Apr 29 2014
COLORADO High School students forced to say Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic has parents rightly outraged. The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents over the obvious left wing attempt to Islamize American schools.
Vision To America (h/t Susan K) The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”
Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. 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.”
Principal Lopez doesn’t make any sense. Speaking unintelligible words in Arabic in some way accentuates their meaning? That is an extremely weak argument in defense of an ill-advised.
Here’s the school’s email address: email@example.com
Apparently, I posted this story over a year ago, too.