Parents in one South Carolina city were furious at what teachers sent home with their sixth-grade students regarding a lesson about Islam.
Not only that, but the children were then expected to correctly interrupt passages from the Quran.
According to one worksheet obtained by the television station, students were provided with seven specific passages from the Muslim holy book and tasked with matching the text with the five pillars of Islam they represented.
One of the passages read: “Allah: There is no god but Him, the Living, the Eternal One. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes him.” That matches the declaration that makes up the first pillar of Islam: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”
Then there was another fill-in-the-blanks worksheet in which students had to fill in supposed facts about the Islamic faith, such as, “Islam is a religion of (peace). If I believe in Islam, I am called a (Muslim). In the Islamic religion, we call God (Allah). I may dress differently than other kids. I feel (bad) that a few people of my religion committed terrorist acts. I do not believe in terrorists’ idea of a ‘holy war.’”
This is upsetting on multiple levels, but as one parent who did not want to be named told WCSC, “Our concern is that if they need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values.”
Add that sentiment to the fact that schools are not teaching the Bible in this way in classrooms, but they are teaching something that parents should have a say in. This is Islamic indoctrination at a very young age.
According to WCSC, Summerville School District spokeswoman Patricia Raynor defended the lessons, saying that the Islam worksheets were part of a “Survey of Civilization” course that focuses on geography, economics and religion.
“Worksheets on all these features of a civilization are used as teaching tools, including all religions involved,” Raynor wrote in a statement, according to WCSC.
“One of the next civilizations being studied in the course will be ancient Rome that will include the study of Christianity,” she stated. “South Carolina curriculum standards specified the material covered in this study of civilizations. This curriculum is taught in all school districts in South Carolina.”
That would sound all right, except for the fact that if you’re speaking about inception of a region’s religion, such as ancient Rome and Christianity, then why is there the need to bring up terrorists and the idea of a holy war?
That seems a bit modern for ancient history.
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