A California mother made it very clear that her son would not be participating in describing the Five Pillars of Islam or listening to an Islamic call to prayer video.
Tara Cali posted a photo of a worksheet on Facebook that was handed out in her son’s 7th grade history class.
Titled, “Islamic Beliefs and Practices,” students were to list the Five Pillars of Islam and scan a QR code with a mobile phone or tablet, which would take them to a YouTube video of “a call to prayer at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.” (See video below)
Cali was infuriated by the lesson and made it clear that her son would not be completing it. Apparently, Cali feels there is a greater emphasis placed on Islamic teachings than on Christianity, and other religious beliefs.
“Seriously?” she wrote, drawing a line to the QR code.
“My son will not be a part of this in any sort of way. This is bad teaching material. He will NOT partake. If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer,” Cali wrote. She then listed several Bible verses.
“How about Christian practices?” Cali wrote on the assignment. “That sheet has never come home, this year or last!”
Cali posted the photo to the Facebook page of KGET – TV 17 hoping they would cover the story. It does not appear that the news station has responded, but the post brought out the Liberals who attacked her in force calling her a racist, and narrow minded.
Here’s the video the lesson instructed for students to watch:
Do you agree with Tara Cali that there is too much emphasis on Islamic teachings in our schools?
HT Kyle Olson, EAG News
Photo: EAG News