Opinion – Outrage as French govt reveals plan to teach Arabic in primary schools — RT News – John Gelmini

Mohamed Ennacer Latrèche, founder of the Musli...

Mohamed Ennacer Latrèche, founder of the Muslims of France Party. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is as Dr Alf says a highly contentious issue but the question of exports and the need to learn different and useful languages in Europe and the UK is essential if the EU in its present form or as individual countries which make it up, is to start earning and paying its way.

MI5 and MI6 both say that the most important languages for the future are going to be Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese (despite Brazil’s present difficulties), and Arabic.

Teaching Arabic in French Primary schools is a sop to Muslims and should be avoided but teaching these three important languages compulsorily within the context of a longer and more demanding curriculum should occur in every school in Europe and the UK at an an appropriate age and be followed by compulsory National Service.

Migrant populations coming into Europe should be required to learn the languages of the host country, in this case French but the tail should never be allowed to wag the dog.

John Gelmini

Obama in Saudi Arabia, Exporter of Oil and Bigotry – Nicholas Kristof – Op Ed- The New York Times

English: Saudi Arabia

English: Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an insightful must-read op-ed in the NYT. Nicholas Kristof, the author, argues that the Islamophobia festering in the U.S. is fed by extremism fostered by the Saudis.

Source: Obama in Saudi Arabia, Exporter of Oil and Bigotry – The New York Times

Personally, I tend to support the conclusions, after all the evidence is clear.

But no doubt we will see Obama try to appease Saudi Arabia. Why?