Madness. Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture: a culture, by its very nature, designed to destroy all others. They are at war with us.
"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. Radical Islam 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.
"Fort Collins students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic" 9News.com Janauary 30, 2014 (thanks to Van)
FORT COLLINS - A Fort Collins principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school's intercom.
"We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School," principal Tom Lopez said.
Students have always said it in English. This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.
"They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully," Lopez said.
First, the students translated and read French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic.
"We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school," Lopez said. "This is very American, not un-American."
The response has been mostly positive, said Lopez, though the calls and emails from upset parents have been very negative.
"I guess I'm getting worn down a little bit by how intense their sense of hate has been represented in some of the things they've written and said," Lopez said on Tuesday.
Lopez says Rocky Mountain High School is a place of inclusion.
"When they pledge allegiance to United States, that's exactly what they're saying -- they're just using another language as their vehicle," Lopez said.
He says it's likely the group will have other opportunities to recite the pledge in other languages, though he concedes it's a wise idea to recite the pledge in English that day as well.
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