Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Mother Upset Over School Assignment About Islam

From the Huffington Post:

A mother in Michigan took to Facebook last week to express her outrage over a 10th-grade school assignment that she felt promoted Islam.

In an initial post, Jennette Hall complained about a Jenison High School assignment that asked students to make a pamphlet about Islam. The post, which had been shared over 5,400 times as of Tuesday morning, said students were told the pamphlet would be used to "introduce Islam to 3rd graders."

More here.

I don't really grok what this woman's complaint is. If I'm getting what the school's principal is saying about the assignment, it seems like it's nothing more than getting students to come up with something to explain a specific world religion to kids younger than they are. Teaching a subject is, of course, a great way to understand that subject.

I really think the problem is that she doesn't like Islam and doesn't want her children understanding it. And that's really freaking weird to me.