Blatant recruitment to Islam
Little Samantha, a 7th grader in Byron County didn't want to "become
Muslim," fast for Ramadan or memorize by heart the following prayer to Allah:
the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord
of Creation, The Compassionate, the Merciful, King of Judgment day! You
alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help, Guide us to the
straight path." (see
(see actual court case in pdf)
Samantha's mom wrote her a note to "opt out" of the 7th grade Islam course.
When Samantha handed her teacher the note, the teacher became angry, held up
the note and shouted at the class, "Is there anyone else!?"
Another student crumpled the note on her desk, squeezing it tightly,
searching for the strength to hold up her note as Samantha did.
"Samantha's in big trouble," someone whispered. The teacher, who had
dressed in a belly-dancing costume for the lesson, appeared angry as
she demanded, "IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?"
Peter, a grown fisherman, faltered at the question of a servant girl,
"Aren't you one of His disciples?" Peter eyed the sharp spear of a
Roman soldier and replied, "I don't know Him." A servant pointed a
finger and accused him, "DIDN'T I SEE YOU IN THE GARDEN WITH HIM??!!!"
Similarly, the teacher's words echoed in the classroom, "IS THERE
ANYONE ELSE?!!!! Samantha stood there, alone, as her friend wrestled
with her fear to join her, gripping her note, afraid of the sharp
spear of the teacher's wrath and the eyes of her classmates, the eyes
of a crowd.
Samantha courageously walked to the school office, listening to
comments from other children about how she did something wrong. She
reported to the school office for more than a month, often three full
class periods a day, and was told to study without instruction or
guidance from the teacher who was always too busy. She was tested on
an entire chapter of the French revolution and was given a failing
Her parents sought justice through our court system and lost, Judge
Hamilton believes it is acceptable to mandate children to "become
Muslim," take Muslim names, memorize and recite prayers of worship to
Allah, fast for Ramadan and play games with dice to advance to Mecca,
(by the way, the punishment for non-believers to enter Mecca is
Samantha's family has braved a NIGHTMARE of persecution as they fight for
our religious freedom, alone. Will the nation close its eyes to what
is happening to our children in California? Will Governor
Schwarzenegger, who has already been apprised of the situation,
abandon children like Samantha?
Judge Hamilton ruled that children can be forced to do these things
because when asked, Samantha's older brother replied he did not
actually believe he became a Muslim. Imagine the weight this puts on
children. Pretend to be Muslim, just don't believe it. Neither did
Joseph when he was sold into slavery by his brothers and was forced to
attend ceremonies to false gods. Our children are being reduced to
public education slaves, forced into other religions, literally on
their knees to other gods.
Is this religious freedom?
Do public educators think that just because they offer us alternative
assignments, they can teach our children whatever they want? The
answer is YES. The US Supreme Court has refused to hear the case, even
though they previously ruled, for the purposes of
the Lee test, 505 US at 587, "subtle and indirect pressure," such as
social pressure from peers to conform to school-set norms, can
constitute coercion, even if students are otherwise free to opt out of
the activity. See also Newdow 328 F.3d at 488.
What an unbelievable blow to Samantha's family...what a travesty of justice,
what an infuriating experience in the "land of the free"...
obviously our children are under direct attack.
First there was the
textbook, full of emotional descriptions of
Muhammadís experience with Allah, presented as fact, along with
Then there is
Islam: A Simulation, and nobody believes
children are actually told to "become Muslim," take a Muslim name,
recite prayers of worship to Allah, fast for Ramadan, etc.
The courts have ruled that these practices are all acceptable, that
children donít actually believe they are Muslim, even though they are
mandated to walk through it and voice the words by heart. They dismiss
the textbook because three pages back, someone somewhere referred to
"what Muslims believe," thus all the factual intent about Muhammad and
Allah is acceptable.
Enter the videotape, The Story of Islam, apparently adopted
by Californiaís Department of Education. Public schools claim it is
and the DOE will not respond to multiple inquiries about it, including
four news sites posting the question.
The Story of Islam not only presents Muhammadís experiences
with angels and Allah as fact, often with prayers to Allah in the
background accompanied by compelling music, but it also claims the
successful conquests of Islam came from divine intervention. It states
Muhammad "proved the truth" of messages. It boasts that Muslims adhere
to their rituals "more faithfully" than Christians. Arabians are
"transformed" by the word of God. Our children are taught, point
blank, Islam is a "divine religion."
Listen to a sample of the video, end of
The video repeatedly congratulates Muhammad and Islamists for their
"bold expeditions" while they "expand Islam" by conquest. Forcing
people to Islam is described as EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS, attributable to
Allah, "capturing and recapturing the provinces which Islam was about
to take FOR GOOD." (The narrator said this very decisively.) But what
is truly astounding and indicative of today is this:
"The violence of the conquest has been forgotten...For several
centuries, the different faiths have mingled, bringing about the
peaceful relationships which are the only ones that can insure the
peace of the world."
Donít miss this. "The peaceful relationships (conquered nations
that have accepted Islam) which are the only ones that can insure the
peace of the world." We have been warned about this for years by those
who study Islam. The "peace" of Islam can only be attained when all
the world is Islam.
Videotapes such as these, slipped into our public schools, have
been telling our kids for years what they are going to do: "Today the
youth of Islam is going to tackle the world with the same enthusiasm
which once urged their fathers onwards to conquer. A double enthusiasm
for freedom and faith."
The video has spread the message of Islam to classrooms all over
the nation. The narrator very slowly and deliberately said, "I bear
witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that
Muhammad is the servant and apostle of Allah." He also spread the
offer for suicide bombers in classrooms all over America, "We shall
grant a reward without limit to whoever fights along Godís road,
whether he be killed or victorious." The video ends with very final
words, said in all seriousness and authority, "There is no divinity
but God and Muhammad is the prophet of God." Credits are then seen
while listening to the call to prayer to Allah.
These statements are deeply surrounded by dry FACTS about Islam,
the nations it conquered, how they built the mosques, all the
ingredients it takes to make an educational video to be taken
seriously. It is an excellent example of what our society is accepting
today. We are told Islam is "peaceful" while Christians and Jews are
being slaughtered in genocide proportions, Muslims are congratulating
themselves for the favor of Allah while our children are being
recruited in public schools and it is said people are flocking to
mosques in record numbers. We have hundreds of years of history to
prove that Islam is FAR from peaceful, but as the videotape said, the
conquests are forgotten. Our politicians are desperately trying to
rewrite the Muslim religion, but is ANYONE going to fall for that?
Parents, get involved. ASK to see what videos will be shown to your
kids and OBJECT to anything you find that assaults your religious
freedom. You don't have to allow your child to be singled out and
us, we can help.
Two years ago
Dr. Dobson urged parents to get their kids out of public schools.
Joseph Farah and now the Southern Baptists and other evangelical
Christians have introduced
resolutions to follow suit. Roger Moran said,
"As the educational philosophy of public schools increasingly
mirrors the anti-Christian philosophy of our activist judges, the
time has come to proclaim with absolute clarity that 'render unto
Caesar' was never intended to include the hearts and minds of our
My youngest son is now past these inductive lessons and his most
impressionable years. I am hoping to return to sharing the Gospel and
local ministries. The BlessedCause part of my life is prayerfully over
for me. Iíve done what I can (unless they show my son this video and
then the gloves are off). Parents, stand up for your children. Get
pro-active in public schools. Satan is after your children.
For more details
Jen Shroder has been interviewed by Fox News, Associated Press, and
dozens of talk radio hosts and news media. Shroder began as a mere mom
outraged by the lessons her children brought home from public school,
and claims God's leading as the only explanation for the success of
her website, BlessedCause.org