16 November 2015

California school district bans depiction of all religious figures after complaint on Muhammad drawing assignment

A school district in California has decided to ban the drawing of all religious figures after one parent complained about an assignment that asked students to depict the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

Seventh Grade students at High Desert School under the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District were given worksheets in history class on "Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam," by a teacher and asked to draw photos of Quran, Mecca and Muhammad, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

After consulting with an expert on Islam, Superintendent Brent Woodard announced Wednesday that he has ordered all school staff to stop giving assignments on the depiction of any religious leader. [Christian Today] Read more