November 25, 2009, - 10:21 am
Yesterday, I gave you my exclusive analysis of just-released FBI hate crimes. As I noted, the figures show that two-thirds of all religion-based hate crimes are against Jews, and that the number of hate crimes against Jews is growing. So, it comes as no surprise that, last week, at least ten students at Naples, Florida’s Ten North Naples Middle School organized a “Kick a Jew Day” at their school.
Sadly, the Naples school district only gave the Kick a Jew Day “organizers” a one-day suspension and forced all the kids to take meaningless, waste of time sensitivity training.
The students actually went around asking other students if they were Jews. So, this was not just in the, um, “planning” stages. And many Jewish kids were, in fact, kicked. Watch the video and note that at least one grandparent doesn’t have a problem with the “Kick a Jew Day.” (He’d have looked great in brown. Wonder what size jackboot he wears.) Yes, anti-Semitism is growing, and Muslim anti-Semitism all over the world–coupled with our bending over backward to Muslim anti-Semites since 9/11 when their fellow co-religionists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans–is, in big part, to blame. It makes these other anti-Semites feel comfortable in what was becoming impolite and unacceptable until recently.
Ten North Naples Middle School students were suspended last week after district officials said they participated in “kick a Jew day.”
District Spokesman Joe Landon said a student told the dean of students at dismissal on Thursday that she was kicked because it was “kick a Jew day.” . . .
The district determined that 10 students should be punished. The students received a one day, in-school suspension, which was served today. The parents of the 10 students were also called and conferences with the parents followed the phone calls, according to Landon. . . .
Landon said until further notice, the school will focus the first 20 minutes of each day on character traits, beginning with respect and kindness. Homeroom teachers will speak with the students about these traits and will focus on bullying prevention, he said. Videos on the topic will be sought out and used as part of the training, he said.
Huh? More multi-cultural/diversity sensitivity training? That isn’t going to end this anti-Semitism (nor will a paltry one-day suspension). It will only breed it and more contempt. Ridiculous. The ten kids should have been expelled for advocating ethnic- and religion-based violence, and that would have been the end of it. The lesson needed would have been learned.
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