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Texas Teacher Accused Of Giving Students Anti-Muslim Handout (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A teacher at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas, is accused of giving students an eight-page, anti-Muslim handout that was not approved by the school district.

The handout, entitled "Islam/Radical Islam (Did You Know)," makes claims such as: "38% of Muslims believe people that leave the faith should be executed" and "There are an estimated 190-300 million 'radical Islam' followers," reports KHOU 11 News (video below).

According to the New York Daily News, the handout also stated, “You will either give into their demands recognizing Islam’s ‘noble’ rule, you will become a Muslim yourself, or you will die."

One of the students who reportedly got the handout is Muslim, and her parents called the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an activist group, which contacted the school.

A Lamar Consolidated Independent School District spokesman gave a statement to KHOU 11 News:

We're disappointed to learn one teacher made independent changes to a lesson plan, resulting in information being given that didn't follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans. As soon as this issue was brought to our attention, the administration addressed the situation with the teacher. Ensuring our students have access to factual information, given in the proper context, is a priority in our District. Arbitrary curriculum decisions, which are clearly outside of the guidelines, won't be tolerated.

Sources: KHOU 11 News, New York Daily News
Image Credit: KHOU 11 News Screenshot