Illinois School Teaches 12 Yr-Old Kids 9-11 Attacks Had Nothing to do with Islam
A Swansea school is teaching 12 year-old kids that Islam had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks.
The school wants to emphasize tolerance.
The Belleville News Democrat reported:
Rachel Seger’s daughter “adores” her history teacher and “loves” the class at High Mount School in Swansea, but Seger didn’t like the 12-year-old’s homework of vocabulary words on Thursday night.
“She said, ‘What’s Koran mean?’ and I flipped,” Seger said. “I said, ‘Excuse me?’ and I looked at them, and I said oh my God.”
The vocabulary words included jihad, Islam, Muslim, Arabia, Muhammad, Allah, hegira, mosque, Koran and Baghdad.
“Some of these words, I don’t even know what they are: Ayatollah, caliph,” said Seger, who was shocked that the history class would step so close to teaching religion. “I don’t want her learning other faiths from school. If it would have just stopped at ‘this is their culture, this is where they go to church,’ fine. But when you get into the actual aspect of it, that’s where I’m drawing the line. That’s just going a little too far.”
Jim Munden, a sixth-grade history teacher at High Mount, would not comment other than to say the issue had been resolved with the family.
Seger said she is happy with the quick resolution, and her daughter will work on the geography portions, not the definitions.