A Tennessee mother named Michelle Edmisten is leading a one-woman campaign to have her daughter's history textbook thrown out of school for daring to teach American children that Islam exists. Edmisten spoke to the Sullivan County Board of Education on Monday night, demanding that the seventh grade social studies textbook by Pearson Education be immediately removed.
The trouble started when Edmisten learned from her daughter that the class had studied Islam, and was even tested on the religion's basic tenets and history. Edmisten's daughter refused on principle to answer those questions (Why didn't I think of that back in school?), choosing instead to take an F on the test.
Edmisten told WJHL News:
I would like to see the Pearson book yanked from the school immediately. I would like to see parents, Christians, veterans, anyone that’s anyone, stand up for this fight. How can I, as a Christian, say that I have these values? And I want to instill these values in my daughter, but then say its okay go ahead and do it.