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2012-12-12 09:08:39 AM  
All my feels.
 
2012-12-12 09:11:38 AM  
He only wants to know how Santa travels so fast to become a more efficient terrorist.
 
2012-12-12 09:11:52 AM  
Dear Santa:

This white powdre iz not Snow it is Athnrax.

Allahu Ackbar!

-Mohammad Derka Derka Jihad.
 
2012-12-12 09:13:59 AM  
WHAR THE HELL'Z THE SCARY TAG, LIBMITTER????
 
2012-12-12 09:14:35 AM  
Would have been funnier if they wrote this guy
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2012-12-12 09:15:01 AM  
Dear Santa, please take the sack off my mommy so I can see what she looks like. Thanks, Achbar, age 43.
 
2012-12-12 09:15:14 AM  
"Is it true that you go around the world in one night?" That sounds more like a skeptic, which would not be a good thing if you're gonna be a Muslim..
 
2012-12-12 09:19:12 AM  
Did he ask for a bomb vest?
 
2012-12-12 09:19:19 AM  
As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.
 
2012-12-12 09:20:01 AM  
Dear santa, How do you get around the world so fast? My uncle has a beard just like you and they stop him all the time. Last time they stopped him, he got so mad, he said he could just blow up. I haven't seen him since. If you see him, can you tell him to come home? Auntie Fatima won't stop crying.
P.S. And if you bring me something nice, I won't tell the MooHamId fairy.
 
2012-12-12 09:22:39 AM  

ModernLuddite: He only wants to know how Santa travels so fast to become a more efficient terrorist.


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2012-12-12 09:24:24 AM  
Dear Santa, I KEEL YOU!
 
2012-12-12 09:26:54 AM  
Currently buried up to neck and about to be stoned to death for writing to an idol of the infidels!
 
2012-12-12 09:27:07 AM  

Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.


As someone who taught third grades to write, I agree, or it could be a really advanced kid.
 
2012-12-12 09:28:38 AM  
I would enjoy this regardless of the kid's faith.
 
2012-12-12 09:29:01 AM  
Dear Achmed from Yemen,

No, you can't have a grenade launcher.

Sincerely,

Santa Claus
 
2012-12-12 09:29:50 AM  

Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.


Absolutely. Any kid that can write that well is way too old to believe in Santa.
 
gja
2012-12-12 09:31:16 AM  
Maybe we can learn something from our children.
 
2012-12-12 09:32:04 AM  
Spreading happiness around the earth? LAME. Ask for a bike or something, kid.
 
2012-12-12 09:32:56 AM  

Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.


Yeah, that was my first impression. However, I'm going to go on believing that it's real, just because it's such a sappy story. I'd love it to be real.
 
2012-12-12 09:33:41 AM  
Why bother linking to buzzfeed when you could just link to the original reddit post.
 
2012-12-12 09:33:46 AM  
I found his photo in another article.

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2012-12-12 09:35:08 AM  

gja: Maybe we can learn something from our children.


Don't bother. They will grow up to be sociopaths, fundamentalists, murderers, rapists and so on. Lord of the Flies and all that.
 
2012-12-12 09:35:55 AM  
Dear Santa,

I know I have been a bad boy, but why did you put coal in my stocking? I specifically asked for light sweet crude.

Sincerely,

Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
 
2012-12-12 09:36:08 AM  
Dear Achmed,

I can't bring you a AK-47. You'll put your eye out.

Santa
 
2012-12-12 09:42:40 AM  

oryx: "Is it true that you go around the world in one night?" That sounds more like a skeptic, which would not be a good thing if you're gonna be a Muslim..


Contrary to popular belief, lots of Muslims are quite secular and progressive.
 
2012-12-12 09:43:41 AM  

solitary: Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.

Absolutely. Any kid that can write that well is way too old to believe in Santa.


Eh, my three year old is too old to believe in Santa, mainly because we simply don't lie to her.

/well, except about the cookies that my wife and I keep hidden from her.
 
2012-12-12 09:43:56 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.

As someone who taught third grades to write, I agree, or it could be a really advanced kid.


The way I do it is to write with my left hand (instead of my natural right hand).

Not that I spend any time pretending to be a child (outside AOL chatrooms), just saying...
 
2012-12-12 09:47:11 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I thought that was pretty neat, if it was real
/suck it Muslim=terrorist stereotype.
 
2012-12-12 09:49:57 AM  
Nothing is posted there, no content, no link and no body - just a bunch of damn social networking icons. How the heck is everyone reading this?
 
2012-12-12 09:51:16 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: or it could be a really advanced kid.


Nothing advanced about this letter, simply a few things which speak of deliberately simplifying writing to sound childlike. Plus, this supposedly came from a school teacher, which means the child wrote the letter at home and brought it in, or the teacher assigned the students an extremely short write to Santa. Child has no reason to write the letter at home with such stationery, and this is a rather dismissive, educationally void assignment.

I want to believe (cue pictures), but I have spent too much time analyzing the mistakes in my fourth graders' writing to understand where problems are developing to not see some inconsistency here.
 
2012-12-12 10:03:05 AM  

Vangor: whizbangthedirtfarmer: or it could be a really advanced kid.

Nothing advanced about this letter, simply a few things which speak of deliberately simplifying writing to sound childlike. Plus, this supposedly came from a school teacher, which means the child wrote the letter at home and brought it in, or the teacher assigned the students an extremely short write to Santa. Child has no reason to write the letter at home with such stationery, and this is a rather dismissive, educationally void assignment.

I want to believe (cue pictures), but I have spent too much time analyzing the mistakes in my fourth graders' writing to understand where problems are developing to not see some inconsistency here.


Next : School teacher dismissed for forcing a Muslim child to write to Santa. Parents say it goes against their beliefs idolizing a Christian belief.
 
2012-12-12 10:03:44 AM  
Is the kid still alive?
 
2012-12-12 10:08:23 AM  
"P.S. My father says you are a Filthy Western Infidel Pig and he will make jihad on you when you come. Allahu Akbar!"
 
2012-12-12 10:16:41 AM  
Dear Santa,

All I wanted for Ramadan was a Muslim president. Thank you very much.

May Allah be with you,
Ahmed
 
2012-12-12 10:19:14 AM  
Why do we think it was written by a Muslim 4th-grader. It seems to be signed Alexa. Could be Jewish.
 
2012-12-12 10:19:40 AM  
At the end of the letter I was kind of expecting to see a "fark you for not giving me any presents".

I like how the letter used contractions correctly and only misspelled "wrighting" . The 4th grader even spelled celebrate, around, and happiness correctly.

Most farmers can't even do that...
 
2012-12-12 10:21:15 AM  
subby, I think you meant satan, not santa
 
2012-12-12 10:22:45 AM  

Vangor: whizbangthedirtfarmer: or it could be a really advanced kid.

Nothing advanced about this letter, simply a few things which speak of deliberately simplifying writing to sound childlike. Plus, this supposedly came from a school teacher, which means the child wrote the letter at home and brought it in, or the teacher assigned the students an extremely short write to Santa. Child has no reason to write the letter at home with such stationery, and this is a rather dismissive, educationally void assignment.

I want to believe (cue pictures), but I have spent too much time analyzing the mistakes in my fourth graders' writing to understand where problems are developing to not see some inconsistency here.


Oh, I've had a few kids in third grade with exceptional handwriting but less-than-spectacular grammar and thought. Maybe it all changes in fourth grade. There is also a higher chance that this is a final draft that the teacher corrected in rough draft form.
 
2012-12-12 10:23:46 AM  

occamswrist: At the end of the letter I was kind of expecting to see a "fark you for not giving me any presents".

I like how the letter used contractions correctly and only misspelled "wrighting" . The 4th grader even spelled celebrate, around, and happiness correctly.

Most farmers can't even do that...


Farmers frown on your shenanigans.

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2012-12-12 10:25:42 AM  

drb9: Why do we think it was written by a Muslim 4th-grader. It seems to be signed Alexa. Could be Jewish.


I can't tell if she's Jewish, but she's definitely Downeaster.
 
2012-12-12 10:29:10 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Vangor: As someone who has taught fourth graders to write, doubting the authenticity of this letter; looks like an adult's attempt to write like a child.

As someone who taught third grades to write, I agree, or it could be a really advanced kid.


What you mean is someone who received part of their education outside the US.
 
2012-12-12 10:35:02 AM  

Petey4335: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 612x612]

I thought that was pretty neat, if it was real
/suck it Muslim=terrorist stereotype.


It's all part of the Muslim lies. This kid is so indoctrinated that he/she already knows to lie to the American infidel pig dogs in what seems like an innocent letter to Santa.

/seriously, I know people who would believe this. Back in my youth, surrounded only by those people, I was one of them.
 
2012-12-12 10:35:08 AM  
I'm sorry, I scrolled down, saw "40 Reasons Honey Boo-Boo became a national treasure in 2012" and promptly lost all my good feels for the day.

25.media.tumblr.com

Incidentally my GIS for something like this turned up a nude of my ex.

/Never GIS at work again
 
2012-12-12 10:48:50 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Oh, I've had a few kids in third grade with exceptional handwriting but less-than-spectacular grammar and thought. Maybe it all changes in fourth grade. There is also a higher chance that this is a final draft that the teacher corrected in rough draft form.


The penmanship is not what I am focused on. This is not some blatant forgery, just a few thinks tick as fake as this is on the internet and with the surrounding context. Penmanship tends to correlate with academic domain strength (relevant for gifted especially), but also seems to have a negative correlation with creativity and process (all of this is anecdotal and conjecture). I think teachers give a pass to handwriting when the thought is great, and therefore those students get lazy, whereas when thoughts are stilted, the handwriting is forced because there is less tolerance to decipher. Causes trouble when writing assessments come around because worse penmanship does get graded lower despite not being a criterion, and ability to easily form letters makes writing easier and therefore flow better.

All that aside, have to run: day of errands and all that.
 
2012-12-12 11:00:22 AM  
www.jackdidleys.com

Dear Santa. This is Joe from North Chicago. I want a new bike and a G.I. Joe with Kung-fu grip and grenade launcher.

Dear Santa. This is Aziz from Yemen. I want a grenade launcher.
 
2012-12-12 11:00:27 AM  

drb9: occamswrist: At the end of the letter I was kind of expecting to see a "fark you for not giving me any presents".

I like how the letter used contractions correctly and only misspelled "wrighting" . The 4th grader even spelled celebrate, around, and happiness correctly.

Most farmers can't even do that...

Farmers frown on your shenanigans.


Ha! Farmers, farkers they all look the same to me.
 
2012-12-12 11:06:25 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I'm sorry, I scrolled down, saw "40 Reasons Honey Boo-Boo became a national treasure in 2012" and promptly lost all my good feels for the day.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x311]

Incidentally my GIS for something like this turned up a nude of my ex.

/Never GIS at work again


Links or it didn't happen
 
2012-12-12 11:16:45 AM  

give me doughnuts: Dear Achmed from Yemen,

No, you can't have a grenade launcher.

Sincerely,

Santa Claus


You'll shoot your eye out.
 
2012-12-12 11:17:18 AM  
Santa is a ninja kid, that is all you need to know about him. The tradition of him sneaking in to all houses in one night to give presents is rooted in a "hold my beer and watch this" moment in ancient ninja lore.
 
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