An assignment asking Rialto Middle School students to debate whether the Holocaust really happened has prompted death threats against school officials. Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam and District Spokeswoman Syeda Jafri told the local NBC4 that they have received the numerous threats after this insane homework assignment was given to students.
The one-page instruction sheet said:
“When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence. For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual event, but instead is a propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.
“You will read and discuss multiple, credible articles on this issue, and write an argumentative essay, based upon cited actual textual evidence, in which you explain whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth. Remember to address counterclaims (rebuttals) to your stated claim,” it continued.
Students were asked to read three articles provided in the assignment, including one that stated, “Even The Diary of Anne Frank is a hoax,” and, “It is time we stop sacrificing America’s welfare for the sake of Israel and spend our hard-earned dollars on Americans.”
The district said it would not assign the topic again and have instructed sensitivity training.
This whole fiasco begs the question if the homework assignment was written by former Iranian President and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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