BY PJ MEDIA, DECEMBER 16, 2015:
Students at Riverheads High School in Greenville, Virginia, were told to practice academic jihad calligraphy by writing out the statement “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” The assignment was given by classroom teacher Cheri Laporte. That statement is known as the Muslim statement of faith or the shahada.
The school district defended the assignment last week when it met with outraged parents. “Neither these lessons, nor any other lesson in the world geography course, are an attempt at indoctrination to Islam or any other religion, or a request for students to renounce their own faith or profess any belief,” the district said in a statement provided to Fox News.
Parents told The Schilling Show that their children were not given the translation of what they were writing…. The school district defended the assignment. “The statement presented as an example of the calligraphy was not translated for students, nor were students asked to translate it, recite it or otherwise adopt or pronounce it as a personal belief,” the district stated. “They were simply asked to attempt to artistically render written Arabic in order to understand its artistic complexity.”
[So far, maybe just a poorly handled decision to present an example of complex calligraphy.]
…Parents told The Schilling Show that “the Koran was presented to students, the Bible was not. The teacher reportedly declined to provide a Bible because all the students have either read or seen a Bible.
[Now the teacher might be crossing the line.]
”Female students were also encouraged to wear a hijab, it was reported.
[Line has been crossed.]
When asked about the hijab, the district explained the students were merely being taught about “modest dress adopted by many in the Islamic faith and were invited to try on a scarf as a part of an interactive lesson about the Islamic concept of modest dress.”
…At Vernon Hills High School in Chicago, the Muslim Student Association held an event that “gave students of other religions an opportunity to wear the hijab in an attempt to challenge stereotyping of Muslims.”
…Where does the ACLU stand on this?
full original article here: Public School Students Told to Practice Calligraphy by Writing ‘There is No God but Allah’