California: Another school teaches Islamic religion; parents pull son out (Video)By J.E.Dyer
November 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm
Islam in CA school
The parents of a boy at a Manhattan Beach middle school have pulled him from class because of lessons in the Islamic faith being administered in the public school classroom.
The parents are quite clear, in the interview with a local news reporter (see video), that they don’t have a problem with the history of any faith being taught. What they object to is students having to know and regurgitate the religious tenets of a particular faith.
Parents said they discovered that what their children were learning about Islam was more about the tenets of the faith than the history of the religion, according to KTLA. One question asked the students to write down teachings from the Koran.
The father continued, “What I saw written in these bubbles was, ‘The one true God, Allah’ in one of the bubbles. In one of the other bubbles was ‘All people must submit to Allah,’ in another bubble. Then I turned the page over and I see the five pillars of Islam.”