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you think people will naturally be an offensive to each other. which will they necessarily know should they yes sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never harm so no name has ever been offensive to you because you know what you have to be emotionally disturbed to have any me offend you and there's some little more deeper then to me. so it's ok for anyone to call anyone anything. it depends on how you say it and it depends on in the context that you use the word whether or not you believe the end which should be taken out of huckleberry finn the bottom line is we should consider have. and boring the world would be if we take political correctness to five. i will do a news recap in just a moment after a short break stay with us. earlier
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on oh oh. oh oh yeah. in the backyard of nine eleven we will not i'm not trying to crop up and then spread all over the country. virtually all terrorists today are muslim do we have the right to make such provoking of statements in the muslim schools have the right to exist. in defined new york city on r t.
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soon which will brighten if you move soon from the student. starts on t.v. dot com. it's now past the hour here in moscow you're with. the top story today and all this hour rescue is underway off russia's far east coast striving to save the last of five vessels that became stuck in the ice last week hundreds of people are on board the supply ship hope it improved weather might help to speed up the operation and. also
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among the week's main news of the unexplained mass deaths of birds and fish around the world is fueling apocalyptic prophecies but some experts say a sensation hungry media is refusing to let science explain the final. version is tightening its transport security fearing an imminent terrorist attack that follows a string of terror arrests across europe with concern growing that the e.u. is paul background checks are letting in the extremists. and immigrants who are one america is a world three's a lottery to say the green card is leaving them seeing red many end up in low paid jobs because their newly adopted home refuses to recognize their education or experience. quite well those were the headlines now up next a special report on how an opening of a school in new york city sponsored outcry and a debate over freedom of speech and joy.
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work. now her oh i. do lawyer. guys getting. this stuff. all of their.
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arab speakers hijacked a clip. that's where it starts. and muslims were always stereotyped but after two thousand and monday after nine eleven there were the scapegoat for everyone's fear else. we go through periods of time. where this hysteria sweeps the country. as it you can i sit quiet like hope group is being profiled. org the whole thing that happened to brown school is mind
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blowing to me who could even concoct for a film. nobody would believe. i thought it was a brilliant idea and i absolutely welcomed the opportunity because i have dedicated my life to this kind of work and felt that this is really the next step in my life
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. became a part of who debbie was how she identified because she was very much engrossed and involved in every aspect of the school that it was immediately a very family were in this together feeling where everyone had a sense of this was going to be something important. the school is targeted at all of new york city kids here in the vision and the hope would be that it would be half english speakers half arabic speakers and the reason for that is if you have a dual language school you want the students to be able to teach each other. we want to have arab americans we want to have african-americans we want to have white kids asian americans latinos that's what we wanted we wanted a multicultural environment. closer brown was chosen as
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a namesake because it was lebanese maronite christian so he has the arab background but he was also a new yorker he was all about multiculturalism and we just felt that his words embodied what the school would be and what we wanted our students to be. when they think new york city from that state buffalo i was in awe at the diversity and the acceptance and tolerance of people and it was the first time that i met people who are jewish it was a first time that i saw people from south asia and saying the diversity and seeing how people were really able to coexist and less side by side was really incredible and. i really found myself immediately calling myself a new yorker. i
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first heard of the international count me when there was an article in the new york sun about it i was wary of it because i have seen over and over that there are problems but go along with instruction of arabic i'm trying to raise awareness. my initial concerns about the k.g.b. were two fold one the average instruction brings with it an arab list ideology is politics and the other is the prince with the radical islamic. ideology in other words religion and politics. it was obvious to everybody this was going to be
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a controversial school you cannot have a school teaching arabic in new york city post nine eleven and not know that it's going to be controversial debbie said they were because reversing i thought oh that's ridiculous what. is new york thinking you don't teach arabic culture in america especially in a public school system. because what that does is that right my suitcase stuff i'm not just in brooklyn new york these are the terrorists ok this is a way that we can stop those loan from spreading in america folks it starts right here a group formed called the stop the mattress the coalition. there were a lot of internet buds from the stop them atrocity coalition. what was coming out was just so absurd and wrong and misguided.
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it was racist it was in a four way it was like it was everything that we're not about. a continually and some of these blogs cami on nine eleven denier. my son was one of the first responders as a national guardsman who served for six months at ground zero he was activated on september eleventh the next day they were down at ground zero and he was there for six months witnessing what happened. hamill hall is with stop them a draw the group believes that the legal gibran international academy will impose a radical islamist agenda in its classrooms we are paying with our public dollar
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for a religious school a madrassa the arabic immigrant students will be isolated whether that materializes instantly into terrorists that's a huge statement to make but are these students not assimilating and becoming part of the american fabric and is that potentially a problem we think so guess. what you. like someone goes to walk to where you know pizza place and blows up innocent civilians it's not that kind of shot to softly hog where you. are so to watch a fashion you create institution try not to make waves and you move it in that fashion little by little of course in the states. it's so ridiculous i have to smile i don't believe in having state sponsored religious education department of education
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would never have approved a school that has religious education there is nothing islam assisted about it there is nothing religious about it and so they are really seeing ghosts in the closet that aren't there. enough backyard i'm not i know i did we were no no no i'm not trying to crap and spread all. over the country people like me are don't fall for this we're new yorkers we're not easily we are americans we will fight back we have to be concerned with this type of school on a different level for the simple reason that while most muslims are not terrorists virtually all terrorists today are muslim p.c. the other two are like a school of happy cops are taking. this school has taken us to a different level if you ask me a principal i'm not here to i it's not my function to start to tear down what's
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been built for the last thirty forty years if you ask me a principal i prefer a certain specific standard for american public education but this school takes us to a different level you ask me to assume the innocence of a situation that's not innocence come out of the get real get reader with the wording coloreds was raised i just want to say that that that can't go on challenge no one here will accept that word is applied to us we are in favor of the teaching of the arabic language we are in favor of teaching arabic culture we are not in favor of teaching it and in so late it's a situation where the public really has very limited access you know. pretty good game let's say differently work were done for dummies with nothing the threat today does not come from jews and catholics and protestants to threaten the world today comes mostly from muslims they don't separate politics and culture in their societies that's not true christians much of jews the burden is on muslims.
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we ask what are they teaching the children we would like to have a hand serious and in spite of what the department and that like. claim they have not given us outsiders it is lunacy it makes no sense so we'll see them on point. this is a new york city public school with
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a curriculum that is mandated by the state of new york all of the classes and the whole curriculum is set up by the department of education. having spent a good part of my life. fighting against racism. what happened today and what has happened to the school. is is nothing less than races. when we were in the cell. the discrimination and the terror against black people. the stereotypes about their behavior. some of these theories types are playing again and it's forty five years later. it's a coup or sixth grade curriculum that these kids are starting with which is the basics math english history science and the kids are also going to be learning arabic which is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity for these kids
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religion plays absolutely no part in the school this is a public school that wouldn't play a part in any of our schools the idea i mean which does new york city support jewish schools back to schools catholic schools the school is absolutely not a religious school it's public school without public curriculum and kids are learning arabic language this you know this country sometimes we can come up with some doozies but this city has subtypes is it a league all over. i had my camera we could picture of it. the stop
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the madrasah coalition found out that this organization that developed these t. shirts called arab women in the arts and media. this organization share is a space with an organization to which i sit on the board there is absolutely no affiliation between me and the organization and its t.-shirt. so stop the madressa coalition put out a press release saying that i'm personally connected to these t. shirts and this t. shirt is calling for an uprising gaza style in new york city and therefore i should not be leading the school. i never saw these t.
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shirts nor knew anything about the. news outlets all over the country all outgo except for the new york post which is a local new york city based paper. the new york post called the department of education and sister i do an interview. the department of education insist i ended up speaking to that reporter. we began the interview asking about my affiliation to this organization after saying i would never affiliate myself with any organization or individual who would . play or basically is that i don't believe that these young women are
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going to being a. reporter asked me for the root word the word intifada and my response to him. if you look it up in the arabic dictionary and it is shaking and i went on to explain to him that this word has evolved and has different meanings for different people based on the palestinian israeli conflict for thousands of people have been killed. i answered one other question for him about the school and at that point he said ok well thank you. there was someone from the press office of the department of education on the phone after we hung she called me back and said to me i think oh well well you know you did a good job i think you did well. you know we'll see how it comes out tomorrow.
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why would this principal defend t. shirts celebrating a palestinian uprising that is seeing suicide bombers killing hundreds and hundreds of innocent jews they included a part of my quote where i defined the intifada to make it sound as if my ultimate goal in that article was to defend the t. shirt and that was not my intention. you know but very. cool and you don't. vote for clothing to take for you don't wait and see what.
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you know what i find so ironic is this is really a perfect time to have some kind of forum to talk about the word intifada this is the kind of thing debbie would have done with the school you know if kids had come in distressed about this she would have sat them down and said let's talk about what this means and some kids would say to. this means freedom fighting into other kids this means filing suit terrorist bombings and then you get to hear stories and that's how people connect people connect through stories they don't connect through demonizing and disconnecting the word intifada is very loaded and particularly in new york you know a lot of people have personal connections to the war doesn't matter what side
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you're on. for us it was just you know let's wait until this calms down we have release until school opens. the department of education had a knee jerk reaction saying wow you know you have to issue an apology and i said apology for what i have said or done nothing wrong the department of education wrote a statement apology statement for me and apology statement exacerbated the whole and tired situation. the next day politicians and others were calling for my had.
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done a small cut basically said if you don't resign we're not going to go forward with the school i want your resignation. because the marriage to be prepared to announce your vows ignition on the radio. it just felt so unreal that i was forced to do. writing away your lifelong dream you know because you have no other choice but to do so. on his radio program today the mayor spoke about ms allman tosser and the mission of the school principal resigned today bije she know the woman she's worked for the city in a variety of capacities sees the video and i know my certainly not a terrorist. she really does care and she said something a couple days ago she got a question she's not all that media savvy maybe and she tried to explain a word rather than just condemn but i think she felt that she had become the focus rather than having the school focus and so today she submitted her resignation
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which is nice of her do and i appreciate all her service and i think she's right to do so but now let's look to the future there was no discussion she was out she was going to stay out and. the shocking. wealthy british. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy
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