This story seems to have the wrong focus, or attempt to create a diversion.
A former Marine who served in Iraq says he’s been banned from his daughter’s Maryland high school after a heated argument over a lesson on Islam.
Kevin Wood told MyFoxDC.com that he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, a town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, and challenged a history assignment requiring students to list the benefits of Islam. He said the meeting with the vice principal got heated; the school said he made a threat and banned the Iraq veteran from school property.
“[Wood] was threatening to cause a disruption or possible disruption at the school,” a district spokesperson said.
Wood did not deny getting worked up over the issue, but said he was standing up for the Constitution and is against any religion being taught at the public school.
“I have witnesses that have said I did not threaten anybody,” he told the station. “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”
The school is allowing his eleventh-grade daughter to spend the class time in the school’s library, but defended its assignment and said it is teaching world history, not religion.
Wood’s wife, Melissa, wondered how teaching about one religion is considered a history lesson while teaching about Christianity would be viewed diffrerently.
“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?”
The three-page assignment asked questions including, “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”
A homework assignment obtained by MyFoxDC.com showed the correct answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”
Certainly, that the father was banned from the school is a worthy story, but, I wouldn’t think it to be the focus of this story!
The story did touch on some more important issues, but, didn’t highlight it.
Melissa is correct. Try and teach the benefits of Christianity in an historical context and watch the atheists come out of the woodwork. I wonder where they’re at on this? Clearly, the application of the SCOTUS “Separation” edict is violated here. Which is unfortunate, because I believe if one is to properly teach history, one must discuss Christianity and Islam, as well as Judaism, because, one can’t understand Christianity without discussing Judaism. However, propaganda, such as seems obvious in this case, should never be tolerated.
Q: “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”
A: “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”
That’s an eleventh grade history test question????? It’s sophist, and plainly in error. To be sure, there were some Muslim warriors who did treat those who they conquered with “tolerance, kindness and respect”. But, it certainly wasn’t/isn’t universally true. Indeed, the long list of atrocities committed by Muslims started with the first Muslims and has continued unfettered ever since.
How ironic is it that in the US, many history lessons attack American heritage because they once had legalized slavery, but, praises a religion which actively participates in such a practice?
People, this nation needs to purge our education system of the anti-American POSs who are
teaching indoctrinating our children. And we need to do it now. I can’t stress the urgency enough.