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American Kids Bow to Allah on School Field Trip to Mosque
September 17, 2010
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Mosque Shock: School Rocked by Field Trip Vid of Kids Bowing to Allah
September 16, 2010 at 10:23pm
Jonathon M. Seidl

Prayer was taken out of public schools decades ago. But as one parent learned in Wellesly, Massachusetts, if students take a field trip to the local mosque, praying to Allah is quite alright.

The organization Americans for Peace and Tolerance recently released a mini-documentary about a sixth grade public school field trip to a large mosque, sold to parents as a history lesson, but delivered as much more:

  • 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.

Some of the young boys can be seen prostrating to Allah while shoulder-to-shoulder with Muslim men. However, only male students were given the opportunity to participate — the female students and female chaperons had to watch from a distance.

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The article goes on to say the school apologized for the "mistake" but I'm a little leary of that since they took the kids on a field trip to a mosque to begin with. What did they expect?

Also, evidently this mosque is under some kind of investigation for alleged terrorist ties, but I guess the school didn't bother to check that out before they took the kids. I mean, it's the Christians ya gotta worry about, right? Muslims aren't the problem and they pose no threat or danger. Ever.

Kind of ironic that this thread is side by side with another thread talking about how schools are overly reactionary when it comes to keeping religion out of the kids' school-time experience. It's as if they are saying, "Kids, take these 2 notes home for your parents to sign." On the first note it says the children cannot take a bible to school or they will be suspended. The 2nd note is a permission slip to take the kids to the local mosque to learn "history" from the Muslim clerics.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if some some of the kids (the boys of course; Allah forbid the girls getting one) were given a copy of the Quran to further their "historical" studies. Of course, while the teachers looked on and nodded with approval.

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September 18, 2010
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And so it begins. The time is approaching fast. Buckle your seat belts it's going to be a bumpy ride.

September 18, 2010
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I think this is an issue we can both agree on.....that this is utterly appalling.

Our government has gotten too chickenshit to do anything. Too worried about how the rest of the world is going to see it as, if we deny the rights of Muslims to do as they wish.

This makes me sick to my stomach.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

September 18, 2010
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They were actually going on a field trip to see the Morgue, but the bus driver couldn;t read! Laugh

September 18, 2010
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I am appalled as well. Good word for it. It's a real head scratcher how the school and I guess the whole government in general, is so friendly and supportive toward Islam. I mean, if they were that way to all religions I guess that would be one thing. But they seem to have taken a real fancy toward Islam exclusively.

I definitely didn't see this coming 10 years ago and never would have thunk it after 9/11 but here we are.

I guess if the trend continues we'll have Sharia Law in a decade or 2.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

September 18, 2010
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"greeney2" wrote: They were actually going on a field trip to see the Morgue, but the bus driver couldn;t read! Laugh

From what I've seen a morgue is a more pleasant place than a mosque. Laugh

September 18, 2010
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Watch the badge wearing Christians encourage misunderstanding and fan the flames of conflict.

September 18, 2010
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"hxxx" wrote: Watch the badge wearing Christians encourage misunderstanding and fan the flames of conflict.

No one needs to fan any flames for Islam. They do quite well on their own.

September 18, 2010
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Then why are you working your fan so hard? You're practically breaking a sweat.

September 18, 2010
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"hxxx" wrote: Watch the badge wearing Christians encourage misunderstanding and fan the flames of conflict.

How do you think the flames of conflict could be subdued?

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astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
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