Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-12-Fiction!
Muslim Prayer Room at High School in Hillard, Ohio-Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:
This is a forwarded email containing articles that warn that President Obama has announced in a press conference the introduction of a nationwide Muslim outreach program for school children.
 

The Truth:  
We have not found any evidence of  such a press conference taking place on the White House website.  All of the President's official statements are transcribed and recorded in the Briefing Room section of the White House Internet site. 

In the summer of 2014, a new version of this hoax went viral on the Web alleging that a high school in Hillard, Ohio has opened a special room on campus for Muslim prayer. A spokesperson for the school district told us that this was completely inaccurate.

The source for this whopper comes from an opinion posted on the blog of Pat Dollard, which quotes a statement allegedly made by President Obama, "We have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the September 11th attacks."    The President never made this comment and the U.S. has not killed millions of Muslims since the War on Terror began.  This is a line that has been used a number of times by the political satire site The National Report and we believe a joke story about the President declaring November as a month set aside to appreciate Muslims may be the source for Dollard's opinion.

We contacted Pat Dollard and requested a source for this story and are awaiting a response.

Posted 12/11/13 Updated 09/11/14

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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Obama Administration Announces Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-12

Washington, DC — At a press conference today, President Obama announced plans for the first ever federally funded Muslim outreach program. The program will be available nationwide for all elementary school students grade K-12 beginning February 1st, 2014. The program is designed to educate children about the fundamentals of the Muslim religion and Islamic belief.

President Obama spoke with reporters to explain why it is so important that these outreach programs exist. “The Muslim community deserves our full understanding and respect,” Obama said. “We have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the September 11th attacks. These folks are not all bad. In fact, most of them are hardworking citizens just like you and me. I encourage every student in America to participate in your school’s Muslim outreach program. Learn about the Muslim community, the beauty of the Sunnah and the magic of the Qur’an.”

35-year-old Paul Horner, a teacher at Starks Elementary School in Louisiana, told MSNBC he is excited about the new program. “I think anything a child can learn is good. 

Source: http://patdollard.com/2013/12/obama-administration-announces-nationwide-muslim-outreach-program-for-children-grades-k-12/




Other Version:
This is no surprise to me. If Christians, Jews, or any other group is denied, they won't be beheading these school leaders but the Muslim terrorists will.

Did you know that Hilliard, Ohio has a special room for Muslims to pray in the High School?
YES, call the school if you aren't believing.
Sorry NO CHRISTIAN, Jewish or any other religion available.
This was checked out on Politi facts and confirmed.


I can't begin to tell you how livid I am over this. Our children are not allowed to recite the Lord's Prayer, not allowed to bring a Bible to school, not allowed to wear a Christian themed T-Shirt, not allowed to have Bible study classes at school, not allowed to display a picture of Jesus, and now this Piece of Crap President is going to use federal tax dollars to promote Islam to our children.

Enough is ENOUGH ! Where are all these "Christian-hating, separation of church and state" atheists?
Why aren't they lining up the to sue the federal government over the use of federal tax dollars to promote a religion in our public schools?
I would be willing to bet that nobody will hear a peep out of the "Freedom From Religion" organization.

Obama Administration Announces Nationwide Muslim Outreach Program For Children Grades K-12
American children gathered around a Muslim learning about the Qur’an... for school credit.Washington, DC — At a press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama announced plans for the first ever federally funded Muslim outreach program

The program will be available nationwide for all elementary school students grade K-12 beginning February 1st, 2014The program is designed to educate children about the fundamentals of the Muslim religion and Islamic belief. President Obama spoke with reporters to explain why it is so important that these outreach programs exist. “The Muslim community deserves our full understanding and respect,” Obama said. “We have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the September 11th attacks.

These folks are not all bad. In fact, most of them are hardworking citizens just like you and me. I encourage every student in Americato participate in your school’s Muslim outreach program. Learn about the Muslim community, the beauty of the Sunnah and the magic of the Qur’an.

35-year-old Paul Horner, a teacher at Starks Elementary School in Louisiana , told MSNBC he is excited about the new programs. “I think anything a child can learn is good. We need more learning in this country. And, these classes are not mandatory but children can use them as extra credit towards other classes.

For example, if Becky has a D+ in math she can simply take a three week after school class on the Qur’an and now Sally has an A in Math. How great is that?”

The Muslim youth outreach program is designed to help young people from different cultures work together to break down ethnic barriers. Their goal is to help promote a greater respect for other cultures, understanding while at the same time learning about all that culture has to offer.

Khaled Matei, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood‘s Freedom and Justice Party, told CNN he is pleased with Obama and his actions. “I spoke with President Obama by telephone yesterday and personally thanked him for what he is doing for the Muslim community,” Matei said. “This is definitely a step in the right direction I explained to him. Praise Allah.” If any parents of students would like to volunteer to teach the Muslim religion you can call the United States Muslim Outreach hotline at (785) XXX-XXXX.

Do we do this for other cultures and religions? NO
Do we federally fund religion for other religions? NO
PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE . . . .. . I JUST DID !