My Local High School – “One Nation Under Allah”

The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.  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.”

HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’ |

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28 Responses to My Local High School – “One Nation Under Allah”

  1. Marc says:

    What on earth is wrong with that; it’s the literal translation of “God” (and Muslims believe in the same God, no less, as Christians and Jews)?

    • You have no problem with pushing one particular religion in public schools?

      There is nothing wrong with Sharian law either.

      • Marc says:

        It’s the Pledge of Allegiance; I don’t care how anyone says it. In most schools, they don’t say it at all.

        • David A says:

          Do you care about the very false invention of history in are school textbooks, glorifying Islam with vey false perspective of history, and downgrading the founders of the US?

      • Dave N says:

        If speaking the pledge of allegiance in schools excludes some religions (since the English version implies that it is not Islamic, Hindu, etc, and translations to other languages can have the same effect), I expect they’ll need to change it.. again. I guess 60 years was a pretty good run.

        • philjourdan says:

          Hindu? Yes. Buddhists? Definitely. Islam? Nope! Their god is the same as the Judeo Christian God (and they even say that Mohammed was the prophet, not Jesus).

    • Oh, did they recite the Pledge in Arabic, or did they just choose one particular word?

  2. TheJollyGreenMan says:

    You are in America and do know that the kind Caliphate will allow anesthetics when its time for your daughter to have her FGM procedure, what is the problem?

  3. Richard Mallett says:

    Why is the USA described as a nation under God anyway ? Why does it have ‘In God we trust’ on its money ?

  4. SilverBear says:

    “Allaah” is simply the Arabic word meaning “The [One] God” –and is in fact a better translation of the Greek New Testament term ὁ θεὸς than is the common English word “God.” BTW, it’s the word Arab-speaking Christians have used since _before_ Muhammad, and it is used in Arabic-language Christian Bibles.

    • gator69 says:

      You obviously have not read the Muslim version of the End of Days.

      • SilverBear says:

        The fact that I am somewhat familiar with Arabic and Greek languages in addition to my native English means (somehow) that I’m “obviously” not privy to whatever silly warmonger propaganda that you think you “know”. . .? Eh?

        The fact that _you_ are changing the subject about linguistics to some conspiracy BS in a comment to my post seems to suggest that “obviously” you would be unable to read a word of the Greek New Testament if you had it placed in front of you. Ditto anything in Arabic.

    • Islam, in its conception and philosophy, has no moral parity with Christianity, nor with any other of the major religions, though all are tainted with common, prehistoric, and fearful misunderstandings–Mohammed, who rationalized away his many sins, and outright crimes, as he increasingly found the need to do, never approached the moral level of Jesus of Nazareth, and his followers permanently divided his religion into warring camps immediately after his death. Islam only subscribes to the same idea of One God as does Christianity (unfortunately, it is the Old Testament, and earlier, idea of a jealous, fearful god, which the Christ covenant permanently set aside and superseded, 600 years before Islam was inaugurated), and wastes all of its moral credibility on libelling (falsely demeaning), and worse (all the way up to beheading, as we have seen even in our own time), those who honestly disbelieve in it. The word “Allah” has no common word origin with “theos”, which was the ancient, common descriptive name for a “god”; it means “raised On High” and “the highest”, and its root, “al-e” or “ali”, has been associated since before the beginning of known history with bloody strife (look up the Greek “Aloeids”, for example, who fought the gods, and the “aleian plain”, wandered by the broken Bellerophon after his fall–bucked off by Pegasus, when he tried to ride him up to heaven, after striving with and killing the Chimera–until his death), as has Arabia itself (it is in fact at its root, the same word as “Ares”, the Greek name for the god of war, and “Mars”, the Roman name for that god, and “Eris”, the name of Ares’s sister, which in fact means “Strife”–in this same vein, Arabia is surrounded on three sides by what was known from earliest times as the “Erytheian Sea”, and on the western side it is still known as the Red Sea (as in red with blood, due to a once-upon-a-time great strife imposed upon that part of the world by the “gods”). Simply put, “Allah” was formed out of the once common fearful imaginings of eternal strife on the part of Man, and between Man and God, and is at odds with the more correct sacred tradition of “God” as a loving All-Father–making us all “Sons of God”–and its use only drags men back towards those fearful imaginings of ancient man, which were but misunderstandings that confused God with the real “gods” who once brought fire and death to the whole world.

      • SilverBear says:

        Sorry. This is propaganda tripe, not anything recognized by mainstream linguistic studies. Not even as good as the weird one I often see about “Allaah (masculine or neutral) = Al + ilaat (feminine) (AKA pagan Moon goddess at one point in history) therefore Muslims worship the Moon Goddess.”

        Sadly, like CAGW fanatics, anti-Islamic fanatics seem to get most of their “facts” from other fanatics on the internet, instead of putting in serious time studying the scientific basis of what they’re saying.

    • Jl says:

      “Allah is simply the Arabic word meaning God…” And “Dios” is a Spanish word for God. Are we speaking English or not?

  5. SilverBear says:

    I think the issue is a phony one anyway, since “pledging allegiance” to a cloth idol representing the State is a pagan activity that is forbidden in both Christian and Islamic doctrine.
    😉

  6. jeo says:

    God, Allah… whatever, might as well be Zeus or Thor. All the same. We’re a nation of laws, not bearded sky man arbitrary rules.

  7. philjourdan says:

    I wonder if they will require the girls to wear Burqas next?

  8. emsnews says:

    I vote we pray to Thor. He is, after all, a bona fide total weather god! 🙂

  9. Jeffersonian says:

    It’s time to take Jefferson’s advice:

    “Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

    –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

  10. Billy Liar says:

    I hope the ‘Cultural Arms Club’ don’t leave Pastafarianism out of their circle of religions. I hope to hear of … ‘one nation under the Flying Spaghetti Monster’.

    http://www.venganza.org/

  11. SilverBear says:

    Praying to Thor might be acceptable to both skeptics & CAGW people, depending on what they imagine he favors. But then:
    Do we correctly invoke him as “THor” (with the theta initial) or as “Tor” (as Nordic people, without the theta-sound, pronounce his name?)
    Theological problems everywhere!!!
    😉

    • Fat Tony says:

      I call Him Tor – and he’s got my vote….cool dude

      • Olaf Koenders says:

        Thor was probably more real than Jesus in any case. Until the 4th century, Jesus was always depicted as a clean-shaven youth.

        Now we know the bearded image on the shroud is a fake.

        • philjourdan says:

          They should have used a camera, right?

          There is no physical evidence Thor existed. Regardless of your opinion of Jesus, there is a lot of evidence he existed.

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