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6th-Graders Taught Islam; Told It ‘Is A Religion Of Peace’; Parents Upset At School Officials

6th-Graders Taught That Islam ‘Is A Religion Of Peace’; Parents Upset At School Officials

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Some parents of middle school students in a South Carolina school are upset with a social studies curriculum that requires sixth-graders to learn the Five Pillars of Islam and affirm that Islam “is a religion of peace.”

“Allah: There is no god but Him, the Living, the Eternal One. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes him,” was one of the passages listed on a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet, EAGnews.org reported.

The local TV station, WCSC, also covered the controversy at Alston Middle School in Summerville.

The lessons are part of a class called the Survey of Civilization.

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One fill-in-the-blank question included the statement “Islam is a religion of _____.” The correct answer was “peace.”

Among other fill-in-the-blanks:

  • “If I believe in Islam, I am called a _____.” (Muslim.)
  • “In the Islamic religion, we call God _____. (Allah.)
  • “I feel ___ that a few people of my religion committed terrorist acts. I do not believe in terrorists’ idea of a ‘holy war.’” (Bad.)

The Five Pillars of Islam are a basic expression of the Islamic faith. They include reciting the Muslim profession of faith, daily prayers (Salat), alms giving (Zakat), fasting during Ramadan, and a pilgrimage to Mecca.

A group of parents want the lessons stopped.

“Our concern is that if they need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values,” an unidentified mother told WCSC.

The school is defending the lesson.

“Worksheets on all these features of a civilization are used as teaching tools, including all religions involved,” Patricia Raynor, a spokeswoman for the Dorchester District II Schools, said. “One of the next civilizations beings studied in the course will be ancient Rome that will include the study of Christianity. South Carolina curriculum standards specify the material covered in this study of civilizations. This curriculum is taught in all school districts in South Carolina.”

There have been complaints about similar curriculum in other school districts. In 2015, Pastor Greg Locke of Global Mission Bible Church alleged that students in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., were being subjected to “Islamic indoctrination.”

Among other things, Locke said that students were tested on Islam on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, EAGnews.org reported.

What is your reaction? Should the history of Islam be taught in public schools? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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20 comments

  1. Wahahah! Indoctrination?! Like hell, I don’t see what the problem is, catholics and Christians are supposed to be about respecting others for their beliefs, but clearly they don’t do that.

    Look this country is about freedom of religion, whether it be Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, or any of the other 40 religions that exist! I’ve met plenty of Muslims that are very nice individuals, have I converted to Islam? No, I still go to mass twice a week, I believe in the holy Eucharist, and Jesus Christ, do the Muslims I know get offended? No, they haven’t yet, and I doubt they will.

    Radical Islam however IS bad, but teaching them about Islam isn’t a bad thing. Besides the Koran is just another text belonging to the line of Abraham, so in all intents and purposes, they probably do worship the same God. I mean hell it even states in the Koran that the knowledge was given to Abraham from Allah (God) and Abrahams ancestors.

    Now if you have a problem with, that then you should be teaching them about the Latter Day Saints, and about polygamy, because that belief is right outside my street, but I don’t think multiple partners should be allowed, however, if they want to practice that, then let them. It is their freedom of religion.

    • They are NOT the same God however. Islam does not believe in the Holy Trinity. They believe Jesus was a prophet (not the son of God). You must know the son to come to the father. Believing they are the same God is a trick the evil one uses to fool people.

    • The god that allah is equated with is not the of Abraham, Isaiah and Joseph. allah is satan. How can you expect Jews and Christians to tolerate a religion that worships the adversary of the one true God. One of the greatest lies told in the mainstream about Islam is that allah is really just another name for God. Right after the whole religion of peace nonsense. Sure, Islam is a religion of peace, as long as everyone adheres to islam. That last always gets left out by the propagandists who want Islam to be viewed as misunderstood, rather than by its true nature. Islam is conquest, by the sword if necessary. All the “moderate” muslims are either lying or are just not following Islam as it is written and as the mullahs and jihadis know it. A lot of Islam we white folk are told is simply marketing to dupes and liars so that the real threat isn’t recognized, until it’s too late.

      • “Islam is conquest” you said. If I must remind you, christianity was conquest too I believe or were the crusades a lie. Muslims do not make fun of your religion nor do they bash Jesus, because they believe in Jesus as well, just not the son of God. Please do not call Allah satan, because to Muslims, that is the name of God. Literally. In arabic the English word god is Allah. by saying this, it puts you and whoever you represent in an uncultured light. Islam is actually a religion of peace. I have read it multiple times and I say this for a first hand basis. It does have sections that do talk about fighting, but if you look in the context, it is talking about a time of war, which is understandable. Who wouldn’t fight back if they were under attack? Please expand your sources of information next time.

  2. I highly doubt Christianity has been taught. If so the activists would have already sued the school district.

    • Like I told Drake, huge difference between teaching about religions and teaching A religion. But also you are right, they haven’t taught Christianity yet, if you got over yourself and took the time to read the article you would see where it says Christianity is coming up next in the program. Also Don’t hate liberals because we like our children to grow up and be smarter than we are, it’s called the right thing to do.

      • ““One of the next civilizations beings studied in the course will be ancient Rome that WILL INCLUDE the study of Christianity.” (caps are mine)

        That is not teaching Christianity.

        Compare that to “to learn the Five Pillars of Islam and affirm that Islam “is a religion of peace.”’

        • I had a whole chapter on christianity when I was in grade school? no one freaked about that. Teaching kids a religion in school isn’t bad? it is called education for a reason. Would u rather your kids grew up with a biassed mindset that all muslims are terrorist or would u rather they learn the true religion and make an opinion on their own.

  3. The liberals are the first to cry and scream about “separation of church and state”. That ended Christian prayer in our schools. If I were a parent of one of those children, I’d help my kid fill in those blanks. But I do not think the teacher would like the truth.put into print. Maybe we should take a page out of their playbook and file a lawsuit claiming a violation of separation clause.

    • There is a huge difference between teaching kids about different religions, and teaching kids the teachings of a religion. As a liberal you are right, you make my kid pray in school, goodbye school board. But you teach my child about the existence of other religions, and how regardless of the media religions are mainly peaceful, I will give that teacher a gold star myself. If we don’t teach kids about different religions and the world they grow up to be mindless, ignorant and intolerant like their parents. ahem.

      • Justin, I guess I am a little sensitive on the matter. You see I live in S.C. There is an Islamic training camp in York county. People who live near say lots of target practice going on. No one knows because to get in one has to be vetted through their Mosque. If the school wishes to teach about Islam, they need to teach our children that it is a religion of conquest.

    • Not to mention, “separation of church and state” is not in any legal documents, laws, rules, etc., but instead is from a letter. You can search all you want, but no official, original documents affirm separation of church and state.

  4. Islam the Satanic cult of “piece” – a head over there, a hand over here, and bits and pieces scattered all around the bomb crater.

    • lol a head over there a Hand over there and your so called American soldiers standing at the sidelines watching their handiwork. Or is that ok? because they’re American and they’re allowed to do what they want right? only muslims aren’t allowed to kill because thats terrorism. Other people can kill for the name of their country.

  5. Teaching the children the “pillars” and having them recite the muslim profession of faith? Sounds like teaching the children how to be muslims. Are they going to teach the children the “sinner’s prayer” and the plan of salvation (believe, repent, confess, be baptized, etc.) when they learn about Christianity? Highly doubt that. It will probably be something about the Christians inciting the Romans to burn them like torches and feed them to lions, instead of the truth.
    If these parents were really concerned with their children’s education, they would look into homeschooling. I know not everyone can do that, or think they can’t. Ask yourself: How important are your children to you? How much are you willing to sacrifice for your children?

  6. They ban Christianity from even being mentioned, yet the force kids to learn Islam. Hippocrates.

    • Sorry, but it’s hypocrites if you use the word ‘Hippocrates’, you would be referring to the Greek physician, Hippocrates of Kos, not a someone who acts with hypocrisy. Two very different definitions. Take this into consideration, so you may speak/spell with more awareness.

  7. I think that as long as a wide variety of religions are covered and the lessons are unbiased then the teacher has every right to teach about religion, within reason.

  8. I think some of the comments here make a good case for why kids should be given basic information about what Islam actually is; too many non-Muslims in our culture associate Islam with violence because they don’t know anything about it except for the news stories about the harm done by a micro-minority of Muslims (sort of like people who know nothing about Christianity except stories about the Rwandan genocide or the Troubles or the Christian domestic terrorists here…) Maybe some better information, starting with the sort of things described in the article, would help dispel these fears and prejudices.

    I was homeschooled, and I am not sure it’s right for the government to dictate what children need to learn at all. But I don’t see any more harm in teaching about world religions than in teaching about other topics.

  9. this is ridiculous. personally i dont believe that religion of any kind should be taught in schools. we should be taught basic morals via rules being set and followed. religion should be up to the parents to teach but the child should always be able to choose what faith they follow if they even want to follow one. we as “free americans” should not be subjected to learning religion in schools unless it is a religious school. we should be learning the basic necessities in classes (ex. how to do taxes, budgeting, paying bills, parenting) i know some people are going to say “well parents should be the one to teach that” what about the kids with drug addict parents or parents who just dont care enough? should they not have a fair chance at life? shouldnt they be allowed to live with the ability and knowledge that is needed in the modern world? religion is not necessary knowledge to know in the modern world because jobs often arent revolved around a religious stance.

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