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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Only One? (Video Added)


According to this article dated February 15, 2012, "Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah,'" one and only one member of the school choir had the courage to make a stand (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire.

James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper said, he quit.

"I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. "This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth."..
The school district continues to defend its decision to include the song in the choir's repertoire.

I find it difficult to believe that James Harper is the only choir member with objections to song. Likely, he isn't the only Christian choir member, either.

Revelation 3:16 states the following:
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
ADDENDUM

The song to which James Harper objected (Thanks, Debbie):

28 comments:

  1. I heard Caplis and Silverman, two local Denver radio talkers, talking about this on the way home.

    Have you read the lyrics to this song? Ugh...

    It sounds more like an indoctrination statement. I couldn't imagine how it would sound being sung...

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  2. "Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

    Nicolas D. Kristof, NY Times, March 6, 2007

    Silver, you are disagreeing with what the president has said about the sound of Muslim singing. Therefore, I can only conclude that you are a racist. ;)

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  3. Any minute now the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church will require it to be placed in their hymnals to show how "diverse" and "inclusive" they are!

    What next? Songs in praise of Satan? Sings in praise of Orgiastic Pagan Rites revisited? Songs celebrating Incest? Songs celebrating Public Nudity?

    I can just hear it now:

    Sin ain't so bad
    It's something we all share.
    It's not just a fad.
    Now show that you care.


    REFRAIN:

    Embrace the sinner.
    Embrace his sin.
    You'll be a winner
    'Cause Sin now is "in."


    Jesus loved sinners.
    Jesus loves you.
    Gobble your dinners.
    Then go out and screw!


    REFRAIN:

    Embrace the sinner.
    Embrace his sin.
    You'll be a winner
    'Cause Sin now is "in."


    Sorry! That may be a miserable excuse for satire, but then so much that's going on in churches today is a miserable excuse for religion. So bad in fact i comes across like self-parody.

    ~ FreeThinke

    PS: This new system of Verification Words has GOT to GO. Indecipherable nonsense. Just MORE unwelcome, ill-advised CHANGE. - FT

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  4. Alligator,

    With all due respect, the Muezzin's call to worship from high up in his minaret does not qualify as "music," anymore than a fire siren or the shriek of a policeman's whistle could be called music."

    Never having been inside a mosque -- even as a tourist -- I have no idea what sort o music they might sing -- if any -- but you can be sure it's not going to sound anything like like Palestrina, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Faure, Poulenc, Durufle, Messiaen or Sir Hubert Parry. Nor would it resemble How Great Thou Art?

    ~ FreeThinke

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  5. We will destroy ourselves from within I fear.

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  6. What of the parents of the other students. Is everyone in Colorado PC. I thought that only happened in California.

    I'll bet a Muzloon prayer is OK at graduation too.

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  7. I posted on this too, with the video of the song. When you see the video and listen to the song, and read the comments at both the reporting site and YouTube, it all comes together nicely. It is a shame that only one student stood up.

    The school said that no one was required to participate. I doubt most of them even knew what the song was about.

    Just like many had no idea what Islam was about before 9/11 and we had our eyes opened.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  8. "I doubt most of them even knew what the song was about."

    That's just it -- the sheer MINDLESSNESS of the age in which we live.

    The STUPIDIFICATION of America -- a deliberately planned desecration of a nice pretty good educational system by Marxist "termites" who long ago insinuated themselves into the works. Their acceptance was FORCED through lawsuits that cited The Bill of Rights and our Constitution -- the very documents of which this intellectual vermin has made a mockery.

    An ignorant, ill-informed, intellectually deprived populace is so much easier to control than one equipped with knowledge and the skill required to use critical thinking.

    We have not been conquered militarily, but we have been SEDUCED, SUBVERTED and horribly WEAKENED by cunning intellectual aggressors with big mouths and hard hearts.

    ~ FreeThinke

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  9. I thought we were against religion in public schools. I am confused.
    -- edge of the sandbox

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  10. Duh, Silverfiddle. All religion is 'indoctrination.'

    And no, we can't sing about God unless he's white, Christian and American, lol.

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  11. Lib man. My God is a swarthy Jew from the land of Judah...

    Alligator: Silver, you are disagreeing with what the president has said about the sound of Muslim singing. Therefore, I can only conclude that you are a racist. ;)

    Reminds me of when I was working up on a tower in Kuwait a few years back with my buddy Seth, a former Marine who stayed on as a civilian and who lived in Kuwait City.

    The evening sky was turning red when the guy in the tower started hollering. Seth said that he had to put up with that in his neighborhood all the time. He called it "the kill whitey song."

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  12. FT,
    This new system of Verification Words has GOT to GO.

    No kidding!

    I've removed word verification.

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  13. A friend of mine lived in Saudi Arabia for some years. He told me that the sound of that wailing call to prayer at midnight was eerie beyond description.

    It's not wonder that Muslims don't like dogs. I can't imagine that dogs don't start howling along with the imam's screeching -- or however one might describe the sound that emanates from the minarets.

    I realize that music has cultural differences. But, honestly, the wailer does sound as if he's in great pain or sorrow.

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  14. FT,
    Nor would it resemble How Great Thou Art

    Check out the video I added to the body of the post. From what I can decipher, that video is the Islamic version of "How Great Thou Art."

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  15. Woodsterman,
    What of the parents of the other students.

    Indeed!

    People are cowed, I think. They fear the label "Islamophobes."

    Such is dhimmitude.

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  16. Good to be able to hear what we've been discussing.

    It's not a SONG -- it sounds much more like a primitive, tribal WAR CHANT from Sub-Saharan Africa.

    As something to be studied in an Ethno-Musicology class it has considerable value -- and for what it is, it is very well performed on this video. However, I don't think it ought to be included in the mainstream of American public school curricula.

    As "expression" it comes across as dark, foreign, primitive, aggressive, simple-minded and decidedly EERIE. A clear and convincing example of what we ought NOT to be teaching our children.

    If you understand musical expression with any depth (few do, Alas!) you'd hear nothing cheerful, encouraging, compassionate, or persuasive about it. It is to this Westerner's sensibilities an excellent example of MILITANT IGNORANCE of the darkest, dreariest sort.

    ~ FreeThinke

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  17. Oh dear! Posted twice. Not intended. I'm sorry.

    ~ FT

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  18. FT,
    Not to worry about the duplicate comments. I'll delete those duplicates.

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  19. FT,
    I agree with your comment.

    That song is indeed eerie and sounds like a war chant.

    I'm not sure, but I think that I heard the word "mujahadeen" in there.

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  20. Liberalmann lied: "Duh, Silverfiddle. All religion is 'indoctrination.'"

    Actually, religion is an expression of humankind's deep thought, logic and reason.

    Aside from that, I bet you think your own religion is fine and all others are reasonable.

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  21. Liberals hurl the "close mindedness" insult at Christians routinely which I find sort of curious since such an attack reveals the bigotry of the left more eloquently than anything else I have seen from the left.

    When was the last time you heard a Christian issue a death threat because some refused to sing Amazing Grace? or drew a cartoon of Jesus? or refused to say Merry Christmas?

    We don't ask you to believe as us, we only ask you uphold the tenets that founded this Nation and allow us to practice our beliefs in peace.

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  22. Now here's a musical video of an entirely different kind. It's absolutely UNIQUE in fact. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your lips and good cheer to your heart.

    http://sorisomail.com/email/74298/como-se-danca-o-merengue.html

    After that I guess it could no longer be considered an insult to say, "Your girlfriend is a real dog," right? ;-)

    ~ FreeThinke

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  23. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if all this was part of a multicultural music package funded by one of the nonprofit foundations that the banksters funnel their money into.

    Then they do pilot programs by offering the school system money for implementing the program (read:bribe).

    If you ever wonder how liberals infiltrated the school system, this is how it was done a thousand times over. Back in the 1910s and such the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations funded professorships, but of course the professors they chose held their collectivist views and did not teach from a classic Constitutional perspective.

    I love what they said at the end of the article that it "was unfortunate that one student misinterpreted the lyrics". That's always how it is --it's all in YOUR head. Got my own tale on that line from the public school.

    Anyway, it would seem that the religious music thing is getting the kids ready for the one-world religion that goes with the one-world government paid for with the one-world currency.

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  24. Good on that student Harper, for standing up for his beliefs.

    The other thing that's surprising me is that the aclu hasn't launched it's various battalions of lawyers and other grievance mongers to challenge this. Why is a song praising allah not causing outrage and fits of shirt-tearing amongst the nations liberals.

    Maybe i'm wrong but if the song was about praising Jesus [the horror! here come the bible thumpers and theocrats to jail the homos, eeeeek!], i'm pretty sure liberals the world over would be tearing their clothes off in outrage and refusing to bathe. So why the crickets and navel gazing on this.

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  25. Where the liberals who screech about separation of church and state every time some kid carries a bible into school?

    Why is it that Christian students cannot express any religious beliefs in school yet we have so many examples like this?

    Wasn't there a school in California that had Muslim week or something?

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