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Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah"

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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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edit on 15-12-2015 by Rikku because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Just another Islam bashing thread. Nothing to see here. Seriously, a non story but the OP is doing his best to sensationalize it.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Grimpachi

They were told what it meant



By who? The article clearly states:



“The statement presented as an example of the calligraphy was not translated for students, nor were students asked to translate it, recite it or otherwise adopt or pronounce it as a personal belief,” the district stated.

They said it was all about the art — not about the theology.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn

It is the religious part that is not being addressed.

I guess your fine with it as long as it is an Islamic phrase but I bet you would fall all over everything if it was Christian.



No, not everyone is ok with it. I think they should leave the religious messages out completely, however technically the didn't break the rules because they did include various other religions too.

Another issue is that it's being reported wrong for a reason. It's propaganda.
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: Rikku
am i missing something here? what is the problem?
i'm more suprised that caligraphy is taught in schools.

why would you be bothered that someone learned to write a popular muslim phrase?


How about they practice writing death to infidels that's another popular muslim phrase?


Why would they do that?

Do you have any basis for your statement or are you simply spouting generic rudeness and misinformed nonsense again my friend?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: ChesterJohn




“The statement presented as an example of the calligraphy was not translated for students, nor were students asked to translate it, recite it or otherwise adopt or pronounce it as a personal belief,” the district stated.

They said it was all about the art — not about the theology.


Question: Are you afraid that copying squiggly lines is going to convert people?


Are you worried if they copied Chinese proverbs they would become too Zen to concentrate on other aspects of their scholastic studies?

Some of the most beautiful examples of calligraphy occur on religious documents, a perfect example of study the art of beautiful handwriting.

We should be more concerned about the overall standard of people's handwriting to begin with and spelling.

No hearts over 'I's please.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

I am not worried about it, but the question was asked of the OP if he was worried about conversion through copying squiggly lines that none of them knew the meaning of.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Grimpachi

Just another Islam bashing thread. Nothing to see here. Seriously, a non story but the OP is doing his best to sensationalize it.


Agreed, the Op's obvious attempts to create hype and racial hatred is clear.

I show my distain for the OP and there attempt to ridicule ATS with there own nasty agenda.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

No Exactly,

One calligraphy assignment a caliphate doesn't make.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: Rikku
am i missing something here? what is the problem?
i'm more suprised that caligraphy is taught in schools.

why would you be bothered that someone learned to write a popular muslim phrase?


How about they practice writing death to infidels that's another popular muslim phrase?


Why would they do that?

Do you have any basis for your statement or are you simply spouting generic rudeness and misinformed nonsense again my friend?


Don't delude yourself I am not your friend.


I disagree, I have many freinds and include you as one of them.

Care to answer the question my good buddy?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: Rikku
am i missing something here? what is the problem?
i'm more suprised that caligraphy is taught in schools.

why would you be bothered that someone learned to write a popular muslim phrase?


How about they practice writing death to infidels that's another popular muslim phrase?


Why would they do that?

Do you have any basis for your statement or are you simply spouting generic rudeness and misinformed nonsense again my friend?


Don't delude yourself I am not your friend.


"Deluded," would be like saying something such as:

When discussing students writing down the word God in a different language;

Someone makes the leap to connect it to writing down "death to infedels."

And don't worry, no one really cares about your stance on who is and isn't your friend.




posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

I am not worried about it, but the question was asked of the OP if he was worried about conversion through copying squiggly lines that none of them knew the meaning of.


It means "God."

Kind of like, "In God we Trust."

"One nation, under God,"

What's the issue here, again?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi
Except when it comes to anything that can even remotely be attached to Christianity, then it is suddenly all about the separation of Church and State, even if it is about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. If it is supportive of Islam, then it is all quiet on the front.

You are of course right when you say we are both entitled to such an opinion. And this is just another thing we will have to disagree on.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
am i missing something here? what is the problem?
i'm more suprised that caligraphy is taught in schools.

why would you be bothered that someone learned to write a popular muslim phrase?


And what would your opinion be if the caligraphy they traced said 'Jesus is Lord'?



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: nonspecific

originally posted by: Enochstask

originally posted by: Rikku
am i missing something here? what is the problem?
i'm more suprised that caligraphy is taught in schools.

why would you be bothered that someone learned to write a popular muslim phrase?


How about they practice writing death to infidels that's another popular muslim phrase?


Why would they do that?

Do you have any basis for your statement or are you simply spouting generic rudeness and misinformed nonsense again my friend?


Don't delude yourself I am not your friend.


I disagree, I have many freinds and include you as one of them.

Care to answer the question my good buddy?


Uh huh, be right with you go have a seat.


Yep, still not answering the question then,

Go on give me one of those lame insults again.

I love it when when you do that.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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The whole class must now be wearing Hijabs and turning down pork with all the commotion this will supposedly cause.



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