Sunday, October 18, 2009

English: Language of the Enemy

In which we learn that some adorable little Hamas pioneer wants to be an English major in the Gaza Strip. Somebody tell that kid that English majors can't even get jobs in the Big Satan. From J-Post:
The Hamas children's television program, Tomorrow's Pioneers, last week included a part in which children were told it is important to know English, because it is "the language of their enemy."

Following is the transcript provided by Palestinian Media Watch:

Child host: What do you want to be in the future, Allah willing?

Child caller:A teacher of the English language.

Host: Why do you want to be specifically an English teacher?

Child: To teach children the language of their enemy. (Child host smiles.) [...]
Ah, when you put it that way, maybe there is a place for the English Profession in Gaza. Isn't that going to lead to unwanted cultural influences in Jihad-land? Maybe it's too late already.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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