The Seminole County School District is doing major damage control after a student’s father found out that the school was teaching his son about Islam in a very favorable light and even forced students to recite a prayer that the teacher had written on the board. The father was angry and took his concerns to the school.
This is the prayer students were forced to recite:
Ron Wagner, the father said that he is not a very religious man but the fact that the school forcing Islam on his son and the other students was very troubling. He did not even know his son was being taught this until he saw a text the teacher sent reminding him about the prayer rug assignment and to study an assigned packet on Islam.
The textbook, World History is from Prentice-Hall publishing. WFTV has more on the subject:
Inside of the book is a chapter dedicated to the “Rise of Islam,” including prayers and scriptures from the Quran. What’s more disturbing for Wagner is that the first 100 pages discussing Judaism and Christianity are missing. The district blames a manufacturer defect in 68 books that are only a year old.
The Seminole County School District reportedly conducted an investigation after hearing Wagner’s concerns and determined no indoctrination or inappropriate instruction was taking place. Further, Dr. Michael Blasewitz, who is in charge of the high school curriculum, told the father that the “Pillars of Islam are benchmarks in the state curriculum,” according to Wagner.
Blasewitz also reportedly “stormed out” during an interview about the Islam lessons, telling the news outlet, “If anything, [the curriculum] is a little imbalanced toward Christianity and Judaism.”
I don’t blame him for storming out before the interviewer had a chance to point out there are no teachings of Christianity or Judaism in the book. That might have been embarrassing.
Courtesy of Red Statements.