Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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September 21, 2011

High school pulls 'Kismet' over Muslim theme

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. —

Wrote another anaymous poster: "You know what's detrimental to our kids? Avoiding education about other cultures."

But a poster who identified herself as Joanne Calafiore Doughty, a 1970s graduate of Richland High School who now lives in South Carolina, agreed with the decision.

"I must admit I do not know much about 'Kismet' but I do know that many people lost loved ones due to Muslim terrorists," she wrote. "Performing that play would have been a slap in the face to all those families and the first responders who put their own lives on the line during the 9/11 attacks. This generation has learned about diversity and the dangers that often appear behind the mask of religion. This generation has to learn about what is morally correct, not just what is politically correct."

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Details for this story were provided by the Johnstown, Pa., Tribune-Democrat.

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