Oct 23 2014
MASSACHUSETTS: Parents in Revere outraged that students are being taught about Islam in public schools
“No religion should be taught at school. In their paper it says Allah is the only God. That’s insulting to me as a Christian,” said Anthony Giannino. A section of the textbook describing the beliefs of Muslims says, “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.”
WHDH Giannino immediately pulled his son out of the classroom. “We don’t believe in Allah. I don’t believe in my son learning about this here,” he said. “If my son was from another country and came here, he would have been catered to. But where he’s not being catered to, they give him an F.”
The superintendent of Revere Public Schools wrote the parents a letter explaining that it is simply part of the history in that section of the curriculum, and stated, “I want to be very clear that no religion is taught with the purpose of converting students to that religion…” (That’s not the point)
“What is Muslim about, what is Christianity about. That’s what I teach at home. Everybody should respect everybody else’s religion,” said Idalia Garcia.