Some parents in the perpetually backwards state of Indiana (aka the home of Mike Pence) are furious because some seventh-grade students were given a worksheet which had a mention of Sharia law on it.
Students at Highland Hills Middle School in the New Albany-Floyd County school district were given a worksheet that included a passage written by a fictional Saudi woman who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law. Here’s the line that cause the most uproar among the narrow-minded parents:
“I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.”
Does that offend you? Because I have to say as the parent of an 8-year-old daughter, I wouldn’t have a bit of trouble with her using a worksheet that included the line from the Saudi woman, who happens to not even be real!
Parent Dean Hohl told the school board:
“The way that the worksheet is left would be like describing how effective Hitler was at nationalizing Germany and creating patriotism but leaving out that he slaughtered 6 million Jews.
“I’m just not OK with my daughter – or any child that age – leaving class with the understanding that anything about Sharia law is OK.”
How much you wanna bet Hohl wouldn’t have a problem with the Bible being taught as a mandatory class even though that would be a form of religious indoctrination? And how in the hell did Hohl manage to make the leap from a woman in Saudi Arabia to the Holocaust?
What these offended parents fail to realize is that one of the purposes of education is to present students with multiple ideas and let them make their own decisions, just the same as they’ll have to do as adults.
Instead, they’d rather stomp, scream, and act like the intolerant assholes they accuse others of being simply because they don’t worship their version of god.
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