Conservatives are freaking out about a World History assignment at Jenison Public School in Jenison Michigan after a mother had a coronary over an assignment her 10th grade daughter received. The assignment explained the basics of Islam as what appears to be an overview of world religions.
The assignment was for students to make a pamphlet that would suit a third grade audience. Jennette Hall became furious that the information provided to students correctly explained that Muslims worship the same god as Christians and Jews, and that the religion was described as anything but a bloodthirsty cult that is an anathema to all that is good in the world.
“It was an assignment given to my 10th grade daughter in her World History class,” Hall said. “The assignment was to make a pamphlet geared toward a third grade audience. They did not actually hand them out to third graders. This assignment upset me because they are teaching that Allah is the same God of the Christians and Jews. This paper, in my opinion, is promoting Islam by describing Allah’s names as beautiful. To me this is not simply factual as it should be. I have a meeting on Tuesday with the principle of Jenison High School to discuss my concerns.”
As though a positive image of Islam is somehow offensive, Hall posted what appears to be the cover of her daughter’s pamphlet.
Naturally, as this involves an irrational fear of Islam and a die-hard hatred of its followers, the story is going viral in the conservative misinformation bubble.
“Are you outraged yet?” asked MadWorldNews. “It looks as though the mom is handling the situation adequately so far, with her plans to pay the principle of the school a little visit and voice her concerns. If students are taught anything about Islam, it should be based on facts and current events. If the school wants to show the truth about Islam, perhaps they should show the students a couple of beheading videos so they can see first hand what this “peaceful” religion is truly all about.”
Readers frothed at the prospect of students being educated about other religions.
As Hall builds up to the meeting with the “principle,” she has continued to post about her poor, poor daughter who has been exposed to ideas with which she disagrees.
Hall highlighted a post from the school that explains various religions are taught — including Christianity — but this has done nothing to quell her substanceless rage.
The post read:
Irrational, misinformed rage aside, we wish her the best of luck in her meeting with the “principle.” Maybe she will learn something. Doubtful, but anything is possible.