Islam Induction in
our Public School Textbooks
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Islam Lessons Prompt Lawsuit
Byron district's lessons
on Islam prompt lawsuit
Sat July 6, 2002
The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco federal court June 24 by the Thomas More Center for Law and Justice based in Ann Arbor, Mich., on behalf of a family from Byron and another from Discovery Bay.
In a seventh-grade class, students reportedly were required to participate in various simulation exercises, including selecting a Muslim name, wearing traditional Muslim clothing, memorizing Islamic prayers and playing a dice game, which acted out a "jihad," or holy war.
While Thompson said many schools statewide use the same seventh-grade history textbook, "Across the Centuries," published by Houghton Mifflin, the suit named only the Byron district because there were parents willing to be plaintiffs.
The lawsuit also states that besides wearing a Muslim name around their necks, students were required to learn Islam's Five Pillars of Faith and imitate a requirement of each of those tenets. For instance, the imitation for the fasting of Ramadan asked students to skip a snack or lunch.
Read the outrageous Court ruling by Judge Phyllis Hamilton [a Clinton appointee] authorizing public schools to REQUIRE students to get on their hands and knees and pray to Allah by memory along with any other practices of faith "in demonstration." This ruling was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court refused to hear it, thus allowing it as setting precedent, a tool used to uphold the decision in other states.
In my opinion, this reduces our children to slaves, for only slaves are reduced to "not believe" as they are forced to take the position and pray to foreign gods. - Jen Shroder 11/27/2010