From Mad World: There’s a new bill being imposed in the state of Tennessee that many people aren’t pleased about — members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in particular. Apparently, the bill would prohibit the teaching of Islamic principles in public elementary and middle schools. According to this particular bill, students would not be exposed to the ideology of other religions until the tenth grade. For this reason, Muslims are quite upset.
According to Young Cons, they argue that children should be introduced to the teachings of Islam when “they’re impressionable young minds are much more fresh” — more specifically, middle-school age.
In fact, they’re reportedly so upset about the bill, they’re demanding changes be enforced to support their beliefs, and they are going to great lengths to do it. According to the Daily Caller, CAIR is asking the people of Tennessee to oppose House Bill 1418, introduced by Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, which would prohibit the teaching of Islamic principles to younger students.
From Daily Caller:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade.
Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents — primarily evangelical parents — against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.
House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all “religious doctrine” until students reach the last three years of high school.
CAIR labeled Rep. Butt’s bill “an anti-Islam bill” which is “tied to Islamophobic claims” in a statement sent to The Daily Caller.
Complaining parents from across Tennessee have expressed alarm in recent weeks because their children in a public middle school are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history class. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: “There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.” At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.
” that supports the “Islamophobic” propaganda. At this point, the outcome is in the air. Hopefully, parents of public students ban together to ensure this bill is passed.
If not, parents face the possibility of their children being exposed to religious practices and customs they may not agree with. Hopefully, parents pay close attention to this situation and take it very serious. If the teachings of other religions aren’t taught in public schools, then why should Sharia law take precedence over others? Unless being taught in a private sector, religious teachings of one specific background should not be part of the curriculum in public schools.