It’s hard to even start naming everything that’s wrong with this situation. From Charles Jacobs at Big Peace:
My organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), just released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told.
Let me repeat that: 6th grade kids in Massachusetts were taken, by their teachers, on a field trip to a mosque, and led to bow down before Allah.
More from Peters:
The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque – during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed’s 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago.
The mosque spokesperson also taught the students that the only meaning of Jihad in Islam is a personal spiritual struggle, and that Jihad has historically had no relationship with holy war. As far as we know, the school has not corrected these false lessons.
This is just unbelievable. Replace “mosque” in this story with “church” and imagine the reaction: “Separation of Church And State! Stop forcing your religion on our kids!” Think we’ll hear that here? I doubt it.
Read and watch the whole thing. And if you’re motivated to express an opinion – here’s some contact info.
The Islamic Society of Boston is here – the phone number is 617-876-3546.