And by the by, if a stunt like this was tried in saudi arabia, Afghanistan, any daesh controlled territory (just to name a few extremist Islamic countries / areas) where students were told to write in western script
John 14:6New International Version (NIV)"6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.", that teacher would probably be dead by now. No wonder true Muslims are risking death to get to Western Europe and the U.S. and Canada and not to the “bastions” of Islam on the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. From +Daily Kos .....
Too many people in this country have simply gone over the cliff with “Islamophobia”.(CNN)After a teacher at a Virginia school handed out a standard homework assignment on Islam, such an angry backlash flooded in that it prompted officials to close every single school in the county as a safety precaution."While there has been no specific threat of harm to students, schools and school offices will be closed Friday, December 18, 2015," Augusta County Schools said. Extracurricular activities were shut down Thursday afternoon.
It is ironic to see this posted at CNN, one of the main ‘news” outlets that when not breathlessly reporting this story, is breathlessly exacerbating racism and hatred and distrust of Islam and Muslims.
So because a teacher was simply teaching about Islam this one particularly STUPID county goes freakin BERSERK over even the fact-based, non-hysterical discussion of one tiny part of the real world.
Well, they were to draw something that was in Arabic:
"Here is the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith, written in Arabic. In the space below, try copying it by hand. This should give you an idea of the artistic complexity of calligraphy."And all the idiots of the village erupted into bitter displays of Islamophobic stupidity and the schools were closed down and fights broke out on facebook and twitter.
The illustrative classical Arabic phrase was the basic statement in Islam. It translated to: "There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah."
Yes, some people were more than stupid enough to see this as some attempt to convert them to Islam right in their own homes.
The Sheriff’s department felt a need to secure the schools because of the uproar.
I am stunned no shots were fired.
This country has become so stupid and it is exactly this sentiment and sub-demographic the GOP are massaging and encouraging in particular.
This IS their base and their base listens to them and they GOP presidential contenders encourage this.
Islamophobia is patently unAmerican.
To not end on a depressing note — not every American is like this though: