This coddling of Muslims is way over the top. Why should any group deserve special treatment over another? However, we must remember who runs the public schools. It's the libs, and they will defend Islam, no matter what, which explains why a story like what you are about to read could actually occur in a New Jersey school.
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
New Jersey Student Suspended from School for Using the Word Taliban:
Perception Results in Suspension
"A Wayne Valley High school student used the word 'Taliban' and said it was innocent, mentioned in a conversation about a video game, but a Muslim student who overheard it at school on Thursday perceived he was looking at her when he said it. So the child was suspended.
More knee-jerk submission to sharia (Islamic law: do not insult islam) for fear of Muslim violence. There can be no other explanation. These cowards call it political correctness, but it is way beyond that now.
How dare they suspend this child for saying 'taliban'? A Muslim girl perceived the student was 'looking at her' when he said it.......... so Muslim pereception = suspension.
This is beyond.
And the Taliban are devout Muslims, adhering to the strict code of the sharia. Could it not be argued that the school insulted Islam by implying that Taliban is a bad word and not a devout, holy Islamic group? Obama is partnering with Taliban in Afghanistan, is he not? Where is CAIR defending the piety of the Taliban?
Is the punishment the same for Muslim students who 'offend' or are 'perceived' to offend non-Muslim students?
Based on this impossible standard, every Muslim Student Association on college and university campus should be thrown off campus for their harassment, intimidation and threats towards the Jewish students. Based on this, they should serve jail time.
Bullying dispute erupts at Wayne school over ‘Taliban’ comment North Jersey.com
WAYNE — 'On one side, a Wayne Valley High school student claims that his use of the word “Taliban” was innocent, mentioned in a conversation about a video game, according to his mother.
But to a Muslim student who overheard it at school on Thursday, it was upsetting. And she had perceived that he had looked at her when he said it, Principal Robert Reis said.
Now the boy is facing a one-day suspension on Monday, because, Reis said, he continued to talk about the incident and it got back to the girl and upset her. Reis said she felt the boy was boasting that he’d gotten away with something.
“This has nothing to do with the fact that the boy used a word,” Reis said. “This has everything to do with the boy hurt a girl’s feelings.” And after the boy was told by administrators not to discuss what happened, Reis said, “He went back and hurt her feelings a second time.”
But the boy’s mother, Rosa Giordano, said the incident “is totally being blown out of proportion” and she plans to fight the disciplinary action.
The incident has unfolded during a time of heightened sensitivity about bullying in schools. Reis said the school takes a “no nonsense” stance and coincidentally had been planning a December forum to discuss the issue.
Giordano said her son was not being a bully and is himself bi-racial.
“He never saw this girl before,” she said. “It was an innocent thing. How does she know he was not talking about a newspaper story?”
She said she plans to go to the district offices early Monday morning to fight for her son to be allowed to attend school that day.
“I don’t want this on his record as a racial slur and bullying,” she said. “I am sorry the girl got offended by the world ‘Taliban.’ I will make sure my son never says the word again … the poor kid is so upset he doesn’t want to go to school.”
Reis said administrators had planned to treat the situation as a teachable moment and meet simultaneously with both students to talk about it. The boy was suspended after the girl came to Reis upset a second time.
Giordano claims her son was embarrassed by the incident. She said he told a friend “nothing happened” because he didn’t want to talk about it, not to brag that he got away with anything.'
'A teachable moment?' Clowns with a slave mentality are teaching our children."
Why on earth should a child be suspended from school for hurting someone's feelings? If that were the case, the schools would be empty buildings. Think back to your school days. Kids are mean!