Skip to comments.CAIR Demands Tennessee 7th Graders Learn 'Muhammad Is The Messenger of God'
Posted on 10/13/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT by conservativejoy
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade.
Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents primarily evangelical parents against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.
House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all religious doctrine until students reach the last three years of high school.
CAIR labeled Rep. Butts bill an anti-Islam bill which is tied to Islamophobic claims in a statement sent to The Daily Caller.
The introduction of the bill is being fueled by rising hysteria over the false claim that middle schoolers are being subjected to Islamic indoctrination because the basic tenets of Islam and Muslim world history is being taught as part of a state-approved curriculum about the impact world religions have on history, the Muslim civil liberties group said. Islam is only one of the many world religions being taught in the curriculum that includes Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, among other religions and belief systems.
CAIR government affairs manager Robert McCaw also weighed in.
Islamophobes like Rep. Butt fail to recognize that there is a big difference between teaching students about religion as an important part of world history and promoting particular religious beliefs, McCaw declared. The education of children in Tennessee should not be delayed because of anti-Muslim bigotry. (RELATED: CAIR Tries To Ban Professors Speech On The Islamic Threat To America)
Complaining parents from across Tennessee have expressed alarm in recent weeks because their children in a public middle school are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history class. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity. (RELATED: Public School Parents Angry After Middle Schoolers Instructed To Write ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD)
Rep. Butt, the majority leader in the Tennessee House and a longtime Christian Sunday school teacher, noted that her bill does not seek to prevent kids in junior high from hearing about religion in their curricula. The goal is to avoid any instruction specifically about doctrine. (RELATED: Tennessee Bill Would Ban Teaching Doctrine Of Islam To Seventh Graders)
I think that probably the teaching that is going on right now in seventh, eighth grade is not age appropriate, the Republican said on Friday, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. They are not able to discern a lot of times whether its indoctrination or whether theyre learning about what a religion teaches.
Since the fracas about Islam in middle school erupted across Tennessee earlier this school year, state education officials have insisted that the Islam curriculum is purely secular and designed to inform students about history.
Last month Maury County Public Schools middle school supervisor Jan Hanvey told The Daily Herald, a newspaper out of Columbia, Tenn., that students learn about the Five Pillars of Islam during a one-day segment of the seventh-grade curriculum.
Students also study Buddhism and Hinduism, the former social studies teacher noted.
However, at no point do Tennessee middle school students study Christianity per se. There is not, for example, one class day dedicated to the basic Jesus story.
Hanvey promised that Maury County students would eventually come across a reference to Christianity when history teachers reach the Age of Exploration in eighth grade. Then, students will hear about Christians persecuting other Christians in some countries in Western Europe.
For reasons that are not entirely clear, Tennessee appears to be an epicenter for Americas encounter with Islam.
In July, lone Muslim gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old naturalized citizen from Kuwait, brutally murdered four Marines at a military recruiting center and a Naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Back in February, leaders of ISIS took to the groups propaganda magazine to urge followers to assassinate Houston, Texas-born Yasir Qadhi, a professor who teaches at Rhodes College in Memphis. (RELATED: ISIS Is Now Threatening To Murder A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN TENNESSEE)
In 2013, officials at Sunset Elementary School in the affluent Nashville suburb of Brentwood rescinded a ban on delicious pork just one day after it went into effect because parents complained. The parents and other locals believed that the prohibition on pork had been an attempt to defer to the sensibilities of unidentified Muslim students. (RELATED: Tennessee Elementary School Lifts Fatwa Against Pork After Parents Complain)
Over percent of the residents of Tennessee identify as Christian, according to a 2014 Pew poll. About one percent of Volunteer State residents call themselves Muslim.
Tennessee lawmakers recently decided to expedite a review of the way Islam and other religions are taught in the states public schools, The Tennessean notes. The review, which had been slated for 2018, will now occur in January.
In 2014, the United Arab Emirates officially designated 83 groups as terrorist organizations, including CAIR, which the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group in the United States.
Where’s the required education in Christianity?
Also, annoys me when newscasters say “the Prophet Moohammed.”
Do they say, “The Lawgiver Moses”?
Do they say, “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”?
Mohammed was a murderer, a liar, and a child molester.
Sorry CAIR this is Tennessee fk you, Islam, and the pedophile murderer mohammed, Piss be upon him, Pig Balls upon him
There is no such thing as islamophobia....I do not fear islam, I despise it. I despise all that it stands for. I despise it’s practitioners and its goals. I despise its false prophet, and the culture of death that he and his followers have spawned.
I am open to courses in ‘comparative world religions’ but NOT to any that fail to include ‘the Jesus story’
that’s about as clear a give=away of the probable true intent of the Tennessee course’s sponsors.... as would be possible
We need an American administration in WashDC to try to repair the damage inflicted on our country by Obama/CAIR/Muslim Brotherhood etc.
Mohammed was a murderer, a liar, and a child molester.
They conveniently leave that part out.
What an upside down world.
Parents have to fight to remove the teaching of islam from the school system, while the school system tossed out Christianity in a heartbeat.
Allowing the school system to be taken over by leftists, years ago, is what has brought this about. End times, for sure.
As far as I’m concerned CAIR can go have a beer and a ham sandwich.
Is Tennessee doing that?
Get your children and grandchildren out of these Marxist- Moslem indoctrination centers, FRiends.
Reaction from the ACLU.......*crickets*
So ... that means that if the seventh grader changes
his religion to islamism that means his neck will be stricken?
When the heck is CAIR going to be classified as a terrorist organization. They get their funding from Hamas and Islamic Jihad
,,,, pure gall ,,,, they can’t even say the word God in school but these fools want to teach young folks about a pedophile and mass murderer . Some gall !!!
This feces is all over the country. Just check FB and see what parents are dealing with in the schools.
>>Islam is only one of the many world religions being taught in the curriculum that includes Christianity,
Are the students taught ABOUT Christianity and then forced to recite statements from the islamic “religion”?
Do they also have to learn,. recite, and/or write John 14:6?
Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
And when they are in 11th they must read ‘The Satanic Verses’. Just to be fair.
About time to start beating the sh*t out of these muslims!!!
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