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originally posted by: olaru12
angry father has been banned from a Maryland high school’s campus after he made vague but ominous threats against the school because his daughter’s history homework mentioned the Islamic faith.
BayNet.com reported that La Plata High School in Charles County, Maryland has issued a No Trespass order after parent Kevin Wood — a former U.S. Marine — called the school and threatened to disrupt classes if his daughter’s world history class continued to study the religion and its impact on human history.
Wood reportedly telephoned Vice Principal Shannon Morris last Thursday enraged over a homework assignment which dealt with the formation of Middle Eastern empires centuries ago. History teacher Katie O’Malley Simpson said that the history curriculum has never been considered controversial in the past.
“The assignment has been given for years,” O’Malley-Simpson said.
La Plata High School Principal Evelyn Arnold issued a No Trespass order against Wood after hearing about the contentious call, in which Wood promised to come to the school and disrupt classes if Islam was mentioned any further.
The difference between History and Religious indoctrination seems to be lost on those who have let ideology get in the way of their common sense.
“I told her straight up ‘you could take that Muslim-loving piece of paper and shove it up your white [expletive],” Wood said on Monday. “If [students] can’t practice Christianity in school, they should not be allowed to practice Islam in school.”
Wood told Superintendent Morris that the school is violating his daughter’s “constitutional rights” and threatened to “bring down a s **it-storm on them like they’ve never seen.”
Mr. Wood should take this to court and let his grievances be known and aired in a public forum.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: olaru12
The class is "world History"
So no # Sherlock its going to include Islam
If the course only focused on Islam or had a pro Islam slant then id get the anger but just for covering it?
originally posted by: crayzeed
I think the most of you are wrong! History Is made by the people of their times not their religion. The history of a religion has nothing to do with the history of a country. If talking about the Middle East the predominant people were race led ie. Arabs, Jews, Egyptians and other races. Their religion is just an aside. Like when talking about Romans persecuting the Jews, they were persecuting them for being Jews not because of their Abrahamic religion. A prime example for you. When the teachers teach about the 2nd world war with the Japanese will they also teach about Shinto? I think not. When they talk of the Roman empire do they give their pupils a in depth lesson on the Roman pantheon of gods? No they do not, they just treat the Roman pantheon of gods as an aside, as it should be. There should be no reason whatsoever to teach children about any religion(unless it's a faith school) as it could be construed as indoctrination, subtle but indoctrination all the same. If religion is to be taught in a history class all religions should be discussed at once with no preference given to one or the other.
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: Krazysh0t I ..... don't need facts .... to form my opinion.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
I don't think with the example of islam we all have of the in fighting and atrocities carried out by muslim against muslim islam has anything to offer the word except a form of art which personally I don't find that exotic - just consistently uniform.
However I don't believe that religion should be taught to kids under the formative years and today, not until they are in their teens and then only as an overview. The balance of showing both sides of its impact on humans and how religion has played out, eg the burnings, stonings etc and the murder of people who dared to question its dogma against the personal faiths in the feeling that man is not alone and someone else (G0d) is finally responsible for all his acts whilst he lives in some dreamed up world after having died elsewhere- although ask any CEO and banker and he doesn't believe in accountability at all.
Dangerous subject that causes wars, pain and guilt that gives men in frocks an unelected right to have their say and be listened to - without anyone asking why - we just accept these men and their homosexuality which they claim is wrong - what can you say about religion with the way its been presented today, except should it be taught in schools and children brainwashed into it?
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Poor guy.....seems he may need to go back to school as well. History class typically teaches of how Christianity came about as well......it isn't like they are reciting from a religious text. But I guess some would rather their kids be sheltered from everything and grow up to be just as ignorant as their parents.
But I can also read between the lines with the spin the article author and the school tried to put on it. Not sure how the author deemed this guy was a conservative because he doesn't want his kid being taught Islam though....sounds like a reporter wanting to make more controversy out of an already stupid situation.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
a reply to: sheepslayer247
Do you watch Fox News ?
Can you give me example of somebody saying Fox News inspired them ?
I watch Fox News. It doesn't make me make stupid demands at School.
I didn't mean you are ignorant...i just won't blame a News Network for one dumb guy.
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: olaru12
I am on his side here....Kid's can't even learn Christianity anymore but they cover Islam religions?? Even if it is just "covering" it, it is still brought up....That shouldn't be the case, if they want to speak about the location, fine, the people, fine, but the religion....NOPE!!
originally posted by: KingIcarus
a reply to: NavyDoc
And? Perhaps that bit of religious text was relevant to the historical context of the lesson.
It's quite hard to separate Islam itself from the Islamic Empire, for obvious reasons.