Sunday, December 20, 2015

'Allahu Akbar' Taught in Minn. School for Christmas

In the face of angry parents, officials of the Anoka-Hennepin County School District 11 are defending the choice of a multicultural "holiday" concert at Blaine (Minnesota) High School that included an out-of-season Islamic song of Ramadan with the all-to-familiar mandatory Muslim terrorist battle cry chant, which is translated "Allah is the greatest."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

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-- From "Anoka-Hennepin school holiday concert goes 'wonderfully' after stir over Islamic song" by Will Ashenmacher, Press 12/19/15

Leading up to the Blaine High School holiday choir concert Thursday, criticism emerged on social media over the inclusion of the song "Eid Un Sa'Eid." . . . The nine-song concert also featured traditional Christian Christmas carols, like "Angels We Have Heard On High" and "Silent Night," as well as "Hanukkah Song," a traditional Jewish carol.

Students pick the songs for the concert, according to district spokeswoman Kay Villella.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is considered by believers to be the month in which the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Mohammed. In 2015, Ramadan fell between June 17 and July 17.

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From "Parents Question Choice To Sing ‘Allahu Akbar’ At Holiday Concert" by John Lauritsen, WCCO-TV4 CBS (Minneapolis, MN) 12/17/15

“Songs are not performed in a worship setting or to promote religion,” the district’s statement said. “but rather in [an] educational setting where students are learning and performing music.”

While the Ramadan song mentions brotherhood and peace, the district says that any student who doesn’t feel comfortable singing it doesn’t have to. Their grade will not be affected.

[A] parent, who didn’t want to be identified, told WCCO phone that considering the recent events in Paris and San Bernardino, singing a song about Allah would be “insensitive.”

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From "Dist. 11 fields complaints about inclusion of Ramadan song in BHS concert" by Olivia Alveshere, Staff Writer, ABC Newspapers 12/18/15

“Students are involved in selecting these songs,” according to the statement. “Students of many faiths contribute songs representing their culture to include in this portion of the program.”

“Eid un Sa’Eid” was included in the holiday program last year as well, according to Kay Villella, assistant director of communication and public relations. To her knowledge, the district did not receive complaints about the song last year.

“Everything went well last night,” Villella said.

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From "Minnesota School Holiday Concert Includes Chants Of ‘Allahu Akbar’" by Blake Neff, Reporter, Daily Caller 12/17/15

The lyrics, in part, go as follows:

    All over the world
    Under the big-blue sky
    Muslims unite to worship Allah
    It’s a time of brotherhood, a time of peace
    Muslims are singing praises to Allah
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar
    La Ilaaha Illa-Allahu
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar
    Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd
    Families are gathering
    Remembering Allah
    And that His Love is the Greatest by far
    All Praise for You Allah

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Also read Angry Muslims Demand School Holiday for Ramadan in New Jersey

And read President Obama Gives Ramadan Proclamation (but missed Easter)