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Friday, February 17, 2012


(KDVR) — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Grand Junction High School student is dropping out of choir rather than sing an Islamic song he says goes against his strong Christian beliefs.

The song is “Zikr,” and was written by internationally acclaimed composer A.R. Rahman.

Rahman won an Oscar and a Grammy for his songs in Slum Dog Millionaire. Zikr was written for a 2005 movie about an Indian independence leader. The song contains the phrase “There is no other truth but Allah.”



lastword said...

Good for him. He has more conviction than most adults.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why he doesn't understand that Allah is the same god as the Christian God...just by a different name.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how about that? Where are the folks who rail on about religion and prayer being O.K. in school, and the religious folks are being persecuted? Oh wait, that's right... it's only o.k. if it's YOUR kind of religious perspective... now it's clear.

This is why there is an establishment clause folks. This is why there is separation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

Forcing children to participate in a religion they don't worship is abuse. No one cares if they sing a Islamic song but when they force child too a law suit should follow.

Anonymous said...

Sorry they are not the same. The word God in arabic is Allah but Allah of the quran and God of the bible are not the same.

Why are they allowed to sing this song in school but during the "winter" concert they are not allowed to sing any songs that have to do with Christmas.

Anonymous said...

That's what people should be concerned about, and not gay marriage. Gays aren't set on bombing and destroying America like those Islamic terrorists are.