On Saturday, April 9, the Halifax Chronicle Herald published a very provocative story with the title “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.”. The story, along with the rest of the Saturday paper, was distributed to 72,000 homes that morning, according to 2014 circulation stats.
But today, just one day later, you will find the following, when you attempt to view the story on their website:
If you didn’t or couldn’t read the retraction statement, we’ve taken the liberty to reprint it:
“This story has been removed. Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here. Our story was incomplete. More work needs to be done and will be done before the story is republished. We should have done better and we will.”
If I were this reporter, I would sue. This is lamest thing we have ever read. “Bullying is a sensitive subject” – yah WE KNOW. That’s why we need to actually read about it – especially when the article alleged that it’s happening on elementary school property, at the hands of Grade 3 Islamic thugs using chains to choke other kids, utilizing hand signals to signify cutting off their heads and announcing that Muslims are gonna conquer the world.
We especially need to read about it when it’s perpetrated by these so-called Syrian “refugees” that our Prime Minister is paying a fortune from our national piggy bank to ram down our throats. Seemingly almost desperate to swamp us with these Third World backwater-and-rape-culture suspects, Trudeau even ordered the selling off our remaining gold reserve to pay for their golden tickets to Canada, and our abundant social welfare programs.
We at Islam Rising (as well our hosts the Calling out Community) don’t care what their reasons were – the Chronicle Herald has demonstrated a gross lack of journalistic integrity with this story, and we’re all about shaming them for it today. If the facts were wrong or the story was made up, then simply state that to the readers. Don’t papers fact-check stories, especially ones that are this explosive, before they go to print?
This “incomplete story” nonsense, framed with references to “bullying” and “integration of newcomers”, says to us that they in fact were also bullied by possibly the same Muslim community to shut up.
Staff at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris criticized Islam and were brutally slaughtered for it. Therefore, excuse us if we refuse to tolerate the bullying of our Canadian media by these Islamic hordes.
To be sure, there won’t be a republished story. They hope in 2 days you’ll forget all about it. We’re gonna make sure that doesn’t happen. So here now is the original story in its entirety. The editors at the Chronicle Herald may have been scared into silence. The same knee jerk reaction/retraction after bullying will not be duplicated here. Enjoy.
HALIFAX — Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.
Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing parents to worry about the school’s disciplinary action.
“There has always been some fighting and bickering going on at the school but never to this degree,” said Missy, the mother of two children who attend Chebucto Heights. She asked to be referred to by her nickname for this story.
Missy said her daughter, who is in Grade 3, was choked on Monday and Thursday last week by two refugee boys. A chain was used on both occasions, but she cannot confirm the size or strength of the chain. She said one boy yelled “Muslims rule the world” while choking her daughter. School staff intervened, but to her knowledge, the students were not disciplined further.
According to the Halifax Regional School Board, refugees began registering at Chebucto Heights, located in the Cowie Hill neighbourhood of Halifax, in mid-February.
School board spokesman Doug Hadley said, as of last week, there are currently 252 refugee students enrolled in the region, with another 71 waiting on settlement of permanent housing.
Missy’s son, who is in Grade 5, has also been the subject of rough play on the soccer field. During games, refugee students reportedly take their thumb and slide it across their neck from left to right while staring into the eyes of their competitor; imitating the slicing of the throat.
Missy said the school’s response to this and other on-field violence was to cancel intramurals and soccer. But cancelling of recreational activity is not beneficial to students like Missy’s son who has ADHD and relies heavily on physical activity.
“Soccer is what gets my son through the day,” she said.
When asked about the violence at Chebucto Heights, Hadley said he couldn’t confirm whether an individual student had been involved in any behaviour that broke the board’s code of conduct.
He said there’s no connection between the cancellation of extracurricular activities and any violent behaviour. “There’s a term teacher at Chebucto Heights that is finished their term in the next week or so, and they just finished the unit on soccer,” he said. Intramurals will resume in May when the next term teacher begins.
Another mother, who asked not to be named, said her daughter was slapped after she and a classmate disagreed in the schoolyard. Her daughter reported the incident to her teacher.
“The school didn’t even call me to let me know.”
She called and left a message, but said no one has returned her call. She said her daughter begs not to go to school because of the persistent bullying.
A language barrier could be a factor. Many refugee families do not speak English and integrating students into a primarily English speaking environment is bound to cause a few problems.
Missy suggests having an interpreter on staff to help new students understand curriculum or the reason for disciplinary action. “I’m all for the transition,” said Missy.
“I just think there should be people in the school to help and guide them.”
The school board says there are currently 19.5 English as a second language teachers working in regional schools. “We have a long history of welcoming newcomers all over the world to Nova Scotia,” said Hadley. He encourages an open stream of communication between the school staff, students and parents.
“It doesn’t matter if the student is new to Canada or if they have been in school for many years in our system,” said Hadley. “Schools would address it no matter who the child is the same way.”
So media tells a shocker that could bring a very real warning about danger to our kids – and then just deletes it- most likely after pressure from the Islamic community. Now, greater pressure from Canadians should be levelled on these editors for making this cowardly decision to pull this story. This relates to real children in a real Canadian schools who have been attacked and whose very lives have been threatened by real Islamic thugs.
A question to ponder: if the grade 3 children in this family so easily perpetrate these crimes, imagine what the parents who raised them are like?
Our take on it? Round up the families of every child who instigated this violence and send them all back where they came from.
Don’t give us the “civil society / light shining on a hill” crap either. This is not redeemable behaviour – and if we allow it to continue we won’t have a civil society anymore.
These kids are programmed to hate from birth, and their parents may be here to cause us harm. Kids that age don’t pick up “Muslims will rule the world” on Sesame Street.
To our Prime Minister @Justintrudeau: At least for one day in your tumultuous reign and trust-fund-privileged life, can you cut the crap, drop the drama lessons, put the politics aside, grab some balls (maybe your “wife” will let you borrow hers) and do what’s right for Canada.
At least for one day.