Skip to comments.Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag
Posted on 09/05/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT by Steelfish
Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag September 05, 2011
An elementary school in Colorado has come under criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian flag. The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.
Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position at the school. He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.
A photograph showing the raised Saudi flag alongside the lowered American flag was first posted on the Greeley Report, a local blog. It generated lots of local debate. We realize this is an extremely sensitive time with us getting close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11," Carpenter told the Gazzette.
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Maybe said principal would like to be stoned to death like they do in Saudi Arabia.
“The custodian (or student), Abdul, assigned to raise the flag didn’t know the protocol.” /s
Principal Brian Carpenter: Demonstrated/proven idiot.
Uh no Brian... it is always a bad time for that crap and you are more than welcome to emigrate to the ME if you feel that way.
Any reason for the saudi flag to be put up in the first place?
Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position at the school.
Right after photos were taken, videos were shot, and the content posted on Islamic websites for all haters of America to see.
No problem. What’s the fuss?
I used my saudi flag for a doormat until it got worn out.
Know of anyplace to purchase Saudi flag toilet paper? My oldest basset is starting to need a little help. Oh, and that principal’s home address so I can send the little soiled flags for him to place on the ground and roll around in ecstasy.
Look at the Greely Gazzette article. The American flag is not lower than the Saudi flag it is bowed in a form of salute or subjugation.......this principle knew exactly what the hell he was doing.
Treason comes so natural to these people they actually have to force themselves to act American when the circumstances are warranted.
That in itself is a foolish policy. Students of other nationalities, who should be on a legal pathway to American citizenship as a requirement to attend an American public school, should not be reminded of their past by these flags, but rather exposed continuously to American culture, values, and symbols - including the Stars and Stripes. Other than perhaps on special occasions, flags of foreign nations should have no place in American public schools, and certainly don't belong merely as a feel-good gesture toward immigrant youngsters.
Hey, this is a new one. So thoughtful of them to provide us with relief with all those mundane student/teacher sex scandals!/heavy sarcasm
Too bad there was not a good marksman nearby to shoot the damn thing off the pole.
unless maybe this was a one day thing. or a one week thing. I could see a school trying to encourage students to learn about the world by first showing all the foreign flags of every ethnicity of every student. But someone screwed up bad when they raised one of the flags higher than the US flag.
Idiot. NO Flag is ever posted higher then the American Flag.
And he is in charge of our children?? If kids are in an American school in an American city the only flag that they should see is the American flag and the State Flag.
Zero tolerance - fire the principal! Ignorance of the rules is no excuse. After all, they suspend students who wear a t-shirt with the American flag on it, saying zero tolerance etc. Sick of these traitors running our schools.
I’d have done what the Egyptian did to the Israeli flag. Torn it down.
I prefer Koranic toilet paper.
Pisses off the most jihadis for the buck.
My company being an international concern HQ’d in Canada, both national flags are displayed. In the U.S, ours is discernibly higher; in Canadian offices, their protocols govern. It only shows the proper respect.
To do anything else, particularly at a governmental entity, smacks of a deliberate (un-American) agenda...
So the American students are from another country? Are these the states-rights nuts that hang out in the hills of Colorado?
One could almost say Old Glory is “bowing” to the Saudi rag....
LOL, check out this tard’s blog:
“Universal breakfast”, what a twit.
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how many of those hijackers were Saudi again??
The principal should be fired for general stupidity
I’d bury him up to his neck in Korans and pelt him with horse manure. Two birds - one stone.
If there was ever a reason for a bloody rampage...
Sept. 19, no school......its Collaboration day.
Bowed flag, collaboration day, no better place to hide, then in plain sight.
There is no such requirement, I wish there were.
In San Diego and El Paso and other cities there are buses that pick up Mexican kids at border crossings so they can attend US schools and go home after school.
Most school districts will not reject illegal aliens at all when they apply.
Yes, I'm aware of that. Picking up Mexican kids at the border to go to American schools is particularly obnoxious. Displaying Mexican flags in those American schools adds insult to injury, especially when you consider who is paying for these Mexican kids' education.
Meanwhile you’d go to jail if you sent your kids to a better school across town.
Hope you didn’t buy it.
You are so absolutely correct!!!!
This principal and the staff that collaborated need to be summarily dismissed with loss of compensation and retirement. Will someone with savvy please forward this thread to the local Board of Education.
He din’t know no better. He’s jest a skool techer after awl.
This is what happens when you replace civics class with classes on diversity and multiculturalism.
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Yep, he knows the names of every two-bit country around the world by heart. I wonder if he can spell them?
As a public school with public funds, YOU CAN SUE THEIR ASSESS FOR PROMOTION ONE RELIGION OVER ANOTHER.
That is not only the Saudi Flag. But the inscription on it in Arabic, the Shahada, is that of a central tenant of religion of ISLAM, which is exclusionary, and which directly says "There is No God but Allah, and Mohammad is His Messenger" (أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله).
Here is where the ACLU could step in based on separate of Church and State (their ballywick), in a public organization supporting such a demonstration that violated the civil rights of others (non adherents to Islam).
Pix of flags show broken dowel on American Flag. (Sounds like something Charlie Chan would say? I’ll leave it as is.)
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