Virginia Schools Close Over Islam Homework Assignment
Schools in Augusta County, Virginia, were closed Friday after outrage over a homework assignment on Islam prompted officials to take action.By Melissa Prax | December 18, 2015
Outrage over a Virginia teacher's geography assignment has prompted officials to close every school in one of the state's counties on Friday.
The assignment was to copy the shahada, or the main Islamic creed, in Arabic calligraphy. (Video via WHSV)
Arabic calligraphy is a historical expression of art and oftentimes uses text from the Quran.