Arabic Pledge of Allegiance angers some

Jan 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

A Fort Collins 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 in any way, shape or form an attempt to push an Islamic agenda ...

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from CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV:

"'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.'"

Yet many Muslims in Indonesia and elsewhere have claimed exclusive use of the name "Allah" for God.
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Don't you just love loony left political correctness?
That hippy principal should be horse whipped.
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Joe DeCaro wrote:
from CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV:
"'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.'"
Yet many Muslims in Indonesia and elsewhere have claimed exclusive use of the name "Allah" for God.
Christian Arabs use the word because it has been that way since.

Christian Indonesians and Christian Malaysians use or try to use the word to gain advantage in their Proselytization of Muslims in this part of the world.

Just a background before you proceed further, readers:

Christian Indonesians and Christian Malaysians comprised of mostly citizens of Chinese ancestry, who have been in competition with Muslim natives in economic and political sense.

About the use of the word, someone just smelled how slick, how sly, how savvy, how shrewd, and how cunning these people are - I am just trying to put the perspective before you in limited words. Please be game.
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I think the main reason people turn Christian in these places is because they feel neglected or oppressed by their original religion.
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I think the main reason people turn Christian in these places is because they feel neglected or oppressed by their original religion.
No. The few that do are wayward souls who lost sight of their goal and look for solace in depravity.

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Mawar wrote:
Christian Arabs use the word because it has been that way since.
Christian Indonesians and Christian Malaysians use or try to use the word to gain advantage in their Proselytization of Muslims in this part of the world.
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About the use of the word, someone just smelled how slick, how sly, how savvy, how shrewd, and how cunning these people are - I am just trying to put the perspective before you in limited words. Please be game.
Some group are trying to take advantage of the word, but it is the Malay group of the last decade. The word has been used by non-chinese christians for centuries without any issue - until it suddenly became an issue:

"Christians in Indonesia and Malaysia also use ‘Allah’ to refer to God in their languages. This comes through traditional translations of the Bible made back in the 16th-17th centuries which put the Hebrew’s ‘Elohim’(‘God’ in English holy books) as ‘Allah’.

But in 2007 the central Malaysian government decided to put an end to the old tradition and limited the usage of the term to the Muslim context only."

http://rt.com/news/malaysia-allah-forbid-musl...
Mawar wrote:
Just a background before you proceed further, readers:
Christian Indonesians and Christian Malaysians comprised of mostly citizens of Chinese ancestry, who have been in competition with Muslim natives in economic and political sense.
Chinese christians in Malaysia don't use the word Allah...(I'd turn away from a church if it suddenly use Allah to refer to god). Only the non-chinese christian group that would have no issue with the word that they already use it as part of their tradition - when today's Malays try to claim exclusive right to that word, they are simply robbing the other group's tradition.... but what don't we already know about certain Malay's behaviour? Ibrahim Ali for one? Are you part of his Perkasa group that would call for holy war against christians? Howcome I don't see much complains about people like him as: "someone just smelled how slick, how sly, how savvy, how shrewd, and how cunning these people are" - the language you applied to the group who simply tried to preserve their centuries old tradition of using the word Allah?

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