A California mother took to Facebook to share a note she sent to her son's school after he came home with an assignment about Islam.
Tara Cali's Facebook post went viral, garnering mixed reaction from social media users. The assignment reportedly included a QR code that students could scan to hear a call to prayer from a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
"My son WILL not be part of this in any sort of way. This is bad teaching material. He will NOT partake. If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer," Cali wrote, according to the Independent.
"Seriously?" the mother wrote. "How about Christian practices? That sheet has never come home, this year or last!"
After sharing the photo on Facebook, Cali got a variety of reactions from social media users.
"Let me first say, I'm a Christian, but I feel like you're taking this a little far," one Facebook user commented in response. " This is apart of World History. It's not to force religion upon your child. And this isn't just here in Bakersfield. Remember that the teaching method is standardized. So that's a California thing. So good luck trying to find a different school that's NOT going to teach that textbook in this state."
Others felt the mother was justified in her concern about the school's curriculum.
"This parent is right and we cannot allow indoctrination through the school system," one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page. "Religious teachings are not to be done in public schools. If the Muslim teachers want to teach Islam they must go to a private teaching facility and teach Muslim children about their religion, just as the Catholics, Christians, and the Jewish have done for years."
"The woman who put this on Facebook deserves a medal," another wrote. "Finally someone to stand up for Christianity and tell the tell the truth about these Muslim immigrants who one day in the not too distant future will run the country if they keep bringing them in by droves. Very scary to think what the future will hold for our young people."
"If I had a school age child, I would home school them," commented another. "If everybody did that they could start a neighborhood school with volunteer teachers from the neighborhood and we would see the end of the nonsense our kids have to endure. Apparently these are not Muslim teachers that do these things."