Students Taught To Practice Calligraphy In Virginia School By Writing ‘There Is No God But Allah’


A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing

…But the school district doesn’t seem to think that’s a problem.

“The statement presented as an example of the calligraphy was not translated for students, nor were students asked to translate it, recite it or otherwise adopt or pronounce it as a personal belief,” the district stated.

They said it was all about the art — not about the theology.

“They were simply asked to attempt to artistically render written Arabic in order to understand its artistic complexity,” they stated.


  • Minicapt
    • Barrington Minge

      What does this say…maybe “allah is a Pr%ck?

  • Me Here

    Translate this kids “there is no dog but allah and mohammed was his bitch” <:o)

    • Me Here

      Here’s a hint-

      “لا يوجد الكلب ولكن كان الله ومحمد الكلبة له ”

      “lla yujad alkalb walakan kan alllah wamuhammad alkalibat lah”<:o)

      • Xavier

        and for his earthly minions:

  • Ron MacDonald

    Progressives always use subtly when it indoctrinates, it’s the Leftist way.

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  • Xavier

    Too complex. Let them start with something simple.

    “Jerusalem Cross: also called the “Crusaders’ Cross,” it is made up of 5 Greek Crosses which are said to symbolize a) the 5 Wounds of Christ; and/or b) the 4 Gospels and the 4 corners of the earth (the 4 smaller crosses) and Christ Himself (the large Cross). This Cross was a common symbol used during the wars against Islamic aggression.”

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Hence my new symbol for a number of days now. (Formerly my symbol was ‘Censored’.) Thanks for posting.

    • Mannie

      Stealing that. 🙂

  • Barrington Minge

    Perhaps better to get the little darlings to write in English?

    • Xavier

      Or Latin: In princípio erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat Verbum. Hoc erat in princípio apud Deum. Omnia per ipsum facta sunt: et sine ipso factum est nihil, quod factum est: in ipso vita erat, et viat erat lux hóminum: et lux in ténebris lucet, et ténebræ eam non comprehendérunt.

      • Barrington Minge


        • Xavier

          Or: Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, factórem cæli et terræ, visibílium ómnium et invisibílium. Et in unum Dóminum Jesum Christum, Fílium Dei unigénitum. Et ex Patre natum ante ómnia sæcula. Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Génitum, non factum, consubstantiálem Patri: per quem ómnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos hómines et propter nostram salútem descéndit de cælis.

          • Barrington Minge

            Could not have put it better myself. First rate!!

    • Ottawa Eyes

      No, the teachers unions are all convinced their greatest jobs are to teach children how to be good dhimmis, convert to Islam, and to fight “the real threat to the World”, global warming!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is why lynch mobs were formed.
    The fact that no one is afraid of getting their ass kicked anymore is why this kind of nonsense happens in the first place.

    • Xavier

      One toe cut off with lopping shears and it won’t happen again.

  • ontario john

    No big surprise. After all, we have a choir singing praises to mohammed as the refugees arrive at Toronto airport. According to media its a hit all over Canada. The Christian refugees from Syria must be wondering what the hell they got themselves into.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      What choral song is there singing praises to Mohammed? I must have missed that in my classical singing lessons.

    • Minicapt

      The arrival of the Syrians was c.11-12 Dec, in Toronto. The video of the Arab song was recorded c.3 Dec.


  • Hard Little Machine

    Most Muslims in the world are illiterate in their own language let alone classical Arabic.

  • Mannie

    That’s not even pedagogically sound. Calligraphy is basically the art of fancy writing. You have to be able to read and write before you can do calligraphy. I presume the students can read and write English, but they don’t have a clue about Arabic. So they are not doing calligraphy, they are trying to dumb copy a bunch of snakes on paper. Dumb.

    I don’t need to say anything against indoctrinating kids in islime; others here are doing that just fine. 🙂

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Exactly; and generally the way to introduce writing in another language or alphabet is to teach kids how to write their own name in it, or an approximation of their name, not an entire passage of complex characters that they can’t even understand.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Will they teach the Book of Psalms as an example of great poetry? How about the Book of Ruth as one of the first great short stories?

    • Kathy Prendergast

      No, because they are too afraid of the ACLU predictably raining hellfire down on them for that.