Saturday, October 07, 2017


Via BareNakedIslam:

BareNakedIslam has the goods, but I actually got there via an article by Liberty UK's Pete Parker:

"If you want your children to be educated in the ways, doctrines and dogmas of the world's most sinister ideology simply send them to public [state] school. According to a recent report published at Bare Naked Islam the US Department of Education is developing a program entitled 'Access Islam' designed to teach 5th thru 12th graders all about Islamic culture and creed.

Simply put: if you want your son to learn how to become a rabid misogynist, send him to your local public school.

According to the Access Islam curriculum, "students explore and understand the basic beliefs of Islam as well as the Five Pillars that guide Muslims in their daily life." I wonder if this also includes a crash course on the over 100 Koranic passages that command believers to engage in jihad?

Again, according to the curriculum, students will be taught and expected to recite the Five Pillars of Islam in order to pass the course. One of the pillars, zakat (charitable donations to local mosques) is used myriad times to fund terrorist operations both in the US and around the globe.

Furthermore, Access Islam will teach and explain "the guidelines for fasting during Ramadan. When is eating allowed? At what age does a Muslim begin fasting? Does fasting only occur during Ramadan? Are there other rules?"

You can sign the petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to demand the shelving of "Access Islam" here.

The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called "Access Islam."

The program contains 10 lesson plans that have students answering such questions as:

"What do Muslim prayers sound like?" "What do the movements look like?" and "What are some of the things Muslims say during prayer?"
Classroom instructions have children learning the Five Pillars of Islam where students must "focus on learning about the core duties of Muslims" and are asked to "read about what it means to proclaim faith or belief as a Muslim."

The Education Department offers no similar learning material for Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or any other major world religion. Just Islam.

This petition demands that the U.S. Department of Education dump its "Access Islam" program and acknowledge that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

The program, written for Grades 5 - 12, has students learning verses from the Quran and Hadith. Students must not only learn the verses, but give the religious "meaning" of those verses and explain how they use them in their daily lives.

The program also includes a video presentation on how to perform a Muslim prayer, use a prayer rug and wash prior to praying.

Students are also shown a video of a Muslim who converted from Christianity and claims Islam "is the true worship of God." The video instructs children to "submit yourself" to Allah.

"Access Islam" is promoted to teachers through PBS LearningMedia.

Students are assigned a project to "create posters about the Five Pillars of Islam for classroom display." Doing so, the instructional material says, will "help educate their schoolmates about Islam."

"Access Islam" is nothing short of a Sunday school class on Islam and fails to meet any constitutional criteria for permissible education of religion in the public schools.

In addition to the examples above, students are told to, "Describe the process of praying in Islam" and "Understand the importance of the Quran in daily worship."

Clearly, none of these lesson plans, activities, questions or instructions would be permitted in the public schools if the subject was Christianity.

Public schools would never have students reading the Bible, asking them to interpret scripture, demanding they use biblical scripture in their daily lives, have them examine what Christians say during prayer or instruct them to understand the Christian proclamation of faith.

"Access Islam" is unconstitutional and should be dumped immediately by the U.S. Department of Education.


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