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Protesters: Volusia history text 'indoctrinates' students in Islam
Protesters who believe Volusia high schools are using a world history textbook to "indoctrinate" students into the Islamic religion will rally this afternoon at the School Board's headquarters in DeLand, hoping to see a chapter about Muslim civilizations torn from the book.
"It's not an anti-Muslim issue; it's an anti-indoctrination of our youth regarding a religion that calls for the demise and destruction of America," said Rick Sarmiento, a self-described patriot and political activist from Lake County. He's organizing the rally through Facebook with help from Volusia County Republican Party Chairman Tony Ledbetter, who predicted at least a hundred protesters would be on hand.
School Superintendent Margaret Smith denies Sarmiento's charges, saying: "We do not teach religions; we teach about religions."
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