Parkland High School Activists Take Their Anti-Gun Rights Message to UAE Where Flogging and Stoning Still Legal

Parkland High School student activists took their message abroad this week to the United Arab Emirates.

The students lectured the Muslim nation on gun laws in the United States.

Gulf News

Maybe the students should have done their research before they decided to lecture against US laws in the UAE.


The UAE does not have democratically elected institutions and citizens do not have the right to change their government or to form political parties.

Flogging and stoning are legal forms of judicial punishment in the UAE due to Sharia courts.

The UAE also discriminates based on gender, sexual identity and sexual orientation.

But the country’s leaders do allow uninformed US kids to come lecture on gun ownership in the US.

The Associated Press reported:

Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience.

The Feb. 14 attack in Florida killed 17 people, 14 of them students, becoming one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The attack was carried out by a former student wielding an assault-style rifle who strode into one of the school buildings and opened fire.

“It’s so important to be educated, and to be educated in a productive sense is to feel safe at school,” Suzanna Barna, 17, said. “No child should ever have to go through what we did.”

Barna and her classmates Kevin Trejos and Lewis Mizen, all seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., each wore a red ribbon representing the color of their school in honor of the victims as they talked about their experience and their push for stricter gun safety measures. They spoke in Dubai at the Global Education and Skills Forum that coincides with the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, awarded to one outstanding teacher from around the world each year.

Trejos, 18, described the ordeal as “scary” and said students were crying and trying to comfort one another as they hid inside a closet in a classroom for nearly two hours.

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