Oct 9 2014
A Christian mother took to Facebook to express outrage over a 10th-grade school assignment that promoted Islam. The post stated that the assignment was a ‘third grade project’ and caused an outcry among parents who demanded to know why the Islamic religion was being taught in public schools.
HUFFPO (h/t Acharya) In an initial post, Jennette Hall complained about a Jenison High School assignment that asked students to make a pamphlet about Islam. The post, which had been shared over 5,400 times as of Tuesday morning, said students were told the pamphlet would be used to “introduce Islam to 3rd graders.”
Several days later, Hall clarified in another post that her daughter’s assignment asked her to create a pamphlet about Islam geared towards third-graders, but that students were not actually expected to hand the materials out to younger children.
“This assignment upset me because they are presenting Allah as the same God of the Christians and Jews. This paper, in my opinion, is promoting Islam by describing Allahs names as ‘beautiful’. To me this is not simply factual like it should be,” Hall wrote about the assignment.
“I was SHOCKED when my daughter showed me the pamphlet that she was required to make promoting Islam in a way 3rd graders could comprehend,” wrote Hall in her latest post. “As a mother who teaches her children that the One True Creator God is the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, it made me sick to my stomach to see my daughter promoting Allah as the One True Creator on a pamphlet!”
She probably wouldn’t have had a problem with this assignment if her daughter was able to use information from BNI to create her pamphlet.