Sunday, September 19, 2010

Students Pray to Allah on Mosque Field Trip

Wellesley’s school superintendent apologized today for allowing middle school students to participate in a prayer service during a field trip to a Roxbury mosque last spring.The apology to parents came after a group that has been critical of the Islamic Society of Boston Community Center — New England’s largest mosque and Muslim cultural center — released a 10-minute long video featuring footage of Wellesley students bowing their heads during a prayer service.The group, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, received the footage from a mother of one of the students, its director, Dennis Hale, said today. The woman, whom they will not identify, went on the May 27 trip as a chaperone for her son’s sixth grade class, he said.Wellesley School Superintendent Bella Wong said that allowing the children to participate in the prayer service was ‘‘a mistake,’’ and apologized to parents in a letter.

Five middle schoolers participated in the Muslim midday prayer at the mosque, she said. Some can be seen in the video imitating some of the prayer movements.
I don't care to what god you pray to or what religion you are. The school does not have the right to make students pray. I don't care if the students visit a mosque or learn about different religions in public schools. But to worship is another thing all together. I ask why is it OK to make children pray to Allah at a Mosque for a school event? Why is the left so excepting of this? Will we see the ACLU get involved in this? Or does the ACLU only remove Christian Prayer while adding prayer rugs in public schools? Is this the 'social justice' the left have been talking about?


  1. Right on! And another thing, notice how muslims have picked up on NewSpeak: Calling their mosques "Multicultural centers" when the only "culture" they tolerate is the 7th century, obscurantist, misogynist kind?

  2. This superintendent needs to be FIRED or parents need to storm the next schoolboard meeting an demand for the resignation of the superintendent.
    Indoctrination should NEVER be tolerated!

  3. The left utilizes their hypocrisy quite well and the media ignores anything that would bring negative impressions upon the left.

    The left supports and promotes the faith of Muslims while damning the faith of Christians.

    Indoctrinations is the left's method of perpetuation, much as the Nazis did in Germany in the 30's and 40's.

    Take a look at what Obama has surrounded himself with in the White House, college professors...the same professors that are poisoning the minds of our youth.

    Thank God there are some concerned people out there that have exposed this indoctrination...or we may never have known it until it was too late.

  4. It is amazing how the left and the MSM is silent about this matter. Just like they are silent about all the Churches and Jewish Synagogues being threated while beating the drumb when ONE Mosque is threatened.

  5. It is a good thing the tables weren't turned and the whole situation was in the Middle East with muslim kids visiting a Christian church and praying. Those students would have been flogged by their parents and school officials would have lost their heads.

  6. You’re going to a mosque and you didn’t know that there was going to be some sort of religious activity taking place? Didn’t the people who were in charge of the field trip already know that this prayer would take place as part of the itinerary? Hindsight is always 20/20 but perhaps someone could have found this out ahead of time and given people the choice to opt out. Or is this being narrow-minded and bigoted? I can only imagine that a lot of teachers as well as students were too uncomfortable once the prayer started to do anything but participate. What an awkward situation to have to be in.


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