The Volusia County Republican Party says that the federal government is promoting Islam to public school children.
“The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called ‘Access Islam,’” states the mass email sent by the party April 2.
The email said that classroom instructions have students learning “the core duties of Muslims” and “what it means to proclaim faith or belief as a Muslim.”
“The Education Department offers no similar learning material for Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or any other major world religion. Just Islam,” the email said.
This claim earns a failing grade, though.
Access Islam is a real program for school teachers looking to offer lesson plans on the religion of Islam. But to say it’s part of an “indoctrination program” delivered from the federal government isn’t accurate.