Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dearbornistan update: Sharia-style high school bullying

Where else but Dearborn, Michigan (a.k.a. Dearbornistan) would you find a story like this?

DEARBORN, Mich. - A group of Dearborn students have been suspended from school while they are accused of using lewd letters as a form of bullying.

The students wrote the crude letters about certain classmates and then delivered the letters to those students' homes.

In the letters, four boys wrote to the parents of young girls saying their daughters were engaging in sexual activities. That is something especially forbidden in the Arab and Muslim community.

"They were comments that attacked the character, reputation, and the morals of the individuals named in the letters," said district spokesperson David Mustonen.

The incident started with students at Fordson High School, and then a similar letter showed up at the home of students at Dearborn High School.

While the incident didn't happen at the schools administrators took action to suspend the students because they considered this a form of bullying.

"This was not a school event, this was a community event. These were children who did this outside of school, in their homes, writing these letters and hand delivering them" said Mustonen. "In a bigger picture, we as a community, have to understand and address bullying."

Family members of the victims targeted in the letters are now calling on the district to expel the students.

District representatives said they continue to investigate the incidents.