Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti muslim

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    A senior government and economics teacher at Foster High School in Richmond has resigned after handing out materials to students on March 27 that called Muhammad a "false prophet" and described Islam as an "ideology of war."

    In a statement released on Tuesday night, a Lamar CISD spokesman said the teacher turned in his resignation on April 8.

    The teacher, identified by parents familiar with the class as Herby Woolverton, drew public criticism from the community, including from the Houston Council On American-Islamic Relations, which called the eight-page handout "virulently anti-Muslim."

    Both supporters and critics of the teacher's materials took to social media in response to the controversy.

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    Richmond teacher resigns over 'anti-Muslim' materials - Houston Chronicle
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    She is a teacher ...she should not spread poison amoung kids......:tsk:
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    Talking about the truth is spreading poison among kids? This is the justification used by libtards to whitewash Indian history:rolleyes:

    As I noted, Hindus lack the courage to discard even political correctness and they are going to save yahudis? yeah right, talk about delusions of grandeur :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    The peacefulness/rightousness in absolute terms of any faith can be argued but there has to be a proper way of putting ones views/facts or else it will cause discomfort in specific societies as well as create problem for liberal and moderate muslims to integrate with other groups and socities.
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    First of all please let us know what is your take on this? I know you are an atheist and you support animal rights. For e.g. if a Giraffe has a strained neck you don't mind if it is given a neck massage. :laugh:

     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    I am not Secular in my personal life, I identify myself as a Sikh.

    I am for a Secular State. Now what do I mean by that : One's religion doesn't dictate the State's treatment of a citizen, religious bodies/injunctions don't guide the state and where anyone is free to practice any religion.

    Although to be esoteric a liberal state automatically means a secular state so I am an advocate of a liberal state more than a secular state. (liberal = primacy of an individual's rights/freedoms)
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    You see, already highlighted my views on this.... on RED

    Im always open to massages with few rules

    It must be female &non muslim :rofl:

    btw ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः ।भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्रा
    स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभि। व्यशेम देवहितं यदायू
    स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवा ।स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदा
    स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमि। स्वस्ति नो ब्रुहस्पतिर्दधातु
    ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्ति।.......... meaning, is it in sanskrit
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    @jus

    You see, already highlighted my views on this.... on RED
    So you agree with this teacher?

    Im always open to massages with few rules

    It must be female &non muslim :rofl:
    Your choice.:rofl:


    btw ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः ।भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्रा
    स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभि। व्यशेम देवहितं यदायू
    स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवा ।स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदा
    स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमि। स्वस्ति नो ब्रुहस्पतिर्दधातु
    ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्ति।.......... meaning, is it in sanskrit

    Sanskrit hymn from the Rigveda. It is a peace prayer.

    Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrinuyama Devah
    Note: This Mantra is taken from the Rigveda. Mandala (Book) 1: Sukta (Hymn) 89: Mantra (Line/ Stanza): 8
    Lyrics in Sanskrit Lyrics in English
    ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः । Om Bhadram Karnebhiḥ Srinuyaam Devah
    भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः Bhadram Pashyem Akshabhir Yajatrah
    स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभिः Sthirair Angais Tushtuvagamsas Tanoobhih
    व्यशेम देवहितं यदायूः Vyashema Devahitam Yadaayooh
    स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः Swasti Na Indro Vriddhashravah
    स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः Swasti Na Poosha Vishwa-Vedaah
    स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमिः Swasti Nastaaksharyo Arishtanemih
    स्वस्ति नो ब्रुहस्पतिर्दधातु Swasti No Brihaspatir-dadhaatu
    ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः Om, Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti

    English Lyrics Meaning in English (with word by word meaning)

    Om, May we hear what is Auspicious with our ears,Oh Gods
    May we see what is Auspicious With our eyes, Oh holy ones worthy of Worship
    May we live a life of satisfaction with strong organs and Healthy body
    May we Praise the Lord during the life span given to us by the (Demi) Gods
    May God Indra of Great fame bless us
    May the Omnicient Poosha bless us
    May the Protector Garuda bless us
    May Lord Brihaspati protect us
    Om, Peace, Peace, Peace





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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    liberal = primacy of an individual's rights/freedoms...... It is impossible, all states restrict ur individual freedom to some extent. EX Burka ban in france

    Teacher has personal freedom and s/he compiled test based on facts but s/he fired.Are u agree with management or r u okay with facts
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    Absolutely agree with teacher.

    My problem is not muslims....Main problem is sicuklar media&politicians and their distortion of history and coverage of media on crimes BASED on religion.
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    France is a top down illiberal society.
     
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    I have a basic problem with this story.Why should an economics teacher be giving out a handout on islam? She is not an authority on the subject, neither does she have permission to teach this subject in school. Secondly India is also listed simply because india has terrorism attacks in large numbers. So the victims are being stacked together with the perpetrators. Is this the kind of stuff you want kids to learn about India? What do we have to do with islamic terrorism? We are victims if anything. The action taken against her is right.

     
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    Yes that is why it was in the realm of esoteric, there are always compromises to be made. For eg. is it okay for a section of society to advocate secession ?

    A teacher doesn't have such freedoms in the school.
     
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    Sirji please to elaborate.
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    What is ur problem it is jut a Current affairs test.School teaches 10+ subjects why not some current affairs

    btw सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं
    सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
    येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा
    यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥६॥


    Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood.
    Through truth the divine path is spread out
    by which the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach
    where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.
    :p
     
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    Re: Texas: Teacher fired for teaching facts about Islam oops Anti musl

    Govt spends >50% of the GDP.

    Imagine a country:
    An individual needs a health certificate even to run half marathon because individuals are stupid and need state intervention to ensure that you don't run stupid distance.
     
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    Govt spends >50% of the GDP.

    Imagine a country:
    An individual needs a health certificate even to run half marathon because individuals are stupid and need state intervention to ensure that they don't run stupid distance.
     
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    @Singh @Rashna

    If the same teacher prepared a test on Hinduism or xianity no one give F* but s/he covered facts on Islam everybody losses their mind.This is what pinch me most, why are u ppl behaving like Dhimmis

    I want every paper must cover why these peace fulls shout before bombing/beheading's.Like this

    "Muslims shouting Allaho akbar killed 6 Hindus in hyd on Friday blasts"
     
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    If school has a subject on current affairs then it should be part of the curriculum. Apparently this teacher was trying to portray Islam in a bad light. We crib when pakistanis teach hatred against hindus in their school texts. As such a secular state cannot be held ransom by personal views of individuals. In an individual capacity if she starts some weekly discourse on why islam is bad and people sign up for it and attend that's between them and her. However in a School she cannot be spreading her version of things. The school is responsible for tutoring not for brainwashing or letting the children get exposed to a different kind of a radical mind. (Don't you think the teacher is also radical). It is also a truth that when we start developing hatred towards someone else we are ourselves getting radicalized. It is because we want someone to see things in a particular way that we would like for the natural tendency to balance things (secular brain) to be blanked out by continuous litany of what is wrong with islam. Islam is not secular and is the best suited vehicle for radicalization because it clearly differentiates between muslims and non muslims and grades them accordingly. Therefore it might be full of hypocrisy but one cannot allow a single individual to brainwash children in a school environment. Islam led to radicalization and this kind of teaching will also lead to radicalization and churn out adults who hate muslims. This is a perfect recipe for genocide. What if some Hitler attends her class?

     

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