Supreme Court Rejects to Hear Case Regarding Christian Student Forced to Recite Islamic ‘Conversion Prayer’
The US Supreme Court rejected a case on Tuesday regarding a public school teacher who forced her pupils to say the Muslim “conversion prayer” or receive a failing grade.
Caleigh Wood, an 11th grade student at the La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland, believes the mandate imposed upon her by her teacher violated her Christian beliefs. The Thomas More Law Center, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based nonprofit law firm, took her case and ultimately presented it to America’s highest court.
The law center contends that Wood refused to jeopardize her deeply-held convictions “by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – ‘There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah.'”
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled inexplicably that the teacher did not violate the Constitution with this anti-Christian religious mandate in the classroom. Wood was also subjected to a demeaning PowerPoint display that proclaimed “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
Richard Thompson, who works as the chief counsel for the law center, says he is “not aware of any public school which has forced a Muslim student to write the Lord’s Prayer or John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'”
“Yet, under the pretext of teaching history or social studies, public schools across America are promoting the religion of Islam in ways that would never be tolerated for Christianity or any other religion,” Thompson said.
“It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to clarify the test which lower courts should use when ruling on establishment clause and free speech challenges to public school classes on religion,” he added.
The school also allegedly attempted to indoctrinate Wood with teachings such as, “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion,” “Jihad is a ‘personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline,'” “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism,” and “Men are the managers of the affairs of women.”
Thompson contends that this is apart of a broader movement to Islamify America as multiculturalism and diversity become the inescapable reality for the once free nation.
“Many public schools have become hot beds of Islamic propaganda. Teaching Islam in schools has gone far beyond a basic history lesson. Prompted by zealous Islamic activism and emboldened by confusing court decisions, schools are now bending over backwards to promote Islam while at the same time denigrating Christianity,” Thompson said.
“Although the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to provide clearer constitutional guidance on this important issue, there will be other chances as this issue isn’t going away anytime soon,” he added.
Unfortunately for Christians nationwide, the Supreme Court declined to even hear this case. The nation’s schools will inch closer to Islamification, after the nation’s highest court refused to intervene to stop this process.