A concerned dad in Georgia was alarmed to discover that one of his seventh-grade daughter’s recent homework assignments featured a letter, written from the perspective of a fictitious Saudi woman named Ahlima, that praised Sharia law and the comfort of black robes. The homework promoted Islam, the dad concluded.
An excerpt from the fake Saudi lady’s letter isreprinted over at the Marietta Daily-Journalwith permission from InspirEd Educators Inc., the assignment’s creators. A representative from the school asserts that the homework was intended to address school dress policies, but InspirEd founder Sharon Coletti told the Daily Journal that the letter is a teaching tool on stereotyping. “The next lesson is a compare and contrast on the role of women in the Middle East. Yes, the Muslim girl stereotypes Western women, but are there ways we stereotype Muslims? I have no idea what the objection is,” she said.