Islam in Schools: January 17

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, January 17, 2002

Islam in Schools: January 17

A California school district is allowing a course in which middle school students wear Muslim robes, adopt Islamic names, stage make-believe pilgrimages to Mecca to learn about the faith and write in Arabic phrases from the Koran.

In San Luis Obispo, according to some parents who complained, students pretended to be warriors fighting for Islam.

School officials say they're not teaching religion, but only about Islam. Right. And when was the last Christmas play or gospel sing allowed in these schools to "inform" students about Christianity?

Political correctness has taken us to the point where we are endangering ourselves. We eliminate the values of the faith that helped build and sustain this nation and correct its faults, while at the same time we teach about a faith at the heart of a political movement that has as its objective trhe destruction of this country, its freedoms and our way of life.

The larger question is: Why do parents of Christian kids send their children to schools like this?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.