Now I hear of another school that has overstepped the bounds by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic and substituting ‘One nation under Allah’ for ‘One nation under God.’ This just took place at Pine Bush High School in the small rural town of only of 1,700 people located about 80 miles north of New York City.
Supposedly the Arabic Pledge of Allegiance was part of their honoring National Foreign Language Week. Each day the Pledge was recited in a different language and this past Wednesday the school chose Arabic.
It didn’t take long for a number of students and parents to complain to the school. Many of the complaints came from Jewish students and families who had lost loved ones in the war against Islamic terrorism. As the complaints came pouring in, the school quickly issued an apology saying:
“We sincerely apologize for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited this morning in the high school in a language other than English. In our school district the Pledge of Allegiance will only be recited in English as recommended by the Commissioner of Education.”
Andrew Zink, the student body president defended the Arabic Pledge and said he would do it all over again.