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Submitted by Olivia M. (Australia), Mar 30, 2005 at 02:40

I do not buy the protests of innocence for a second. The boy's hateful story was praised by two teachers, one apparently even helping with the "artwork". The story was displayed in a glass case at the school. When I went to school, this type of reward was always reserved for outstanding work by students, to proudly show other students what they should be striving for. These glass cases were always in prominent places, for maximum exposure, not tucked away in a back room. Therefore, I am shocked to hear that the principal was apparently so blissfully unaware of it. Or that other students and parents wouldn't have noticed it either. And if it was so against their school policy, that nobody would have protested against such a display. Until a newspaper came snooping around and revealed what was going on. I'm sure the only shock that school is suffering is the shock at being discovered.

All these excuses now: the principal doesn't know Arabic (the graphic pictures didn't make her question the content??), the boy is Palestinian so the poor dear can't help it, it's just "creative writing", a "work of fiction", etc., etc. And we've also got Elmasry trying to divert attention away to Hebrew schools. The one who said all Israelis over 18 were valid targets.

Taqiyya and kitman. Dissimulation and deception.

It's sad that a young child who moves to such an inclusive and tolerant society, like Canada's, is not given the chance to drop the hatreds of his old country. Rather it is encouraged, nurtured and praised. It is no surprise that anti-Jewish sentiment and attacks are on the rise in Western countries.

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