I’m not sure who are the bigger terrorists, school administrators or Muslims. In this case it’s probably a tie.
You can count this as post #15,285,932 on why putting your kids in public school is child abuse.
Marine veteran John Kevin Wood and his wife Melissa were horrified on October 22, 2014, when they read their daughter’s homework assignment. It was more like indoctrination than homework, as it required her to recite the “shahada” and Islamic references from the Qu’ran. Which, in effect asked her to denounce her own faith.
Mr. Wood was understandably angry and called the school to talk to the school administrators that were forcing his daughter to do the assignment…but instead of discussing the issue, they notified him on October 24 that he was banned from the school by a trespass order.
School administrators refused to discuss the matter, and would not allow his daughter to do a different assignment. Basically, she was forced to do it or flunk, which harmed her chances for college scholarships.
Fortunately for the Wood family the Thomas More Institute took up their cause and filed suit. Hopefully they’ll be able to keep Charles County schools from looking like this.
Here’s a quote from the press release following the lawsuit:
The Woods’ daughter was forced to profess and to write out the Shahada in worksheets and quizzes. The Shahada is the Islamic Creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” For non-Muslims, reciting the statement is sufficient to convert one to Islam. Moreover, the second part of the statement, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” signifies the person has accepted Muhammad as their spiritual leader. The teenager was also required to memorize and recite the Five Pillars of Islam.
Charles County Public Schools disparaged Christianity by teaching its 11th grade students, including the Woods’ daughter, that: “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
We wish the Wood family all the best in their lawsuit. And we sincerely hope that the parents in Charles County find a new place to school their kids.
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