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Is This Correct Or Lefty PC Gone Mad?

londonblue

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I was talking to a friend of mine. She is a teacher, and happened to mention Israel in one of her classes. A muslim child took exception and told the her that there is no such place, and that it should be called Palestine.

She then explained that Israel is recognised as a country by the UN, and therefore there is nothing wrong with calling the country Israel.

She thought that would be the last of it, but it wasn't. The child complained to her parents, and the parents complained to the head teacher. My friend was then called to a meeting with the parents, and the headteacher. She was basically told she wasn't allowed to call "that area" Israel, and had to called it something along the lines of "disputed territories that some people call Israel, and others call Palestine". (I can't remember the actual term they settled on, but it was something like that.)

So over to you, the good people of Shrimperzone. Do you agree with this, or is it lefty PC gone mad?
 
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