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Student Quits Choir over Islamic Prayer Song Praising Allah

Posted by FactReal on February 16, 2012

Via FoxNews:

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.”

Part of the song says:

Apart form (sic from) Allah subhan ta alah’s greatness,
Take anything other than Allah out of your heart
And leave Light of Muhammad (May peace be upon him)
The Truth of La ila ha il Allah (the Kalma of testimony or
shahadath, the basic of Islam, where every Muslim declares that
there is no one worship- worthy other than Allah)

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