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Second Graders Told to Sing (“Allah is God”)
Fox ^ | December 16th, 2009

Posted on 12/16/2009 12:36:59 PM PST by TaraP

A battle over religion is brewing in central Indiana after a public school wanted second graders to sing a song declaring, “Allah is God.” The phrase was removed just before the performance after a national conservative group launched a protest.

The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production. It included references to Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. However, no other deity, other than Allah, was referenced in the show.

“It went off…without a hitch,” Danielle Thompson told the Indianapolis Star. “Several families thought it was a nice program.”

But others did not – especially David Hogan. His daughter came home with a copy of the lyrics just days before the production. Hogan, a Christian, told the American Family Association, a conservative advocacy group, that he was deeply concerned to learn that his daughter had been singing, “Allah is God.”

Here’s what the children were assigned to sing:

“Allah is God, we recall at dawn, Praying ‘til night during Ramadan At this joyful time we pray happiness for you, Allah be with you all your life through.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allyourkidsare; belong2islam; islam; islamism; islamofacism; islamonazism

1 posted on 12/16/2009 12:36:59 PM PST by TaraP
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Micah Clark, executive director of the Indiana AFA, launched an Internet protest once he heard about the allegations. “What surprised me here is that we’ve had a secular scrubbing of Christmas for so long and the school apparently didn’t see the problem with kids singing to Allah,” he told FOX News Radio. “You won’t even mention Jesus and you’re going to force my child to sing about Allah?

In email correspondence the school initially defended the reference as a way to be inclusive of all religions. However, once complaints starting rolling in, school leaders decided to eliminate the Allah reference.

That drew the ire of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. “It’s unfortunate if that was removed from the program just because of Islamophobic feelings,” Shariq Siddiqui told the Indianapolis Star. “Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.”


2 posted on 12/16/2009 12:38:25 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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!!!!


3 posted on 12/16/2009 12:38:37 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: TaraP

“Shariq Siddiqui told the Indianapolis Star. “Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.””

Forget it Shariq, Christians have tried this and failed horribly.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 12:40:04 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: TaraP

No way I would stand for that.


5 posted on 12/16/2009 12:40:38 PM PST by camp_steveo
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“Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.”

Dear Shariq,
OK- we’ll include your children in our next song: “Onward Christian Soldiers”. They can learn about our beliefs that way.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 12:40:58 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: TaraP

I’ve got a four year-old little girl who will be attending school for the first time next year.

God help them if they EVER try to force her to say anything like that.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 12:43:40 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: TaraP

PC Trailblazer Danielle. Forget Jesus....it's Christmas. Allah is great!

8 posted on 12/16/2009 12:47:18 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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schools are where you go to learn reading, writing and science..not social engineering.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 12:48:57 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (I think youre so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: TaraP

Allah U Ackbar!


10 posted on 12/16/2009 12:51:42 PM PST by rightbrained
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To: TaraP
“Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other ..."

11 posted on 12/16/2009 12:51:51 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TaraP

So they harass and persecute a kid who draws a picture of Jesus. They teach various kinds of sex in schools. Now this. Something is seriously wrong with the schools, and it’s called liberalism.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 12:53:40 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: oh8eleven

Bump!


13 posted on 12/16/2009 12:56:55 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: TaraP

Hey, let’s not forget Kwanzaa, that faux pseudo-African holiday dreamed up in the 60s by racist and convicted felon Ron Karenga (nee Ronald McKinley Everett).

Yeah, we gotta put that in.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 12:57:35 PM PST by jimt
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To: TaraP

Fishers stepped in that one big time.
Well money does not always buy smarts!!


15 posted on 12/16/2009 1:10:20 PM PST by handy old one (If you play in nature be prepared to be played with by nature!)
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My God, what have we done? Yesterday this news story was making its rounds.

Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man says his 8-year-old son was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick figure Jesus on a cross because the teacher thought it was too violent.
The man told the Taunton Daily Gazette for a story Tuesday his second-grader made the drawing Dec. 2 after his teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas.
The father, Chester Johnson, said on WBZ-TV that the teacher became upset when his son said he drew himself on the cross. Johnson says school officials overreacted.
The boy was cleared to return to school after the evaluation.
Superintendent Julie Hackett said she could not discuss an individual student and the school followed protocol.
Hackett didn’t return calls from The Associated Press on Tuesday.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 1:12:14 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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The Spirit of the Antichrist now permeates this world...

It will only last a short while, but we are in for more heresy, lies and persecution from the False Prophets until they fall into oblivion....


17 posted on 12/16/2009 1:15:57 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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Shariq Siddiqui told the Indianapolis Star. “Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.”

I wonder if he would feel as strongly about fair treatment in moslem controlled lands as he does here where he is still a minority???

18 posted on 12/16/2009 1:16:26 PM PST by parisa
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To: TaraP

Where’s the ACLU screaming separation of church and state?


19 posted on 12/16/2009 1:17:48 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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Wow...I live not far from Fishers...Hamilton County (IN) schools are supposedly some of the best in Indiana.


20 posted on 12/16/2009 1:19:56 PM PST by opus86
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“The Spirit of the Antichrist now permeates this world...”

Exactly. Something terrible was unleashed on this World in the last few years. I can sense it. The Global clock is nearing Midnight for us. Maybe just a few ticks away, then Judgment

21 posted on 12/16/2009 1:27:35 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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[[The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production.]]

Yeah? Was one of the songs “Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior’? No? Didn’t think so! ‘All inclusive’?

I went to my nephews ‘Christmas pageant’ last year, and there was NO mention of ‘Merry Christmas’, or traditional songs celbrating the reason for the season- Jesus Christ- but there were plenty of ‘happy Hannuka’ ‘Felis Novidad’ and mexican, and other ‘national holidays’ such as African, Indian etc, mentioned


22 posted on 12/16/2009 1:30:27 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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All the little muslim children should have to sing a song about Jesus being Lord of all and the only Son of God. Lets see how the muslim’s like that prayer..Then serve them pork rinds.....for a snack


23 posted on 12/16/2009 1:52:53 PM PST by goat granny
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To: rintense

I was wondering the very same thing...guess the LIE of separation of church and state the Left has been spoon feeding us for the last two decades only qualifies asa tool to destroy Christianity and advance their agenda.


24 posted on 12/16/2009 2:00:57 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.)
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To: TaraP

dumb*ss misread his memo from the NEA.
The kids were supposed to sing “Obama is God”


25 posted on 12/16/2009 2:05:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Shariq Siddiqui told the Indianapolis Star. “Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other

I agree completely with that sentiment.

The children should be taught about 9-11, as everything they need to know about islam occured on that day.

26 posted on 12/16/2009 2:32:05 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: NavyCanDo

In Soviet Russia they used to put Christians in mental hospitals. Maybe they still do.


27 posted on 12/16/2009 2:41:38 PM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: jimt

Kwanzaa is the National Education Association’s attack on black Christian families.

Dreamed up by a violent sex offender who was given an education job by liberals on his release from prison.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 2:44:30 PM PST by namvolunteer
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