I really don’t understand why we HAVE to celebrate Ramadan along with holidays that are CLEARLY in our American tradition like Christmas, and that same Islamophobic sentiment is animating parents who are revolting against their kids being made to sing “Allah Akbar” at a holiday concert.
Unless we stop this, we’re on our way to living under Islam. https://t.co/ksIxIL4h11
— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) December 18, 2015
Of course, degenerate liberals are mocking Bachmann for this tweet, and although she might be exaggerating a tiny bit, there is still cause for alarm.
More from CBS Minnesota:
Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.
At Thursday night’s concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great.”
Christian and Jewish songs will be performed as well, but the Ramadan song is getting all the attention.
It started with a post on Facebook. A parent of a ninth-grade Blaine choir student posted the lyrics to the song the choir has been practicing. When others learned students would be singing the song on Thursday, the comments took a turn.
One person posted, “No child should be forced to sing a song about the Muslims and the religion of hatred.”
Another parent, who didn’t want to be identified, told WCCO phone that considering the recent events in Paris and San Bernardino, singing a song about Allah would be “insensitive.”
The Anoka- Hennepin School District said they have received about a dozen complaints about the song. Some are from parents, some are from people not even affiliated with the school.
In a statement, the district said that they have students from many different backgrounds and cultures, and they promote equal opportunities for all students.
“Songs are not performed in a worship setting or to promote religion,” the district’s statement said. “but rather in [an] educational setting where students are learning and performing music.”
A spokesman for the district said the Arabic song will be sung during an audience participation portion of the concert.
When 70% of Americans identify as Christian and less than 1% identify as Muslims, why do we have to force our kids to praise Allah? Absolutely absurd.
I don’t have a problem with High School kids being taught something about what Islam is as a religion, that’s useful information. But to celebrate the religion in a “holiday concert” is to give it deference that this country just doesn’t owe to it.