There is nothing wrong with students learning about Islam in school. The problem is that because of influence from pressure groups such as the Council on Islamic Education, public school textbooks are for the most part heavily biased, with scarcely a critical word about Islam, Muhammad depicted as a cross between Gandhi and Fred McMurray in My Three Sons, no mention of jihad or dhimmitude, and harsh criticism of Christianity.
“Marine Dad Banned From School After Complaining About Islam Assignment,” Fox News, October 29, 2014 (thanks to S.B.):
A Marine Corps father has been banned from his daughter’s school after he complained about her homework assignment on Islam.
Kevin Wood said his 11th grade daughter was asked to write a three-page essay about Islam’s five pillars, Mecca and Mohammed at La Plata High School in Maryland.
He argued that students can’t study Christianity in schools “but we can force-feed our kids Islam.”
Wood asked the school to give his daughter an alternate assignment, but officials refused and defended the subject matter.
“We’re not teaching religion, we’re teaching world history,” school spokesperson Katie O’Malley-Simpson said. She also alleges that Wood was threatening to cause a disruption, which is why they banned him from school property….