Monday, May 07, 2012

Life Can Be Difficult
No Matter Where You Live

This story was passed to me and while I cannot vouch for the accuracy I suspect that it could happen.  A young Arab student enrolls in a school in France:
"Mohammad entered his school classroom. What is your name? asked the teacher.

Mohammad, answered the boy.

Here in France, there is no Mohammad. From now on your name will be Jean-Francois, replied the teacher.

In the evening, Mohammad returned home.

The day went well Mohammad? asked his mother.

My name is not Mohammad.   I am in France now and my name is Jean-Francois.

Ah, are you ashamed of your name?   Are you trying to disown your parents?   Your heritage? Shame on you!

...And she beat him.
Then she called the father and he beat him very hard.
The next day Mohammad returned to school.  When the teacher saw him with all the bruises she asked:

What happened my little Jean-Francois?
Well, Madame, two hours after becoming French, I was attacked by two Arab terrorists."

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