Upset with a homework assignment that asked students about the religion of Islam, a former Marine who served in Iraq soon found himself banned from his daughter’s school.
Kevin Wood showed up Tuesday at La Plata High School in La Plata, Md., to question the assignment asking students to explain Islam’s Five Pillars, Mecca and Muhammad, MyFoxDC reported.
Wood and his wife, Melissa, felt Islam was being given priority over Judaism or Christianity, according to the Fox affiliate.
“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school, but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?” Melissa said.
Wood met with the vice principal, but the school said he made threats, resulting in him being banned from school property, according to MyFoxDC.
“He was threatening to cause a disruption or possible disruption at the school,” said Katie O’Malley-Simpson, spokesperson for Charles County Public Schools.
Wood denies that.
“I have witnesses that have said I did not threaten anybody,” he said. “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”
The school rejected Wood’s argument.
“We’re not teaching religion,” said O’Malley-Simpson. “We’re teaching world history.”
The Fox affiliate reported that the assignment included this question: “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”
The correct answer, according to MyFoxDC.com: “With tolerance, kindness and respect.”
And they say they’re teaching world history?
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