A Case for Qur'anic Arabic - Arabic as a Second Language
Several years ago, the Board of Supervisors of the dhimmi Fairfax County Public Schools decided to institute Arabic as part of the foreign language curricula and instituted pilots at three high schools, including Herndon HS, where there is a concentration of Muslim students. Northern Virginiastan does not deny that Arabic is a language used by millions, but saw the institution of Arabic as a means of enabling Muslim students in their religious education. An article in Washington Post featuring a picture of three laughing female Muslim students in hijab from Herndon HS confirmed Northern Virginiastan's suspicions.
Now comes the ALIF Project, which plans to institute Arabic in public schools at all levels everywhere. Here are a few choice quotes from this site that caught my attention:
"ALIF has launched a recruitment drive in which a mosque will "adopt" a high school, funding and providing an Arabic teacher."
"Recently, ALIF proposal was sent to the King Faisal Foundation, which was set up by the former king of Saudi Arabia, and is awaiting a response." This was after several American foundations wisely turned downed the proposal and didn't play the role of the dhimmi.
"Arabic is the language of the Qur'an. In order to convey the message of Qur'an in North America and Europe, we have to first deliver its language. Knowledge of Arabic can then help the Western countries recover from the present moral decay."
This clearly shows the effort of Islamic organizations to interpenetrate the public shools, a topic of recent posts on the Northern Virginiastan weblog.
Conclusion: Northern Virginiastan actually supports teaching of Arabic in the public schools. After 9/11, we need more people knowledgeable in Arabic for intelligence purposes. However, teaching of Arabic should be free of influence by Islamic organizations.