I guess the Star Spangled Banner is now officially considered "Islamophobic":
In a jaw-dropping move, security guards at the National September 11th Memorial & Museum in New York City ordered a school choir to stop singing the Star-Spangled Banner.
One guard told the startled group of middle school kids from North Carolina that in order to sing the national anthem of the United States they would need to obtain a permit. [emphasis added]
Only in Obamerikastan, folks.
"Basically they performed approximately half of the national anthem, and they were told by security to cease and desist. And they, of course, complied immediately," Waynesville Middle School principal Trevor Putnam told WLOS-TV of Asheville, North Carolina.
"I hate that our kids didn't get to finish. They have angelic voices and I love to hear them sing."
The group, wh[ich] was in New York as part of a two-day educational trip, said they had earlier received a verbal OK from one guard that it was fine to sing a patriotic song.
Because that guard wasn't an f'ing jackass.
But the effort was squashed anyway. Another guard told them the strict rule was enforced because the area was treated as a burial site.
And what that has to do with singing the national anthem is anybody's guess.
If the Ashville angelic voices had been singing, "Ya yaqulun yumkinuk 'an taraa , min khilal daw' alfajr fi waqt mubakkir....", how much would you wager that the guards would have left them alone?