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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oregon Grade School Bans the Pledge of Allegiance to Avoid Offending Muslims: Muslims Offended by the Ban

This article posted on Weasel Zippers was interesting, almost like something out of the UK.
(CBS) Most children growing up in the US memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. But, in one Oregon elementary school, the kids won't be allowed to recite it at an end of the year assembly.

The principal banned it that day so as not to offend Muslims.

One resident of Portland, Oregon was a little surprised when she received an e-mail from her stepson's school principal.

The e-mail said that the children would not be reciting the pledge because of its reference to God.

Instead, the students would memorize and sing the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

But it's not just non-Muslims who were offended.

At least one Muslim community leader says he feels the same way. Muhammad Najieb says that 'God' is central to the Muslim faith, and there are several references to him in every prayer.

Portland school officials say the principal was trying to be sensitive, but some Muslims say the ban caused hurt feelings, and may foster bitterness and division within the community.
The principal of this school banned the Pledge because he thought that for some reason Muslims would be offended by its recitation. Given the education and experience required to become a school principal, I would assume he knows that Islam is an Abrahamic religion that recognizes the same God as Christians and Jews. Assuming he is aware of this fact, the "under God" part of the Pledge can't be why he thought that this would offend Muslims. For review:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I'm guessing that this guy doesn't think that liberty and justice are offensive
to Muslims either.

So what part of the Pledge of Allegiance does he think might be offensive to Muslims?

I'm going to make another assumption: The principal is question is a hard-left Liberal. Yeah, I know that assuming a school principal from Oregon is a hard-left Liberal is going out on a limb, but I may be right in this case.

I can almost hear this: "I don't like Christians, and Muslims don't like Christians, because of the Crusades, and the support of Israel; I hate what America stands for, and so do Muslims. White people are the scourge of the Earth, and brown people are the victims of the white people's greed and lust for oil, so they also hate America too. I would never pledge allegiance to this modern fascist dictatorship under Bushitler, and neither would any Muslim. Gee... I bet Muslims are offended by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance..."

The biggest lie in the last 30 years is that "Liberals" are unracist, unbiased, unbigoted, and concerned with the welfare of all people.

-Tommy

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THIS IS AMERICA MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP TRYING TO APPEASE EVERY FORGEIGNER THAT OMES HERE AND LOVE AMERICA. WE WOLD NEVER GO TO THEIR CUNRY AND ASK THEM TO NOT READ "WHATEVER" OR TO STOP THEM FROM ANY OF THEIR COUNTRIES TRADITIONS. IT WOULD ONE NEVER BE CONSIDERED AND IF THEY CHOOSE TO COME TO AMRICA THEN MAYBE THEY SHOULD SPEAK ENGLISH AND FOLLOW OUR TRADITIONS OR IN THE LEAST MAYBE NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM. THEY CHOSE TO COME TO THIS GREAT COUNTRY FOR A REASON MAYBE WE SHOULD GET SOME BALLS AND STAND UP INSTEAD OF ALWAYS ATTEMPTING TO BE SOOO POLITICALLY CORRECT

7/02/2008 7:30 AM  

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