CAIR-Chicago Resolves Misunderstanding about Teaching Islam in Public School

After a Muslim parent had reported to CAIR-Chicago that her daughter’s World Religions course covered all major religions except for Islam, CAIR-Chicago made contact with the school to rectify the situation. The parent had been told by her daughter’s teacher that the school does not teach Islam, and that if students wanted to learn about “that religion,” they should do so in college. After making contact with the school, the teacher was corrected, and the school clarified that the religions were being taught as a part of ancient civilizations in a World History course. The school also confirmed that Islam is taught in a later grade level, alongside Christianity, when the history course covered more recent empires and civilizations.

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