‘A Hotbed of Islamic Propaganda’: Student Claims Public School Promoted Islam Over Christianity in Lawsuit By Lindsay Elizabeth for Faith Wire
Last year, Caleigh Wood sued her high school for allegedly being forced to promote Islamic beliefs in class. The case was brought to a district court, and then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in which both ruled against Caleigh.
The Woods family, who is represented by the Thomas More Law Center, is now requesting that the case be heard by the Supreme Court.
Last week, the Law Center asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal, against the Charles Country Public Schools, where the incident took place.
“Public schools have become a hot bed of Islamic propaganda,” Law Center President Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, expressed in a statement last week.
“Under the guise of teaching history or social studies, public schools across America are promoting the religion of Islam in ways that would never be tolerated for Christianity or any other religion,” added Thompson.
“Prompted by zealous Islamic activism and emboldened by confusing court decisions, schools are now bending over backward to promote Islam while at the same time denigrate Christianity. We are asking the Supreme Court to provide the necessary legal guidance to resolve the insidious discrimination against Christians in our public schools.”
The incident between Caleigh Wood and the Charles Country Public Schools transpired during the 2014-2015 school year. According to the complaint filed by Woods, the students in her world history class were forced to promote Islamic beliefs to one another in class.
In January 2016, the Thomas More Law Center filed a suit against the school district, representing Caleigh and the Wood family.
Allegedly, Wood, along with the rest of the students in her 11th-grade world history class were taught that “most Muslim’s faith is stronger than the average Christian,” as well as being “instructed that the Islamic religion is a fact while Christianity and Judaism are just beliefs.”