Skip to comments.Muslim religion taught under guise of history
Posted on 09/20/2007 3:35:59 AM PDT by Man50D
The "Five Pillars" of Islam charity, fasting, prayer, belief and pilgrimage are being taught to public school students in Nyssa, Ore., under the guise of world history, the school has confirmed to WND, even though a parent raised a complaint about the same teachings a year ago.
In a letter to parents following the concerns that were raised at that point, Supt. Don Grotting and other school officials told parents that the text called "Journey Across Time" features a chapter on "Islamic Civilizations."
As part of that, "class activities have included guest speakers (including an American soldier serving in Iraq and a practicing Muslim woman who is an American citizen living in Mountain Home) who talked about geography, dress, climate, religion, economy and culture and student skits, in which students prepare and perform three- to five-minute skits about the tenets of Islam belief: charity, fasting, prayer, belief, and pilgrimage."
Janine Weeks, the curriculum director at the school, this week told WND that the curriculum, and class activities, are continuing.
"We've not made any changes," she said. "The content standards require that we present information about the rise of Islam in the context of world history."
She said there are "choices" about the way students can respond to the chapter's requirements. "Perhaps one of the items might be the fact that there is a religious journey that is part of the belief system; the kids can present that in a report," she said.
However, she said she was unaware of what requirements there were for presenting the basic beliefs of any other religion, including Christianity, to students.
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How can blowing up a room full of innocents be considered “charity”?? Islam is full of crap!
It has gone so far that correcting the situation now becomes a problem, because "educational publishers and educational organizations have bought into claims propounded by Islamists and have themselves become agents of misinformation," Gilbert T. Sewall.
Well they need to unbuy into the claims. As educators and teachers they need to rise to a higher standard than teaching propaganda. And we, yes we, as parents of American children need to hold them to account for their teachings. The longer that there is no resistance to such curricula the more difficult becomes the task of undoing the mistake.
I just find it so hard to believe how blinded we've become as a people. Reading this stuff just makes my blood boil in rage at my fellow citizens denial of the truth. How can the American Textbook Council be such a willing dhimmi to their cause? It is too big of a problem to correct misinformation that teaches our children to...?!
My homeschooled kids get a comprehensive education, not this PC feel good crap.
Wonder if suicide bombings are the sixth pillar?
Thanks for fixing that for me, I wasn’t fully awake yet.
I cant wait for some kid to show up with a suicide belt on for class discussion
Me too. It's incomprehensible.
Islam should be taught in health classes as a psychotic illness.
The school board and the superintendent are full of crap. Is it an elected school board? If I were a parent there, I would be attending some of those meetings and raising bloody hell. Wonder what their math scores are like, and I wonder how well they read. And wouldn’t you like to know whose idea this was in the first place?
Of course, atheists have always posed as the defenders of religious minorities, since their own philosophy can't even justify itself.
PS: I’m still waiting for a collision between islam (on the one hand) and homosexuals and evolutionists (on the other). But unfortunately, religious minorities always seem to see leftism as the only way to survive as a minority, and this means secularization and alliance with atheists and homosexuals.
Are students taught to recite the shahada as part of this "social studies" exercise?
How about all those forced conversions in north africa. Convert of lose your head!!! Isnt that the fifth pillar??
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