A Mom’s Angry Note About Her Son’s Islam Homework Goes Viral
Trending| | By Emily Rosenthal
A Bakersfield, California seventh-grader was instructed to define the five Pillars of Islam for a world history class. He didn’t fill out the sheet assigned for homework — his mother did! But there’s a bit more to this story.
Tara Cali refused to allow her son to complete his homework on Islamic beliefs, deeming it as “bad teaching material.” This shocking note to the seventh-grade teacher concludes with quite the offer: “If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer.”
Ms. Cali argued that religious discussion was inappropriate in a school setting, even in a world history class. Reports state that the Bakersfield mother also passed along Biblical verses, pointing out that the class had not studied Christian literature.
After the note was posted on Facebook, it went viral. As per the unspoken rules of social media, Twitter users voiced their opinions on the matter. A few people supported Tara Cali:
@FoxNews good for her!
— Carole Lawer (@carole_lawer) October 7, 2015
@FoxNews Good for her! Keep up the fight
— R Fain (@RFai6) October 7, 2015
But most people criticized the California mother for her Islamophobic message:
— Tom Scholberg (@TomScholberg) October 7, 2015
@FoxNews Last I checked, the apostle Paul knew about other religions and their literature and used it to preach the gospel. Acts17:19-34.
— Ryan Stuck (@RyanPStuck) October 8, 2015
— Bill C (@s0l_uk) October 7, 2015
@FoxNews stupidity has no limits. The more educated about ALL religions, the more you can deal with a globalized world . Stop ignorance !
— Soraya Zuloaga (@Sorayazuloaga) October 7, 2015
As you can see, the public’s perception of Tara Cali varies greatly, with some calling her ignorant, and others calling her brave. Whatever you think, her son was NOT completing his history homework. And if you have a problem with that, you know who to call.