Indiana School Teaching 7th Grade Girls The “Sharia Veil” Will LIBERATE Them – 3%
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Indiana School Teaching 7th Grade Girls The “Sharia Veil” Will LIBERATE Them

Parents in Southern Indiana are upset by a middle school worksheet’s portrayal of “Sharia law,” which they say casts the Islamic code in a positive light while ignoring human rights violations and the oppression of women.

One parent said, “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,” and he is only the first to speak out about it.

The Christian social studies teacher defends her decision stating, “If I can shape something so that kids have to decide for themselves, once I get them involved in the situation, they never forget it.” Coletti hopes that her students will become more  “patriotic” and “problem-solvers.” Alas, because of the huge backlash from parents, Coletti has decided to “retire” the assignment.

The DC reported:

A group of parents in Southern Indiana has expressed alarm because their children in the local taxpayer-funded middle school are learning that Sharia law is a delightful concept beloved by women forced to live under its yoke.

Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes, Getty Images/Christopher Furlong 
Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes, Getty Images/Christopher Furlong

The Sharia-related assignment at issue is for seventh-grade students at Highland Hills Middle School, just north of Louisville, reports The Courier-Journal, the main regional newspaper.

The assignment provides a reading passage ostensibly written by a 20-year-old woman named Ahlima who resides in Saudi Arabia.

Ahlima says she feels “very fortunate” to be governed by Sharia law — the notorious Islamic penal code which, in countries such as Saudi Arabia, includes the practice of cutting off the hands of criminals who steal. She observes that she is about to become some guy’s second wife. She supports the repressive clothes women in Saudi Arabia must wear. “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal,” Ahlima writes. “I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.”

Ahlima is, of course, completely fictional. She is a character who appears to have sprung from the imagination of Sharon Coletti, the president of InspirEd Educators. Colleti — whose business website is a veritable cornucopia of comic sans font — said the completely fictitious character of Ahlima is based on someone she once saw being interviewed on a television news program.

Parents say the assignment disregards the ultra-oppressive lack of freedom and the morass of human rights violations which exist in Saudi Arabia and under Sharia law in some Muslim countries.

“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,” frustrated parent Dean Hohl declared at a recent New Albany-Floyd County school board meeting, according to The Courier-Journal.

“I’m just not okay with my daughter — or any child that age — leaving class with the understanding that anything about Sharia law is okay,” Hohl also said.

 

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