Parents’ Outrage Over ‘Muslim Indoctrination’ Assignment Leads To Schools Closure

Augusta County Public Schools in Virginia are closed Friday, after parents objected to a ninth grade geography assignment that required students to copy the Shahada, an Islamic statement of faith that says, “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

Kimberly Herndon said she was “shocked that this was sent home, shocked that this was in the schools [and] shocked that this was right here in our small town,” reports WHSV.com. Herndon added she felt her rights as a parent had been violated.

Augusta County Public Schools issued the following statement about the closure, which it noted was decided upon with the recommendation of law enforcement:

Augusta County Schools and all administrative offices will be closed Friday, December 18, 2015.

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