But would they have been suspended, or even reprimanded, and would the principal have been shocked, shocked!, if reporters hadn’t discovered this essay to begin with? From The Telegraph, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Two teachers at an Islamic school in Canada who praised a pupil’s essay about killing Jews with hand grenades and machine guns have been suspended for allegedly inciting racial hatred.
The pupil, who has not been identified, illustrated his creative writing assignment, which was written in Arabic, by drawing a picture of a Star of David in flames next to a machine gun. He also drew a Palestinian flag on top of the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Claims that the essay was put on display in a glass case at the entrance of the school, in Ottawa, are being investigated.
The boy’s story told of a fictitious “hero”, Ahmed Yassin, born in Gaza two weeks after Israel assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a co-founder of the terrorist organisation, Hamas. One passage describes how, watched by a friend called Salah, Ahmed attacks Jewish soldiers with a gun and bombs.
“Without thinking, Ahmed took his M16 machine gun and threw the bombs, and he showered the Jews; this resulted in the killing of the soldiers,” the story reads. “Salah said: ‘You killed them all.’ Ahmed answered: ‘Praise be to God’.”
At the end of the story, the boy’s fictitious heroes say: “We promise God and the heroes of Al-Aqsa that we will continue the path, we will continue in spite of the difficulties and the hardships until the victory of the martyrdom, we will not surrender; we will fight for the sake of God until the end.”
The essay drew praise from one of the teachers of Arabic at the Abraar Islamic School, who wrote on the story: “God bless you, your efforts are good. The story of the hero Ahmed and the hero Salah is still alive. The end will be soon when God unites us all in Jerusalem to pray there.” The teacher’s name has not been released.
It is unclear how long the story was on display before it was brought to the attention of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper, which obtained two translations of the story before confronting the school. The headmistress, Aisha Sherazi, who is originally from Wimbledon, in south-west London, said that the school was “extremely shocked, disturbed and concerned” about the boy’s story.