Schools Close After 'No God But Allah' Backlash 09/07/2016


Douglas Ernst is a staff writer for WND.
Students at a Virginia high school were asked to practice writing, ""There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah." (Photo: WHSV-3 ABC screenshot)

Students at a Virginia high school were asked to practice writing, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” (Photo: WHSV-3 ABC screenshot)

A Virginia school district closed all schools after a tsunami of complaints followed an assignment on Islam.

A calligraphy lesson at Riverheads High School in Greenville required students to practice writing, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Angry parents attended a Dec. 11 school-district meeting and demanded to know why the Muslim statement of faith, also known as the shahada, was part of one teacher’s curriculum.

The district closed all schools on Friday as backlash continued to build.

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