12-Year-Olds Given ‘Converting to Islam’ Assignment, Parent Called ‘Racist’ for Complaining
by Trey Sanchez
A stepfather of a 12-year-old girl in the UK has been called a racist for opposing an assignment given at her school in which the class was supposed to write a letter about converting to Islam.
According to Daily Mail:
Mark McLachlan, 43, complained to Kepier School in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland when he found the homework task in his stepdaughter’s planner.
He refused to let her finish the ‘letter to my family about converting to Islam’, claiming it was ‘brainwashing’ her about the religion and did not see what it would achieve.
But since posting about it on social media he says he has received a lot of abuse.
He told MailOnline: “My wife and I are terrified of the repercussions. Any time anybody says anything negative about Islam they are torn to shreds. I’ve been called a racist and a bigot, but I’m just terrified for my children and for the way this country is going.”
McLachlan said he can unfortunately envision a time when Britain turns to an Islamic state and forces his children or grandchildren into “wearing a niqab.”
Also of concern, the stepfather said, was how the teacher told the class to research reasons to convert to Islam on Google. He imagined the horrible things his daughter might see in the web search.
“My stepdaughter is coming home talking about the Prophet Muhammad and halal meat saying Islam is the religion of peace,” McLachlan said. “But if she watched the news and knew about all the atrocities Islam has caused all over the world, she would know it isn’t the religion of peace at all.”