This is sickening… is this happening in your community?
We’ve all heard stories recently about Islamic teachings being foisted upon our children in public schools, with no equal time being given to Judeo-Christian beliefs.
However, even by the low bar set by some of these incidents, this one takes the cake for both utter shamelessness and complete weirdness.
According to KCAL-TV, the incident happened at Springview Middle School in the Orange County, California, city of Huntington Beach. A teacher composed a song called “Ode to Islam” as part of the social studies curriculum and made students sing it.
It’s meant to be sung to the ear-piercing melody of Rachel Platten’s godawful one-hit-wonder “Fight Song.”
The lyrics have to be seen to be believed, and may not be believed even then:
Like a sandstorm / on the desert
Sending camels / into motion
Like how a single faith / can make a heart open
They might only have one God / but they can make an explosion
And all of those things they have to say
Islam… Allah’s on the way
They will preach them loud tonight
Can you hear their voice this time?
This is their fight song
Spread Islam now song
Prove that they’re right song
Their power’s turned on, starting right now they’ll be strong
They’ll play their fight song
And they don’t really care / if no Jews or C’s believe
Cause they still have / A lot of others to reach
The only thing worse than this woman being on the social studies faculty is the horrifying thought that this incident might get her transferred to the creative writing department.
Needless to say, parents were less than thrilled.
“I believe that by singing this song, the children feel comfortable believing that maybe Allah is the only god, and maybe that they should start following him,” Susan Negron, grandparent of one of the students, said at a meeting of the Oceanview School Board Tuesday night. “And that I’m not OK with.”
Negron’s daughter, Nichole, also said that one of her son’s assignments included a stick figure that said, “Believe in Allah! There is no other god.”
Of course, the district issued a boilerplate statement saying that the curriculum is merely meant to teach students the basics of world religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc.
“It was unfortunate that the lesson on Islam ended just prior to the tragic world events on Friday, Nov. 13,” school district superintendent Carol Hansen said, according to the Huntington Beach Independent. “It was not the intention of the teacher to incite anger or offend.”