Alberta School Children Taught Christians Are Persecuting Muslims In Syria

Below is a lesson plan taught to a reader’s child in an Alberta school. Children are taught that Bashar Assad and his government are Christian and they persecute “Rebel Muslims” and that’s why most Syrian refugees are “Muslims”.

Bashar Assad is in fact a member of the Muslim Alawite sect, associated with Shia Islam.

This is what Alberta school children were taught…

“The government in power in Syria, the so-called ‘Assad Regime’ named for the current president, Assad, is Christian and the rebels are Muslim. As a result, most of the refugees are Muslims.”

The rest of the document reads like a Liberal Party propaganda piece.

Update: The lesson plan incorporated the Lesplan Educational Services current event news letter content but was prepared for the school’s students from within.

I am in possession of the entire email chain between the school administration, the teacher and the parent concerning this event.

The “error” was made by the school teacher who added her insight to the creation of the lesson plan.  The teacher will remain nameless as my source has children at the school and their privacy must be protected. Note that this is the 2nd “explanation”. The initial explanation provided to the parent indicated the lesson plan was used unaltered from Lesplan. The following email is the explanation provided by the teacher. Have some salt handy.

Oh of course!  I still feel bad about mis-informing the students.  I talked to the students at the beginning of class today about my misunderstanding and about just how easy it is to be mis-informed.  My misunderstanding came from a documentary I watched some time ago in which a reporter was interviewing a man in a civilian area in Syria that was being shelled by the Syrian military forces.  The rest of the information in the lesson is directly from the source.

I’m hoping to use this as a learning experience both for me and for the class.  We talked already about how important it is to look at an issue from a variety of perspectives – something that is core to the Social studies curriculum.  This should also make it easier for the students to understand ‘historical context’, a concept that they’re struggling with still. Also, we talked about ‘doing your homework’ (something I should obviously have done more of).

In tomorrow’s collaborate, we are doing Part C which contains the questions from the ‘what in the world magazine’ that concern you.  I’ve decided to leave it in the lesson but to also use the websites you sent that provide the updated information with regard to the mosque incident and the Paris attacks.  I noticed that the article does indicate that ‘early reports’ suggested that one of the terrorists had posed as a refugee. I’m hoping to use this as a platform to discuss how information changes quickly and how a sources that are only one month old can be updated with new information.

With regard to the lesson and assignment, if you don’t feel comfortable having xxxx do the lesson or the assignment, that’s not a problem at all. I can just excuse her from it.

Please let me know either way.


See for yourself. The entire lesson is below.

Current Events Lesson 3 – Crisis in Syria

This is the fate of Christians in Syria.


  • tom_billesley

    That lesson plan would be a hate crime, were it not nullified by Christian privilege.

    • I am certain Justin approves.

      • john700

        Me too, but are you sure that this “lesson plan” is real? It looks suspicous to me. Could be a fake.

        • It came from a very trusted source. I have no doubt about its authenticity.

          • Wally Keeler

            How do you know that it is LesPlan Educational Services Ltd.
            that published it?

          • It is one of their publications.

          • Wally Keeler

            I wonder how widely it was distributed? We have an “Alberta school”. Do we know which school, which community (Calgary, Edmonton)?

          • Exile1981

            A specific Alberta Christian school. It was an assignment for grade 7 social studies. A single classroom of about 40 kids.

          • just_one_guy

            Thank you for that info. Hopefully it was only just that one class, and not passed on to other classrooms.

          • Wally Keeler

            Assad = Christian. This is in the lesson plan, but is it in the LesPlan text? If it is only in the lesson plan, then the damage is local, but if the lie is from LesPlan, then the damage to children is wider.

          • Katalin Anita Szabó Fatyol

            Asad is shita (i dont know how to write proper) muslim

          • He’s Alawite. It’s some sort of Shi’ism.

          • Clausewitz

            That’s why I have never used anyone else’s lesson plan all during my teaching career. The only teachers that need strict lesson plans are those who really don’t know the subject matter. Lesson plans are much like Napoleon’s battle plans in much the same manner that they never survive first contact with the enemy.

          • just_one_guy

            One would think that a teacher of all people, would do research into a matter they know little to nothing about before creating a lesson about it. This is probably why, a good portion of our kids these days, graduate grade 12 with grade 6 skills.

          • knight

            In Australia, they will be requiring student teachers with higher skills

          • Exile1981

            In Alberta teachers are required to have a degree and then they do a BA in education before becoming a teacher.

            The problem is sometimes that other degree can be odd.

            I’ve met a few teachers with degrees in math, biology, chemistry, physical education, history etc. I’ve met one with a phd in genetics and another with a degree in early childhood development.

            Unfortunately I have also met ones with women studies, philosophy, politics and enviromentalism.

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  • Martin B

    If his buddy Omar told him the so-called Assad regime was Christian, Shiny Pony would swallow it.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Assad is not a Christian, he is Alawite, a sect of Shia Islam that is often persecuted by Sunni Arabs.

    • Yes indeed. But school kids won’t know that.

      • Ron MacDonald

        I sent an e-mail to the publisher advising them he is not Christian, I’ll send you a copy of their response.

        • Wally Keeler

          How do you know that it is LesPlan Educational Services Ltd.
          that published it?

          • Ron MacDonald

            We should soon find out, they’ll probably ignore my e-mail.

    • luna

      Sunni don’t consider Shiite Muslim. Sunni will refer to Shia as Jew, Christian, whatever they talk shiite.

  • Hanamanganda

    Surely, there is an appropriate place to report this inaccuracy. Bias is one things. Utter lies is another.

    • We could try but likely be charged with a hate crime.

      • Hanamanganda

        I dunno. Obvious factual inaccuracy is surely something that can be addressed. But it should be someone whose child was actually given these materials.

        • The education system has been almost completely politicized in favour of Socialist/Marxist ideology for a number of years. Now educators are adding Islamism to the indoctrination of children. It may not be insignificant that both of these utopian (dystopian) ideologies are realized through absolute State control of the citizenry regarding religion, politics, commerce, sex, individual rights, group rights, judicial rights, and human rights in general. In other words children are being taught to appreciate dictatorships, that are either Theo-fascist or fascist-Communist, or a combination of both (with fascism being the common denominator).

        • Exile1981

          The school admin is looking into it.

        • Clausewitz

          In a human rights tribunal “truth” is not a viable defense. It’s all about feelings. But not for whitey.

  • Alain

    This kind of propaganda (lies) has been taught in the school system for at least the past 30 plus years in BC where history is no longer taught. Instead of actual history my adult children got social studies which was full of such rubbish. Fortunately their home environment and family won the battle for their minds, but they were probably a minority.

  • Warren Raymond

    Muselprop is everywhere.

  • simus1

    What is taught in Canadian schools must first be approved by career backroom marxist filth and then get forwarded on to be initialed by whatever puppet is the pretend min of ed in the appropriate time frame.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Unlike the Alawites, the Druze are in no way Muslims. Their Arabic names and language are the extent of it.

  • luna

    This belief that Shia isn’t Islamic is actually what motivates the Sunni opposition to Assad.

  • JoKeR

    Islamist: “Oh, we are always the victim.” “From the days when we tried to peacefully spread the message of peace of Muhhamud but the Christian Crusades brutally attacked our peaceful people who were only trying to spread the message of peace of Allah.” “Oh woe is we due to those warlike westerners and Zionists.”

    • mark

      275 million dead by satans islam followers and thats centuries ago let alone the many milliions since.

  • David Murrell

    A good discussion on this thead. I have some free time (I am on sick leave at my university) and will put in a Right to Information request to the Alberta government. Once I get some info, as a church going Christian I will put in a human rights complaint against the Alberta government on this — keeping the media appraised.

    As discussed on this thread, the statement that Assad is a Chistians is so off-the-wall stupid it is incomprehensible that any educational agency could be associated with this.

    • Hanamanganda

      Before going to the media it would be essential to verity that this is indeed being taught somewhere. If it is, one could try to pass it to someone in the National Post, or perhaps The Rebel.

      • David Murrell

        Ok, but we’ll try gathering facts first. One straightforward thing to do is to (1) check the Aberta Public Acounts to check on on Alberta contract payments to Lesplan, and (2) undertake a Right to Information request abut those contrcts. This would be start.

        • Exile1981

          BCF has all the school downloads sent to students and all the email correspondence between the teacher and parents now.

          • David Murrell

            Thanks for this. I will try to files as much as possible onto my hard drive, and as Cat for the rest. DM

    • Wally Keeler

      Thank you for your efforts. Once thoroughly affirmed, then the classes that were taught Lesson 3 will have to be decontaminated and replaced with the truth.

  • Gary

    This looks much like the Hitler’s scheme to poison the youth when he took over the Boy Scouts and made it the Hitler Youth program.
    While many businesses like McDonald’s and Disney know the value to cater to Children , Adults and grandparents for their maximum consumer base and a Customer For Life……..they provide a product based on your Free-will choice while they DON’T own the Class Rooms to dictate their version of History or promote a Religion that they paint as a constant Victim of oppression.

    The School should have included stories of the Somali Mosque’s now pumping out Jihadi’s in Alberta along with the two Muslims that just tried to murder infidels at a Calgary Bar. Then enlighten them about the 900+ pro-hamas muslims from 2014 that held a rally in Calgary where some split off and attacked Canadians , this event was supported by the Muslim Mayor while the Police Chief blamed the non-muslims for knowing how violent muslims are to provoke them by being at a pro-Terrorism rally.

  • Oracle9

    So Assad is Christian. The Alberta government is guilty of a policy of teaching lies to the children. Is it a given that Alberta must endure this regime until 2019 or can they be deposed and tried for professional malpractice against those they were elected to represent? Guess not.

  • Goldcoaster

    How can this be anything but deliberate?
    There has not been a Christian regime in the Mideast since…………..when?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      That depends on whether you consider the Caucasian republics of Armenia and Georgia to be Middle Eastern.

  • Ed

    The factual inaccuracies are incidental. To the writers of this drek, “facty” sounding statements are used only because they create an aura of authoritativeness to The Narrative.

  • Kim Hanson

    The lack of specifics on which grade, which class makes me suspicious.

    • I do trust my source.

    • Do read the update Kim.

      • Kim Hanson

        Read! Yes, good idea to keep the salt handy, but for the moment I will take the teacher’s comments as genuiine.

    • Exile1981

      grade 7 social studies. 1 specif alberta school class.

      • Kim Hanson

        Thank you both. It’s not so much that I doubted it, I just needed more info. I don’t want to get into the habit of swallowing the narrative whole simply because it suits my ideals.

  • Gary

    Justin is pro-sunni because Omar Alghabra is a Sunni Muslim with ties to the hamas-funding CAIR which was the islamic org in 2005 that used Dr.Sheema Khan ( and the CBC) to try to get Sharia Law in Ontario and then Canada.

    Maher Arar is a Sunni with a pro-hamas wife , Omar and Ms.Khan were tied to the $400,000,000.00 extortion Lawsuit to Canada by Arar.

    CAIR’s Sheema Khan had also defended almost every alleged , or convicted , muslims terrorist in Canada as victims of racial profiling or anti-muslim bigotry.

    Since Ontario has Wynne that owns the OPP and Justin now runs the RCMP while the Human Rights Commissions run the Police Departments and Public Schools……. I won’t get my hopes up that any attacks on White Christians based on islamic propaganda like this will be traced back to the Mosques or class room propaganda to lay Criminal Charges under our Hate-Law .

    Skip to the 0:2:00 mark and see how Mohamed Elmasry got away with endorsing Hamas slaughtering any PERSON in israel over 18 .
    It took the dolts at the CBC and MSM about 3 days to learn about this Hate-Crime and were forced to condemn his approval to slaughter everyone in a UN Member Country that is over 18 years old via Terrorism by hamas.
    This POS scum defended his comments until the MSM jumped on it, then Elmasry said he was taken out of Context and tricked into saying what he did.
    NOTHING happened to this guy when the Police looked into this as a possible hate-crime . Plus the Board Members at the UofW where he worked had supported him which included our now G.G. David Johnston which I had protested to Harper over but was ignored like some malcontent picking on Elmasry .

    The quran tell muslim males over 13 year old to be warriors for allah doing Jihad to spread islam and fight for the global caliphate.
    How long would anyone be free in Canada if they went on TV and commented that every muslim male over 13 is valid target for killing for being part of a Global Army .

  • The Butterfly

    Wait, wait, what I want to know is whether ISIS schoolchildren are allowed to use the bathroom and pronouns of their choice.

  • Wally Keeler

    Appears to be issue 4, (Level 2) of What In The World.

    • The school teacher incorporated the Lesplan news letter into her lesson plan, she added the crazy stuff

      • Wally Keeler

        She needs serious remedial training.

        • T.C.

          She (?) needs to be seriously fired and charged with a hate crime.

          • Clausewitz

            She (?) will be protected by her Union, because most Teacher’s Unions are full of shit. I’m speaking from experience from a time I tried to fire a teacher who was hired before I became the department head, and she couldn’t even pass the standardized grade 9 geography exam.

  • Jabberwokk

    See how it doesn’t matter? No matter what still the bad-guy. If they decide up is down it’s down dammit!

  • Holy crap.

  • marty_p

    What – no blame for Israel/Zionists/Jews as the root of the chaos in the Middle East?
    No buckets of tears for the Palestinians? I am in shock.

    • I bet that’s comin.

    • Clausewitz

      5…. 4…. 3…. 2……….

  • Richard K

    This is no surprise. While there are plenty of good teachers, the people running our education structure and forming the curriculum are in large measure idiots.

    • k1962

      That’s why what they teach needs to be monitored and reported on if it includes outrageous lies.

  • Janez

    which school / school board in Alberta is using this text book? which text book is it??
    how come you didn’t identify this in your article?

    • barryjr

      Because the person that supplied the info has kids at that school and they need to be protected. Many communities in Alberta are small with just one school and so there may be no other school options available if there were retribution for reporting this.

      • Janez

        “retribution?” for not wanting or protesting to a school board about an inaccurate text book in a Canadian school?
        well..i guess Canadian troops who fought and died in 2 world wars, Korea or Afhganistan against injustice and tyranny didn’t come from your part of Canada.

        • barryjr

          . I guess you have been living under a rock the last few years. The Canada that both my grandfathers fought for in WWIand II doesn’t exist. Have you purposely ignored HRCs, Occupy, Idle No More, RCMP’s lawless behaviour, attacks on our values, foreign born street gangs, seniors unable to house and feed themselves while teens spawn freely for taxes to support? If this parent is identified the SJWs, the Muslims, shrinks, and HRCs will be all over this family. The Canada we want to exist is no more the jackals stole it.

        • Exile1981

          A few years ago I complained about a decision by the superintendent to the school board. My child in that school then was punished by a teacher who told her (grade 2) hat she was being punished because her dad had her the superintendents feelings.

          So yes it does happen. It’s not new.

  • knight

    Teacher should be removed from teaching. This is one topic one does not make mistakes. How much is that embedded into a child’s mind.

  • De Doc

    Some teachers are stupid beyond recognition. This instructor didn’t even bother to verify the source video for this information? Cripes, a simple Google search would have informed this moron that the Assads were Alawite Muslim.

  • Stephen Powell

    Monitor your children and what they are being taught carefully. They are high value targets to Islamists. The West does not comprehend the patience or relentlessness of this enemy. It is perfectly happy to seed the next generation and wait.

  • sanwin

    I haven’t been as frequent a visitor here as I once was due to work pressures but all I can say is that BCF rocks

    • Please do not abandon us!

      Your work is not important. We are your real friends.

  • Guest

    This is frightening… just the nonchalant tone of the teacher’s… well, there are no words for it. Saying this with complete seriousness – someone really needs to thoroughly examine this teacher’s background and see if she’s a sleeper. She also needs to give this parent (and others) an official copy of the new lesson plan she plans to use because if she can’t even bother to check and see if her information is correct, her word can’t be trusted and it’s hard to believe that she is adequately fixing the mistake she’s made within the students’ minds.

  • Angry Albertan

    Is there any chance of you disclosing which school this occurred in? I have a young child entering the educational system in Edmonton & I never thought I would have to take such an active part in vetting the material (read: “propaganda”) that is being pushed on our kids.