Nominee for “Dumbest Assignment of the Year” Pt. 2: Islamic Fight Song Taught in OC School

PolitiChicks.comDo you ever wonder what certain teachers are thinking? Does the thought of a progressive teacher indoctrinating children with their beliefs frighten you, or make you angry?

The unfortunate truth is that some teachers are just plain stupid and don’t belong anywhere near a classroom–another anger-inducing thing that leaves parents shaking their heads in absolute disbelief.

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Recently California’s Orange County was brought into the spotlight with the teacher who must have been competing for “Dumbest Assignment of the Decade” award. I hope she wins.


To set up the scenario, imagine being a mom and finding your 12-13 year old child reading a school book that includes a song about being a Muslim terrorist set to the tune of Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song”.   (You might want to re-read that sentence to let it soak in a bit…) 

With the growing unrest among Muslim people and the rest of the world–including the recent jihadist attacks in Paris– you would think that lessons on Islam would slacken a little. The Five Pillars of Islam may not be something a teacher would want to cover right at this moment. With Americans growing ever more fearful of Islamic terrorist attacks, made in the name of Islam, the timing couldn’t have been worse for this assignment.

Before anyone misunderstands me, I’m talking about terror in the name of Islam. Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists shouting “allahu akbar!” are Muslim. Get that. Know that. Remember that.

Some of the lyrics to the song include:

This is their fight song

Spread Islam now song

Prove that they’re right song 

Like how a single faith

Can make a heart open

They might only have one God

But they can make an explosion


Ironically, representatives from Orange County’s CAIR (Center for American and Islamic Relations) are not happy about the song. They obviously don’t like the term “explosion” being used anywhere near the name of their religion. (Perhaps a little too close to home, you know?)

Ojaala Ahmad, CAIR spokeswoman, made the point that with the recent attacks that ISIS has been perpetrating on the world, perhaps the song might produce some Islamophobic retaliation.

Wait, what? CAIR isn’t concerned about the fact that the song seems to be promoting Islam–they are upset that the song might lead to Muslims being hurt in retaliation for the song…

Well, that certainly makes sense, coming from CAIR.

Watch the news clip here.

Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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