CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – A world religions class is taking a field trip to a Denver mosque and the school is requiring girls to dress in what is described as a Sharia-complaint manner.
The world religions field trip is next Tuesday, January 13. We will be visiting the Denver Mosque, the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and the Rodef-Shalom Synagogue. We will then eat lunch at Park Meadows Food Court. Students must either bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch at the food court.
THERE IS A DRESS CODE FOR THIS TRIP: All students must wear appropriate long pants. Ankles must be covered. Girls must bring wide scarves or hooded sweatshirts for the mosque.
“Public schools are forbidden from holding girls to different standards than boys,” Boyles notes. “They’re holding these girls to a different standard – it’s a religious reason.
“Islam dictates many, I believe – personal belief – repressive practices against women and Islamophobia will trump womens’ rights. Animal rights every time, and the environment.”
Boyles says, “That’s their belief – that’s wonderful. But don’t apply it to public school kids.”
He notes there is a difference between an individual visiting a house of worship voluntarily and complying with its rules, versus a school requiring students to comply with them.
According to Boyles, the mosque is the only place students will be visiting that has a strict dress code.
He urged his listeners to call the school system to get answers.
“Sharia in the classroom,” Pamela Geller says succinctly on her website.
“Here again we see anywhere American law and Islamic law conflict, it is American law that has to give way.”
Geller adds, “The subjugation and oppression of women are enshrined under the sharia. Young school girls should not be forced to “respect” a dress code that represents honor violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, child marriage et al.”
So far, the school district has not responded to Boyles’ report.
Listen to Boyles report here:
And his interview with Geller is here: