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New York School Requires Students To Learn Arabic

May 28, 2012 by  

New York School Requires Students To Learn Arabic
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A public school in New York City will require students to learn Arabic.

In September, a public elementary school in Harlem will require students to learn Arabic.

Students in the area have a choice as to which school they will attend, but students in the 2nd grade through the 5th grade who decide to go to PS 368 will be required  to study Arabic twice a week for 45 minutes.

The Global Language Project is providing teachers for the initiative, and the Qatar Foundation is providing the funding.

One of the ways students learn the language is by playing traditional games such as Duck, Duck, Goose or Simon Says. But the games are played using Arabic words.

“I like Arabic class. I like the words we learn. I thought they sounded funny at first, now I think they sound cool,” said second-grader Nayanti Brown. “I teach my little sister the words I learn.’’

Many New York City students already speak two languages: Spanish at home and English at school. They are excited about learning a third.

“I like it. You learn new words,” said one student.

“Two girls in our class are sisters and they actually speak Arabic. While they help us learn Arabic, we help them learn English,” added another.

“Soon, Arabic will be a global language like French and Spanish. These kids are like sponges. It’s amazing to see their progress,’’ observed teacher Mohamed Mamdouh.

In addition to learning the language, the teachers are hoping the students will learn to understand and appreciate the Mideast.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • P.Masiello

    Why on God’s green earth would you want to learn Arabic? So we can all be muslins? Chinese might be a more useful language-any of the dialects!

    • Robert Smith

      Is it a manditory class?

      What were the other options for languages?

      Rob

      • Nadzieja Batki

        It will be a required course as stated in the article.

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        By all means, let’s destroy America in all languages, hell we can’t even understand the lies of politicians in English!

      • CJM

        If it’s mandatory, the child is forced to comply—there are no options for another language to take its place. This goes against our freedom of choice and it is a propaganda ploy to force Americans, through their children, to acquiece to the enemy……..you have one prime example in how this works when you look at how Hitler conquered the German people by taking over the children first. Children were taught to turn against their parents; it didn’t matter if the parents were murdered by the German military because Hitler already had surrogate parenting via the government in place. Parents need to beware of this kind of forced education and vigorously fight it.

      • JerryWheelerWroteThis..

        PISS ON THAT!!! If my kid must learn another language it’s gonna be Spanish.. At least THEY don’t want to bury us.

    • old hillbilly

      It would be nice if they would teach reading, math, science, & a bit of unwashed history in English. Reminds me, English is how we communicate… wonder where that thought goes…. Could it be… that our global masters want us divided and stupid? What would happen if the masses who twitter and tweet across the globe, discovered a little finance and common sense – a way to protect their life savings from thieves! You’ll pay 15.3% SSI-MED again come 1-1-2103! It could be around 3% if we’d just hang a few thieves, anarchists, and communist revolutionaries within government and “education”. If everyone who has a computer, had a very simple annuity program, and the ability to follow a line from point A to B, this country would become prosperous and civil again!

      The point of verification could be a Foxy idiot with a clean shirt & bow tie explaining how the passing generation is ripping off the lost generation because they had savings and the non-productive milling masses had none. He claimed the unwashed had to pay for the old folks SSI payments… and that wasn’t fair!!! Because this CCP PHD trained “E-con-o’myst” can’t add or “deduct” , his “pupils” won’t know that a $50K (“median?”) earner pays in $351,900 into SSI @ 15.3% from 18/65, which would be $1.4 million in the bank @ 65/YR. & pay $145,395/yr if it earned 5% monthly all that time. If they paid for it, they are entitled to it… except in this age of corruption! If SSI doesn’t pay $24k/yr in bene-fits, then where is the $121,395/yr they don’t get? It’s a very complex math calculation. Fortunately, almost any computer (I-Phone?) could give the answers in a “wink” by pushing a few buttons. Unfortunately the lemmings hear music coming from the beach…

      If you can draw a line from your check to the benefit, you know thieves are running the system! If you draw a line from your pocket to the pot surrounded by global monopolists, you know they’re getting fatter for some reason & you know you can’t belly up to it because they’re bigger than you! If you draw lines from the “G & T” men, to and from the pot and money printing presses, you know they’re up to mischief! Then there’s the line between zero FED rates and the $145K you dumped in the pot that tells you the fat men walked away with the $1 million interest that wasn’t paid on your SSI investment from age 18 till death (78?). There’s a line of spilled money from the pot to the CPI index that explains why only 14 cents of your 1965 invested dollar purchasing power remains. Then draw a line between the pot owner “POTuSS” scattering good tidings, trinkets, and wealth to all who will bow and pay homage to the “great provider”. Your money is in his manure spreader and he’s fertilizing whole worlds of waste lands with it… and nothing is sprouting or growing except our unpayable national debt!

      Most of all, deductive reasoning and fact based logic have been erased from PC education, Harvard top down to the least capable in pre-k’er!

      Pass it on – anger helps when it’s deserved!

      • old hillbilly

        try 2013

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        Why worry, after all, what’s a dollar really worth?

      • louie1

        This is all well and good. If the UN has its way, we will not be able to push a button to get facts from the internet because they’ll have total control over it. It will be voted on next week and if our ‘representatives’ in DC keep selling us out, none of our info and searches will be private. If we had more representatives who stand for us, we won’t have to worry. But,………………?

      • http://N/A CintiCB

        O. Hillbilly, When you use the letters SSI are you referring to Social Security Income? The reason that I ask this is because there is a part of Social Security called SSI (Supplemental Security Income) which is, basically, the new Welfare. SSI is for people who have NEVER paid into it-originallly meant for babies born with a disability (blindness, deafness, Downs’ Syndrome, etc.). Disgustingly, much (?most?) of this SSI money, now, goes to adults (who have never held a job-never paid taxes) because they’re addicted to drugs +/o alcohol (in one family the mom and all five of her kids get SSI, FULL medical/dental, and food stamps because they’re all addicted to crack-the new Welfare). You KNOW what is the first thing they buy when they get ‘their’ money, don’t you? The guys who work at the local liquor store refer to the first of the month as mothers’ day-it’s their busiest day of the month-YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!!! There are, also, people who get SSI because they are illiterate! Apparently, teaching them how to read or rehabbing the addict is just too common sense! As far as teaching Arabic in the schools; they NEED to teach English, first. OMG, have you heard how our language is butchered by many ‘English speaking’ people. I, recently, heard the first quadruple negative I’ve ever heard. The local news interviewed someone in line to apply for unemployment benefits. The girl said, “I ain’t (1) never (2) not (3) had no (4) job before”. Some of our teachers who teach our kids have horrible grammer!!! Sorry to be SO positive and uplifting LOL.

    • http://yahoo catsueme

      simply to supply them with ready made knowledge of their langauge. make it much easier to indoctrinate.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      If we can’t get the point across in English then what IS the point?

    • Proud to be a Believer

      From Mitt Romney 2012 Site. After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney. As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employes over 90,000 people. Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others. Got your calculator handy? Let’s recap. Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernational campaign 1 year. Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years, Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years. Unpaid bishop and stake president for his church 10 years. No salary as president of the Olympics 3 years, No salary as MA governor 4 years. That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church.
      ON THE OTHER HAND- HOW ABOUT THIS ONE.
      http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/a-users-guide-to-smoking-pot-with-barack-obama
      PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AS IF YOU LIFE IS AT STAKE BECAUSE IT IS.

      • BobB

        ptbab-
        Romney taking credit for Staples today is like making a baby, leaving,coming back 30 years later and taking credit for how the kid turned out. Other business experience? My old man worked for a company called GST Steel that Romney can only run away from and blow smoke up your *** about and lie as to why not went out of business. You pretty much skipped his whole term as Governor of Massachusetts. Romney care. No matter what the man says it is his most lasting and largest accomplishment of his life.Just the thing this country needs right?A government run health plan. Job creation? Massachusetts was 46th or 47th. That’s very impressive in the wrong way. The olympics? Budget? See how much he spent-You’d a thought he was building his new house. then there’s the romney budget plan. Tax cuts for the upper bracket, increased defense (which ain’t a bad thing) but no way to pay for this stuff. But yes they will fill that in later. Sound familiar. I think it’s time to pack up and move to an island.

      • Karen

        You want smaller government, return to the constitution, someone truly for peace and non-interventionism, end of the federal reserve bank (privately owned by a small elite group of bankers that pocket the interest) and a true fiscal conservative who has never voted for an unconstitutional law or governmental pay raise for himself or others? Who is the only candidate who has never gone into debt and lives and speaks with honor and integrity? Vote for Ron Paul 2012!

        • Proud to be a Believer

          I agree Karen however, no one seems to bring up the website I have listed. What this whole thing was, was a comparison between Obama and Romney. I am not in love with Romney and do very much like Ron Paul however, one way or the other we have to get rid of Obama and I don’t think Ron Paul can do that. As you will also note, from Regan onward, all of the Presidents that were democrats were also Attorneys however on the flip side, all of the Republicans were ex business men, no attorneys. That should say something.

      • JerryWheelerWroteThis..

        You didn’t mention how many people in those businesses he or his ilk fired because they were at top pay and near retirement.. Then he replaced them with snot nosed brats earning minimum wage.. Great people person this fraud is.

  • David in MA

    Remember the communist saying: Capture the children, capture the nation.
    Another componant of agenda 21?

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      I guess Hitler was ahead of his time and David you are right, Agenda 21 lurks!

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        That’s United Nations Agenda 21 !

  • eddie47d

    I suppose it it easier for grade schoolers to learn new languages and there is a world wide economy they will be growing up into. Instead of going into the Middle East and treating them as an enemy how about learning the language and make them useful trading partners. This may be a better way to get through to their political and business leaders in knowing what to expect. Spanish should also be encouraged as a second language since we do alot of business with countries south of the border. I also bet that the Chinese are learning Spanish and Arabic since they are now fully engaged in the world economy.

    • bsg

      So 45 minutes 2 times a week, why they’ll be reading the Koran by the time they are in 14th grade!! Where do they get people qualified to teach duck, duck, goose (if that is even PC today) in Arabic? More money spent for teacher training I guess.

    • John Wilch (TSgt, USAF Ret.)

      eddie47d, making the language Arabic, the language of our enemies manditory is both asinine and foolhardy. As to the Spanish you mentioned its not the same language as the people south of the border speak. Now if you want to talk to a person from Spain thats the language that you learn in school today. It called Castillian Spanish not Brizilian, Mexican, South American or any of the languages currently spoken South of the Border.

      If any of my kids were in a school where they made Arabic manditory, I would pull them out and hire a qualified teacher to teach them properly. A second-language should be elective not manditory. BACK TO THE BASICS OF READING, WRITING AND ARITHMATIC!

      GOD BLESS THE US OF A and MAY SHE REIGN FOREVER!

      • Bill

        John, I certainly hope you would take the kids out of school. You do seem to have a great grasp of languages and, presumably, education as a whole. After all, the Spanish spoken ‘south of the border’ isn’t at all mutually intelligible with that spoken in Spain, Castilian or otherwise, is it? And the ‘Brizilian’ you refer to is as you infer, a form of Spanish, not Portuguese as those silly public schools would have children believe. Yes, may the US ‘of A’ indeed reign forever and may her children shun education and attempts to engage with the wider world via means other than the barrel of a gun FOREVER. Perhaps you could start a school yourself?

        • John Wilch (TSgt, USAF Ret.)

          All my kids are grown up and have kids of their own now. However, they are sending them to a private school where they have more control over who is teaching them the 3 R’s (Readin’, ‘rittin’, and ‘rithmatic!”).

          I only prey that the rest of America (The Freedom loving ones) wake up and kick the bum and his idiots out this November, especially Holder.

          GOD BLESS THE US OF A and MAY SHE REIGN FOREVER!

  • http://Bud12 Ed

    The students should be immersed in science and math for the future, not multiculturalism and diversity. Other than bomb making, what are the current achievements of the arabic speaking countries?

    • eddie47d

      Considering our nuclear arsenal and military budget I believe we are darn good at bomb making also. You are correct that we do need more math and science to regain our status in the world. Along with being more language effluent in whom we are doing business with. China and South Korea are even ahead of us on some scientific breakthroughs.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Ed, you are missing the point, they are “MANDATING” that means you are being forced to do something not given the option. The people that did this are criminal. Wake up, your country is going down the tubes.

      • Vigilant

        I guess you didn’t read the part about school choice.

    • eddie47d

      When I went to school French or Spanish were Mandated in order to graduate. They also had a Russian language class where few attended and it wasn’t mandated. Not everything is a “criminal” conspiracy and more is gained from learning a foreign language and little is lost.

    • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

      Ed writes: “Other than bomb making, what are the current achievements of the arabic speaking countries?”

      Emigration and high levels of reproduction. It’s how you take over the world.

      If America had their reproduction rate, we wouldn’t be having a Social Security crisis.

    • CJM

      Yes we are in need of teaching math and science to our children, but the enemy cannot conquer unless they capture our children—and the enemy always begins with the more vulnerable citizens, those who perceive they have less because of the wealthy. What better place to start than in one of the largest ghettos in the US?

  • Ted Crawford

    I would have no problem with the school offering Arabic as an option. A wise person might be well advised to learn the language of their enemys. Before anyone gets all bent out of shape with that, I don’t consider all Muslims as enemies! The fact of the matter is, however that Arabic is the language of the Jihadists, which I do consider as my enemy!
    I believe that any extra-cultural courses should be an opt-in instead of an opt-out and never, under any circumstances a requirement!

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      How little you know about Native Americans.

      • Ted Crawford

        A non sequitur there Joel. We haven’t, yet, lost the war with the Jihadists, though this administration seems determined to do so!

      • CJM

        Do you think he cares Joel? Many who learned the language of the several Tribes back then used it to betray the People…and the government still uses betrayal. Unfortunately, the citizens refuse to see the government in that light—otherwise, that wuss in the Oval Office would not be there today!!!

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Why offer it as an option when you can take away freedom of choice and mandate it? Really, what’s another freedom or so?

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      You may have a propensity to repeat history instead of learning from it Ted, as Indian I don’t!

  • steve

    since ny has so many latinos why not spanish? next thing you’ll see is the parents(mothers ) having to cover their face with a vail when they pick the kids up fronm school.

  • Chester

    An hour and a half a week spent learning something you would never even have thought of otherwise? This is as much an enrichment class as a language class, and as such will help these kids in all their other learning. The parents of these kids have their choice of several schools in the area and choose to send their kids here, so it is a parental option rather than one the kid gets to pick, but an option it is.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Let me see if I understand you, no matter what the cost to these parents they can just send their kids to another school at their cost no matter if these people are working or not in the worst economic times in history. And you call that an option, really? You must be a local politician!

    • http://yahoo catsueme

      it would be better if they taught chinese. they way they are doing our dollar will sooner or later bring us under their control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003557593545 Paul Reynolds

    Certainly shows where our education department is pushing us! Has eyery one in America lost their mind? Just say no to the stupidity. It would be nice to hear our kids use clear, concise english for a change, but that would require the “teachers” get off their butts and go to work, Ha, ha, to that.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Ah Paul you star gazer, it is tenure over ride!

    • Ted Crawford

      Paul
      Are you aware of the U-Tube video with the Social Studies Teacher and her students? I’m sure any who have read my posts, giiven my verbage, spelling, sentance structure, ETC. are aware of my limited formal education, but even I would feel confident against that ” Teacher? “! You can’t give what you don’t posses!

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        Ted, give me 30 seconds with this idiot and I’ll make her ears bleed!

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    Our Congress is a trash heap of Garbage false Americans with the chief Garbage collector in the Semi White House Obamination our Illegal Kenyan Born Sunni Muslim Communist Half Breed NOT BLACK for you really stupid people that don’t remember his WHITE Mother (fkr). Obamination was raised in a Sunni Muslim Indonesian School till age 13 and his father and step father’s were Sunni Muslim Communist’s and mother communist and grand parents communist’s.who all hated America, his pastor for 20 years hates America and Whites and preaches hatred towards America and Whites and all of Obamination’s past and present friends and Politico’s are Radical Sociualists, Communists and Sunni Muslims and all his CZARS 55 of them are the same and so are his two Supreme Court Justices and if you can’t see that then you are either a Traitor like them or just plain too stupid mto be alive.

    • Sirian

      VNV67-68,
      It seems as if most don’t understand Shariah and to what extent the Jihadists have been infiltrating our government – Federal & Local. Our school systems as well – very much so. This is a prime example of that in and of itself. Isn’t it unusual that they never simply look at what has been going on in Europe and continue to think that everything is “cultural”. Give me a break – you’re right, there’s way to many that are totally stupid when it comes to this.

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        I think it is more along the line of a mandated political correctness forcing us to think in a manner not conducive to freedom or liberty!……………..BRAINWASHING!

    • http://MSN RANDY RANDALL (FORMER 82nd AIRBORNE)

      YOU DAMNED RIGHT. THIS COUNTRY IS TURNING TO A PILE OF SH*T. NO SECURITY. NO PATRIOTISM. NO HONEST POLITICIANS. 12 MILLION ILLEGALS WE PAY TO KEEP. WE PAY TO INCARCERATE TOO.. BANKERS ARE LIKE BURGULARS. CONGRESS DOES INSIDER TRADING. PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH.
      I WAS AT BRAGG THREE YEARS AND THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA I WAS RAISED IN OR VOWED TO PROTECT. I AM THINKING IT IS NOT WORTH PROTECTING ANY MORE.
      OUR GOOD MEN DIE DAILY PROTECTING THESE IDIOTS THAT’S ONLY AMBITION IS TO ROB AND STEAL FROM THE HONEST CITIZENTRY. YOU KNOW WHOM I AM TALKING ABOUT THE FEW THAT WORK HARD TO PAY FOR ALL THE BUMS THAT HAVE NEVER WORKED.
      OBAMANATION IS THE DOWN FALL OF AMERICA. HOW DUMB AMERICANS HAVE BECOME NOT ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THIS FARCE CALLED PRESIDENT.
      BACK IN THE DAY WE PLAYED COWBOY AND INDIANS. WE KNOW HOW THAT CAME OUT. SOON IT WILL BE COWBOYS AND MUSLIMS. WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AGAINST MOST OF OUR TRUE RIGHTS I HAVE DOUBT AS TO HOW THIS MAY END. 25 YEARS AGO THEIR WAS NO DOUBT ABOUT AMERICA’S STRENGTH, BUT OBAMA WILL THIN OUR TROOPS TILL WE WILL BECOME SECOND TO MANY DIFFERENT ENEMIES.

      OBAMA IS BUILDING AND REPAIRING MOSQUES AROUND THE WORLD WITH YOUR TAX MONEY (ALL YOU IDIOTS CHECK) I THINK 785 BILLION IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. DON’T WORRY IT’S NOT YOUR MONEY IT IS OBAMAS, HE HAS THE PRINTING PRESS.

      DO YOU REMEMBER THIS JERK SAID HE WOULD BE THE MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINESTRATION IN HISTORY ?
      LIKE A COWARD HE HAS HIS HARVARD SCHOOL RECORDS SEALED (HIDDEN) AND “”IF”” HE EVER WROTE A THESIS IT IS ALSO HIDDEN AND TUCKED OUT OF SIGHT. YOU CAN READ MICHELLE’S THESIS”………….IT READS LIKE A CRY BABY.

      HARVARD IS CERTAINLY NOT THE SCHOOL IT USE TO BE HIDDING RECORDS FROM THE PUBLIC.
      WE CAN ASSUME THE THESIS OF OBAMA IS ALLLLLL BAD ABOUT AMERICA AS HE HAS IT HIDDEN. IF IT WERE GOOOOOOOD HE WOULD BE BRAGGING ABOUT IT LIKE HE BRAGGED ABOUT OUR SEAL TEAM 6 GETTING BIN LADEN. THE WAY HE BRAGGED I THOUGHT HE WAS THERE LEADING THE SEAL TEAM.

      THE ONLY, ONLY, ONLY THING HE DOES WELL IS READ A TELEPROMPTER AND CAN LOOK YOU IN THE EYE AND LIE TO YOU SO WELL, MOST UNEDUCATED BELIEVE HIS ( B.S.) AND I DO NOT MEAN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE.

      ROMNEY I HOPE WILL BECOME PRESIDENT BUT I HAVE DOUBTS HE WILL WIN. HIS
      ADVISORS MUST HAVE BEEN RETAINED FROM THE CIRCUS, HIS ADS ARE POOR AND WEAK. IF I WERE RUNNING I WOULD SHOW OBAMAS STATEMENTS THEN HIS FAILURES TO KEEP HIS LIES. LOW EMPLOYMENT , BALANCED BUDGET, HAHA HELL HE WAS NOT SMART ENOUGH TO PASS ANY BUDGET WHEN HE CONTROLLED TOTAL CONGRESS FOR 2 YEARS. DO YOU THINK OBAMA IS TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA FROM THE INSIDE BY BANKRUPTING THE USA ? HE IS GETTING CLOSER TO THAT END EVERY DAY.
      ENOUGH //./ ALL YOU DUMB ENTITLERS VOTE FOR THIS MAN WHO’S ONLY AIM IS AMERICAS DESTRUCTION. ALL GOOD RED BLOODED AMERICANS BE SURE TO VOTE AGAINST HIM.

      BEFORE SOME OF (YOU VOTED FOR HIM) TO PROVE YOU WERE NOT A RACIST.
      THIS TIME (VOTE AGAINST HIM) TO PROVE YOU ARE NOT A FOOL.

      • independant thinker

        Unless your keyboard is broken do not post in all caps. If it is broken then replace it as soon as you can.

      • OneGuess

        @it: What difference could it possibly make to the content of a post to post in ALL CAPS? Some with poor vision might find it easier to read ALL CAPS. ‘Just sayin’.

    • http://MSN RANDY RANDALL (FORMER 82nd AIRBORNE)

      WHY WORRY ? SOON WE WILL ALL HAVE TO LEARN ARABIC, SPANISH OR CHINESE.. THE IDIOTS IN CONGRESS HAS NEVER MADE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. PERHAPS THEY WILL MAKE THE USA’S OFFICIAL LANGUAGE SPANISH, CHINESE OR ARABIC.

      WE NEED TO VOTE EVERY PERSON IN CONGRESS OUT IF THEY HAVE SERVED 2 TERMS. THESE THEIVES STOLE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY THAT WEEEEEE PAID FOR, NOT THEM. THEY STEAL OUR MONEY THEN THEY TALK ABOUT IT BEING AN ENTITLEMENT … HAHA WHAT TRASH CONGRESS HAS BECOME.

      THEY ARE LIKE GREEDY BLOOD SUCKING LEACHES ONLY DOING WHAT WILL AID THEIR WEALTH. THEY ARE THIEVES, QUEERS, LESBIANS, INSIDE TRADERS, IRS DODGERS, TAX CHEATS, WHORE MONGERS, FRAUDS AND UNDER TABLE DEALINGS. JUST A FEW IN THE DIFFERENT CATAGORIES.

      IN THE MOVIE “THE GODFATHER” IT WAS SAID, AN ATTORNEY WITH A BRIEF CASE, CAN STEAL MORE MONEY THAN THE MAFIA WITH MACHINE GUNS.
      GUESS WHAT WE HAVE IN CONGRESS ? OVER HALF ARE ATTORNEYS.

      MOST AMERICAN ARE GETTING SO DUMB THEY DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE AND BRAG I AM DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN. IT IS HARD TO SOAR WITH EAGLES WHEN YOU COMMUNICATE WITH TURKEYS.

      NO MATTER YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS, USE COMMON SENSE AND VOTE OUT THIS TRASH. MAKE A CANDIDATE SIGN A NOTORIZED PLEGDE OF WHAT HE/SHE WILL VOTE FOR OR AGAINST. HOLD HIS/HER FEET TO THE FIRE.

      REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA BAILED OUT WALLSTREET AND THE BANKERS WITH YOUR MONEY ? THE BIG BOY’S THEN TOOK BIG BONUSES AND THE REASONING WAS TO KEEP THEIR GOOD PEOPLE.

      HAHAHA YES THE SAME GOOD PEOPLE THAT BANKRUPTED THEM. WHAT A CROCK BUT DID ANYONE DO ANYTHING BUT SIT ON THEIR A*SSES AND JUST LET IT HAPPEN. DOES WALLSTREET OR THE BANKS HAVE TO PAY BACK THIS MONEY ? OH WELL, WHY IS SUCH SMALL THING LIKE (787 BILLION) IMPORTANT ANY MORE.

      IN 1939 48 STATES WERE RUN ON LESS, YES LESS, THAN A (ONE BILLION) DOLLAR BUDGET. SEE HOW CONGRESS HAS BEEN THE REAL ENEMY OF OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY ? THIS YEAR WE WILL GIVE 50 BILLION TO COUNTRIES AS FOREIGN AID. YES. SEVERAL ARE MUSLIM THAT ONLY WANTS US DEAD. HAHA WHAT A JOKE WE GIVEAWAY MONEY WE HAVE TO BORROW. EVEN A FOOL IS NOT THIS DUMB BUT OUR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS SEEM TO HAVE BECOME.

      I REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHY I POST ANYTHING, IT IS NOT AS IF IT MAKES EVEN A TINY DIFFERENCE. AMERICAN’S SEEM TO HAVE BECOME DESENSITIZED TO OUR
      DIRE POSITION AND WHAT THE FUTURE IF ANY WILL BECOME.

      • BobB

        1939? secret service say hookers only $2.00 back in good old days!

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    Can you say “Kiss our Country Goodby”. You Liberal Muslim Communist Traitors in Harlem need to Commit Suicide Now or leave our Country and move to an Arab Country since you are brain dead. How any American can tolerate this brain washing of our children by these Muslim Communmists is beyond belief. This shows where the Blacks in this Country are siding with Muslism’s and the indoctrination of Sharia Law and the Brain Washing continues. Bloomberg wants to take your guns and is brain washing your children and building Mosques where they don’t belong allowing a Cult to Thrive in our Country which was founded on Christianity and now we have Devil Worshiping Cultist Muslims spreading their hatred for the Infidels and telling their children to Hate and Kill and LIE. There are no MODERATE MUSLIMS.

  • http://personallibertydigest Joel

    Vet, I too served our country when it was ours, Navy 61-65. The same years as the Civil War only 100 years later. Your rant is not fact-less or baseless. Today is not the America we knew and this is due to social engineering, political correctness and now we have the UN telling us what we can do, have, or say in our own country. This is called UN Agenda 21. It is the cancer that eats away at very fiber of our foundation. America’s enemies lie within. Obama, the Clintons, Soros, Wall Street, Hollywood. If a picture is worth a thousand words than what is a movie worth? This may be the “Mother of all Long Hot Summers”, it has all the ingredients.

  • tome

    Joel is the only one with any sense! We are taken over by the Mexicans, Chinese Diaper heads. next will be a war to see who rules. I speak Spanish well. The only thing I have learned from them is that when they are talking in Spanish they are laughing a the gringo.
    I worked years for the YMCA. Several years ago it became the Young Mexican (have not figured the C), Association. The only thing was I was the only person that understood Spanish. What a mess.
    So far here we have no taxi’s so the diaper heads own all the stores. The Mexicans don’t even want stores just Toco wagons. Shoot each other.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Ah yes, “THE MOTHER OF ALL LONG HOT SUMMERS”, brought to you by our sponsors, the Reed’s and Pelosi’s of the United States Congress. As they push onward in their Quest for the destruction of America we should reward them with higher pay, more perks, better insurance as they destroy your country after all it took a lot of work to bring all these fronts to this point of convergence. Marvel at what they have brought to our door step, we have race baiting, the worst economy in history, the worst president in history, elections that are about to be more corrupted than ever before, food shortages, power outages, lack of ammo (that’s a big one), PC run a muck,and in Milan Michigan a new, get it,a brand new Chinese city being built for the Chinese by the Chinese and will be occupied by hmmm? That’s not to mention a Gov. that want’s another bridge to Windsor, better known as a “bridge to no where” or another huge expense we don’t need or can afford. Yes, here on the golden mountain of the world as we sit back and watch our beloved President as he uses the coffins of our fallen for photo opts we can take in the aroma of the stench of this very, self inflicted, political garbage, in this “The Mother Of All Long Hot Summers”. Happy Memorial Day!

  • WOLF

    The main point of the article stated the fact that enrollment at the school is entirely voluntary. Why would you enroll your child there and then say you don’t want your child to follow the curriculum there? In many cities you may have a choice of public schools that offer different curricula-be it language, sports, music, art, manual arts, science.If you want to send your child to a “traditional” school, Parents have that option. The world has gotten too large to have everything be one size fits all. This is different than 50 years ago went I went to school in Hicksville. Read before you rant.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Yes Wolf, please do that little thing, READ!

    • GiveMeLiberty

      Wolf, all that crap you listed is just that…crap. It’s all the warm, fuzzy crap the liberal education trys to instill in our heads! What’s so wrong with the 3 R’s? When I’m 18 and can’t balance a checkbook or understand a basic civic lesson or too co-dependent to find my way out of a 10 acre corn-maze, I could care less about how they use the toilet in East BumF! Simple priorities and the liberals have them all jacked-up!

      • http://personallibertydigest Joel

        You sound young GML and I feel that you are on track to being a true Patriot. It is easy for us to take pot shots at those on the federal level however you would be well advised to take notice of those under your nose, yes the local level. They raise taxes and tariff’s penalties and fee’s only to line their own pockets and increase retirement funds and the like. They will create jobs and collect salaries with no billet filled for that which is unnecessary. Stay astute and ever aware, good luck!

  • Les

    “It is good for people to be multilingual, it’s not good for countries to be multilingual” – unknown author

    I remember reading the above and the best explanation was about the cost incurred by the tax payers having everything in multiple languages. Great for growing more Government jobs for all those translators, not so great for all the people picking up the tab.

    I was born in Germany and spoke only German until I was 6. Mom spoke to me only in English when we moved to the USofA so that we fit in. People speaking multiple languages is a good thing, but not countries. Stop looting my wallet to please every foreign speaking human that wants part of the American dream. English comes with that commitment.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Yes Les, less is more and you learned your lessons well from dear ole MOM!

  • GiveMeLiberty

    What’s all the fuss about? Learning Arabic is vital to the ‘common good’ and it’s just a great example of ‘cultral awareness’! BS is what I say….the flipping NYC liberals drove off the edge decades ago but this does raise my eyebrows.

    Not far from here, a FAILING government public school system is preparing to MANDATE Chinese as a second language for all grades. It’s part of their solution to correct their 51% graduation rate! I would submit two things; first, by applying my common sense, if I had children attending that district, they would be pulled and home schooled. Second, how can they advocate a second language when we still have difficultly speaking Ebonics? I’m sorry, I meant English. Let’s teach and master our PRIMARY language first, then we can focus on such friendly secondary languages such as Arabic, Chinese, and oh yea, Ebonics!

    I do suspect it is wise to learn the language of your enemies. That way, after they become our ‘Occupiers’, some of us will communicate well enough to get preferred status in the camps!

    “Small, Limited Government (with a STRONG Military) + Individual & Fiscal Responsibility + Free Markets = TRUE LIBERTY”
    ~GiveMeLiberty

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      You have done well and for that you get a “WELL DONE”!

  • WOLF

    911: The intelligence community was caught flat footed as they didn’t have enough translators to handle all the info. Also when you consider things on a global scale you need diplomats and business people who speak different languages.to communicate. The planet is not English only.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Being a business man or a translator is a chosen profession and last I looked I was not mandated to be one. Me thinks you are barking up the wrong tree Wolf!

      • WOLF

        As I said above attendance at the school with Arabic classes is VOLUNTARY. It is only mandated if the parent elects to send their child to that school.Isn’t that what this site is all about – freedom of choice?

    • GiveMeLiberty

      You are absolutely correct Wolf, businesses and diplomats do require language skills but let the FREE MARKET make that happen….NOT the school district!

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Yes Wolf freedom of choice and why should we pay more to go to another school. When you are mandated to do anything you have lost freedom. If you join the liberals their brain bank will not have increased. I suggest you consider it, and know this, you are not mandated to stay or go!

  • GiveMeLiberty

    One additional thought, Blessed Memorial Day for all TRUE Americans. Please remember to say a prayer of THANKS and REMEMBERENCE for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, for what was once a proud and free country!

    Forget Freak Boys (Chris Hayes) comments on MSNBC yesterday about who is and who isn’t a true hero…any person who died on any battefield, in any corner of the world, fighting under our flag, they are a true HERO. We will ALWAYS remember your sacrifice and may God watch over your soul!

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      GML, do you watch msmbc? Your mother should wash you eyes out with a strong dose of freedom, …true history.

      • GiveMeLiberty

        No Joel, I don’t watch MSNBC but I do read commentaries, all conservative of course. Thankfully, somebody has the nerves of steel to enabling watching and reporting on those race-baiting, void-of-common sense clowns.

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com FreedomTrain

    This is another example of why we now have LIBERAL PUBLIC INDOCTRINATION CENTERS. once called public schools. Education is no longer the focus. Idoctrinating our young people into future Liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Muslims and more is the ONLY FOCUS TODAY.

  • One-Angel

    I would be more concerned with the indoctrination towards violence with video games that passes for entertainment by our youth. Learning any foreign language is excellent for brain development and making friends.

    I live in a community that has a large Muslim population both African and Middle Eastern. They are great neighbors. I speak Spanish. I can go into any of the Mexican specialty grocers and carry on a conversation with them and it’s fun. America started off as a country of immigrants, has always been a country of immigrants and likely will always be a country of immigrants. My own ancestors came from Scotland and England before the civil war. Where did your folks come from? Finding and creating commonalities with each other binds us. I have several foreign films and what I noticed in each of them is that people from foreign countries have the same human problems as anyone else. The same desires for love and friendship, the same fears, etc.

    Foreigners do not all come here; they go to other countries as well to start new lives. Even Americans go to other countries to live and work. I think doing this takes a lot of courage. The only enemies we have are the ones spreading fear and hate.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      It is a good thing that people come here from all over the world as long as they contribute good. I have seen generations on welfare in Detroit, taking the freedom from those that are not to lazy to work and we are mandated to support them as they raise their families to do the same as they did. Mandate freedom, let’s see you do that then come here and judge. You must be proud of your ancestry, Scot and English and yes I do know where my ancestry lies,….. Mine were here waiting for yours, (Odawa, northern MI) and they saw your kind butcher my kind, be proud of that if you can. What percentage of Muslim live in England today to dilute your ancestry and let’s see Scotland hold their head up high after turning the Pan Am killer loose. You’re a sell out!

  • Jeremy Leochner

    I hope to try and learn another language. I think it encourages multiculturalism. I was not required to learn a foreign language when I was in school. I do not necessarily think it should be required. But I applaud them for encouraging students to learn about other cultures.

  • Fearfull Ralph

    Well, just consider this: the military is desperately seeking people who can speak and read Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and a number of other languages and usually has to spend a lot to train people but here we have a school that shall be saving the US government a lot of money on training. By the way, my entire family and my grandparent’s and their ancestors all leaned Arabic in the US and Germany just as everyone reading this did unless you never learned your numbers. Yep, our entire numbering system was stolen from the Arabs… or would you rather try multiplying XXIX times XVCX.

  • Neil Swan

    This is only one school in the country. It’s not the countrys schooling system like a lot of you think it is.
    Possibly there are a lot of Arabic speaking people in the neiborhood.

    Neil

  • http://personalliberty.com/2012/05/28/another-reason-to-support-ron-paul/?eiid= william l collins

    that B.S. this is not a Arib country if the state of newyourk wants to speak aribick move there and get the hell out of the U.S.A. and make sure they take commie Bloomburge with them this just goes to show you yankees has no commen since they keep voteing in people like him that takes all there rights away and tell just what they can and can’t do

    • Neil Swan

      It’s only one school in New York. Your kind of stupid. You should go to school and learn to think.

      Neil

      • Nadzieja Batki

        It will never remain just one school. It becomes like a contagious virus.

    • ?????

      …and what school did you go to?

    • Karolyn

      Where did you go to school to learn such terrible grammar and spelling?

  • louie1

    When in Rome, do as the Romans. When in the US, speak English. The Arabs and Muslims are inserting themselves into our country with the intent to be in the majority and therefore takeover. Early on, the Muslims attacked our embassies, the U.S.S. Cole, the World Trade Center and, though it was tragic, not as devastating as 9-11. Then the Democrats and the sheeple voting for them inserted the Muslim into the office of President and he has issued far so many anti-American mandates, they are not countable. He bypasses Congress unconstitutionally to get his way since he believes all should be his way or no way. Mandating that Arabic be taught in one school is just the beginning as the Muslims are penetrating our government and country with an assist from Obama and gang. They are an insidious lot and should be stopped in their tracks. Every parent with kids in that Harlem school should yank their children out immediately, leaving those Muslim teachers with nothing but blackboards to work with. When will this all end? Unlike Obama, I don’t want this to be a Muslim Nation.

  • Patrick

    This is alot of anti christian, Obama legislation. We don’t live in a muslim or communist nation. We’re all tax payers If you don’t want your children to learn a third world language,
    We should NOT have to pay for it and our children should be failed, left back or forced to learn this. There are other choices that carry anti government stigma. Spanish, French, italian, and I would even welcome Manderin chinese which I may look to learn on my own and hebrew with is the of the anient languages in the Bible of God which our country I pledge to was founded on…

    • Alex

      Silly Patrick! President Obama does NOT set school curricula for NYC or ANY OTHER Amerikkkan locale—-what on Earth is wrong with you?

      Please explain why “{O}ur children should be failed, left back or forced to learn this?” Does that not contradict your outrage?

      And “anti(-)(C)hristian”? This is not a “Christian” nation, Pat. Not at all. It does not look like you spent much time in school. You should go back, maybe look up the word ‘xenophobic’.

      Also, language is ideology-neutral—-WORDS may hold great political import, but not the languages from which they spring.

      The children in question have a choice of schools. Language is a wonderful thing. I wish I had learned more languages. In case you were not aware, the easiest time to learn a language is in one’s youth.

      Your problem, fairly obviously, is that you object to the particular language in question—Arabic. Well, just think—-some of these children, having mastered Arabic as kids, will be able to assist in your crusade against things different by being able to question Arabic speakers who are being tortured and maybe even teach our own mercenaries how to say, “Please do not torture me because I am an Amerikkkan hero.”

      • WOLF

        Alex-
        Thanks for expressing these thoughts better than I could earlier.

    • Karolyn

      They can go to a different school if they don’t want to do it.

  • Alex

    So typical of the Fright Wing—the fear of language.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      It is not the fear of language and how could you possibly get that out of this discussion? It’s the constant loss of freedoms and liberties. If you had ever done anything for your country you would know that. When some day you wake up and have a coherent thought about freedom and wonder why there isn’t any more, it will then be too late. You and the mutt, Wolf, are just pissing away your heritage. On this Memorial Day I wonder why so many died for ingrates like you two, God help us because the left wing cowards won’t.

      • Alex

        I do not have a country. Countries are fictional granafalloons that connect people with lines drawn in the dirt. They are figments. That is why I NEVER pledge allegiance to a country or a stupid flag. I pledge allegiance to my children, to my family and my friends.

  • WOLF

    WOLF pisses where he wants.He doesn’t take direction from someone who supports the parties who are actually working to enslave us. You and your friends will not put a collar on me. If one is not free all are not free.

    • http://personallibertydigest Joel

      Which party is working to enslave you Wolf? And the collar of enslavement is already around your neck. Your last sentence is correct, so the collar fits us all and what I ask is why and how did this happen, what is the threat now? Here’s a clue, four more years of obama!

  • John

    Unreal making arabic Compulsory to learn for kids in school wonder how many come out that can’t read or write English but will be fluent in arabic. UNREAL, Chinese would make more sense since they own most of the U.S.A. at present and soon will own ALL of it unless the Government starts cutting their spending .

  • Rebecca

    I used to be against homeschooling because I felt like children needed to learn social skills. Not so much now.

  • WOLF

    I like too be a little more in the middle. There are things on both sides of the aisle that I like/dislike. What has been unnerving are a lot of the attitudes expressed here. One side of my family is Eastern European. A lot of family members were lost to that war. The neighbor I grew up in had a lot of older people who had tattoos on the inside of their wrist. A lot of rhetoric expressed here echoes that era- racist comments, religious discrimination, even a pastor recently who recommended building contcentration camps the attitude that they’re superior and have the only correct answers. There’s more but you’ve heard it before. 95% of you will spit invective and threats. That noose that is coming is coming from both sides. I’ll make my own decision.

  • Dad

    Quickly… How do you say “Come out with your hands up” in arabic? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

    • WOLF

      Quickly…how do you say I wasted my life being a rabid paranoic? HaHaHa to you too!

  • JerryWheelerWroteThis..

    O’boy ! I get to say ‘ala kala’ and ‘ahoola hoop’ and not sound like a blithering idiot.. Arabic, such a sweet sounding language (NOT!).

  • gunner689AI

    future recruits for the Black Panthers and the Black Muslims. Most of these children can’t speak English correctly. Just another nail in America’s coffin.

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