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New Jersey school board member under ethical investigation after saying he wants Rashida Tlaib dead

Army veteran school board member under investigation for saying he wants to see Rashida Tlaib dead and for an Islamaphobic post on Facebook about a ‘Sharia Barbie’ that ‘comes with stoning accessories’

  • April posts made by 42-year-old Daniel P. Leonard, of Beachwood, were deemed ‘totally inappropriate’ by school board attorney Stephan R. Leone on Tuesday 
  • Leone explained that the posts were not condoned by the Board of Education and added that they do not reflect the board’s attitude or opinions
  • Leonard was elected to the nine-member regional school board in 2016 and he is seeking re-election in November 
  • The attorney added that the board ‘will determine what school board ethics violations may have occurred, and we are going to take appropriate action’ 
  • One post, directed at the Tlaib (D-Detroit), states that Leonard’s life would be complete it ‘she/they die’ 
  • Another post highlighted by CAIR-NJ asserts that Omar is a ‘terrorist… 100 percent’ 

April posts made by 42-year-old Daniel P. Leonard, of Beachwood, were deemed ‘totally inappropriate’ by school board attorney Stephan R. Leone on Tuesday

A New Jersey school board member will be subject to an ethics investigation after he shared Islamophobic posts on social media, including ones about Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. 

April posts made by 42-year-old Daniel P. Leonard, of Beachwood, were deemed ‘totally inappropriate’ by school board attorney Stephan R. Leone on Tuesday. 

Leone explained that the posts were not condoned by the Board of Education and added that they do not reflect the board’s attitude or opinions.  

Leonard was elected to the nine-member regional school board in 2016 and he is seeking re-election in November, Freep reports.

The school board attorney added that the board ‘will determine what school board ethics violations may have occurred, and we are going to take appropriate action’. 

Leone’s comments come after the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) demanded for Leonard to resign for sharing ‘racist and Islamophobic posts’ on his Facebook. 

Leone's comments come after the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) demanded for Leonard to resign for sharing 'racist and Islamophobic posts' on his Facebook about Rashida Tlaib and others

Leone’s comments come after the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) demanded for Leonard to resign for sharing ‘racist and Islamophobic posts’ on his Facebook about Rashida Tlaib and others

One post, directed at the Tlaib (D-Detroit), states that Leonard's life would be complete it 'she/they die'

One post, directed at the Tlaib (D-Detroit), states that Leonard’s life would be complete it ‘she/they die’

Another post highlighted by CAIR-NJ asserts that Omar is a 'terrorist... 100 percent'

Another post highlighted by CAIR-NJ asserts that Omar is a ‘terrorist… 100 percent’

One post, directed at the Tlaib (D-Detroit), states that Leonard’s life would be complete it ‘she/they die’. 

‘The bigoted, hateful and threatening social media posts shared by this elected board of education official serve to disqualify him for any position that has responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of New Jersey’s diverse student body,’ CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues said in a statement.

‘The bigoted views expressed by Mr. Leonard have no place in an educational system that seeks to celebrate diversity and encourage students of all faiths and backgrounds to excel scholastically and to make positive contributions to our society.’

A third post shows an image of a bruised Barbie doll in a head scarf that claims to be a 'Sharia Barbie.' It adds that it 'comes with Jihab [sic], bruises, & Quran, Stoning accessories available for additional purchase'

A third post shows an image of a bruised Barbie doll in a head scarf that claims to be a ‘Sharia Barbie.’ It adds that it ‘comes with Jihab [sic], bruises, & Quran, Stoning accessories available for additional purchase’

'The bigoted, hateful and threatening social media posts shared by this elected board of education official serve to disqualify him for any position that has responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of New Jersey's diverse student body,' CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues said in a statement

‘The bigoted, hateful and threatening social media posts shared by this elected board of education official serve to disqualify him for any position that has responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of New Jersey’s diverse student body,’ CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues said in a statement

Another post highlighted by CAIR-NJ asserts that Omar is a ‘terrorist… 100 percent.’  

A third post shows an image of a bruised Barbie doll in a head scarf that claims to be a ‘Sharia Barbie.’ It adds that it ‘comes with Jihab [sic], bruises, & Quran, Stoning accessories available for additional purchase.’  

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Wednesday at Toms River High School North at 7.30pm.  

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