“Islamic Hand Signs” in Public Schools

By Al Benson Jr.

Those who have followed my articles over the years know where I stand on public schools—they should all have been shut down the day before yesterday. They do not educate—they indoctrinate, and there is a world of difference between the two. It’s interesting that public school “educators” accuse Christian schools of indoctrinating children when that is exactly what the public schools do. I guess it all depends on whose indoctrination is being pushed.

I have advocated, literally for decades, that parents need to take their kids out of public schools and either find good Christian schools for them or teach them at home with curriculum of their choosing not of the state’s choosing.

In recent years I have recommended two books people should read if they wish to know what goes on in public schools. They are Legally Stupid–Why Johnny Doesn’t Have To Read  by Randy Murray and Protester Voices–The 1974 Textbook Tea Party  by Karl Priest. Both of these books let you know what has gone on and is going on in public schools today. Both authors are ex-public school teachers so they are well aware of the game. Both of these should be available on Amazon.com

Just this past week someone sent me an article from http://www.theblaze.com  which dealt with the ongoing situation in public schools. The article was dated October 18th . It seems an elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Virginia has been charged with “simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of a teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an ‘Islamic hand sign.’”

The mother of the 10-year old girl who was allegedly assaulted told TheBlaze  in a phone interview that the teacher, Tara Harris, has a “disturbing trend of ‘indoctrinating’ students with Islamic teachings. She also said the teacher openly campaigns for President Barack Obama in the classroom.” The article noted that: “The teacher was going over Islamic hand signs with the children—she stayed on this issue for two days straight during their reading and math class.” You might be tempted to ask why they are going over Islamic hand signs during a math and reading class. It seems a little off subject but if you understand indoctrination in public schools it really isn’t.

The student involved suffers from a “processing disorder” which makes it difficult for her to quickly grasp things like hand signs. The article stated: “When Bennett’s daughter was unable to do the Islamic hand sign correctly after two days of instruction, Harris became frustrated and attempted to twist the girl’s fingers to make the Islamic gesture meaning ‘power and strength.’ When she didn’t get it right, (Harris) went over and yanked her hand out of her desk and my daughter’s hand got hung up on the metal wire on her file folder and the skin got caught on it…The other children saw my daughter’s hand dripping with blood after the teacher had gotten so mad that she went to twist my daughter’s hand into an Islamic sign. The mother didn’t find out what had happened until the youngster got home. At that point she filed a police report. These Islamic hand signs must be pretty important to this teacher if she is willing to brutalize a youngster who has trouble with them. To her they are so important that they take precedence over the math that is supposed to be taught in a math class.

The Blaze article also said: “The mother said her daughter told her that Harris ‘prays to Allah in Arabic’ around five times a day in front of students and teaches them about Islam and how it is superior to other religions. Bennett claims other parents have confirmed her suspicions after talking with their kids.” Seems one youngster was afraid to go back to school the next day and his mother thinks he was intimidated.

A “school resource officer” told the mother that “speaking in Arabic wasn’t against school policy.” Maybe not, But praying is supposed to be. You can imagine what would happen to any teacher today who got caught leading her class in the Lord’s Prayer. They’d cart her out the back door so fast you wouldn’t see her for the dust! If you don’t think that’s how the game works then get a copy of the DVD IndoctriNation  from Exodus Mandate P O. Box 12072 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (www.exodusmandate.org) and see. I think it costs $20.

What parents in these situations have got to start doing is taking the kids out of the public schools and checking out other educational alternatives. And there are lots of them out there. The public school is not your only option by any means.

Again, it’s worth noting that these Islamic hand signs were so important to this teacher that she spent two days during math and reading classes indoctrinating students with them. We are told such things can never happen in public schools, that no observance to any deity is allowed in them. What they really mean is that no observance of anything Christian is allowed but everything else gets a pass because all the rest of it can be fitted into the propaganda mode somewhere—part of the “multicultural” agenda. But to do that you have to leave the truth about Jesus Christ and how He came to save sinners out. That truth doesn’t fit with the rest of the program so it has to be sacrificed in the name of “diversity.”

That should tell you where these public schools are really at and why your kids don’t belong in them.