Kansas Watchdog’s story on the Islamic display in a Wichita public school was picked up by the Huffington post. Original article.
Kansas School Takes Down Five Pillars Of Islam Display After Coming Under Fire
The Huffington Post | By Rebecca Klein
Posted: 08/20/2013 5:29 pm EDT
A Kansas elementary school has taken down a hallway display depicting the Five Pillars of Islam after it caused an Internet controversy and complaints from parents.
The bulletin display at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary greeted students on their first day of school last Wednesday, the Wichita Eagle reports. After a photo of the bulletin was posted on the Internet, several conservative blogs,Facebook pages and a state politician accused the school of promoting Islam to children.
“If you’re going to talk about Islam and make it sound like it’s another one of those religions that needs to be understood and contemplated by mankind, there’s a serious misunderstanding,” state lawmaker Rep. Dennis Hedke told the Kansas Watchdog. He told the outlet that he was “appalled” when he heard about the display.
In response to the controversy, school administrators have agreed to temporarily take down the display. Still, they say that the photo of the bulletin was taken out of context.