Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hidden Messages

American Spectator reported a story seen in the News & Observer Tuesday:
A message embedded in a Spanish assignment that included the words "destroy America" has led a teacher to resign and sparked concerns among parents at a Johnston County high school.

[Students solving the extra-credit word-search puzzle] started seeing other words such as "destroy" and "terrorist" and eventually put together a few sentences that decry violence against Palestinians and appear to condemn the United States for its involvement in the conflict.

Ultimately, the following paragraph was assembled and a student faxed a copy of the offending word puzzle to Paul Chesser of the American Spectator for the world to see, as well (H/T sophomore Chris McDaniels for noticing it):
(Ariel) Sharon killed a lot of innocent people in Palestine. Hamas is not a terrorist group. They have the right to defend their country. This is something that forms part of our freedom and dignity. Allah help destroy this body of evil that is making human life so miserable. Destroy America, a country where evil is sponsored."
When reached by phone Monday, Muslim Spanish-language teacher, Khalid Chahhou, confirmed this account but refused to comment further on the incident.

"I don't want to talk about this dark page in my life any more," Chahhou said.

I'll betcha' don't!! You got caught. Score one for the Good Guys--or in the words of one of my favorite Bible quotes (and title of one of my books) And The Children Shall Lead.


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