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Gift of toy guns at elementary
school upsets parents

WSMV-TV [Nashville, TN], by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/16/2012 1:00:37 PM

Murfreesboro, TN - Rutherford County school leaders took steps to tighten loopholes in the district´s suspension policy Thursday. The move came two weeks after a student at Barfield Elementary School handed out several toy guns to his classmates. The toys were inside some gift bags the fourth grader gave out to celebrate Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday. While the school´s handbook seems to prohibit toy guns, Rutherford County´s policy does not, so the child was not suspended.(Snip) Some parents were outraged that students were allowed to celebrate the holiday in the classroom, while others were angry the child wasn´t suspended.

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I´m offended, too. Toy handguns to celebrate Eid al-Adha? Where are the bomb belts, the rusty scimitars, the 9-year-old brides?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/16/2012 1:14:29 PM     (No. 9018719)

It seems like toy guns were aptly suited for an islamic holiday.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/16/2012 1:14:59 PM     (No. 9018720)

They celebrate Eid in Murfeesboro, TN??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/16/2012 1:19:25 PM     (No. 9018729)

That´s where the big new mosque is, #2...lots of Muslims in the area. What I want to know is did the kids fire them up in the air in celebration? :rolilngmyeyes:


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Reply 4 - Posted by: WestCoastCowboy, 11/16/2012 1:23:37 PM     (No. 9018739)

Also pass out Habibs so the brave men can dress up as women to sneak around.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: caddyjak, 11/16/2012 1:24:32 PM     (No. 9018741)

9 year olf brides? Those are old ladies. Muhammad´s second wife was 6 years old when he "married" her.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HPmatt, 11/16/2012 1:29:53 PM     (No. 9018759)

How about any knitted suicide vests? Or kiddie car bomb kits?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 11/16/2012 1:49:28 PM     (No. 9018801)

Beautiful country. IIRC, it´s the Tennessee Walking Horse ´capitol´. Our goobermint, probably in cooperation with some relief agencies, have drop a colony of Somalis smack dab in the middle of them. Culture shock at its finest. And yes, there is a massive new mosque being built there.

Search - filmmaker switches sides and now opposes Tennessee mosque. The people of Murfreesboro didn´t deserve to have their community ´altered´ this way.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pixelero, 11/16/2012 2:02:40 PM     (No. 9018836)

....if this had been a little Protestant kid bringing in a toy soldier holding what looked like a rifle they´d of thrown away the key.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: mabel normand, 11/16/2012 2:04:15 PM     (No. 9018842)

#7 Of course they did. They were too white. Same thing happened in the Twin Cities. How cruel is that, btw, resettling desert people in MN?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: provide, 11/16/2012 2:08:36 PM     (No. 9018850)

How come they didn´t include the "Jew on a stick" commemorative.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/16/2012 2:23:16 PM     (No. 9018886)

I´m puzzled on so many fronts here...

* is this a PUBLIC school? If so, why are they allowing a celebration of anything even remotely religious?

* The school has a rule against toy guys... but the County does not... so that´s the "can´t suspend the kid" loophole? (I´m not convinced his religion didn´t provide the loophole).

* Vicki Twitty´s comment.... "the implications could have been disastrous".
Huh? What?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: redmom, 11/16/2012 2:50:09 PM     (No. 9018945)

Now, if the kid had been celebrating Constitution Day, and given them out with 2nd amendment cards, he would have been taken in by Homeland Security.

Speaking of which, saw our first H.S. van on the freeway yesterday.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/16/2012 4:07:59 PM     (No. 9019137)

Get over it you Wusses!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/16/2012 5:59:34 PM     (No. 9019329)

What about the Separation of Church and State ? Is a mosque not a church when convenient ?

What about the no tolerance policy in public schools ? No aspirin, but toy guns are ok ?

Ohhh. Can´t hurt their feelings, which tops everything else.

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