Friday, May 27, 2016
Hitler, Stalin And ISIS Quotes In School Yearbook
(Sky News) - A Pennsylvania school has apologised after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and the Islamic State group's leader were printed in its yearbook.
The quotes were apparently supplied by students to Leetsdale's Quaker Valley High School graduating class publication, which was then distributed without thorough review.
Nestling in the pages of the yearbook beside the smiling face of one teenager was the Hitler quote: "Words build bridges into unexplored regions."
Appearing alongside thumbnail images of other students was Stalin's statement: "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, so why would we let them have ideas?"
IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's quote was: "Be just: the unjust never prosper. Be valiant. Keep your word, even to your enemies."
Students have been told they can get a refund on the books, or cover up the quotes with stickers.
The school told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "This is a regrettable mistake, as the school district would never knowingly condone this messaging in a school-sponsored publication.
"We are well aware of the emotions this has conjured in many of our students and their families, and for that we are sorry."
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