In the real world, public school lessons on Islam are part of the world history curriculum. But, in the world of Fox & Friends, this is not only an "attack on Christianity," but an insidious way to "indoctrinate" our precious, Christian children and turn them into OMG Muslims!
Yesterday, Jesus BFF Steve Doocy reported that a Tennesse school lesson on the Five Pillars of Islam "has parents absolutely outraged." Sweet lil Christian gal, Anna Kooiman reported that world history students were told to write that "Allah is the only God" even though (OMG) they had not yet learned about Christianity. A photo of the aforementioned phrase, written on a piece of paper, was shown. The word "lie" was written above the phrase. Doocy asked if the students will learn about Christianity and noted that the school asserts that they are not endorsing Islam. The "Trouble with Schools" graphic began the piece and remained as the background and the right hand corner banner throughout the segment.
Doocy said that his guest, a local parent, claims that the students are "spending weeks" on Islam while skippping over Christianity which, she believes, "is the de-facto promotion of one religion" (and we all know that Chrisianity is the one true faith, right.) Doocy asked the parent to elaborate on what "really bugged" her. Brandee Porterfield, sporting her Christian cross, described how the students, OMG, had to write down the Five Pillars of Islam, one of which is the profession of Islamic faith in Allah. Kooiman noted that it "lacked the qualifier Muslims believe." (Of course, on Fox, there are no qualifiers ["Christians believe"] in any story about the Nativity of Jesus.)
In advancing the patented Fox "war on Christians" meme, Kooiman asked if this is "a direct attack on Christianity" or just an attempt to get kids to be more open-minded. She asked again "do you think that this is a direct attack on Christianity." Porterfield claimed that Islam is studied more than other religions and that school authorities told her that no other religions will be studied. Doocy: "That doesn't quite make sense." (Oh, the irony!) He then read a statement, from the school, which clarified that -duh - the school isn't forcing students to profess Islam.
Doocy nodded as Porterfield maintained her claim that teaching just one religion is wrong and an example of "state sponsoring of religion" (as opposed to having a group baptism on a public high school football field which Fox is totally down with?). She said that if the students memorize the Muslim prayer, "it's indoctrination." Doocy kept the agitprop roling: "They're not studying Christianity, they're not studying Judaism, they're not studying Buddhism, they're just studying Islam, just that one." Porterfield than cut the propaganda buzz with a comment that "later on," other religions are studied" but they are not learning any other doctrines or creeds. Kooiman finished with "wow, startling story."
The banners promoted the agitrop: "Parents Fired Up, School Has Kids Write 'Allah is the Only God';" "Assignment Allah, TN Parents Upset With Middle School Lesson;" "7th Grade Assignment: Instructed to write 'Allah is the Only God';" "Pillars of Education, Parents: Class Teaches Islam, Ignores Christ; "The Only God, Writing Assignment on Islam has parents angry."
Be scared folks, creeping Sharia is coming to Tennessee. "The Trouble With Schools?" How bout the trouble with Fox & Friends!
The prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) was verbally abused, ridiculed, had objects thrown at him, spat at and even beaten. He reacted by having mercy on people and treating them with patience and kindness throughout his life.
When we differ in our opinions, we shouldn’t be abusive or threatening. This was not the way of the prophet Mohammed ( PBUH) with believers and disbelievers. Thank you.