It makes no sense whatsoever. “Access Islam” is a federally funded program directed at public school students in grades 5-12. Thankfully The Christian Action Network has demanded that President Trump’s recently confirmed Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, terminate the program.
A precursor to the program (programming, that is) began under Bush in 2005 (hat-tip Clarion Project). According to ClarionProject.org the earlier version taught students about the traditions, culture, and holidays of Islam. Then, it became greatly expanded under the Obama administration (drip, drip, drip). It’s being promoted by PBS, The Smithsonian, the Indiana Department of Education, and even the United Nations (of course they do!). WTF? is all I can say. Any yet the US Constitution or the Declaration of Independence ~America’s founding documents are given scant attention, if any at all in our schools today.
Students in this DOE sanctioned program are expected to learn passages in the Koran and to explain the meaning of those verses. Note, there is no similar program for Jews, Christians, Hindus or any other of the world’s religions. One of the learning (indoctrinating) videos shows a Christian converting to Islam who declares emotionally how he has found the true religion without any “intermediaries.” One phrase taught is “Allahu Akbar”, you know the one expressed during nearly every Islamic terrorist attack, that one?
I just don’t see what good can come of this indoctrination to a religion that treats women as 3rd class citizens, performs female genital mutilation on little girls, is known to murder gays and has a general philosophy of conquer or kill. And I especially resent my hard-earned tax dollars paying for it! How about you?
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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