The Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which is the largest school district in Canada, recently banned students from attending a book fair scheduled for 2022, because they might come in contact with Nadia Murad, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who recently wrote a book how ISIS had kidnapped her when she was 14 and turned her into a sex slave.
Nadia’s book is entitled, “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.”
The Blaze explains that the district’s superintendent, Helen Fisher, was concerned that Nadia’s book might offend people and ‘foster Islamophobia.’
Tanya Lee, one of the book fair’s organizers, emailed Fisher explaining what ISIS stood for:
“This is what Islamic State means. It is a terrorist organisation. It has nothing to do with ordinary Muslims. The TDSB should be aware of the difference.”
Apparently, this was not enough to change Fisher’s mind.
However, things changed when media around the world started picking up the story.
The school board has since stepped in and apologized to Murad, adding that Fisher’s opinions do not reflect those of the TDSB.
Ironically, the apology also noted the book had been censored before any staff had a chance to read it.