News Virginia teacher also forced students to wear hijab, study Quran

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  1. Tim

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    Last week, ninth-grade-students at Riverheads High School were asked to copy the Shahada for a school assignment.

    “She told us the paper meant faith so we didn’t think anything of it,” said Laurel Truxell, a ninth-grader.

    But after they found out what they translated, “There is no other God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Some students took issue.

    “A lot of people got really upset and I refused to do the paper,” said Truxell.

    Some students also put on a scarf part of the interactive lesson intended to teach about a religious article of clothing, the Hijab.

    “When they asked me to dress up, I said no and the aide said okay, well the teacher pushed and pushed and pushed so I did it, and when she took a picture, I asked for it not to be in the yearbook and she said it was, so that’s when my parents called the school,” said Truxell.

    “Students were also shown copies of the Koran, and female students were invited to try on a scarf as part of a lesson about the Islamic concept of modest dress,” The Daily Mail confirmed.

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    When I was in grade school we had to dress up like a Houngan and sacrifice pigs, goats and chickens.

    Don't ask....It was a whole thing
     
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    Religious zealots (who don't realize they're religious zealots - Christians)....complaining about religion being taught in school when they'd like nothing more than to get religion back in school.
     
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    Let's stop pretending all religions are equal for a second, we're on dawgshed. Islam is dog shit.
     
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    Allah was Muhammad's invisible friend in the sky. True story.
     
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    I'm not arguing they're not different.
     
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    Christianity is the basis for Western Civilization and your way of life dipshit.
     
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    yes, though I'm not in favor of Christianity being taught in public schools, we are a Christian culture.

    I wish the word "religion" would no longer exist. it creates this false equivalence between things.
     
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    I don't mind the teaching. I don't mind offering up the option of trying the head scarf, but a kid shoudn't have been pressured.

    And there is no way my kid would have been forced to write that God is Great mumbo jumbo. I would have spoken to the teacher and principal, not made a big deal out of it.
     
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    Religion is a convenient tool for the rich and powerful to keep the poor and dumb in line. It's a tried and true method.
     
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    I'm not saying that it should be taught. But I am tired of stupid leftists who so ignorant and disrespectful of history, that they would throw it all away to be "inclusive" and "non judgemental".
     
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    “Students were also shown copies of the Koran, and female students were invited to try on a scarf as part of a lesson about the Islamic concept of modest dress,"

    These are 9th graders. They don't need interactive dress-up/make-believe time to understand the concept of a head scarf. No wonder college students need safe spaces and act like babies - all the adults around them infantilize them.
     
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    and if you believe that, what happens when Christianity is removed? a vacuum in which Islam can fill the void. I don't agree with you though, but thats my response to your theory.
     
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    Totally agree....read about the religion in a text book...take a quiz or whatever and be done with it. BUT that goes for all the religions.
     
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    If you're talking about modern times....I think there are millions of very moral atheists or agnostics who are already thriving. What would the other people do? Who knows....I probably won't live to see a time where most people are good for the sake of being good.
     
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    the biggest thing here that bothers me is making kids share headwear

    are you trying to spread lice?
    because that's how you spread lice
     
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    WTF? :wtf:
     
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    You need a history lesson.
    Our founding fathers wanted religion completely out of our government because of the religious wars, mostly catholics fighting protestants, of the previous centuries. Hence freedom of religion or no religion in our government.
     
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    and as I stated before

    the chinks and turban/dot Indians are still hitting those science and math books
     
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    This news isn't a big deal. You can't fucking learn about middle east cultures unless you know a little about their backward religion.

    That's why it's called Sharia law. Much of their culture and laws is based on the Koran and Hadiths.

    It's like asking people to ignore Catholicism and the central role of the church when studying European medieval history. Islamic countries are still "medieval" in some sense.
     
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