They’re about to fight back in a MAJOR way.
Walton County, Georgia — a place of about 90,000 residents, a little east of Atlanta — seems like an odd place for pro-Islam indoctrination in school. However, that’s just what many residents are alleging, especially after a curriculum worksheet told students that Allah was the “same god” as the Jewish and Christian faiths worship.
In addition to that little nugget of blasphemy, many parents are angry that the students have to learn a great deal about Islam in the curriculum, while almost no time is spent on Christianity.
“What they are learning goes against my religion completely,” parent Michelle King told WSB-TV. “Like my daughter had to learn the Shahid and the Five Pillars of Islam, which is what you learn to convert. But they never once learned anything about the Ten Commandments or anything about God.”
Steven Alsup is one of the concerned parents who will be meeting with school officials over the coming weeks to discuss the curriculum.
“Allah is not the same god in my opinion because I don’t worship Allah on Sunday mornings; Allah is just the Arabic word for god,” Alsup told WSB-FM.
In addition to Alsup, other parents plan to either meet with school district officials or to descend on the school board’s meeting Oct. 10.
One of the parents was Ryan Breece, who opted his sixth grader out of the lesson. However, his daughter took a lower grade as a result.
“We need to see the assignments and we need to be able to opt out without any grade negativity on our children,” Breece told reporters. He started a Facebook group to address the controversy which has already attracted 1,500 members.
Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education, referred reporters to a portion of Georgia Performance Standards that deals specifically with the religious curriculum:
“This element is not an evaluation of any religion, nor is it a course in the belief system of any religion. It is important that students understand the differences between each of these religions to help them understand the tensions that exist in the region.”
If that is the case, then why is there such an emphasis placed on Islam while Christianity is virtually ignored? Pro-Islamic indoctrination is spreading like wildfire in our public schools and the issue needs to be addressed. Read more about Islam in schools here.