What the hell was this doing in a North Carolina public high school classroom in the first place?
A representative from the Kamil International Ministries Organization, a Christian group based in Raleigh, was invited by a teacher to come and speak to the class. He handed out literature class that compared the teachings of Jesus with accusations against Islam's Prophet Muhammad; Muslims Jesus as a prophet of God equal to the prophet Muhammad.
Among the materials handed out was a pamphlet called "Jesus not Muhammad," as well as one entitled, "Do Not Marry a Muslim Man." The latter pamphlet compares parts of the Koran with those of the Bible, such as:
â€”Husband, beat your wives and deny them sex." (The book of Islam, Koran 4:34)
â€”"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for her." (The Holy Bible, Ephesians 5:25)
It warns women to not be lured into marrying a Muslim man, even for his "dark good looks, education, financial means, and the interest he shows in you."
"You may be excited that you found the 'tall, dark, and handsome man' you have been looking for. His sweet words and attention may blind you regarding the power, importance, and influence of his culture and Islamic faith," the pamphlet says. "Because in the United States, we have freedom of religion, he may agree that you can remain a Christian and you may think there will be no problem with such a marriage. But do not be fooled and become a victim of his religion, Islam, which has very oppressive rules regarding women's status and rights. Such marriages will never be out of trouble."
CAIR is on the warpath. Understandable, actually. Of course, it would be hard to make a case that there's a single false or misleading statement there, but these are kids. Since when do public schools include religious propaganda, let alone religious propaganda addressing sex and marriage, in the ninth grade curriculum?
The solution being proposed, of course, is to throw yet more religious propaganda at them. Muslim propaganda. So that "both sides" can have their say. What about the side that doesn't want their kids exposed to any of this? Do they get a say?
Riehl World has the low-down on the Kamil International Ministries Organization -- in their own words. I'm sorry, but unless I'm missing some really major part of this story, this group had no business being invited to proselytize to a high school classroom. Totally inappropriate. And the teacher who invited them should be made to understand that.