According to sources, an American public school has sued by students’ parents for indoctrination of Islam. The school asked the students to memorise the five pillars of Islam, Islamic statement of faith and established teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Thomas Moore Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood who accused the La Plata High School for subjecting their daughter to indoctrination of Islamic faith.
Thompson Moore President of Thomas Moore Law Center said, “Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to disparage her Christian faith by reciting the Shahada, and acknowledging Mohammed as her spiritual leader”
According to Muslim faith, recital of Shahada that claims that Allah is the only God and Muhammad his prophet is enough to convert a non-Muslim.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that students spent only one day studying Christianity and two weeks studying Islam.
“During its brief instruction on Christianity, Defendants failed to cover any portion of the Bible or other non-Islamic religious texts, such as the Ten Commandments,” the lawsuit states. “Instead, the class included disparaging remarks about Christianity and the Pope.”
“Such discriminatory treatment of Christianity is an unconstitutional promotion of one religion over another,” Thompson said.
“United States Supreme Court precedent does not create a double standard that allows for the promotion of Islam in our public schools while disallowing and silencing teachings of Christianity and Judaism,” the lawsuit states.
The incidents alleged in the lawsuit occurred during the 2014-15 school year.
Wood, who is a Marine veteran, called the school on Oct. 22, 2014 to voice his alarm over his daughter’s assignments. He requested his daughter be allowed to opt-out of the lessons and be given an alternative assignment.
The following day the vice principal told Wood that his daughter was required to take the class and would receive “zeros” on any incomplete assignments even if the assignments violated the family’s religious beliefs and heritage.
It’s unclear what was said in the telephone conversations—but on Oct. 24th Wood was notified by the school’s resource officer that he would no longer be allowed on school property—for any reason whatsoever.
Wood contends in the lawsuit that he never threatened any physical harm against the school or anyone in the school. The lawsuit alleges the ban is unfounded and retaliatory.
There has been an increase of Christian persecution in U.S. in the previous few years. Christians have been silenced and stopped from praying in public, important Christian monuments removed from government properties, and students banned from taking a Bible to school, and all that under the banner of the American law.
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Why is the American law aiming at relinquishing Christianity and promoting Islam remains a question. In this regard the silence of American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, which recently prohibited Christian football players from praying on the ground, is also peculiar.