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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:15 AM

 

Trump effect: First grader beaten on school bus for being Muslim

NORTH CAROLINA - The Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) is calling for an investigation into the beating of a 7-year-old Muslim boy on a school bus.

The parents of the first grader said he was beaten by five students on a school bus, allegedly while they made references to Muslims and the boy’s Pakistani heritage.

Abdul Usmani’s father, Dr. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, told BuzzFeed News that his wife and three sons have left the US for Pakistan after this latest incident in a long history of discrimination towards his children and family.

“These are six and seven year old kids calling him names, with one kid punching him in the face, while two other kids attacked him, kicked him, and held his arms back,” Usmani said of his son.

He described his son “as American as you can get.”


Are we sickened yet?


Yet, Trump thinks Islamophobia is bad, even though his entire campaign is based on it, xenophobia and sexism.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:24 AM

1. Trump, in many ways, is the reincarnation off Hitler! Similar tactics, and thugs taking up his cause

as well as the misguided and gullible ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:26 AM

3. I said in my IGCSE History class during my Nazi Germany Depth Study

 

1: Replace America with Germany.
2: Replace Mexican with Communist
3: Replace Muslim with Jew

Then close your eyes and listen. . .the similarities are eerie.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:35 AM

9. Exactly, and his goal is to be the first US Dictator. It really concerns me so many Americans

support him. Many are clueless, uneducated and have absolutely no sense of history. All of it is so eerie!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:38 AM

10. Google Emperor Norton. We already had an "emperor" that the people of Frisco loved

 

I guess Trump wants to do one better.

Difference is Norton was benign, insane and harmless. Trump is malignant, insane and dangerous.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:45 AM

11. Interesting! Thanks! n/t

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:25 AM

2. I wish I had been on that bus.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:27 AM

5. Where Was The Driver?

The driver couldn't stop 7 year olds from beating up another kid? That would have taken 3 seconds.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:34 AM

7. Buses are disorganized chaos most of the time and kids do have a good way of hiding this

 

from the driver's view, who is usually more concentrated on the road. Bus monitors that are adults should be on every bus to deal with it. Drivers should drive.

And I got bullied mercilessly in school. Asperger's and bipolar.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 12:14 PM

12. Sorry FtB About Your Experiences

But, not sure i'm buying that amongst 6 year olds. The standard "don't make me come back there" would at least get 90% to sit their butts back in the seats.

OK, it happens but i have concerns that the driver just didn't care because it was the foreign kid (who apparently was born in the United States, which makes him foreign, how?)

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 06:05 PM

13. It would. . .when we were kids. Now, students have more rights than school officials

 

And the threat of a lawsuit is what will stop school officials from doing anything.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:27 AM

4. I hope that family realizes the behavior and criminal acts against their son is NOT America...

Goddammit already...I have had enough of these Trump-fueled bigots on their own, now they are encouraging (or at a minimum creating a home environment that supports this behavior) their KIDS to act out???

This is on the parents of those kids, 100%.

In my house, our children are raised to respect EVERYONE - especially those who are not popular or are 'different'. My youngest daughter has actually caught bullying and exclusion from birthday parties as a result of befriending one of the very few African-Americans in our lily-white school district. It sickens me, and tears me up that my daughter has to learn the lessons of right and wrong by being a target of kids whose parents should be (but are not) ashamed as hell.

Bullying alone is something that should never stand, but when it progresses from verbal and emotional abuse to physical abuse and intimidation, the school officials and board and local authorities MUST step in and end it, period.

Pieces of shit...their lucky I was not driving the bus because everyone one of them would have been standing outside the bus until the police arrived to take them to jail where their parent's could retrieve them.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:33 AM

6. Sounds like asshole parents don't know how to raise their children.

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