KANSAS: Students at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School in Wichita were greeted with this on the wall Wednesday:


PJ MEDIA  First, why would a school in the middle of the Bible Belt present something like this? Second, will they give the same pride of place to Christianity? Judaism? Mormonism? Zoroastrianism? Third, where is the ACLU? They have been quick to sue over so-called establishment clause issues in school in the past, so why are they not hammering Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School for this outrageous promotion of religion?

(To be continued)

Reader Laurie H has provided contact information for this school:

EMAIL:  info@usd259.net 

PHONE: (316) 973-8800

From Freedom America:

Superintendent: John Allison

Alvin Morris Administrative Center
201 N. Water – Wichita, Kansas 67202
(316) 973-4580

EMAIL: jallison@usd259.net

UPDATE: A bulletin board at a Wichita elementary school that illustrated the Five Pillars of Islam has been removed “because of the misunderstanding parental outrage that has been promoted by … one photograph,” district officials said Monday.

Offensive Islam mural removed from Kansas school The bulletin board at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary was intended to aid students’ study of major religions of the world, district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said in an e-mail. It featured five white, construction-paper columns and the words, “The Five Pillars of Islam.” A photograph of the bulletin board, reportedly taken on the first day of school Wednesday, was posted over the weekend on a Facebook page titled “Prepare to Take America Back.” It has since been shared on several conservative blogs.

“Students at Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichata (sic) Kansas were met with this their first day of school,” a caption under the photo said. “This is a school that banned all forms of Christian prayer. … This can not stand..”




105 comments on “KANSAS: Students at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School in Wichita were greeted with this on the wall Wednesday:

  1. When I was in 7th grade my teacher taught religion but emphasized on Islam a lot, she had us do plays, read excerpts from the quran, all the islam preaching “activities” you could mention. it was apparently ok in school to talk about Islam, but when I talked about Christianity and Sikhism to fellow Sikhs and Christians, she got pissed off and moved me across the room in isolation. She said in a loud tone that “some people in the class dont agree with my views”, although the people whom I had a conversation with fully agreed with me. If I spoke of Islam, praised Allah, and talked about blowing shit up, it was completely fine, but if i spoke of any other religion, I’m treated like shit! This is a nation wide problem, it’s happening in your children’s school and perhaps you don’t even know it.

  2. Minneha has been teaching this for at least the last seven years. My grandson is now a junior in HS and during 4th grade at Minneha they had this and my daughter went to the school and told officials that her son was not to be a part of this study. She had no back up from anyone! It will be interesting to see how people will now react that it has gone national. I not only shared this on FB but with my e-mail friends! We (AMERICA) are the proverbial frog in the pot!!

  3. Here is a bold idea…….home school your kids! You and I know public education in this country is an utter joke, right?!?!? Unplug your kids, grow a nice organic garden, find ways to sustain life with minimal means, and be happy!

  4. There is more to the story. They do study all major religions but I think they crossed the line on posting such a big display and thinking that they have to teach the theology of religions of the world.
    Our kids need to learn that there are major faiths that reflect in some governments and cultures but it’s not the schools job to teach the core of them.
    We are called as a country “a melting pot” and our Judeo-Christian background is that we are to love one another. While some “division” will occur, we must remember that our country is very sensitive right now. I don’t think the school has the intention of being jihad activitists. Don’t take this to far into an extreme.

  5. Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet
    701 N. Webb Road
    Wichita, Kansas 67206
    Phone: 316-973-8800
    Fax: 316-973-8810
    Principal: Dr. Linda Hope
    Asst. Principal Mr. Justin Moody

  6. Suggested questions for school admin:
    Does the curricula include definition of word Islam? Answer is “submit”
    Who is supposed to submit to who, and what does submit look like? Answer submission is lateral person to person and not vertical person to god, and submission looks like slavery with loss of rights for one and special status for another.
    Will curricula explain Islam is a form of government, not just a personal faith? As a form of govt it does NOT include protection for minority. Does the curricula include opportunity to discuss American view of separation of church and state and how this compares to a theocracy?
    Will there be role-playing of a rape trial in a Shariah court? “Are there three MALE witnesses to the alleged rape? No? Then get a shovel to place this wh&re in the ground to her neck and hand me my driver from my golf bag”
    Will the curricula discuss how Islam handles seeming conflict in writings by giving primacy to later written verses (later verses are more violent and less peaceful)?
    Do Islamic nations take Prisoners of war? Do Islamic nations abide by the Geneva Convention?
    Will the students study world maps from Islamic countries? hint: Israel is replaced by the 57th Islamic “state”

  7. The only reason I see this as wrong in any way is the separation of church and state. But, as a lifelong Catholic-Christian, this has been blown out of proportion. Nobody was physically harmed, or forced to do anything against his or her will. The problem with this lot, and lots everywhere in the world, is that you associate the whole of Islam with evil, death, and the occult. The reality of what is happening in the world is that THAT side is only the SLIMMEST of minorities. What if ^this^ was about anything but Islam? Would you care THIS much then?

  8. I will not believe any of this until the true facts are stated as to why it was put up. A few sentences is not valid at all and it is causing a stir for no reason. Jumping to conclusions is ignorance at it’s finest. Please put up more information, videos, pictures etc. about this situation before ever putting information online.

  9. KM, you are right most of the responses on here are moronic at best and seriously inbedded in hatred and lack of education. They don’t know any of the details surrounding this presentation or whether or not the other religions are going to be given equal time and presentation. There is nothing here that says this is better or the one to believe in or anything for that matter but everyone jumps on the hate wagon because it is Islam. True Islam does not teach what we have seen some religious fanatics do. And what about the Christian background nut cases that we have had in our own history. Just because they believe or practice a religion it does not direct them to acts of violence. The religion doesn’t do the bidding it is the mentally disturbed person that does it in the name of the religion.

  10. First off a few things. It’s a presentation of the religion not saying “Hey believe in this”. It’s allowed because it’s and educational and informative piece. People are just pissed because it’s Islam. We don’t know the facts about the presentation only that it is “The Five Pillars of Islam” Big Whoop. When I was in high school I took a class called Religions of the World and there were no sermons, no practicing, only teaching us about the foundation and history behind the religion. We did presentations like this all the time about Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and so forth. People need to start looking past a religious sector as straight evil. If that was the seven deadly sins of Catholicism no one would bat am eye. We keep associating the religions of the Middle East with Terrorism but in reality all religions have been committing terrorist acts on one another since the dawn of religious belief. And Christians are the highest perpetrators of starting “holy wars”. Maybe a little education is what the world needs as opposed to fearing an idea. I don’t hate people who practice Islam. I hate people who commit heinous crimes against humanity, both domestic and foreign. It takes a few bad eggs to spoil the bunch. We as a society need to stop living by that philosophy and figure out how to toss out the whole bunch as opposed to not salvaging the unspoiled few. You want to know why hatred and racism still exists in this country? Look in a mirror and at the uproar in these comments over something that doesn’t really convey anything. People hate this amazing country because we stopped letting people live how they want. No one can just disagree anymore, we have to disagree tell you you are wrong then give you a right answer. Bullshit. This country use to be great because people made their own choices. Now everyone needs a group to force choices upon you. Shame on you people for not getting the facts and just posting a picture of a board to cause a stir. You are no different than sensationalized mainstream media.

    • Km, this is an elementary school. Children that age don’t get to choose a course on Religions of the world as you did in high school. By teaching the pillars of Islam, they are teaching about a specific religion and forcing it down their throats with a disgusting mural like that. We have seen the Islam currriculum (provided by CAIR) in some high schools and it is a bunch of lies and propaganda, to the point of teaching that Islam is superior to all other religions.

      Check out the Category in the sidebar called ‘Religion of Hate’ or ‘Persecution of Christians’ or any of the others before you come back here and demonstrate what an idiot you are again.

  11. I’ll be interested to hear more about this. I’m always slow to attach meaning to a picture on the internet until I know a few more details. To the point made by the person just banned from this site…many intelligent folks are misguided…many of “us” have been misguided in the past, yes? Not sure how to differentiate the radical Islamists from the rest when the history of Islam has been one of abuse and disrespect towards women (can anyone say “nine year old wife”, for example), conquest, murder, slavery…just discovered this site and will be interested in reading more…..it seems as you are ALL OVER IT….

    • The ten commandments,as is all of the Bible,extremely relevent to today! It is THE guide and help in everything…..”let him who has ears hear”

  12. Chris, the Ten Commandments are wonderful words BUT they are somewhat archaic (slaves?). Whereas our founding fathers were brilliant when they wrote our Constitution! I’m not comparing G-d to John Hancock so PLEASE do not jump to that conclusion…my first breath each morning thanks G-d for another day. Mark Levin has a new book, “Liberty Amendments”, it is a tough read for me. I didn’t realize how much I had forgotten about our Constitution since I stopped teaching. How ignorant I feel checking back with my old text books but he makes so many terrific arguments for amending our Constitution from allowing exactly what Odumbo and members in both parties are doing now.

  13. Because the president has let it be known God is not allowed in schools, then allah should not be allowed. Also, because our Country was based on Christian values, allah is not one of our Christian beliefs!!

  14. Ohhh BNI….U R no fun! U never leave these idiots around long enough for anyone to “TEACH” them a lesson! I would have loved to discuss CORE CURRICULUM with Miss Lib. Corney…LOL


    I am the Lord thy God ,
    who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt (Mizrahim), out of the house of bondage.
    Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
    Thou shalt not make for thyself any graven image
    (carved idol) or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, punishing the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those that hate me; but showing mercy to thousands of generations of those that love me, and keep my commandments.

    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain ;
    for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

    Remember to keep holy the sabbath day ;
    six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is a sabbath, that is, the rest of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any work therein, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy beasts, nor the stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest, even as thyself. Remember that thou also didst serve in Egypt, and the Lord thy God brought thee out from thence with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm. Therefore hath he commanded thee that thou shouldst observe the sabbath day.

    Honour thy father and mother
    that thy days be long in the land which the Lord gives thee.

    Thou shalt not kill.

    Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    Thou shalt not steal.

    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s (goods)
    house or fields, nor his male or female slaves, nor his ox or ass, or anything that belongs to him.
    Deuteronomy 5:6-21

  16. I believe you are blowing this all out of proportion. This is obviously part of the curriculum. I believe there are two different types of Islam – the radicial – the ones you are obviously opposing and then the regular which is probably what they’re teaching. It is part of history. You don’t want them to take out teaching about our forefathers as they used to have to be Christian to be any type of leader. History is history. I sincerely doubt if they trying to change anyone’s view. A Core Knowledge school teaches it all. Calm down and find something productive to do with your life.

    • CS, you are not intelligent enough to post here. Core Knowledge schools are following the anti-Christian Communist example of low expectations and childhood brainwashing with multicultural bullshit. As for Islam, the PM of Turkey has confirmed there is no radical or moderate Islam. Islam is Islam.

      And now you are banned.

    • Courtney, take your head out of the sand. Islam is a cult like atmosphere not a true religion at all. They treat the women less than animals. Get this out of the schools NOW!!!

  17. The real action is up to the locals. Find out who authorized this and who reccommended it be displayed and either fire them or demand their resignations Don’t let the supporters or propagandizers of this filthy, bloody, murderous cult have any access to our American kids. If you tell them anything, tell them the truth,backed up by pictured of beheadings and stonings. DON’T LET THIS GO ! It’s time to get proactive !

  18. School just started here on Thursday. How many parents have even seen this? I drive past this school on my way to church. I will be calling on Monday. I have not seen anything on the local news yet, has anyone passed this on to them?

  19. Wichita has a large African American population, and my guess is that a lot of the students are Black Muslims.

    It’s still wrong to do this in a public school. If parents want this, they can start their own private school.

    • I used to live in Wichita. There is a very large Arab Muslim (not just black Muslims) population in Wichita, KS, in addition to a prevalent mosque. The Muslim population there & elsewhere increases rapidly. There is also a Wichita representative/senator to the KS state government who is a Muslim; at least in 2008 there was…I don’t know the current status.
      When I lived there, I attended a political office candidates forum that the Muslims held at the mosque. I vividly remember the pathetic pandering that some non-Muslim officials were giving the Muslim community.

  20. Oh hell no!!! This is why we homeschool…I know many cannot but something has to be done to get these morons in charge of schools fired!! and to quit taking money from these terrorists to change the books and rules…dont they realize that they are the minority and it is easier to fight back now than when they start increading in number? Stand up for your kids and country!!!

  21. Interesting that so much devotion can be given to a long-dead, repressed Epiliptic whose seizures were attributed to divine intervention (first by his wife who didn’t want the stigma of being married to the madman Mohammed thought he was). His mother was an Epiliptic and his seizures started when he was four – which scared his nurse-maid). Islam is based almost entirely on a madman’s words and deeds: the Koran, which he dictated (that parallels his life – giving Allah’s sanction to whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted it – contradictions and all) and the Sunna (his most trusted biography, by Ishak and his “traditions”/Hadith collections, not unlike today’s short police reports of what various witnesses remembered). Why would anyone in their right mind embrace a madman’s doctrine built around slavery? Get and read “The Doctrine of Slavery” from http://www.politicalislam.com or http://www.cspipublishing.com to really know Islam! Buy a copy for your Muslim neighbors.

  22. I just sent an e-mail to the link above. I think this is terrible..our founding fathers are turning in their graves! I can’t get over it….SOOOO glad I home-school my children!

  23. I have already contacted a friend who is on the school board and he is going to check into this and advise me if it is even true or not. Knowing him he is calling around at this very moment, I did not want to wait until Monday. BB

  24. This is what I call seed Jihad. They know it will be taken down, but they also know that it will be seen, although briefly, it still serves to put the seed of islam (not capitalized purposely) in young people’s minds so that they start to wonder what is islam? Once there is a question in the human mind then curiosity grows and the pursuit of an answer follows. This is one of their tactics. The koran instructs muslims to deceive the infidel. Lies and deception are overt strategies to further the islamic cause. There is no other religion (actually a political system, islam is not a religion) that proposes dishonesty. Why, would islam resort to do this if it was inherently good which would not require such wrong-minded tacticts? The answer is that it is a ruthlessly evil fascist system designed to give its leaders power, sex and profit, by any means necessary including murder, rape, lies, etc. Beware, open your eyes, be ready to stand and fight, because it is coming and it will not stop until it is stopped.

  25. They need to take this down, and if they don’t the community and Christian Leaders need to file an action collectively to force it’s removal as it is contrary to seperation of Church and state and it violates the law. They wouldn’t allow a Christian message so why allow this violation of law.

  26. Never thought I’d see this in Kansas of all places, or anywhere within the Bible Belt of the South. Is there that high of a Muslim population within this school board? Or are they being typically stupid liberals who try to flatter themselves with how tolerant they are by promoting “exotic” religions?

    This is very disheartening to see, as I always viewed the America South as one of the last strongholds of what makes America great. Hopefully parents showcase that infamous Southern fierceness and demand this be taken down, or at least buffered with real tolerance and promote all the other religions. Keep us updated, BNI. I want to see how this plays out…

    • I didn’t see a preponderance of teachers with Muslim names. In fact, I don’t think I saw any. But, Minneha is a Core Curriculum school (since 1998) and it boasts of its multicultural basis across all education elements. So…combine ‘multicultural’ and ‘Core Curriculum’ and you basically have a UN-chartered school in the US.

  27. I already contacted the school via email., I contacted Thomas Moore Law Center, I contacted the Governor, and every Senator and Representative for the State of Kansas. If true it will get ugly as this violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitutions, and it is a civil rights violation. My next step is ACLU

  28. The left hates only Christianity and seeks the support of evil Islam to achieve its goal. Parents must teach their children about this evil or else they face disaster. look what is happening in the east to the indigenous Christians. they are being annihilated by the muslims who look at non muslims as sub human. Lord, please give us courage to fight this evil that brings hate, violence and despair everywhere it goes.

  29. September’s Bulletin Board….”HAPPY NEW YEAR” …Here Comes Yom Kippur!
    October’s Bulletin Board….”BOO….II’S ALL HALLOW’S DAY!” Saints and Goblins Beware.
    November’s Bulletin Board….”WELCOME PILGRIMS–We Are Thankful For TRUE AMERICANS!”
    December’s Bulletin Board….”JESUS IS BORN”

  30. I think every parent should complain to the administration. If they use the come back “we will feature xyz religion next” then ride their asses until they put up a similar display for high holy days, Easter or Diwali.

  31. Like I always say; “don’t do business with them, don’t hire them, don’t rent to them, don’t vote for them.” Attack them with your votes and especially those who promote them and who hold elected office.

  32. Just another example of stealth jihad. It is taking place all over this country and the stupid are going right along with it. Should Islam conquer this country(God forbid), education like we know it now, will disappear. Is that what they want in that school?

    • Well they are conquering the UK at an alarming rate. A dinner lady got fired because he gave a muslim kid non halal meat. America you are stupid to let this carry on….

  33. I will be calling them on Monday and asking if they will be doing a similar presentation on Judism and Christianity. If not they will need to take this DOWN IMMEDIATELY.

    • This slippery jihad of putting up dislplays like this and so on, has happened before in other schools as done by a muslims student associations and so on. When other students demanded to have equal opportunities for their faith beliefs that put an end to this nonsense. Before this happens, all schools must have a policy that eliminates this type of crap from happening. Secondly, when it has already happened, the other groups, must demand equal time and space for their religious beliefs. We must be ever vigilent to protect our country from slippery and slimy jihad.

      • Do you even know what Jihad means? You are entitled to your own opinion but you seem as though you have absolutely no idea what you are even saying. The only thing in your post tat is even respectable is that all religions should be afforded the same courtesy, everything else looks like utter rubbish.

        • Elliot, we know that CAIR has a phony MyJihad campaign trying to convince stupid Americans that jihad is all about losing weight and making friends with non-Muslims, but that interpretation only appears once in the Quran, while violent jihad appears hundreds of times. You as a Muslim should know that.

        • Elliot, Which meaning do YOU choose to utilize when referring to “jihad”? A personal search of your inner being perhaps…sooo peaceful of you! When I hear the word` jihad I associate it with 911 and the surreal scene of 3000 people murdered when OUR TOWERS were ATTACKED BY MUZZIES!

        • Yes, just like all those other misunderstanders of the term jihad, we believe it to mean waging war against the unbelievers. Heck, we get examples of that jihad every day!

    • You should!! Uggh….it’s civil liberties IF it is politically advantageous……I agree
      with Classic Touch….where are the 10 Commandments?

    • Check out the Social Studies/History book they are being taught from because for the past 15 years World Religion has been taught from books which eliminate Christianity altogether but DO teach this stuff….CHANGE THE TEXTS! How do I know? I had to teach it in California!

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