Friday, October 13, 2006

You think American schools can be bad?

Hey, at least we're not the Brits! It's bad enough that the UK continues is slouch towards dhimmitude, but now, they're becoming thought police, too? From the UK:
A teenage schoolgirl was arrested by police for racism after refusing to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English.

Codie Stott’s family claim she was forced to spend three-and-a-half hours in a police cell after she was reported by her teachers. The 14-year-old - who was released without charge - said it had been a simple matter of commonsense and accused the school and police of an over-the-top reaction.

The incident happened in the same local education authority where a ten-year-old boy was prosecuted earlier this year for calling a schoolfriend racist names in the playground, a move branded by a judge “political correctness gone mad.”

Codie was attending a GCSE science class at Harrop Fold High School in Worsley, Greater Manchester, when the incident happened. The teenager had not been in school the day before due to a hospital appointment and had missed the start of a project, so the teacher allocated her a group to sit with.

“She said I had to sit there with five Asian pupils,” said Codie yesterday. “Only one could speak English, so she had to tell that one what to do so she could explain in their language. Then she sat me with them and said ‘Discuss’.”

According to Codie, the five - four boys and a girl - then began talking in a language she didn’t understand, thought to be Urdu, so she went to speak to the teacher.

“I said ‘I’m not being funny, but can I change groups because I can’t understand them?’ But she started shouting and screaming, saying ‘It’s racist, you’re going to get done by the police’.”

Codie said she went outside to calm down where another teacher found her and, after speaking to her class teacher, put her in isolation for the rest of the day.

A complaint was made to a police officer based full-time at the school, and more than a week after the incident on September 26 she was taken to Swinton police station and placed under arrest.

“They told me to take my laces out of my shoes and remove my jewellery, and I had my fingerprints and photograph taken,” said Codie. “It was awful.”
Recall the Muslim protests in Britain where the "religion of peace" protestors stated that Britain's 9/11 was coming, and that those who insult Islam must be beheaded? That display of Muslim intolerance and Islamofascist supremacy was considered free speech. However, if a school child saw these protests and were to ask his teacher "Why do they want us dead?", he would likely be hauled off to the clink in handcuffs for his...I swear, I'm trying not to laugh at the irony here...intolerance!

Remember this whenever a lefty tells you that America should be more like Euros, m'kay? For all of the problems that this country may have, at least we're not arresting anyone (especially children!) for politically incorrect thoughts...yet.