At Alston Middle School in Summerville, South Carolina sixth-grade students are expected to learn what the five pillars of Islam are and how to correctly interpret the passages of the Quran.
In one of the worksheets, students were given seven specific passages from the Quran and were given the task of matching the texts with the five pillars of Islam. Some of the passages that were included “Allah: There is no god but Him, the Living, the Eternal One. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes him,” which this corresponds to the first pillar of Islam “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”
Another one of the fill-in-the blank worksheets gave students the task of filling in the supposed facts of the Islamic faith.
“Islam is a religion of (peace),” it read. “If I believe in Islam, I am called a (Muslim). In the Islamic religion, we call God (Allah). I may dress differently than other kids. I feel (bad) that a few people of my religion committed terrorist acts. I do not believe in terrorists’ idea of a (holy war).”
At least one parent was perturbed with the worksheets that she sent them to the local CBS affiliate WCSC to show the religious lessons and the question why the parents were not notified about the controversial subject. The unidentified mother told the TV station she was not the only parent with a problem about the assignment.
“Our concern is that if they need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values.”
Dorchester County School District II officials responded with a statement from district spokeswoman Patricia Raynor pointed to the state Department of Education’s standards for sixth social studies. Raynor states that the Islam worksheets are part of a “Survey of Civilization” course that incorporates lessons on geography, economics, and religion.
“Worksheets on all these features of a civilization are used as teaching tools, including all religions involved. One of the next civilizations being studied in the course will be ancient Rome that will include the study of Christianity. South Carolina curriculum standards specified the material covered in this study of civilizations. This curriculum is taught in all school districts in South Carolina.”
The spokeswoman insisted the course does not promote one religion over another but noted that the parents can opt out their children from the classes if they object.
“We work with our families,” she said.
School officials in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and other states have blamed the “Islamic indoctrination” on state standards, which are modeled after the national Common Core standards that where pushed on the school systems by the Obama administration.
Where are all the atheists and crazed leftists liberals screaming about separation of church and state? Oh wait they are silent because it is not Christianity being taught in the school systems.