The U.S. Department of Education has posted instructions to educators on its website imploring them to be aware of their responsibilities to protect Muslim students from “bullying.” The DOE post urged teachers to “be sure to include Islam” in classroom discussions during “social studies, current events, children’s literature.”

The post is seen as so inflammatory by some Christian groups that a Change.org petition drive has been launched demanding the DOE “halt its efforts to Islamize school children.” Virginia-based Christian Action Network announced it is collecting petitions to present to U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. FULL REPORT