Arabic is a language with so many mutually incomprehensible dialects, that I can not see how “Arabic” can be considered a language!
A look at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varieties_of_Arabic, shows just how many variants there are.
When I hear about youngsters in Texas learning Arabic, I wonder just which dialect are they learning? Do their parents realize just how useless such an education is?
While I am the first to advocate for foreign language, I don’t see Arabic as an appropriate addition to any American school program.
The next time you hear a talking head mention “Arabic”, understand that they probably don’t know what the hell they are talking about.