Jordan’s Choueifat to Sue Oxford for Describing Palestinians as ‘Terrorists’
Teachers and students alike at Choueifat in Jordan were startled when they read, “Suicide bomb explosives are attached to the bomber’s body. They approach their target and explode the bomb. Palestinian terrorists are well known for this;” a line inserted in an Oxford English enrichment textbook, which was met with strong disapproval from the high board that overlooks all Choueifat schools in the kingdom.
The school’s administration clarified that it was the first time they come across something like this and that it might be because these books were new editions.
The schools’ General Manager, Louay ElShomaly, told Ahdath Al-Youm that they would never allow such thing as this doesn’t only hurt Palestinians, but it also hurts Jordanians and Arabs in general. “The Palestinian issue has always been our number one concern. We won’t let the history of martyrs and heroes be falsified and present them to the new generations as terrorists.”
ElShomaly added that they as an administration will step forward and take this to court, as it is considered as a big insult to Arabism and the central issue that Palestine is. He concluded that he will also talk to Oxford, the publishers, to remove this line from international versions as well.
WE SAID THIS: We’re very interested to know how this will turn out.