Taxation for Islamization. What are your children being brainwashed with in class? Source: Feds push Islam in class to stop ‘bullying’ of Muslims
The U.S. Department of Education has posted instructions to educators on its website imploring them to be aware of their responsibilities to protect Muslim students from “bullying.”
The DOE post urged teachers to “be sure to include Islam” in classroom discussions during “social studies, current events, children’s literature.”
The post is seen as so inflammatory by some Christian groups that a Change.org petition drive has been launched demanding the DOE “halt its efforts to Islamize school children.”
Virginia-based Christian Action Network announced it is collecting petitions to present to U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
Without providing any scientific data that bullying of Muslims is a problem in public schools or defining what type of behavior it would consider to be “bullying,” the DOE post says Muslim students face more bullying than at any time since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Read the DOE blog post titled “Protecting our Muslim Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Educator” or see screenshot below.
The only source the DOE gives for its claim that bullying of Muslim students is a growing problem in schools is a December 2015 article by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League that lists 10 incidents nationwide. Of those 10, the ADL lists two assaults, three cases of vandalism of mosques and five cases of alleged “threats and intimidation.” Only one of the 10 incidents involved a student or school.
One of the “threats” listed by ADL involved “anti-Muslim” fliers posted in Fredricksburg, Virginia, in advance of a public hearing about a proposed new mosque that read, “No Jihad in Fredricksburg.”
Readers not impressed
The DOE blog post sparked nine reader comments before comments were shut down — all but one of the commenters chastised the federal bureaucracy for sticking its nose into the issue.
“Islam is not merely a religion; it is also a totalitarian, supremacist political ideology,” wrote Joanne Meegan, RN. “This kind of nonsense is one of many reasons why the U.S. Department of Education should be dismantled.”
“Why is the bullying of Muslims any more important than the bullying of other kids,” wrote another blogger named Steve.
Florine Isaacs wrote: “This is totally inappropriate for any educator to bring up in class. That is a parent’s job because it has to do with religion. You have already overstepped your role by introducing Islam into the classroom in the first place.”
Americans who ‘associate terrorism with Islam’ are ignorant
All of the alleged bullying of Muslims is based on a “lack of information among the public about Islam,” the DOE said in its post, “and a tendency to associate Islam with terrorism.”
Due to this ignorance on the part of the American public, the DOE says, “there has been an increase in expressions and incidents targeting the Muslim community …”
The post continues as follows:
“There has also been an increased wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in our public discourse, political rhetoric and everyday interactions. Schools have not been immune. Youth have been called, ‘terrorists’ or ‘ISIS.’ There have been physical attacks, verbal threats, and social isolation. These are just a few of the many ways anti-Muslim sentiment has impacted schoolchildren who are Muslim or perceived to be Muslim.”
Parents also targeted
The posting not only instructs teachers but parents as well, stating:
“Across the country, all parents need to talk with their kids and educate them on how they can prevent bullying. Parents should try hard to help their children appreciate their peers and make friends across different cultures.”
Teachers are told that they should be “incorporating the experiences, perspective and words of Muslim people into the curriculum through social studies and current events instruction, children’s literature, in order to learn about different cultures.”
Then comes a more specific instruction for teachers.
“When you teach about world religions, be sure to include Islam. When slurs and insults are directed at specific students, intervene quickly and directly. Further, present yourself as approachable so that when incidents of bias or bullying arise inside or outside the classroom walls, students feel comfortable talking with you about it. It’s also important to be aware that some Muslim students may feel relieved and comfortable discussing these issues in class and others may feel nervous, scared or angry to be talking about a topic so close to home.”
Christian Action Network launches petition drive
The Virginia-based Christian Action Network has announced a campaign to stop the United States Department of Education from pressuring public schools to incorporate Islamic indoctrination into classrooms.
Martin Mawyer, president and founder of the network, said the blog post is just the latest example of how the DOE uses its heavy footprint over the nation’s school systems to defend and protect one religion, Islam, while it tramples over the rights of another, Christianity.
That’s why CAN has launched a Change.org petition drive calling on Secretary of Education John B. King to stop the Islamization of U.S. public schools.
“Throughout the United States, we have witnessed a flood of Islamic indoctrination programs infiltrate our classrooms,” Mawyer said.
Here are just a few of the incidents reported in local media outlets over the last year:
- Children are told that Muslims are more religious than the average Christian (Union County, North Carolina, and other schools)
- Children are asked to memorize the Five Pillars of Islamic Faith (Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and other schools)
- Children are told that there is no god but Allah (La Plata, Maryland, and other schools)
- Children are told that all people must submit to Allah (Manhattan Beach, California, and other schools)
- Children are told that Allah is the same god worshiped in Christianity (Walton County, Georgia, and other schools)
- In Staunton, Virginia, a ninth-grade world geography class had students participate in a calligraphy lesson where children declared the shahada, which is the Islamic prayer of conversion: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.”
In other cases, children have been asked to dress as Muslims, eat halal food, say Islamic prayers, remove their shoes or cover their heads at mosque visits, and even instructed to design Muslim prayer rugs.
“You have students who have been asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, and then you have field trips to mosques. You have more controversy with every school calendar year,” Mawyer said. “And the DOE is going to be even more involved now that you have them officially asking the schools to incorporate Islam into their material.
“At a time in our nation when it is forbidden to express Christian faith in any way in a public school, parents across the nation are becoming increasingly outraged and vocal about Islamic curricula and school activities designed to normalize and mainstream Islam.”