US students sent home over 'Islam is of the Devil' shirts

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August 26, 2009 17:01

 
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A handful of students were sent home from Alachua County schools this week for wearing shirts that read "Islam is of the Devil," a lawyer for a north Florida school district said Wednesday. School district staff attorney Tom Wittmer said the shirts might have offended or distracted others and violated the district's dress code. The shirts are connected to a local church called the Dove World Outreach Center. Church Senior Pastor Terry Jones told The Gainesville Sun newspaper that spreading the church's message is more important than education. The congregation said a 10-year-old elementary school student was sent home Monday because of the shirt. Three high school students were sent home Tuesday and a middle school student also had to change clothes.

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