When controversy erupted over Riverheads High School teaching students the Arabic text for "Allah is Supreme," some critics wondered the fuss made Augusta County look bad.
Sorry, but the Riverheads parents are not alone.
A recent controversy illustrating this tendency involves high school students in Blaine, Minnesota, instructed to perform a song in their Christmas concert that includes the Arabic phrase Allahu Akbar, which CBS considerately explains in its report on the event “means God is Great.” No, not quite. As Carol Brown comments in American Thinker, it means “Allah is supreme. As in Islamic supremacy.” It is also the cry uttered by legions of jihadists as they commit their acts of terror, slaughtering innocents at will. But students, to the detriment of all of us, are not informed about the implications of the phrase.
Time may show Riverheads at the front society, standing for its beliefs.