Two boys were suspended by a Michigan high school in Avondale for wearing Kippahs.
Outraged? About to phone the ACLU?
Muffti would be except but for the fact that offending kippah wearers Michael Stevens and Travis Jobe aren’t jewish. They aren’t trying to convert. One even put spikes in his kippah but took them out when he realized they were offending other students. In his words:
I was just decorating it because I thought I liked it, and I didn’t know I was being disrespectful at the time
Why on earth did these youngsters adopt the new headware?
My Jewish friend gave it to me and I was studying it a little bit, and I was getting interested in it…The principal strongly suggested that I don’t wear it because it may offend people because I’m not officially Jewish.
So says Stevens. Apparently his dad was called in to reveal his son’s religion to the assistant principle.
Go figure. Muffti supposes that if you can be suspended for wearing gang colours, why not for impersonating jews. Next thing you know Stevens and Jobe will be wearing payot and refusing pork.
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