A stepfather in England protested when he saw that one of the stepdaughter’s homework was about writing a letter about a somewhat unusual topic: conversion to Islam.
Mark McLachlan, a stepfather of a 12-year-old girl, found that a lesson given to his stepdaughter was about writing a letter “to her family about her conversion to Islam”. He has since made his complaint to the school daughter Kepier School in Houghton-le-Spring, located in northeastern England. He has also written about the event on social media.
Since then, McLachlan has received threats and violations, been called “racist and narrow-minded”, but according to himself, he is only concerned about his children and the country’s development.
He also says his stepdaughter was invited to Google “Why I should convert to Islam” and believes that if she was asked to also Google “Why I should not convert to Islam”, then she would have received a more nuanced and critical picture.
“My stepdaughter comes home and talks about the Prophet Muhammad and Halal meat and says that Islam is the religion of peace,” McLachlan says.
The school’s principal, Nicola Cooper, however, believes that the school teaches about all religions for the students and that they also celebrate all religions during the so-called National Inter Faith Week .