Marine Dad banned from school files lawsuit for Islamic indoctrination

Original article at Charisma News. By Catherine Mcmillan

john_wood-with-daughterThe Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) today announced its representation of John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, in their battle with La Plata High School in Maryland over the Islamic indoctrination of their 11th-grade daughter in her World History class. Their daughter was required to complete assignments where she had to affirm that “There is no god but Allah” and the other Five Pillars of Islam.

The case gained national attention when the school banned John Wood from entering school property after he objected to the religion of Islam being taught in his daughter’s history class and demanded that she be given an alternative assignment. The school refused.

Wood, a former Marine who served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and lost friends in that action, saw firsthand the destruction caused in the name of Allah and that Islam is not “a religion of peace;” and he would not budge from his position.

The Thomas More Law Center is a national public-interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TMLC Senior Trial Counsel, Erin Mersino, and Maryland attorney, Michael F. Smith of The Smith Appellate Law Firm, represent the Wood family. Yesterday they filed a request for records relating to the case under Maryland’s Public Information Act.

On Oct. 22, 2014, John Wood discovered that his daughter was being forced to repeat religious tenets of Islam as a part of her World History class assignment. She was required to write how the prophet Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel and preached that there is only one true god, who is Allah. The assignment made her write that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah and that the Quran is holy text.

The assignment required her to affirm that “Allah is the same god that is worshipped in Christianity and Judaism” and that the “Quran is the word of Allah revealed to Mohammad in the same way that Jews and Christians believe the Torah and the Gospels were revealed to Moses and the New Testament writers.” The assignment also forced young women such as the Woods’ daughter, to fill in the following sentences: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.”

When John Wood discovered the Islamic propaganda and indoctrination, he was rightfully outraged, and that evening unsuccessfully tried to
contact the school by phone to voice his objections. Wood witnessed firsthand the destruction caused in the name of Allah and knows Islam is
not “a religion of peace.” He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and lost friends in that action. On 9-11, Wood responded as a
firefighter to the smoldering Pentagon. He refused to allow La Plata High School to subject his daughter to Islamic indoctrination despite the threatened academic consequences.

The next day, Oct. 23, Wood had a phone conversation with a La Plata vice principal where he again reiterated his objections to his daughter being indoctrinated into the religion of Islam. The vice principal indicated that his daughter, a high school junior with college hopes, would receive zeros on her assignments on Islam if she did not complete them. He asked how the religion of Islam could be taught when schools are prohibited from teaching the religion of Christianity.

The following day, Oct. 24, John Wood again spoke with the vice principal. She again refused to allow an alternative assignment.

Commenting on the case, Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel stated: “Adding insult to injury, in an arrogant and unnecessary display of power, La Plata’s principal issued a written “No Trespass” notice, which denied this former Marine who stood in harm’s way defending our country—which included the principal and her staff—any access to school grounds. The school’s actions not only dishonored John Wood’s service, but the service of all men and women in our Armed Forces who defended our nation from Islamic violence. True to his Marine training, John Wood stood his ground. He did not retreat. Yes, his daughter has received a failing grade in her World History Class. But the story is not yet over.”

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  4. I would like to thank this family for standing their ground against Islam indoctrination in the schools. We know Islam is not a “religion” of peace; it is religion wrapped in an idealogy of ultimate power over the rest of the world. The Muslims unfortunately are living in the 8th Century and if they go to mosques, worship Mohammed, and follow the Quoran, they are told that it is their duty to kill infidels (us!); they can infiltrate into our society until the time is right, but it is their ultimate mandate to kill, cheat, lie to infidels…whatever it takes to gain ultimate power no matter how long it takes. They have had a lot of patience over the Centuries and have persisted in gaining presence around the world; they particularly see a window of opportunity now and are making in-roads to their ultimate goal…to rule the world. We in America must acknowledge this and keep Sharia out of our Country and SECURE OUR BORDERS!

  5. John how is it going. My son will be going to the 6th grade in Florida. Are they still doing this and what grade do they introduce it? Thank you so much for putting your life on the line for our country.

  6. Thanks to Obama he is allowing this infiltration of Islamic religion in our country and allowing it to be taught to our children.

    • I think if this is going on you need to check with your local school board.They must approve what is being taught in their schoold

    • I think if this is going on you need to check with your local school board.They must approve what is being taught in their schools.

  7. Religion shouldn’t be a part of any educational course except as a voluntary subject that is NOT demanded for graduation. Of course there is no real issue in learning about any religion in a historical context but it should be an optional subject NOT a compulsory one. The issue comes where schools have demanded that religious ‘courses’ are mandatory to graduate as has happened in California and elsewhere. It would appear that this is the same situation at this school.

  8. Back in the day, when I was a senior in high school, I took a comparative religions class, which basically covered the 7 great world religions. In the section on Islam, we were naturally required to name the basic tenets of Islam on the test. But there was no sense of favoring one religion over another. From what I read and hear these days, it seems like Islam is indeed being given preferential treatment, ostensibly to show “tolerance”. Beware! This smells like a trap to me. This family is right to fight back, and shame on the school for its policies. Sounds like it’s getting pressure from somewhere.

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