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April 7, 2009

Islam touted and promoted in American textbooks

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
rns_school_01.jpgJust as important as knowing where your children are at this moment is knowing what they are being taught in public schools. Parents need to know that some American textbooks present a biased view of Islam and offer a sugarcoated picture of Islamic extremism while downplaying the historic roles of Christianity and Judism. In some books, violent aspects of Islamic jihad are glossed over and presented as an internal struggle or a fight for protection while completely ignoring the fact that the terrorists that attacked the World Trade Center on 9/11 were Islamic extremists - calling them simply "teams of terrorists."

In her piece today titled "Islam in America, Part Five: Education," Kathy Shaidle addresses this touting of what she refers to as a blatant agenda of Islamic superiority that effectw millions of American public school students in all 50 states. It is an excellent summary of the spread of radical Muslim propaganda in American textbooks, under the guise of "education"

Here's a few excerpts:
Did you know that Muslims discovered America? Or that "ancient Jewish civilization contributed very little to the arts and sciences"?

According to a recent study by Institute for Jewish and Community Research, millions of American public school students in all 50 states use textbooks that contain such erroneous "facts." Of the 500 historical errors uncovered by the study

, hundreds of them tout a blatant agenda of Islamic superiority.

Even more shockingly, U.S. taxpayers are the ones footing the bill. It's all part of a worrisome trend within the American educational

system: the apparent spread of radical Muslim propaganda under the guise of "education."

Pamela Geller has reported on the story for years. She says that the influence of radical Islam spreads beyond K-12 into colleges and universities

.

"No one knows how extensive Saudi funding of U.S. schools is," Geller told RightSideNews, "but since Saudis control 80% of US mosques financially, it's very likely that they control the same percentage of schools."

She cites "$20 million dollar gifts from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, to top U.S. universities like Harvard and Georgetown," adding that the impact of such gifts flows all the way "down to the kindergarten level."

Under Title VI of the 1965 Higher Education

Act, Harvard and seventeen other universities only qualify for special funding provided they conduct "outreach" to K-12 teachers, helping them shape lesson plans. And naturally, those lesson plans include laudatory information about Islam and the Middle East...

In one notorious instance, outraged parents protested in 2002 when they discovered that their children were learning about Islam in a California public school

by praying "in the name of Allah."

As one parent, who also happened to be a teacher in the same Byron Union District, was quoted as saying, "Can you imagine the barrage of lawsuits and problems we would have from the ACLU if Christianity were taught in the public schools? But when it comes to furthering the Islamic religion in the public schools, there is not one word from the ACLU, People for the American Way or anybody else. This is hypocrisy."

Similar "acting Muslim" projects and programs have been reported in public schools in Texas, Florida and New Hampshire.

Read Kathy's entire piece here and learn more about what your children are being taught and the Islamic propaganda that your tax dollars are paying for.

Related: American Textbook Council: Islam being whitewashed in American school books

Posted by Hyscience at April 7, 2009 6:35 AM



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