Islam Board Removed from Kansas School

by Heather Clark | Christian News Network

WICHITA – An elementary school in Kansas has removed a controversial bulletin board following online outrage from conservative blog sites.

“Because of the misunderstanding … the bulletin board has been taken down until the unit is taught later this fall,” the district explained. [photo: Christian News Network]
“Because of the misunderstanding … the bulletin board has been taken down until the unit is taught later this fall,” the district explained. [photo: Christian News Network]

Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School in Wichita had planned to teach students about various world religions during the new school year, and created a generic display on “The Five Pillars of Islam” as part of the study, along with other religious boards. A separate display in another part of the school depicted the Last Supper in an effort to outline the religious inspiration behind the artwork of the Renaissance Period.

However, when students returned to school this month, and parents saw the “Pillars of Islam” board on the walls near the Fourth Grade classrooms, some became uncomfortable. One parent photographed the bulletin board and shared it on Facebook, where it began to spread.

“Students at Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas were met with this their first day of school,” the Facebook page Prepare to Take America Back read. “This cannot stand.” [Read the full story here: Bulletin Board]

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