How many teachers out there are imparting hidden messages of hate to our children? With our fear of insulting anyone or appearing 'insensitive'...I guess we won't know until it's too late.
In North Carolina, Khalid Chahhou was a first year Spanish teacher that recently resigned when his student's found fundamentalist messages in an assignment he had given the class:
"[He] gave students a worksheet in which they were to translate words and find them within a word-search puzzle. Some students started uncovering strange words in the process.
"There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said.
As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases:
"Sharon killed a lot of innocent people," a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
"Palestine is not a terrorist group."
"Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable."
"It was kind of scary at first to think about, you know, your own teacher in your own school that is teaching you," Herrera said.
School administrators said they confronted Chahhou about an unidentified concern Wednesday and he resigned...." (source)
I'm sure he isn't the only terrorist-sympathizer teaching our kids.
I never thought I'd say we should be more like the Netherlands...but their tough integration laws and now their new outlaw on Burqas makes me long for emulation. (Germany also has a law banning teachers from donning the burqa.) Anything that causes protests in the Arab Street sounds like a good idea to me. And I say that as a feminist more than as an American-loving Conservative...
Oh, and it looks like Russians dislike Muslims too. Maybe if the walls keep closing in they'll consider actually adding the "Peace" part to the religion...