A Virginia High School that allowed a World Geography class to learn Calligraphy by writing part of the conversion to Islam, has decided to close its doors on the Friday before Christmas. The reason? Apparently parents who have had enough of liberal wacko teachers cramming political correctness and Islamic nonsense down their kids throats decided to let the school district know just how they feel about it.
Here is part of the message the parents received Thursday afternoon,
“”Following parental objections to the World Geography curriculum and ensuing related media coverage, the school division began receiving voluminous phone calls and electronic mail locally and from outside the area. As a result of those communications, the Sheriff’s Office and the school division coordinated to increase police presence at Augusta County schools and to monitor those communications. The communications have significantly increased in volume today and based on concerns regarding the tone and content of those communications, Sheriff Fisher and Dr. Bond mutually decided schools and school offices will be closed on Friday, December 18, 2015.”
What exactly does, “monitor those communications” mean? So, are we wire tapping and listening in on regular Americans with legitamate concerns now? And is it the “tone” of the language that is causing the shut down?
I can understand the LA School Systems closing down for possible threats on their students’ lives, but tone? If my child were being taught to write positive things about Allah or Muhammad you can bet my tone would be off the charts, but that is no reason to close the school.
Let’s see who the mainstream media will play as the bad guy. More than likely CAIR will be ready to claim victimhood and wild Islamophobia, Obama and Loretta Lynch will call for some moratorium on hate speech as well as push the UN resolution 1618 that contains blasphemy laws against any who would speak ill of “the prophet.”
The principal at the Augusta County School as well as the teacher deserve every bit of the frustration from these parents. Contrary to the majority of liberals and PC folks who saturate our public education system, the average American parent knows more about Islam than they do, and they don’t want their kids copying part of the Islamic conversion prayer in class. Who in their right mind would?
And where is the ACLU on this? If it were a Christmas play using only volunteers, you can bet they would have been on it like white on rice screaming for separation of church and state.
Apparently this story broke on a local talk radio show, the Rob Shilling Show, after parents contacted Shilling because of their concern about what the kids were being told to copy,
“‘..There is no G-d but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah..”
The article states,
“According to parents, students were not informed of the translation or of the specific meaning of the Arabic text the students were being asked to copy. In addition, parents confirm that female students were invited to don Muslim apparel and subsequently were photographed in costume by the teacher. (Reportedly, an administrator has since disposed of the photos.)”
I wonder if Cheri Laporte, the Geography teacher, discussed with the class about the most recent Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, or any number of other terrorist attacks perpetrated by those steeped in their Muslim faith? I would bet a nickel to a doughnut she hasn’t.
Sadly, this is the quality of teacher who represents many in the system who instill tolerance and acceptance of whatever the culture is dishing out at the moment. These kind of teachers no longer instruct their students to critically think and make determinations on facts, but instead on the feelings of others.
A perfect case in point would be the thoughts about the situation by a former alumni of Rivershead High School, Grace Zimmerman. She said she was embarrassed by all the outrage about the class she had taken several years prior.
She said in an interview,
“I was hoping that we’ve come further along in our community to be more open-minded. It didn’t hurt me or my faith to look outside and see different religions and see how they function.”
It went on further to explain,
“Now a mother of two herself, she said she would be thrilled if her children were assigned the homework. ‘I would be so excited that they came home with this beautiful artistic value that they got to come home with a wonderful story about how they got to experience wearing a hijab.'”
Most of these young people have no idea about the world in which they are about to enter. Regrettably, if we can’t stop the desolation of our country by the oncoming onslaught of Islamic refugees and immigrants, as well as speak out against those who want to trash our Constitution and dominate this country, her little girls may be forced to wear the hijab in the future, not just try it on for fun at school.