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February 1, 2013

One nation, under Allah

Recitation of US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic angers some Americans.
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Image via Flickr user cindy47452. [Creative Commons]

A high school principal in the US state of Colorado is facing intense scrutiny for allowing a recitation of the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. In the past, students from Rocky Mountain High School's multicultural club recited the pledge in both French and Spanish. But the Arabic recitation, which was approved by the school principal Tom Lopez, spurred negative comments towards the school, in addition to a nationwide debate over social media.