October 27, 2014 9:57 am -

Anthony Giannino was furious that his son was learning about the Muslim faith in history class, and pulled his son out.


According to reports, Anthony Giannino was the first to become aware of the fact that his son was learning about Islam in school, and out of anger, he pulled his son out of the classroom. The thing he took issue with the most was that in the textbook that the class was using, the Muslim Call to Prayer was printed, stating, “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.”

“We don’t believe in Allah. I don’t believe in my son learning about this here,” said Giannino. “If my son was from another country and came here, he would have been catered to. But where he’s not being catered to, they give him an F.”

Giannino made it clear that one of his biggest issues was that the line in the prayer was printed.

“No religion should be taught at school. In their paper it says Allah is their only God. That’s insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only,” Giannino said. “They should also say to you, ‘in history, your son is going to learn about Islam,’ send out a letter.”

The superintendent of Revere Public Schools has since sent a letter to parents explaining that the only reason they’re teaching about religions is because it’s part of the history curriculum.

“I want to be very clear that no religion is taught with the purpose of converting students to that religion,” part of the letter reads.[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

34 responses to Massachusetts Dad Outraged That Son’s School Explains Islam

  1. mea_mark October 27th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Ignorance is bliss.

    • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      To a right winger, ignorance is strength–it’s the only way they can get elected.

  2. R.J. Carter October 27th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    So this was a chapter on comparative religions, right? With the Torah and the Bible taught alongside, for context?

    • Jimmy Cahill October 27th, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Possibly, but not necessarily. I went to high school a town over from his kid. In our 9th grade World History class we learned about all major religions according to their order of appearance. We never got the compare/contrast until 10th-11th grade, but we did learn evenly about each religion. It wasn’t until later classes that we examined them more deeply and went into their historic roles and how they affect today’s society.

    • tracey marie October 27th, 2014 at 11:48 am

      yes, the world history in a specific time and place will place and discuss the importance of religion relevent to the study time/place.

  3. jasperjava October 27th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    The idiot doesn’t even know anything about his own religion. He’s the one who should be in school.

  4. Jimmy Cahill October 27th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I’m from East Boston, right next to Revere where he lives, and while I don’t know him personally I know many people who do. From what they say he’s a great guy, doesn’t seem ignorant at all. Unfortunately, things like religion, where strongly held beliefs are involved, can make the classiest, most articulate person turn into a bumbling imbecile. He probably got all up in arms before he even had all the facts. Just sad.

  5. Robert Merrill Taylor October 27th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    “That’s insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only.” definitely not Christian.

    Read more:

  6. tracey marie October 27th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    This man is against knowledge and instead embraces ignorance and fear. What is wrong with learning about history and reading the actual words of a prayer? Since he is a phony christian he refuses to even want a basic knowledge for his child or himself of what he fears and hates

  7. Dwendt44 October 27th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    The nitwits that want and demand that our public schools teach THEIR religion are suddenly against teaching ‘comparative’ religions which is the one subject that is perfectly legal to have in school.
    They don’t want their little empty headed youths learning that most religions are mere copies from other older religions.

    • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      True that. Christianity is really just a bunch of religious foo-foo from older religions.

  8. Michael David Barber Moghul October 27th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Guess this religitard wants to keep his children ignorant of the world in general making for a wonderful IDIOCRACY that the #GOP uses as a hammer to keep the working people dumb as hell.

  9. Wayout October 27th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The first sentence says it all about this propaganda piece. Oh that Muhammad, just a poor gentle soul who never wanted to change the world. Okay then, why did he preach Jihad which consists of the killing and/or subjugation of infidels and the forceful takeover of foreign lands to install his new religion?

    • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Our own country’s history resembles your take on Islam. Instead of Muhammad, we’ve got Rafael Cruz and Pat Roberston and Bill O’Reilly and a whole other slew of christians who want to make this into a christian theocracy. Onward christian soldiers….

    • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      One might ask the same about the authors of the Bible.

      Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)

      If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

      Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)

      One might also ask why did the conservative Republicans always support that most radical and virulent version of Islam over secular governments??

      • Wayout October 27th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

        But the authors of the Bible (Old Testament) have been superseded by the testimony of Jesus Christ, the man who told us to love our enemies, not kill them – quite unlike the originator of the so-called “religion of peace”.

        • OldLefty October 28th, 2014 at 7:02 am

          So, no ten commandments?

          Christians like the Reconstructionists and Dominionist believe in the Old Testament.

          Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for “rebellious children.”

          In “God’s Law,” Fuqua’s 2012 book, the candidate wrote that while parents love their children, a process could be set up to allow for the institution of the death penalty for “rebellious children,”
          RJ Rushdooney (called the patron saint of home schooling) supported stoning for adultery and homosexuality.

          Then there is Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With A Mission and Seven Mountains (That group sponsors Perry’s prayer days) ; His son David Cunningham led a YWAM sub-unit (The Film Institute) for a rightist “revolution” in Hollywood, and was the director of ABC’s propaganda film “Path to 9/11.” that got MSM play.

          This goes back to the C Street Family, (remember that?)
          The original founder Frank Buchman described his agenda in an interview with a New York newspaper, the World Telegram, published on Aug. 26, 1936 under the headline, “Hitler Or Any Fascist Leader Controlled By God Could Cure All Ills Of World, Buchman Believes”:

          “I thank Heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism,”.

          David Coe , (remember him?) ;

          “King David, he argues, is a good guy that “liked to do really, really bad things. Here’s this guy who slept with another man’s wife-Bathsheba, right?-and then basically murders her husband. And this guy is one of our heroes”. Coe Junior explains God forgives him because he was “chosen” for a divine purpose and all wrongdoing was excused in light of the greater good.

His dad, Douglas Coe, has met with several presidents, (including HW Bush and Jimmy Carter).

          He said in 1989; ”I’ve seen pictures of the young men in the Red Guard. They would bring in this young man’s mother. He would take an ax and cut her head off. They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of their father, mother, brother, sister and
          their own life. That was a covenant, a pledge. That’s what Jesus said.”

          The only two things that separate us from them is;

          – Our separation of Church and state.

          – We supported and nurtured the violent and radical Islam that you bemoan now, as a hedge against the USSR

          Read Saadat Hasan Manto’s “Letters to Uncle Sam” from the 1950’s where he is sarcastically warning us, and asking, “why not just arm the mullahs directly, “If this gang of mullahs is armed in the American style, the Soviet Union that hawks communism and socialism in our country will have to shut shop….”

          Remember Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto, telling President George H. W. Bush, “You are creating a jihadi Frankenstein.”?

          There is not a Muslim, Christian or Hindu Indian today who does not blame the rot in Pakistan on the US arming the religious zealots against India because they were friendly to US business as opposed to the Indian’s relationship with the USSR while carrying out Ghandi’s decree, “homespun cloth, only.”

          All we have done over the past 70 years is slow down their road to the same reformation that Christianity went through, when THEY were perpetrating the violence.

  10. M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I went to high school in the 60s. We had a course on comparative religions in either English or Social Studies. It was not a big deal. We learned about the various religions and creation myths of cultures all around the world. Frankly, I think they should start teaching it in grade school. Kids should not be allowed to grow up believing that everyone they meet believes just as they do. Why not enjoy the differences?

    • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      That’s when people believed that knowledge was the coin of the realm.

      That was also when we were prosperous.

      • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        Yup–all that socialist GI bill money that let the returning vets buy homes, go to college, start a business–all that money we poured into building an efficient interstate highway system, schools, and so on. The highest tax brackets were about triple then because it was actually considered patriotic that those who benefited the most, should pay the most. I had a lot of hope when I was a teenager. Now it’s mostly dismay.

        • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

          It is amazing how the prosperity of those days is directly proportional to the policies that are called “Marxist” now.

          Oh well, the modern GOP is more like the fringey Birchers of yesteryear, and THEY called Eisenhower a commie.

          Now they have taken over one of our two major political parties.

          • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

            I’m cautiously optimistic abut this election.

          • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

            I hope you are right.

            It seems we always move two steps forward, and then so many sit out mid terms so we move backwards again.

          • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

            That’s how the TP conquered the system. I vote early now–it’s available 2 weeks before election day and it’s quick and painless. One reason I’m optimistic is that the clerk told me that they are getting a LOT more early voters than usual.

          • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

            I’m from PA.
            We have voting only on Nov 4th.

            A lot of younger people who vote every 4 years just don’t vote in midterms.

          • M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

            They need to get over that.

          • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

            And then bitch when the gopee has all the marbles

          • OldLefty October 27th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

            Allow me to post a comment from a unknown poster (I don’t even remember the web site), about the whiney liberals; (Although I know a lot of young people who don’t vote in mid terms because, “I just did that a year and a half ago”… and the issues aren’t out there like they are in presidential elections.

            “There are, I am convinced, people within just about any movement who cherish defeat.
            Defeat allows them to nurse a grudge, allows them to burnish their vanity and pride at their own pristine
            moral righteousness, without any of the messy compromise and painful slogging through the trenches that actual victory brings.

            We see this all the time when at activist meetings, where there is always some guy who wails loudly about the wicked immorality of the world, about the corruption of the movement all the while implying that they alone are the valiant pure soul who stand uncorrupted.

            Of course, these same people can be counted on to
            never man a phone bank, never walk a precinct, never send a donation.

            They are the political equivalent of the 101st Chairborne, the chickenhawks who lustily declare war from their moms basement.

            F*ck, I am as pissed at Obama for half a dozen things as well; but when I look at the political landscape he is head and shoulders above anyone else, and I am working my ass off doing everything in my power to get him re-elected.

            If someone wants to stand tall and preen about their political purity go ahead- but just please get the f*ck out of the way of those who want to get sh*t done.”

          • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

            The birchers are descended into the baggers of today and supported by the same family

  11. williamedward October 27th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.” Translation: There is no God, but God. Says that in the Bible I believe as well. FYI.

  12. eyelashviper October 27th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Nothing like forcing ignorance on a child, treating knowledge like it is toxic…
    Giving children a sense of history, a framework to help them understand the world, is essential to making good citizens who can make good decisions…
    Alas, in Teaperville, putting one’s head in the sand (or elsewhere) is their key to “success”.

    • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      The kid will figure out quickly that dad is an Ahole

  13. veggiedude October 27th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Allah is the god of Abraham, worshiped by the Jews then Christians and then the Muslims. I’m athiest and even I know this.

  14. rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Don’t worry Tony she has a real good sense of humor…considering that your religion is a step away from idolatry with the focus on prayers to the Saints… instead of god