"The course mandates that seventh-graders learn the tenets of Islam, study the important figures of the faith, wear a robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own jihad. Adding to this apparent hypocrisy, reports ANS, students must memorize many verses in the Koran, are taught to pray "in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful" and are instructed to chant, "Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation.""
<a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25997" target="_blank">http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25997</a>
Admittedly, this is a "conservative" website whose source is a Christian website. Although the textbook is widely used in California, this particular school district supplemented the material with handouts. (Byron, California is a small town east of San Francisco Bay.)
Note: the thread title refers to the separation of church and state issue.
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