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Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11
The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/13 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT by Nachum

The principal of Concord Carlisle High School in Boston issued an apology Wednesday after a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and the Pledge of Allegiance was not. According to principal Peter Badalament, a “small number” of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote “cross-cultural understanding,” (Skip) Mohja Kahf’s “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” tells a granddaughter’s account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 911memorial; allegiance; muslim; muslimpoem; muslimsarepigs; pledge; pledgeofallegiance; skipped
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Apology not accepted.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Apology after the fact. Typical liberal.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 2:06:03 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Nachum

It’s Massachussetts.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: Nachum

Boston sure forgot about WHO BOMBED THE BOSTON MARATHON in short order.

Diversity Morons...in charge of lots of children! Grrrr!


4 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:32 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

"Apology accepted, principal Badalament."

5 posted on 09/12/2013 2:08:10 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The only good public school administrator ...)
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To: Nachum

I really really really hate these dirt bags.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 2:08:19 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

GRRRRRRR!!!!!

):^(


7 posted on 09/12/2013 2:09:27 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: albie

Liberals realize it is easier to apologize afterwards than to ask permission.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Nachum
principal Peter Badalament

Nomen Est Omen

9 posted on 09/12/2013 2:11:03 PM PDT by mikrofon (NEVER Forget)
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To: Nachum

My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears

Mohja Kahf

My grandmother puts her feet in the sink of the bathroom at Sears

to wash them in the ritual washing for prayer, wudu,

because she has to pray in the store or miss

the mandatory prayer time for Muslims

She does it with great poise, balancing

herself with one plump matronly arm

against the automated hot-air hand dryer,

after having removed her support knee-highs

and laid them aside, folded in thirds,

and given me her purse and her packages to hold

so she can accomplish this august ritual

and get back to the ritual of shopping for housewares

Respectable Sears matrons shake their heads and frown

as they notice what my grandmother is doing,

an affront to American porcelain,

a contamination of American Standards

by something foreign and unhygienic

requiring civic action and possible use of disinfectant spray

They fluster about and flutter their hands and I can see

a clash of civilizations brewing in the Sears bathroom

My grandmother, though she speaks no English,

catches their meaning and her look in the mirror says,

I have washed my feet over Iznik tile in Istanbul

with water from the world’s ancient irrigation systems

I have washed my feet in the bathhouses of Damascus

over painted bowls imported from China

among the best families of Aleppo

And if you Americans knew anything

about civilization and cleanliness,

you’d make wider washbins, anyway

My grandmother knows one culture—the right one,

as do these matrons of the Middle West. For them,

my grandmother might as well have been squatting

in the mud over a rusty tin in vaguely tropical squalor,

Mexican or Middle Eastern, it doesn’t matter which,

when she lifts her well-groomed foot and puts it over the edge.

“You can’t do that,” one of the women protests,

turning to me, “Tell her she can’t do that.”

“We wash our feet five times a day,”

my grandmother declares hotly in Arabic.

“My feet are cleaner than their sink.

Worried about their sink, are they? I

should worry about my feet!”

My grandmother nudges me, “Go on, tell them.”

Standing between the door and the mirror, I can see

at multiple angles, my grandmother and the other shoppers,

all of them decent and goodhearted women, diligent

in cleanliness, grooming, and decorum

Even now my grandmother, not to be rushed,

is delicately drying her pumps with tissues from her purse

For my grandmother always wears well-turned pumps

that match her purse, I think in case someone

from one of the best families of Aleppo

should run into her—here, in front of the Kenmore display

I smile at the midwestern women

as if my grandmother has just said something lovely about them

and shrug at my grandmother as if they

had just apologized through me

No one is fooled, but I

hold the door open for everyone

and we all emerge on the sales floor

and lose ourselves in the great common ground

of housewares on markdown.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Nachum
“Respectable Sears matrons shake their heads and frown,” Miss Kahf writes, “as they notice what my grandmother is doing … an affront to American porcelain … a contamination of American Standards by something foreign and unhygienic requiring civic action and possible use of disinfectant spray.”

Yes, that should call for disinfectant. Another problem is your knuckle-dragging co-religionists have a disturbing habit of blowing people up, chopping off heads, etc. No "sympathy for the Muslims" poem has any place in any American school, least of all on 911 IN PLACE OF the Pledge of Allegiance.

Drop these idiots into Afghanistan and see how they like it.

11 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:49 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Nachum

Muzzie butt-kissin’ didn’t spare them on April 15, 2013. Idiots.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

““cross-cultural understanding”?

Another wordsmith word used by communists and Muslim apologist who have infested every area of government.

Ok, conservatives keep sending your kids/grand kids to government schools and expect a pro-Founder, pro-American path for this country. This is insanity.

1) Home school if you have the time and ability
2) Private school if you have the money
3) Non-union charter school.

Any other choice is pure surrender to unionized progressive schools with an assured liberal outcome.

Bad enough we have to fight socialist/communists/Marxists or Democrats for short, but when we support their indoctrination centers we have no grounds to complain.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 2:13:53 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Nachum

Boston. Nuff said


14 posted on 09/12/2013 2:14:14 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Uncle Miltie

So go back to Aleppo or Damascus or Baghdad and wash your feet! No one forced you to come here and we don’t want you.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 2:16:13 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Nachum

Concord-Carlisle High always seems to get in the news for the wrong reasons:

Seven teachers at Concord-Carlisle High School hold assembly telling students how they “came out” as homosexuals — encouraging students to do the same

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/10d/coming_out_assembly/index.html

Depraved, anti-Semitic play at Concord-Carlisle High School
http://massresistance.org/docs/gen/11a/falsettos/


16 posted on 09/12/2013 2:18:02 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: Nachum
An FYI for anyone unfamiliar with Massachusetts...both the Town of Concord *and* the Town of Carlisle are *obscenely* wealthy moonbat towns.You won't find anyone whackier,or richer,in San Francisco or anywhere else.They're both towns which,I'll wager,went 90% for Osama Obama.

Both times.

17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: elcid1970

I KNOW! Idiots, all.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

And my ancestors are rolling in their graves there.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Uncle Miltie

“...an affront to American porcelain,”

If only radical Islam was merely THAT! Grrrrr!


20 posted on 09/12/2013 2:21:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

If there is anything I have more contempt for than the rabid maniacal feral muzzies and their murderous ways, it’s the fool idiots we have in this nation that would hand them the sharpened sword in which the muzzies would use to turnaround and cut their neck off with. They are the same kind of idiots that would try to pet a rabid dog thinking it may help to calm it down and make it behave better.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 2:24:03 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

****My grandmother knows one culture—the right one,****


23 posted on 09/12/2013 2:25:03 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

I guess it was a bit better than the muslim poem titled ‘All I want for Ramadah is the head of an Infidel on a pike’...


24 posted on 09/12/2013 2:28:11 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: albie

That sound you hear is the Adams rolling over in their graves!!!! ARGH


25 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Nachum

That’s probably the only thing she washes.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 2:32:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Nachum

““My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,”

All the good reason I avoid public restrooms even in stores. God only knows what is going on in there, and I don’t want to know.


27 posted on 09/12/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Nachum

In Massachusetts, children (already under attack
thanks to Mitt Romney) have been forced to convert to Islam
in schools by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Diversity, they claim.

Forced conversions, it is.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 2:36:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Uncle Miltie

BARF


29 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Liberal Dhimmi’s do this kind of stuff on 9/11 to show their real loyalty


30 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum
Here are the school administration's emails, folks:

http://www.concordcarlisle.net/departments-and-teachers/administration/

31 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:49 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Nachum

he should resign in shame


32 posted on 09/12/2013 2:40:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Albion Wilde

“My grandmother knows one culture—the right one”

And my wife knows one culture -the American one” and she would tell your dirty inconsiderate ethnocentric grandmother to get her filthy feet out of the public restroom sink.


34 posted on 09/12/2013 2:43:30 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Uncle Miltie

What a pig!


35 posted on 09/12/2013 2:44:05 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It’s cowardice and appeasement.


36 posted on 09/12/2013 2:45:13 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It’s cowardice and appeasement.


37 posted on 09/12/2013 2:45:13 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

“educators”...Meh.


38 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum
did on purpose.....

sinful to think , but I just wish life's bitter tragedies would be closer to home for some of these insensitive leftist...

39 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Wurlitzer

It is extraordinary how soo many people in position of power and influence can be so completely ignorant.

From teachers, principles, community leaders, business owners, government officials to elected leaders and way too many in between. They could spend about 10 or 20 minutes of real research on Islam and discover the truth.

They don’t for any variety of reasons, but mostly, I believe, is that they have been conditioned to not be seen as judgmental.

Relativism.

But when these Brain Dead liberals have an intruder threatening them or their family, THEY ALL WANT A GUN.

Do you think they would organize a field trip to experience, up close and personal, “understanding”, of say Polar bears ?, or a tribe of cannibals ?

Too dangerous ?

They can’t seem to understand that Islam is a death cult.

The only understanding is “You, understanding that you will be killed or put into servitude”.

No, “That can’t be right”.


40 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Nachum
was meant to promote “cross-cultural understanding,”


41 posted on 09/12/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

How about they try to understand us and our culture since they choose to live here? How’s that for cross-cultural understanding?


42 posted on 09/12/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Nachum

Who does this principal think he’s kidding with that ‘after-the-fact ‘apology’? In place of the Pledge of Allegiance he chose to have a poem read that tries to portray Muslims as victims in a land hostile to their faux ‘religion’. The same religion whose ‘holy book’ tells them to murder ‘infidels’. Muslims use Americas freedoms and tolerance to gain acceptance for a vile ‘religion’ that would kill people like this appeasing school principal just for not being a Muslim or endorsing homosexual behavior in the school he oversees. That we allow this tripe in our taxpayer-funded public schools is outrageous and helps explain why the Islamic jihadists view America as an easy target. With idiots such as this Massachusetts principal, we are.


43 posted on 09/12/2013 2:56:25 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s probably some sort of contamination from the nearby Lincoln Labs that turned their heads to mush.


44 posted on 09/12/2013 2:56:30 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Impeach 0bama)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Real question, Uncle Miltie:

Is that the actual poem that was recited instead of our Pledge of Allegiance!!!?


45 posted on 09/12/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.


46 posted on 09/12/2013 3:04:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Nachum

There is aqn easy way to make this all good. You read the poem about the bathroom at Sears, and then as a response you read Chesterton’s poem, Lepanto.


47 posted on 09/12/2013 3:12:54 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: elcid1970

Yes.


48 posted on 09/12/2013 3:15:10 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Nachum
They build mosques on top of conquered churches. Why not replace rituals on sacred days, too?

-PJ

49 posted on 09/12/2013 3:20:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: artichokegrower

Tell granny to carry a bucket with her for the onerous foot washing regimen


50 posted on 09/12/2013 3:24:48 PM PDT by Josa
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