Skip to comments.Second Graders Told to Sing (“Allah is God”)
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.
Heres 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.
Micah Clark, executive director of the Indiana AFA, launched an Internet protest once he heard about the allegations. What surprised me here is that weve had a secular scrubbing of Christmas for so long and the school apparently didnt see the problem with kids singing to Allah, he told FOX News Radio. You wont even mention Jesus and youre 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. Its 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.
“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.
No way I would stand for that.
“Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.
OK- we’ll include your children in our next song: “Onward Christian Soldiers”. They can learn about our beliefs that way.
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.
PC Trailblazer Danielle. Forget Jesus....it's Christmas. Allah is great!
schools are where you go to learn reading, writing and science..not social engineering.
Allah U Ackbar!
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.
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.
Fishers stepped in that one big time.
Well money does not always buy smarts!!
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.
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....
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???
Where’s the ACLU screaming separation of church and state?
Wow...I live not far from Fishers...Hamilton County (IN) schools are supposedly some of the best in Indiana.
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