Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Georgia School: Learn Islam or Take Lower Grade

Parents of the Walton County School District in suburban Atlanta plan to flood the October School Board meeting to demand changes in school work that teaches five times more about Islam than Christianity and tests students on Islamic doctrine.  School officials defend the curriculum saying they've been teaching Islam in this manner since after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

For background, read Teaching Islam in Georgia Schools Challenged

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Lawmakers Counter Islamic Teaching in Tennessee

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Students Required to Pretend Being Muslim in Wisconsin

Pennsylvania School Staff to Mosque for Islamic Training

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

Celebrate Islam Day Canceled at Ohio School

-- From "Parents upset over Islam taught in Walton schools" by Sandra Parrish, WSB-FM95.5 (Atlanta, GA) 9/28/15

Ryan Breece was able to opt out his sixth grader from the lesson but she took a lower grade because of it.

He has started a Facebook group to draw attention to the course which now has over 1,500 members.

“We need to see the assignments and we need to be able to opt out without any grade negativity on our children,” says Breece.

He plans to meet with school district officials this week and he says hundreds of concerned parents may turn out at the Walton County Board of Education meeting Oct. 10.

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From "Class work about Islam stirs some Georgia parents’ concern" by Ty Tagami, Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/29/15

The state sets the goals and leaves it to communities to figure out how to reach them. School districts develop their own curriculum, though the state offers resources they can choose to use. In this case, one such resource seems to have provoked a backlash: a homework quiz that one of [parent Steven] Alsup’s daughters brought home from a freshman class at Walnut Grove High School a couple of weeks ago: “Allah is the (blank) worshiped by Jews & Christians,” the document said. The child filled in the blank with “same God.”

The [Georgia state education] fact sheet says Judaism, Christianity and Islam have the “same” deity with different names (Yaweh, Jehovah and Allah). The true-or-false quiz asks whether the three religions have the same God. The correct answer, it says: true.

“My daughter had to learn the Shahada and the Five Pillars of Islam, which is what you learn to convert,” parent Michelle King complained to Channel 2 Action News. She added that the school didn’t teach the Ten Commandments “or anything about God.”

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From "Islam quiz has U.S. parents 'outraged'" by Leo Hohmann, World Net Daily 9/29/15

. . . Youth Middle School gave a fill-in-the-blank test on the basics of Islam as one of several examples of controversial lessons (correct answers in parenthesis):
In 610, Muhammad was told by the angel (Gabriel) that he was a (prophet) sent to Earth by (God)

He began preaching a new monotheistic faith called (Islam) – (Surrender) to God"

Basic beliefs of Islam:
Followers of Islam are called (Muslims) who believe in (one) God, called (Allah)

Allah is the (same God) worshiped by Jews & Christians

Muslims believe Muhammad was the (last) of God’s prophets

The teachings of Muhammad were written down in the (Quran) …, the holy (book) of Islam.
Other assignments delved into the five pillars of Islam – pilgrimage to Mecca, giving of alms, fasting and prayer five times a day, along with the associated Arabic words and phrases.

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Also read Angry Muslims Storm New Jersey School Board Demanding Holidays

And read Muslims in Washington, D.C. Force Christmas Off School Calendar