The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter filed an appeal this week on behalf of the Ventura County family whose son received instructional material in his seventh-grade social studies class that berated Muslims and which was taken, the group says, from an anti-Muslim website, according to a report in the Ocean County Register.
Earlier this month, CAIR-LA held a press conference at its Anaheim office, saying that the Muslim boy is now reluctant to go to school since October, because he is being bullied by his peers. They cite the cause of his problems as “inaccurate statements contained in the history teacher’s instructional material.”
“The sheet of paper distributed by the teacher states Sharia Law, or Islamic religious law, gives Muslim men sexual rights over any woman or girl not wearing the hijab or head scarf; allows a man to marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9; and requires Muslims to lie to non-Muslims to advance their faith,” according to a report in Jihad Watch.
“This material may not be appropriate for seventh-graders, and it is indeed ‘appalling,’ but it is not inaccurate,” states Jihad Watch, which goes on to prove through a variety of sources that the Qur’an does indeed teach that “Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use.”
The report also points to the fact that Muslim migrants all over Europe are committing mass sexual assault and rape of non-Muslim women. “The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified,” the report says.
CAIR-LA’s appeal to the California Department of Education challenges the Mesa Union School District’s determination that the teacher’s actions were not discriminatory. The school district is located in Somis, an unincorporated community in Ventura County.
The district “continues to seek resolution of this matter,” said superintendent Jeff Turner in a statement.
The material the teacher distributed contained information taken from the website billionbibles.org, which makes “inaccurate and disparaging” statements about Islam and Muslims, claimed Masih Fouladi, CAIR-LA’s advocacy manager.
“The main issue at hand with this incident of bullying is that the material was drawn from a website that is clearly intended to promote one religion at the expense of another,” Fouladi said. “This has no place in our public school system and is a clear violation of the First Amendment.”
The boy’s mother, Carolyn Rodriguez-Quddus said, “As parents, we are devastated that our son has to go through something like this at such a tender age. His humiliation, embarrassment and shame have taken a toll on our entire household. … It’s heartbreaking to see how all of this has affected his little world.”
The boy was excused from class. “He didn’t want to go back to class because he didn’t trust his teacher anymore,” Fouladi said. “He said he knows what his teacher is telling him about Islam is untrue.”
The parents’ claim that their son has been bullied because of this material cannot be taken at face value in light of the numerous “anti-Muslim hate crimes” that turn out to have been faked by Muslims, Jihad Watch pointed out.
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