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Orange County, CA school district apologizes for making 7th graders sing Islamic 'fight song'

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Orange County, CA – Spring View Middle School in Huntington Beach has found itself at the center of controversy after a social students teacher took a lesson on Islam too far according to outraged parents.

Reasonably upset, parents stormed Tuesday night’s Oceanview School Board meeting to discuss the lesson which included a song about Islam the teacher had written which was inspired by Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song.’ Offended that their child were forced to sing the tune which declares Allah as the only God, parents are demanding to be told in advance what lessons on Islam will contain.

Do you know what they teach your kids in public schools? I thought public schools weren't supposed to teach about religion? They can't teach Christianity so why are they teaching Islam to 7th graders? But that's beside the point. Just who in their right mind decided to switch the words from a popular song and replace it with this? And wtf for?

A parent found it in her son's school book and pretty much had a stroke.

According to Nichole Negron, part of her son’s Islam lesson included an illustration of a stick-figure guy proclaiming: “Believe in Allah! There is no other god.”

In a statement, school district superintendent Carol Hansen suggested that the Islam lesson set to a pop song was poorly timed.

“It was unfortunate that the lesson on Islam ended just prior to the tragic world events on Friday, Nov. 13,” Hansen said, according to the Huntington Beach Independent. “It was not the intention of the teacher to incite anger or offend.”

“I apologize on behalf of the district if the song used in the World History lesson may have offended anyone,” Hansen also said, according to the Orange County Register.

The superintendent added that the teacher did not mean “to incite, anger or offend.”

CAIR spokeswoman Ojaala Ahmad took exception to the word “explosion” because it might imply that some proponents of Islam use violence.

I'm not into plugging my own threads but this one falls right into the category of Islamic indoctrination in American schools.

Clearly, something is up. So anyway, I wanted to know who this Rachel Platten is. She's the one who's lyrics were substituted for the Islamic ones. Song called "fight song" Never heard of her.

95 million hits! holy cow. Not my style of music but it sure is popular. I can see why the teacher wanted to use this song to brainwash kids that Allah is the only god. Just what the hell goes on in schools now days? This is just weird.

ISIS banner propaganda poster assignment in Utah school. Canceled once parents found out

SALEM, Utah -- Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.

After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process.

Smh. I'm telling you something is really messed up.
edit on 20-11-2015 by FlySolo because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:07 PM
I'd be upset over this and I don't have a huge problem with Islam. Teachers aren't supposed to teach religion and the song she made/changed doesn't even teach Islam as a whole, it seems to teach the part of Islam that the world has so many problems with.
Thirty some odd years ago, I remember my third grade teacher telling us about meditating and that she probably shouldn't be telling us anything about it.
If anything resembling religion is to be taught, the schools should address all parts of all the world's major religions and the parents should be sent home a permission paper to sign. I stress, religions are multifaceted and should not be narrowed down to one view.
The fighting song was in poor taste, IMHO.

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:14 PM
Operation 'Desert Storm'. What a weekend!!'

I very excite - 'Borat' what a legend?

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: FlySolo

Ya this is wrong, I have no issues with the history of our world being taught and Islam, and all religions, being part of that but this is clearly over the line.

Now I hope that anyone that is against this would also be against any other religion being substituted.

edit on thFri, 20 Nov 2015 16:20:50 -0600America/Chicago1120155080 by Sremmos80 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:19 PM
a reply to: FlySolo

Hey, they need to sing this song!

California would have an aneurysm if this was done.

C'mon, sing it California!

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:21 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Exactly. If you're going to teach religion, you have to teach about all the bad parts too, including Muhammad and his sex slaves. Thing is, they're not teaching "history". Not even close

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:30 PM
Fight song?

This is a clearly a fabrication and anyone who sings it is not a real muslim.

Islam is the religion of peace after all.
edit on 20-11-2015 by Deny Arrogance because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:33 PM
a reply to: FlySolo

Meh, not really my point.

I was talking about teaching it as part of the history of the world, rather it is good or bad or what are the good or bad parts of it is stepping into that grey area.

Sounds like you want to say the only way it would be true history is if they bad mouthed it, would you extend that thought process to all religions? None of them are all that great when you take them literally as it is laid out in their books.

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:35 PM
a reply to: infolurker

IDK about aneurysm, but if we are playing the what if games you think the same people would be 'outraged' at that being sung?

I would bet they would not be...

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:39 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Nope, don't want to bad mouth anything. Just lay it out and let people decide for themselves.

would you extend that thought process to all religions?


posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:45 PM
I don't see any time as a good time for that song. If they sing that song, it's only fair to make them sing this song as well:

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry, His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! The trumpet call obey:
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! Stand in His strength alone,
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own;
Put on the gospel armor, and watching unto prayer,
Where calls the voice of duty, be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song;
To him that over cometh a crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally.

It's almost as preposterous as this:

Utah school realizes it shouldn’t ask students to make terrorist propaganda posters

A school in Utah has canceled an assignment in which ninth-grade students were instructed to craft a terrorism propaganda poster.

The point of the task was to help students grasp “the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support,” according to a worksheet cited by the Associated Press, which reported that the assignment was given earlier this week at Salem Junior High School, in Salem, Utah.

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:46 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Another day another attack on the west more innocents killed, and we want to talk about other religions why?

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:49 PM
a reply to: FlySolo

I just don't think a public school is the place for that, they are not there to learn why any said religion is bad or good or better then the next.
From what I have seen about other lessons, like the one in your other thread you linked, is borderline but some what sticks to the basics and not really promoting any. And they teach them all.

But tbh I would rather them just say that it is a religion that existed back then and still does today and that be about it, for any religion. If kids want to know more, then they can seek it out.

Especially since so much of what is written is up for interpenetration with all of the translations and different versions out there.

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: TechniXcality

Because there is people getting killed in the name of all religions, we just get the coverage of one.

Are you talking the attack in Mali btw?

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 04:55 PM
a reply to: FlySolo

Sorry, it's wrong. Religion is not supposed to be taught in schools.

Public schools are a part of the state.....Separation of church and state anyone?

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:00 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Yes i am, however we are not at war with crazy christian fanatics cutting off heads screaming god is great while blood lust froths from their lips are we? I'm getting tired of this, the fanatics draw a straight arrow from their religion and we are at war specifically with Islamic extremists, no i don't want this # being taught in schools, i am an atheist but i don't have fear being near a church or even around a primarily christian people, not as many fanatics lets just be real. Its not like we are have a regular Spanish inquisition everyday so this whole "lets be fair" diatribe is full of it, WE ARE AT WAR. now you know i love ya brother and we disagree but sometimes i have to counter what you are saying, respectfully. Good to see you hope you are doing well

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:01 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Ok, then post links to reports of innocent people being slaughtered in the name of other religions today.

I will settle for just one but I am not holding my breath.

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:08 PM
The invasion continues, even in the schools.

This is just one part of the jihad.

Islam is in America to conquer.

Remember the Muslim/Nazi connection?

"I begin with the young." ~ Adolf Hitler

"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." ~ Adolf Hitler

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:20 PM
Islam? Ain't that a religion?
What the H#$@, F'n! Blankety... blank? What Is that doing in a socialist,..NWO,.. "progressive government",... (licensed, funded...etc.) public school? Back in the day, we said "A Pledge of Allegiance" and sort of, kind of learned stuff. Wow! I thought it it was indoctrination then. Now they're singing heathen hyms.
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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:26 PM
a reply to: TechniXcality

We are only at war with them because WE chose to be!

WE have been bombing their homelands for decades and arming the rebels of the groups we fight today!

There is fanatics from all religions doing exacatly what you say, killing people while saying god is great.
a reply to: Deny Arrogance
If you held your breath you would have been fine.
a reply to: Murgatroid
Just like this chick right?
Gotta go after the kids and get them young!

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