A report from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) says that US students in public schools are being forced to learn how to convert to Islam.
"It's Islamic indoctrination right here in our schools," the organization said.
According to Christian Today, Brandee Porterfield, a parent, said her seventh grade daughter is learning about Islam as part of her world history class in Maury County, Tenn.
"They did this assignment where they wrote out the Five Pillars of Islam, including having the children learn and write the Shahada, which is the Islamic conversion creed," she said.
Porterfield said she asked school officials if there would be lessons on Judaism and Christianity, but the lessons only included Hinduism and Buddhism.
Maury County school officials say the schools have not violated the constitution and that the schools have just “covered some sensitive topics.”
In response, the ACLJ said: "That's outrageous. The indoctrination of students with the precepts of converting to Islam and forcing them to recite 'Allah is the only God' aren't 'sensitive topics;' it's unconstitutional.”
School officials did say that Christianity would be covered in the eighth grade.
Tennessee isn’t the only state teaching Islam culture. In Wisconsin, students were given an assignment to “pretend you are Muslim.” In Florida, students were asked to recite the Five Pillars of Islam.
Publication date: September 16, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.