Today's Fox and Friends' segment tells the viewers to express unimaginable outrage that a school requires students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance in a foreign language. Most appallingly to Fox News, the language is not English, which is what we speak in Amurkkka, but the language is ARABIC, the language of members of ISIS.
Every time we have a protest of police brutality or any statement in critique of racial profiling, Fox News trots out a black person that agrees wholeheartedly with their perception. Of course, they have a token self-loather for every occasion. Today's guest is a rare anti-Islamic Muslim named Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.
Dr. Jasser is of Syrian descent and he's been the token Muslim supporter for all things regarding American and Israeli imperialism. He is their go-to-guy to express the pro-Netanyahu "side" of Arabic peoples. He's very much against President Obama and his Administration's decision to not lend credence to ISIS's claim that it's Islamic. He condemns the tenets of Islam, yet says he is a follower of the faith. Uncle Ruckus can come in Syrian too.
Jasser is the president of the American Islam Forum for Democracy. AIFD claims to battle "Islamo-facsism" and to be "a leading voice for liberty-minded Muslims in America in the war on terror." In the "members" section on its website, it lists only one individual -- its founder, Zuhdi Jasser. If you'd like to be employed by Fox News, just go against the idea of the mainstream and/or progressive members of a particular ethnic group and take the side of the Fox News fascists and voila! You are an "expert," as far as Fox News is concerned.
A school in New York, Pine Bush High School, is broadening the horizons of its students by exposing them to a foreign language. In this case, it is one that is spoken by over 400 million people, far more than Hebrew, which I'm sure Fox News would support. The school is doing this in a week long celebration of foreign languages. Jasser's role, here, is to explain that Arabic, his native tongue, is bad because we are at war with countries who speak that language. They interviewed two of the most anti-academic students who, of course, had no desire to learn a foreign tongue, or probably, any word with more than four syllables because our soldiers have died fighting in Arabic-speaking countries.
Any language spoken by a sworn enemy should not be learned by Americans? Weren't Arabic translators in high demand during the Iraq War? One of the benefits of abolishing DADT was that many of our formerly ineligible translators were forced out of the military due to this anachronistic policy.
I suspect the brilliant people at Fox News have no idea that the "Great Satan," Iran, speaks a language called Farsi. That would require a knowledge of non-American cultures, which is not Tea-riffic, it's "Tehran-ible." Young radicalized Muslims will undoubtedly fall under El Baghdadi's (ISIS' leader) spell if they speak Arabic. The Pledge of Allegiance should never be translated into a language that the narrow-minded Fox News viewers are told to fear.