In another example of the depths of anti-Muslim sentiment in this country, a Texas high school teacher has been placed on administrative allegedly telling a 9th grade Muslim girl in his algebra class “I heard about your uncle’s death” and “I bet that you’re grieving” the death of Osama bin Laden.
The shocking incident occurred at Clear Brook High School in Houston and involved an “American-born girl of Muslim faith.” The mother says that, when the teacher saw the girl crying, he was told by another student that it was due to what he had said and the teacher showed no remorse and simply smirked. We have not heard the account from the teacher.
As various politicians pick up increasingly anti-Muslim rhetoric to play to the lowest common denominator, we will see more of these incidents. It is a measure of such prejudice that a teacher would allegedly taunt a child.