A devout Christian mother, Michelle Edmisten, is angry at her daughter's school and the national curriculum after her daughter undergoes an exam testing the students understanding of the basics of Islam.
The exam covered questions based on teaching from a textbook they were taught in the class. The students were expected to answer basic questions including, the name of the Islamic holy book, the five pillars of Islam, the expansion of Islam and the pilgrimage to mecca.
Michelle's daughter attends Sullivan County school, based in Blountville, Tennesse and studied the basics of Islam in her 7th-grade social studies class. Michelle attended a school board meeting on Monday, 3rd October and went on a tirade of how here daughter's “personal religious beliefs were violated”, Johnson City Press reported.
Michelle rallied Channel 11's viewers to help her stand up and fight back against Islam, she voiced, “I would like to see parents, Christians, veterans, anyone that’s anyone, stand up for this fight,". She expressed her disdain for the school 'promoting' Islam, “How can I, as a Christian, say that I have these values? And I want to instill these values in my daughter, but then say it’s okay, go ahead and do it.”
Michelle argued that the textbook which has teachings of Islam inside it to be removed from the curriculum. No other parent complained about their child learning about Islam.
The school board states that students learn about Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism in 6th grade, and Islam in 7th grade.
Michelle states, “I will not give up this fight”.