Since President Obama took office there has been a noticeable change to the curriculum taught to our children in school. Aside from Common Core, which many parents object to but nonetheless accept, there is one subject that many parents around the country have not accepted – teaching children about the Koran.
Parents have reported that students are forced to quote from the Koran, learn about the Five Pillars of Islam, recite the Islamic “Shahada” which states, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” When recited by non-Muslims, it is considered to be the first step toward conversion to Islam.
Well, one Marine Corps veteran not only objected to his child being taught about Islam, he took action.
John Kevin Wood, who served eight years in the Marine Corps and his wife, Melissa are suing the public school system in Maryland for promoting Islam over every other religion.
When they discovered that their daughter’s World History class at La Plata High School was circulating assignments that amounted to Islamic propaganda they filed a suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the school for violating her Constitutional rights.
According to the Washington Free Beacon,
The class also spent one day covering Christianity, while teachers devoted two weeks to instructing about Islam.
Upon learning of the lessons prioritizing Islam, Wood, who is Christian, contacted the school and demanded alternative assignments for his daughter. The school refused to allow his daughter to opt out of the assignments and threatened her with failing grades if they were not completed. She elected not to complete the worksheets.
The complaint filed Wednesday charges that the school discriminated against Wood’s daughter “by removing her from the academic environment of her World History class, relegating her to the student library, and issuing her failing grades on assignments because [she] refused to deny and insult her Christian beliefs.”
Following Wood’s complaints, the school principal also banned him from entering school grounds.
The president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center warned that schools across the nation are forcing such “Islamic indoctrination.”
“Parents must be ever vigilant to the Islamic indoctrination of their children under the guise of teaching history and multiculturalism. This is happening in public schools across the country. And they must take action to stop it,” Richard Thompson, the law firm’s president, said in a statement.
President-elect Donald Trump said that he would repeal Common Core and return school standards back to the States which should eliminate most, if not all Islamic religious teachings that Obama ‘encouraged‘ schools to teach.