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SnakebyteXX
01-12-2005, 06:44 AM
January 12, 2005

DEARBORN, Mich. -- A middle school teacher has been suspended with pay while officials investigate a report he told his students that Bedouin Arabs used the Quran as toilet paper.

The teacher is on the faculty of Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb of 100,000. About 30,000 Dearborn residents are Arab-American.

Bedouins are members of historically nomadic tribes and make up about 10 percent of the population of the Middle East. The Quran is the Muslim holy book.

Parents complained to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Imad Hamad, Michigan director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said the teacher should apologize.

"I only wonder what was in his mind when he looked into their eyes and stated such an ugly description and such painful words," he said.

A closed hearing on the teacher's status was held Tuesday, The Detroit News reported in its Wednesday editions. It said Superintendent John Artis was expected to decide the case this week.


Link (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/01/12/teacher_suspended_over_anti_arab_remark/)

SecaucusFats
01-12-2005, 11:53 AM
The teacher was wrong. Bedouins, being Arabs, do not use toilet paper, they use their left hand. That's why they never use their left hand when eating. And that's why when a hand is cut off for some infraction, it's the right hand they lose. Therefore they can never eat in public again.

SF

SpiderMan
01-12-2005, 12:00 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SecaucusFats:</font><hr> The teacher was wrong. Bedouins, being Arabs, do not use toilet paper, they use their left hand. That's why they never use their left hand when eating. And that's why when a hand is cut off for some infraction, it's the right hand they lose. Therefore they can never eat in public again.
SF <hr /></blockquote>

I imagine they become social outcasts as well, ie no one would want to shake hands with them.

SpiderMan (doesn't shake with morticians, proctologists, or one-armed Bedouins)

Wally_in_Cincy
01-12-2005, 01:15 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> SpiderMan (doesn't shake with ...proctologists, <hr /></blockquote>

I went to the proctologist and while he was working back there he says "Now you're going to feel a little prick..." /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

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SpiderMan
01-12-2005, 01:23 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> he says "Now you're going to feel a little prick..."<hr /></blockquote>

Sort of like what you'd say to yourself just before slapping a lawyer on the back /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SpiderMan