COLORADO students forced to recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. One nation under Allah?

product_thumbnail.phpA Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a multicultural club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — and denied that it was attempt to push an Islamic agenda. Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, says he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents – but he stands by his decision.

FOX NEWS (h/t RevereRidesAgain)  “These students love this country,” he said. “They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”

636_013113_fx_lopezThe school recites the Pledge of Allegiance once a week and on Monday a member of the Cultural Arms Club led the student body in the Arabic version of the pledge. The club seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.

Club members said they don’t understand why there’s a controversy. “No matter what language it’s said in, pledging your allegiance to the United States is the same in every language,” student Skyler Bowden told The Coloradoan.

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But an Arabic translation of the Pledge of Allegiance would have replaced “one nation under God” with “one nation under Allah.”

Unknown“Obviously in Arabic, you would use the word Allah, but Christian Arabs would use the word Allah,” said Ibrahim “Uncle Dougie” Hooper, of terror-linked CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations. “It’s not necessarily specific to Islam and Muslims.”

Clark said she did not hear the pledge and does not speak Arabic so she could not confirm exactly what words were used.

Some local residents said the pledge should be recited in English. Others wondered if there was another reason involved. “This is no longer about language,” wrote one reader in a letter to the local newspaper. “This is about targeting a group you know will object, intentionally stirring them up under the guise of your opinions on multiculturalism and subjecting your school and community to a divisive issue for absolutely no gain.”

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Lopez said he’s been getting bombarded by all sorts of accusations – one critic even labeled him a traitor. “They claim they are outraged that this is blaspheming a real major tenet of our patriotism – which in their mind the Pledge of Allegiance is only in English,” he said.

He’s also been accused of “pushing a Muslim Brotherhood agenda – to push Islam into the school.” That’s a claim that Lopez denied. Hooper told Fox News he was dumbfounded by complaints about the Arabic version of the pledge. (Obviously people in Colorado are reading BNI! LOL)

“How on earth is it un-American to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in another language,” Hooper asked. “It doesn’t make sense unless the people complaining are anti-Muslim or anti-middle eastern bigots.” (Nope, not all Middle Easterners, just Muslims) Hooper suggested the students could use the incident as a learning “opportunity that there is real intolerance and bigotry out there.” (STFU Dougie, you Hamas proxy)

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Principal Lopez said he was getting “worn down” by the complaints and the sense of “hate” among some of the critics. “I’ve been shocked with prejudicial statements that have been made,” he said. ” I’ve been shocked with the lack of seeking understanding. There’s definitely suspicion and fear expressed in these people’s minds. There’s some hate.” (Wanna really be shocked moron? Read a quran, and see where the real hate is coming from)

“As a veteran and a friend of a man killed defending these children in their little games they like to play with our pledge, I’m offended,” wrote Chris Wells. “There are things that we don’t mess with – among them are the pledge and our anthem.”“If they wish to adapt the country as their own, then they need to learn the language and start speaking it as their first language,” wrote another reader.

TELL LOPEZ WHAT YOU THINK:

Tom Lopez rmhs@psdschools.org

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34 comments on “COLORADO students forced to recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. One nation under Allah?

  1. i saw this video on youtube i all most puke up my molson beer. tom you have no right to force students recite the pledge of allegiance in isiam you make me sick tom if you like islam so much move your butt to those camelhumpers and stay ther you waste of skin. i hope all the parents take ther kids out of your useless school and home school them i would.tom i hope you lose your job oneday tom

  2. Welcome to O ‘ Commiebama’s brave new World of communism and The Big, Bad, Behemoth, Bloated, Bankrupt Gimme-mint take over. He is so Brazen and the Idiots in congress & senate just look the other way.

  3. Maybe it’s just me, but what kind of “god” is soooo pathic that you can’t speak his name? The cultists of allah sure have a puny, pathic slimeball of a god if no one can talk about it.

  4. If indeed they included allah in the pledge (the school may have prohibited that), then it is not the American creed or pledge. The followers of allah are to strike terror into the hearts of the unbeliever (surat al-‘anfāl, quran 8:12. Also, allah is above having a son (surat an-nisa, quran 4:171).
    This is just a muddleheaded, misguided furtherance of all inclusiveness which in the end shall have disastrous consequences. The language of allah is arabic and that is why the unclean (which just happens to be everyone in that school cannot touch a quran if it is printed in arabic. That is of course, except they have said the shahadda and performed the ablutions.
    English translations of the quran are neither holy nor the word of allah. This is just another trojan horse effort that is being instituted throughout our nation to accustom us to the wolf that shall eventually destroy our culture and our nation.
    Until you have seen a child with its head separated from its body, or a youngster of 12 years of age or less chopping the head off of a grown man under the tutelage of his islamic mentor, you just cannot understand the consequences that are to arise out of this. Until you see twelve russian conscripts with their throats cut from ear to ear, not yet dead and flailing their arms in the process of dying, you will never understand how foolish this exercise is.
    islam is both a political and religious discipline. It is why you will see efforts to overthrow our Constitution soon be successful. Too many in this nation have determined to turn their backs on the God of our Declaration of Independence, and the Lord of the Constitution of the United States of whom the signers acknowledged in the ratification.
    We have become so foolish. The Jewish God (which happens to be the Christian God also, revealed in the flesh as Christ), has said He will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.
    This is just another deceitful means of encouraging American youth to “follow after a strange (another, as in foreign) god which allah indeed is. allah is the antithesis of the Hebrew God. There is only one Lord God Almighty which allah can in no capacity begin to emulate. allah is a dstroyer, not a Creator. His followers demonstrate that fact everyday in murders by shooting, bombing, chopping, slashing, and raping.
    It is disgusting what this principal is glorying over and his trying to make this both a racial discussion and political issue.

  5. Some of our country’s school officials are really braindead.

    It has nothing to do with it being said in arabic (it is just a language after all), and everything to do with the fact that it is more or less subversion of our country’s culture and values. Not to mention the question is… WHY? Why say it in Arabic?

    Multiculturalism is a dangerous and flawed ideology; it is based on the asinine idea that instead of a society consisting of one major culture with subcultures within, it assumes that multiple cultures can exist within a single society. You cannot have a community that considers itself part of Saudi Arabia dwelling within the United States of America; instead of identifying as americans of arabic origin they see themselves as Arabs in America.

    That may not seem different on first sight, but look deep: it is.

    Given the nature of mankind and the differences in civilization, language and culture around the world, this cannot work. For example… something seen as polite in one culture may be an insult in another.

    The massive chance for miscommunications, strife, and misunderstanding do not work towards a healthy society.

    It should be said in the english language anyway; it is the common language of America, and it should be easy for all to understand.

  6. Just one more reason to ‘home school’ one’s children. Just one query however, assuming that I had ‘done due dilligence’ by teaching my children MY Values, just HOW is the School going to force my child to recite ANYTHING in Arabic?

  7. Our Pledge of Allegience is AMERICAN. it cannot and should not be recited in ANY OTHER LANGUAGE except the language of the country to which it is directed, that would be English.
    We are NOT Arabs. We should not allow ANY influence from any foriegn power or so called religion to claim to have allegience to America. In the case of muslims, it is simply more taqyyia (spelling). I mean intentional lying to further their cause.
    These studsesnts have been influenced by pro muslim propaganda. How do they know what tahey are saying ? Where dsids the translation come from ? I smell cair. And as always, it stinks.

  8. DISGUSTING!!Either they pledge alligiance “Under God” (NOT ALLAH) the way it was orginally designed decades ago or NOT to ALLAH how is NOT the true “God”..I am so happy my daughter is out of school now!My heart goes out to those that are still there.I hope and pray that parents are aware of this and cause such an uproar that they will have to do the right thing.I am really so sick of this country trying to please to the Muslims!!!This is NOT a Muslim country!Go back to the Middle East NOW if you want everything your way!!!

  9. Steve, I do appreciate your response, which was so good in many ways; but, as I told the Principal in my email to him (thanks, BNI, for posting it!), one says the Pledge of Allegiance ONLY in the official language of the United States of America – which, of course, is English. We may have voting forms and now other gov’t docs in other languages, and, of course, almost everything in Spanish (and some French, for the French Canadians that buy certain products, etc.), Joan’s rhetorical question, “In which language do foreigners pledge to become Citizens of the USA?” pretty much answers the question.

    Using English in saying the Pledge is a way to enforce that sense of belonging to one nation, and pledging allegiance to that one flag. I can see using a second language (Spanish, e.g.) among people who are not yet citizens to help the future citizen fully understand the meaning of the pledge – but NOT as a substitute for the Pledge in English!

    Just as we have flag etiquette, I’m sure there is Pledge etiquette as well (including how one stands at attention, etc.); and I’ll bet (but I could be wrong) that if one looked it up, one might find that very proscription: Namely, at public gatherings, it must be said in English only (althgouh in private settings, I imagine that spoken in another language might not be so bad or offend those who didn’t speak the other language).

  10. Dear BNI, in an effort to bring principal Lopez to his senses, I have sent the following reasonable research set of questions to get him on the truth track. He owes it to his students to do his own research for the truth. Dear Principal Mr. Tom Lopez, please do some research to learn for yourself the truth. To begin with, the Trinity is: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The God Head, Three in One. Jesus is God. That is the basics of the Christian faith regarding our Heavenly Father God. Now for the simple test. Please take the time to ask an imam, a muslim student, or their parents the following, four questions to determine if their god allah is also the same God of the Christian faith. The following four simple questions will give you the answer you need to know if allah, the god of the muslims is the same God of the Christian faith. It is not an easy task you have to be the principal of a school. God bless you and your school. Cheers, CAT.
    -Do you believe in the Trinity? -Do you believe that Jesus is God’s Son? -Do you believe that Jesus is God? -Do you believe that Jesus was cruicified on a Cross? A muslim will say no to all four questions. Mr. Lopez, what does you faith tell you? A Christian would answer yes to all four questions. The God that our constitution was dedicated to is the God that answers yes to all four questions. Please stop having our American students, swearing alegience to allah the moon god of the muslims.

  11. expect obama to replace In God We Trust with In Allah We Trust maybe them will be the magic words to drive the last nail in the muzzie coffin

  12. Just affirms that Allah means SATAN.
    What is it that people don’t get? Do they think that Satan is just a word? It must be a wonderful world that eleiists live in. “I am privilaged, nothing can or will happen to me because I understand you.” as their heads are rolling down the road.

  13. The only response to this consists of five words:
    I am not an Arab.
    And if that doesn’t make the point, then
    I will not submit will have to suffice.

  14. Tom Lopez and his lefty/islamic ilk need to be removed from our classrooms. His stance is tantamount to Treason at time of War. Make NO mistake, Islam has declared WAR on the West.

  15. Christians in Arabic speaking countries do use the word “Allah” to refer to God simply out of convention. However, in order to distinguish their usage from Muslim usage, they often use the term “Allah al Ab” that is, God the Father. It is likely that in the Arabic version of the Pledge of Alliegence they did use the word Allah.

    In pre Islamic Christian manuscripts another word for God was used and that was the Hebrew “El Elyon.” But I don’t know how widely that is used by Christians in the Arabic and Muslim world today.

    As for the Pledge of Alliegence, it is rather nice that they can say it in another language. But I do wonder the reasoning as to why they chose Arabic. I would think that Spanish (which is the second most widely spoken language in the US after English) or languages such as German, French, Italian, and even Chinese and Hawaiian, all of which are more widely spoken in the US than Arabic, would have been more appropriate.

      • A Malaysian cleric has issued calls for Christians in that country to stop using the word Allah. And there have been attempts to ban the use of Allah in Christian Bibles there. So it seems now that Muslims are trying to make usage of the word Allah exclusive to Muslims.

        However, for many years, Muslims have been telling people that Allah is the same God as in the Judeo and Christian scriptures and that all the Biblical prophets including Abraham, Moses, David and also Jesus were also prophets of Islam. Well, if that is true, why are Muslims now trying to ban Christians from using the word if that is the word for ‘God’ in Arabic?

        Rather interesting contradiction isn’t it?

    • Hi Steve. I actually just graduated from the school in question, and I thought you may be interested in the fact that the pledge was recited in various languages over the course of several weeks; first in English, then Spanish, then French, then Arabic, and Greek after that. American Sign Language was displayed over the video announcements.

  16. Then maybe Mr. Lopez needs to relinquish his rights as a principal if he refuses to listen to many outraged calls from parents? It’s time to foot our foots down when it comes to liberals pushing their agendas to our kids.

  17. UNFREAKIN Believable!!! My God, what the hell is WRONG with these asswipes! This is OUR country, Our Flag; Assimilate of get the hell out. Creeping in Creeping in. What a freakin mess we’re in with these asswipes and those that cater to their every freakin whim! You try this crap in their countries.. HA!!! That’s a joke!

    • Our Troops are overseas protecting our freedom and this is going on ? what a disgrace to them and our Four Fathers!!! I will leave this Alone.. What has our Country become? Its bad enough Illegals and everything they stand for .. Out West they have the Mexican flag hanging above ours which is a Disgrace and everything they are doing here in Our Country.. This is an Outrage

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