Jewish student harassed, forbidden to wear yarmulke at Cuban school

Leosdán Martínez and his family

From our Socialist Bigotry and Antisemitism Bureau

A Cuban student who has been bullied, beaten, and physically harmed by classmates is now being told he cannot wear his yarmulke at school.

Even worse, complaints against discrimination filed by the boy’s parents, previously acknowledged, have now been dismissed as invalid by a municipal authority.

Since some of the bullies involved in torturing the Jewish student are the children of local authorities — all of them “good” Castronoid socialists — one must assume that these parents have had something to do with the sudden dismissal of this blatant case of bigotry.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Education authorities in Nuevitas, Camagüey, in central Cuba, banned the use of Kippah –or yarmulke — from a Sephardic Jewish student Bnei Anusim after several incidents of bullying against him.

On Friday, at 4:00 pm, the parents of Leosdán Martínez, 12 years old and a seventh grade student, were summoned to Latin America basic high school in that town, his father reported in an interview with Radio Televisión Martí, Olaine Tejada.

Olaine adds that her son is being discriminated against for practicing Judaism, something that does not happen in the case of students who are members of other religious denominations, and do not suffer harassment in the student center.

Since the beginning of this school year, the child’s parents have repeatedly denounced the attacks by other students, some of them children of government leaders. The last one happened on November 29.

Two days later, and after conducting an investigation, the campus director, Dainellis Morejón, acknowledged to Tejada that her son had been the victim of aggression and physical abuse. However, now the municipality’s commission reversed the case, Leosdan’s father said.

This Monday, the family will file a formal complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office in Nuevitas against the Municipality of Education, Tejada added.

An official of the Ministry of Education in Havana consulted on this case recommended that the parents of the child also submit a formal complaint to Provincial Board of Education in Camaguey. If they do not receive an answer, they must go to the Minister of Education through the population service office. According to the specialist this type of discrimination is illegal.

1 thought on “Jewish student harassed, forbidden to wear yarmulke at Cuban school”

  1. Do you see Jerold Nadler or Adam Schiff, let alone Bernie Sanders, upset over this? Remember, it’s not the offense that matters, but who’s the offender and/or the offended. If the usual suspects didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

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