Parents accuse a Berkeley County middle school of spending an inordinate amount of time teaching Islamic dogma to students, while giving short shrift to all the other religions, including Christianity.
Journal News Berkeley County Schools officials say the unit is a historical approach of five major world religions — Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddism — that aims to teach students how they formed and became pillars of civilization, and not an exercise to promote any particular religious theology.
Rich Penkoski, a Berkeley County resident who runs an online ministry called “Warriors of Christ,”said he approached the school district after his daughter came home with an assignment on May 14 that asked her Mountain Ridge Middle School seventh-grade class to practice writing the Islamic declaration of faith in Arabic calligraphy.
Berkeley County Schools Communications Director Elaine Bobo said the teacher always makes a point not to show favoritism toward any of the five religions studied.
Penkoski said the unit on Islam went into greater depth compared to the sections on Christianity and Judaism, saying the 30-page Islamic assignment was larger than the other religious unit packets.
“The section on Christianity was a whopping two pages front and back for a total of four pages, and all the same aspects were removed,”Penkoski said. “The Israelites were studied as a people and their struggles with the Roman Empire; the faith aspects of Christianity and Judaism were removed.”
Penkoski also claimed the faith aspects of the other studied religions were removed, while the religious tenets of Islam were emphasized both in the class lesson and homework assignment.
“This crossed the line into teaching doctrine,” Penkoski said. “Our position is that secular schools’ job is not to teach religious doctrine. I know what proselytizing is. I know what evangelizing is, and this was proselytizing for Islam,” Penkoski said. “They have no business teaching this.”
Common Core, which is funded primarily by the Islamic nation of Qatar, is a Muslim- established school curriculum program to indoctrinate children with Islam in public schools, and to dumb down Americans! Even the history books are rewritten to erase the past! Children are being taught to speak the ‘Shahada’ (Muslim pledge of allegiance to Allah).
ANOTHER California mother says she refused to let her son complete a homework assignment on Islam, sending back an angry message for his teacher. The seventh-grade history assignment asked students to name the Five Pillars of Islam and to summarize Islamic beliefs and practices, “Fox and Friends” reported today.
It also provided a barcode for students to scan with their cell phone in order to listen to a Muslim prayer online.
The mother wrote on the sheet that her son will “not be a part of this in any sort of way” and directed the school to call her lawyer. She also included specific Bible references and claimed that the school had not done similar lessons on Christianity.