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Christopher Smart, Salt Lake Tribune: how do you spell propaganda?

Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune offers "With parents deported to India, Utah teen finds comfort in spelling":
How do you spell "perseverance?"

When 13-year-old Kunal Sah stands before television cameras May 30-31 to represent Utah - for the second time - at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., his parents won't be there with him.

Ken and Sarita Sah were deported back to India last July after 16 years residing legally in this country. They ultimately lost their battle to remain under tough U.S. immigration regulations in the post-9/11 atmosphere...

[...heart-wrenching moments deleted...]

How do you spell "heartache?"
I am not making any of that up. The article appears to have been rewritten as an Associated Press story here, it appears in the Houston Chroncle here, the Salt Lake Tribune here, and as a Scripps "news" story here. It's refered to here as a "kleenex box moment".

Now, let's turn to the facts that Christopher Smart left out:
Sah's asylum claim? He feared Muslim persecution in his home country. That might engender sympathy—until one realizes that his home country is India, which has 800 million fellow Hindus for Sah to live amongst. And that Sah's basis for fearing persecution was because, as a member of the radical Hindu nationalist organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad, he "took a very active part in organizing and conducting [anti-mosque] meeting[s]" and that he "actively participated in the riots to [attempt to] demolish the Babri Mosque." (Vishwa eventually succeeded in destroying the mosque in 1992, causing religious riots that killed 900 people.)

Immigration_piipps · Sun, 03/11/2007 - 11:08 · Importance: 1

Wed, 03/14/2007 - 04:40
John S Bolton
www.johnsbolton.net

Imagine if rape were covered like that; with equal time for stories about the falsely or questionably accused? Are immigration restrictionists supposed to feel bad that law sometimes deports fraudulent refugees, who happen to have high-performing children? There are plenty of cases in history of great men with parents who did reprehensible things, should those parents have been exempted from law and morality because they had such a special child? The strength of the pattern favoring the foreign criminal, and likely left-supporting ones, indicates an indeed propagandistic tendency.