School program puts Islamophobia above anti-Semitism

Monday, May 8, 2017
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Muslim praying U.S. flag backgroundInitially drawing little attention, a California school district's multiyear plan to address Islamophobia is now getting backlash from concerned parents.

The San Diego Unified School District is hearing it from parents who believe that Muslims should not be singled out, but that accommodations should be made for all religions.

Constitutional Coalition CEO Donna Hearne asserts that there is a larger problem when it comes to Jewish students.

"The FBI statistics show that the hostility toward Jewish people is much higher, and the actual incidences of harassment and physical harm are much higher for the Jewish communities in the United States than they are for the Muslims,” Hearne pointed out.

San Diego is one of many districts around the country embracing the supposed problem of Islamophobia, and Hearne maintains that parents are key in stopping this wrongheaded movement.

"You have to go in and say, 'Why are we being selective?’ … ‘Why are we favoring one ’religion’ over the rest?’” the expert on the U.S. Constitution pondered. “Are they giving equal time and equal positive coverage to Christians?"

Parents in San Diego are also raising concerns that the district’s plan could include social studies lessons on Islam and Islamic holidays.

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