Would you expect people to take notice if you had a child born on September 11th, named him ‘Jihad’ and then sent him to school wearing a shirt that says, ‘I am a bomb’?
If your answer is no, then you’re in agreement with the mother of such a boy.
Via the Australian:
THE mother and uncle of a three-year-old boy named Jihad appeared in a French court for sending him to school in a top bearing the words “I am a bomb”.
The long-sleeved T-shirt also had the words “Jihad, born on September 11″ emblazoned on the back when he turned up at his nursery school in the southern town of Sorgues near Avignon on September 25.
His mother and uncle are charged with condoning a crime over the alleged reference to the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001. The uncle bought the top and the mother dressed her son in it when she sent him to school that day.
The judge at the court in Avignon agreed to a request by their lawyer for the trial to be postponed until next year for technical reasons and set March 6 as the date for the next hearing.
Note the defense of the mother:
The mother and uncle of the boy, who official records show was born on September 11, 2009 and was given Jihad as his first name, were not known Islamists, prosecutors said.
The mother was astonished at the reaction to her son’s top and at the proportions the affair had taken on, they added.
Uh, so the mother meant no disrespect? Is that kinda like Fort Hood Jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan not meaning any disrespect by growing a beard?
Here’s a video report on the mother of little Jihad: