Islam Taught In America’s Elementary Schools

A middle school in Chatham, New Jersey, is using a cartoon video to teach the Five Pillars of Islam to seventh-grade students, and now two parents have obtained legal services to fight the school district which has ignored their concerns.

Seventh graders in this school are taught: “May God help us all find the true faith, Islam.”

Also taught in the video is the Shahada, which is the Muslim prayer of conversion “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

The parents say no other religion is taught nearly to this level of detail in the “world cultures and geography” class.

The parents wanted to know who picked the curriculum, who picked the video and the accompanying PowerPoint. None of their concerns have been addressed by the school board or the superintendent.

So, the two mothers have retained legal help from the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center.

For speaking out, the moms have been attacked by members of their community.

“To me that’s not education because in order to educate you need to teach about all [religions],” said Libby Hilsenrath, one of the two mothers who is pushing back.

“Would they be comfortable teaching the doctrines of Christianity for example. Would you be comfortable in a public school to say ‘Jesus is the way and the truth and the life and no one comes to [the Father] except through me’? I don’t think so,” she said.

“I’m all in favor of teaching religion if it’s all done in the same manner and with the same depth,” added the other mother, Nancy Gayer.

The teaching is part of New Jersey’s core content standards.  America is on the same suicidal path as Europe, but it is too late to fix the problem when Islam is already embedded in our public schools!

Yet, for their common-sense objections to the video, the parents were immediately denounced by other parents and school officials as bigots, xenophobic and Islamophobic. The sensational attacks came in a newspaper op-ed, in social media, and even took the form of being ‘stared down’ at the local grocery store, they said.

“It went as far as we were ‘part of the KKK,’ which I don’t know what that has to do with this,” Hilsenrath said.

“The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. “After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination.

“Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it,” he added. “Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried.”

Concerned parents get brushed off

Hilsenrath and Gayer, with sons in different classes in the seventh grade, explained their concerns in person to the Chatham Board of Education at their Feb. 6, 2017, public meeting. Superintendent Michael LaSusa indicated that any change to the curriculum was unlikely, and the next day also refused their request to meet privately with him to discuss their concerns.

Thompson said students were shown the subtle propaganda cartoon video, “5 Pillars,” which opens with two boys, one of them a Muslim, kicking a soccer ball.

The Muslim boy teaches the non-Muslim the 5 Pillars of Islam. Then, a subtitle of bright, multi-colored words of various shapes pronounces a form of the Islamic conversion creed: “There is no god except Allah and Prophet Muhammad is His messenger.”

The cartoon ends with a sad non-Muslim boy, who suddenly smiles when the Muslim boy invites him to join him at the mosque for noon-day prayers. That is “Something the teacher can’t personally do, but does through the cartoon. Clever!” says Thompson.

The Empty Tomb

After Jesus Christ’ crucifixion and burial, the chief priests and Pharisees urged Pilate to make the tomb secure as they feared His disciples would come and steal the body and then claim He had risen from the dead.  (See Matthew 27:62-66).  When Peter entered the tomb “he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass” (See Luke 24:12).  John’s account adds: “Then came Simon Peter following him (John), and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself” (See John 20:6-7).  This proved NO ONE stole Jesus’ body, not the other disciples, not His enemies – NO ONE!  If you are going to steal a body, you
wouldn’t strip it naked before departing the tomb with the corpse.  In the reduced light of a flickering torch in a pitch black tomb, you wouldn’t attempt to neatly fold the garments placed on the dead body.  And the napkin wasn’t a dinner napkin!  It was the napkin used with a burial shroud, much larger than a dinner napkin.
And how would these disciples have gotten past the Roman guards in the first place?  And, secondly, how would they have gotten into the sealed tomb that had a large stone rolled in front of the entrance?  Why risk your life to steal a corpse?  And why feel it imperative that the corpse be stolen immediately.  Wait a few days until the Roman guard had been dismissed then steal the corpse, arguing an even greater miracle – that Jesus was resurrected from the dead long after the body had begun to decay!
The arguments of men against the resurrection of Jesus Christ are not faulty arguments.  They are a mere grasping at straws in order to deny the obvious.
As they say in Russia at Easter time, “Jesus is risen, is risen indeed!”
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley

Serial Killers Wanted

The Syrian members of ISIS are nothing more or less than serial killers who have found them a vehicle they can exploit to “do their thing”, which is slaughtering as many innocent, unsuspecting people as possible.  Think of it: an entire nation, as it were, of serial killers.  That’s exactly what they are.  Their numbers are growing because this old world has plenty of potential serial killers who will gladly enlist in ISIS in order to whet their blood thirst and do so without fear of arrest and execution.  You will see more and more recruits joining the Syrian murderers coming from countries far and wide.  The macabre videos of beheadings will draw many such perverted minds to embrace Islam.

As I have stated before, Islam will continue to grow and make inroads around the world in countries long regarded as “Christian” nations.  Those who argue for  bringing more and more Muslim refugees into the United States assure that in time the United States of America will join ranks with many other countries now regarded as Muslim nations.  This is an inevitability and but a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.  Although it might not occur in your lifetime, it will occur.

I am not all that bothered by the fact that Iran appears to be on the brink of producing nuclear weapons, the most troubling thing about an Islamic nuclear power is that one already exists: Pakistan, an Islamic nation that harbored Osama bin Ladin next door to one of its military bases for years!  Pakistan is credited with possessing a hundred nuclear weapons right now.  Where other countries will not use their’s, Pakistan WILL!  I just hope our generation passes from the scene before that day arrives, but you can believe that day is coming sooner or later.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

Let The Dust Settle

The first major truth our Creator shared with the human family was this: “Dust you are and to dust you shall return!”  He let Adam and Eve know up front that they were mortal beings and would someday die, returning to the earth from which they were taken.  He further told them that if they were disobedient to Him and His instructions and counsel that they would someday surely die, that is they would die a death from which there would never be a resurrection.  God then built upon that sure foundation of eternal truth generation after generation through enlightenment given His prophets and chosen spokesmen.  Revelation was progressive and never contradictory.  If and when one hears a doctrine, a teaching that runs counter to the foundational statements of truth uttered early on by our Creator, then Satan has “entered the garden,” once again, so to speak, and is sowing seeds of confusion.
In the mind of God, as well as in the mind of every truly informed believer, death is nothing more than a profound sleep – a sleep from which the one at rest will someday be awakened by none other than His Lord and Savior!  Why fear sleep?  Sleep is the welcome rest at the end of a long and trying day.  Life, to those of us who have been granted many years, is nothing more than a long and trying day.  We look forward to taking our rest in sleep, knowing that when we awaken we shall be clothed in immortality and enjoying incorruptible spirit bodies far more real and lasting than our failing physical frames.  We know, also, that we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And, just as in the flesh we sometimes have a bit of trouble in falling to sleep, so, too, some may have some difficulty in entering their final rest.  But God gives grace and strength to meet every pain, every discomfort, every difficulty along the way.
Our Creator wants us to trust Him, to rely upon Him, to depend upon Him, and to believe Him even when every one of our physical senses is leading us to doubt and to fear.  It took me many decades to learn that perfect trust comes from perfect obedience.  The more obedient we are to our Lord, the more real He becomes in our life.  Daily, or continual, disobedience pushes the spirit world further and further away and reduces Jesus Christ to nothing more than an historical figure.
Those of us who are in or have passed our seventh decade of life have much to be thankful for.  Billions never made it this far!  At the judgment God will want to know, “What did you do with the added years?  Did you realize their value and their scarcity?  I invested much time in you; where are my dividends?”  I, for one, want to answer Him well.
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley