I have no idea what “Islamic hand sign” could be meant here. The girl’s hand was cut, and so the assault charge is justified; the larger question here, however, is this teacher’s open Islamic indoctrination in a public school classroom. If she were proselytizing and preaching Christianity, she would be fired. What will happen to Tara Harris? She will probably become Hamas-linked CAIR’s “Islamophobia” victim du jour.
“Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced “˜Islamic Hand Sign” Drill,” by Jason Howerton at The Blaze, October 18 (thanks to Rob):
An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”
Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation.
“It’s still a criminal charge. It happened at the school and it involved a student,” Kosinski said. The police department could not release any additional information.
Stephanie Bennett, the mother of the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted at Butts Road Intermediate School, told TheBlaze in an emotional phone interview that Harris has a disturbing trend of “indoctrinating” students with Islamic teachings. She also said the teacher openly campaigns for President Barack Obama in the classroom….
“The teacher was going over Islamic hand signs with the children “” she stayed on this issue for two days straight during their reading and math class,” she said….
When Bennett’s daughter was unable to do the Islamic hand sign correctly after two days of instruction, Harris became frustrated and attempted to twist the girl’s fingers to make the Islamic gesture meaning “power and strength.” The way Bennett described it, it sounds like an upside A-OK hand gesture. It is unclear exactly which “Islamic hand sign” was being promoted as the source information comes from children.