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January 31st, 2013
Speaking Arabic

Colorado HS reads Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

A Colorado high-school principal stands by his decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the school's intercom.

Students have always said it in English. This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.

First, the students translated the Pledge of Allegiance and read it in French. Then they recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read the pledge in Arabic.

Parents got mad.  Not sure why - it's not like a group of people who speak Arabic attacked America and killed thousands of people a little over a decade ago.   

-W&J's Producer 

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