School Lesson Says Christians Are Treating Muslims Harshly
By Todd Starnes, Toddstarnes.com --
A classroom assignment on Islam says one negative effect of the Crusades is that Christians are still treating Muslims harshly.
“I almost fell over,” said Barbara Light.
Mrs. Light, of Westwood, New Jersey, was helping her 13-year-old daughter prepare for a World History test when she discovered some rather shocking lessons.
“The Christians’ harsh treatment of Muslims in the Holy Land led to bitterness that has lasted to the present,” one worksheet stated.
Another worksheet asks students to identify “one negative effect of the Crusades that has continued to the present.” The answer written on the worksheet – “the Christians harsh treatment of Muslims continues in the present day.”
“In this day and age when so many bad things are happening to Christians all over the world – they are basically saying Christians caused this, Mrs. Light told me. “This is just too much.”
I reached out to the superintendent of the school district, but so far he has not returned my messages.
Mrs. Light said the class has been studying Islam since the beginning of the school year. She said the students have also touched on Christianity and Judaism, but the lessons primarily revolve around the Islamic faith.
“It is indoctrination,” she said.