After filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Novi Community School District in Michigan, the Thomas More Law Center discovered that public school teachers there were subjected to a two-day propaganda training class in August 2017, where they were taught about the perfect glory of Islam, the wretched state of Christianity, and how they should talk about the two religions in their classrooms.
From FrontPage Magazine:
“We found that the teachers were subjected to two days of Islamic propaganda, where Islam was glorified, Christianity disparaged, and America bashed—all funded by Novi taxpayers,” explained Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel at the Thomas More Law Center. He noted that the school district had not sponsored teacher trainings on Christianity, Judaism, or other religions over the past five years, but solely on Islam.
The “cultural competency” expert hired by the Novi Community Schools District in Michigan is Huda Essa of Culture Links LLC, a hijab-wearing woman of Arab descent. After examining numerous documents relating to Essa’s presentation including audio transcripts from her talk, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) found that “information on Islam she provided to Novi teachers was riddled with falsehoods and errors of omission that were clearly meant to deceive.”
We recognize that Michigan has become a hotbed for Arab immigration thanks to the Obama administration’s “anything goes” refugee policies, resulting in terrorist cells, the rise of female genital mutilation, and extremely-questionable decisions in congressional races, but how is this okay? What kind of outrage would we see if these teachers were subjected to two days’ worth of a teacher telling them about the superiority of Christianity. ESPECIALLY if it were paired with the denigration of Islam? We’d never hear the end of it.
“Under the banner of promoting diversity, inclusion and a multicultural approach to education, Essa sets about comparing Islam to Christianity, calling them ‘mostly similar.’ The one big difference, she claims, is that Islam is the world’s ‘only purely monotheistic religion,’” explained the TMLC. “Islam’s holy book, the Koran, came straight from Allah to the prophet Muhammad and, unlike the Jewish and Christian scriptures, has never been altered or changed, she told the Novi teachers. Significantly, the Koran commands Muslims to ‘Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.’”
“Her message was clear: The Koran is superior to the Bible. But she did not address the fact that it calls for the extermination of Christian and Jews,” the TMLC concluded.
If we’re going to keep our schools clear of religious teachings, then we need to keep our schools clear of ALL religious teachings. Most especially Islam, which has caused the West and the wider world entirely too much trouble over the last quarter-century and beyond. The last thing we need are teachers being propagandized into this religious nuttery before heading back to the classrooms.