American Public Schools: Guardians of Sharia

     Despite the strict “separation of church and state” in public schools, it increasingly feels like there is no “separation of mosque and state”. We’ve already seen examples of schools in America teach about the hajj, extolling jihadis, and even write the Shahada, the profession of the Islamic faith. Now, we are seeing Sharia law starting to be enforce: A public school teacher threatened a girl for not wearing a hijab.

     In the student’s own words:

“Today I was happy. I had completely stopped covering my hair and was speaking confidently with other people. I was just so happy, I wanted to go home and dream about it all night.

“In math class, when the bell rang to switch, a teacher asked me about my hijab. I told her that I just took it off and it was no big deal. She told me that it was important to uphold culture, she then asked if my parents knew what I was doing. Being the idiot I am, I said no and asked if she would tell. To my absolute horror, she said yes.

“My whole world stopped. I know what would happen if she said a word about this to my mother. I asked her why she would do that and she said:

“’because it’s your culture! And you are an exception to be able to wear the hijab as a uniform, so don’t just take advantage of that.’

“I put my head down for a while, holding back tears. Before I knew it, it was time for the last class. In the hallway I just walked mindlessly to my next class. Then the same teacher who wanted to out me had apparently told the science teacher about what I had done. Both of them told me to come over and the science teacher asked what’s wrong. I didn’t say anything, and at that moment she hugged me and I just started sobbing.

“She led me to the empty classroom and sat me down along with the other teacher. They gave me a whole lecture about why I shouldn’t have taken it off and my parents are just protecting me, And kept bringing up boyfriends even though I don’t want one. After the talk I just put my hijab back on and left, it was time to go home now.

“At the beginning of the day I was full of hope, and at the end I just felt crushed. I was lucky that they didn’t tell my mom, but they’re watching me from now on so I just can’t do what I have been doing anymore. I don’t know what to do now, my double life has ended before I knew it, and I lost a good chunk of the confidence I had earlier.

“this happened in a regular public school in Massachusetts U.S. on December 18, 2019.

“Update #1 : So when this incident happened, two of my close friends were witnesses and told some of the people I trust, so I know that I at least have backup. I feel a lot better today, I’ll report this to the principal when I get a chance, I’ll keep you updated.

“Update #2: I spoke with the principal. He said that it’s my choice how I dress as long as it abides by the dress code. He said if those teachers want to talk to my mother, they can talk to him about it, so I’m free to take off my hijab. I’m going to try to take it off again, I’ll update again if she tries anything.”

     So many who claim to have “liberal values” and demand that government not entangle itself with religion in actuality wish the government to do just that, at least to the degree necessary to attack some religions over others.

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