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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.
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.
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.
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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