Islamic Calligraphy, Koran, and Hijab Forced on Students

Forced hijabs, the passing around of Korans and the writing of the Islamic statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”, in a ninth grade World Geography class, have created quite the December ruckus in Riverheads High School in Augusta County, Virginia.  So much so, that Christmas break came a day early for students as the district felt the need to close the school for safety reasons.

Truth and Action reported

After the massive wave of protest through phone calls and email, the school got the message and felt the need to close the schools on Friday.

“Following parental objections to the World Geography curriculum and ensuing related media coverage, the school division began receiving voluminous phone calls and electronic mail locally and from outside the area,” wrote the Augusta County School Board in a statement. “Based on concerns regarding the tone and content of those communications…schools and school offices will be closed on Friday, December 18, 2015.”

Brietbart reports that the framework for World Geography was not followed in this ninth grade lesson.  Islam was the exclusive focus and participation forced.  Sounds a lot like Islam.  Convert or get an F.

STANDARD WG.3: The student will apply the concept of a region by … c) analyzing how cultural characteristics, including the world’s major languages, ethnicities, and religions, link or divide regions.

Essential Understandings

Cultural difference and similarities can link or divide regions.

Essential Questions

How can cultural characteristics link or divide regions?

Essential Knowledge

• Arab world: Arabic
• Hispanic America: Spanish
• Brazil: Portuguese
• Canada: French and English
• Switzerland: Multiple languages
• English: International language

Ethnic heritage
• Former Yugoslavia: Serbs, Croats,
Bosnians, Albanians
• Burundi and Rwanda: Hutus and Tutsis
• United States, Switzerland: Multiple
ethnicities united in one country
• Korea, Japan: Predominantly single
• Cyprus: Greeks and Turks

Religion as a unifying force
• Hinduism
• Buddhism
• Judaism
• Christianity
• Islam

Religion as a divisive force
• Conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in Pakistan and India
• Conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland
• Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claiming Jerusalem as their religious heritage site
• Conflicts between Sunni and Shi’a

Essential Skills

Identify and interpret regional patterns on maps.

Explain cause-and-effect relationships.

Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, beliefs, and behaviors.

Draw conclusions and make inferences about data.

It is hard to see how the three Islamic-centric exercises LaPorte assigned her students comply with this standard to show “religion as a unifying force.”

LaPorte was intentional in her lesson planning and not only disregarded the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Education, but also the consciences of her students.  She was bent on indoctrination and the exclusion of other religions.

This was apparently the only exercise she used from a “non-standard compliant” World Religions workbook she selected for use on her own. Also, LaPorte apparently did not assign lessons from that workbook that demonstrated how the other four religions specifically identified in the curriculum framework for the standard–Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, or Buddhism–served as a “unifying force.”

Source: Breitbart



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