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CAIR-OK Welcomes School District’s Decision to Drop Islamophobic Film

OKC-conspiracy-film(TULSA, OK, 8/13/2014) — The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today welcomed a decision by Jenks Public Schools' administration to stop using an Islamophobic Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy film in its classrooms.

In May 2014, after receiving a complaint from a concerned parent, CAIR-OK questioned the schools' use of the film Conspiracy: Oklahoma City Bombing as a part of its Oklahoma History Curriculum. The film falsely suggests that the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was the work of “Middle-Eastern Islamist organizations.”

SEE: Muslims Concerned About Jenks Public Schools' Use of OKC Bombing Conspiracy Film

A letter received from Jenks Public Schools Assistant Superintendent dated August 5, 2014, stated that, “upon further review of the video, a committee of district level administrators has determined that the video will be removed from the collection in the Freshman Academy Media Center.” (Read more on CAIR-Oklahoma's website)

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