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    Ham Sandwich = Hate Crime

    I heard this on Boortz coming in to work and I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. I thought it was a gag. Honestly, I'm not convinced this isn't some kind of joke. Either way, it's funny as hell. Only tragically so if it's real.Link to article.

    A middle school student in Lewiston, Maine is being investigated by the police for a possible hate crime after he placed a bag containing a ham sandwich on a table where Somali students eat lunch. According to the school's superintendent, Leon Levesque, the student has been suspended, and more disciplinary action could follow pending the outcome of the investigation.

    Muslims, who believe pork to be unclean and highly offensive, were reminded of a man who threw a pig's head into a mosque located in Lewiston last summer. "That ham sandwich in a bag where we couldn't even see might as well have been that pig's head," said one of the traumatized Somali students, "and that cafeteria might as well have been the most religious building for Muslims in the state of Maine."

    According to Superintendent Levesque, "the school incident is being treated seriously as a hate incident." Police are currently investigating the matter alongside the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, who is also working with the school to create an anti-ham "response plan." [ROFL]

    "We've got some work to do to turn this around and bring the school community back together again." Said Levesque, "These children have got to learn that ham is not a toy, and that there are consequences for being nonchalant about where you put your sandwich."

    "Placing ham where Muslim students were eating as an awful thing," said Stephen Wessler, the executive director of the Center for Prevention of Hate Violence. "It's extraordinarily hurtful and degrading. They probably felt like they were back in Mogadishu starving and being shot at. No child, Muslim or normal, should have to endure touching a ham sandwich."

    Wessler continued, "incidents like this that involve degrading language or conduct are often said by the perpetrator as a joke. But unfortunately we don't live in a world where young children try to be funny, we live in a society in which these types of actions always escalate into violence against minorities."

    "If people think insulting Muslims with ham is okay, more degrading acts will follow. The Jews had to go through the same thing when the Nazis would force-feed them bacon; do we really want our schools to become concentration camps?" [Give me an effing break.]

    Added Levesque, "the incident does not reflect the moral values of the school staff and students. We need to take a look at this and review how a careless act is degrading and causes hurt to other people. All our students should feel welcome in our schools, knowing that they are safe from attacks with ham, bacon, porkchops, or any other delicious meat that comes from pigs."
    According to Levesque, a letter has been sent home to parents to explain the incident and outline the school's response. The next step will be for Wessler to meet with the students to address the school's atmosphere, after which staff will discuss how to respond to future hate incidents, with emphasis on their prevention.

    Said one of the students who witnessed the event, "I know the guy who put the sandwich there, he just wanted to be funny and see how those Somalis would react. I'm just glad that kid I beat up yesterday was white; I wouldn't want to be in that mess."

    One of the victims, whose mother didn't want his name released, said "we didn't know what was in this bag. One of my friends reached inside it. It was a big ham steak. There were five of us at the table, all Somali. Right then, I could feel allah condemning me to burn for eternity for being within a 6.2 meter radius of ham, so yeah, it was a hate crime."

    The boy said that he felt better after several students apologized for the incident and said that the kids who did it were jerks, "but for the rest of my life when I remember middle school, this will pop up right away," the boy said, "it's like I'm back in Somalia being shot at all over again."
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    What a big steaming pile of horse crap.
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    Unfreaking Real!!!!

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    You've got to be shitting me! I don't know what's more ridiculous, the charge, or the article.
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    that can't be real.
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    Okay I followed the link to the story and from reading the comments, it looks like the article is based on a true story but some of the quotes are satirical.

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    I'm going to have a crispy bacon and pineapple pizza, followed by a nice, BIG piece of roasted pork loin, and I'm going to chew it with my mouth open. Just for them.
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    Unf***ing believable.

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    It was a big ham steak.
    I could feel allah condemning me to burn for eternity for being within a 6.2 meter radius of ham, so yeah, it was a hate crime."

    well if you are going to burn for eternity might as well enjoy that big ham steak.
    if they are comparing it to being shot at then they must not have been really shot at.

    i'm sick of hypersentive people and their junk. find something to real to complain about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post

    No child, Muslim or normal, should have to endure touching a ham sandwich."

    "One of the victims, whose mother didn't want his name released, said "we didn't know what was in this bag. One of my friends reached inside it."

    I could feel allah condemning me to burn for eternity for being within a 6.2 meter radius of ham, so yeah, it was a hate crime."[/B]

    The boy said that he felt better after several students apologized for the incident and said that the kids who did it were jerks, "but for the rest of my life when I remember middle school, this will pop up right away," the boy said, "it's like I'm back in Somalia being shot at all over again."

    The only thing that will come out of this is more hate and divide. When and where will this end?

    It appears it was in a bag, well they are the ones that let the pork out of the bag so to speak. I am sure that each and everyone of them is in contact with pork several times in a normal day, especially at lunch time. There are dozens of other places that in normal everyday travels that one would be exposed to pork.

    6.2 meter = 6200000000 nanometer
    6.2 meter = 20.341146 feet
    6.2 meter = 244.094 inches
    6.2 meter = 6.7804024496937885 yards
    6.2 meter = 0.0038525013918714705 miles


    Oh woe is me, pulling ham out of a paper bag and seeing :ham: is equivalent to being shot at in Somalia. Give me a fucking break.

    Pulling pork is not the answer. (ok well, oh never mind)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piggybank Cop View Post
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    You may leave anytime we are too uncouth for you.


    Like OMG I am going to burn in hell, your avatar is about 0.6096 meters from me


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    got to hate those rogue ham sandwiches. they just come out of no where and target innocent people. i hate ham sandwiches i must eat them all to save the world from them.
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    Wtf!
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    I think the funniest part of the article is the "Anti-Ham Response Plan".

    Being the sensitive and caring group that we are here at LEF, I think it's only appropriate that we also have an Anti-Ham Response Plan. So, from now on, whenever we encounter ham in our day to day routine, it is our job to dispose of it quickly- I suggest by using bread, lettuce, mustard, tomatoes, and maybe a pickle on the side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I think the funniest part of the article is the "Anti-Ham Response Plan".

    Being the sensitive and caring group that we are here at LEF, I think it's only appropriate that we also have an Anti-Ham Response Plan. So, from now on, whenever we encounter ham in our day to day routine, it is our job to dispose of it quickly- I suggest by using bread, lettuce, mustard, tomatoes, and maybe a pickle on the side.

    Agreed, I think we need a task force.
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    I'm going to advocate for some strict new ham-control laws. First step, everyone will have to register their hams. There will be a 10-day waiting period before someone is allowed to buy a ham. And nobody, under any circumstances, will be allowed to carry their ham outside their home. It's time to end this "culture of pork" that's causing our children to be condemned to burn for eternity.
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    i finally figured it out.
    pork the other WHITE meat.
    white=devil
    pork the devil meat.
    kill whitey













    it stills taste good.
    Last edited by JLK; 04-25-07 at 02:26 AM. Reason: because i want to


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