A bill has been introduced in the Tennessee Legislature which will end indoctrination of non-Muslim students with Islam in public school classrooms. Not widely known, ‘Common Core’ programs, funded by the oil-rich Arab state of Qatar, put great emphasis on teaching about Islam while ignoring all the other religions. House Bill 1418 provides that the teaching of any religion in any public school classroom is specifically outlawed.
US World Report Schools have been engaging in various practices which are geared to teach non-Muslim children to practice the Muslim faith. Children are being forced to recite the Five Pillars of Islam.
They are being compelled to engage in role-playing which has included dressing girls in Burkas (the mask which Muslim women are required to wear or face a penalty of death by stoning) and making the children answer the calls to Muslim prayers. Children are being subjected to the requirement that they must respect the Flag of the Islamic State and Al Quaeda.
HB 1418 will turn the tide on such classroom practices. School officials and teachers have apparently forgotten about or chosen to ignore the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution which already prohibits the government, whether federal or state, from doing any act which endorses or supports any religion. HB 1418 will restate the obvious language of the Establishment Clause as well as provide sanctions for violations.
The bill provides that academic courses in History, Geography and Social Studies will continue as before and that references to religion in secular lessons will not violate the law. The bill only prohibits any practice which is directed at converting anyone to a particular religion.
Should the bill pass into law, Muslims will not be able to use local school officials as government funded proselytizers.
It is a sad day indeed when government officials (in this case teachers and school administrators) are so ignorant of the First Amendment to the Constitution that the legislature must re-educate them.
One of the foundations of this great country is that the state must completely avoid establishing a state religion. Since the state always has the ability to compel obedience to its edicts with force, a state religion would lead to the destruction of the people’s consciences and morale, especially with a religion such as Islam which advocates violence towards all non-believers.
HB 1418 is a long overdue step which one hopes will be duplicated in the other 49 states.
The State of Tennessee owes a debt of gratitude to the parents of the State’s schoolchildren whose efforts to stop the indoctrination of their children led directly to the introduction of HB 1418.