Arkansas: Public high school teacher uses art project to indoctrinate students in Islamic faith

 

As Jihad Watch writes:

When does the project begin that will teach students the Christian faith? Right, never. That would be unconstitutional. But this? This is fine, because Muslims are being subjected to harassment and discrimination all over the country, right? Well, “people are very nice. So far I’ve not had a bad experience.” Oops. How inconvenient for the narrative.


The cultural war is real and ongoing. Your culture is losing.

Source: Arkansas high school students use art to learn Islamic faith | Miami Herald

A high school art project helped students gain a new perspective by connecting them with people of the Islamic faith.

Grisso (Linkedin.com)

Fayetteville High School students in Ashley Grisso‘s advanced placement world history classes worked in groups of two or three. They interviewed Muslims in the community, then told their stories through art.

The students’ work was on display recently at the University of Arkansas’ Kittrell Art Gallery. Each piece of the “Putting a Face on Islam” exhibit was accompanied by a one-page artist statement about the work. Students and their subjects gathered one evening for a reception at the gallery.

“It’s really great to be able to understand a person from a different culture, because you might see stuff on the news and read about stuff, but there’s like, a person right there,” Peter Herman, a Fayetteville High School junior, said to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Herman worked with classmates Robert Benafield and Grady Cape. They interviewed a man identified in the statement as only Amel. He was born and raised in the Comoro Islands, off the east coast of Africa. Amel is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the university.

The boys’ piece of art is a collage on paper, divided in halves. The left half, with a purple background, depicts some of the negativity Muslims feel from America. A quote from Amel — “I was so scared to show my religion to America” — is at the center of that half.

The other half, with a white background, was meant to showcase Amel’s jolly personality. It includes a picture of him with a broad smile standing on the university campus.

The high school students met their subjects during an event arranged by Cynthia Smith, assistant director of outreach programs in the university’s department of International Students and Scholars.

This is the third year Grisso has done the project as part of the ARTeacher Fellowship program. The program is organized by the university’s Center for Children and Youth in collaboration with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Walton Arts Center.

It provides area secondary teachers with an intensive course of training and development focused on using arts-based strategies in English, science and social studies.

Students were trying to capture their subjects’ essence and design something they felt reflected that person. The artists’ statements forced them to exercise some of the academic skills they need involving analysis of a piece of art, Grisso said.

“It’s a very challenging thing for a 16-year-old to look at a piece of pottery and tell you the historical context and all that stuff,” she said. “But when they make the art piece themselves, it’s like, light bulbs go off.”

Students visited a local mosque and met professors in the university’s Middle Eastern studies program.

“We found out Muslim people are living in our community, hiding in plain sight,” Grisso said. “And there are lots of high school students who are Muslim that the kids didn’t even realize were Muslim.”

Febriyanti Lestari, a doctoral student from Indonesia, was an interviewee. She thanked Grisso for giving people like her a platform to share their life experiences and to get to know the high school students.

“This is an amazing idea,” Lestari said. “I hope she does it every year.”

Lestari, who’s been in America since 2014, said she’s traveled to 27 states, adding she enjoys the opportunity to meet new people.

“People are very nice. So far I’ve not had a bad experience,” she said.

High school students Haley Jackson, Amanda Thomsen and Christina Lim — all of whom were raised as Christians — visited the Northwest Arkansas Islamic Center and guided a discussion with preteen children during Sunday school. Their artwork was paper cut and decorated to resemble a mosque; they drew small pictures within it representing what they had experienced during their visit.

Thomsen said it’s fine to learn about another religion from a textbook, but getting to visit an actual mosque is a more powerful experience.

The group’s artist statement summed up what they’d learned: “We were able to see through the children’s eyes how Muslim principles are applied in their everyday life and how they handle judgments from people that are not familiar with Islam.”


Muslim sites were running with the story as well:

This is the third year Grisso has done the project as part of the ARTeacher Fellowship program.

The students visited local mosques as well as the Northwest Arkansas Islamic Center and artistically presented what they had experienced during their visits.

“The group’s artist statement summed up what they’d learned. They were able to see through the children’s eyes how Muslim principles are applied in their everyday life and how they handle judgments from people that are not familiar with Islam,” she concluded.

Arkansas State is home to over three million people as of 2017. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the native Quapaw Amerindians.

According to Pew 2014 records, the number of Muslims in the state sums as low as 2%. Arkansas, like most other Southern states, is part of the Bible Belt and is predominantly Protestant.


Public schools and public libraries across the U.S. are indoctrinating American children from the earliest ages with Islamic propaganda.

See: Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum Indoctrinating Kids with Islam

11 thoughts on “Arkansas: Public high school teacher uses art project to indoctrinate students in Islamic faith

  1. “Thomsen said it’s fine to learn about another religion from a textbook, but getting to visit an actual mosque is a more powerful experience.”

    Well it also would be powerful experience to see the 50 Yazidi Christian girls heads in a barrel!
    See babies thrown onto a heated plate to be burned alive. Ask that pilot who was burned to death in a cage. Throughout the ages we have been subjected to islamic propaganda and indoctrination in their quest to kill off all other peoples. The moslems are trained from birth in deceit and treachery and the Western mind cannot cope with that.
    Proscribe islam or be a slave or worse under sharia!

  2. “Pimps for Islam in America are constantly telling us that we don’t have to be concerned about Muslim influence; however, many European nations reveal a different story. Only a fool would climb into bed with Islam when the facts are revealed.”

  3. “The Voice of America on Oct. 15, 2018 reported that, in Sweden, the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert which airs on national television each Christmas Eve was cancelled.

    After all, the Christmas songs about peace on earth might offend the freeloading guests in their presence.”

  4. Even worse, Swedish authorities now permit Islamic call to prayer, but forbid Christian churches to ring their bells. I know what I’D do if this crap came here. Do you?

  5. “A new law in London, governed by a Muslim mayor requires, “If someone commits a criminal offence and the victim, or anyone else, believes it was motivated by prejudice or hate, we class this as a hate crime. It means the offender can be charged for the crime itself and also their reasons for doing it. If someone does something that isn’t a criminal offence but the victim, or anyone else, believes it was motivated by prejudice or hate, we would class this as a hate incident.Though what the perpetrator has done may not be against the law, their reasons for doing it are. This means it may be possible to charge them with an offence.”

    The Londoners have gone stark raving mad!

  6. “While leftist European politicians have invited Muslims to invade the continent [just like the US democrats], the common people who pay the bills and must live in a foreign, backward culture are rebelling. Hard liners, very critical to immigration, have been elected to head Italy, Hungry, Netherlands, Poland—with France probably next to join them. They want to prohibit any more “refugees” and send back home those who have corrupted their nation. [Which is what the US should, and fast!!]

  7. “Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic don’t have an immigrant problem because they don’t permit them to settle there. Those four nations have common roots such as Christianity, family roots, work ethic, etc., that they are determined to preserve. They are primarily interested in national security not in parading around Europe as wide-eyed optimists who believe everyone has a right to live anywhere whatever the consequences. These four nations have no problem with Islamic terrorism.

    So, what do Americans have to fear from 45 million immigrants (legal and illegal) now living among us? [EVERYTHING!!]

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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