Marine Vet's Lawsuit Claims School Tried to Indoctrinate Students to Islam

John Wood, a Desert Storm veteran whose daughter attends La Plata High School in Maryland, asserts that the school discriminated against the Christian religion while pushing Islam on the students.


The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Wood and his wife Melissa, claiming that the 16-year old girl was taught a “sugar coated version of Islam” and “forced the child to disparage her faith.”

The school spent a total of two whole weeks studying the Islam religion.  For comparison, they spent one day on Christianity.  I guess it was a crash course.

Part of the lesson focused on Islam being a “religion of peace,” and taught students that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, or Allah.

The lawsuit also claims the students were forced to write out and profess the Shahada, which is the Islamic Creed.  It states that “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”  For reference, the statement is what non-Muslims use to pledge allegiance to Islam when converting to the religion.

Still skeptical?  Just wait. It gets worse.

According to the law center, the teacher actually taught the students that “the Islamic religion is a fact, while Christianity and Judaism are just beliefs.

These are the egregious things happening in public schools, and we wonder why the younger generation displays such contempt for religion.  They are taught at the impressionable age of 16 to be Muslim apologists while remaining skeptical of Christians, who apparently hold beliefs that are not as “factual” as Muslims.


Wood’s daughter faced the decision of completing the assignments and violating her religious beliefs, or receiving a zero grade and risking future college opportunities or scholarships.  She picked the latter, with the Wood family explaining they “chose to remain faithful to God.”

After Wood complained to the school about the clear promotion of Islam over other religions, he says he was banned from the school grounds.

Charles County School District released a statement contending that “the particular unit in question is on the formation of Middle Eastern empires in which students learned the basic concepts of the Islamic faith and how it, along with politics, culture, economics, and geography, contributed to the development of the Middle East.”


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