NJ 2nd Graders Taught ‘Allah Loves Those Who Make Themselves Clean’

Imagine you are the non-Muslim parent of a 7-8 year-old who just started second grade and learned that your child was being taught verses from the Quran. As Christian parent, how would you react? I know I would be outraged and at the school in heart beat demanding answers and changes.

Then how would you feel if school officials just shrugged it off as innocent mistake by a newer teacher who was just filling in for a regular instructor?

That’s what happened to Chris Sharpe who’s second grade daughter showed him what they were studying in class when he saw the quote ‘Allah loves those who make themselves clean’ in her school lessons. Not only did the worksheet quote from the Quran, but it also gave instructions on maintaining a proper Muslim appearance wearing a hijab and thawb (a long garment with long sleeves).

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Sharpe spoke to other parents who also shared his concerns about their young children receiving Muslim indoctrination at the public school. Then Sharpe took his concern to officials at the Cecil S. Collins Elementary School in Barnegat, New Jersey. Basically, school officials blew off Sharpe’s concerns as just an innocent mistake made by a relatively new teacher.

Karen Wood, District Superintendent told the local media that the novice teacher innocently downloaded the worksheet from Pinterest and decided to use it as a lesson plan. Wood did say:

“This worksheet – which was neither carefully reviewed by the teacher nor approved by an administrator – contained a religious reference, in clear violation of district policy.”

“We recognize the significance of this error. Our parents have been extremely supportive as we take measures necessary to ensure that this remains an isolated incident.”

One local responded by telling the media:

“If this had the name of Jesus on it, there would be an even bigger outrage. I hope that proper precautions are made to prevent further indoctrination of Islam.”

Another local stated:

“It was no accident. Democrats across the country are pushing Islam on us.”

Rida Chishti, a Muslim, also condemned the use of the lesson plan in a public school, posting:

“I am a Muslim and I say that worksheet belongs in an Islamic school, not a public school.”

John Sorger also expressed concern about the Muslim indoctrination of our kids, saying:

“Leftists have allied with Islamists because they both share a common enemy; Western Civilization.”

Parent Bob Russo said he feels that the district superintendent need to issue a statement somewhat like this:

“While I understand that mistakes happen, I am seriously disappointed to learn that a teacher made independent changes to a lesson plan, resulting in information being given that didn’t follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans and chose to promote what seems to be their own agenda.”

Sharpe was more understanding than I would have been, responding to the school’s shabby explanation saying:

“Obviously you would hope that they would review everything a little bit more, but it happens. I’m very happy to chalk it up as one of those things that just sort of happened.”

I can guarantee I would not have been so forgiving. Ever since Americans voted in a Muslim to occupy the White House for the past 8 years, public schools across the country have been doing everything they can to destroy any and all beliefs in God, Jesus and the Bible and replacing them with teachings of Islam and quotes from the Quran. It’s ironic that so many lawsuits have been filed and teachers fired for even hinting at Christianity but no one seems willing to dare to take legal or punitive action against the outright teaching and promotion of Islam in the public schools.

Why? One reason is that liberals have taken control of our nation and they see Islam as a way of destroying the strong Christian roots and foundations. The second reason is that the vast majority of Christians just sit at home and complain without doing something about it whereas Muslims have a tendency to take physical and often lethal action against anyone who disparages or disrespects their religion.

American Christians are afraid of retribution. Their faith is weak at best as they forget the words of Jesus in Matthew 16:24-26:

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?’”


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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