In a federally funded program, students will now be required to take Arabic in elementary school. Mandatory Arabic? Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture. Islamic supremacism on the march in the public square.
Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City (Pamela Hall led the charge and took the incriminating photo of the "intifada NYC' tee-shirt that led to the prinicpal Almontaser's ouster). Steyn explained the real implications of an "Arabic school and the Arabic language" here in my interview with him.
"It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a Spanish language school or a french language school -- but in fact Arabic is more than a language. It is explicated the language of Islam, so in that sense it is part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Islamization advances through the Arabic language. And you go all kinds of places that aren't in the Arab world now, like Pakistan, Indonesia, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada and the United States, and you will here those Imams preaching in Arabic. Arabic is not just another language like French or Italian, it is the spearhead of an ideological project that is deeply opposed to the United States."
Look what they are doing in Harlem in all places. Do you think the children will be talk that blacks are referred to as their abid (slave) and abeed (slaves) in Arabic.
NYC gets first elementary school Arabic classes Wall Street Journal (hat tip Jeff)
NEW YORK — An elementary school in Harlem is the first in New York City to offer regular Arabic-language instruction.
City officials are joining founders of the program at Public School 368 for an official announcement Wednesday.
The program is sponsored by the educational nonprofit Global Language Project and by the Qatar Foundation International.
Second-graders at P.S. 368 have been learning Arabic in a 10-week pilot program. All the students in the second through fifth grades will learn Arabic starting in the fall. They will have two 45-minute Arabic classes each week.
Global Languages Project founder Angela Jackson said the Arabic classes will be a draw for parents.
Several New York City high schools teach Arabic, and the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn offers Arabic instruction to seventh- and eighth-graders.
Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn was the first public school madrassah that failed and was forced to close. Is the Wall Street Journal shilling for this garbage?