Michelle Edmisten is angry. The Christian mother from Tennessee is upset that her daughter learned basic facts about the Islamic faith in her seventh grade social studies class.
Specifically, the class was expected to know that Islam’s holy book is called the Quran, and that there are five pillars of Islam that include performing ritual prayers and a pilgrimage to Mecca. Michelle said:
“It is time as parents, teachers and administrators we stand up and take back our families, our schools and our country.”
Such Islamophobic rhetoric is rising, but as much as we see this ugly side, there are people, non-Muslims, who are voicing out against the hate-speech.
Samantha Smith Huang, a Christian, has no problem about her son learning about Islamic beliefs:
Ben Bresulla leaves a sly comment reminding us all about the contributions of the early Muslims:
Ryan Kargel knows this isn’t about a Christian woman wanting to protect her child from any non-Christian teaching:
Kathy Weaver Matacia speaks about the need of showing tolerance and learning from each other:
Eric Bacon, a veteran himself, summaries by saying this Christian woman doesn’t represent him #NotInMyName:
Source: Huffington Post and Raw Story