An unidentified Advanced Placement World Geography teacher at Lumberton High School in Lumberton, Texas, recently encouraged students to dress in Islamic clothing (pictured) and told them to refer to the 9-11 terrorists as “freedom fighters,” according to students.
According to FoxNews.com, students were also told to stop called the Holocaust a "genocide," but rather “ethnic cleansing.”
“What is more dangerous, fear and ignorance or education and understanding,” said John Valastro, the superintendent of the Lumberton Independent School District. “From our standpoint, we are here to educate the kids.”
“I don’t think my freshman-level teacher was trying to politicize radical Islam or anything like that. I don’t think our teacher has..to my knowledge ever converted a single student to Islam."
The Islamic lessons at Lumberton High School generated national attention after a photograph of four female students wearing burqas surfaced on Facebook.
April LeBlanc said that her 15-year-old daughter was one of the students in the photograph: “My biggest thing is not the burqa. That was the key to opening up the rest. It’s scary how far they dove into the Islamic faith. It’s scary what they taught my daughter. Who’s in charge of this? How did our superintendent let this slip through the cracks?”
“This teacher taught her that a freedom fighter is when they give their life for the Holy War – and that they’re going to go to heaven. They were saturating these kids in Islam and my daughter is an American Christian child.”
During a lesson on Judaism, LeBlanc said the teacher told the class: “Students, I’m supposed to be politically correct and tell you that the Holocaust was not Genocide. It was an ethnic cleansing.”
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“Really,” LeBlanc asked. “They can’t call the Holocaust Genocide? I was more upset with that than the lessons on Islam. It made me sick.”