Did you know that seventh graders in Tennessee were being taught the principles of Islam? Hard to believe isn’t it? Parents are furious, and rightfully so! In response to their anger, Tennessee legislator, Rep. Sheila Butt, introduced a bill that forbidding the teaching of Islam to middle school students.
Middle school students are being taught the five pillars of Islam in a World History class. The first pillar is that there is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God. Talk about keeping religion out of schools! Teachers would be fired for teaching about Christianity in publicly-funded schools. State educators are saying that the classes on Islam are purely secular and designed to teach students the history of Islam, not to indoctrinate them into the religion or an ideology. Students will also cover Hinduism and Buddhism, but not Christianity.
These are, however, young and impressionable minds.
Truth and Action reports:
Seventh graders in Tennessee are being taught the principles of Islam and parents are ticked off. In response the the parents justified anger, Tennessee legislator, Rep. Sheila Butt, introduced a bill that will forbid the teaching of Islam to middle school students.
Last month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their children in a taxpayer-funded middle school are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history class. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: “There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.”) At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.