Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

I wonder if the kid will kill "dad" in his sleep around 13 yrs

Man muppet, you can turn any positive article into a negative one can't you? That was a nice, motivating, loving article, and all you think about is the kid killing his dad when he grows up.

I know you are sort of joking with the title, and (as much as you can't hear tone in typed responses) I'm replying in lighthearted amazement, but Wow.
Permalink Jared M. 
March 25th, 2005
Funny stuff:

"He imagined himself one day trying to get into heaven, and trying to explain why he left behind the young Christian Iraqi boy with cerebral palsy."

Does that mean he left behind other Muslim boys with cerebral palsy?
Permalink NathanJ 
March 25th, 2005
It's hard to know whether the guy is as sanctimonious as the tiny piece makes him out to be or whether that's just American sentimentality.

I'm happy he can give a home to someone, I might be happier if he worked on getting better facilities in general. But then I'm not either.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 25th, 2005
>Does that mean he left behind other Muslim boys with >cerebral palsy?

Or maybe it means that if the kid had been a muslim, Southworth wouldn't have bothered to take the trouble of bringing him to the US
Permalink forthis.Anon 
March 25th, 2005
And that could be because he doesn't like Muslims.

Or it could just be that he's not Muslim and thus isn't prepared to raise a kid as a Muslim, and doesn't think it would be right to take him away and convert him from Islam to something else.
Permalink Kyralessa 
March 25th, 2005
Why draw conclusions based on facts when you can use one's own biases!
Permalink somebody else 
March 25th, 2005
There's a great T-shirt for sale on theonion.com that says:

"Stereotypes are a real time saver!"
Permalink Jared M. 
March 25th, 2005
I suspect he had no idea whether the kid was a Christian or not initially.

Adoption is not allowed under Islam, on the perfectly reasonable grounds that it is an imposture, but there is nothing in Islan that prevents fostering and the foster parent (who would normally be an uncle or other kin) is enjoined to treat the orphan as if he were his own child in all matters but inheritance.

I fail to see the reason for the heading to the post, even allowing for muppet's notorious biliousneess. The story is no doubt a little mawkish but it seems to be a heartening tale of people doing good, which does happen rather more often than we might imagine.
Permalink Stephen Jones 
March 25th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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