- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2014

A Massachusetts father pulled his son out of his Boston-area elementary school after finding the Muslim Call to Prayer and perceived pro-Allah statements in a textbook.

Among the text: “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah,” The Daily Caller reported.

Another portion of the text reads: “Muhammad never expected to change the world. … Muhammad later tended sheep on the dry hills like many young Arabians. Later he became a successful merchant and married a wealthy widow. However, he felt as though something was missing in his life, so he went on a retreat. [He] was upset about the cruelty of his people [because they] killed baby girls [and] treated their slaves unkindly,” The Daily Caller reported.

The text also said that “Muhammad had a strong sense of right and wrong.”

Anthony Giannino says the text is inappropriate in a school setting.

“No religion should be taught in school,” he said, WHDH reported. “It says Allah is their only God. That’s insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only. We don’t believe in Allah. I don’t believe in my son learning about this here.”

He pulled his son from the school, located in Revere, after learning of the text, The Daily Caller reported. But not all parents see a problem.

“What is Muslim about? What is Christianity about? That’s what I teach at home,” another parent told WHDH. “Everybody should respect everybody else’s religion.”

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