Michelle Obama Gives Ironic Speech To Muslim School Girls At Inner City London School

“Girls like you inspire me and impress me every single day,” said the first lady of the United States. “When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways, your story is my story.”

As the International Business Times reports, that’s what Michelle Obama recently told students at London’s Mulberry School for Girls, an inner city institution where the vast majority of the attendees are Muslims who attend class in full Islamic dress.

While Mrs. Obama’s inspirational message on female empowerment was essentially a positive and uplifting one, the surroundings for her speech could easily be seen as clashing mightily with the content of her address. Breitbart News points out that the London neighborhood known as Tower Hamlets, where the Mulberry School for Girls is located, is not ethnically diverse, nor is the school what you would call inclusive.

“Tower Hamlets, which only days ago managed to shake off its Islamist-linked Mayor, boasts a Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani, and otherwise Asian population. At the last census, in 2011, 39 percent of the population self-identified as Christian, while 36 percent identified as Muslim,” says Breitbart.

Writing for the website of the British newspaper Daily Mail, commentator Richard Littlejohn points out the startling irony of the address Mrs. Obama gave in a setting where more than 90% of the pupils are Muslim from a mainly Bangladeshi background. These female students, writes Littlejohn, “have no option other than to wear the restrictive clothes imposed upon them by their parents and their religious leaders.”

His piece for the Daily Mail goes on to say: “It was bizarre, to say the least, to watch the wife of the President of the United States preaching equality to a single-sex audience dressed from head to toe in what most of us would consider to be a symbol of separatism, female oppression and a rejection of Western democratic values.”

Michelle Obama was in London as part of a European tour to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative — a tour on which both her daughters and her mother accompanied the first lady. As Western Journalism has reported, critics of Mrs. Obama’s frequent overseas excursions point out that, for this European jaunt, she and her family members have flown on her taxpayer-funded plane, bound for a taxpayer-funded stay at an expensive hotel, where the first lady has enjoyed taxpayer-funded amenities and events.

And now, with Mrs. Obama’s sympathetic comparison of growing up black in America to growing up Muslim in Great Britain, a new level of criticism could be on tap for America’s “inclusive” first lady.

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Michelle Obama Just Marched Into An Islamist Hotbed And Had A Strange Choice Of Words

First Lady Michelle Obama, while speaking at an all-girls school in Great Britain on Tuesday, said that men are “useful” in promoting the education of girls.

While participating in a discussion at the Mulberry School for Girls on London’s East Side, Obama said: “There are 60 million girls all around the world, just like the girls here [at Mulberry] but they’re not getting an education.”

The First Lady used to opportunity to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative. The aim of the $200 million program, funded by the United States and the United Kingdom, is to promote girls’ education worldwide. The first projects will help 450,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo get a primary school education. Sierra Leone and Liberia will also benefit.

The Mulberry School is dominated ethnically by Bangladeshi students, along with other minorities. Tower Hamlets, where the school is located, is one of the more economically depressed parts of the city. It is made up of Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, and otherwise Asian populations. It has been known as a hotbed for Islamic activity in the country.

The First Lady said she could identify with the students, having grown up on Chicago’s “South Side”–that is why she chose to visit their school.

“When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story,” she told the room, which was made up of mostly Muslim students, wearing the traditional hijab head scarfs. “I know I don’t look [older than you all],” she joked.

“We’ve got to change cultural norms too, that’s why work on the ground is so important” she explained. “We’ve got to send different messages about the importance of educating our girls.”

She added: “You know our sons are important, we love men, we all do, they’re good, they’re useful.”

“I have one in my life,” she added, referring to President Obama. “I like him but you know we have to change the definition of what it means to invest in our young girls.”

Twitter lit up following the First Lady’s remarks about the utility of men. One begged to differ about the usefulness of her husband, in his role as president.

Michelle Obama Men Are Useful

The First Lady encouraged the girls to not limit their education to what they learn in books in school. “Don’t just be book smart,” she said, “be smart about the world, know your community, understand your politics, read your papers, know what’s happening in the world. You have to know how your government works, and you have to vote and be actively engaged at all times, that’s part of an education.”

h/t: Breitbart

Michelle Obama Let Girls Learn

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Michelle’s Lunch Rules Are Backfiring In A Big Way, And 55,000 Lunch Ladies Aren’t Happy

As Congress begins the process of considering whether to re-authorize First Lady Michelle Obama’s woefully unpopular school lunch requirements, forces are building to turn back the rules because fewer kids are participating in school lunch programs, there are higher levels of food waste being recorded, and school administrators are even finding more kids running to nearby fast food or convenience stores to load up on the food they like.

The Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act–the law pushing Obama’s nutrition requirements–is certainly unpopular with kids, but the law is also not a hit with school administrators or lunchroom personnel.

Last week, the 55,000 members of the School Nutrition Association lobbied against Michelle’s strict requirements, saying that what many kids call “starvation” lunches are having very unfortunate and unintended consequences. With the First Lady’s lunches being so unpopular, food waste is at an all time high as kids throw away Michelle’s unappetizing servings.

Additionally, as SNA member Debbie Beauvais notes, kids are sneaking to local stores to get the food they would rather eat.

“We have a new problem where we have to police the front doors,” Beauvais recently said. “Security is turning into a concierge because fast food trucks are pulling up. Kids are texting the local pizzeria and pizzas are showing up at lunch.”

As for the food waste, just in her district, Beauvais said that the vegetable mandate alone led to $25,834 in food waste.

As The Hill recently reported, “Of the students who are eating the school lunch, Beauvais said 23 percent are throwing away the half-cup of fruit or vegetables they are forced to take, which cost on average 26 cents each. With $112,320 spent on 432,000 cups of fruit or vegetables served a year, that’s $25,834 wasted.”

This cost is compounded to millions of dollars of food waste in schools across the country.

The SNA’s 55,000 school lunch workers insist that Obama’s starvation lunches are a big problem. The SNA wants to retool Obama’s program to give schools the flexibility to “allow schools to prepare healthy meals students will eat.”

Not everyone involved in school nutrition is calling for a complete end to the program, though. In a very politic manner, Lynn Harvey, chief of school nutrition services at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, tried to sound upbeat about the idea behind the program.

“I think right off the bat we admitted that the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act has created a lot of positive change in school meals and we certainly don’t want to roll back school meal standards to where we were prior to the implementation,” Harvey said.

But even Harvey insisted that having more flexibility to act would be preferable to the from-the-top, overly strict requirements that Obama’s school lunch program imposes on schools.

Whatever happens, First Lady Michelle Obama is moving full speed ahead with her unpopular rules and has said that she will fight for her program “until the bitter end.”

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Watch: Michelle Obama Just Shared How This White People Narrative Is A ‘Burden The President And I Carry’

During a recent commencement speech she delivered at Chicago’s Martin Luther King Jr. Preparatory High School, Michelle Obama shared a message many have since criticized as a blatant misrepresentation of white Americans.

“Wherever you go,” she told the graduating seniors, “you will encounter people who doubt your very existence. Folks who believe that hard-working families with strong values don’t exist on the south side of Chicago or in Detroit or in El Paso or in Indian country or in Appalachia.”

With her invocation – whether direct or indirect – of several minority populations, numerous social media users have surmised that the intolerant “folks” she referenced in the sentence above must be white.


She encouraged those in the audience to rewrite the stories she contends have been misrepresented by the “folks” who serve as her story’s collective antagonist.

Obama went on to assert that these unidentified enemies “don’t believe you are real,” explaining the ostensible effects of this phenomenon extend all the way to the first family.

“And that’s a burden that President Obama and I proudly carry every single day in the White House.”

Such rhetoric, one Twitter critic concluded, has secured Michelle Obama’s dubious place in history.


“This woman has a huge chip on her shoulder,” wrote one Breitbart reader in response to Obama’s recent speech, “even bigger than her husband’s.”

Has Michelle Obama been a divisive figure during her husband’s presidency? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Michelle O Set To Tour European Hot Spots For A Week…And Look Who’ll Be Tagging Along

Just a few months ago, in March of this year, Michelle Obama went on the Ellen DeGeneres TV show and talked about how her life in the White House can be so hard. As Western Journalism pointed out at the time, the first lady complained, “The one thing people don’t realize is, we can’t do little things like open windows.”

Oh, no.

Not long after that little “true confession” session on Ellen, Mrs. Obama left the confines of the People’s House in Washington to wing her way to Asia to promote her pet project called “Let Girls Learn.” In Japan, Mrs. Obama ran up a tab of nearly $80,000 for a fleet of rental cars to carry her and her massive entourage to destinations such as the shrine of a Japanese rice god. Then, in Cambodia, Michelle and a delegation of U.S. government officials were booked into luxurious accommodations that cost American taxpayers close to a quarter of a million dollars.

Oh, yes.

Right around a year before that pricey Asian jaunt, the first lady made an “official visit” to China during which she was accompanied not only by her entourage of Secret Service agents and assistants, but also by her daughters and her mother. Reports out of Beijing were not so glowing about the way the first family dealt with the locals at posh accommodations.


The Daily Mail reported: “Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ‘pretty much everyone’ and made the hotel staff ‘fed up,’ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline.”

Now, according to an announcement from The White House, the first lady is soon to be back on the road again…or to be more precise, back in the air and away from those frustrating closed windows at the uncomfortable DC mansion she calls home.

And when she takes off for Europe aboard her taxpayer-funded plane, bound for a taxpayer-funded stay at an expensive hotel, where she will enjoy taxpayer-funded amenities and events, Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her two daughters and her mother, Marian Robinson.

So why is the first lady bound for London, Milan, and Vicenza, Italy, for a week in mid-June? In part, says the White House notice, Mrs. Obama will once more be promoting her Let Girls Learn initiative as she did in Japan and Cambodia. Plus, she’ll put in an appearance at the Milan Expo 2015 to push her agenda for a healthier planet by way of Let’s Move.

The announcement of the first lady’s latest tour schedule doesn’t say much about what she and her family members will be doing all the time she’s not promoting girls’ education or physical activity or briefly visiting with members of the U.S. military. The one hint that there will be a little pleasure time in the schedule: “The First Lady will also visit cultural sites in Venice before returning to Washington, DC.”

When the trip was announced on Twitter, most of the comments were favorable, supporting the first lady’s excursion. A few tweets, however, noted that the American taxpayer is once again picking up the tab for what, to some, amounts to a pretty awesome summer vacation.


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