Parents Question Teaching of Islam at Middle School

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Parents in New Jersey were outraged after learning that their children are being instructed on Islam as part of the New Jersey curriculum and core standards, while other world religions are ignored.

Interviewed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer said that they voiced concerns about the Islam instruction at Chatham Middle School at a school board meeting, but their request to meet privately with the superintendent was denied.

Hilsenrath said that students in her child’s World Cultures and Geography class were shown cartoon videos about the Islamic faith. They were then instructed to describe the five pillars of Islam and taught the mantras, “No God but Allah” and “Mohammed is the messenger.”

“I think it crosses the line, one religion and not others,” Hilsenrath said, and she questioned whether it would be appropriate to similarly recite that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth and the light” and that “no one comes to God but through me.”

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According to Hilsenrath, she and Gayer were labeled bigots and xenophobes after speaking out at the school board meeting. Hilsenrath said that comparisons were drawn between her position and that of the Ku Klux Klan.

Gayer noted that the school had previously stirred controversy over religion when her son included a short Bible quotation in a slideshow and was not allowed to present the assignment to his class. The teacher pulled him aside and told him that such a reference “belongs in Sunday School.”

When Hilsenrath asked to meet with the superintendent, he told her that the curriculum committee would investigate the matter.

In the video below, Jane Devlin asked the board of education’s members to clarify the difference between teaching about culture and religious instruction.

Parent Libby Hilsenrath reviews a homework assignment students from the class are required to complete.

H/T: Fox News

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