School remembers 9/11 by reading Islamic poem and skipping the Pledge of Allegiance…

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BOSTON – A Boston school chose to commemorate the events of 9/11 by reading an Islamic poem instead of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
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On the morning of the 12th anniversary of September 11, Concord Carlisle High School students were treated with the reading of an Islamic poem entitled “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” reports The Blaze.

The poem was apparently read in place of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Skipping the pledge, on a day when an entire nation was remembering the events of the worst terror attack in U.S. history, is shameful.

Principal Peter Badalament offered an apology, noting that the failure to read the Pledge was an error and the poem’s intention was to offer up “cross-cultural understanding,” reports the Boston Globe.

If you couldn’t already tell from the title, the subject of the poem is about a young girl’s grandmother who ceremonially washes her feet in a SEARS department store. The Blaze reports the poem offers a look at a “clash of civilizations.”

There were a number of parents who were angry with the handling of the situation and contacted the school though emails and phone calls.

“Yesterday was the first Wednesday of the school year; we were unaware that our student Pledge reader had an internship commitment on this day,” read the statement. “This was our responsibility to know. We humbly apologize that this oversight and communication gap occurred.”

We understand that the first week or so of school can be a little hectic, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that there is apparently only one person in the entire school who is capable of reading the Pledge.

Noticing that the “Pledge reader” was gone for the morning and considering that they obviously remembered it was 9/11 because someone was reciting the poem, couldn’t the school staff have found one person willing to step up and volunteer to read the Pledge?

Unfortunately, the students and staff were robbed of a way to properly honor our country on such a tragic anniversary.

By Trevor TenBrink at EAGnews.org

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7 Comments
  1. Silimaure says

    I Call BULL on the Statement “the failure to read the Pledge was an error “. They are educators that have been saying the Pledge of Allegiance their whole school life. This ONE day they forget? BTW, you don’t ‘Read’ the Pledge unless you are NEW to the USA. Not even Kindergarten or in the First Grade did we READ it, we learned to Recite it!

  2. Truckie 117 says

    I understand their culture its their way or your head! When will people wake up!

  3. Southern Xposure says

    Love, sacredness, meaning, hope – all missing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K6cTlDn4PiU

  4. downintx says

    READ THE PLEDGE??? Why didn’t someone step up and “RECITE” the pledge. We learned the pledge in first grade,if not before. Where are the patriots? Why aren’t our children being taught patriotism? Why aren’t the parents teaching them What is happening to America? People if we don’t teach our children and expect the same from our educators we’re leading them off of a cliff with no love of country, flag or our Constitution and then who do we blame when illegals come in with no respect and take over our country and our freedom that was paid for by the blood of our fathers and forefathers? We should all be ashamed.

  5. sludog says

    Just another example of supposed “educators” pushing the envelope. As soon as they get caught its always a misunderstanding, mistake, move along nothing to see here. If the school boards don’t start putting a stop to this nonsense, then its time for the school board to be replaced by the voters

  6. Driver_S says

    In, of all places, Boston! The kissing Azz of Islamists in this country is a travisty

  7. Robert Bouchard Jr. says

    Wouldn’t you know, it happened in boston!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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