dailycaller.com Some parents at a Minnesota school are upset with a choir teacher’s decision to have students sing a Ramadan song that includes the words “Allahu akbar” during a holiday concert. For a Thursday night holiday concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs chosen is “Eid un Sa’Eid,” an English-language song with some Arabic words that celebrates the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The lyrics, in part, go as follows:
All over the world Under the big-blue sky Muslims unite to worship Allah It’s a time of brotherhood, a time of peace Muslims are singing praises to Allah Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaaha Illa-Allahu Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd Families are gathering Remembering Allah And that His Love is the Greatest by far All Praise for You AllahWhat rankles some parents are the repeated chants of “Allahu akbar,” which means “God is the greatest” in Arabic, and is a common phrase throughout the Islamic world. In the West, though, it’s best known as a battle cry for Islamic extremists (though the phrase is hardly exclusive to them).
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