Church organs too. Fun fact, one of the first Islamic rulers, Al-Rashid gifted the first organ to the Catholic Church as a sign of good will
@Dr Rick Sanchez, Yeah, if religious leaders could go back to sending gifts to each other instead of bombs, that would be great.
@Dr Rick Sanchez, we need more Mother Theresas and Al-Rashids in this world
@Dr Rick Sanchez, little did they know, the organ was laced with smallpox! Oh wait...
Learning Arabic wasn't the problem, In fact I'm all for that as it's important the world slowly learns to communicate with each other. The problem was the school making the children translate "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah", clearly violating the separation of church and state
@BroJoe, don't think that is what it actually said, pretty sure that was made up to make it look horrible
@BroJoe, yea, I'd be fine with my kid learning any language he wants to on his own terms. Not the slowly communist government.
@umeni, I don't know how to break this to you but the public school system is a socialist program run by the government. Same with the police. They're everywhere man
@BroJoe, so even if that were true, they were just translating sacred words from their scripture. So if that offends people, we can no longer write anything about how Jesus is the son of God in schools either, right?
@Buffalonian, most public schools don't do this either
@El Stud 69420, because it's still a desperation of church and state
@El Stud 69420, separation*
@Hoopscallion, I know. Somethings I'm willing to pay for. Military, first responders, schools. Gladly. Just not welfare and the extreme socialist programs.
@Buffalonian, no, you can't. Literally no. Jesus Christ I thought we got that through decades ago.
@BroJoe, yes that's because they were learning the pillars of Islam during the religions unit. They read the same important lines for all the major religions and learn about all of their histories
@umeni, the military is the most socialist program there is.😉
@BroJoe, the assignment was to practice the art of calligraphy not translate the words. The meaning of the words were already provided in the directions on the worksheet as just an FYI of what they were writing but the main assignment was just to try writting it in the same style.
@ozzlik, Actually, the image of the worksheet was featured on Fox News, and that's exactly what it said. I'm not Siding with one party or the other, but it did say that.
@BroJoe, I think it would actually be a lot better if we abandoned our separate languages and all just learned English. I only say English because most kids in the world already have to learn it in school. It would make things so much easier in the future when communication becomes an even bigger part of our lives and we become a closed global society. Language is the only thing that separates us. Think about when you're playing a game at 4am and you end up in a lobby with all foreign people. You have no idea what they're saying and feel like you don't belong. Do we really need to have multiple languages? Wouldn't it just be easier if we all just spoke English?
@BunnyGruff, most people are learning English as a second language, including the middle east.
@BroJoe, because the people complaining about it are the ones who define you want separation of church and state.
@ozzlik, the assignment was to write those words.
Those words are a sacred part of the Islamic faith, and saying them in public is one of the first parts of converting to Islam.
Separation of church and state, is separation of all religions and state. Not just Christianity. Would it be ok if students were told to write the Lord's Prayer (our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be they name...) No. That's teaching religion to students, which is a clear violation. Hell, in a lot of schools you can't even have Christmas trees up because it violates church and state.
Oh, and according to the teacher there was no plans to teach Christianity or Judaism.
@Buffalonian, you're a frannie fairy, I take it?
Our numbers aren't actually Arabic. They're taken from Arabic and other languages. So some numbers look like their Arabic counterparts, others don't.
Excluding zero, which origins in India.
Since when have we been learning arabic letters?
I gotta learn Arabic for next semester of college. I can barely English
They already outlawed numbers in Virginia.
@ayyyy, as a virginian, I can confirm
And what have they contributed to science as a whole in the last two hundred years
@CrazyRightWinger, Are you... are you trying to devalue the importance of numbers?
I know this is a year late, but is no one concerned that the numbers originated from India?