A group of students at a high school in Fort Collins, Colo. recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on Monday over the school’s intercom, reports local NBC affiliate KUSA-TV.
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School, Tom Lopez, is standing by his decision to allow the unique rendition of the traditional expression of patriotism that millions of Americans know by heart.
This year, a Rocky Mountain High student group asked Lopez if he would allow them to translate and recite the pledge in various languages.
“We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School,” Lopez told KUSA. “They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully.”"Some outraged parents have called and emailed the school expressing strong condemnation of the practice."
Actually, I would expect that Muslims would be more offended by this recitation than anyone else.