By Amy Elizabeth
A school district in Colorado is coming under the wrath of the community for telling school girls that they may have to submit to sharia-compliant rules regarding covering their heads and ankles on a field trip to a Muslim mosque.
Freedom Outpost According to WND, Douglas County School District confirmed that such Islamic law will be enforced on the trip. Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) Principal Mike Loitz appeared on January 6, 2015 on KNUS 710 radio and was interviewed about the trip.
Peter Boyles of KNUS reported on the rules the school system issued to students in order to notify parents, which were as follows:
The world religions field trip is next Tuesday, January 13. We will be visiting the Denver Mosque. THERE IS A DRESS CODE FOR THIS TRIP: All students must wear appropriate long pants. Ankles must be covered. Girls must bring wide scarves or hooded sweatshirts for the mosque.
According to Boyles, “Public schools are forbidden from holding girls to different standards than boys,” Boyles notes. “They’re holding these girls to a different standard – it’s a religious reason.”
“Islam dictates many, I believe – personal belief – repressive practices against women and Islamophobia will trump women’s rights,” Boyles said. “Animal rights every time, and the environment. That’s their belief – that’s wonderful. But don’t apply it to public school kids.”
He also went on to talk about the difference of visiting a place of worship on one’s own initiative and comply with the rules versus a school requiring students to comply.
After a firestorm had erupted over forcing girls to submit to sharia, the school thought it best to provide a statement of clarification.
“For the past ten years, RHMS seventh-grade students take a social studies course that is partially focused on world religion,” the statement reads. “In the Douglas County School District (DCSD), we provide authentic learning experiences to all students. We teach students how to think, not what to think.”
So, if the school district is trying to teach students how to think and not what to think, why is there an imposing of sharia on these girls?
“If the decision is made to not participate in a field trip, alternative educational opportunities are provided.
It is true that the trip is voluntary and not mandatory. However, Islam has been making advances into America’s public schools and the ideology of Islam is poisoning the minds of our young people. Why is it that Americans must make way for Islam, but it will not make way for America?