The more I read about the weird stuff comeing from our West coast state...the more I wounder if we can sell it back to Mexico... This torqs me off...IF my kids were told to act "Mulsem" for 5 min Id be down at the school....and not useing nice words. Christian Parents Sue After Students 'Become Muslims' By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Morning Editor June 27, 2002 (CNSNews.com) - A public school in Byron, Calif. is being sued after forcing Christian students to pretend they were Muslims for three weeks. As part of an Islam simulation" project, students prayed in the name of Allah, chose a Muslim name, and played a "jihad" dice game, according to the group that filed the lawsuit. The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center is representing parents and children in the lawsuit against the Byron Unified School District. "What's at issue is the true meaning of the Establishment Clause," said Richard Thompson, the law center's chief counsel. While it's perfectly legal for schools to teach courses in comparative religion, in this case, Thompson said the school district "crossed the line...by using taxpayer dollars to teach students how to worship as a Muslim." The 7th grade students "became Muslims" as part of their world history class, much to the surprise of parents, who said they were caught off guard. According to the lawsuit, students were encouraged to dress as Muslims and to use such phrases in their speech as 'Allah Akbar,' which is Arabic for 'God is great.' Students were required to memorize Muslim prayers, fulfill the Five Pillars of Faith and fast during lunch period to simulate fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "Public schools would never tolerate teaching Christianity in this way," said Thompson. "Just imagine the ACLU's outcry if students were told that they had to pray the Lords Prayer, memorize the Ten Commandments, use such phrases as 'Jesus is the Messiah,' and fast during Lent."