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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Children Become Three-Week Muslims

Supreme Court declines case challenging classes on Islam

SUPREME COURT The Supreme Court has refused to consider a lawsuit by parents objecting to a three-week class for seventh-graders on Islam.

Jonas and Tiffany Eklund say pupils at a public school in Byron, California, were given pages from the opening chapter of the Quran to read and studied Islam’s Five Pillars of Faith.

The Eklunds argued that the world history unit violated separation of church and state. Their lawyers charged that the public school “had children become Muslims for three weeks.”

School Superintendent Tom Meyer denies that the classes amount to indoctrination.

The Ninth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the Islam program activities were not overt religious exercises and therefore did not raise constitutional concerns.

Was this “assignment” followed up by the children becoming Christians for three weeks? If so, then I guess I don’t have a big problem with this class. Three weeks sounds like an awful lot of time to make the children aware and familiar with any religion. It just seems that ANY attempt to bring CHRISTIANITY into the classroom is met by liberals screaming “Separation!!!!”