I hope that I shall never see, Muslim toe jam in a tree; In fact, unless the towers fall, I’ll never see a tree at all

An Ode to Allah, by Henry Gibson

An Ode to Allah, by Henry Gibson

Different sentiments, of course, if the stuff  landed there with the assistance of a little C-4.

Concord, Massachusetts: principal eschews reading Pledge of Allegiance at 9/11 memorial assembly, does find time for Muslim toe-tapper. Although its students wouldn’t know this, Concord Massachusetts played an important role in the opening battle of the American War against negroes colored people blacks African-Americans people of color and redskins, Indians, Native Americans, circa 1775.

A Concord-Carlisle School Committee member is defending a high school principal who read a Muslim poem on Wednesday’s 9/11 anniversary — but failed to line up anyone to recite the pledge of allegiance that morning.

The poem, “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears” by Syrian poet Mohja Kahfe

“I’m disappointed at the reaction that some of my community,” said School Committee member Philip Benincasa. “I think what the principal was doing was an attempt to offer young people a glimpse of what binds us together as people. This was an attack carried out by extremists, not by a religious group that is as peace loving and valued member of our community, our culture, and our world as any other.”

The poem reads in part:

“Respectable Sears matrons shake their heads and frown

as they notice what my grandmother is doing,

an affront to American porcelain, a contamination of American Standards

by something foreign and unhygienic…

They fluster about and flutter and I can see

a clash of civlizations brewing in the Sears bathroom.”

“‘You can’t do that,’ one of the women protests,

turning to me, ‘Tell her she can’t do that.’

‘We wash our feet five times a day,’

my grandmother declares hotly in Arabic.

‘My feet are cleaner than their sink.

Worried about their sink, are they? I

should worry about my feet!’

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15 responses to “I hope that I shall never see, Muslim toe jam in a tree; In fact, unless the towers fall, I’ll never see a tree at all

  1. Al Dente

    We’re supposed to feel guilty because our malls don’t provide foot-washing stations? I don’t think so.

    I used to work for a company that employed several Turkish Muslims and they all smelled like a kitty litter box, so maybe they should wash more than their feet. Do it at home like everyone else.

  2. TheWizard

    I’m very bored with leftists yearning to give cover to muslims.
    For people professing to quell anti-muslim sentiment, they’re having quite the opposite effect on me.

  3. Just the Facts!

    If it were only for the right reasons….Francis Bellamy who wrote the original Pledge was an outright socialist. Founder of the nationalized education movement and his words engender total loyalty to the federal leviathan, rather than to the rights and freedoms of the individual. To this day, I can’t say the “indivisible” part of the Pledge. If people or a State do not want to be part of the US, so be it. Why are Americans so hell bent on total control when a free society is the exact opposite…the underpinnings of how this government was started and what makes this the strongest nation on earth?

    • In fact, even as a young boy I resisted the sentiments of that pledge for the same reason (more from, at that early stage of my development, an inchoate sense that there was something wrong with- the exact reason for that discomfort came later). That said, the idea of our public educators thinking that an affirmation of patriotism on 9/11 is divisive while a testimony to foot hygiene is not, makes my blood boil.

  4. ajnock

    The Left, in the past dozen years, has come morphed to see 9/11 as a day rooted in “cross cultural understanding.” These poor deluded souls fail to process the most basic rational information that it was an attack showcasing a pledge of “death to America.” I have to wonder if this granny was confronted any more in a Sears bathroom than Oprah was challenged by a racist store clerk. Doesn’t matter to the Left. Agenda trumps truth.

    • CatoRenasci

      Plenty of leftist bozos said that – more or less – right after 9/11/01 until it became clear that almost no one to the right of Norman Mailer agreed. But, the sentiment was there, in leftist hearts, and has gradually emerged.

      Perhaps we should have used the national consensus in the months after 9/11/01 to give worldwide Islam a blunt choice between the public and effective repudiation of the idea of Jihad in all its forms, and the exclusion of Islam from the civilized world. Lacking that, Islam would lose any status as a religion in the West and would be treated as a political terrorist movement. Free speech? You can’t falsely shout fire in a crowded theater as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. put it in Shenck v. US, and preaching a religion demanding Jihad would be just that.

      Add a clear statement – followed through – that any attacks would see massive retaliation (in the sense Ike and John Foster Dulles used it in the ’50s) against the country from which the attacker(s) came. To quote the poet and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist: In Staub mit allen Feinden Brandenburgs! – into the dust with all of our enemies!

  5. Peg

    Perhaps the school can have a poem read about how Islamists (not to be confused with all Muslims) wish to hang men who think about having sex with other men – or about 8 year olds who die when their 40 year old husbands (for all intents and purposes) rape them.

    When liberals are “embracing diversity” – why do they so often seem to forget that those who believe in radical Islam believe in the above? Or – are these beliefs just more of the same that they ignore in their desire to be accepting of “everyone” (except for Republicans and conservatives and others who believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?)

    • Publius

      Peg,

      I think it would bee helpful to start a pilot program whereby Sharia law can be introduced to communities before it is implemented on a national basis. I would suggest pilot programs in Manhattan, Cambridge MA, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We can hire the unemployed to be stoners (as in the rocks being hurled as opposed to the smoker types) and limb/digit reducers (although we will need strict sword laws including background checks and closing the loop hole in the private sale market).

      It would be very instructive to those whose mantra is peace and coexist, although I suspect that after a few months of the pilot program it will be difficult to actually flash the peace sign. We can always have government funded and available “Coexist” stickers that have a humane attachment mechanism so as not to injure the camels hide.

  6. AJ

    The first person to die in the American Revolution was Crispus Attucks, a free Black man who was shot in the Boston Massacre in 1770. The shot heard ’round the world was not fired at Concord in 1775 but 21 years earlier by George Washington in 1754 in southwest Pennsylvania, an act which started the French Indian war, and that resulted in a decision to pay for that war by taxing Americans.

    The Pledge of Allegiance is brain washing; the idea of turning 9-11 into love a Muslim day is an act of PC abuse designed to turn Americans into groveling submissives, even though Muslims had little if anything to do with 9-11.

    Catch any bluefish yet?

  7. Anonymous

    Nothing like a good dose of Islamophobia to wake up the right wing moonbats. I fear the GOP rebranding efforts are not going according to plan.

    • burningmadolf

      Sorry anon, “moonbats” is purely a term of endearment reserved for lefty douchebags, especially when discussing a Masshole who wants to read a poem about Grandma Mussie’s Smelly Feet on the anniversary of shitheads crashing planes into civilians.

    • Peg

      If I made assertions like anonymous, then I wouldn’t want people to know who I was, either.

      There are plenty of Muslims who do not remotely embrace nor believe what we who have been critical are discussing. That being said, perhaps Anon could enlighten us to what is so evil about not being in favor of killing gays, stoning women, having forced marriages between an 8 year old and a forty-something year old man, beating wives, etc., etc. All embraced (plus more) by those who support Sharia Law.

    • TheWizard

      “Phobia” indicates a fear of.

      I don’t fear them, I want to kick their ass. Big difference.