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Oikophobia: Massachusetts school ‘can see a clash of civilizations brewing in the Sears bathroom’

IN Massachusetts, a Concord-Carlisle official backs 9/11 Muslim poem reading. “A Concord-Carlisle School Committee member is defending a high school principal who read a Muslim poem on Wednesday’s 9/11 anniversary — but failed to line up anyone to pledge of allegiance that morning.” 

 

The poem is called My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears by Syrian poet Mohja Kahf:

My grandmother puts her feet in the sink
of the bathroom at Sears
to wash them in the ritual washing for prayer,
wudu,
because she has to pray in the store or miss
the mandatory prayer time for Muslims
She does it with great poise, balancing
herself with one plump matronly arm
against the automated hot-air hand dryer,
after having removed her support knee-highs
and laid them aside, folded in thirds,
and given me her purse and her packages to hold
so she can accomplish this august ritual
and get back to the ritual of shopping for housewares

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Posted: 13th, September 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment