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Minneapolis public school teacher champions attacks on Israel during promotion of Chinese communism
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Minneapolis public school teacher champions attacks on Israel during promotion of Chinese communism

A Minnesota social studies teacher recently highlighted in word and deed how radical leftism and anti-Semitism are not unique to college campuses — that the problem in American K-12 schools could be just as serious, with room to worsen.

Despite her multiple criminal convictions and Hamas terror apologetics, Meredith Aby-Keirstead is ostensibly a teacher at Kennedy High School in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. She is also listed on staff as a coach for the Minnesota Urban Debate League at Augsburg University.

On Oct. 21, Aby-Keirstead joined a panel of fellow travelers at a Marxist-Leninist event celebrating bloody socialist revolutions. This year, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, for which the non-straight Kennedy High School teacher is an organizer, wanted to focus on glorifying the Chinese Communist Party and denigrating the United States, reported the Washington Free Beacon.

Aby-Keirstead seized upon the opportunity to do more than extol Mao Zedong, a dictator responsible for an estimated 65 million Chinese deaths. While other FRSO panelists reportedly peddled revisionist histories and championed various left-wing policies, the social studies teacher underscored that the FRSO's support for Palestinian "freedom fighters" was unconditional.

The FRSO clarified last month while the bodies of Israeli civilians were still being recovered that by "freedom fighters" they absolutely mean Hamas.

On Oct. 9, the group issued the following statement, "The Palestinian resistance is dealing a heavy blow to the Israeli apartheid state. The decades of oppression, humiliation and callous cruelty by the occupiers of Palestine are being answered in the only language oppressors truly understand. ... The Palestinian resistance has arrived with bulldozers to remove the barbed wire and have used motorized hang gliders to cross the separation barrier. This is a good turn of events, and everyone who yearns for justice needs to stand with the Palestinian resistance. It's the right thing to do."

The group added, "The Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and so many others represent the aspirations of a free people, Palestinians who insist on the end to occupation. Freedom Road Socialist Organization rejects the notion that freedom fighters are 'terrorists.' We are proud to stand with the resistance."

The FRSO also threatened, "Israel exists on stolen land and borrowed time."

True to form, Aby-Keirstead reportedly said at the Oct. 21 event, "When I hear people calling for a complete ceasefire, I think 'no that’s not quite right.' Because we only want one side to stop fighting."

The Kennedy High School teacher concluded her remarks with a chant signaling Israel's annihilation.

Aby-Keirstead, also a member of the Anti-War Committee, has long demonized Israel, going so far as to circulate a comparison of Russia's attack on Ukraine to the Jewish nation's security actions against Hamas.

The social studies teacher was arrested and convicted of criminal trespass both in 2002 and 2010. She was reportedly also arrested along with her 14-year-old daughter whilst protesting aid to Israel last Wednesday outside Rep. Betty McCollum's office in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In addition to leading classes on government at the high school, Aby-Keirstead revealed earlier this year that she would be teaching kids economics through Bloomington Public Schools' New Code Academy.

Intro to your teacher - Meredith Aby - Keirsteadyoutu.be

The Free Beacon indicated that neither Aby-Keirstead nor the high school have responded to its requests for comments and stressed that the FRSO radical's remarks are indicative that "American K-12 schools are not immune from the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric."

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