U.S. Dept. of Education tells schools to teach Islam to discourage ‘bullying’ of Muslims

U.S. Dept. of Education tells schools to teach Islam to discourage ‘bullying’ of Muslims

[Ed. – It’s not so much that we didn’t know this was going on — this federal pressure on the schools — but it’s been hard for the public to catch the DOE, as it were, red-handed.  The last sentence below (emphasis added) slavishly channels the usual CAIR talking point.  The remedy for whatever CAIR says is wrong is invariably to “teach people about Islam.”]

The U.S. Department of Education has posted instructions to educators on its website imploring them to be aware of their responsibilities to protect Muslim students from “bullying.”

The DOE post urged teachers to “be sure to include Islam” in classroom discussions during “social studies, current events, children’s literature.”

The post is seen as so inflammatory by some Christian groups that a Change.org petition drive has been launched demanding the DOE “halt its efforts to Islamize school children.” …

The only source the DOE gives for its claim that bullying of Muslim students is a growing problem in schools is a December 2015 article by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League that lists 10 incidents nationwide. Of those 10, the ADL lists two assaults, three cases of vandalism of mosques and five cases of alleged “threats and intimidation.” Only one of the 10 incidents involved a student or school. …

All of the alleged bullying of Muslims is based on a “lack of information among the public about Islam,” the DOE said in its post, “and a tendency to associate Islam with terrorism.”

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