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Fort Collins students read
Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

KUSA-TV [Fort Collins, CO], by Nick McGurk

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/30/2013 7:29:32 AM

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.

I guess the positive view is that they are reciting it. s/o Amazing.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/30/2013 7:57:32 AM     (No. 9147940)

Nobody speaking the language of the Islamonazi Beast could possibly recite the Pledge. More likely they are chanting death to America and the infidels in their hate-filled tongue. I´m quite sure that´s how the Pledge translates in Arabic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/30/2013 8:02:41 AM     (No. 9147952)

Parents who disagreed with this stunt are described by the principal as haters. That´s no surprise. Parents opposed to such PC have 3 other public high schools in Ft. Collins as possible transfer options.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 1/30/2013 8:05:41 AM     (No. 9147959)

Mr. Lopez appears to have stumbled upon an opportunity to stop and think, but he couldn´t be bothered.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/30/2013 8:10:21 AM     (No. 9147966)

Does MR. Lopex understand that islum demands that the kuran be read in arabick?
Does Mr. Lopex understand that HE just forced Dhimmi status on his students?
Does Mr. Lopez understand ANYTHING other that "I are a Union Members and I cans do whut I wants!"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ingere72, 1/30/2013 8:26:25 AM     (No. 9147998)

More than likely the students at this school are english language challenged. All the more reason that they learn the pledge in our official language (the one it was written), and stop all this multiculti bull. The principal of this school is a supremo jackass.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gator, 1/30/2013 8:26:37 AM     (No. 9147999)

The schools mascot, the timber wolf, is called, you guessed it, Lobo

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/30/2013 8:28:32 AM     (No. 9148003)

Were some of the other languages Cajun, back woods country or Ebonics?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 1/30/2013 8:29:57 AM     (No. 9148004)

#5, The pledge being recited is to the American flag. While we are a nation comprised of people from many other nations, those who left the land of their birth to come here to be Americans came because they wanted what was here - not what they left behind. Those who came here to change America into something they are more comfortable with should not be accommodated. In fact, they are cordially invited to return to the place where they are clearly more comfortable.

Diversity, or division, is a lie we have allowed the liberals to use for too long. What we need to embrace is our affinity.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Namma, 1/30/2013 8:34:35 AM     (No. 9148012)

The students point is diversity...ok then.guess we have to put all our road signs in 20 different languges´s...how about directions on cake mixes in t wenty different language´s...all for diversity.

If a person moves to Germany...do ya think that person learns German...
This is the only country where we try to please everyone...learn to read, write and speak English if y ou are living here...nothing wrong with knowing 2 or 3 languages...but the primary spoken language in the USA is English

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/30/2013 8:37:11 AM     (No. 9148017)

This principal should be reprimanded. He is an example of what has gotten control of America´s schools and are brainwashing our children.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/30/2013 8:37:46 AM     (No. 9148018)

I have no doubt that the students and their principal mean well, just as I have no doubt -well, perhaps very little doubt- that the majority of liberals and Leftists mean well. It is unfortunate that this does not by itself always suffice.

Multiculturalism as commonly practiced at ground level is merely a self-esteem raising exercise, an expression of pity for the wretched of the earth, i.e. minorities, and a kind of psychotherapy for all concerned, minorities and majority both. There is something almost poignant about this manifestation of a fundamentally maternal and hospitable instinct. Too bad it is intellectually incoherent, self-contradictory and thus liable to produce results exactly opposite to those desired.

There is perhaps nothing in the world more inclusive than sharing and speaking the same language. The well-meaning students and their principal imagine that they are progressive by this miniature linguistic Balkanization, a principal function of which is to demonstrate that participants are tolerant, modern, sensitive and free from any taint of ethnic, racial or religious prejudice.

Arabic, of course, is a language. Islam is a totalitarian religion that rejects the modern Western separation of church and state as well as just about every other Western value. It is perfectly possible, though rather silly, to say the Pledge in Arabic and mean it. It is not possible to say it "in Islam" and mean it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jgat, 1/30/2013 8:40:07 AM     (No. 9148026)

America, rebuilding the Tower of Babel with similar results. The originators are as to be expected, the educational establishment, those that never have to deal with consequences.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/30/2013 8:41:36 AM     (No. 9148033)

The question I have of the principal is this: do you understand Arabic (or whatever other language is used) well enough to know that what is being read is actually the Pledge of Allegiance?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bubby, 1/30/2013 8:46:36 AM     (No. 9148046)

I bet prayers facing Mecca would be ok as well with this principal just don´t let those vicious, hateful, bigoted Christians pray in school! /s

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/30/2013 8:53:51 AM     (No. 9148060)

Multiculturalism is nothing more than an organized effort to dismantle and reject our own Western cultural traditions.

For decades universities have been a hotbed of leftist/Communist/Socialist indoctrination and an all-out effort to rob us of our heritage. The is just another glowing example of the America-hating university leftists in action.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JimS, 1/30/2013 8:55:17 AM     (No. 9148063)

The principal´s job is to ensure that his students learn English, can communicate in English, and can read English. It is, after all, a school.
It is not the principal´s job to pander to every minority´s demands to change the system to their needs or liking. This does nothing but "Balkanize" us. What next? Shall we have all official government documents translated into Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Somali, etc? THIS AIN´T THE FRIGGIN´ UN!

By the way, do they say "one nation under God"? Or "one nation under Allah"?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/30/2013 8:58:09 AM     (No. 9148073)

Wow, who would have thought: this is a diverse country. Wow! Gee whiz, we need more high school students pointing out the obvious.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Architect, 1/30/2013 8:58:22 AM     (No. 9148076)

While I can understand the Principal´s idea, I think it is wrong headed. I am sick of hyphanated Americans. We are not Irish Americand, African Americans or Hispanic Americans. We are Americans, period!! One of the things that tie us together is a common language. At least that is what my ancestors thought when they came to this country about a hundred years ago. They wanted to be Americans and were completely assimilated into American culture within a generation. Highlighting differences instead of what is similar is just plain stupid. It fosters division and exclusion, not inclusion and a sense that we are the "UNITED" States!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/30/2013 8:59:11 AM     (No. 9148079)

It reminds me of the inscription on the Tomb Of The Unknowns - written in German and Japanese of course.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2013 8:59:42 AM     (No. 9148083)

What they should be doing is reading the real Islamic creed...kill all others that don´t agree with us...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/30/2013 8:59:59 AM     (No. 9148085)

i did not read the entire article but having a hard time figuring out how this is bad. dont get me wrong, progressive can screw up anything.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/30/2013 9:18:19 AM     (No. 9148138)

#12 has the best post so far. Well said!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/30/2013 9:18:52 AM     (No. 9148140)

The Muslimazation of America continues.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rama41, 1/30/2013 9:26:32 AM     (No. 9148163)

I guess I missed the earlier headlines when the school recited the Pledge in French and Spanish. Wonder if the paper will follow through with coverage when it´s given in German and Chinese? It´s nice to see at least one school is still reciting the Pledge. It´s also nice to see the focus on foreign languages. Believe it or not, it´s possible to support the latter without buying into the claptrap of multiculturalism. As for the comment on learning German when moving to Germany, it´s a great idea, but not really necessary, as English is taught in the schools there.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/30/2013 9:26:53 AM     (No. 9148164)

#5, what part of "E Pluribus Unum" confuses you? I mean other than the letters....

#19, for some comfort, read Teddy Roosevelt´s 1919 speech from Cooper Union.....known as the "Hyphenated American" speech.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dreemaun, 1/30/2013 9:43:28 AM     (No. 9148201)

Home School

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fljack, 1/30/2013 9:57:48 AM     (No. 9148236)

The resident troll (family=leporidae)has commented...

If Arabic is NOT TAUGHT at the school, it should not be used to read (not recite, noted) the Pledge of Allegiance.

At most, I would only think to allow those languages taught at the school, and only under supreme duress from the school board.

English is the official language of the US and the recitation of the pledge should only be done in English.

Maybe those multicultural students would be better served to write a paper in English about the origin of the Pledge and the evolutions of the US Flag.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: starboard, 1/30/2013 10:03:58 AM     (No. 9148254)

Both my children graduated from Rocky Mt. High School in Fort Collins in the late 80´s. Back then, it was not considered to be a pinnacle for academic learning. And since then, the libs from California have taken over the State. Therefore, I´m not surprised to hear about this PC.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/30/2013 10:18:23 AM     (No. 9148297)


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/30/2013 10:46:12 AM     (No. 9148370)

#22 -

Whether and why such gestures are bad depends on whom you ask. Some people -quite a few, it seems- think they are not bad but good. They prove something. They achieve something. Most of all, they make people FEEL better - which seems to be the principal function of liberal fantasy ideology(If it feels good, do it; make love, not war; sex, drugs and rock and roll; don´t trust anybody over 30 etc.)

As for me, I think they are bad because they are confused and largely sentimental. Instead of indulging in such easy, self-indulgent acting out and political theater, students should be challenged (and permitted!) to discuss the important issues involved. Leftist emotional groupthink seeks to short circuit the phase of critical and analytical reason and go straight to instant gratification. This is poor educational practice.

The great majority of normal people espousing and practicing multi-culti are simply trying to be friendly and hospitable and sensitive to the feelings of others. They really have not stopped to think about the question. They are just being -and feeling- nice.

They are the equivalent of Lenin´s useful bourgeois idiots for the tiny number of hard core radical Left extremists in academia who genuinely hate America and everything it stands for and for who multiculturalism is nothing but a Trojan Horse. Thus multi-culti is simultaneously a harmless expression of goodwill and a dangerous, indeed deadly enemy of America. Scott Fitzgerald said it is the test of a first rate mind to hold contradictory ideas simultaneously. I don´t have any idea what he meant by that, but this could be a case to test it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nimby, 1/30/2013 10:51:10 AM     (No. 9148385)

The last I knew we are in the "United States of America" and not in the "United States of Arabia". Pathetic!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 1/30/2013 10:51:50 AM     (No. 9148388)

One nation, under Allah....

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/30/2013 12:25:11 PM     (No. 9148637)

"The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American." --Teddy Roosevelt 12 October, 1915

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/30/2013 4:25:36 PM     (No. 9149122)

Translated, what they are saying is

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/30/2013 4:31:46 PM     (No. 9149138)

I´ve said it here before and I´ll say it here again...#5 is a troll,always taking the opposite view of ours in order to purposely stir controversy, much like a HuffPo lefty! It´s been said that Fort Collins and their schools have gone commie, and after reading this incredulous, outrageous, liberal crap, I must agree. Those poor kids.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2013 7:54:19 PM     (No. 9149446)

Try to remember schools receive federal tax dollars-ours and we have a say.

How will anyone learn English if We continue to accomodate them ?

Everywhere you go, there you are.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 2/1/2013 2:18:47 AM     (No. 9151710)

Diversity, and multiculturalism, are clap trap concepts that deserve the trash bin of history. Communism, socialism. progressivism are full of worms, maggots, and rot.

Protect the divinely inspired government of our constitution, and get out of the sewer, fools.

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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