Once upon a time, a boy took an alarm clock out of its case and stuck it in a suitcase to create an object looking very much like a bomb, was arrested for it, and the Twitter world went nuclear. Did it matter that children have been expelled for the far less serious offense of chewing their pop tarts into the shape of a gun? No. Because this boy was named “Ahmed” and he was Muslim, and America is this supposedly anti-Islamic place. Or something.
The fallout from Ahmed’s situation was blown out of proportion, all because he was named Ahmed and was a Muslim…and a bit of a jerk.
Well this week, we have an entire group of 7th graders suffering religious oppression in school. None of them brought suitcase clocks that looked like bombs, nor did they chew their pop tarts to form the shape of Mohammed. Perhaps if they had, you’d have heard about them long before now. Also, ISIS would’ve tried to kill them, ala Pam Gellar’s group in Texas. But you haven’t heard of this story before. And unlike little Ahmed with his dismantled alarm clock he put into a suitcase for reasons we cannot speculate upon because racism, these kids probably won’t get invited to the Obama White House.
The 7th Grade assignment? Deny God is real or… fail.
— Andrea Watkins (@watkinsfox26) October 27, 2015
In a lesson designed to teach children the difference between “facts” and “myths,” one Texas teacher went off the rails. As the Washington Post reported:
“She told anyone who said fact or opinion is wrong and that God is only a myth,” Wooley says in her statement. “She started telling kids that they were completely wrong and when kids would argue she had told them that we would get in trouble.”
She added: “When I tried to argue she told me to prove it and I tried to offer things such as the Bible and stories that I’ve read before from people who have died and went to Heaven, but have come back and told their stories.”
Wooley says the discussion became a heated classroom argument that prompted one child to slam her books on her desk and another student to go home crying…
“For her to tell me my religion was wrong shocked me,” Wooley says. “To me there is a God.”
Let’s play a little game. What if the paper asked, “Is Muhammad real?” Or, “Is Allah real?” Five points to the first person who can guess what would’ve happened to the teacher. Five points. Ready…go!
If you guessed “Islamaphobia” would be plastered in 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage, and for the next two weeks we’d be lectured on sensitivity and the merits of Islam, go give yourself five gold stars and ten crescent moons. Because you’re smart. But when Christianity is under attack? Meh. That Jesus guy with his cross?
Sidetone: Unlike the followers of Islam, the followers of Jesus transformed the globe. Maybe because they’re all about the love and the beatitudes and the caring for the least of these, and not so much about the suicide bombs and stuff. Case in point, this child Jihadi with a grenade launcher threatened President Obama. Go read it.
Also, when we heard all about little Ahmed and the bomb thing, we all heard about “Islamophobia” which begs an important question. Do we even have a word for prejudice against Christians? Christianphobia? Anybody mention it lately? Don’t worry. Christmas is coming. They will.
Of course it’s totes okay to persecute the Christians if you’re a leftist. A) Christians don’t tend to blow people up who draw their leader and b) Christians believe in all that right and wrong stuff about morality and doing the right thing. To a leftist, someone believing in right and wrong is a giant threat against their hedonistic ways of baby butchery and thinking marriage is between two people who can naturally make babies. Which is the real reason they’re being targeted…