Horrid news today that a 13 year old girl was stopped by a teacher in her school and asked whether she was carrying a bomb. Simply because she was wearing a hijab. While this shows a degree of insensitivity and stupidity, it also demonstrates just how successfully Donald Trump is stirring up a wave of Islamophobia in the US, as if the efforts of Daesh/ISIS are not enough!

It is only a month or so since Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for taking a home-made clock to a show and tell session at his school. That led not only to an apology and to a call from the whitehouse and Mrs Clinton who met Ahmed, but also to an offer to be schooled in Doha and what I gather is a sizeable demand for compensation.

You know when you are doing wrong- when children are harmed. Here we have just two instances where children have been deeply upset by stupid teachers. The rise of racism and idiocy needs to be stopped before more children are hurt.

None of this aggression is necessary. Trump’s latest pronouncements come very close to the language of hate that would see him under arrest in the UK – certainly, calls for him to be denied entry to Britain should be taken seriously.

In the North east, the word “Trumping” is a euphemism for flatulence which I suppose rather sums up the man and his message. But flatulence can be unpleasant and the time has come to open the windows.


Author: timewilson

animator director and teacher

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  1. It is alarming that such an unworkable suggestion has been given so much air time. Where have all the great statesmen/orators/diplomats gone? Donald Trump has a world platform and a chance to make intelligent statements and sensible thoughts regarding solutions concerning a world crisis. His delivery of speeches are unbelievably crass. His ‘statement’ a few months ago about Putin and how he thinks he’d get along really well with him was ludicrous. He could have said “In such volatile times it is vital that world leaders work together towards a peaceful and common goal.” Or, something along those lines at least. The man has money, lots of the stuff, so why can’t he pay someone with a few more brain cells to write these ‘bold statements’ for him? But, no. A bigot would never have that, as they are always right, and they can make a much better job at writing there own speeches. For heavens sake, let’s hope we don’t ever see this man anywhere close to the White House. He does not speak for his people, he speaks for himself, and for that reason alone is a very dangerous man.

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