It all started with a chain email.
"There are lessons indoctrinating children with Islam and verses of the Quran along with the United Nations Agenda," a woman named Ginger Russell wrote before quoting from a high-school level world history lesson she said promoted a "loving kinder Islam."
Russell sent the email in October 2012 to school board members and officials in Irving, Texas with the subject line "IRVING ISD INDOCTRINATING ISLAM,” according to a Dallas Morning News report from that time. The newspaper reported that the email prompted the district to launch an investigation into whether the curriculum it used was too pro-Islam.
Just under three years later, a 14-year-old Muslim student at Irving's MacArthur High School was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to class that police thought looked like a "movie bomb."
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