Students recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic at school
Parents outraged, principal not backing down
- Duration 4:25
- Date Jan 30, 2013
Parents outraged, principal not backing down
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The bottom -- high school student and a proud American this story it really hits home kids at rocky mountain high school in fort.
Colorado -- being allowed to say the pledge of allegiance to our flag old glory.
Over the school's intercom system.
Principal Tom Lopez is standing by that decision -- you can hang in about.
We'll get imagine a lot of the parents are happy here are some the feedback listened to feedback the principal cities says he's getting.
Most of them are generated at me and be in a poor leader and -- -- principles or allowing.
This un American activity occur lady pointed out to me that by allowing this to happen we're probably pushing -- Muslim.
-- -- -- To push Islam into the schools.
The how many cases have we heard -- school districts are trying to take under god out of the pledge of allegiance and here it is.
These students Bobby -- -- blood -- is always listen this is our.
Has also -- to do the translation in Korean and Chinese -- -- what is wrong with that they -- -- if they were doing some -- -- Muslim prayer I can understand that.
But they're doing -- -- they were doing the Muslim nationalism -- it is I -- consider this the American national -- was wrong with it.
While it a better guy Greg -- by the way yeah about houses are ready negatives on this principle ten -- -- and then suddenly we have bush campaign and I -- -- thought ma that led I defend the princess all PLC and a prince of pout and Elton because what I read this -- when I first heard it into combat I thought about sounds kind of strange -- things have changed a lot.
But I read and I deputies advocate these kids got to get -- is that we will learn more about the world and we want.
Figure out a way to do that -- that kids are being provocative and not high school teachers like a good safe place for them to him.
Try out and do and that's the same argument they're making when they were as they went -- we are being an ankle Harlow what they were in doctor thank you get good group.
In Texas where they are -- but they were forced to speak Arabic in in -- and parents had no way no way look.
I know a lot of people see this as a success but -- to be a real success would be an Arabic pledge of allegiance.
In Syria or Yemen that's and he would be an awesome success that lets you know what I mean W Ford to dodge ball in Berkus I think that would be fun.
But I and I will say this there's no country in history that survives by raising the self esteem of others it's it doesn't happen.
Can -- I thought.
It's all good -- I had to be awesome but I think -- throw off here equilibrium in your weight is to be since I never -- -- What I covered this hand are you kidding me and get crazy out and we talk about topic of yes probably do is.
Muslim prepare and -- Shiites were apparently there's some students in DC high schools.
That are allowed to set up they're good.
Prayer time because they're performing well back in class you know that I have.
And here ally here is that to teen from the lawsuits because everybody's gonna say what about.
You know plot my really what about my national what about my country and that's what's gonna happen you -- you can't do for one that you can't -- for the others.
That's going to be but also the time for doing well and class actually the people who are doing poorly in class probably indeed the prayer time a lot to break for better great significance not.
I just they did they would -- religions that require you to pray five times today.
That in mother sends to fall during the school day and they're doing along -- -- -- -- work.
To -- -- outside on the playground and and do their prayers -- a prayer -- is nothing actually nothing wrong.
I'm okay -- this stuff if if it's if the assimilation is a two way street.
You know I mean I this is what I said yesterday before -- I have a fear of it divisive country.
But we're no longer Americans we are Muslim we are black we -- Hispanic -- day.
I'd much rather have -- celebrate being an American and and that allows all this other stuff to happen -- you're.
And multi cultural I'm really -- Bob he -- a lot of press if my kids -- good.
Good student he's kept asking he should get the same amount of prayer time.
Out of the did it change that with what does this Supreme Court not that I -- -- -- sponsored -- Bob nest.
It no understandably viewed here if your religion required you to -- Catholic religion regarded very during the day that I share in the three would have the same equal -- but it doesn't.
What about religion required me to I don't dance you know without my pants on every five minutes -- -- -- really does.