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Homeschooling mom freaks out when Tennessee public school includes Islam in social studies lesson

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The fact that a Tennessee mom pulled her son out of a local elementary school last year is not deterring her from leading a silent protest at middle school this year after learning that seventh-graders would be taught about Islam in a social studies class, the Bristol Herald-Courier is reporting.

Organizer Patty Kinkead, who is homeschooling her 5th grade son after yanking him from his elementary school last year over concerns about Common Core, says teaching about Islam is one more reason why she hates the curriculum.

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“I’m involved with Tennessee Against Common Core. I want to actively educate people about what Common Core is and some of the parts of Common Core that are most offensive. One of the most offensive parts is the Islam content that is with Common Core,” she explained.

Kinkead — the author of children’s book called “What’s Right” featuring a patriotic beaver named Stumpy that she promotes at Tea Party events– admits that she has not seen the course material on the world’s second largest religion, but grew concerned when she heard apocryphal stories from other parents in the state.

“About two weeks ago, I was contacted by some parents in Kingsport who were distraught because their children were asked to bring towels to school so the kids could do some prayers from the Islamic unit they were on,” she said. “The parents asked me if there was any way we could raise awareness, that’s why I’m doing this. I feel like there should be a voice for the children that don’t have a voice.”

According to another organizer, Emily Kausch, over 100 participants were expected for the “silent Christian protest with signs and a banner” at Vance Middle School on Friday morning.

The protest over teaching about Islam was scheduled before 7 a.m. because parents needed to get to work and, “We don’t want to interrupt the children’s school day. Our aim is to educate parents, not to keep the children from learning,” explained Kinkead.

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‘I am George Floyd’: Air Force Chief Master Sergeant backs protests as Trump threatens military force

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Kaleth O. Wright, the Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, expressed his support for anti-police brutality protests across the country just as President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to put down violence.

"I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force," Wright wrote on Twitter Monday night. "I am George Floyd... I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice. Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks... I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes."

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Trump wanted to sent brutal message by gassing protesters on way to church: White House reporter

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Although at least one senior official was sickened by President Donald Trump's walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church, a White House reporter said most officials were pleased that it set a brutal example.

NBC News correspondent Shannon Pettypiece told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that White House officials liked the chaos and brutality displayed by U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops firing tear gas at peaceful protests to clear the area for Trump's walk to church.

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African Americans and Hispanics have been looted of trillions — and it needs to stop

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Looting is the word of the day, on the lips of every newscaster, the president, and elected officials across the country. And, indeed, looting is a major problem in America.

In 1981, when Ronald Reagan ended the New Deal era, crushed labor unions, and massively cut the top personal and corporate tax rates, he kicked off the most massive and widespread looting of America since the 1920s.

Working people all across the nation have seen over $7 trillion of their wealth looted by the top 1 percent just in the past two decades, reducing them from the middle class to the working poor.

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