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At Concord-Carlisle High a Muslim poem is read for 9/11, the Pledge of Allegiance is not
boston.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Jaclyn Reiss

Posted on 09/12/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

The principal of Concord Carlisle High School is apologizing to parents about the school’s opening ceremony on Wednesday - the 12th anniversary of 9/11 - in which a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom but the Pledge of Allegiance was not.

Principal Peter Badalament said in a statement to parents that the poem was meant to promote "cross-cultural understanding," and that the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of a mixup with the student reader.

The combination of the two has "outraged a small number of members of our community," Badalament said in an email to the Globe, noting that the school has received a handful of calls and about 10 emails from unhappy parents.

"Yesterday was the first Wednesday of the school year; we were unaware that our student Pledge reader had an internship commitment on this day," Badalament said in the statement.. "This was our responsibility to know. We humbly apologize that this oversight and communication gap occurred."

Badalament said officials were only thinking of the well-being of their students when they chose to read the poem, Mohja Kahf's "My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears." The poem recounts a granddaughter's account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day, though it puts the pair in an awkward situation at an American department store.

Kahf writes in a section of the poem:

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

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 911; 911victims; muslim; muslimpoem; nh
I am amazed the school did not fly in some actual terrorists to read the poem.. This country people we are sinking and sinking fast..The above is unacceptable and this is a direct insult to the victims & survivors ,families of 9-11 and to the rest of Americans.The school just had to let the muslims hijack 9-11..
1 posted on 09/12/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

You would think they would have thought twice about this travesty. . Especially after the Patriots Day/Marathon bombing. This Principal should lose is job!!!


2 posted on 09/12/2013 7:40:08 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: moonshinner_09

Bad Choice and a even worse poem.

salami salami baloney!


3 posted on 09/12/2013 7:41:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: moonshinner_09

Well, I guess that terrorist Tsarnaev was not available to speak at their school for cross cultural understanding and all.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 7:44:03 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: moonshinner_09

Paul Revere does a facepalm


5 posted on 09/12/2013 7:45:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: moonshinner_09

Everything I needed to know about the muslim culture, I learned on 9/11/01.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 7:48:51 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I wonder if it ever occurred to Mohja’s grandmother how nasty, inconsiderate, and disrespectful it is of her to wash her feet in a public sink.

Since such considerations are meaningless next to adhering to the Religion of Peace, then it’s yet another in the very long list of reasons not to allow Muslim immigration.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 7:51:39 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: moonshinner_09

You guys see the ads on Huffpo for “Aljazeera America” ?


8 posted on 09/12/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: moonshinner_09

What? Their “pledge reader” had another commitment? So only one kid in the school can read the Pledge of Allegiance? And WTF.....the kids aren’t taught it by memory? That school needs to be shut down by the taxpayers.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 7:55:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: moonshinner_09

The principal is operating under the old adage of “It is better to ask forgiveness than permission”.

Unless something comes of this, he will be vindicated for his approach.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: bgill

Saw a new picture on FR the other day with the caption “Imagine there’s no muslims” and a picture of the Twin Towers still standing.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 8:01:31 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: Aetius

Read that “poem” and see the arrogance, condescension, and gawd awful Muslimah supremacism:

“In your face, INFIDELS!!! I’ll wash my feet anywhere I damn well please and you BETTER start installing bigger footbaths in this place you no good Jew bastards!!!!!”

The muzzies need to start disarming the `Kuffar’ majority in America. Guess who’s on their side?


12 posted on 09/12/2013 8:05:07 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Very well put and agree 100 %..


13 posted on 09/12/2013 8:19:09 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Massachusetts> What did you expect for 9/11? Reverence? Something truthful about who did what to whom on that day?

Common on. They elected Ted “The Swimmer” Kennedy for life and some of his family’s spawn. Barney Frank, Elizabeth The Liar Warren, Ed Markey the Red, and the Soviet spies from Harvard.

Now you know why this crap happened at Concord-Carlise High.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: moonshinner_09

“Cross-cultural understanding.” Sunshine, rainbows, lollipops.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 8:25:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: moonshinner_09

Ofcourse no Christian poems allowed!


16 posted on 09/12/2013 8:26:43 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: All

17 posted on 09/12/2013 8:27:10 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: moonshinner_09

You want offensive? THIS is offensive to WTP! What are TPTB going to do about it? WTP demand they do something, not just WHITE wash the entire affair. Disgusting, sick and extremely OFFENSIVE.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 8:27:10 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: moonshinner_09

Maybe it is time to pi$$ on cross-cultural understanding and start teaching the students about the United States and it is supposed to stand for.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 8:31:16 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: originalbuckeye

FIRE HIS @SS!


20 posted on 09/12/2013 8:37:47 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: Stayfree
FIRE HIS @SS!

Out of a cannon.

21 posted on 09/12/2013 8:38:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: moonshinner_09

I grew up in Acton, which is the next town over. we use to say the pledge ourselves. how would listening to it be the same as saying it?

after saying that.. this story outrages me


22 posted on 09/12/2013 8:58:56 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: moonshinner_09

Tar and feather the principal.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 9:01:38 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: moonshinner_09

Cross cultural understanding?

A line in the poem reads: “My grandmother knows one culture—the right one,”

Sure sounds inclusive to others doesn’t it?


24 posted on 09/12/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: moonshinner_09
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,

25 posted on 09/12/2013 9:09:13 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: razorback-bert

“...you’d make wider washbins, anyway...”

Tell the old hag to stand sideways in a toilet bowl and flush a few times - it always works for me - especially if I’ve been walking in swine shiite.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 10:41:54 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: NonValueAdded

Paul Revere does a facepalm
at Concord Carlisle High School

27 posted on 09/12/2013 11:00:05 PM PDT by henbane
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To: RginTN

Yes, where are those hypocrites who are always screaming about separation of church and state?


28 posted on 09/12/2013 11:17:19 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: henbane

Excellent! thanks. Poor Paul would wonder if his efforts were for naught.


29 posted on 09/13/2013 3:46:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: All

I think that this story is a hoax, for a number of reasons.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 4:19:54 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: razorback-bert

Hey bitch, next time someone might just shove your feet in the toilet, as well as your head..

I’m sorry, I’m just tired of this nonsense.


31 posted on 09/13/2013 5:15:13 AM PDT by goldi
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To: moonshinner_09

It sounds like they were forcing religion down the students’ throats. What if someone got offended?


32 posted on 09/13/2013 5:16:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: razorback-bert

Hike your whining wrinkled azz back to Aleppo, granny.


33 posted on 09/13/2013 6:04:55 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: NonValueAdded

Even Benedict Arnold is rolling over in his grave.


34 posted on 09/13/2013 2:50:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: crazycatlady
I think that this story is a hoax, for a number of reasons.

I gave it little notice as well, but the idiot in charge of the pubic sckrewel issued an apology today. Not a hoax at all. He should be in 0 bummers' unemployment line tomorrow. I hate liberals.

35 posted on 09/17/2013 3:44:10 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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