Texas Teacher In Trouble Over ‘Anti-Muslim’ Handout Used At Foster High School

Tara Dodrill

A Texas teacher has come under fire for allegedly giving an “anti-Muslim” handout to students at Foster High School in the Houston area. The unidentified Lamar Consolidated Independent School District teacher is reportedly facing disciplinary action over the resource materials used during class instruction.

The eight-page handout referencing Muslims used by the Texas teacher reportedly included references to beheadings and terrorism. The “anti-Muslim” handout was not approved by Lamar Consolidated administrators.

The Foster High School teacher, reportedly a male, used the handout entitled, “Islam/Radical Islam (Did You Know) with students. The reference material allegedly included phrases such as,” 38 percent of Muslims believe people that leave the faith should be executed’ and that: “There are an estimated 190-300 million ‘radical Islam’ followers.”

The Muslim handout used by the Foster High School teacher also reportedly referenced Sharia Law and included a section which was entitled, “If taken hostage by radical Islamists, what to do.” One student, who is Muslim, showed the handout to her parents. The Lamar Consolidated parents then reportedly contacted the Council of American Islamic Relations – CAIR, to push for action to be taken.

CAIR contacted Foster High School officials and complained about the Islam/Radical Islam handout. The Council of American Islamic Relations reportedly complained that the handout was contained inaccurate information garnered form an anti-Muslim website.

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District had this to say about the Islam/Radial Islam handout used at Foster High School:

“We’re disappointed to learn one teacher made independent changes to a lesson plan, resulting in information being given that didn’t follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans. As soon as this issue was brought to our attention, the administration addressed the situation with the teacher. Ensuring our students have access to factual information, given in the proper context, is a priority in our District. Arbitrary curriculum decisions, which are clearly outside of the guidelines, won’t be tolerated.”

Luana Schramme, a parent of children who graduated from Foster High School, had this to say during an interview about the anti-Muslim handout with local 10 News, “I would prefer to not have anything brought to the kids that was not approved by the school board, good bad or indifferent and we need to be fair to everyone.”

What do you think about the “anti-Muslim” handout utilized by a Texas teacher at Foster High School?

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