Williamson County parents and The Jewish Federation of Nashville recently discovered one of their school’s advanced placement texts, “The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography,” is anti-semitic.
Unfortunately it has gone unnoticed for years and will continue into next year, but a group of irate Christian parents and The Jewish Federation of Nashville are trying to get the text thrown out but they are meeting resistance from the Superintendent, Dr. Looney.
The text is used in a Human Geography course.
Ironically, the author, Professor James Rubenstein, is Jewish. Perhaps an aide or intern came up with the offending sections and not him. In any case, his book also pushes globalization, a liberal ideology. There seems to be some brainwashing going on.
This is one of the questions the text asks:
“If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?”
The book states that Hamas, Hezbollah, and the PLO are political parties when the US State Department classifies them as terrorist organizations. Hamas is blacklisted by the US as an Islamic sponsor of terror. Hezbollah is a Shi’a Islamic militant group that receives its funding from Iran and Syria. The PLO is a terrorist organization.
Take a look at this paragraph from the text:
“Distinguishing terrorism from other acts of political violence can be difficult. For example, if a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israel government policies and army actions? Competing arguments are made: Israel’s sympathizers denounce the act as a terrorist threat to the country’s existence, whereas advocates of the Palestinian cause argue that long-standing injustices and Israeli army attacks on ordinary Palestinian civilians provoked the act.”
The text draws moral equivalence between territorial disputes and the promotion of suicide bombers.