Boston area high school substitutes Muslim poem for pledge of allegiance on 9/11
Of course, it was 'just a mistake
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
According to principal Peter Badalament, a “small number”
of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote
“cross-cultural understanding,” Boston.com reported.
Apparently, the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of some confusion.
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, Boston.com reported.
“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.”
Labels: 9/11, Boston, Boston Marathon, Islamic terrorism