Town in NJ’s Morris County mandates Islamic instruction for seventh-graders

Parents throughout the U.S. have been objecting to a school program called “Access Islam.” The federally-funded program is directed at grade-school children is also featured on various websites. States such as Maryland and Massachusetts are now joined by New Jersey, where Morris County’s Chatham Township has jumped into the legal fray.

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a non-profit, public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced that it is representing two Chatham Township (Morris County), New Jersey mothers who are being lambasted by members of their own community.

“Their crime: appearing on Fox TV’s Tucker Carlson Show to voice concerns about Islamic indoctrination of Chatham Middle School seventh graders,” according to a TMLC press statement.

While seventh graders in this public school are taught: “May God help us all find the true faith, Islam,” they are prevented from even mentioning the name Jesus Christ even during the Christmas season.

It appears progressives have a difficult time understanding the First Amendment.

Richard Thompson, Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented: “The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented to [when they appeared on Fox News Channel’s] Tucker Carlson show. After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination. Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it. Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried.”

Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer, with sons in different classes in the seventh grade, detailed their concerns in person to the Chatham Board of Education at their public meeting. Superintendent Michael LaSusa indicated that any change to the curriculum was unlikely, and the next day also refused their request to meet privately with him to discuss their concerns.

According to their attorney Richard Thompson, Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer were subjected to personal attacks throughout their campaign to stop Islamic indoctrination at the Chatham Middle School. They were defamed as “bigots” and “Islamophobes”, “hateful”, “ignorant”, “xenophobes”, “intolerant”, “racist”, “closed minded”, “sad and ignorant” in social media, and the list goes on. The attacks significantly intensified after their appearance on the Tucker Carlson Show.

Commenting on the community’s reaction, Nancy Gayer stated: “It’s just not fair that within this unit of study the Chatham school district taught one religion to the exclusion of all others, and for the community to be so unkind and unwelcoming towards us, just for having raised legitimate questions as concerned parents.”

Libby Hilsenrath added, “One of my fundamental obligations as a parent is to guide the religious and secular education of my children. That’s why I will continue the fight against the Islamic indoctrination now taking place at Chatham, regardless of the personal attacks.”

Nancy Gayer contrasted the World Cultures and Geography lessons on Islam to her son’s previous experience in fourth grade when he was precluded from including a short quote from the Bible, “he who lends to the poor, lends to the Lord.” (Prov 19:17)

The quote was a part of his video presentation related to gathering warm clothes for underprivileged children. Nancy said that her son’s teacher informed him that the brief Biblical quote “belongs in Sunday school, not in the classroom.” Obviously, based upon the World Cultures and Geography lessons being taught to children within the same school district, this abridgment of religious speech does not apply to Islam.

Below are the videos that are shown to school children throughout the United States:

NACOP Chiefs of Police - James Kouri

Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the families of those officers paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.

4 thoughts on “Town in NJ’s Morris County mandates Islamic instruction for seventh-graders

  • September 6, 2017 at 3:27 am

    All parents and all individuals should question teaching Islam within our schools, unless all divisions of Faiths are taught…..These school administrations are breaking the law. Technically, all parents should demand their arrest. I just do not understand why they are not being arrested. Unless an amendment is added to our constitution that all DIVISIONS OF FAITH BE TAUGHT WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS, THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE BREAKING THE LAW. JUST AS THOSE STATES WHO ARE PROTECTING ILLEGALS ARE BREAKING THE LAW. Why are our government official ignoring this fact?

    God Bless our America.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. “

  • September 6, 2017 at 4:51 am

    This is the same thing that has been going on in Europe for decades because of the Muslims that were allowed in the country years ago to work that have completely taken over all of the countries except a few in Eastern Europe that refuses to allow them to settle in their respective countries. That was the smartest thing they could have done to protect their people. Europe is basically gone, the governments totally ignore what is going on because they know they have been the cause of the Muslims being allowed to stay in the countries, so now there are to many of them to fight. The US will eventually fall to the Imams preaching unless this is stopped along with all refugees from any Middle Eastern country stopped from being allowed to enter the US. Pres Trump was right when he tried to stop the refugees from being allowed in the US. It might be smarter for these parents to look into putting their kids in a private school that does not try to indoctrinate the students to believe in this dangerous nonsense.
    This is how the Muslim Brotherhood intends to take over the US unless this is stopped now. This is what happened to Europe the same thing is going on in Canada, the Canadians are raising hell over what is being done to their country. There are already laws being passed in Canada that no one is allowed to say anything against the Muslims. Please go to to really get a good look as to what the US will look if the invasion is not stopped, read their past articles its a eye opener.
    Right now there are hundreds of Mosque’s all over the US where the preachers or Imam’s give their sermon in Arabic not English so a outsider will not be able to understand what is being said. The Muslims brag about taking over the US claiming the US will eventually belong to them.

  • September 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Call your US Representative and DEMAND they defund Access Islam. This program receives major funding from the US government (YOUR tax dollars). The plan is to put this program in every school. This program does not teach the truth about Islam and must be ended.

  • September 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    The Top 4 Reasons September 11th is Significant to Islam…

    6897 is the Number of US casualties since 9/11/01 and the War on Terrorism…

    We at Salt of the Earth USA continue the Purpose and Mission to engrave the names of Our Fallen Heroes who have been killed in the War On Terrorism, click on

    E.F. (Gene) Sweeney
    USAF Vietnam Veteran
    Salt of the Earth USA
    Cum Deo ad Finem


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *