Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit After Parents are Banned From School After Objecting to Child’s Islamic Indoctrination

Is there an indoctrination in the house? The answer is yes. Schools are increasingly forcing students to recite the Shahadain worksheets and on quizzes. Former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination at her school. The school, Charles County Public Schools, has now banned both parents from entering the school even for shows and awards ceremonies. They have now sued Charles County Public Schools, the Board of Education, and the Principal and Vice-Principal of La Plata High School located in La Plata, Maryland. The suit is being handled by the  Thomas More Law Center (TMLC).


The Woods’ daughter was forced to profess and to write out the Shahada in worksheets and quizzes.  TheShahada is the Islamic Creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”  For non-Muslims, reciting the statement is sufficient to convert one to Islam.  Moreover, the second part of the statement, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” signifies the person has accepted Muhammad as their spiritual leader.  The teenager was also required to memorize and recite the Five Pillars of Islam. 

Charles County Public Schools disparaged Christianity by teaching its 11th-grade students, including the Woods’ daughter, that: “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”

The Charles County Public Schools also taught the following:

    • “Islam, at heart, is a peaceful.
    • “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism.”
    • The Koran states, “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.”

Read the two exhibits containing Student worksheets here.

The sugarcoated version of Islam taught at La Plata High School did not mention that the Koran explicitly instructs Muslims “to kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”  (Sura 9-5)

When John Kevin Wood discovered the Islamic propaganda and indoctrination of his daughter, he was rightfully outraged.  He immediately contacted the school to voice his objections and to obtain an alternative assignment for his daughter.


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