Tell me what you think about this.
In a 7th grade class in Huntington Beach, California, students were forced to learn a song promoting Islam. A mother said her son’s notebook included the ISIS fight song with a stick figure yelling, “Believe in Allah, there is no other God.”
They had to sing the fight song several times in school. It’s ironic because a lot of schools won’t allow Christmas carols any longer.
One parent only found out by accident when her son accidentally brought his in-school only journal home.
“The kids keep a journal in their class of what they’re learning. It’s like a study guide to help them study for their tests. When I was looking through it I came across a song that was rewritten from a popular song on the radio,” she said.
“It’s very concerning because the lyrics come off to me like preaching the religion and basically telling my son and other children to spread Allah’s word, and they should follow, and it’s very disturbing,” Negron said.
Negron spoke with the teacher and an assistant principal, but they essentially ignored her concerns, she said.
The teacher ”said … that she knew it might cause concern, yet she did it anyway,” Negron said. “She said she was just trying to prepare the students for the test …”
Negron said the assistant principal told her that if she was a strong Christian, the song wouldn’t be so offensive.
“I am a Christian,” Negron said, “but that shouldn’t matter.”
Negron also detailed other questionable items in her son’s study guide, including an apparent conversation between stick figures that seemingly cast Islam in a favorable light. She said the study guide was the first instance in which she’s questioned the curriculum.
“This is the first time, and I’m pretty involved in homework because I’m a stay-at-home mom,” she said.
The parent turned to the media where she received mostly positive responses and the school followed by issuing an apology.
Then there is Utah.
A Utah school apologized for a homework assignment to make a propaganda poster for the terrorist group ISIS.
Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.
These people want to kill us, hello! It reminds one of Hillary’s statements about how we have to understand, sympathize and empathize with ISIS.
The school administrators said they did not approve it but the teacher just wanted the students to understand the goals of a terrorist group. It seems it would be better to teach it without putting the children in the position of empathy with the terrorists.
After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process.
These are – I think – isolated cases but it does make the case that parents need to pay close attention to what their children are learning!