 2016

A British-Palestinian schoolgirl was expelled from taking part in a public speaking competition after the event’s judging panel deemed her pro-Palestinian speech as offensive and not positive.

The schoolgirl has been expelled from the competition after organisers received complaints about the girl’s pro-Palestinian entry, Alaraby reported.

Leanne Mohamed, a 15-year-old student at Wanstead High School in London, was prevented from going onto the next stage of the contest after winning a regional final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge with her speech “Birds not Bombs”.

In her speech, the teenager describes the historical and contemporary reality for Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.

“How would you feel if you were woken every morning by bombs and not birds?” Leanne questioned in her speech.

“How would you feel if you didn’t even feel safe in your own home? How would you feel if you witness your own family die in front of you?”

However, an anti-Palestinian blogger, who has previously praised the leader of the British far-right English Defence League, wrote to the CEO of the Speakers Trust, the organisation running the competition, complaining about the content of the young girl’s speech.

The Speakers Trust and Jack Petchey Foundation judging panel decided to expel Leanne from the contest, saying she had breached two of its rules: that “the speech must have a positive and uplifting message”, and that “a speaker should never inflame or offend the audience or insult others.”

Leanne reacted to the news of her expulsion by tweeting: “Why is it called a ‘Speak Out Challenge’ when I am then silenced.”

Leanne has also received a barrage of abuse on social media by anti-Palestinian users, which has prompted the 15-year-old to contact the police.


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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