Public schools in Tennessee are forcing students to declare Allah to be the supreme god.
Maury County parents are expressing their outrage against the textbook's recounting of Muhammad being a prophet inspired by Allah as emphatic.
Brandee Porterfield has expressed her anger towards aspect of the textbook, saying:
I have big problem with that. From a historical point of view, that's a lot of history these kids are missing… Also, for them to spend three weeks on Islam after having skipped Christianity, it seems to be that they are making a choice about which religion to discuss.
The same mother was concerned about her child being taught the "Shahada"—or, the Islamic creed that teaches that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet. The mother continued on to say:
I have no problem with the teacher at all. It's just that yellow foldable seems to be teaching our children religion in schools, and only that religion… From a religion point of view, if the schools are going to be teaching religion in history, they need to teach them all equally.
The students will be made to write the shahada, and one mother, Joy Ellis, does not like this at all:
To me, a Christian child should not be made to write that
…I honestly don't want my child learning about Islam at all, but if they've got to learn about it, I would like for them to learn about the historical aspects of it and definitely nothing about the religion … I don't want her writing 'Allah is the only god'
A Christian pastor in Tennessee has gotten so upset at the Islamic indoctrination in public schools that he is now telling Christian students to fail any class that teaches in Islam, and not go to the side of the devil. Here is the video:
According to the report:
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A Mt. Juliet pastor went on video with concerns Wilson County Schools is indoctrinating and brainwashing students with Islam through its curriculum, which generated a denial by the district on its Facebook page.
Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church filmed the video in front of West Wilson Middle School, which was posted on his Facebook page. The video was also on the Parents of Wilson County Schools page.
Locke said church families were concerned and upset about middle school students being taught "a half-page of watered down Christianity," in sixth grade and then are taught 28 pages of Islamic curriculum.
"We have a number of our families at our church that are really upset and up and arms over all of this new Islamic indoctrination in our public school system," Locke said early in the video. Later he states: "That is nothing more than absolute brainwashing of religion and we're not going to stand for it."
Wilson County Schools Director Donna Wright responded on the district's Facebook page and called Locke's claims blatantly false and stated his video was done to intentionally incite parents and the community.
"No one in any Wilson County School is teaching any indoctrination of Islam or of any world religion for that matter," Wright said. "To imply or state otherwise shows a lack of knowledge about the standards used in our schools."
Locke, contacted Friday, did not back off statements in the video and felt curriculum has gone too far teaching fundamentals of Islam while Christianity is glossed over. He also stated students are being taught different religions worship the same God.
"It's straight up indoctrination, I'm not backing off that," he said Friday.