Koran on Trial
San Luis Coastal Unified School District,
the principal and my son's teacher have all decided to show my son
The Story of Islam; they have decided it is their place to
teach my son academically that:
"There is no divinity but God and Muhammad is the prophet of God."
The lead to this statement is not "Muslims
believe" but rather that it is a "certainty." The ending words of
the video, said with resolve and fortitude to American children all
over California, said,
[The Quran] is a certainty which came to them in the 7th
century but which remains of value as a guiding principal for life
and as a light for the future until the end of time no matter how
modern the world. There is no divinity but God and Muhammad is the
prophet of God. (fade with calls to prayer to Allah in the
See more of what's in the video.
When the principal called me to let me know
they were going ahead with the video, (and this is truly the nicest
principal...) she wanted to talk about alternative assignments for
my son. Apparently our school district has decided they can stomp
all over religious freedom any which way they want, as long as they
offer an "opt-out" for children whose parents object.
The problem is I went through this same tactic
three years ago with an older son. They promised me alternative
assignments and (like a buffoon) I agreed. I was
then sent on a wild goose chase by a different principal who told me
to look up state approved social studies classes over the internet.
After many phone calls, it was finally established through a long
list of California DOE departments that there is no such approved
internet classes as I was led to believe. When I told this to the
principal, he wasnít at all surprised and said coldly, "Well then
your only other option is to homeschool. There are no other
Alternative assignments? Opt my son out? Make a
big deal out of asking him to leave the room while everyone else
watches the video, because his mom has a problem with it? Do 7th
grade boys enjoy being called a momma's boy? That's exactly what a
teacher called my other son on a popular local radio show when I
objected to Islam indoctrination three years ago. After listening to
a teacher completely fabricate the facts over the radio, I offered
to come on the show, and she did everything she could to make it
difficult for my sons. She said on the radio program,
ďIs your other son as pro this "mama-movement" as the other
Fortunately both of my sons are very strong
minded and willing to stand up for their faith. But does any mother
want their children to be persecuted during their tender years? For
a teacher to attack me was one thing, but to attack children?
Nothing can be worse to 7th grade boy than to be thought of as a
What happened to Samantha E. in Byron
County was worse. Samantha didnít want to
"become Muslim," praise Allah or fast for Ramadan, so her mom wrote
her a note to "opt out" of the 7th grade Islam course.
When Samantha handed her teacher the note, the teacher became angry,
held up the note and shouted at the class, "Is there anyone else!?"
Another student crumpled the note on her desk, squeezing it
tightly, searching for the strength to hold up her note as Samantha
did. "Samanthaís in big trouble," someone whispered. The teacher,
who had dressed in a belly-dancing costume for the lesson, appeared
angry as she demanded, "IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?"
Peter, a grown fisherman, faltered at the question of a servant
girl, "Arenít you one of His disciples?" Peter eyed the sharp spear of
a Roman soldier and replied, "I donít know Him." A servant pointed a
finger and accused him, "DIDNíT I SEE YOU IN THE GARDEN WITH HIM??!!!"
Similarly, the teacherís words echoed in the classroom, "IS THERE
ANYONE ELSE?!!!! Samantha stood there, alone, as her friend wrestled
with her fear to join her, gripping her note, afraid of the sharp
spear of the teacherís wrath and the eyes of her classmates, the eyes
of a crowd.
Samantha was sent to the school office, listening to comments from
other children about how she did something wrong. She reported to the
school office for more than a month, often three full class periods a
day, and was told to study without instruction or guidance from the
teacher who was always too busy. She was tested on an entire chapter
of the French revolution and was given a failing grade.
Her parents sought justice through our court system and lost, Judge
Hamilton believes it is acceptable to mandate children to
"become Muslim," take Muslim names, memorize and recite prayers of
worship to Allah, fast for Ramadan and play games with dice to advance
to Mecca. (by the way, the punishment for non-believers to enter Mecca
The case is under appeal and everyone is currently waiting for a
ruling by the Ninth District Court of Appeals. Samantha's family has braved
a NIGHTMARE of persecution as they fight for our religious freedom,
alone. Will the nation close its eyes to what is happening to our
children in California? Will Governor Schwarzenegger, who has already
been apprised of the situation, abandon children like Samantha?
Judge Hamilton ruled that children can be forced to do these things
because when asked, Samantha's older brother replied he did not
actually believe he became a Muslim. Imagine the weight this puts on
children. Pretend to be Muslim, just don't believe it. Neither did
Joseph when he was sold into slavery by his brothers and was forced to
attend ceremonies to false gods. Our children are being reduced to
public education slaves, forced into other religions, literally on
their knees to other gods.
Do public educators think that just because they offer us
alternative assignments, they can teach our children whatever they
want? The answer is NO. The Supreme Court has ruled, for the purposes of the
Lee test, 505 US at 587, "subtle and indirect pressure," such as
social pressure from peers to conform to school-set norms, can
constitute coercion, even if students are otherwise free to opt out
of the activity. See also Newdow 328 F.3d at 488.
Parents, get involved. ASK to see what videos will be shown to your
kids and OBJECT to anything you find that assaults your religious
freedom. You don't have to allow your child to be singled out and
ridiculed. Insist your child be treated like everyone else and pursue
a lawsuit if your religious freedoms are trampled. Don't let innocent children like Samantha bear the
burden of this cross alone.
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Do whatever it takes to defend your
sons and daughters and our precious religious freedom. Make no mistake, Satan
is after your children.