Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lessons in Cultural Understanding

These kids got more "cultural understanding" than they bargained for.
Okay, so the teachers of the 10 year-olds decide, in the wake of one of their politician’s film “Fitna“, that it would be a nice gesture of goodwill, and a learning lesson for their kids, if during their next tour of a religious organization, they visited a local mosque to see what Islam is really all about, and thus, gain a better understanding of muslims and perhaps even learn a little tolerance…

A primary school in Amsterdam wished to provide its pupils with an understanding for other cultures. But during a visit to a mosque, the children were told they were dogs.
Angry parents had sent the letter on to De Telegraaf but were reportedly rapped on the knuckles by the school's management. "The school wishes to play this down. That is precisely the problem", as one mother commented. STORY

Next on the agenda, time to learn their own culture, and what have we here? Could that be a coffee house, and what are those people smoking?

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