Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Florida Students Suspended for 'Kick a Jew Day', Debbie Schlussel says "Sorry, Islamophobia Pimps 67% of US Hate Crimes Against Jews"

Florida Students Suspended for 'Kick a Jew Day', Debbie Schlussel says "Sorry, Islamophobia Pimps 67% of US Hate Crimes Against Jews"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009...NAPLES, Fla. — Ten students at a Naples middle school were suspended after district officials say they participated in "kick a Jew day." COLLIER COUNTY: There are disturbing accusations of anti-Semitism at a Collier County school. Ten students are serving suspensions for their roles in what was called "Kick a Jew Day" at North Naples Middle.

We talked to one student Monday who said this was happening all over school. We also talked to several parents who are flat-out furious. "Oh, I think it's horrible. I don't understand why they would do that," said parent Jodie Hovland. According to the Collier County School District, 10 students were suspended for their roles in "Kick a Jew Day" last week.

Word had spread around school that if you saw a Jewish student on Thursday, you were supposed to kick them, as was first reported by our news gathering partners at the Naples Daily News. Eighth grader Ashley Brusca said she saw it happen to lots of kids. "They came up to you and asked you if you got kicked today and if not, they kicked you," she explained.

We also obtained an email one parent sent to the principal, the Collier County Superintendent and school board members, describing what he says happened to his daughter. "Kids pretended to kick her and later, at lunch, some large kids actually kicked her. Apparently many kids, all Jewish, were kicked during the day. I was furious and attempted to call the parents of the girl who initiated this hatred," the email stated.

"I'm upset it would happen. I'm upset I wasn't told about it," said Hovland. The 10 students involved received one-day in-school suspension and the school had conferences with their parents. But that was not enough for some parents. "I think it should have been more harsh – definitely," said Hovland, more from this source...........

By Debbie Schlussel ....Well, the FBI official hate crimes statistics are out for 2008. And like every year since the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks on America, the vast majority of religious hate crime victims on U.S. soil are America’s . . . Jews. While the Pentagon and US Army did overtime pandering to Muslims like Nidal Malik Hasan, the real hatred was against one set of his mortal enemies.

That’s right. A whopping 66.69%–or just over 2/3rds–of America’s religion-based hate crime incidents are committed against Jews. But, hey, there’s no anti-Semitism. I’m just imagining it. The real condition afflicting America is Islamophobia, right? Let’s ignore that only 6.91% of hate crime incidents were against Muslims, with Catholics very close behind comprising 4.94% of hate crime incident victims.