Seattle Muslims Demand Teacher Be Canned for Showing Muhammad Cartoons to Teens

Eric Owens, Daily Caller, February 3, 2015

A group of Somali immigrants protested outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle on Friday to demand the firing of a teacher who had shown students cartoons of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

The teacher under fire, Deepa Bhandaru, displayed the images for the group of teenage students last month, the day after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, The Seattle Globalist reports.


Bhandaru, a recent recipient of a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington (also in Seattle), had been teaching a free class at the Refugee Women’s Alliance when she showed the cartoons to the kids.

The lesson topic for that day’s workshop was religious pluralism and freedom of speech.

The protest against Bhandaru occurred late Friday afternoon. Perhaps 15 to 20 people attended. A man named Hassan Diis was passing around pre-printed signs in English, according to a journalist on the scene.

Diis, who describes himself as a Somali community activist and a devout Muslim, said he was angered after he heard that the teacher showed cartoon images of Muhammad to Somali teens.

“We don’t want someone to brainwash our children,” he told The Daily Caller. “The prophet is very important for us.”

Diis added that he believes that Bhandaru, who he says is not a Muslim, should no longer instruct Somali students at the Refugee Women’s Alliance.

“We want her to leave this community alone,” the Somali activist told TheDC. “We want the organization to hire someone who understands the culture and values of our immigrant Muslim community.”


Bhandaru has apologized profusely for offending anyone. She sent a 2,300-word letter of apology to her colleagues at the Refugee Women’s Alliance and a 500-word apology to the Abu-Bakr Islamic Center, a local mosque that some of her students attend.

The students themselves weren’t upset by the content of her lesson plan, Bhandaru has noted. They tended to agree with the fully American notion that “sometimes one person’s freedom might offend another person, but that’s the price we pay to be free,” she told The Stranger, a Seattle alternative weekly.


When the protest occurred on Friday, the Refugee Women’s Alliance had shut down for the week due to vandalism and subsequent fears for the safety of the staff.

Protesters said they believe Bhandaru crossed some criminal line when she showed cartoon images of Muhammad.

“I don’t think it’s free speech to talk about somebody’s religion, somebody’s beloved prophet like that,” one protester, Fatma Yessef, told The Seattle Globalist.



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  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Why is it, when someone is doing something like this, the minute anyone becomes critical of them they immediately grovel for forgiveness and apologize profusely. Doesn’t anyone have the backbone to stand up for themselves and (politely) tell these complainers to “Take a Hike”?. There appears to be a herd mentality that says it’s immoral to say anything that offends anyone, with the caveat that some races and religions are exempt.

    • bilderbuster

      Because the people who do things like that are first and foremost Anti-White subversives who work against our interests to begin with and put the interests of the non-Whites above every thing including their own lives and careers.

  • “Somalians,” and Deepa Bhandaru.

    I thought Seattle was an American city.

    • MekongDelta69

      You forgot Marshawn “Don’t ‘axe’ me no kwesh-tuns” Lynch.

    • NoMosqueHere

      If you let jihad monkeys into your country don’t be surprised if they start flingin’ doodoo at you.

    • John Smith

      Even the Americans there are mostly unAmerican.

    • WoodyBBad

      I don’t think that most of our cities are American anymore.

    • Nancy

      It’s gonna get a lot worse. I read the end of the book, QD. The good guys win in the end, but it’s gonna get a lot worse before we do. 😉

  • Luca

    Actually these Somalis are pissed because they can’t buy halal meats with their EBT cards.

    • SentryattheGate

      No doubt that will be coming soon; demanding halal meats on EBT, & in schools, prayer rooms & Muslim holidays off work and school, Muslim squat toilets, Sharia law in US courts and every thing else “superior” to our ways! After all, England caved to all their demands!

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I thought they could buy halal meat with EBT cards. If not, I’m glad, but I’d be very surprised to see our nation showing even this small amount of backbone against Muslims. It’s “racis,” after all, and that’s the most evil sin nowadays.

  • MekongDelta69

    That ‘woman’ (I think it’s a woman), is holding a sign which says it all.

    • True, they’re so far removed in their thinking from what freedom of speech really means, including its practical implications, that they can’t even see the inherent contradiction in their stupid protest signs.

    • Ron Cheaters

      It reeks of insecurity and stupidity.

      • Charles Martel

        I think those are two of the five Pillars of Islam!

    • Speedy Steve

      Some eskimo wrote the sign for her. I’m surprised it’s the right way up.

  • Chip Carver

    Neither the “teacher” (Deepa Bhandaru) nor the arrogant, ignorant, and prone to extreme violence Somalis belong in this country. In the teacher’s case, it doesn’t matter what qualifications this person has, they have displaced a white, and this has to stop.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes! Yes! Yes! And the refugee center; probably paid for by taxpayers!

      • bilderbuster

        And if it’s ours then we should start by kicking them out!

    • dmxinc

      But what will ever stop it?

      We’ve been asking that question here for years and are only that much closer to complete annihilation.

  • Boy, bringing hordes of non-assimilating Somalis in the U.S. (thanks Lutherans!) was really a great idea! Yep, they’ve ‘enriched’ us wonderfully and made our cities more peaceful and less crime-ridden places to live in.

    • bilderbuster

      Everyone in the area should do everything they can to make the Somali’s know that they aren’t welcome there.

      • I totally agree! Whites need to learn the tactic of ostracizing these people as much as possible. Do not smile at them. Do not greet them on the streets. Let it be known by your facial expressions and willingness to avoid them at all costs that they are NOT welcome.

        It’s not a matter of being ‘mean’ or ‘uncharitable.’ It’s a matter of preserving our race and culture from a hostile non-white foreign culture and people.

        • bilderbuster

          For that matter the Lutherans and anyone else who has anything to do with bringing filth into our lands should be shunned and shamed for their deeds.

          • SentryattheGate

            Anyone with Thrivent (aka Lutheran Brotherhood) financial services/pension plans should withdraw their funds, making sure to tell them why—because Lutherans sell US out (and use US taxpayer $$$$ to do it)! The Catholics are especially bad at that too, plus the Presbyterians and Mennonites.

        • John Smith

          Or invite them over for molotov cocktails like the Germans used to share with their muslim friends back when.

        • SentryattheGate

          In the past, I have refused their service at the restaurant, mechanic, office supply store, call center, etc, telling the manager why (and usually got a sympathetic ear); that I want those jobs for Americans! I have asked foreigners where they are from, and then asked WHY they feel entitled to be here, and/or why they don’t speak English. It’s especially impactful when their younger kids are with them, as I sense they feel some shame over taking other’s territory (and my sensible argument). If a lot of “historic” Americans did that, these foreigners may leave or at least tell their family back home not to come, that they are not welcome here! Re. not smiling or being friendly, have you ever been in Seattle (or other such place) where the Asians are taking over—they are the most cold, rude and unfriendly people!

  • dd121

    I “demand” the Muzzie blacks be sent back to Africa since they don’t accept our cultural norms.

  • IstvanIN

    Deepa Bhandaru, diis, Abu-Bakr
    Remember when American names didn’t sound like something a smoker hacked up?

    • Katherine McChesney

      Perfect description. The same goes for Baracks name.

    • SentryattheGate

      My sister and I had our names Americanized upon entering school (from German; our mother was a German war bride/Catholic Holocaust survivor). Those names were not unusual; not like Deepa! My kids went to school with Miguel, Jose, Deepak, Ling-Ling, etc.—why weren’t their names changed?? Because of political correctness (lack of a backbone), of course.

      • IstvanIN

        My family did the whole Anglicization thing when my great-grandparents came over.

  • forsakenamerican

    freedom of speech is freedom to offend. your simple 3rd century mind can’t wrap around that you live in a country of free speech

  • Alucard_the_last

    Well it wasn’t people like us who brought them in and then demanded we see the world from their view point. The left wanted this, I hope they get it.

  • Dale McNamee

    Somalians go back to Somalia,that Islamic paradise… We don’t need your hateful “religion” here, nor Sharia law !

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Offensive speech is precisely what the First Amendment protects.

    Muslims belong to a religion which is fundamentally opposed to and incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

    Not a one of these creatures belongs on this continent.

    • Speedy Steve


  • Kenner

    An Eritrean/Ethiopean restaurant in my ultra-left Seattle neighborhood closed a couple of months ago. Local proglodytes will have to extend their carbon footprint to assuage their cravings for bushmeat. Sad.

  • Viking_61

    I hope those Somali refugees force the liberal communists up there to decide what is more important; a libertine society and organic coffee shops or genital mutilation and halal butcher shops?

  • B.A_2014

    My heart sinks every time I see these subhuman Somalis watching through the town. When black people look down on a people, they must be bad. My cousin from Manchester tells me about these vermin but the story that stuck with me was how the Somali butchers would have the brains of either a pig or a cow hanging in the front window and they would buy it, scoop it into a cup and eat it raw. I couldn’t see why she would lie about it even though it sounds almost unreal, she not a hateful person except when it it comes to Somalis.

    • John Smith

      Cow – mudslimes don’t eat pig.

  • Michael Whalen

    Somebody should manufacture Mohammed the Prophet toilet paper. I would put his image to good use.

    • Ron Cheaters

      I think when they are bending over “praying” with their arse’s in the air. They are secretly hoping Allah will wipe it for them.

    • Speedy Steve

      I have a couple of hundred rolls of Clinton/Gore toilet paper I still sell it at gun shows. I ordered it from some place in Oregon.

  • humura

    Her topic was religious pluralism and free speech. Clearly the Somalis believe in neither. Sent them back to their beloved, bigoted world of Islam in Somalia.

    • Sick of it

      Why are Somalis here in the first place? We don’t force ourselves into their nation.

      • Ella

        They are in Idaho, Washington, Texas, Minnesota, Ohio, and other obvious high-immigrant States. Churches bring them in as refugees and then, collect monies off the government through various welfare programs.

        • saxonsun

          Beautiful and (formerly) white New England.

          • Ella

            Is there anywhere left that I can dream to raise children in the USA?

      • RegisterToPost

        Thank Lutheran Social Services.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Yes, the Lutherans are settling tons of Somalis in my city (Minneapolis) and have been for decades. In case anyone is curious, here’s the names of all the major volags (voluntary agencies) that oversee refugee resettlement in the U.S.:

          US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
          Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society (LIRS)
          International Rescue Committee (IRC)
          World Relief Corporation
          Immigrant and Refugee Services of America (IRSA)
          Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
          Church World Service (CWS)
          Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service of the Episcopal Church of the USA
          Ethiopian Community Development Center (ECDC)

        • John Smith

          Catholic Family Services brought Nigerian muslims to my area and put them down the street from an aunt in a house donated to the organization, where the natives promptly hung wash off the front porch and planted corn in the front yard.

    • Speedy Steve

      I’m wondering about all those White supremacists who think it a terrific idea to re-settle the Pacific Northwest.

  • Maximo Partagas

    Islam is a rising tide in this nation that if not checked will overtake us all. I’ll be dead in 50 years, but the people living in this nation might be subject to mandatory calls to prayer and dress codes 2065. All I have to say is, America you were warned.

    • saxonsun

      I read an article by William F. Buckley back in the Eighties about the huge threat the burgeoning Muslim population in Michigan posed. We’ve had a lot of time to deal with this threat–nothing!

  • Maximo Partagas

    IMHO, the majority of non-whites in the US would gladly give up freedom for their perceived security, both personal and financial. Freedom is a concept that is complex and requires higher thinking ability to be fully appreciated, most no-whites that I have encountered just don’t get it.

    • Speedy Steve

      So would the majority of Whites.

      • Maximo Partagas

        Then were doomed to servitude and tyranny.

        • Speedy Steve

          230 years is a good run. Now things will return to normal; tyranny and slavery.

  • OyVey00

    I read that as “caned”. Hehe~

  • LHathaway

    “Refugee Women’s Alliance . . .” Seattle is the only city in North America where the women of color sleep with white men . . .

  • John Smith

    She’s lucky to be alive.

  • WoodyBBad

    “We want the organization to hire someone who understands the culture and values of our immigrant Muslim community.”
    I have a novel idea, how about the immigrants ASSIMILATE since THEY chose to move HERE.

    • Guest

      How about they don’t move here at all?

  • Guest

    Um…how about they don’t move here at all?

  • MathMan

    Here in UK we have a Somalian community of around 500,000. Ninety per cent are on welfare. Parasites!

  • Basketeddie

    Well, as long as this is not happening in America.

  • Speedy Steve

    Awww! Is somebody offended? Good! Quite frankly, I’m really glad you’re offended. Now get on the boat!

  • Volunteer28

    RACISTS GO HOME! Somalia is not only 100% Muslim, no cartoons, it is lovely this time of year.

  • I got that memo a long time ago. They are all perfectly good Amurrikans.

  • James Wentz

    Why are they letting those So-moolies into the USA?!? They are trash that deserves to be exterminated. They are some of the most stupid and criminal part of a naturally stupid and criminal race. They should use nukes and biological weapons on So-moolea!

  • Earl Turner

    Can we please send those filthy beasts back where they belong?


    A couple of quotes come to mind:

    “When you increase the sensitivity, you increase the false alarm rate.”


    “The more America does to overcome its faults, the more, not less, unbearable the remaining ones become.”

  • cyrusthevirus

    Have said very much myself on other comments sections–White men have grown feeble and the ONLY thing that will save us is complete economic collapse!!White men will HAVE to find their balls and the third world parasites will stop coming–after all what for ? as if there is nothing here in a cold country (England) might as well stay with nothing in a warm country!

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    Just further evidence that these people do not belong in the first-world at all. The First Amendment clearly states that Congress shall make NO law restricting the freedom of speech. It high time that people stand up to these pathetic whiners.

  • HouseOfTards

    Hate to tell ya there Adawiyah, but freedom of speech is EXACTLY the freedom to offend. Wouldn’t expect you to know anything about freedom, though. Nice outfit!

  • Kenner

    Hana’s Kitchen.