Islam bulletin board removed from Wichita school

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita elementary school has removed a bulletin board explaining the Five Pillars of Islam after concerns arose when a picture of the display was posted on Facebook.

The Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary school removed the bulletin board Monday. The school says the bulletin board was part of its students' study of major religions of the world. It says students study the historical context of religions.

The Wichita Eagle reports a photograph of the bulletin board was posted over the weekend on a Facebook page titled "Prepare to Take America Back." The post claimed the school had banned all forms of Christian prayer, which the school says is not true.

The school said the bulletin board was taken down until the unit is taught later this fall.

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