#2
Well, the idea was good, but really, how could they possibly think to get away with it?

But explain this: was it 'banned' because a lot of the students are Arab-Americans, or just because it was offensive to the victims of the 9/11 disaster?


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#3
He has to wait longer for 9/11 jokes to become funny.
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Well, the idea was good, but really, how could they possibly think to get away with it?

But explain this: was it 'banned' because a lot of the students are Arab-Americans, or just because it was offensive to the victims of the 9/11 disaster?


It was banned because it was offensive to the victims. The school's not allowed to get him in trouble just because he is Arab-American. The students aren't even in trouble for the whole situation. (there are about twelve students involved, by the way.) 80% of the kids at my school are Arab-American. 10% are "white" and 10% are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, etc.. , roughly..
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#5
Sorry, but I don't even consider it to be offending...for me it sends out this message like: "you can bring down our towers, but you'll never bring our spirits down" or something along those lines.

I really don't see the problem.
#6
i live in germany and here there are also a whole lot of jokes for graduate shirts referring to the 3rd reich... but its almost impossible for ppl to get away with it, and for a good reason. the idea with the towers may have been creative but still it was a pretty distasteful joke imo
#8
See, you can't even prove that it was a joke. It may have just been a reference to 9/11. Like "Equivalence" said, it may have not even been intended to be offensive. I think that... Sorry to say this, but racist parents just want to turn this into a much bigger deal than it really is.
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#9
tbh i saw that i no way as a joke, i saw it as a statement of solidaraty of the americans against terror. (im from the uk btw)
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He has to wait longer for 9/11 jokes to become funny.


You're probably right. 9/11 jokes are about 50 years too early right now.
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#11
I heard people talking about this yesterday or the day before. I had no problem with it.
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Why does everyone keep going on about the 9th of Nov?


i know youre joking but ive actually thought this many times lmao
#16
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Why does everyone keep going on about the 9th of Nov?

Oh I get it, you're trolling today.
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Sorry, but I don't even consider it to be offending...for me it sends out this message like: "you can bring down our towers, but you'll never bring our spirits down" or something along those lines.

I really don't see the problem.

Yeah, I don't see how it is offensive at all, this guy is right.
#18
He knew what he was doing. Nontheless, 2001 is over, so hundreds of "concerned" people meeting over this kind of thing is just stupid.
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Oh I get it, you're trolling today.


It's called a joke.

It doesn't make fun of those who died (Compared to other 9/11 jokes) and is a tiny bit clever.

Loosen up.

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#20
I don't really see how anyone could take this offensively
To me it sounds more like a pro American statement.
And just because there Arabic doesn't mean they can't be patriotic to America
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#22
Perhaps if they add an American flag with someone saluting it whilst displaying a raging erection the people would realise it's designed as a positive image.
#23
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I don't really see how anyone could take this offensively
To me it sounds more like a pro American statement.
And just because there Arabic doesn't mean they can't be patriotic to America

That was the impression I had.
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#25
I fail to see how that is offensive. Are they taking the numbers 9 and 11 out of mathematics as well, just in case it offends people. If anything thats a great symbol of the guys patriotism.

Why the **** do people get pissed off by stuff like this, we all know 9/11 was a horrific tragedy, but getting pissed over stuff like this is so disrespectful to those who died imo.
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#26
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tbh i saw that i no way as a joke, i saw it as a statement of solidaraty of the americans against terror. (im from the uk btw)

yeah this is what I saw till I read the article.
#27
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Sorry, but I don't even consider it to be offending...for me it sends out this message like: "you can bring down our towers, but you'll never bring our spirits down" or something along those lines.

I really don't see the problem.


that's actually the way i interpreted it too. i thought this would be a good thing you know?
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#28
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It's called a joke.

It doesn't make fun of those who died (Compared to other 9/11 jokes) and is a tiny bit clever.

Loosen up.

Bit of a late reply, but I wasn't talking about the 9/11 joke, as they don't offend me at all. I just noticed he was trolling a couple of threads.
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#30
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Sorry, but I don't even consider it to be offending...for me it sends out this message like: "you can bring down our towers, but you'll never bring our spirits down" or something along those lines.

I really don't see the problem.

that's sorta how i saw it too.
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#31
The way people are today, with all this politically correct bullshit means that just about anything involving the word trade center is deemed offensive or insensitive.