November 17, 2006
Granted, this is an isolated incident, but...
Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching in Johnston County, gave students a worksheet in which they were to translate words and find them within a word-search puzzle.
Some students started uncovering strange words in the process.
"There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said.
Not to mention:
"Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable."
In his defense, the teacher says:
Chahhou, who also teaches Arabic at a religious school affiliated with the Islamic Association of Cary, told WRAL in a telephone interview that students got the wrong message from the assignment.
"When I made the assignment, I was upset and angry about a story I recently saw on the news. If any message appears, it is more of a message to myself, not to my students. I never meant to hurt or upset any students or parents," he said.
Yeeeeeeah, right, Mr. Chahhou. Most teachers insert messages to themselves into school assignments when they're upset over a news story.
What's most troubling about this to me isn't that he pulled this with his public school students, it's that he teaches at a Muslim school as well.
God only knows what he's teaching them in Arabic.
I urge you, once again, to listen to the words of an American citizen calling for shari'a law.
Stein hoist: Tim via the Sandcrawler
Update: Better late than never.
UPDATE II by Rusty: Dan Riehl has much more on the teacher's ties to radical Islamists.
Oh, and Death to America!