An education analyst is questioning how some elementary students in New Jersey were given a health lesson earlier this month that used a quote from the Quran.
According to the Asbury Park Press, the quote on the worksheet handed to second-graders in Barnegat read: "... and Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure. (9:108)" School officials have apologized to parents and explained that the lesson, which wasn't approved, was provided by an inexperienced teacher – and describe it as "a simple mistake of a teacher quickly downloading health worksheets online and not carefully reviewing their content."
Donna Hearne, executive director of The Constitutional Coalition, says leftists in the educational establishment provide such lessons via the Internet.
"This is really just another attempt to make the case that Islam is to be embraced in this nation; that we are to get ready really to go along with it," she tells OneNewsNow.
Hearn, a former teacher, says second-graders don't have the critical thinking skills necessary to make informed opinions about Islam.
"A child in the second grade has no way to rationalize or to weigh [whether] this was a good statement or a bad statement. In other words, is this true or is it not true?" she explains. "Their thinking processes haven't gotten there."
School officials say they're taking steps to prevent such instances in the future. But EAGnews says some upset parents commenting online aren't convinced it happened by accident, one writing: "It was no accident. Democrats across the country are pushing Islam on us."
Another local adult told FOX News columnist Todd Starnes: "If this had the name of Jesus on it, there would be an even bigger outrage."