Wished I could say this is simply astounding…but unfortunately, it isn’t! When it comes to what’s being taught in our classrooms across this country this report isn’t surprising in the least these days…some more ‘Indoctrination 101!’ – And to think, our men and women are fighting and dying in other parts of the world for this type of freedom of speech in this country. Simply despicable and beneath contempt…period!

Here’s the report. – This is via RNF:

A Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a cultural 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, told Fox News he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents – but he stands by his decision.

“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.”

The 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.

Danielle Clark, communications director of the Poudre School District, said they understand why parents are upset.

“We understand not everybody would agree with the students’ choice,” she told Fox News. “We’ve heard there are some who are upset.”

On the other hand, she said she received one email from a person who “thought it was a great thing.”

Clark said the cultural club has a history of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in a number of different languages.

“It’s not just Arabic,” she said.

Last year, the group found itself in a firestorm of controversy after reciting the pledge in Spanish.

“This is a student-initiated and student-led club,” Clark said. “There is no school sponsor or advisor. It doesn’t come under the umbrella of the district.”

She said the students simply asked the principal permission as a courtesy.

“We deferred to the students because it’s their deal,” she said.

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.

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

“Obviously in Arabic, you would use the word Allah, but Christian Arabs would use the word Allah,” said Ibrahim Hooper, of the 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.”

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.

“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.”

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.”

But some residents say they feel strongly that the Pledge should be recited in English.

“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.

Hooper suggested the students could use the incident as a learning “opportunity that there is real intolerance and bigotry out there.”

Two minute report…take a listen. ~

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41 Comments

  1. Its One Nation Under God, Period. Get it or get the F*ck outta our country, and I’ll buy you a one way Greyhound ticket to Mexico. Kids ain’t running things just yet except in Washington and they are about to get slapped down there also. Its time to replace the Principal with an adult.

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  2. Guillermo Del Toro says:

    Sounds like Lopez lacks the huevos to put a stop to that bull shit.
    Reminds me of when Daddy Yankee or Pitbull or whatever sang the anthem in spanish. WTF is up with that? These people just do it to get attention and and to be controversial in the guise of Free Speech.

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  3. This is pathetic! When you think that things in this once great country can’t possibly get worse ,this comes along. I am beyond discusted. Beyond outrage! Beyond belief! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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  4. Sickening!!!

    Btw… When will the media start raking Senator Bob Menendez over the coals for apparently having sex with under age prostitutes and then cheating them out of their money for services rendered???

    If my memory serves me correctly, the media went ape shit over a Rep. senator for tapping his foot in a bathroom stall.

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    • It ain’t gonna happen with the msm, they knew this before the elections when he was up for reelection, it was kept under wraps then…what makes anyone think he still won’t be protected now…he’s a friggin’ filthy democrat! – Protection at all costs.

      Btw…it’s another reason I haven’t bothered to post about this filthy entity.

      Think Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Solyndra, Leakgate, etc etc….nothing is going to happen to the enemies within, nothing!

      Not wasting my time anymore…I give up at this stage of the game.

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  5. Those parents should pull those kids outta there and then work to get this liberal jackass shitcanned and let it be known they won;t stand for that shit. This country is allowing far too much of this crap nd it hs got to be stopped..Allah can kiss my ass and stay over in that desert crap heap he came from.

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  6. Mr. Grumpus says:

    Just do 20 allahu akbars and call me in the morning…..

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  7. Spurwing Plover says:

    Before long the eco-wacko-pagans will demand ONE NATION UNDER GAIA knowing how stupid these liberal wanks are I mean its a wonder their allowing THE PLEDGE of ALEGENCE after that athiests jerk tried to get it banned as UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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  8. Misplaced post. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/l.....gAIVnwQwNL

    Who saw this? I didn’t see the original story from awhile ago. (I never read sensational “news”: Lindsey Lohan,Local cop busted, some bs specific thing, I never read. Falsifying employment data , I read, immigration, I read. You get the idea – I read news, not “fill”.)

    Is this real or thought crime persecution? I could not believe that photo and had to click!!! I’m rarely shocked, but I was!

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  9. And SORRY – I know that’s disgusting. But seriously, is that story REAL?

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    • And sorry, is it relevant? The post is about saying the Pledge in Arabic, not some idiot chick posing for lewd pics. You may not be aware, but there is a place for commenter articles in the Fema Camp column. Go to the home page and scroll half way down.

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  10. Yes, it’s relevant, or I would not post or ask. Real to thought crime? Apparently you think thought, which I thought too – which is troubling!

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  11. I am fine with “The Pledge of Allegiance” being said in Arabic and/or Spanish. I think this is an excellent Idea.

    As long as it is being recited or said in front of the American Flag, in Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

    See I’m not “Bigoted” or full of “Hate” Let’s Spread Americanism around the globe. Any Schools, Hospitals, or Mosques we rebuild, in say Afghanistan, Let’s hang an American Flag and have everyone utilizing that facility say The Pledge of Allegiance. Using their own language will suffice, as long as they are pledging to our Flag.

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  12. Many want to remove “under God” from the pledge. I am more concerned as to how long the word “indivisible” is viable in our current situation.

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    • misterb…

      Now that is an excellent point friend…our times are very worrisome in this nation in the way your meaning. – Thanks to Dear Leader and ilk.

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    • IMHO, it is not viable, and has not been viable since the second Iraq war.

      While I supported the removal of Saddam and Sons for their use of weapons of mass destruction against the Kurds. Yes Saddam had WMDs, he used Gas against his own countrymen.

      GWB’s timing for a second war, was one bridge too far, and gave the left a platform to push division, because they seek our political genocide, there is no longer middle ground or compromise available to conservatism or constitutionalist.

      We have been given the choice of Liberal Socialism, or nothing at all.

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  13. I miss the days of the good old fashioned ass whipping to help people come to grips with themselves.

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  14. Heck with a bunch Dhimmis.

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  15. Big, sorry I never got back – got tied up last night.

    I believe the post is relevant because I don’t see that this guy was caught actually doing anything – that is what I’m trying to express here. Thought crime, the guy, not the woman. I was looking at old articles on the case; it looks to me that he is being held without bail for internet posts, versus acts. Hopefully I’m wrong – I was wondering if anyone else had read about it.

    Again I apologize for the nasty photo and the misplaced comment.

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    • No need to apologize…I see where you’re coming from with your thoughts. – Worry not. 😉

      Btw…what do you think of what’s taking place in this Colorado school?

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  16. I would not allow this. I disagree with it being done in any language but English. I’m against spanish as the “second language”. We don’t need any freaking second language!!! ASSIMILATE or get out!

    And when did this become a weekly thing? When did saying it at the start of every day cease?

    We do not have children, but I hope we do. If we do, it’s catholic school for our kid. (I’d think about home school, but I’m not sure how good I’d be at it. Patience is not one of my strengths, unfortunately.)

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    • Thanks Rebecca…and I understand your thing about ‘patience’…trust me.

      Btw…you learn to acquire patience the older you get, I know…I’ve been there and have paid the price in my lifetime.

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  17. Check this out. I didn’t care for the way the author of this piece wrote this up…but I do care very much what Starnes had to say about this issue. – He hit’s the nail on the head in many areas, whether the left like it or not.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hid.....d-starnes/

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