Backlash against homework assignment to copy Muslims statement of faith closes schools in VA

A teacher in Virginia gave a homework assignment that landed her in the middle of a controversy that has now led to the closing of all schools in the district “out of an abundance of caution.”

h/t Xavier

  • David Murrell

    It is a healthy thing that parents –faced with an almost psychotic political correctness and pro-Islamic quisling attitude, on the part of educators — react so bitterly again this sort of stuff. Inane quisllings must be taught this is what happens to them.

    Off topic, but an hour ago I found out I have cancer– a sarcoma tumor on my right forearm. I start radiation therapy in a week or so. Then I have to go to the Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto for surgery. So gang please pray for me. The final dignosis of the tumor is still not in, and is being done at Mt. Sinai. They specialize in sarcoma tumors. It would be kinda neat if the hospital is Jewish financed. I would be in good hands!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Done, and done!

    • Xavier

      David, I just went through a similar situation about 2 months ago; 4 tumors were removed and mercifully none were cancerous. You will be in my thoughts, and I’m sure you WILL be in good hands, iykwimaittyd. 😉

    • Martin B

      May you get good news and a new lease on life in the New Year, David.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      May you make a full recovery.

    • You’re in our thoughts David.

    • Maggat

      Go with God.

    • We will say a prayer for you David. I am so sorry to hear of this please keep us informed.

    • Blacksmith

      Definitely keeping you in the prayers

    • ntt1

      my advice is too watch the food . Only consume the white pudding and try to establish some form of underground black market in trading the stuff never goes off.and can be a lifeline when presented with “rethermalized ” nightmares

  • Spatchcocked

    Will do David.

  • Interesting that the teacher spells it “Koran”. I thought that was politically incorrect.

    I don’t believe in these threats of “violence”, by the way. Here’s Ace from yesterday :

    They specifically say there is “no specific threat” to the school or students.

    But they’re closing the school anyway.

    Actually, they’re shutting down the whole district.

    Which I take as an attempt to shift attention from their bad behavior to fantasized bad behavior on the part of their critics.

    Like so:

    Us: You shouldn’t make kids write “Allah is god,” the same as I assume you would never make them write “Jesus is Lord.”

    Them: But this was in Arabic. They didn’t know what they were writing.

    Us: They found out pretty quick. Would you make Muslim kids write “Jesus is Lord”–

    Them: But we didn’t tell them what they were writing!

    Us: You didn’t let me finish: Would you make Muslim kids write “Jesus is Lord” in Latin?”Dominum Iesum?” How’s that hit you? Does that touch you someplace special?

    Them: …

    Us: Or how about in Ancient Greek? Or in Aramaic? Or even — God forbid — Hebrew?

    Them: That’s different.

    Us: In what way?

    Them: …

    Us: The real difference is that you feel that you may and should pummel Christian kids into being “open minded” about faiths not their own, but you’d be very protective of Muslim kids’ religions autonomy wouldn’t you?

    Them: —

    Us: Are you going to answer?

    Them: We’re shutting down the school. The Tone of this discussion just proves how important it is to be open to learning about Islam.

    Us: This sure seems like an attempt to claim victim status when you’re the one crossing lines.

    Them: Help! Help! I’m being microaggressed!

    • El Martyachi

      Off topic.. but.. hey look.. some progz wanna ban Trump from Canada and are citing the hate speech section of the Criminal Code as justification.

      • FactsWillOut

        When Trump becomes president, and he’s banned from Canada, he could singlehandedly kill our economy, and with Trudeau at the helm, we’ll deserve it.

        • El Martyachi

          What gets me is how mainstream that thinking is. My 20-something self was first exposed to this during the beginning of the 2003 Iraq war. I was, as usual, hanging out on the Internet but had previously not been looking at/for political stuff. Comments like “Bush is worse than Hitler” (written by an American with a Phd who’d written software that’s commonly used by millions of people daily) was an eye opener.

          Kinda tangentially related, I recently re-discovered ~esr’s writings. It’s probably been 10 years since reading anything of his. He’s still there and still relevant.

          • By the way, those two links show up in the Mod page, (which I can view and you cannot, because I’m special), but they don’t seem to be showing up in the comment.



          • El Martyachi

            I missed a closing quote on the first link first time round, but edited straight away. If ya refresh it should show up in normal comment space.

          • How do you do that? Embed links in comments? I don’t know because I’m an idiot.

          • El Martyachi

            The standard link syntax .. if I do inline here as an example it’s tedious because of escape characters.


          • FactsWillOut


        • Minicapt

          … and then the owners of Trump Tower Toronto would cease to pay him the use of the name, and thus Trump’s financial and property empire would collapse.


      • Oh, God, these people are such parodies of themselves. Here’s the genius who came up with this idea:

    • Observer

      But does writing the shahada in arabic make these children Muslim in the eyes of other Muslims?

      And if these children then say they aren’t Muslim, would they face the sharia law punishment of death for “leaving Islam”?

      • BitterClinger

        Yes. And yes.

      • “But does writing the shahada in arabic make these children Muslim in the eyes of other Muslims?”

        I have no doubt that in the eyes of some Muslims it would do exactly that.

  • Maggat

    Inspiring works of art? Looks more as if a demented baboon has run amuck with his paws and a bottle of India Ink

    • JoKeR

      I can imagine the class. The boys were probably laughing while doing this asking each other why the teacher wanted to top each vertical line with a tiny penis head.

  • FactsWillOut

    Rick Moran is a RINO moron.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Now I hope all the school officials volunteer to be beheaded.