Apr 16 2015
‘Pretend to be a Muslim’ is what 10th grade Union Grove High School World History teacher, Beth Urban, asked students to do for a writing assignment at a Wisconsin high school recently.
EAG News A parent of the student who received the assignment tells EAGnews, “I feel that the purpose of the assignment is to show prejudices towards Muslims in America or to invent them or exaggerate them.” The parent, who asked to remain anonymous, doesn’t blame the teacher for the essay’s instructions.
Think of the creative possibilities when students write about the reasons people don’t like Muslims:
Muslims burn people alive, rape and oppress women and young girls, cut the clitoris of girls under 6 and marry them at any age, lie to the unbelievers, kill Jews, kill Christians, and other non-Muslims, hang homosexuals, cut off the hands of thieves, marry 4 wives, beat them and collect welfare for all of them, honor kill daughters, kill cartoonists, dress in black garbage bags, smite the necks of the unbelievers and execute apostates from Islam. What could go wrong?
“I did not voice my concerns directly to the teacher because I do not blame the teacher. I believe this is a curriculum issue. The teachers are not using their own curriculum, the school boards/superintendents do generally,” according to the parent.