Say what? Boston school reads Muslim poem on 9/11 anniversary instead of Pledge of Allegiance

kids-saying-pledgeWhat in the world is wrong with our schools?

According to a report by my friend and colleague Howard Portnoy over at Liberty Unyielding, a school in Boston read a Muslim poem called “My grandmother washes her feet in the bathroom at Sears” over the intercom instead of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Business Insider said:

The principal of Concord Carlisle High School, Peter Badalament issued an apology and said that a ‘small number’ of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote ‘cross-cultural understanding’.

A “small number?”  What is wrong with these people?  One would think with the bombing of the Boston Marathon, every parent with a child in the school would be outraged.

The Washington Times explained:

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

“Kinda makes sense,” Portnoy said.  “The kid who is supposed to recite the Pledge has a prior commitment, so to fill the void created by the silence, the school does the next best thing: It has someone read aloud a poem commemorating the religion in whose name the attacks that killed 3,000 American civilians were waged.”

That explains it…

What’s next?  The joy of beheading 40-day-old babies?

More here.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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