Parents Furious When Schools Takes Their Children To Mosque, Where They’re Given Qurans
In a nation where most of the residents are Christian, how is it that Christianity isn’t allowed in the schools, yet children are actually being taken on field trips to mosques?
A Tennessee high school field trip to an Islamic mosque where students were given copies of the Quran not only left parents questioning the decision, but resulted in the school revising its field trip policy.
As reported by Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes, the students involved were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions.
But some parents objected to the trips, asking why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue.
“If you can’t go to all five, why are you going to any?” parent Mike Conner inquired. “We sent the principal an email and voiced our concerns. She sent back a reply and told us they could not afford to go to all five.”
The students were given punch and cookies at the mosque and listened to readings from the Quran, Conner said. They were also offered copies of the Islamic holy book — which some took and others declined, Starnes reported.
Students who chose not to participate in the field trip were instructed to write a paper comparing and contrasting the Christian, Hindu and Islamic faiths, Conner told Fox News. An assignment that included a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.
…The worksheet stated that the “Prophet of Islam was prepared to live in peace with the followers of other monotheistic religions,” and also said “Muslims in the Middle East and Asian conquered lands of other peoples but they did not impose their religion over them.”
First of all, a school probably shouldn’t be taking kids on a field trip to a mosque in the first place, but if it is done, the kids should be taken to a Christian church and a Jewish synagogue as well.
Additionally, most Muslims are good and decent people, but Islam is also unquestionably the world’s most violent and intolerant religion. Islam has always and continues to this day to impose its religion by the sword. Islam followers also took slaves. In fact, many of the slaves that ended up in the United States were captured and/or bought by Muslim slavers who shipped them around the world for a profit.
Sure, if you go back far enough, Islam did have its day in the sun, but there’s very little good that can be said about the religion or parts of the world where it has held sway in the last few hundred years. That’s not meant to be cruel or pick on anybody; it’s just an honest reading of history and a statement of fact. So, if schools are going to teach kids about Islam, they should at least be honest instead of whitewashing the religion.