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Oregon School bans Pledge of Allegiance, not to Offend Muslims

Posted by thebosun on June 18, 2008

From my friends at Islam in Action

One dhimmi elementary school principal in Oregon has banned the Pledge of Allegiance, so as not to offend Muslims. Slowly they chip away at life as we know it.

If this does not stop. Eventually Bibles and all non-Islamic religious symbols will be banned. All for a group of people who have never heard the expression “respect is a two-way street”. When will this madness end?  Read the following article, Pledge of Allegiance:

(CBS) Most children growing up in the US memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. But, in one Oregon elementary school, the kids won’t be allowed to recite it at an end of the year assembly.

The principal banned it that day so as not to offend Muslims.

One resident of Portland, Oregon was a little surprised when she received an e-mail from her stepson’s school principal.

The e-mail said that the children would not be reciting the pledge because of its reference to God. Instead, the students would memorize and sing the Preamble to the United States Constitution. But it’s not just non-Muslims who were offended.

At least one Muslim community leader says he feels the same way. Muhammad Najieb says that ‘God’ is central to the Muslim faith, and there are several references to him in every prayer.

Portland school officials say the principal was trying to be sensitive, but some Muslims say the ban caused hurt feelings, and may foster bitterness and division within the community.

Source:  WCTV.COM Pledge of Allegiance

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