California School District Under Fire for Holocaust-Denial Assignment
By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff – Tue, May 6, 2014
“A California public school district has backpedaled after an eighth-grade assignment — to write a persuasive essay on whether or not the Holocaust occurred — came under serious fire and prompted death threats to administrators.
“’We are aware of the controversy surrounding the distribution of an eighth grade Writing Prompt during the third quarter of the academic year,’ notes a press release issued Monday by Rialto Unified School District interim Superintendent Mohammed Islam…”
Mr. Islam admitted that some students were concerned that the assignment would detract from their home economics project of burning American and Israeli flags; their music lessons of shouting “Death to infidel pigs!”; legal studies of Shariah law; and the demanding art classes where they practice not drawing Mohammed. He added that “Some of our students can barely build bombs at a 6th grade level.”