(Todd Starnes) Back when I was in school our English teacher would give us vocabulary words, things like “conundrum” or “extraordinary.” Well—the vocabulary list at High Mount School in Illinois is causing a bit of a controversy. Their list included words like “jihad, Islam, Muhammad,” and “Koran,” according to the reporting of the Bellville News-Democrat. One mom told the newspaper she flipped out, shocked that her 12-year-old daughter’s public school history class was teaching Islam 101.
“She said, ‘What’s Koran mean?’ and I flipped out,” Rachel Seger said. “I said, ‘Excuse me?’ and I looked at them and I said oh my God.” Superintendent Mark Halwachs said the lessons on Islamic vocabulary words was all about teaching tolerance. Get a load of what he told the newspaper about what happened on September 11th, 2001: “It wasn’t a religion that did that. It was bad men that did that.” Well, I hate to break it to the superintendent, but the radical Islamic extremists were not hollering “Jesus Saves” when they flew the jetliners into those buildings. CONTINUE