Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah'

A young man after my own heart. I would be proud of him, if he were my son.

From Fox News:
A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire.

James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper said, he quit.

"I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV.
"This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth."


Bob's Blog said...

linked. Thank you!

christian soldier said...

A young man of courage-

Always On Watch said...

Good on this student.


Why didn't more students do the same?

I don't believe that this young man is the ONLY choir member who didn't object to this song. Where are THEIR guts?