It’s rather ironic that I should post on this after my previous post on the death of common-sense.
I find myself shaking my head in sheer mental boggling every few minutes…
A middle school student in Lewiston, Maine is being investigated by the police for a possible hate crime after he placed a bag containing a ham sandwich on a table where Somali students eat lunch.
According to Superintendent Levesque, “the school incident is being treated seriously as a hate incident.” Police are currently investigating the matter alongside the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, who is also working with the school to create an anti-ham “response plan.”
“We’ve got some work to do to turn this around and bring the school community back together again.” Said Levesque, “These children have got to learn that ham is not a toy, and that there are consequences for being nonchalant about where you put your sandwich.”
“Placing ham where Muslim students were eating as an awful thing,” said Stephen Wessler, the executive director of the Center for Prevention of Hate Violence. “It’s extraordinarily hurtful and degrading. They probably felt like they were back in Mogadishu starving and being shot at. No child, Muslim or normal, should have to endure touching a ham sandwich.”
Wessler continued, “incidents like this that involve degrading language or conduct are often said by the perpetrator as a joke. But unfortunately we don’t live in a world where young children try to be funny, we live in a society in which these types of actions always escalate into violence against minorities.”
“If people think insulting Muslims with ham is okay, more degrading acts will follow. The Jews had to go through the same thing when the Nazis would force-feed them bacon; do we really want our schools to become concentration camps?”
Is this guy serious?? This has to be one of the most incredibly stupid political correctness statements I’ve ever heard!
One of the victims, whose mother didn’t want his name released, said “we didn’t know what was in this bag. One of my friends reached inside it. It was a big ham steak. There were five of us at the table, all Somali. Right then, I could feel allah condemning me to burn for eternity for being within a 6.2 meter radius of ham, so yeah, it was a hate crime.”
The boy said that he felt better after several students apologized for the incident and said that the kids who did it were jerks, “but for the rest of my life when I remember middle school, this will pop up right away,” the boy said, “it’s like I’m back in Somalia being shot at all over again.”
For crying out loud, will these people stop over-reacting to every perceived slight to Muslims! It’s true this kid did behave stupidly, but to take it to this level just shows how much fear people are being programmed to feel about giving offence.