Colorado HS Students Pledge Allegiance to the Flag ... in Arabic
Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado is allowing its students to say the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic ... and it's raising the eyebrows of some critics.
UPDATE: In an update on Thursday, Trace Gallagher told Megyn Kelly that the principal has added to previous comments, saying of his decision, "We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school. This is very American, not un-American."
The Poudre School District itself issued a statement, with Communications Director Danielle Clark saying, "We understand that not everyone would agree with the students' choice. We've heard there are some who are upset ... [we] received one email from a person who 'thought it was a great thing.'"
The principal responsible for allowing the translation is Tom Lopez, who says he has received a number of critical comments from parents, most of which "are generated at me at being a poor leader and a poor principal for allowing this un-American activity to occur." Lopez also said that some of the complaints claim he's pushing Islam into the schools.
Bob Beckel doesn't see the problem with it, however. "This
is part of a cultural club who has also done the translation in Korean and Chinese," he pointed out. Dana Perino backed Beckel, supporting the school, as well.
Bolling wasn't buying their rationale, however, saying, "That's the same argument they were making [...] in Texas when they were forced to speak Arabic in class."
Watch the segment below, and you be the judge:
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