Texas teacher on leave over bin Laden...

Texas teacher on leave over bin Laden comment to American-born Muslim student

There are 58 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 4, 2011, titled Texas teacher on leave over bin Laden comment to American-born Muslim student. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Southeast Texas school has put a teacher on leave pending an investigation into an allegation that he asked an American-born Muslim student if she was grieving because her "uncle" had died, referring to Osama bin Laden, a school district spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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einvogelfrei

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 4, 2011
ignore the ignorant, I like it . . .
Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 4, 2011
God Bless Texas.

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petsr4ever

Bismarck, ND

#3 May 4, 2011
I hope she gets put on leave forever. What kind of a "teacher" is that?

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“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#6 May 4, 2011
That teacher should get the Ugly American Award!

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Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#10 May 4, 2011
petsr4ever wrote:
I hope she gets put on leave forever. What kind of a "teacher" is that?
A GOOD one!
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#12 May 4, 2011
Madaman wrote:
That teacher should get the Ugly American Award!
I was thinking more along the lines of a hefty raise.

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Dennis

Akeley, MN

#13 May 4, 2011
Of course there are "a lot of ignorant people...".
Texas is loaded with them.
Welcome to Dumba**, Texas...where Art is the fellow who lives down the street, and literature is what the NRA leaves in the mailbox.

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Thrall

Pell City, AL

#21 May 4, 2011
Whatever wrote:
The Intellectual Dishonesty of Nancy PelosiPeter Wehner 05.03.2011 - 9:40 AM
Here’s Nancy Pelosi from a press conference on September 7, 2006:
"Even if Osama bin Laden is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done ... is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer."
And here’s Nancy Pelosi yesterday:
"The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida.... I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment.... The death of Osama bin Laden is historic...."
This devastating then-and-now comparison comes to us courtesy of John Hinderaker of Power Line. It underscores the degree to which partisanship can ravage people’s fair-mindedness and, in the process, make them look like fools and hacks. Such things aren’t uncommon in politics—but what is rare is to see such intellectual dishonesty proven so conclusively.
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Liberals just never learn.
Oh, you mean like Bush proclaiming we were gonna get Bin Laden 'dead or alive', and then a mere 6 months later when asked about Bin Laden's status said 'we (the administration) weren't concerned about him that much'.... I don't mind your bashing a politician who speaks out of both sides of his mouth, but I do take exception to painting ALL liberals with that brush.
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#28 May 5, 2011
Thrall wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, you mean like Bush proclaiming we were gonna get Bin Laden 'dead or alive', and then a mere 6 months later when asked about Bin Laden's status said 'we (the administration) weren't concerned about him that much'.... I don't mind your bashing a politician who speaks out of both sides of his mouth, but I do take exception to painting ALL liberals with that brush.
You're right, and I apologize.

You are the ONE decent liberal. All the rest suck.
Panday

Saint Paul, MN

#29 May 5, 2011
Dan in Phx wrote:
Give the teacher a raise and shoot the high school student (Terrorist) DEATH TO ISLAM
WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? It is because of people like YOU that there is war. Just because some Muslim are terrorist, it doesn't mean all. Please stop being ignorant.

Since: Mar 11

Beijing, China

#30 May 5, 2011
Hatred and intolerance reigns in the "ugly Americans." Here's the proof:

(1) petsr4ever wrote: "I hope she gets put on leave forever. What kind of a "teacher" is that?"

To which Whatever in Las Vegas responded: "A GOOD one!"

(2) Dan in Phx wrote: "Give the teacher a raise and shoot the high school student (Terrorist) DEATH TO ISLAM"

(3) Madaman (THE ONLY VOICE OF REASON) wrote: "That teacher should get the Ugly American Award!"

To which Whatever in Las Vegas responded: "I was thinking more along the lines of a hefty raise."

(4) frankenstein in St. Paul wrote: " I would have much preferred if this teacher simply kicked this muslim turn to death. All Muslims must die! The Infidel!"

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As an educator, I concur with the school district in suspending the teacher. He signed a contract to treat every student with respect, regardless of race, religion, or disability. His comment may not seem particularly offensive to most of you, but it was prejudicial and insulting. Teachers are supposed to be role models, and this guy earned an "F" for his comment. Can you imagine what would happen to a teacher who told a black student to go home to his "Uncle Tom"?
Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#31 May 5, 2011
Sam Curitiba wrote:
Hatred and intolerance reigns in the "ugly Americans." Here's the proof:
(1) petsr4ever wrote: "I hope she gets put on leave forever. What kind of a "teacher" is that?"
To which Whatever in Las Vegas responded: "A GOOD one!"
(2) Dan in Phx wrote: "Give the teacher a raise and shoot the high school student (Terrorist) DEATH TO ISLAM"
(3) Madaman (THE ONLY VOICE OF REASON) wrote: "That teacher should get the Ugly American Award!"
To which Whatever in Las Vegas responded: "I was thinking more along the lines of a hefty raise."
(4) frankenstein in St. Paul wrote: " I would have much preferred if this teacher simply kicked this muslim turn to death. All Muslims must die! The Infidel!"
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As an educator, I concur with the school district in suspending the teacher. He signed a contract to treat every student with respect, regardless of race, religion, or disability. His comment may not seem particularly offensive to most of you, but it was prejudicial and insulting. Teachers are supposed to be role models, and this guy earned an "F" for his comment. Can you imagine what would happen to a teacher who told a black student to go home to his "Uncle Tom"?
If a teacher had told a Christian student to go back to their Jesus love country there would be no outcry at all and you know it. The day would move on like normal, it would NOT make the headlines.
Bob

Eau Claire, WI

#32 May 5, 2011
To all you people that think only some Muslims are terrorists. If only 1% of them are that would be 1.8 million since there are 1.8 billion Muslems in the world and we all know it's higher than 1%. None of you will get it till they kill all of us infidals!

Oh and I think it's funny what the teacher said the political correctness is destroying this country, that and all the fairies wanting to be married.
Wisco Beef

Springfield, IL

#33 May 5, 2011
I'm offended that Susie B. is offended so expell her dog hating a.@.@ for the rest of the year!

Since: Mar 11

Beijing, China

#34 May 5, 2011
Thomas wrote:
<quoted text>
If a teacher had told a Christian student to go back to their Jesus love country there would be no outcry at all and you know it. The day would move on like normal, it would NOT make the headlines.
If Jesus was among us and killed four days ago, there would be an uproar... But you're missing the point. How can you equate a Muslim terrorist with the son of God?

The student who was insulted was an American who practices Islam and who obviously did not feel it fair that the teacher was associating her with bin Laden. I'm white and my grandfather came to Minnesota from Germany. Do you think would I be laughing it off if you stereotyped me as a fan of Hitler and asked if I was grieving because he died?
Max

Saint Paul, MN

#35 May 5, 2011
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
A GOOD one!
Oink, oink, oink...
FMC651

La Crosse, WI

#36 May 5, 2011
Everything is bigger in Texas even the ass #@*&s
FMC651

La Crosse, WI

#37 May 5, 2011
Bob wrote:
To all you people that think only some Muslims are terrorists. If only 1% of them are that would be 1.8 million since there are 1.8 billion Muslems in the world and we all know it's higher than 1%. None of you will get it till they kill all of us infidals!
Oh and I think it's funny what the teacher said the political correctness is destroying this country, that and all the fairies wanting to be married.
Are you sure its more 1% of Muslims are terrorists. What percent would you say? Where do you come by this knowledge? Pull some figure on the number of Muslim terrorists out of your rearend along with your head Bob. You and the teacher think being a prick is funny. Good Bob,please be quiet.
Dennis

Akeley, MN

#38 May 5, 2011
Whatever, Dan in Px, et. al.......Here is your assignment for the day....Memorize this:

"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
You too

Minneapolis, MN

#39 May 5, 2011
Freedom Lover wrote:
God Bless Texas.
Yes God Bless Texas and you too.....forget all the negative judgements on your post they are all a bunch of terrorist lovers too.

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